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Weird sternum cramp on long run

Posted: Yesterday at 15:45

Have you eaten snickers bars on a long run before?  Could be the high fat content of the chocolate & nuts was too much for your stomach to digest on the hoof, causing heartburn.

Help & guidance required

Posted: Yesterday at 15:42

Please listen to your body.  It is telling you to rest.

Not sure what your virus was, but if your body is busy fighting off some bug, don't give it more work to do than necessary.

If your training has been going well up to now, then a few days off to really shake off the fatigue and illness and you'll be raring to go.  Better that than knackering yourself and missing the marathon altogether.

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: Yesterday at 12:59

Oh, I see we are expecting a visit from the recycling fairy, are we.

Plastic bottles don't remove their own lids and labels, or wash themselves out.  Leaving them by the door next to the recycling bin is not terribly useful.

London marathon - is it possible to cheat ?

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 16:47

I think your money is probably safe, but the sun is shining and I'm in a good mood today.

New Blog - Powered by Cake

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 16:34

My 2 year old loves malt loaf, and asks for some by pointing to it and saying "want cake pease" - so there endeth the debate: malt loaf is cake.

London marathon - is it possible to cheat ?

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 16:24
cougie wrote (see)
I've seen a 20 stone bloke apparently run sub 40 mins for the first. 10k and then fade away to a 7 hour marathon. My guess is he waited in the crowd and paid a fast runner to give him a flying start.

Most of the course has no barriers at all.

Potentially, he could have been a very fast 20st runner who got injured just after 10k, and walked the rest. 

Choose your Dinner Guests

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 14:52
kittenkat wrote (see)

 and I'm just going to have a nightmare choosing the wine list.


Send him a few litres of water in advance and see what his boy can come up with.

Going too fast on LSR

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 12:04

It depends on how much faster, and how accurate your target pace is.

If you can comfortably chat, and you can finish your run at the same pace as you start without being overstressed, then it's probably ok.

Lump on my Achilles

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 12:01

I got rid of mine over a long time by just massaging it between my fingers for a few minutes a couple of times a day.  As tishtosh says, if it doesn't hurt, it's not a problem to run on it.


Keep up the calf stretches, and get some excercises to strengthen your arches (picking up pencils with your toes is a good one).


Posted: 11/04/2014 at 11:50

I eat just about everything - in moderation.  Meat, fish, eggs, fruit, veg, potatoes, rice, pasta, chocolate, wine, cake.

I don't eat Quorn.  I've tried it and it was ok-ish, but I wouldn't go out of my way to buy it, even though it is a good low fat source of protein.  Anyway my husband is coeliac, so he can't eat it, and I don't have time to waste making 2 different meals.

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