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Sub 3

Posted: Yesterday at 21:50
Little M.iss Happy wrote (see)

I as thinking of the hard skin removing cream for the initial problem literatin but what you suggest would be better for Charlie's current condition.

Yep, didn't mean 'don't bother with the kind of foot cream LMH suggested', more 'don't bother with the foot cream of the brand I just linked to cos their hand cream does the trick' - sorry for ambiguity.

Sub 1:30 Half Marathon

Posted: Yesterday at 21:38

I would be concerned that it is only two weeks after London and you are planning to do two interval sessions, a fartlek and a tempo run all in the same week. I'd need a lot more recovery time than that in order to run a good half marathon seven weeks after a marathon.

P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: Yesterday at 21:08

I wear a vest even when the weather is cold! But often when it is warm the girls in my running group just wear their sports bras. I'm not sure HPR will get away with that.

Sub 3

Posted: Yesterday at 12:55

This is what you need CW:

I wouldn't bother with the special foot cream - the hand cream is excellent and works for both.

Overdone it?

Posted: Yesterday at 10:36

I think I was doing it right but it was probably not the best bike in the world, and I was only doing it because I had an achilles problem and couldn't run but was used to doing 20-milers, so 45 minutes of intermittent effort was a bit disappointing. That was also the period when I used to get around town on a bike that had three gears but only one of them worked, so I had quite strong hill climbing muscles! No digital displays or any of that shit, just lots of manual knob-cranking.

Overdone it?

Posted: Yesterday at 09:34

I did an x-biking class once. What I remember is that I sweated so much I had to put a towel on the handlebars or the resistance controls wouldn't work, and that it was over very quickly (45 mins) and I wasn't tired, which was a bit disappointing.

Overdone it?

Posted: Yesterday at 08:00

Hi Bob! I saw some pictures from the HP race; looked like a nice evening. If Tommy had a good run his powers of recovery are clearly far better than mine; that race was always too soon after London for me.

Velloo - one of my clubmates that did London did the Highland Fling last weekend too - madness!

Talkback: The Secret Marathon is coming to London. We just don't know where or when

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 13:34

They say that they will tell entrants when it is, cougie. But basically I think they will, if they're in any way a legitimate business, have costed it and worked out how many entrants they need. If they get that many expressions of interest (you can't enter straight away, but have to put yourself on a list) they will go ahead and organise it. If they don't (which seems likely), they don't have to organise anything because it's a secret anyway so no-one will know they didn't. All they've had to invest so far is the cost of hosting the website.

I think they'd have better luck with a 'secret 10k' or something that would appeal to a target market of people who do a bit of running and think this sort of thing is cool - marathons take a lot of commitment and I can't imagine the bit of the Venn diagram that includes 'people willing to commit themselves to do a first-time autumn marathon with no details' and 'people who like the secret event concept' is that large.

Talkback: The Secret Marathon is coming to London. We just don't know where or when

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 11:21

Does anyone else think there is no way this is actually going to happen? They'll just wait until they don't get enough advance entry requests then e-mail the people back saying 'sorry you didn't get in'.

P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 08:36

AWC - I was thinking that too re. iron, but didn't want to do that thing where you go 'everyone must have exactly the same thing as me!!!'. But when I popped along to training last night to (haha) watch all my friends doing km reps, the coaches were saying how astonishing they think it is that we don't ALL get our iron (especially ferritin) levels checked every six months as a matter of routine, given that it's so common. And elements of your report sound pretty familiar: not adequately recovering from hard efforts, feeling as though you've no power in your legs...

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