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Scottish Runners

Posted: Yesterday at 19:10

I am thinknig of a park run this saturday..........can't think why, since my legs feel ike lead! Hey ho.

Might try victoria park, as I need to go to a meeting at Glas univ at 11am, so should be handy.

Did a slow 10k slog this am- legs tired after spinning yesterday on top of the weekend's 22 miles,plus an interval session on monday.

I did wonder about going to see the fling go off, but it's too early in the morning- I will be interested in the reports, as I want to do it next year.

From 0 to a Marathon in 22 weeks.

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 20:55

book trunk- not meaning to be alarmist- but if you are coughing up blood, you should see your GP! It needs to be checked out....................... ( I am a doctor-a neurosurgeon now, but I remember vaguely back to my basic traiing that this should be checked out ).

Shiftwork Training and Running

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 19:33

If you've done a night, and need to shift your body clock back to "day light" time, a fairly gentle run in the day light after a 3-4 hour kip, and then stay up for a few hours is a brillaint way of coping with the change over between shifts.

You will need to plan around a non- 7 day traiing pattern- it may be difficut to follow a normal plan of your shift pattern puts you into something more like a 10 day pattern- you can just do your LSR's every 10days, but then it wwill take a lot longer to build up the distance - ie 18x10 days, instaed of 18 weeks- the good thing about it, though, is that the risk of injury is probably lower, with at slower build up, and you can put in a couple of extra mid-length , medium long runs into each extra- long "week". 

Where do you live?

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 15:49

I grew up amoung arogant wankers, moved to be a Wannabee English, and am now perpetually drunk! Definitely ended up in the best place.


wannabe ultra runner?

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 15:42

I agree- the only good reason to do marathons is as long traing runs in company as part of your ultra training................I have quite enjoyed plodding around at a comfortable pace for these- it's odd how little extra time you need to take to make it a whole different experience..............less than 60 sec/ mile slower than PB marathon pace, and it is just a nice day out!

wannabe ultra runner?

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 18:53

I find I can eat all sorts of things at ultra pace- flapjacks, percy piglet sweets, chocolate milk, and crisps. At marathon pace I just feel sick all the time!

As mentioned abve - slow down sufficiently that you can eat, and you'll be fine!

Scottish Runners

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 18:49

Where is everyone? perhaps outside in the sunshine??- Did my 11 mile commute homw from work this moring,a then a 2 hour walk with my OH. Feet sore now! Could really go a beer.

Hope everyone is having a good long weekend.

Hawthorn in the eye

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 18:02

A penetrating eye injury can easily happen without it being that obvious to the unintiated, but I would expect any casualty doctor to recognise the signs and refer urgently. this includes a trainee doctor- I certainly was able to recognise this type of injury when I was only 18months after finishing medical school.

Even if the doctor that sees you in A&E is a trainee, there should always be a consultant on duty availalbe to advise for the more difficult cases.- Different in some minor injuries units, of course, but a fully fledged A&E should have senior staff availalbe.

Robert Berry

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 08:00

His blog is easy to find- actually they've provided a link to his website via the news story- his traing looks good, but he did seem to be struggling with asthma- talks about using an inhaler a lot in the traing runs.............wonder what happened.


I think we all know that the overall chances of dying are lower if we are fitter, but that if you're going to go, a marathon is a likely place for it to happen. You always wonder whether there are warning symptoms, or whether it is really as sudden as it is protrayed in the media.

wannabe ultra runner?

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 07:56

Can't comment about trainig plans for an ultra- I've never really done anything more , mileage-wise, than for a marathon......................mind you, that's probably why I'm near the back!

Practice going slowly, eating, wearing a rucksack, and spending a very long time on feet, back-to-backs are one option, but not the only way to do this- you could do a few very long runs ( enter a marathon as a trainig race, if you can find one that's hilly enough).

Good luck.

I'm sure that I would do better if I trained properly, but I'm just saying- there is a good chance of making it around a 50k without committing to crazy mileage.

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