Thursday, 29 April 2010
Wednesday, 28 April 2010
Pauline is doing the Royal Victoria CountryPark 10K on Sunday 16th May – I'm sure she'd appreciate some company, so if you are tempted to join her, register & then let me know & I will pass on the message.http://www.southamptonrc.hampshire.org.uk/rvcp10k.html
The British 10K London Run is on Sunday 11th July 2010. Jess has information about charity places still being available for this from the Working Families charity – they'd like you to raise £250 for a place. Contact them via their website:http://www.workingfamilies.org.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=420&Itemid=1 and the race's website is:
And Race for Life's 5K events are on Sunday 13th June in Winchester and Sunday 11thJuly in Southampton. Both are showing having places still on the website – but I'd register soon.
Wednesday, 21 April 2010
Monday, 19 April 2010
Wednesday, 14 April 2010
Tuesday, 13 April 2010
Friday, 9 April 2010
Another of my bad habits is not drinking very much liquid (expresso
addict) during the day and then running badly in the evening. Even on
a cold day, you lose a lot of water when running. Good hydration often
helps to make a good run.
If you down a pint or 2 of water just before running, you may feel
uncomfortable during the run. A better solution is to keep sipping
liquid over the 4 hours or so before. Then maybe a smallish glass
about half an hour before and a biggish glass as soon as you finish.
For most runs of less than 1 hour you shouldn't need water en route -
but many runners do drink on shorter runs as it can help to give a
mini boost when required.
For longer runs, there are hydration packs that can be carried in a
bum bag or backpack. Less expensive are oval ring shaped bottles that
can be carried easily.
Thursday, 8 April 2010
Monday, 5 April 2010
Saturday, 3 April 2010
- I find the standard ipod type earphones jiggle out of my ears! If you find this too, look for earphones with a piece that loops over the back of your ears - or with a band over your head.
- Keep the volume low enough so that you can also hear traffic & other happenings around you.
- Do consider switching it off for a bit if you are running where you are a little more vulnerable - crossing a major road or a badly lit side alley.
- Many races now ban MP3s - normally citing health & safety (not being able to hear marshals). And many runners ignore this. My dodgy compromise is to ensure that I can switch it off easily - for example if someone is talking to me - and keeping the volume down.
- Choose your music carefully! If your taste is for fast techno, you might want to consider listening to something with a slower bpm to avoid burning out after 100m. Avoid tracks that change speed - Fatboy Slim's Rockefeller Skank is a prime example!
- Cadence is an iphone app that finds music on your iphone with a specific BPM. There's a desktop version too that I'm tempted to try.
- Some of my favourites: FooFighters (Pretender is perfect for an extra boost of energy), Dolly Parton's 9-5 is a classic steady pace track, Jesus & Mary Chain's April Skies, Muse's Supermassive Black Hole. And yours are??