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Sudden drop in fitness (breathlessness)

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 00:24
Fido2Dogs wrote (see)

You should deffo see your GP. After all you need lungs and heart to live, so this could be an early sign of something that is really important to have treated. As you know a few unlucky folk do get heart problems despite a healthy lifestyle, so a little bit of caution can really pay off. Good luck...



Paul J-R wrote (see)
. Does anyone have any ideas or has anyone experienced this? I'm wondering if I should see my Doc, however I'd feel pretty stupid asking about a fitness issue when I otherwise feel fine.

I did a perfectly good marathon in Rotterdam, the week after I did several normal easy runs, but by day 6 I barely managed to run 2 miles to my local parkrun. By day 8 after the marathon I was out of breath walking to the train station.

There is a variety of what it could be, might not even be the same thing. So rather than giving scare stories I just tell you to get it checked out.

Comrades 2015

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 12:22

Well, they know what to do and get it right.

It would be nice to know where the 'buses' start, and which ones are available. I have the feeling that with a C seeding I am starting too far ahead of where I should be.

Comrades 2015

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 20:16

RR - would it be worth it if you do the charity contribution an dove up to pen CC ? That is what Lindsey Parry recommends to people these days.

A friend who ran it a few times says it is helpful to be sub 4 so to get ahead of the green start. Not sure how much difference it makes.



Ran Rotterdam last week, did run/walk testing, but hit the run too hard again. Blew up at km 37 and ended up 3:42, only 2 minutes of my PB. Good conditions but really windy, last 5k into the wind, so blow up was probably mostly in the mind.

Comrades 2015

Posted: 05/04/2015 at 21:05

Got my 30 miler out of the way!

My plan was to try the run/walk thing ahead of Rotterdam. So every 3 miles I walked 1 minute, from the very beginning. I went to Richmond park, and rather than running all the way around like I usually do I ran through the middle. Felt quite good, and after a muffin and a coke stop at mile 15 I went another 'lap'. A 5 hours run. Apart from mountain marathons my longest run ever, including ironman.

I am not sure what the walk is doing for the legs, but I was just looking forward to each 3 mile segment. In Rotterdam I will add nutrition, should make it easier. I am just so happy it is a bank holiday Monday tomorrow.


Well done to everyone doing the Compton yesterday. Weather was lovely today, guess you got a little unlucky.

Comrades 2015

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 16:50
All this bus talk, how does one know which one to take?
I qualified with a 3:39, just ran a 3:52 last week. My guess is to look for a 10 hour one. That would leave me with an hour in hand for bronze, 2 for finishing.

Jeremy Clarkson is sacked!

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 20:34

From that list I want Suzi Perry. Coming to that, anyone of the Gadget Show might do well. Entertainment instead of proper review. It's not a review show anyway. Not many people are stuck between a Gaillardo and a Koenigsegg and need help to decide.

I also guess we see Clarkson on either Top Gear USA or Australia soon.

10 top marathons

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 20:00
Nessie wrote (see)

Las Vegas

I have done Las Vegas as well, but I would recommend the half. The difference between a marathon and a half are that you usually lose the day before and after the race for rest and recovery while a half you can just rap up in a 4 to 5 hour window. Also, the extra 13 miles in Vegas are not the most interesting ones.
Saying that, I am happy to have done it 

I would recommend Marine Corps marathon in Washington as an event. The peoples marathon where a 3:46 saw me in the top10% of all finishers. Americans are crazy for it, I just found it nice.

Davos Swiss Alpine Marathon. Done the K42 twice, liked it a few years ago, hated it last year, but liked having it done.

The rest of the ones like are already mentioned by others.


As for what I need to tick of my list, NY, Boston (will never qualify), possibly Tokyo and Chicago, just to finish the masters off. Disney sounds good, Reykjavik (possibly the half this year).

Comrades 2015

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 23:23

I am on the German FB group and the offered shirt there doesn't hit me, so I gave it a pass. I will run with my Serpentine shirt instead.

I have a chip because I ran Berlin a few times. I will also need it on Rotterdam and Salzburg, so it is worth it for me. German's insist much more on these chips while here everything is in the number or you get a temporary one.

Comrades 2015

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 16:50

I managed a fairly relaxed Rome on Sunday. Jogging through to km 37ish, started to struggle by 38 only, got to 40 and took a longish break at the feed station, probably cost me a minute or so, ran 3:52:31 with a 9 second negative split. If my energy drops wouldn't be back in London I would have gone through to the finish without any trouble, I think.

Weather was bad, rain for most of it, but at least it wasn't a downpour like we had at 6am. Start was a clusterf..., but we were relaxed about it. Without it I would probably gone 8:30s and died, it was good to b stuck. I really need to work on self control.

Legs were slightly shot on Monday (due to cobble stones?), but walked about 15k including a vatikan tour and all the steps up. Today I ran 10k and it felt OK. Wouldn't want to do much more, but will rest now until an easy run on Thursday. On Saturday I have to hammer parkrun for Jantastic, messed up last week (dfyb).


Rome Marathon

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 16:00
Well, that was a wet morning. Getting to the start was a chaos and we got stuck in the channel to get to pen c when the start happened and d was released. Started with the 5 hour pace maker, by km 33 we got the 4 hour one we wanted to run with.
3:52:31 with a probably very even split for each 5k segment.
Just had a nap, now some more sightseeing and refuelling coming up.
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