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Running Socks

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 23:53

Why padded? - seems an odd requirement. I agree with Booktrunk that injinji toe socks are good, but I dont' weat another pair on top of them.

Newbie Triathlon questions

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 23:28

I only ever did one triethlon, and what I learned is that you need to put some sort of lubrication round the neck of your wetsuit, or you'll risk a big raw area round your neck from wetsuit chafing.............................or maybe  it was just me...............

2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 20:59

OH- I've always been intruiged by the cape wrath thing, but I'm really bad at consecutive day running unless it is at a snail's pace. Are you doing the full week?- well done beating Elspeth!

Stewart C- I think a few hills does a lot of good- trouble is that I've done so little flat stuff that I'm not used to a decent pace now. Will fix this over the next 6 weeks, as my next marathon is flat.

I felt very lacking in energy this morning on my tready recovery run, although my legs feel OK- probably just due to the rather optimistic early return to high mileage post -'s OK, though, holiday next week.

Right Buttock Pain from running

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 13:43

Severe pain on weightbearing needs looked at urgently in case it's a stress fracture- sports physio might be helpful, but so might GP, depending on their level of knowledge/ interest in excercise- related injuries. Meanwhile this sounds like on that needs to be properly rested!


P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 11:22

Well done Millsy for being up and dog walking before noon on day 1 post ultra- that's better than average, I think!- most people are still lying in a heap, or are just eating.

Well done Tom13-10k is definately a sprint event-I used to love them , but the thought just makes me shudder at the moment! Not sure I'd want to jog 8 miles after a hard race!

50 parkruns is great, SK- I've only done about 4, must try it again,- would certainly help me push the speed, maybe I'll get a free weekend sometime, but it seems difficult to get free on saturday morninigs.

Potential Future Army Officer and In Desperate Need of Help...

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 18:12

All I know about army officer selection/ trainig comes from TV shows, but- yes, they may well look at the interweb to check you out, also, even if you comfortably make the target pace for 1.5 miles, don't rest on your laurels, if you get in, it gets a lot tougher after that! Finally- use whatever kit/ footwear you have to use for the actual test- if you are allowed your own trainers, use them for trainig, or you'll exacerbate any niggles, although obviously you will ultimately need to learn to run /walk long distances in boots as well.

London Marathon 2017, 21.4 Stone in January.

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 17:24

You can maximise your weight loss/fitness gains by cross-training between your run days- 3 -4 runs per week is probably the max you should try to start with, don't get tempted to rush it and try to run every day, as you will injure yourself after about  6 weeks. Your other gym work/ cycling coudl fit in nicely betweenruns.

The smart phone will help wit hthe couch to 5k programme, but a runnig watch is prbaby better for pace/ distance measurement once you get going.

Good luck!

The 2016 Fort William Marathon medal

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 17:03

This is a great race ( although somewhat hilly towards the end!)- can't make it this year, but will be back one day. Chris did a great job wit hthe weather last year, it's the midgies that are the major threat!

P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 16:47

Go Millsy- not far off finishing. looking at the tracker- hope it's not as hot down there as it was this morning on my run.

19 miles recce run on the route for my next ultra- perhaps a bit too early to do such a long run after the Fling, but actually I felt fine until about 2 miles to go, then my legs turned to lead- luckily 2 of the others running wuth me could sympsthise, as they did the same race as well, 2 weeks ago- but took 3 hours or so less than me- lightweights! - It's just a sprint for thes efast guys, whereas I get me money's worth.

All sorted for my next marathon- Arran on 25th june- have to get th eferry over, but Arran is so stunning that my OH seems happy enough to come over with me, so I'll avoid any driving. I am actually going to try to run this marathon properly, rather than carry all my ultra gear, and do it slowly as a trainig run.............we'll see.

...........Spose I'd better do some faster sessions, then?- am going to use the P&D multiple marathon schedule, ( complicated by an overseas holiday), for Arran, so am still in the first 2 weeks recovery phase.

2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 16:29

Good park running CJ- Tooting is close to where I grew up-I don't miss it. Scotland is a great place to run!

NP- how they get away with  some of these thing in the car trade eludes me- I have been scammed in the past, more than once.

I've tried both body pump, and spin bikes as cross trainig- both hurt like hell- I'd rather run unless I'm injured.

Well done on the intervals, guys- my least favourite bit of P&D!

I am still recovering from the Fling- managed to (mostly walk) up a steep hilly route on thursday, and run back down- it was glorious sunshine up here.

Today, I went for a (probably ill-advised) 19 mile recce run on the route of my next ultra- I'm probably a bit sunburnt, as well as fairly knackered now- I was really feeling it by the end!- Not as well recovered as I thought!

I've just booked all my hotels/ ferries for my next marathon- Arran on 25th june, so going over on the ferry the night before, and staying in a posh hotel- the marathon is a stand- alone event that takes place at the same time/ place as th erun stage of an ironman, so at least I will be one of the fresher runners on route. It is said to be a flat course, so I'll try to run it for a time, rather than as a trainig run like ll my other marathons in the last 3 years.

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