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Posted: 20/07/2016 at 20:45

"performance is going in the right direction I'm glad to say"

Planning a race/fun run

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 15:44

I have organised a 'fun run' this year and it was great! Weather was perfect, nearly 40 people turned up, it was a lot of work but great fun. I am definitely doing another one.

All organised/advertised  on Facebook and involved running in a local nature reserve. We asked for donations to go to the volunteers who maintain the reserve.

I did a careful risk assessment and asked someone who had never been to the venue to run around and point out potential hazards. This is important as I am so used to the route I will not necessarily see obvious problems.

I would suggest that you get people who are familiar with this entry road what their opinion is; runners and non-runners. Remember that a hazard is a problem that a 'reasonable person' would consider a hazard.

Also remember that the Police are not unapproachable! Talk to them! But getting them involved adds huge complexity to something that can become surprisingly complex.

If this is a big event then talk to a local running club? I am sure they would love to have help with their club event and this would be a great learning experience for you?

Good luck

Obese begginner running?

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 15:14

Nothing to add to the above advice, but remember, you are not alone!

KING KONG DONG IS BACK: 50 minute 4.75 miler, to 35 minute 5 miler, in 12 weeks

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 16:44
KING KONG DONG wrote (see)

i probably wont get it done in time

will i progress faster doing these very slow runs?

If you get a chance have a look at the 'MAF method' I don't fully endorse all of what he says but this is a quote from the Dr Phil,

"We live in a quick-fix society. Everyone is looking for that single, magical diet or miracle workout plan that will change their lives overnight. But that’s a fiction, a false promise—and it’s exactly the one that all the health and fitness magazines love to promise their readers"

But his philosophy is that we should always regulate our pace to ensure we are fit to run again in our next session. So; by cutting out the 'down time' caused by injury and illness (that will always follow overtraining), you will progress better and more consistently.


Why do people do Ultras?

Posted: 13/07/2016 at 10:17

No; but thank you! The Cotswold way is now on my bucket list

Why do people do Ultras?

Posted: 12/07/2016 at 13:24
LogicScience wrote (see)
Yeah 102 miles sounds like lack of commitment to me, bet you dragged it out most of a day too.

Two days 8 pubs and 14 pints to be precise

Why do people do Ultras?

Posted: 11/07/2016 at 22:16
LogicScience wrote (see)
SideBurn wrote (see)

I do ultras because I find them easier than 5k, 10k and 1/2 Marathons! More sociable and less recovery time.


What's the story behind less recovery time?

I think that because you run slower the muscles don't take such a hammering? I find that half marathons are the most harsh. Maybe I don't commit myself enough when running ultras?

So for instance I ran a 42 miler one day and ran a PB and second in class 10 km the next!

However a week after my last ultra I am still limping, but it was 102 miles!

KING KONG DONG IS BACK: 50 minute 4.75 miler, to 35 minute 5 miler, in 12 weeks

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 13:14

Not for ubermensch KKD though VDOT52, pain is only weakness leaving the body!


KING KONG DONG IS BACK: 50 minute 4.75 miler, to 35 minute 5 miler, in 12 weeks

Posted: 05/07/2016 at 19:06

How long to train? 8 years!

But I have a suspicion that I won my first race before you were born! So probably longer than that!

fatigue exortion

Posted: 05/07/2016 at 17:01

I would finish the Trimetoprim before starting running again!

Btw it is likely that the urinary infection (UTI) was caused by not drinking enough, I suggest you drink A LOT more!

It is good to hear you are on the mend and thank you for the update. UTI's can really knock you for 6 and have quite bizarre symptoms

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