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Offline Bad English

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #465 on: October 24, 2016, 09:44:44 PM »
Short answer. No. Ankle now swollen from walking around the DDR. I won't be running for a while.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #466 on: November 01, 2016, 12:36:36 AM »
Short answer. No. Ankle now swollen from walking around the DDR. I won't be running for a while.

Take it easy, and don't be tempted to run through injury. As I found out, you can make things much, much worse.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #467 on: November 07, 2016, 12:05:17 PM »
Heard while watching the NYC Marathon yesterday:

"Ghirmay Ghebreslassie is a big Man Utd fan."

Of course he is.....

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #468 on: November 09, 2016, 12:13:37 PM »
Need to lose a stone (probably more like 1.5 stones) - so I'm now running on a hilly course to increase the cardio and I've also "gone over" to the keto diet - which means no booze. Currently in week 6 of being a sober bore and can see my times improving and the flab disappearing.

My first official weigh-in is 23 November. Hoping to have lost the weight by Christmas. 

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #469 on: November 09, 2016, 09:05:40 PM »
Have you a HR monitor?  Do you know your max HR and therefore what Zone 2 HR is?  That's where you'll burn fat Blitz,  not doing hills.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #470 on: November 09, 2016, 09:15:11 PM »
East Germany (I still like to call it that)
You are right to do so.


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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #471 on: November 10, 2016, 11:53:30 AM »
Have you a HR monitor?  Do you know your max HR and therefore what Zone 2 HR is?  That's where you'll burn fat Blitz,  not doing hills.

Thanks - I'll have to do a bit of research. Do you need to get into Zone 2 for a sustained period or over intervals?

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #472 on: November 10, 2016, 12:48:46 PM »
Have you a HR monitor?  Do you know your max HR and therefore what Zone 2 HR is?  That's where you'll burn fat Blitz,  not doing hills.

Thanks - I'll have to do a bit of research. Do you need to get into Zone 2 for a sustained period or over intervals?

In HR Zone 2 you burn fat & oxygen so it's about sticking in Z2 for sustained periods, intervals are typically done in Zones 4 & maybe 5 and burn sugar in the form of glycogen, you've a very limited supply hence why you only train there for very short periods.
It's hard at first to get into and stay in Z2, as the countryside undulates you'll need to moderate speed and even walk hillier sections which feels counter intuitive but trust me it works, over time your Z2 HR will increase meaning you'll have to work harder to get your heart to beat fast enough to be in Z2.

Don Finks books are a great start but are focussed on triathlon but the science and principles are all the same, HR Z2 is where fat burning takes place and of course is where endurance is built.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #473 on: February 26, 2017, 03:02:57 PM »
Just done 11 miles towards the London Marathon on 23rd April. 13.1 miles for next Sunday!.

Just noticed controversy over Alberto Salazar - Mo Farah's coach in America. I'm surprised Farah didn't sever links with Salazar when rumours surfaced a couple of years ago over performance enhancing drugs.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #474 on: March 05, 2017, 06:58:30 PM »
Not sure if thiscis right place for it but I wanted to put out something about the 2 stunning european indoor golds for Laura Muir, absolutely brilliant runs in both finals, I think she will be special in a few more years.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #475 on: March 08, 2017, 02:32:50 PM »
Just done 11 miles towards the London Marathon on 23rd April. 13.1 miles for next Sunday!.

Just noticed controversy over Alberto Salazar - Mo Farah's coach in America. I'm surprised Farah didn't sever links with Salazar when rumours surfaced a couple of years ago over performance enhancing drugs.

Why would he, there is no actual evidence against Salazar only media generated information to increase circulation. The recent use of vitamin D and Carnitine, both legal substances seem to be another attempt to muck rake.

As Farah has been tested on numerous occasions and apart from missing a test one time, there doesn't seem to be any evidence against the athlete himself.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #476 on: April 18, 2017, 07:16:22 PM »

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #477 on: April 18, 2017, 07:19:40 PM »
Saw an article on BBC website about this bloke that uses data etc to catch marathon cheats.

Here are two from his blog:

https://www.marathoninvestigation.com/2017/03/runner-caught-using-bib-mule-2016-new-york-city-marathon-boston-qualifying-attempt.html

https://www.marathoninvestigation.com/2017/02/runner-disqualified-after-claiming-2nd.html



 

I saw that. He also cleared a bloke wrongly accused of cheating at the London Marathon. Really interesting stuff.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #478 on: May 27, 2017, 09:01:07 PM »
Did my first 5k park run today and managed to do it in 24.13, which I was happy with as I'd targeted 25 mins.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #479 on: June 02, 2017, 12:11:42 PM »
Did my first 5k park run today and managed to do it in 24.13, which I was happy with as I'd targeted 25 mins.

That's a great time. Well done.

 


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