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  • I like to do 10k's in between mara's to mix it up @Sainsburys_Ed.

    Rolled my ankle the other day out of nowhere. It stung but recovered for today, whereupon I just rolled it again much worse. At the end of a good long run too! Road rash on my hand and shoulder from impact as I went arse over head. Had a 2 mile hobble of shame home. Never done this before until this week. Considering going back to my trusty UltraBoost. Damn.

  • If of interest to anyone, I've got a nearly new* pair of Saucony Peregrine 10 (2020 model) in size 5.5 / 38.5 to sell on behalf of my mum. She bought them last month for £115 and was hoping to get £75 for them.. Collection in Bristol or can post for free.

    • Worn for one 5k before realising they are too tight

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  • Interesting concept for a race https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/56720358

  • ^ think this featured last year when there was some controversy ?

  • Saw physio today - Strained abductor was the diagnosis but after a full gym session he's happy for me to ease back in to running and have a S&C programme. Haven't run since March marathon so cant wait to get back out there

  • Not sure I can do 1km at that pace. In fact pretty sure I can’t..

  • email from Park Run. Back on 5th June.

  • New shoe day! Brought them out for a quick 5km after work. Featherlite and super comfy. Reckon they'll be good at a decent clip too. Will give them a proper test over the weekend.


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  • Definitely overdid it this month (with swimming and 5-a-side included) but need a final 6k run to finish of the corresponding Strava challenge for April.

    Will take it a bit easier in May, less swimming but the weekly spinning classes start again on the 17th (caveat Covid).

    Need to add in lots of low intensity cycling to help get the weight down as I just can't do it with running/swimming alone.

  • Getting closer to MAF pace. I did a 6km recovery run today, quite gentle (as I'm tired/broken), and averaged only 6 bpm above the maximum as per MAF.

    Hopefully through a combination of weight loss and increased fitness I'll get to be able to recovery runs at the max HR suggested by MAF and then the pace will slowly pick up from there.

    I'm 3kg of weight loss from starting intervals though, so it's a definite double-edged sword.

  • Sigh. My five-month streak without injuries has ended. I got a little overexcited at my first ever in-person training session last week even though I was a bit fatigued and probably went a bit OTT trying to keep up with the fast boys and started getting a pain in my right thigh. However, instead of being sensible and my coach/physio being literally RIGHT THERE, I said nothing and did a few more drills, and continued to say nothing until I ran a few days later and the pain came back and I had to finally fess up to my coach.

    He obviously took all my running off the plan for the rest of the week to rest it. Could be the first signs of a stress fracture (damn you weak cycling bones) so I really need to not let it get any worse or it'll really cack things up for my marathon training.

    Spent the evening feeling really gutted because my training had been going really well, but I guess every journey has its stumbling blocks.

  • just bought some nike react flynit infinity's as part of my quest to run slower, longer and more often. I'm absolutely nailing the first objective - one out of three aint bad

  • ^ brilliant

  • before I chuck them on ebay would anyone like a pair of these in 42.5?

    https://www.runnersworld.com/gear/a27045­820/hoka-one-one-gaviota-2-review/

    really excellent condition - only worn a couple of times but too small for me
    £40

  • Got back into running recently and loving it and slowly increasing my miles.

    This morning I experimented with food/drink for a half marathon distance.

    Set off after an expresso and half a glass of water just after 7 and it was freezing cold in Essex.
    My home town is reasonably quiet then and the route (I made up as i went along) had a few hilly parts but nothing drastic and I stayed away from the steepest ones.

    I had an asda brand protein bar for the run and no drink (Winter/Spring -I don't/can't normally drink on a run)
    https://groceries.asda.com/product/prote­in-bars-snacks/asda-sports-nutrition-pro­tein-bar-cookies-cream-flavour/910002359­510

    I've read/heard that consuming 200 -300 calories an hour whilst running is a good rate of intake.The bar I had was 368.
    I ate 2/3 of the bar after 50 mins and surprised that it tasted rather good and easy to eat with no liquid.
    At about 1hr 20 I finished the bar.

    Distance 13.2 miles at 1.59.41 which I'm pleased with and had to stop for traffic a couple of times covering the distance.

    The bar did seem to give me energy for the distance covered but was flagging a little towards the last mile or so.

    Edit -Back in 2012 ,I ran an organised road half with a time of 1:46:20 and I'm approaching half a century in age.

    Any tips, Advice or recommendations will be gratefully received.

  • You shouldn't really need to eat much for couple of hours running if you're well fuelled from the day before and have had bit of breakfast (I'd have more than an espresso and water, personally).
    Maybe a few gels which will be similar calories to the bar you ate. I'd suggest a few isotonic gels just so that you're getting some liquid along with the sugar hit though - you'll suffer more from not drinking anything that you will from not eating.

  • Thanks @duncs

    You shouldn't really need to eat much for couple of hours running if you're well fuelled from the day before and have had bit of breakfast (I'd have more than an espresso and water, personally)

    Eating before exercise (Running/Cycling) has never worked well for me.

    I'd suggest a few isotonic gels

    Any favourite's ?

  • Tbf for 2hrs @ low intensity there should generally be no need to carry food or drink. The body is an incredible machine. Might need to build up to this progressively over time if new to it.

  • ^ I totally agree with this.

    In the past I've been pretty thirsty after a two hour run but not excessively so. Would want to drink something beyond two hours though for sure. Obviously depends on the weather and intensity.

  • Yep - I tend to want water after 90 minutes if it’s hot, and maybe a gel if I’m doing (or “when I used to do” is more accurate) intervals or high intensity stuff. But under normal circumstances then easier to go without food or water for a couple of hours.

  • Distance 13.2 miles at 1.59.41 which I'm pleased with

    You are right to be pleased, nice one.

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