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  1. inchy14

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    Do you stretch mate? Also do you do a gentle warm up or are you straight into your runs?

    I'd strongly recommend both, warm up, slight stretch, proper run then stretch after.

    Edit. which half are you doing?
     
  2. smevchenko

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    Yeah, i've been stretching before and after, although definitely something I can improve, proper routine etc. Possibly not warming up as much as I should though. Been using ice straight after to try and settle down the ankles.

    Doing the Manchester Half on Oct 13th. Haven't run for a long time, so gone from nothing to 10k in about 3 months. At a point where I feel comfortable running, and definitely feel I can go further than 10k, but been trying to increase distance gradually.
     
  3. inchy14

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    It's a nice flat course so i've no doubt you'll be able to complete the distance, on that myself before New York, Cyprus and Manchester full marathons.

    I used to struggle a bit with calves and once had an extremely sore Achilles, would use a foam roller on the calves which worked. Also used to just put my feet into a bucket of cold water after a long run which helped. Stretching is definitely the best thing to do though, if i run now and don't stretch after i can feel it the next day.

    Had to change trainers though for the Achilles, not had it since, touches wood.
     
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  4. BlueHammer85

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    I've ran 235 days in a row and still got a beer belly.
     
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  5. inchy14

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    Becauuse you're only running a mile at a time!!!!
     
  6. Mazzarelli's Swiss Cheese

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    Such are the joys of middle age. I was running six miles six days a week before Xmas and still looked like a fat cunt. Might have to try the Karen Carpenter diet and up the mileage :-(
     
  7. BlueHammer85

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    1.4 ;)
     
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    i went on that diet and all of a sudden birds appeared
     
  9. Mazzarelli's Swiss Cheese

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    Mmmm, I feel an album review coming on.
     
  10. Psychedelic Casual

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    To get rid of visceral fat you’re better off doing sprints rather than jogging distances.

    Sprinting is hard work! So start off with 10 second sprints at a time, build up to 15, then 20. If you can ever make it to sprinting 30 seconds at a time fair fuck’s to you.

    I have no idea if your fitness levels but for a novice I’d start out like this...

    Do them in sets over a series of weeks, three times a week:

    Week 1 - 10 second sprints x 5, with 1 minute rest
    Week 2 - 10 second sprints x 5, with 30 seconds rest
    Week 3 - 10 second sprints x 10, 30s rest

    Weeks 4-6 repeat Weeks 1-3 with 15 second sprints

    Weeks 7-9 repeat with 20 second sprints

    ...

    Sprint training is seven times more effective at burning visceral fat than aerobic training.
     
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