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How do you cook Basmati Rice?

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 20:42

I always prefer to steam rice. Takes a bit longer but tastes much better and a nicer texture. Just a bit of water in the rice in a bowl and steam for about 20 mins. Perfect every time. Soak the rice first and its even better but not sure why. 

Tell me it gets easier!

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 17:21

Thanks for the encouragment Pez. Well done on the 10 miles. I look forward to getting to that stage.

Brighton Marathon 2016

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 17:12

I ran a mile continuous today. After 2 1000m repeats. I'll take that. 

Pirate DIY Half IM 2015

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 17:09

I'll check train times out Mrs SA. Good idea. Thanks for the offer of a couch. After 3 years in a caravan I can tell you that a real house is posh. 

Tell me it gets easier!

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 11:12

Yeh! 1000m run/200m walk; 1000m run/300m walk; 1600m run/slow 400m walk home to flump. 

Pace: Not much more than walking pace

Effort: More than twice that of walking pace lol. 

First goal of running a mile non-stop: Big tick. 

Tell me it gets easier!

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 09:43

Hello everyone. Can I join in please? I've had a break from runnning for 2 years and just started out again. Oh my its hard! Allibongo - I also get more pain than pleasure at the moment and I'm willing myself out the door right now. I'm up to running about half a mile non-stop at a 13min/mile pace then I have to walk for about 4 mins. I'm not following any program cos looking at my watch all the time drives me mad. I run to a land mark then try  and push a bit further, then walk to the next land mark and so on. I huff and puff.

First aim is to run for 30mins non stop, no matter how slow the pace. If I'm not walking I'm running. 

Its good to read success stories and remind myself that it does get more enjoyable. I've tried a couple of "comebacks" last year but gave up. But I've now entered Brighton marathon next year and there is no other way I'm going to shift the weight I've put on so I'd better get out the door. See you all later.

 

Pirate DIY Half IM 2015

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 09:34

*Howls loudly* Looking doubtful that my car will be mended in time for the drive to Pirate land.   Taking my name off list for now but will add on again if things change.

*goes off to sulk*

Friday Night Pub SA 
Mrs SA 
Jordy 
Lee the Pea 
Seren 
Blaidd drwg 
Britrisky 
Ironbaws 
Red Stripe 
Batty H 
Hofmeister Bear & Mrs Bear 
LittleClown

Saturday Competing 
Mrs SA (Number 2) 
Seren (69) 
Blaidd Ddwg (96) (R) 
Blue Peter (B00B) 
Britrisky (will just do the bike leg) 
JPGB 
Lumpty 
Ironbaws 
Redstripe (1418) 
Uncharted Waters
LittlePhyllis14 
CanIRunYet 
DurhamBiker 
Batty H

Saturday Marshalling 
SA 
Jordy 
Lee the Pea 
Britrisky (later on) 
Fat Lass 
Hofmeister Bear 
LittleClown
Nicko (when I arrive)

Saturday Night Pub 
SA 
Mrs SA 
Jordy 
Lee the Pea 
Ironbaws 
Seren 
Blaidd Drwg 
Britrisky 
Red Stripe 
Uncharted Waters  
SA Senior 
Mrs SA Senior 
LittlePhyllis14 
CanIRunYet 
DurhamBiker 
Fat Lass 
Batty H 
Hofmeister Bear & Mrs Bear LittleClown
Nick

Sunday Competing 
SA 
Red Stripe (1418) 
Razor (007) 
Horse (999) 
Andy Leeming 
Tired Badger 
Fat Lass 
Hofmeister Bear 
LittleClown
Nicko (888)

Sunday Marshalling 
Mrs SA 
Jordy 
Seren 
Blaidd drwg 
Blue Peter (B00B) 
Lee the Pea 
Britrisky 
Ironbaws (can marshal til lunchtime) 
Uncharterd Waters 

LittlePhyllis14 
CanIRunYet 
DurhamBiker 
Batty H

 

 

Brighton Marathon 2016

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 09:26

Meadower - speed and me don't agree lol. Last time I did Brighton I trained really hard and had a mentor from here, did intervals and everything but only managed 5:40. Just get round will make me happy trust me. Off for a little run/walk plod in a minute. Up to running 9 minutes walk 3 mins for 30min. Its hard, I'm shattered and puffing at the moment. Wondering about going back to heart rate training once I've got some inital fitness back. 

 

Brighton Marathon 2016

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 12:29

*dusts off trainers and running for dummies manual*  I'm in! Not run for over 2 years and struggling to run for more than 10 minutes without a walking break but excited and motivated to be back. First goal to run 30mins non-stop. Marathon goal to just get round preferably sub 6. Aiming high I am.  

Hello everyone. 

Pirate DIY Half IM 2015

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 14:38

That sounds good SA.

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