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Posted: 09/04/2014 at 20:34

I'm also a designer (not graphic.) I sometimes think about my design work when I run. How about an animation about a graphic design student trying to think of an animation whilst out on a run?

Flat marathon to hilly 34M in 4 weeks

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 12:46

Sooo...Sunday nearly went to plan. Looking good for 3:33 until I hit the wall HARD at 20miles but managed to stagger in for a 6min PB at 3:41. Had full body rigor mortis yesterday but after a lovely 9hr sleep I'm feeling quite chipper.

Bought some shoes yesterday, entered the race today and hopefully by Saturday I'll be in the mood to hit the Peaks for a day of jog/ walk hill action.

Thank you everyone for egging me on! Can't wait to give this my all.

Flat marathon to hilly 34M in 4 weeks

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 14:59

Thanks everyone. T-rex, Manchester will be my 4th marathon so not a veteran by any means but a little bit of experience. I hope to finish in 3:30-3:40ish.

May 3rd is VERY significant as it'll be my 30th birthday. I never celebrate as I find it a bit of a sad day but want to turn things round with an epic day out in Wales! All I want is to finish and if I'm not last then that'll be super fab. Given there were only 16 finishers in 2012, I could well be last!

I'll think about it very carefully and hopefully I'll know whether it's a goer by 12:40pm next Sunday.

Flat marathon to hilly 34M in 4 weeks

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 12:02

Hi everyone, I'm a complete ultra newbie and want some advice whether it's possible to run my first ultra with only 4 weeks recovery/ prep?

I'll be running Manchester marathon on 6th April and I've got my eyes on a 34miler on the Pembrokeshire coast on 3rd May. I've not signed up yet and whether I go for it will depend on how good or rough I feel after Manchester.

Assuming I get through Manchester unscathed, what are the main things I need to do before Pembrokeshire? Rest, recover and keep mileage up?

Losing a little bit of weight and marathon training

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 21:53

Thank you one and all. As expected, the main message is to get a grip and learn some discipline!

Gymaddict, I'm eating a well balance diet of home cooked food, just too much of it! These 2kg have been hanging for dear life over the last 2 marathons but I've finally had enough and I'm on a mission to get rid.

Cougie, you are so right. I'm definitely in the habit of being a greedy bloater, always on the hunt for munchies.

From now on, I'm going to cut out the pre-run snacking, eat slightly smaller portions and not trof biscuits straight from the packet. 8 weeks and counting...

Losing a little bit of weight and marathon training

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 00:31

Can anyone offer a bit of advice on how to shift just a little bit of weight whilst marathon training. I'm keen to make sure I'm fuelled up before my runs and I'm always bloody starving afterwards. This is not helped by the fact I have a large appetite and a serious sweet tooth problem.

Yes, I fully understand the whole calories in/ calories out principle but just a few practical tips would be really great. I've got 8 weeks to shift about 2kg, shouldn't be difficult but I can't stop eating everything in sight!

Goody bags in races

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 19:51

It's got to be FOOD! At Market Drayton this year, finishers got a crate of 8(!!) Muller yoghurts, pork pie, sausage roll, and a beer voucher for a local pub. There was even more stuff that I can't remember but those were the highlights from an excellent cheap local race.

Gun time vs Chip time

Posted: 06/05/2012 at 18:04

I'm a middle of the pack runner so being truly first is never going to be an issue but I think for it be a proper 'race' then the winner is the first past the post. If you want count chip times then it's a time trial.

Girls and sport

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 20:09

My school PE lessons were kinda alright apart from hockey, swimming and football. I really enjoyed track and field, tennis, trampolining and gymnastics. The facilities were pretty crap and we didn't shower after sports, just went straight to our next class 

Only properly got into sport at 17 when I met my then boyrfriend who played squash and wanted me to join in. Bloomin loved it and became seriously obsessessed! I still play now and compete in a local league.

Recently there's been an effort on the part of England Squash to get more women into the sport which we desperately need. So what did they come up with? "Drop a size with squash-ercise." Oh my effing god!! Yes, we need more women and girls to exercise and take part in competitive sport but really, is this what we need?! It seems so tacky and patronising to me. It's like saying "Hey girly wirlys, we know squash is really difficult and all you want to do is get skinny so why don't you come along to squash-ercise!" But then again, if it works, it works. Argh, I don't know!

Chester marathon 2012

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 12:49
Chester vs Liverpool? Liverpool vs Chester?

Starting to recover from Manchester mara and I'm already plotting my next marathon fix. At the Manchester Expo, the Chester guy was extremely charming and really sold this event to me so Chester it is!

Glad to see some familiar names from the Manchester thread.
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