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26.6.15 I started running.

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 18:44

Backing up the whole calories burned thing. 1600m will at a reasonable pace burn approximately 150 cals which is so very easily by passed with one chocolate bar!

So if you are looking at running for weight loss make sure you have a look at your diet too.

I'd advise writing everything you eat down and using online guides to write down the calorie in take and what you lose through exercise. It will focus your mind on things and make sure you aren't rewarding yourself too much.

Good luck with the rehab, recovery and running.

Is it highly likely when you get faster you'll migrate to racing flats?

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 18:18

This is all preference. I ran last year in very light weight flat shoe. I loved them and I was fast but then again I came away with more little niggles and injuries from the transition.

I've decided that the pain of all the little injuries wasn't worth the speed gain.

But that's just me.

Help, foot injury before marathon

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 17:26

You will be one of hundreds out there who have some sort of over training niggle or injury.

Just have to decide if you can run it or not.

At this stage I'd rest until the day and just do it.

Everything is going to hurt on the day anyway!

what is the best new balance running shoe?

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 17:23

The best one is the one you are most comfortable in and won't get you injured.

No one can tell you what shoes to buy my friend, everyone is different.

Talkback: Runners and low heart rate

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 09:06

Then don't worry.

As long as you aren't showing any signs and symptoms of problems then there is nothing to be concerned about.

If you experience, faints, near faints, dizziness, shortness of breath or symptoms of feeling overly tired out for no reason then maybe time to get it checked, but otherwise it is your normal physiological baseline.

Everyone is different and just putting an arbitrary figure 'below 60 bpm' as bradycardic is really not helpful. I once took the resting pulse of an ultra runner at 35! He certainly wasn't unhealthy!

Site to create a route for you by distance given?

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 16:25

Daily mile lets your create and store runs on its web page. It won't do it for you, but it works well enough. It is especially easy if you keep to roads.

It also acts as a repository for all your running stats and can be synced with garmin and Nike +.

It has social media feature too.

help needed - Shin Splints this close to London Marathon

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 16:22

Hmmmm, me at this point I'd run it now. I'd cover the area in anti-inflammatory gel just before the off and go for it anyway.

This is almost certainly not good medical advice though. Anti-inflammatories (particularly taken orally) have been known to damage your kidneys.

I'd see a physio, tell them you are determined to run and if nothing else let them massage some of the pain and stiffness out of you.

Although book early, because every other runner in the country is currently seeing a physio for some pre-marathon injury right now!

Neck Trauma

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 16:17

Mate your internal carotid artery delivers blood to your brain. You have one on each side of your neck and that is about your lot.

DO NOT over do this one.

Listen to your neurologist, listen to all the professional advice you can. This isn't the place for questions about this sort of injury.

I know you are probably desperate to get back running but it isn't worth the risk.

Anyone take multi-vitamins? Any recommendations?

Posted: 05/04/2015 at 22:17

Have a look at some of the costs of these multi-vitamins. Vita-biotics are making millions on these things. This is because they are a total rip off.

Then consider the huge amounts over your daily recommended dose that most of these things give you.

Take vitamin C. Your body doesn't hold on to excess vitamin C, it doesn't have a way to store it and it has no need for it, so what happens? You pass it, in fact if you have enough vitamin C you will most likely have diarrhoea as your body tries its best to excrete the unused vitamin.

Some of these tablets have figures like 4000% of your daily needs...

Finally try and look up some real science behind these supplements and you'll find that actually there is little to support their use on an every day basis.

My favourite con is with vitamin D. Anyone who is buying vitamin D (unless they have Ricketts) is wasting their money totally and you know why? Because spending 15 minutes or so in the sun during the summer months is enough for most people.

Pubic bone pain - should I abandon VLM?

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 20:09

I am, but once again I'm starting from near scratch post another injury. It just takes a lot of time and patience. The second one I don't have a lot of. I did manage a fair bit last year including my fastest half, 10k and 5k so it isn't all doom and gloom.

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