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New York 2016

Posted: 26/10/2016 at 17:08

A quick question for anybody who has run it before - 


Does anybody know if you are able to walk across the bridge to Staten Island on the morning to get to the start? I know you cannot any other day of the year, but can't work out if I can on the day. Have found a couple of very cheap airbnb places at the other end and a 40 minute walk sounds much more pleasurable to get to the start thn being up at 4:30 for a coach

New York 2016

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 11:56

Need to leave accommodation for the coach 5 hours before the race starts  

New York 2016

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 11:35

Am in Blue wave 1 Corral A, 9:50am start. Presume i'm with the speedier bunch as put down a time a lot faster than I am probably going to run now. Yikes

Low Carb (high fat) Pirates

Posted: 08/07/2016 at 12:33

Definitely sounds like pre-empting those specific periods where you feel you might stray could help!



Very stressful working week with v. long hours for me  - have had lots of cravings but other than a couple of small squares of 80% chocolate a few nights ago that helped satisfy those - i've been good.

Have been living off shop bought salads as well as salads I have made for lunch (with lots of fats in) - but missing hot, home cooked meals at the moment

Low Carb (high fat) Pirates

Posted: 03/07/2016 at 22:33
2 weeks in now for me, no carbs except for a few beers. Managed a gentle 23km run yesterday after no breakfast other than a bulletproof coffee - couldn't quite believe that. Definitely eating a lot less now as well, and with very few cravings.

Have made some savoury fat bombs today that I found online. Effectively just butter blocks with bacon crumbs on them.

Loving the group chat and to hear how others are getting on

Low Carb (high fat) Pirates

Posted: 23/06/2016 at 17:07

Should also say I don't have a lot to lose particularly, so 4kg felt like a huge loss in such a short space of time.

Low Carb (high fat) Pirates

Posted: 23/06/2016 at 17:06

OK time to stop lurking, as focusing on LCHF and on day 4 now of no carbs (or pretty much no carbs). Am not tracking as I find it becomes a barrier to keeping it up - am eating a lot but the only cravings I have really had have been for more food, but I suppose that's a good sign? No sugar cravings at all - I have a very sweet tooth and so this is great news for me.


Down 4kg since Monday morning, however that was after a very heavy beer and food weekend, so it's probably more like 2/3kg down. I am the lightest I have been in over a year though, in only 4 days, so wondering if I really am not eating enough?


Usual day would be coffee and coconut oil, with 4 eggs and veg for breakast

Nuts or carrots to snack on

Large chicken salad for lunch

afternoon snack of nuts, or a second shop bought salad when they go half price at the local POD at 3:30

meat and veg in the evening, lots of veg


Feeling great after only 4 days, but haven't done much exercise. Will see how it goes when I try and go for a long run at the weekend and take no gels or anything with me

Deva middle distance

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 14:46

Good race BR. I'm also a chaser, and was supposed to be there last Sunday until a planned and then subsequently cancelled work trip meant that I didn't fancy paying the £120 for accommodation that it would have cost at the last minute! Great run split!

Night of Flanders Marathon

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 23:13

Sorry to drag up an old thread but made more sense than starting a new one. Did you race this? Am thinking of running in two weeks but keen to know if it would count for GFA as well

Outlaw half

Posted: 31/05/2016 at 16:07

Hope everyone had a good day out? Epic supporting from the usual supporters, even if I was trying to stay tucked under the radar! Couldnt resist a cheeky couple of shouts though


Less than ideal training for me, so was very happy to go several minutes under target time!

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