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dubkev

Member since Jul 2008 • Last active May 2018

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    Clif Bars

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    it ends up taking up most of your Sunday.

    Well, that's definitely the nail in the coffin for me then. No way would that work for me. I barely get away with the Parkruns on a Saturday.

    I'm happy to stick with the halfs... it's doable with some effort and training, without killing myself. I only started running at 40 so any learning/training curve to get up to a marathon fitness level is going to be far longer than someone in their 20s.

    Does anyone know when the Hackney Half photos get put online?

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    It wasn't meant in any nasty way,

    I didn't think you did!

    My dad did a marathon when he was 30 and then never ran again. His stories put me off it.

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    Didn't you have doubts about running >10k when you started?

    I don't remember, would probably have to trawl through this thread from about ten months ago, but that realistically strikes me as something I would have said alright. When I went for my first run about eleven months ago I managed about 3km before giving up.

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    Yikes! Hope you're alright now. I got a wave of light headedness at the finish, like if you stand up too quickly sometimes, but it passed. Did they give you oxygen? I went to some sort of yoga tent to stretch out afterwards, and again when I got up I felt very woozy. But it passed quickly and I got my bike to ride home.

    I stripped my top off after the first third or so of the run. I didn't care how chavvy it looked. I was just too hot to have any sort of top on. I usually run after 9 pm when the kids are in bed, so I'm not used to handling running in the sun at all.

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    Thank you. That was tough going. How anyone can do twice that distance is beyond me.

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    Whoop! 1:49 for me!

    @salmonchild I looked for you at the finish line but you were gone, sorry

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    I think I'm starting to get a bit of nerves about tomorrow! Maybe because I've actually done some training for this one.

    Iain I'm going to write "LFGSS Running (ex polo)"* on mine. I'll keep an eye out for you around the 1:50 pacer.

    *i have every intention of going back when the kids get older.

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    Thanks Jono, I don't think I could start out at 1:45 pace though, I imagine I would burn out too quickly.

    I've put together a mix for myself on my music, with the tracks edited down to lengths between 5:00 and 5:30 and arranged in the intended 1km times... hopefully that will guide me...

    I'm in Pen H at the start, probably because I put in a slower time when I registered than what I'm aiming for now. Is it easy enough to get into another area at the start?

    (running definitely the new bike polo then)

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-44153­864

    Newsbeat is such barrel bottom sludge. I shudder to think that the content on there is supposedly aimed at developing minds.

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