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  • When I bought my current shoes in Reading a few months ago the sales assistant offered the insoles option.  I stated that if I'm spending £130 on a pair of running shoes then I hope they do the job without insoles.  That said, I've had terrible pr…
  • I did as you have mentioned and ran through the minor shin pain.  I then literally limped home from a run back in September and ended up having 2 x-rays as my Dr thought I had a stress fracture. Crutches and time of work followed.  It turned out I w…
  • To the nurse who was clearly in a rush at the Thatcham Minor Injuries clinic yesterday and insisted I absolutely do not have a stress fracture and to go see my gp for painkillers and a physio referral - I hope you have a non-fatal accident and exper…
  • I've entered this again next year after running it this year (my first and only ultra).  Prior to this I had run just 4 marathons and nothing further, and in training my furthest run was 25 miles.  I did although run 6 times per week (twice on one d…
  • I've been using the Kalenji £15 ish bras for the past couple of years.  I am only a 34/36B but find they do the job perfectly for me.
  • Thanks for the replies.  Yep, I wear a watch to bed, is this strange?  I chose the FR60 as it was small and as 'normal' looking as I could find, knowing I would not want to take it on and off. Taxi Driver - surely the strap would have broken an aw…
  • Fair comment Carrie.  What I meant was that the watch was not taken on and off my wrist, hence there was no reason for the moulded strap to have weakened through being flexed (as would normally happen).  I think it would have broken alot sooner had …
  • Karal, that's just how I read it.  CP3 is now at the station as that's the side we approach Goring.
  • Not yet although my hubby was able to run along the stretch of the Thames after Purley just yesterday.  I wouldn't be surprised if we can re-join the Thames after Purley and then have to leave it again the other side of Reading.  Would be nice to ru…
  • Hmm.. crappy route on a few too many roads for my liking but I'm over the moon that it's not been cancelled.  This is probably my one and only chance at an ultra for a long time. Bring it on now I say!!
  • I must say I was also looking forward to a scenic run.  It will be less so on the roads but as everyone else agrees, at least it's not cancelled, all my training really would be wasted.
  • Just baked a yummy fruitcake to eat enroute and have started packing a few things!!!  Excited.com
  • It's getting rather close now isn't it?  I feel very 'chesty' as though I'm coming down with a cold (I have asthma so it goes straight to my chest). I can't wait until Friday so I can get on and pack my bags, have a pasta & chicken supper and …
  • PeterKing12, I'm glad to see you're in Addidas Kanadias.  They're not the choice of pros but they're what I have.  I have a good run through the woods in mine yesterday and were great apart from the seriously clogged sections. This is my first u…
  • Considering I well and truely fell off last Fri & Sat, my seatbelt is definitely done up this weekend.  I am feeling very strong and have no intention of slipping again.  I do have a Becks blue ready just in case.  I only have 1 more week to go …
  • Oh dear, I fell off good and proper last night.  I also scoffed an enormous packet of kettle chips which is what always happens when the wine flows.  I have woken up feeling bloated and have a dry mouth.  Not nice but it has reminded me of why I sho…
  • Am sat here at home with husband and kiddies and work and school closed.  Now seriously considering having a vino.....
  • Hi, I've not yet felt that I am going to give in to temptation but I sure as hell would like to see a positive difference pretty soon!!!  I'm only going until 2nd Feb but am considering doing this again the month before my next marathon (only if I c…
  • I have a bottle of Becks Blue No Alcohol for my Friday night treat!!!.  This is day 11 for me too and I'm running 6 times per week with my TT50 training yet there has been NO CHANGE on the scales.  I'm hoping that next week I should notice a differe…
  • I have to last until 2nd Feb as I have my first ultra marathon on Sat 2nd - the Thames Trot.  I suspect there will be a cold bottle of vino waiting for me at home.
  • I'm feeling rather pleased with myself having reached day 8.  My test really will be at 6.15pm on Friday when I get back from work ./ school clubs etc and sit down for the first time all day.  But I KNOW I'm going to come out shining  On another n…
  • I'm currently training for a 50 mile ultra and have always previously used gels for marathons.  Knowing that I am going to be run / walking for the best part of 9 - 10 hours I have decided to go down the route of 'real food' when running. I have s…
  • Mr F, thank you.  I'm training for my first ultra - the Thames Trot on 2nd Feb. I start my taper now which is very welcomed!
  • Gareth, my test will also be on Friday after a week back at work.  I LOVE a drink on a Friday night -it's going to be a non-alcoholic Becks for me.  I am THAT determined  I ran 26 miles today on day 6 of not drinking and was hoping to notice a di…
  • Well that was my first Sat night without a vino since the beginning of time.  I was pottering around the house doing bits and pieces driving my hubby MAD as he just wanted us to settle down and watch a film as we usually would (he still had his beer…
  • Can I join you please?  I am on day 5 of no alcohol whatsoever.  I usually have at least a bottle of wine on a Fri/Sat/Sun and maybe another day if I can get away with it.  From Friday before Xmas I have had at least a bottle of wine every night up …
  • I live in Reading and have been seriously worried about what will happen if the Thames Path is still flooded on 4th Feb.  The Thames is so flooded around here that you can't tell where the riverbank is for miles from at least Goring to Shiplake and …
  • I live in Reading and have to say it must be one of the BEST 1/2 marathons around and THE best one for a first half.  You will have fantastic support all the way round the course with only 2 hills, the rest being mostly flat and a few slightly downh…
  • I have exactly the same problem.  I'm 41, run approx 25 - 50 miles a week too and find I'm creaking when I get out of bed but loosen up after moving around a little.  I work in a primary school and am never, ever sat about (I do physio on a child ev…
  • gingerfurball - I couldn't agree more.  This too is being passed to my children.