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Is this normal???

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 18:32

Sounds as though you've over trained. It's very very easy to get over excited about a new training regime, but sadly our bodies need more time to adapt to this change than our minds do.

cut back.

i agree - only run 3 times a week at the mo. You've only been doing it for 3 weeks so far.

have a few rest days.

if that makes you feel as if the momentum is going to fall, do some core exercises, stretches etc.

but yay and hello to a new runner! 

Making the change from road running to trail running

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 18:28

Sounds gorgeous.

save for the killer buzzards.

Making the change from road running to trail running

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 07:48

That's lovely David J27. Your happiness is infectious! 

Making the change from road running to trail running

Posted: 26/05/2016 at 19:57

awwwww, you lot are great.  Thank you!

all these tips are makimg me nervous. I am a Clamaity Jane. So, here's hoping I don't break my legs. The 'sliding running' may be more my thing!

Those videos!! Bloody hell. fell running is not for me. No no.


i am thinking of doing the maverick trail race in Gloucestershire though......

Making the change from road running to trail running

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 19:51

Thanks Literatin!  Thanks for the tip about the lambs....


strong ankles....will research how to get these!

Chest Infection

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 18:29

Don't run!!!

you could seriously harm yourself. I mean seriously.

it's much better being depressed because you miss the race, than being dead * because you tried to do it and your body couldn't cope. 

*may sound dramatic, but Google running with fever And something on the chest. The rule is: anything below the neck is a no no with running. 

pacing rut - 10k june with HM in sept, training advice needed

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 18:21

Take your long runs slowly...it sounds to me that you might be doing them too quick if you are going at the same pace as shorter runs.

have you looked at some training plans?

if you want to speed up your race pace (which will be faster than your long run pace), speed training is needed. I agree with the advice already given.


personally, if this is your first half marathon, I would concentrate on increasing the long runs rather than speed.

you've got plenty of time to train and it is completely manageable. 

I'd increas your long run (slowly remember!) by a mile one week, and week two, and then have the third week reduce your long run, and continue to build up like that.

once you know you can do the distance, I would work on speed. 


Good luck! 

VLM 2012 first timers???

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 18:12

Hello old friends!!,!

good to see you guys are still here and still running! 

Pip!  Hope your running is going well and sorry to hear you had injuries last year,

kiwi - well done in london!

big eater - that sucks with your injury. Hope you are recovering ok.

aber - hope your running is going ok!


i've done a couple of races this year Silverstone half in March and a 21.9 k race at the weekend in Austria when I visited my parents. That was a tough one - incredibly hilly and 26+ degrees in blasting sun with quite an elite group of runners. Didn't come last though! Whoop! Thinking of doing a 17k trail run in Gloucestershire in June....

Making the change from road running to trail running

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 18:04

it's taken me several years to realise that my love for the countryside and my love of running can be combined.

when I say several, I mean a few decades.

anyways.....I did an amazing race in Austria at the weekend (big me up. I didn't come last) which involved running through forests, fields, roads, mountains. And it got me thinking. Finally.


so: what tips do you have with trail running?


so far I have thought:

trail shoes (I'm a little clumsy, so am sure to likely need the extra grip)

don't run in a field with Bulls.


anything else?

Any runners with long term chronic illness? How do you do it?

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 16:56

Sorry tp hear that. You're not being self pitying at all: you're being really positive in a really hard time. And anyways: you're allowed to feel down, because it sucks.

 I hope that this flare up doesn't stay too long and you feel better again soon. 

Do you think aqua jogging would help? 


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