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4 weeks until my first half marathon - advice wanted! :)

Posted: Today at 12:43

Might be an idea to go out for a long walk over the next couple of weekends (or whenever you have the time available) to get used to spending a lot of time on your feet. Maybe walk for 2.5 hours with some running bits thrown in.  At least then it won't be a huge shock to your system on the day.

If you can run 7k, you are fit enough to walk a half marathon, so you will get round. 


Posted: Today at 11:47


Death puts a lot of things in perspective.

Committing to the Effort

Posted: Yesterday at 16:56

Get used to time on feet - it'll likely take you longer than an hour so once you have done your session, walk to make up the time on at least one of your training days.

Week 4 looks ambitious on so little grounding, so be prepared to repeat week 3.  I'd be surprised if you managed to run the whole 10k on 4 weeks training (it took me 3 months to run 5k non-stop when I started running), so planned walk breaks are worth trying on the day - say run 9 mins walk 1.  Worth practicing this before the day to see if it works for you.

Good luck with it!

Stupid question i know!!!

Posted: Yesterday at 16:32

I'm in the same boat time-wise - 2 little 'uns with "activities", working 4 days a week and the usual home stuff to fit in.  If you concentrate on the 2 "important" sessions - the long slow one and the medium long one, then the others can be a quick half hour/40 mins as and when.

You know your schedule best, but remember that the loooong runs won't really kick in until 2-3 months before the marathon - maybe 9 or 10 weeks where you will be running for more than 2 hours.  Only 1 other run a week needs to be longer than an hour if you are just wanting to get round.

I'm fortunate in that I have a shower at work, so can do a 35 min run at lunchtime unless I have an early afternoon meeting.  My plans for next year include one midweek run of about an hour, and a long one on a Sunday morning, leaving early and running to the rugby pitches (by varying routes depending on the miles I need to get in), arriving in time to take the girls home after their training (hubby can get them up and out - I've done it all this season.....).  The other runs will be on work days, and a Saturday parkrun.

LifeBeam "Smart Hat"

Posted: Yesterday at 15:40

I've had a sponsored link on my Facebook page advertising a soon-to-be-launched in-ear device that monitors everything and "learns" your physiology, then gives you feeback and motivations.

Sounds all a bit Matrix-y, but I'm intrigued.

(P.S.  I hate hats)

Free android widget to display Strava or RunKeeper mileage

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 15:18

*pulls on rubber gloves*

Bend over please................

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 14:59

i thought Friday 13th was last week.


Posted: 19/05/2016 at 15:36

Yep, bunsen burners and long hair don't mix.

Just as well I have never used hairspray.

Morning all

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 11:49

Hi Caz. Great to "see" you again.  Pretty quiet around here these days, compared to a few years back, but on a positive note, I occasionally get some work done now.

A fair number of the old crew have jumped ship to Fetcheveryone, if you want to catch up with them.

So glad you are getting better.

Does anyone have a London 2012 frisbee

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 11:06

After the Dora the Exlplorer bracelet catastrophe, I'm pretty sure it'd be noticed.

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