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Posted: 18/04/2016 at 15:05

I always concentrate on my breathing during a run as it helps me get into a rhythm and focused on being in the moment. If you are having problems then you might like try these tips.

Firstly, try out different combinations of breaths in and out. I find in for 2 and out for 2 works for me. You might try 3/3, 2/3, 3/2, 4/4 etc. Experimenting with different combinations to see which works best.

Secondly, being tense in the shoulders can prevent you from breathing in properly. Relaxing the shoulders by pushing them down (rather than being up around your ears) allows for taking a deeper breath.


Hope this helps.





Free Park Runs

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 16:59
Millsy wrote (see)
The more I read about this, I get the feeling that the council just don't want the parkrun in their park.

Totally agree with this point

Free Park Runs

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 16:58

I saw an interview with one of the councillors on the tv this morning. His argument that they charge £60 for football pitches so parkrun should pay something as well is nonesense. When I ran a football club we would expect nothing less than: well cared for grass; lines painted; goalposts; nets (without holes in them); changing rooms; toilets; showers (with hot water) and suitable parking.

What would the parkrun expect for a levy of £200 per week?


Free Park Runs

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 11:23

Sounds like discrimination against a specific set of park users.

Free Park Runs

Posted: 12/04/2016 at 16:13

Whatever the parish council decide to do its bad publicity for them. Although parkrun is free for runners many locations must do well out of parking charges. I reckon the council must make £60,000+ a year from parkrunners at my usual run. An additional levy would certainly stop me from going regularly. 

Sponsored Athlete?

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 18:17

A university friend of mine used run on the higland games circiut during the summer  as a professional runner, but that was in the eighties when there was a distinction and bitter enmity between proffesional and amatuer ranks. Professionals competed for prize money and amatuers didn't. Even though top amatuers earned more money through sponsorship, appearance money etc. It lead to some surreal discussions about certain top professionals being 'good enough to turn amatuer'. 

Are the likes of Mo Farah officially called 'professionals' these days or are they still 'paid amatuers'? Does the pro circuit still exist?

Auto lap or not

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 17:23

I have been doing races without a watch for a couple of years now. It focuses your mind to keep pushing the pace and subsequently all my pbs have happened this way.

If you have to use autolap I find that the best way is to have it set on time, rather than distance. Everytime it beeps you can then gauge where you are against the course markers and then adjust your pace accordingly. That way you avoid the cry of despair when the watch says you've reached the finish only to find that you are nowhere near.   

What's your worst gear?

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 16:30

Definitely has to be New Balance fresh foam shoes. They seemed like the right pair of shoes for me (they even come up as the recommended pair on the wiggle shoe finder), however they completely changed my gait. I am a heel striker and they quickly wore out at the toes. I struggled to run more than 6 miles at a time woithout my legs hurting and was constantly aching inbetween runs, which I had put down to lack of fitness. Finally decided to ditch them and get something new and miraculously breezed through 12 mile runs and all the aches in my legs disappeared. I was amazed at the difference the wrong shoes made. Currently enjoying my Mizuno waverunners.


I also bought a tomtom cardio 2 watch for my wife at christmas, because she wanted a sportswatch with a built in heartrate monitor. Compared to my Garmin the funtionality and software is third rate (calling it second rate seemed somewhat generous).

Moving the goal posts

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 15:38

Isn't it amazing that someone so poorly can take part in elite level sport.

Reckless pedestrians

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 16:58

Due to the nutter posting on this thread I was considering deleting it. Glad to see that it has improved.

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