You've got to be thin to win?

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Jun 2008
12:06pm, 30 Jun 2008
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Hanneke
Thanks eLBee :-) Was getting a bit paranoid because of comments I got recently :-)
Jun 2008
12:10pm, 30 Jun 2008
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DrBob
JHuffman

My running is going OK, I've hit 84% ish on the WAVA scale this year and I've only been back to running for about 2 years now, but I weigh 10kgs more than when I was a 20something year old runner and a lot quicker and 87% WAVA. It seems reasonable to assume that losing some of that weight difference should translate into an increase in performance but it seems very hard to effect the change. Being 47 doesn't help I suspect as the base metabolic rate is probably slower, plus we've got lots of food in the house.
Jun 2008
1:41pm, 30 Jun 2008
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EvilPixie
hann you look lovely! and I think we have your sun in Leicester. Well hot
in fact I had the shakes when I finished as it was so much hotter than I expected I didn't take a drink or have a drink in the changing rooms.
Jun 2008
1:42pm, 30 Jun 2008
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Hanneke
As long as I don't look emaciated I am happy :-) I don't really like that gaunt, starved look on some runners...
Jun 2008
1:50pm, 30 Jun 2008
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EvilPixie
they aren't really runners Hann they are moving skeletons!
Jun 2008
2:12pm, 30 Jun 2008
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Hanneke
LOL Pix :-)
Jun 2008
2:15pm, 30 Jun 2008
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DrBob
you look lovely Hann. Well you do in your pics anyway having not had the pleasure yet :-)
Jun 2008
2:17pm, 30 Jun 2008
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Hanneke
Ta Dr Bob :-)

I am perpetually worried about being too thin or too skinny... for a woman of a certain age that isn't particularly attractive...
Jun 2008
2:18pm, 30 Jun 2008
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DrBob
you're a lovely age! :-)
Jun 2008
2:19pm, 30 Jun 2008
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Hanneke
You are in true flatter mode today aren't you? :-)

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Maintained by Big Al Widepants
Big Al Widepants is trying to lose weight because an article in Runner's World told him he could expect to knock 4 minutes off his half marathon time if he got closer to his ideal weight.

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