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Overdone it?

Posted: Today at 12:59

Tommy - TRX exercises include: press-ups, row, bicep curl, mountain climber & squat-thrust, back extension with arms overhead and also to the side, one and two handed trunk rotation, single leg squats with raised leg in front and behind, hamstring curl.

I think that's all

Overdone it?

Posted: Today at 12:47

Excessive exercise is a rather subjective concept.  The list of high risk sports is interesting though; quite a variety with no obvious characteristic factor.

DT - Depends which park they use.  Welcombe Hills Park is far from flat.  I think I'll nip over to Cov Memorial Park in the near future and have a go at that one.

Charlie - I find the 'dead zone' concept quite hard to understand.  It's often explained as if there is no benefit to be gained from running in this zone, which I find hard to believe.  I think the point is that there is no greater benefit than if the run was slower and the disadvantage is that it results in increased fatigue.

A minor point that I've never managed to comprehend is whether this applies to distance or time.  One apparent advantage of running faster is that it takes less time to cover the same distance.  So does a 1 hour run which I cover eight miles have no greater training affect then a 1 hour run covering only 7 miles? 

Overdone it?

Posted: Today at 08:43
RicF wrote (see)


I'm faster now at 54 than I was at 27. So what went wrong?


You must be one of very few runners who weren't substantially quicker in the 80s.  

Overdone it?

Posted: Yesterday at 16:11

Marrows - I was looking for reasons that I might be happier there.  That was all I could find.

McF - A match made in north east lincolnshire.

Overdone it?

Posted: Yesterday at 13:40

Interesting fact about West Lindsey -  The north-south route is the A15, officially the straightest road in the UK.

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Posted: Yesterday at 13:30

Max of 66% in West Lindsey; 62% in Leamington; rising slightly to 64% in Stratford.

Worst location is Anglesey - though at 55% I would not be massively less happy.

Tommy - inspired by your query last week.  I Did a TRX session with the running club on Saturday morning.  Really enjoyed doing it, but suffered severe doms in quads and glutes on sunday and monday.  I'm going to try and do a bit more now the weather is a bit better.

Overdone it?

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 06:35
Skinny - my 3:30:48 counts as 3:30 doesn't it?

Speed Training

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 22:44

Yes - 30s/mile slower than your 5 mile best should be about right.

There is quite a discrepancy between 39.05 (assuming the 5 miles is accurate) and your hm time.

Overdone it?

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 22:38

Great running Bob. Very impressive to saunter in with that sort of improvement and so sign of a grimace.

Well done too to Madbee for the 14mile pb. I expect that is a pb that will stand for quite some time.

Mace impresses with a 95 mile week and a shit behind a beachhouse.  That sounds a bit public even by my al fresco habits.

Just noticed Charlie equaled my 10k time last weekend.  I didn't realise when he told me at the time.

Skinny - Your training has gone well so 3hrs is not unreasonable.  The fetch calculator is skewed by real world folk such as me, who are under-trained, over-ambitious, and blow up and hobble the last few miles.  Even if you don't quite crack it, you should be close enough to not suffer too much.

Speed Training

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 06:43
Ignore the 'finish first' element and aim to run it at a moderately quick, controlled pace. Half marathon pace or slightly slower should be about right.
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