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    BG Training Diaries/Logs

    Hi All,

    I did not really want to mix this post with the current BG route choices thread. Im interesting in looking at BG training logs and diaries to see what kind of training a build up races people who complete the BG get involved in.

    I have found a few good web resources.

    Bob Wightmans Site

    http://www.aqvi55.dsl.pipex.com/run/bgr_train.htm

    The Bob Graham Website

    http://www.bobgrahamround.co.uk/training.htm

    The two above are fantastic references, but I was kind of after a more race/ training diary or log.

    I found a fantastic account on Northumberlands website

    http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~pj.../nfr/bgr96.htm

    Im keen on mainly building a little strength and experience this year and perhaps going for it in 2008.

    It would just be interested to see how people build up to this event.

    I know fellshoeshuffler did a fantastic blog, but I cant seem to find the link.

    Thanks
    Jamie

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    Re: BG Training Diaries/Logs

    Quote Originally Posted by NotOnUrHelly View Post

    I know fellshoeshuffler did a fantastic blog, but I cant seem to find the link.

    Thanks
    Jamie

    http://iwcs.blogspot.com/

    Bill

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    Re: BG Training Diaries/Logs

    Thanks for that Bill,

    Plenty of reading to go at.

    Jamie

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    Re: BG Training Diaries/Logs

    Yeah doog site, depressing amount of training he did!

    I've been happy keeeping up a minimum of 40 - 50 miles a week with 10,000 ft of ascent at least, he's been doing about half as much again!

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    Re: BG Training Diaries/Logs

    Yeah, but a lot of the miles especially in the winter and during the week were on the road and if 1 fell mile = 2 road miles then I needed a higher mileage.

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    Re: BG Training Diaries/Logs

    Hi Jamie,

    The training schedule on my site was borrowed, err based on that found here http://www.brianmac.demon.co.uk/bgr/

    My own training log is at http://www.aqvi55.dsl.pipex.com/run/diary_2004.htm and http://www.aqvi55.dsl.pipex.com/run/diary_2005.htm

    HTH

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    Re: BG Training Diaries/Logs

    Bob - thanks for the links. This sort of stuff IS very helpful to would-be BGers as it gives a clear indication of a workload. I was intrigued by the change of downhill running style in Jun 2004. Was that a bended knees style or something? While I'm replying I would like to express my gratitude for your site generally. I really appreciate the time you must have put into it, and I have benefited enormously from your efforts there - thank you very much.

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    Re: BG Training Diaries/Logs

    It was more of a case of not leaning back so much and thereby forcing the quads to do more work in braking (running downhill causes very strange muscle movements).

    The site grew partly to get away from Coronation Street and partly due to a work colleague going "xxxx would be useful".

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    Re: BG Training Diaries/Logs

    Ill second that Bob, I have been reading and looking at his site for a year now.

    Fantastic source of inspiration.

    Jamie

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    Re: BG Training Diaries/Logs

    One thing I would definitely suggest is that you do all the long tough races that you can: Jura County Tops Ennerdale etc. I did, but at the time I didn't really appreciate how valuable they were as training sessions. I think those distances combined with the fact that you are racing and so ginong appreciably faster than on a long steady 'time on your feet' run really builds up conditioning as well as stamina. And don't forget the dates .







    And the fish paste and marmite butties. .

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