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  • Thanks Adam!  Just about to go and see if I can do 8 miles.... Am going to take it very very easily.  Thanks for your vote of confidence.
  • Thanks for that.  Feel better now.  I think part of the problem was that I was putting myself under a shed load of pressure and it was stressing me out.  I'll do an easy 8 on Monday and see how I feel and take it from there. Thanks for getting back …
  • I can definitely afford to lose a stone.  I'm 5' 2" and was always 8 stone 10lbs but then I stopped clubbing and went up to 11!!! I'm now 10 so to get to 9 2lb is my current target.  It's just that I'm running a half marathon in March and feel quite…
  • Best of luck, I stopped 6 years ago with Allen Carr's Easyway to Stop Smoking.   Haven't looked back, don't miss them, never want to do it again and I love being free of the blasted things!
  • I use Weightlossresources.co.uk, it's a calorie logging site (I reckon it's like fitday - but this one you pay for!), there is great support on the forums (especially the runners' forums) and I agree with Wilkie, eat less and exercise more. I think…
  • As this is my first race, have yet to decide whether or not I am a hot or cold weather runner! I think that once I have Maidenhead under my belt I will go back to HCR. Might see you there!
  • Did a lovely 6.5 mile run on Sunday (it took an hour and a half - proudly a plodder I feel), went to run today got out the door and realised down the road that I was running without the correct support (if you get my drift), what a pain in the prove…
  • Thanks for that Ranger! Would you suggest that I aim to go around the 10 miles at <70% on raceday? Am trying to increase my long run by 1 mile a week, do you think that it's enough? (Race day is April 9th). All help very gratefully received. …
  • Hi Kermit I actually joined Handy Cross last year but couldn't do the speed work on Tuesdays (was a smoker at the time) and kind of drifted away, I even have the t shirt and white top!!!!. Am thinking of going back once I feel brave enough. Manag…
  • Hurray - Have found somewhere to commit in black and white to doing this run!! This will be my first ever event - I started run/walking at the beginning of Jan and am now up to about 5 miles. Still have a few weeks to go so hoping that I manage it…
  • Hello!! I think that I most certainly qualify - have been running (falling forwards without hitting the ground) since the beginning of the year, and am doing 13.5 minute miles. I am also doing a 10 miler in Maidenhead in April. I did set up a thr…
  • Hurray, book has arrived. Did a tortuous 20 min hill session and could only get the old ticker to clock 175 with a resting of 52. Will be running like a granny on my easy days from now on.
  • Hi Karl - once you can run five miles...... I have been logging my runs on the fabby log courtesy of last month's Runners World and am currently clocking up 13 min miles. I live in a place where it is impossible not to encounter hills (I live on t…
  • Hi Karl Thanks for that. I am going to combine all suggestions by training with my HRM, make sure I do at least 3 short(ish) runs a week and a long one and gradually build up my mileage on all of them. If I'm not ready by Easter then fine and dan…
  • Will bear that in mind Dodge. Thanks for the support, will let you know how I get on with the book and the Maidenhead 10. Soon to be Slim Kim
  • Hi Dodge and T1 I think that the second formula sounds a bit more like it. I try and keep at about 150 at the moment which I think I got from the www.myasics.com site (which is quite interesting, but really badly written). I'm 36 and really DO NO…
  • Ta Dodge and all! Glad that you mentioned the HRM. I have one and use it, but get confused about how I should be using it!! I shall definitely buy the book. What I neglected to mention is that I need to lose about a stone and a half, so if it se…
  • Thanks Trinity! Have been waffling about and not setting myself any targets, feel much better now that I have something to aim for. Let me know how you get on. How much training are you doing at the moment?
  • Thank you. Did 3.5 this morning and it felt good.
  • Thank you kindly, great link. Will be off to the gym tomorrow!!!! Thanks again.
    in HRM v speed Comment by Kimbo April 2003
  • Thank you for your responses TRFKARR! No I didn't do a treadmill test, and didn't know about the RW test. Presumably I go like hell for 3 minutes, rest and then go again?? Am a very very naive and very new runner, and desperately want to use this…
    in HRM v speed Comment by Kimbo April 2003
  • I calculated it using the diagram in the Polar essential running booklet and have averaged my Morning resting heart rate over 5 days, and basically used the graph in the book. I am 35 with a rhr of 59. I reckon that 60-70% effort is 132-140 but as…
    in HRM v speed Comment by Kimbo April 2003