Mr Puffy

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What happened to Mr I's thread

Posted: Yesterday at 13:49

That's my trekking thread gone then.


why dont runners mix it

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 20:03

I'm not disagreeing Mark, you're completely right in your principle.  I love a session on the rowing machine, if I'm training for a particular race I do it on a Tuesday night. I'm not sure it's totally stress free for the lower legs, you can still put some serious force down through your ankles but it is virtually impact free. In the same session I would do adductor and abductor, upper arms, and neck - very light weights but lots of reps, because in long race my arms and neck suffer before my legs. Another key session for me is the cross-trainer itself but hands clasped behind the back because it unconsciously works the core and improves lower leg stability.

Cycling too..I don't cycle but I know loads of people who cycle more than they run, and turn in very good performances in races


why dont runners mix it

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 15:02

I think most runners who train to improve race times add cross training into their programmes Mark, you're perhaps a bit behind the curve on this one.

asics 5 winners

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 21:51

I think we forget that there really aren't that many people on the forum compared to the wider website and magazine readership.

I think the mag sells around 80,000 copies a month, and as I write there are 111 people online...the forum really doesn't matter in the greater scheme of things.

Do I try and go faster or further?

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 20:27

Sounds to me like you're doing fine if you are enjoying it.  You've covered a good distance at a good pace if you exclude your walk breaks, in fact you could say you've done three runs. So I woud aim for one run at a time, and do it a lot more slowly, but go for a bit longer timewise. So instead of your three twenty minute sessions, slow down and go for half an hour, then end it there. You'll get plenty of benefit from the run, and you won't wear yourself out. after a few of those, go for forty minutes, and build up (if you want to).

Beneficial? Depends what you want...long term fitness? A fast 5k time? Ability to run long distances without stopping? Weight loss? Whatever you want to do you appear to have got off to a great start, keep it up!


Bit of predicament

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 21:11

Or 34...

Bit of predicament

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 21:04

X post!

but it is a mere 37 miles Cougie .


Bit of predicament

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 21:03

The sandstone trail runs right through delamereforest north to south. just google it, you'll find a map.  If you are around Crewe there are south Cheshire harriers, and sandbach striders, both good friendly clubs. 

If you have a car, find Gresty's waste car park on the a54 just east of Kelsall, from there you can cross the road and run north towards frodsham, either gently or up a killer hill, or you can head south down towards Beeston castle. 



My #asics262 journey to Paris: Sub-3:30 Malcolm

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 19:47

Great work RR. I was tracking after my run but the times were not coming up till quite a while after the runners had crossed the line so I had to look later for Sarah's time

My #asics262 journey to Paris: Sub-3:30 Malcolm

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 21:01

I just had two massive chicken fajitas and a few beers ready for some serious tracking tomorrow.


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