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how should I build up?

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 16:50

The general rule is not to increase your mileage by more than 10% for a few weeks. If its distance you're trying to increase try run/walk which will give you the confidence to go longer but without to much initial cardio and muscular strain whilst still reaping the benefits of  exercise.

Run down on New Balance required

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 15:57

Totally agree with Katesamar, I visited the NB shop at Flimby and not only got some cracking advice but came away with a pair of trainers that were £30 less than the best online price that I could find!! Well worth a look if you can.

Nike Filament tights - size LT ?

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 15:54

Hi both, I'm 6'5" tall with 36" inside leg and my Nike tights are a bit short but I found a pair of Adidas tights (model has slipped my mind!) but they were on offer in Sports direct and are quite a bit longer than my Nikes. Failing that, my new More mile compression socks end just under the knee so no one can tell where the tights end and the socks begin! Hahahaha! Don't you love running in the winter!!

Coping with divorce after husbamds affair

Posted: 18/11/2012 at 15:15

Hi Abby, if we're all honest we run to stronger. Whether thats physically stronger (strong legs, heart, etc) or mentally stronger (I won't stop at the next lamp post, I will finish this 10k!!), but it also makes us emotionally stronger (I know they're laughing at my sparrows legs in these running tights and I don't care!! LOL). Running makes you a stronger person all round so keep going, enjoy the time you have to yourself where the road lets your mind un tangle itself without any real input from the conscious you and smile when you get fitter, faster and have moved on (with the benefit of quicker times and new running friends!!).

Take care and all the best.

Ullswater Trail Race 14K

Posted: 14/11/2012 at 20:22

Tigerspaw, might be  a bit to far for me at the moment but who knows!! I'm finishing off the season at the cartmel sticky choc run in December, a nice "finish" to the year!!

Trail Running

Posted: 10/11/2012 at 17:09

I've just completed the ullswater 14k which was my third trail run and I'm completely addicted!! Yes my times suffered compared to the road but the view is way better, its very sociable ( at events) and I'm a much stronger runner mostly due to the ankle deep mud, rock hopping and leaping over tree roots!!

Equipment needed?

Posted: 10/11/2012 at 17:05

I'm with cougie on the pack front. As for shoes I've tried just about every make there is and they all vary from shoe to shoe, but for the last few pairs I've been wearing new balance which are excellent. When I was training for the Para 10 my feet were aching because of the heavily wieghted bergen pack I was carrying so I bought some double strike insoles, they are an absolute dream!! Just be careful, they take up quite a bit of room in your traainers s oif they're snug to begin with, they'll be positively tight with the insoles in.

Peoples opinion on stretching?

Posted: 10/11/2012 at 17:00

I always used to do stretches but then I read an article that stated you shouldn't stretch before a run as it affects the elasticity of the muscles and therefore the muscles are already tiring before you've even started! I have it a go and so far so good, the only change I would recommend is to slow down a bit for the first mile or so and stretch when you've finished (if you're knackered like me!!)

Ullswater Trail Race 14K

Posted: 07/11/2012 at 11:35

Very well organised, very friendly competitors, relaxing steamer ride there (albeit running a little late!). The course was quite challenging for a trail running newby like me but I loved every minute of it (apart from that climb up the rock stairway for the final summit!!). The weather was superb, the views were breathtaking and I can't recommend the lakeland trails series enough! The technical t-shirt was good quality and a nice momento of the day.

There was a real mixed bag of abilities which I found really inspiring as I didn't feel out of my depth.

 I'll definately be back next year for the full series!!

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