Mr Puffy

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My first ½ marathon – very happy but a few lessons learned

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 13:34

Well done.

I love the way parkrun has become a standard unit of measurement like football pitches and london buses.

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 21:29

I get piriformis syndrome when the guy at the next desk at work starts talking to me...

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 19:36

How is everyone? I did Chester half today, a bit slower than Wilmslow but it starts with a climb and finishes with a hill so I held back a little either end.

Very motivated to do the Marathon in October, a few 10k's coming up and holiday in July

Shorts over tights

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 13:31
cougie wrote (see)
Does Michaelangelo's David wear shorts?

No, but...


Trainers for over pronating flat feet?

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 13:23

If the gait analysis charlatans had to  compensate the people who they've tricked into buying the wrong shoes, the whole thing would dry up overnight and people could concentrate on getting well fitting comfortable shoes that feel good on their feet.

53 year old newbie

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 13:48

I don't think you're too old at all, but you'll have to be careful and take things more slowly.  I am 54, I would say two good sessions a week of core work or yoga or whatever will really help you, it's not just about your legs.


It's a shame that you think you need a gait analysis, by all means get thebest shoes you can, and run in them on a treadmill to try them out in the shop, but overall comfort and fit is more important than what the shopassistant thinks about your gait.

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 18:19

Dear Waitrose

Fewer arrogant children in suits telling staff to do what they are already doing and more workers manning the checkouts might draw a few more people into your store.


Sub 1hr 40 Half marathon

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 21:54

Definitely longer runs will help. I have never trained specifically for any other distance than the marathon, but every spring after a marathon all my other times, from 5k to HM have been proportionate. A mara tie of 3:33 in april translated to a half of 1:35 in may, and 5k 20:48 in June.

I don't think there's much point in  a leisurely 10k if you are doing three sessions a week. Your injury risk is low, so you could do a 10k effort or run further in the same time.

Best Running Accessories

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 07:26

Must be A troll, or a marketing student. Can't see the shop doing it Knowingly.


Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 20:27

Hard luck Effillo, I completely understand anyone who doesn't want to do another marathon, I think if I were to break 3:30 I prolly wouldn't do another marathon, the next step would be 3:20 GFA and I think that might be beyond me.

Immediate next step for me is Chester Half a week on Sunday, followed by some10k's in Liverpool in June,  then  to maintain fitness over the summer - probably Chester Mara in October - but at the very least to be much further on in December 2016 than I have been the last two years. It has been a good injury-free campaign.

Might be your year next year Andy!



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