Running Rodent

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Unfit, young beginner?

Posted: Yesterday at 10:46
Agree with Phil - there is a point where things start to fall into place. With me it was when I was able to run comfortably for half an hour - once I could do that, it felt much easier to progress. Running for an hour isn't twice as hard as running for half an hour. Your body takes time to warm up, and to adjust to exercise. Keep at it, build a routine so that your exercise is something that fits naturally into your day, not something you have to consciously organise, and soon it'll all fall into place.

Comrades 2017

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 09:13

Great day out at Race to the Stones on Saturday. Sunnier than forecast (I have ridiculous tan lines and brown knees). Really beautiful scenery - I recommend running the Ridgeway to anyone who has the chance.  Caught up with Becca along the way and we ran the last 27 miles together - it was great to have the company, especially after it got dark. We were channelling Comrades - the aid station at mile 56 became 'Sahara Kingsmead Stadium' .

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 09:07

TB02 - I survived! Hot and sunny but spectacular scenery and a great race. I had vaguely pencilled in between 14 and 15 hours and was pleased to finish in 14:47 for a top 50 ladies' place. But goodness I'm stiff two days later - the hills have really taken it out of my hips and I'm still waddling like a penguin! 100kms is far enough, I think .

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 11:04
Good work Franz! It's one I fancy doing as well - I wonder if it's time to look into it more closely....

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 08:42
Thanks Kenno. Should be a voyage of discovery, I don't know what happens beyond 89km - I'm about to find out.

Sad news, again, from France this morning

Race to the stones 2016

Posted: 11/07/2016 at 11:36
How's everyone feeling for the final countdown? Looking warm for the weekend...

Calf guards

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 18:00
My calves tend to be my weak point, and I wear them for very long runs. As others have said, it may only be psychological, but if they prevent you from altering your gait because you're trying to avoid putting stress on an actual or potential injury, then that works for me.

Agree totally with FF though, I've never been attacked by an elephant whilst wearing them, 100% success rate.

Comrades 2017

Posted: 23/06/2016 at 21:06

Hi ZO. It's usually September sometime, but it doesn't sell out straightaway, there's plenty of time. Also, you don't have to have done your qualifier before you enter, you can do that later.

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 18:45
Nels - on my way back, via Trondheim. Very strange, running a race at night, in daylight! I'd love to go back again sometime and have a proper holiday in that part of the world. Beautiful scenery, lots of outdoorsy things to do, and fewer mosquitoes than I expected. Lovely to see many familiar faces from this thread, and to see a few friends up at the pointy end of the race. That was the last of my 'training run' races - next one will be Race to the Stones next month, which is my big race for spring/summer 2016.

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 09:59

Another one in Tromso for Midnight Sun (although Midnight Rain might be more appropriate). It's weird here - it does feel like the top of the world. And how do you prepare for a race starting at 8:30pm? Good luck to anyone racing this weekend (and anyone snorkelling at Glastonbury....)

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