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Trail runs near to South London

Posted: Today at 21:27

Miffles - yes I can, that's perfect, thanks. I can see where I went wrong last time. I know the Thames Path from the Barrier up to Hampton Court, and the bit before Oxford, but I must explore the bit in between.

Trail runs near to South London

Posted: Today at 18:55

Dan A - which side of the river does the path go on if you're heading upstream after Hampton Court? Do you keep going on the Palace side or cross over the bridge and up the other side? I got a bit lost trying to find the Thames Path up there.

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: Today at 18:48

You'll be fine Wendy. If you can get into the habit of running 4 times a week by the end of the year, that's a very good base line to start from.

And it is all about habit. If you know that, say Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday nights are running nights (or mornings, if that works better for you), and Sunday is your long run day, you can get into the habit of arranging your life around that. Once your brain is programmed to go out for, say, half an hour on a Tuesday night, you don't  even have to think about it, you just go. Make life as easy for yourself as possible - lay out your kit the night before, or pack your bag. And once you're in the habit of going out 4 times a week you can increase the length of the runs as you get into marathon training proper.

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: Yesterday at 15:52

 I usually try to avoid exiting during a race, but maybe that's just me.

Clawing  my way back to marathon fitness, Dunoon half marathon yesterday, first time I've run that distance for a while with no walking breaks. Tailwind on the way back helped me take 20s a mile off my average pace for the second half. 46 miles in the bag for the last 7 days. steady as she goes.

Comrades 2016

Posted: 30/07/2015 at 17:04
I'm suffering as well. Took it easy for six weeks or so, just a few short runs a week. Now trying to get back into marathon training and my legs are just dead. Half way through a 10 miler yesterday I had to pull over into a coffee shop for some bags of sugar because I ran out of blood sugar. I'm thinking of trying some plyometrics to try and encourage a bit more zip.

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 21:48

How did it go at the fizz, Kenno? Did you get any answers?

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 07:49

Runbaz - I've been using the TomTom cardio for the past few weeks and have been quite impressed. It also has a wrist-based HRM and connects wirelessly to an app with Bluetooth. Heart rate training is a bit of a novelty for me so I'm still learning. 

First week of marathon training completed. I'm getting there, but alarmed at how much stamina I feel I've lost since May. I was expecting to have lost speed, as I wasn't doing any speed training, but I was hoping to have some residual stamina left. Didn't feel like it during a hilly 10 miles yesterday. Hopefully it'll come back.

Garmin v TomTom

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 20:37

Feedback from Newham 10k yesterday. The event is organised by the Great Run lot, so was presumably reasonably accurately measured, and the TomTom made it 9.93km. Which is close enough for me. I find it actually more comfortable to wear than my old 310xt, which was always a bit clunky (although I have quite small wrists and wear it on almost the tightest hole in the strap). I was also wearing purple calf guards, although that's not directly relevant to the accuracy of the watch.

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 20:28

Kenno - what the others said about getting it seen to early. By walking and running on an injury you'll be altering your gait to compensate, so even if the original problem is fixed, you may find you've developed another one somewhere else. It may be something as simple as tight muscles that can be helped with some stretching and deep tissue massage. 

So, my Valencia plan started today, as is traditional, with a rest day and the beginnings of a sore throat. Onwards and upwards !

Garmin v TomTom

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 21:16

Another fan of the TomTom here - I was getting so fed up with the Garmin software freezing and refusing to upload and generally being a pain that I switched. Very impressed so far. I haven't used an HRM in the past because I don't get on with chest straps, but the wrist one seems to work really well.

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