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Offline not3bad

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« Reply #45 on: June 19, 2010, 11:39:54 PM »
Quote from: "OCD"
not3bad - are you taking Glucosamine? I thought I was getting Arthiritis in my knees but one theory is that I'm not producing sufficient levels of Synovical Fluid (which lubricates the bones and stops them rubbing against eachother). After taking Glucosamine for a few weeks, you shouldn't feel the Arthiritis quite as much.


I will give that a try!  Thanks!

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« Reply #46 on: June 19, 2010, 11:42:22 PM »
No problem - I've been on it for several months and I feel it makes quite a difference to me. I was taking 500mg tablets but have gone up to 1000mg now. No prescription required, it's just sold as a supplement.

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« Reply #47 on: June 20, 2010, 03:06:50 PM »
Quote from: "richard moore"

Tips for a beginner in no particular order from someone who was the same 10 years ago and who has run several sub 3 hour marathons (have to establish my credentials to give advice and do a bit of showing off!):

1. Get yourself to a proper running shop and fitted out with the right running shoes and one or two bits of basic clothing without spending a fortune



Thanks for this excellent list of advice - I'm starting this week on a beginner's program that combines increasing intervals of running with decreasing intervals of walking over time.

Does anyone know of any proper running shops in or around Brum?

Cheers

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« Reply #48 on: June 20, 2010, 03:44:40 PM »

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« Reply #49 on: June 20, 2010, 09:27:55 PM »
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Sutton Runner?


cheers Ben - found this one as well:

Up & Running

Temple Street in Brum - might stop on the way home from work.

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« Reply #50 on: June 21, 2010, 08:55:04 AM »
Thanks for advice. Programme I am using also combines increasing running and decreasing walking. I've found it really good because anytime I've tried running before I've got ten mins down the road and been completely fucked. I'm in my second week now and starting to get into it. Here's hoping I keep it up because I am only one short step from being a lazy sod ;)

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« Reply #51 on: July 02, 2010, 01:20:30 PM »
We will be in the Pitcher and Piano tomorrow after the race, I'm number 259 if you see me, if not, PM me for my mobile number if you fancy meeting up

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« Reply #52 on: July 02, 2010, 07:57:24 PM »
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We will be in the Pitcher and Piano tomorrow after the race, I'm number 259 if you see me, if not, PM me for my mobile number if you fancy meeting up


Gutted I can't do this race, but I've had to admit defeat this time - my hamstring's still a major problem and I can only do 15mins at a time at the moment. Might have a place on the great north run though - should find out soon, that'll be my next hlf marathon if i get the place.

Good luck anyway, enjoy the day,

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« Reply #53 on: July 02, 2010, 11:04:15 PM »
All inspiring stuff. I've been on a weight loss program since last July and have gone from 21 stone something down to 15 something.
I've a stone or so to go so I've signed up for the Brum half marathon in Oct, I can jog fairly steadily for 3 miles and do this 3 times a week and have a program figured out to build this up.

My concern is about being left behind on the day. Will there be slowish fun runners ?

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« Reply #54 on: July 24, 2010, 08:34:35 PM »
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All inspiring stuff. I've been on a weight loss program since last July and have gone from 21 stone something down to 15 something.
I've a stone or so to go so I've signed up for the Brum half marathon in Oct, I can jog fairly steadily for 3 miles and do this 3 times a week and have a program figured out to build this up.

My concern is about being left behind on the day. Will there be slowish fun runners ?


The best "inspiration" that I read was in my Runners' World book. In an FAQ section - "Don't worry if you think that you run funny. Funnier than who? The 95% of Americans who don't exercise at all?"

Go for it mate! Run for yourself!

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« Reply #55 on: July 24, 2010, 08:35:58 PM »
Does anyone know a place in Brum to buy those hot/cold gel packs that you can use to ice your knees? I looked in Boots/Superdrug in Solihull today to no avail.

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« Reply #57 on: July 26, 2010, 11:07:41 AM »
Thanks for that jkreejoh. I'm getting used to people running past me, I run the Harborne Walkway and Edgbaston Rezza routes and other than walkers I overtaken no one yet !

I'm struggling about what to eat before I run at the mo. I've been on a 2000 cal diet for over a year now and find it really difficult to accept that I can eat more now I'm running.

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« Reply #58 on: July 26, 2010, 12:16:08 PM »
Hadn't run for years because I was worried it would aggravate pains in my lower back.

I started running and the pain has completely cleared up.

But on the other hand I am permanently knackered

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« Reply #59 on: July 26, 2010, 03:01:11 PM »
Quote from: "andrew08"
All inspiring stuff. I've been on a weight loss program since last July and have gone from 21 stone something down to 15 something.
I've a stone or so to go so I've signed up for the Brum half marathon in Oct, I can jog fairly steadily for 3 miles and do this 3 times a week and have a program figured out to build this up.

My concern is about being left behind on the day. Will there be slowish fun runners ?


I did my fist half marathon after having done pretty much nothing for 10 years. 13 weeks of preparation, 3 runs a week (2 short runs and the 3rd longer, adding a bit on each time) and I thought I'd be slow but believe me some people were really slow, even stopping after a couple of miles.

If you keep doing 3 runs a week and gradually build up the distance, you'll have no problem.