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Talkback: Runners food - One-pot wonders

Posted: Today at 06:37

The first one is not too bad - I cooked the lentils a bit in the microwave before adding. However, the other half ate it but didn't vote for "again". The quantity was not stated on the recipe but I would say about 4. I guess I'll have to eat the leftovers :/

10 k target time?

Posted: Today at 06:30

Excellent. Congratulations, that's a great rate of improvement.

Did my first 10k, errr now what? Bit lost.

Posted: Yesterday at 12:31

I think you could look into maintenance training eg Also I think Hal Higdon's website has some plans for maintaining fitness between marathons that could be adapted. Or you could train for a slight variation like the Stockport 10 miler in December.

Previous Race Results

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 13:24

If it ever was on a website that you know of then you might be able to find an archive at


Talkback: Do I look like a man?

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 13:12

Anton Krupicka did some modelling recently,1348,7,anton-krupicka-le-runner-hipster.html but he doesn't look very happy about it.


Painful Calf

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 13:10

Internet diagnosis is never reliable but take a look at and see if it seems similar. I would have thought more likely though is you need to do some calf stretches.

Race strategy your thoughts

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 09:44

Banking time is the last thing you should be doing. Bank energy instead. In your build-up you most likely will have a test race or similar. Use this to estimate an honest time, then, if you want to follow a pacer, use the next slower one than your estimate. eg if your honest estimate is 4:05 then start with the 4:15 group. This will tend to correct the typical error of going out too fast that even elites make sometimes. In the last third you can speed up if you find you have banked energy to burn.

Sore Achilles

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 09:36

You've really got to take things like heel drops very seriously to stand a chance of doing any good. Look up suggested regimes on the net and follow one religiously for a few months or whatever it says. Achilles takes a relatively long time to sort out. It's not like a muscle strain, which has a good blood supply.

How do I have such a high heart rate?

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 14:30

Let's say you managed to average 90% of your max.10/9*184=204. That's only 10 beats more than the formula might predict. That formula has a standard deviation of about 10 so it doesn't suprise me at all. You need to know your true max, as already pointed out, if you want to do any training around threshold pace, eg tempo or intervals.

Advice on having a persistent cold

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 13:17

No, those are not symptoms of mineral or vitamin deficiency, unless your doctor has told you that. You need to go back to your doctor. Anything we can say by remote diagnosis over the internet is much, much less reliable than any information you'd get from a medical practitioner. As regards what training you can do, what can we say if you already tell us you are not able to run?

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