Rob W1908

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Is Advanced Marathoning by P&D a good book for a first timer?

Posted: 30/11/2012 at 20:25
Hi khanivore - would agree with phil. Its a good book, and really helps to understand the science behind why we should do certain runs. Its has some sound information in respect of nutrition also.

Best of luck!

a little advice please

Posted: 29/11/2012 at 23:26
Hi jack

Stutyr has got some great advice, would recommend that you just get outside and employ a run/walk strategy. Before you know it you will have built up a good level of running fitness.

Best of luck!


Posted: 29/11/2012 at 23:23
Hi plook,

Baselayer is the key, i wear a long sleeved compression top with a t-shirt over the top which is dri-fit i.e. wicks moisture away from your body. Avoid cotton t shirts as they will retain moisture.

Gore running do some great running kit, especially base layers(merino wool) also have some great waterpoof jackets.

New runner!

Posted: 29/11/2012 at 23:19
Hi guy,

You will need to build up your base mileage to allow you to reach your goal. At the same time as including long runs in your training you will need to include some speedwork and tempo runs.

I wouldnt worry too much about your times at the moment, or including speedwork - you should really focus on increasing your stamina and distance you can run. Once you have a good base then focus on some speedwork. There are some great beginner training plans on this website,and you could also have a look at RW smartcoach.

Rubbish at eating properly!

Posted: 29/11/2012 at 20:52
Hi moo,

I would try to incorporate more protein in your diet, it will help you satiate your hunger. A good example would be to have eggs for breakfast (poached or scrambled with toast) at lunch a great option would be a salad with lean protein plus a small amount of carbs. Studies have shown that eating this meal at lunch will prevent your afternoon energy dip! The hard thing is to plan in advance - as it seems you are time deprived whilst at work!


Posted: 29/11/2012 at 20:46
Hi tom,

It might be worth getting another gait analysis, your initial one may have misdiagosed your gait.

I would recommend sweatshop - if there is one near you.

Marathon for charity. Never ran before

Posted: 29/11/2012 at 20:41
Hi rory,

I would ignore the negative comments, not helpful!

Also you should not discount the FIRST programme, it can be used for beginners and first time marathoners- as all of the paces are based on your current times and level of fitness. It really depends on how much time you had to devote to training.

Best of luck with your training!

New runner!

Posted: 29/11/2012 at 20:34
Hi guy,

1hr 30 is a tough time to achieve as a new runner! How long have you been running, also how far have you run, inc. times ? It also depends on how fit you are currently are, as if you need to improve base fitness it will be even more of a feat.

1st year of running

Posted: 28/11/2012 at 20:54

Great to hear your progress, keep up the good work!!

Marathon for charity. Never ran before

Posted: 28/11/2012 at 20:42
Hi rory,

Great to hear that you are taking part in the vlm for such a great cause.

There is a FIRST training programme for beginners see

Its quite intensive, but has a very good structure to follow. If you have a target time in mind, RW smartcoach will be able to produce a custome made programme for you.

Very best of luck!
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