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Rat Race Man vs Lakes

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 14:46
Hiya folks!
Have chosen this as my return to marathon distance running in 2017.
I've had 4 years off the distance given pretty major spinal surgery in 2014 but feel the time is now right to regain my previous fitness! This is going to be marathon number 40 for me and I can see no better way of celebrating the milestone, this event looks epic!!

Anybody else booked in for 2017 or maybe able to offer some advice on footwear and other kit? The YouTube videos of the run in 2016 show a real variety of stuff on show, and also pretty dismal foggy weather for july?!

Really excited to be back, would be great to hear from others ready to take on the challenge in 2017 too!


Breathlessness for a week when running

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 16:12
I've been suffering with this too... Really wheezy on just simple runs but then spinning classes indoors I go like the clappers with no issues!
I'm putting it down to the pollen too, although I sound like a 40 a day smoker after 500 yards on the roads!

The effect of anti-depressants on training and racing

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 19:44
Nodster, yeah I haven't had any alcohol since early February.. And to be fair it's not really bothered me?
Diet can really play a big part in how you cope with things, after research I started taking a HPTC supplement each night before bed, it helps boost your bodies serotonin levels

The effect of anti-depressants on training and racing

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 16:08
I think weight is a pretty big problem on AD's, an my personal experience has been yes they were beneficial to me at the time, but the addition of a couple of stone does very little for your self esteem. In terms of the AD's and training, my experience was that coming off them hampered my running more than starting on them. I was desperate to get off the medication in the end, and I'm confident that I've broken the back out of the withdrawals now.
Medication certainly helped me, and looking back rally steadied my mood when I was at my lowest Point. The last 3 months though I've been looking at my diet, sleep, alcohol Intake, and the much bigger picture around depression. I think hey are all interlinked to a degree.

The effect of anti-depressants on training and racing

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 18:20
Thanks.. I think Compton verney half on 8th may has won the day.. Hopefully a spring Sunday morning around the lanes of Stratford on Avon!

The effect of anti-depressants on training and racing

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 11:32
No don't worry there's no undercover marketing going on!
Not having a great day today myself but a quick 40min blast in the sunshine has saved the day! Just having a prowl through the event listings to find myself a HM to enter in May

Have a good weekend folks!

The effect of anti-depressants on training and racing

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 07:32
I'm really pleased! About 2 years ago I was given this sheet by a nurse. Like you it made everything just slot intimidate and answered so many questions. I think it's a good leaflet for suffered of depression to give to close family members etc as trying to describe how your feeling or what your going on can be very difficult.

I'm not far from completing a course for me to become a counsellor with work now, it's certainly a document il be keeping hold of. His audiobook is brilliant too.
Really glad it's helped, Paul X

The effect of anti-depressants on training and racing

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 17:18
cantopher is a bit of a genius in my mind.. His book is available as an audio book too, well worth getting.

It true is the curse of the strong!

The effect of anti-depressants on training and racing

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 14:59
Hi all, I just wanted to share a document with you that I think is brilliant. I've referred to it a lot over the last 5 years, brew of which was whilst inward medicated too. Hope the link helps!
All the best ????

Abingdon Marathon 2015

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 14:28
I too have a place up for grabs if anyone wants it..?
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