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Offline Yossarian

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« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2010, 05:08:42 PM »
Did the Reading Half Marathon today. Ten minutes slower than last year and a lot more knackered. There is a lot to be said for training. Going to enter the canal one and train properly for it.

Offline wombat

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« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2010, 07:06:37 PM »
Doing the Forest of Dean Half next weekend. Still do a lot of running but i've moved on to doing Triathlons more now.

Fastest half marathon 1hr 33, first Brum half a couple of years back. And I was so ill after, I know now thats as quick as i can go and there is no point killing myself!! So I only do off road halfs which are nice and picturesque! Oh and I never enter anything that involves more than 1 lap of the same course!

I do see another marathon on the cards soon tho.

Offline BrummieInKiwiLand

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« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2010, 08:24:12 PM »
I missed the first of the 4 races I've entered today (the glamorous-sounding "Dronfield 10km"). Not the best start to my running, but in fairness i did have to work this morning, and I did 14km this afternoon when i got back from work.

I'm still a bit annoyed though to miss the race. More commitment needed - 4 weeks to go til the sheffield half, my race number and microchip tag thing turned up in the post yesterday, a timely kick up the arse!

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« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2010, 07:52:38 AM »
advice please -

My head sweats like a pig when I'm running and the sweat runs into my eyes and stings (diddums). Without wearing a Kids From Fame headband or Peter Withe wristbands, what can I do to stop this? Any tricks of the trade out there?

Offline Dave Cooper please

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« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2010, 10:28:02 AM »
Quote from: "russon"
advice please -

My head sweats like a pig when I'm running and the sweat runs into my eyes and stings (diddums). Without wearing a Kids From Fame headband or Peter Withe wristbands, what can I do to stop this? Any tricks of the trade out there?


Strap big sponges to your head.

Offline Olneythelonely

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« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2010, 11:15:06 AM »
Quote from: "russon"
advice please -

My head sweats like a pig when I'm running and the sweat runs into my eyes and stings (diddums). Without wearing a Kids From Fame headband or Peter Withe wristbands, what can I do to stop this? Any tricks of the trade out there?


Vaseline on your eyebrows.

Offline Bad English

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« Reply #21 on: March 22, 2010, 11:39:04 AM »
Spray a can of 'Sure' through a banana leaf onto your forehead, and have a a fit bird in a bikini three sizes too small and a large Bengal tiger follow you round the course.

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« Reply #22 on: March 22, 2010, 06:11:13 PM »
Quote from: "olneythelonely"
Quote from: "russon"
advice please -

My head sweats like a pig when I'm running and the sweat runs into my eyes and stings (diddums). Without wearing a Kids From Fame headband or Peter Withe wristbands, what can I do to stop this? Any tricks of the trade out there?


Vaseline on your eyebrows.


yep, that or a lightweight running baseball cap.

Offline woo

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« Reply #23 on: March 23, 2010, 11:15:14 AM »
Quote from: "olneythelonely"
Quote from: "russon"
advice please -

My head sweats like a pig when I'm running and the sweat runs into my eyes and stings (diddums). Without wearing a Kids From Fame headband or Peter Withe wristbands, what can I do to stop this? Any tricks of the trade out there?


Vaseline on your eyebrows.


I can vouch for that one as well

Offline BrummieInKiwiLand

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« Reply #24 on: April 25, 2010, 11:25:59 PM »
Just wondering if any H&V posters did the London Marathon today?

Offline russon

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« Reply #25 on: April 26, 2010, 05:54:29 PM »
Quote from: "BrummieInKiwiLand"
Just wondering if any H&V posters did the London Marathon today?


No but I toughed out a particularly challenging 35 minute run on a treadmill at Worsull Sports Centre then did 5 mins on the rower. Feel at one now with the Marathon runners except I didn't wear a tutu and fishnet stockings

Offline Quiet Lion

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« Reply #26 on: April 26, 2010, 09:08:09 PM »
I have just agreed to do the Brighton marathon next year.

I have a year to train and it still seems quite the hard task.

Offline villa1

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« Reply #27 on: April 26, 2010, 09:09:18 PM »
Quote from: "russon"
advice please -

My head sweats like a pig when I'm running and the sweat runs into my eyes and stings (diddums). Without wearing a Kids From Fame headband or Peter Withe wristbands, what can I do to stop this? Any tricks of the trade out there?


Do you have hair? Do you put all sort of shite in it?

I used to do that and that's what used to sting my eyes when it ran into them.

Now I have stopped using products in my hair, i don't have any problem whatsoever.

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« Reply #28 on: April 26, 2010, 09:22:16 PM »
Running is bad for the knees.

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« Reply #29 on: May 04, 2010, 07:04:25 AM »
Been running about 6 years now. Do between 60-80kms a week and have done three marathons - all in Japan - a couple of halves and a 10k.

Started off because I was fat and unfit, got thin and fit and carry on because I'm addicted to it and hopelessly vain.

To be honest 'addicted' doesn't neccesarily mean the same as 'enjoy'. Sometimes it bores the shit out of me, especially the 30k prep runs for marathons. It's a kind of compulsion and I get immensely crabby if I miss a couple of days. Used to swim a lot but find the fresh air and the open road beat a couple of hours going up and down with your head immersed in chlorinated water.