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dubkev

Member since Jul 2008 • Last active Aug 2017

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    Saw you've signed up to the Hackney Half. Good stuff! I'm hoping to be up to that standard by Jan or Feb. Did 12km on Tuesday night, was a bit wrecked yesterday, but going to try again with that tonight, and then regularly for the next two or three weeks and then move up to 14 or 15.

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    It's usually after 11 pm when I get home after running. I'm not hungry at that time.

    I think I'll just keep going to bed, even if it means lying awake looking at the ceiling for an hour before drifting off.

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    what do people do after their run? I stretch following instructions on a you tube video, then have a warm shower.

    But then, what next? Do you go to bed? I've found if I'm in a sitting position after running, for only an hour, I get up and I'm all creaky and aches. If I'm not lying flat after a run, my back hurts a bit the next day.

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    thanks. Running in Dublin would involve getting there though! I don't tend to visit "home" much any more for various reasons. London = home, now. My Dad did the marathon in 1980, told me good stories about hitting his wall in Clontarf.

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    Do you make your own dough Ed? Have you got a recipe?

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    Thanks for the advice and info. That does seem wildly optimistic though about the weekly increases. I'm not sure I could bump it up so much in a short space of time, without collapsing.

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    So I am now two months after my initial foray into running. My first run was 2.5km, I am now doing 10km three times a week. Feeling pretty wiped out the day after, but slowly improving. Legs are ok, but generally fatigued, sleepy by mid afternoon. Takes me just under an hour to do the 10km, but pace is very slowly improving.

    Obviously I'm nowhere in the same league as some people here, but I'm reasonably happy with my progress, given I'm 40, never ran before, and generally ran on heavy fuel for most of my twenties and thirties...

    Do people think a half marathon would be achievable in the new year?

  • in Bike Polo
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    Golf clubs don't work very well. Mine lasted about three weeks before splitting.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Awesome. I mean, my mate says awesome.

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