Old but slow

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Posted: 18/12/2012 at 16:11

Anyone else doing Joguary? Planning on signing on at Joguary.com rather than joining the gym again...after all, it's in aid of Cancer Research, and you don't have to buy a Golden Bond place, just don't join a gym and give the money you've saved during January to Joguary instead. Bit like Movember but without the facial topiary...

The Brooks HellRunner - Hell Up North Saturday

Posted: 12/09/2011 at 22:52

Ran the Sunday race and thought it was even better than last year, Well done Trailplus for improving the organisation, extending the course and providing a really great t-shirt (though it would be even better in a plastic bag, as mine, like everyone else's is filthy...)

Wetter and better than ever, with the trickiest final bog of doom I've seen in 5 years of doing this one. Also, what a great bunch of people to run with, especially Mankini man, the lad with the iron and ironing board and the Army boy in full kit including backpack. Huge respect!

Hell in the Middle postcode

Posted: 11/02/2011 at 20:07

Hi, just planning my 90 mile trip to Hell in the Middle tomorrow, and stumbled upon a postcode for the Tackeroo caravan park, which is WS15 2UQ.

Please check before using, in case I've  made a tragic navigation error, but I thought that by posting this I might just save a few people the whole hour it's just taken me to locate a postcode for Sat Nav purposes, which wasn't supplied by the otherwise excellent organisers.

 Cheers, Old But Slow

Hawkshead Trail 15K

Posted: 20/03/2009 at 18:30

First time for me at this one, so can I pick people's brains a bit?

Is it tougher/easier than hellrunner? Because the coffin trail sounds like bad news.

Also, will I be able to get parked there on the morning?


IPOD running tunes

Posted: 14/11/2008 at 00:25

Edge of Seventeen - Stevie Nicks. Yes, it's used in one of the most cringeworthy scenes in School of Rock, but it's my ultimate running song. Along with...

Feel Your love Tonight - Van Halen

Keeping a Rendezvous - Budgie

Ride Like the Wind - Christopher Cross

Don't believe a Word - Thin Lizzy

I Had a Good Time - Boston

Hollywood Nights - Bob Segar

Monster - the Automatic

Sound vs Silence

Posted: 05/06/2008 at 17:43

I always run with my iPod, for the following reasons:

1. The right playlist can help you to keep your pace where you want it to be.

2. Great music dispels the boredom of really long runs.

3. Headphones stop me from hearing people screaming 'Keep Going" during races, and from hearing the local scallies shouting 'run, Forest, run' and other witticisms when I'm training: both of which raise my heartrate far too high.

Long live the iPod!

BTW, best running song ever? Edge of Seventeen: Stevie Nicks. Try it, it works.

Leaving it too late ? !

Posted: 13/03/2008 at 14:35

Well, bananas, a camelbak full of Taut and my iPod running playlist tend to do it for me.

 But if you ran London in 2005 (which was a very hot, unpleasant run for me), you know how tough it's going to be.

 What better motivation than that is there? If you can't eat 18 miles this weekend, you're not going to get round too well next month...

 Maybe you just need to focus on that?

Leaving it too late ? !

Posted: 11/03/2008 at 14:43

Sorry Yvonne, I didn't realise you'd run the distance a few times before, so you're not likely to be troubled by the mental barriers that afflict first-timers when they get past 20 miles. Therefore please excuse my ever so slightly patronising remarks...

 Good luck with 'going long' again. Hope you make it to the start...and the finish.

Leaving it too late ? !

Posted: 11/03/2008 at 13:32

Noooooooooo. Don't do it. Defer till next year.

Unless, you try going long (18-20 miles) next weekend and feel OK.

Even then, please bear in mind that many marathoners describe the 20 mile mark as 'half way.' 

Personally, wimp that I am, I wouldn't dream of doing a marathon without at least 4 long runs under my belt, ending about 3 weeks before the race.

What to wear underneath my shorts

Posted: 15/01/2008 at 10:27

Vaseline rocks!

And I'd do the top of your inner thighs too.

In fact, you're going to have to start 'going long' in your training soon, and I generally use vaseline for any distance over about 12 miles, to prevent chafing, as well as ron hill shorts or any seamless, wicking shorts with an inner 'pants' thing.

 Sorry if that sounds like 'too much information', but  you ignore this advice at your peril...

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