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Paul - great pics. I see you also suffer from looking like you're stationary in race photos syndrome. To be fair the middle one is not bad but in the last one you can't be doing anything but racing down that hill - yet the camera manages to make you look like you're hopping on the spot. I have the same problem and it drives me mental.
I couldn't help but notice that in the first picture your super power of flight has clearly failed you. Probably low glycogen. Remember, to engage flight mode it's one arm above your head and the other by your side not both by the side. It's a mistake easily made by the novice. Eventually it'll click for you but keep trying.
Now, core strength training is something I know sod all about but that isn't going to stop me talking to you like I'm a freakin' expert. My missus (Mrs Malcs) has been doing alot of this at her local class.
There's an article here that shows the main exercises that she uses:
After four weeks on these she has abs so well defined you can play 'em like a xylophone. Stick with those and you can't go wrong.
Best of luck!
Great pics Paul. Echo your sentiments in the main forum, and appreciate the busy lifestyle too. I think I was a bit sucked in by the forum and panicked early on, but think in reality many people had made their minds up irrespective? Sorry we're competing against each other, but would be made up if you got it
I need advice on core too, as Sarah at BC almosr choked when she saw how weak my glutes were
She ran out of time before she got to me (thank the lord) so I was spared the embarrassment.
Paul, she meant unbalanced in the head - you ran Snowdon for fun for goodness sake!
Love the pics! Howver, Malcs ignored my suggestion for superman garb earlier so don't listen to his poses suggestion!
Core strength - I'm doing strength classes at the gym - they push me a lot harder than I would push myself but I always feel as though I've been kicked in the arse by a horse the day after! Good for workign the glutes. (The classes not the horse-arse-kicking!)
There you go, both feet off the ground!!!!
Ha Ha Malcs, like it, the way i come down the mountains i do feel unbalanced sometimes, I wasnt posing for that earlier picture I was just so relieved to finish, it had been a punishing marathon!!!!
And do I get to wear tight blue/red lycra for my Superman outfit???
Whatever makes you comfortable Paul
You know I'm just jealous - the only way I can get anything like an action shot is doing screen grabs from a video.
like it, lets hope you get some good shots in Paris!!!!
I'll do my best to get some good ones of you Paul but I'm not great with a camera
From a tough fell race this year, pushed hard all the way, now going up an uphill finish. The pain is over my face ha ha ha
it'll be you thats going matey
Good luck Paul!
Paul - really had a great time at BC with you. I wish you the very best in the final decision.
Hey Paul good luck,
Commiserations for yesterday. For fear of it sounding like sour grapes, bit disappointed that RW changed the goalposts and so no one from our group went through...
Hope you'll stay on the forums and maybe see you at a race somewhere? Are you going to do Blackpool Marathon?