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RW Forum Six – Sub 5 Vanessa Ford with Plum

Posted: 15/01/2013 at 21:52

good cross training  ............. I did some speedwork tonight..... 2k intervals off a minutes rest.  wasnt particularily sharp at all and ate far too close to the session.....going to try a mini detox just eating fruit for 24 hours as feeling really bloated at the moment and got a 10 miler road race on Sunday


When is easter in the plan, how far out from MK?

ironmam swim

Posted: 14/01/2013 at 22:03

Like Dave says..... breaststroke in a wettie is murderous on the arms.....

Dambuster Duathlon

Posted: 14/01/2013 at 21:55

Talking of Age group deities........ I shall be making an appearance and signing autographs  ;-)

The Psychiatric Wing

Posted: 14/01/2013 at 21:39

i am 21 again on wednesday..... I was giving you all time  to save upo for summat expensive.....


RW Forum Six – Sub 5 Vanessa Ford with Plum

Posted: 14/01/2013 at 21:33

boy you run quickly in the snow...... sure you didnt have ski's on....


Rumour has it that most people cant store more than an hours worth of exercise nutriton, I have always taken it with a pinch of salt but it may just be that a long period of running marathons has conditioned my body to adjust...... the problem you may find is that you will feel hungry after an hour but eating when you feel hungry will take time to alleviate the feeling of hunger so you need to eat before you feel hungry if you follow my argument. Again sorry but it is all tyrial and error as everyone is different but you will certainly need to fuel on the way round, whether little and often/larger less frequent feeds during walk breaks/fluids/solids/gels sweets have to wok out what your body will accept and absorb amd now is the time to do it.....


What date is MK half? 

What's the best area of London to stay in for VLM?

Posted: 13/01/2013 at 22:49

Like the Fairy says it is much betyter to stay near the finish than the start..... saves that horrible trek back after you finish.....

The Psychiatric Wing

Posted: 13/01/2013 at 22:39

have you all saved up loads for my 21st..... have ya have ya..... 

RW Forum Six – Sub 5 Vanessa Ford with Plum

Posted: 13/01/2013 at 22:25

Sorry..... conspicuous by my absence again......

I am quite happy with splitting runs over 2 sessions if time/situation permits or forces it, all I would say is that if the planed run is say 5 miles try to split it as 2 x 3 miles so you do a little extra, it is all about getting used to running on lactate stuffed legs as you will towards the end of the marathon.

Always a good idea to do a shortish run the day after the weeks long run again to clear a bit of rubbish out the legs and loosen them off. DOMS is then greatly reduced, well it works for me anyhow......

Nice to see if you can do some core work as part of your training, doesnt have to be an enormous amount but if you can do a bit to strengthen your centre it will help wth the support and posture whilst running.


Have you had any more thoughts on nutrition, whay are you doing feed wise at the moment........  

RW Forum Six – Sub 5 Vanessa Ford with Plum

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 21:59

I am struggling in the cold with ,my lungs..... maybe need to step back speedwise till I have a bit more base in......legs are fine at 8's but takes me a good half hour till the cold air stops freezing my lungs and stiopping me breathe  

Alpe d'Huez 2013

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 21:55

I was one of the very fat people who walked up the Alpe...... it was fecking hot and the hills are something you would really struggle to replicate in this country..... the first 2 go up and I mean up... no respite for 20+km, at least the Alpe is only 15k..... 

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