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Posted 03 February 2004 - 10:49 AM
Guinness is a key part of my regime. Helps to ensure my iron levels are maintained!
Posted 03 February 2004 - 11:30 AM
Posted 03 February 2004 - 10:58 PM
I ran my first marathon when I was 60. Hang in there and you can do it.
My advice is to be sure to get your long run in each week. If you have to miss some of your short runs, you'll still be able to finish if you do your weekly long run.
An interesting side note. While I was training for the marathon I thought I could eat anything I wanted to and not worry about my weight since I was training so hard. So I did and I gained 20 pounds while I was training.
After the marathon I had to go on a diet to lose the 20 pounds. That tells me that diet is more important than exercise when it comes to losing weight.
Posted 04 February 2004 - 01:42 PM
As for the weight gain/loss, doesn't seem to be an issue with me - I can't seem to put any weight on or lose any weight no matter what I eat or what exercise I do.
Thanks for the advice about the long runs. I am trying to get the mileage in my legs before the marathon, and am increasing my long runs by a mile or so every few weeks.
At times I wonder what I've let myself in for. But after a run, I feel great!! It's the getting out of bed at 6 in the morning that's hard work!
Posted 05 February 2004 - 06:22 AM
When I was at the gym they had celebrity fitclub on the tv, they showed what 5lbs of fat looks like...it's loads and it was all yellow and greasy
Posted 05 February 2004 - 07:27 AM
I keep meaning to go sign up at the local Gym, but the thought of it brings me out in sweats.
Nimlet, that is just gross! Then again its not half as bad as those anti smoking adverts plastered up on billboards of cigarettes dressed up to look like arteries, full of oozing gooey fat.
5lbs of fat looks like...it's loads and it was all yellow and greasy
Edited by robwatts, 05 February 2004 - 07:33 AM.
Posted 05 February 2004 - 07:42 AM
The problem with 'weight-watching' is that you can put weight on by doing exercise and increasing muscle (which is more dense than fat), or if you weigh yourself after exercising or after a meal your weight will differ dramatically.
To be honest, I don't know how much I weigh. All I know is that my legs feel very heavy towards the end of my training runs....
Posted 05 February 2004 - 07:43 AM
Have you seen the BHF adverts on TV in the UK? Where they show the fat build up in smoker's blood vessels? Very attractive.
...they showed what 5lbs of fat looks like...it's loads and it was all yellow and greasy
Posted 05 February 2004 - 07:52 AM
That goes for people who are overweight and trying to get into shape. Some times they'll think they're not losing weight, but it doesn't matter because they're gaining muscle and are in overall better shape.
That's what he says at least. I dunno...I'm allergic to exercise...
Posted 05 February 2004 - 08:20 AM
My Dad has been going to the gym every night for 7 months and has lost about 7lbs, but the difference in his shape is amazing. Muscle definitely weighs more but wobbles less, which is the desired effect!
Posted 05 February 2004 - 12:25 PM
Sports stars such as Lennox Lewis and Steve Redgrave and screen stars such as Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe are "overweight"; that is according to their height to weight ratio, or Body Mass Index (BMI). But the bulk of their weight comes from lean tissue, such as muscle, which weighs heavier than fat. So they still have a healthy body fat percentage!
(taken from http://www.tanita.co...acts_facts.cfm)
Posted 16 February 2004 - 05:36 AM
Just to keep you updated. I ran my longest training-run so far yesterday, 14 miles. My legs do ache a bit today, but I know I can do at least half the distance now. Only another 12 to go.....
I'm also running the London Half-Marathon in 3 weeks time. It's not actually in London, but actually takes place at the Silverstone Grand Prix track.
2 months now until the main event. It's not far off now!
Thanks again for everyone's support.
Posted 08 March 2004 - 08:03 AM
I ran the London Half-Marathon yesterday, and completed the 13.1 miles in 1:44:00. I was hoping to run it in around 1:50, so I managed to run 30 seconds a mile quicker than I expected.
My legs ache today though!! But I feel much better in terms of my running and my preparation, and feel confident that I'll be ready for the full marathon on 18 April.
Thanks again for all your support, and if you haven't got round to sponsoring me yet, you'll still got time. Just click on the link in my signature.
Posted 13 April 2004 - 07:13 AM
My training is now in the 'tapering' stage, as apparently it takes 2 weeks to get any benefit from a run - so anything over the last few weeks is to keep loose, but is short and easy to reduce the chance of injury or 'tiring me out' before the main event.
I must admit, I'm finding the tapering far easier than the hard training!! A few weeks ago I managed 21 miles, which is the furthest I've run so far. Not easy at all I can tell you!! Thankfully I've got this far with no serious injuries or niggles, and hopefully it'll stay this way until Sunday.
Looking at the weather reports, it might be a warm one this weekend in London, but I'm hoping for some good old British dull weather for Sunday. It won't be the end of the world if it's sunny and hot, but it will make it that little bit more difficult, and it's going to be hard enough as it is!
Thanks again to all those who've sponsored me. I've raised about £900 of my £1,000 target.
I will post again on Sunday or Monday (we'll see how I feel when it's all over!) to tell you all how I got on.
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