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Starting back

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 12:55

Well done, but do you have a question  ?

Some beginning questions.

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 12:24

You can run in boots (I did in the Army) but my recommendation would be get some running shoes, the majority start around £30 get them in black and if you quit they'll be fine for everyday use.The last thing you want if you start enjoying your run is to get an injury that keeps you off your feet for a few weeks.

Just starting out :)

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 12:09

Swimming is fantastic for off running days, practically no chance of injury (drowning however is a possibility which will hamper your training) I try and get a few lengths, alternating from breast 1 length back 1 length then speed with front crawl 2 lengths and repeat..I generally find the next day I can run easily up to 10k with no issues on my legs, currently training for Bolton HM this Sunday and I believe the cross training has helped with my speed 

Good luck with your training 


10k in 8 weeks

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 17:26

Couple or more thoughts for you ..The brain gives up long before the body needs too, don't think about the miles before you, but about the miles you have completed, the quickest way to the finish line is to run..

And be in the moment, concentrate on what you are doing, don't worry about what is ahead ...'are you going to need to walk' doesn't matter until you 'need' to walk so don't think about it, if you do need to focus on something start imagining the finish line or that nice long soak in the bath afterwards...distance running is all in the mind

I have the Liverpool Half Marathon on Sunday, only got up to 10 miles in training before I got injured, so I will be just hobbling around but I know I can finish, and so will you. Good luck 

Half marathon - should I change my diet?

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 17:52

Pasta is your friend and it's cheap 

10k in 8 weeks

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 17:39

When you say you could only 'hack' three minutes, why, was it the weather or road conditions ? 

I am guessing that you may have started too fast, so first you need to find a pace you are happy with (you should be able to run and hold a conversation), maybe do a walk / run e.g walk to one lampost then run to another and small increases after that ..two lamposts running one walking etc...ensure you warm up before your run and warm down afterwards hopefully to fend off injuries 

8 weeks is doable as you don't have to get to 6.2 miles in training (that's just for the race) aim for 5 miles, with the knowledge on the day/ race conditions will get you to the finish line 

Good luck and just take it easy if this is your first race, just enjoy the atmosphere any time you complete is a PB, start towards the back as you don't want to get in the way of the faster runners (besides you will be surprised how many people you overtake) 

Three words

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 13:21

New job tuesday

Any first timers want to talk about VLM 2015?

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 09:58

Well done to all of you ..


Posted: 23/04/2015 at 15:38

In the Army BFT we had pacers front and back ..as long as you finished ahead of the back pacer you passed ....is it the same in the Navy ? I know on the day with the build up most of the guys I did BT  with, passed ..Good luck with it

Bit the bullet!

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 13:43

Which Marathon and when ?, check out the course is it flat, hilly ? read up on any reviews that have been posted on this site...Agree with Cougie get yourself a training plan,this will help you to avoid injuries

If you fancy it, join a running club,you will find plenty of Marathon runners there who will also help with your training, advice etc..

Main bit is to enjoy your running and don't worry if you have a bad run, feel tired getting nowhere etc.. we all go through those stages

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