Roger the dodger

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Weight Loss Tips Please

Posted: 05/01/2014 at 15:11

Diet is key, without sorting that out you will be swimming against the current weight loss wise no matter how much training you are doing.

For me it's as cougie says, portion control (do I need that extra spoonful of stew or will 3 suffice?) and I also try to regulate my carb intake to earlier in the day, this way I am not going to bed with lots of un-burned fuel which will just turn to fat over night.

The Hill

Posted: 08/12/2013 at 20:51

Jon Steele... aptly named. 

Cushioning for a midfoot striker

Posted: 05/12/2013 at 23:03

Saucony also do the Virrata (spelling?) which is a cushioned zero drop shoe, and if you want max cushioning and minimalist style then the Hoka Stinson Evo Tarmac are about as cushioned as it gets!


180 miles in 7 days

Posted: 03/12/2013 at 23:46

Eddie did have a full blown support team to cater to his every need though...

Good luck, but no offence, I wouldn't put money on you finishing.

Some assistance with 2 x 2.4km

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 19:39

All good advice, remember if you're successful the last thing you do before you get the green beret is the 30 mile yomp, so some distance running in your training will definitely help!

marathon pace dilemma

Posted: 28/11/2013 at 22:57

Was/ is only 2nd marathon (1st was an under trained write off!) and have never done an official half so don't know. I do know I was doing 1.5 miles in about 9:30 around that time if that helps any? (probably not)

marathon pace dilemma

Posted: 28/11/2013 at 21:45


I did the Madrid mara in 2012 and from looking at the elevation profile online thought it wouldn't be too bad, and whilst it's no mountain marathon it is definitely far from flat with lots of little (and some not so little) hills and undulations throughout! 

The other thing that I did not expect was the heat. Although it is in spring and therefore before the heat of the summer, it was still 30 degrees C at 1330 (4hrs 30min) when I finished. Suffice to say it is difficult to recreate that in training in good old blighty.

Take it easy and good luck!

Foods before you run

Posted: 28/11/2013 at 21:28

+1 for an empty stomach. Takes some getting used to at first, but as long as you stay hydrated there is no "crash" when you run out of energy because that's how you started!


Posted: 21/11/2013 at 09:58

WiB let us know how it goes, the fact that "many sections CAN be run" sounds interesting! 

Mental toughness

Posted: 19/11/2013 at 16:57

+1 for run till you puke! Makes feeling a bit tired seem not so bad.

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