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Heart rate

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 16:28

I also meant to say, the article was writen by a medical expert, rather than forum opinion.

Heart rate

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 16:25

Mark, I get this happening too. I read an article on here ages ago saying that extreme variations in HR could be an indicator of being super fit - or at the very least, it's not a thing to be concerned about.

I  see if i can find it and post.

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 10:45

Tim, I am excited for you! And yes, all OK with me (touch wood) - managed 4 miles last night

As for the gels - I try different ones all the time. In fact, if a particular race is using X brand, I will use them on the day (although I always have an emergency stash of my own on my pocket). I have my personal favourites - the GU and Cliff brand both do a chocolate one (yum) and there was a choc mint one which was like After Eights - alas no longer available.

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 09:53

Westy - I will check in nearer the time re Manc 10K.

Your comment must have been on my mind because last night I had a dream that I met you in a cafe prior to the race, we got chatting and decided to go out boozing and missed the race altogether  Sounds preferable!!

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 15:22

Just popped on for a quick skim-read catch up and to let you know my leg-break recovery is going OK. I’m up to 3.5 miles ‘jogging’ now and I’m confident I can make the Manchester 10K (May) with my sister.

I’ve just read Wenty’s Jerusalem race report – flipping heck, that sounds tough. Well done, mate. 

Who’s up next?

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 15:09

Just catching up Tim (you can tell I am in work, never have time to read at home ). Exciting times ahead, I bet you're itching to get on with it

Edinburgh Marathon 2105

Posted: 13/02/2015 at 13:05

Yes 1st march. I also have a place going spare if you know anyone who might want it...

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 13/02/2015 at 11:01

Yeah, Wenty it is quite demoralising, but in a way I’m used to it now – I’ve been injured one way or another since November 2013 (hip, then hamstring tear, then leg break/dislocation), so I’ve forgotten what it’s like to run well (for me ). I’d like to get back to marathons, but I am realistic in that it might not happen. I anticipate further issues as a result of me compensating for the injured side. I’m in no rush, what will be will be. I plucked up the courage to get back on my bike earlier in the week, so imagine I’ll do a bit more of that too.

RunCat – good point! I don’t want to ‘beat’ beat my sister…but we’ll probably run together and I don’t want her having to wait for me

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 13/02/2015 at 10:07

Marrows – Thanks for asking. I’m ‘running’ very short distances (less than a mile) around 3 times a week. I feel like I could handle a bit further but my injured side feels clumpy/weak so I’m running with a limp and therefore scared to increase it too much for fear of getting an injury elsewhere! I’m hoping the clumpy/limpy (technical term ) thing will lessen as my calf and ankle gets a bit stronger/springier.


My short term goal is to manage 10K by early May as I’ve entered a race with my non running sister and I don’t want her showing me up

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 13/02/2015 at 09:20

Fergster, if it's the Liverpool Rock n Roll Mara, my friend did it last year and loved it. According to her, great party atmosphere at the finish. Bit undulating, so not PB friendly. Also, there were a few minor issues with the route signage/directions, but nothing major. it was the first year, so hopefully they've learned from it. But why do Liverpool when you could do Edinburgh?


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