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09/06/2005 at 20:47
have been offline for a few days due to sick internet connection but all is well now.

training is going reallly well even with apoor week last week, did a good 9M last night in 59 mins!!

Lisburn is a rethink, friends now wavering due to no training and looking at teh 10km instead, so i may be going faster who was talking of a new PB, Seamus, Scott??

Yes James have a great one on sunday, last year i warmed down with lisburn, gonna join us??
09/06/2005 at 22:05
Kenny - You'll be okay when the pills take effect. Its not pleasant when you put in the effort and the output is not what you want. You'll get there in the end anyway.

Ian - thats great being able to do approx 6.5 min miles. I don't think I could run one mile at that speed.

Scott - keep training - may see you at Lisburn.

James - the best of luck in Edinburgh - I hope you have a good run.

To everyone else -have a great summer's training - its great to be able to run in these good evenings.
09/06/2005 at 23:16
kenneth keep the head up you will be back. scott great time in carrick i always find 10k the hardest distance to judge.Ran 6m tonite in 45mins felt good and could have pushed harder no point with lisburn coming up.
baldy 9m in 59mins is fantastic could you tell me how to do it !
10/06/2005 at 09:27
Thanks everybody for your words of encouragement. I'll keep battling away the last time it took about six months to get stabilized and running well. I had a few good races and then they took me off the pills. Now I know what is wrong I can live with it and know what I can achieve I will not be going out looking for good times and being disappointed when it doesn't happen. This has also put an end to my plans to do Dublin this year.
See you in Lisburn
11/06/2005 at 13:43

Sounds like we will all be running in the wake of Baldy - 6:30 miling for 9 miles sounds pretty impressive !

Personally I am aiming for around 1:36 after a good year of steady training (last year was 1:40)

Jim, I think your 6 miles in 45 mins makes you and I quite a similar standard - I'll be wearing an orange and grey outfit - so give me a shout if you see me.

Kenneth and Seamus hope to see you too.

Good luck to everyone at Lisburn
11/06/2005 at 23:06
Hi everybody hope you are all enjoying the sunshine.Going to do my final run on sunday a 7 miller and then rest up for lisburn.

Scott my PB is 1.43 so i would be happy just to beat that.I sometimes start races to fast want to avoid this so that i can finish strongly.

kenneth and seamus hope you both run well and get the times you are looking for.
12/06/2005 at 20:24
Some great running going on, gorgeous weekend, bootiful north down country side and legs that feel great, must be in heaven!!

things going fine for lisburn, still dont know how fast i want to run though, friends doing 10km so may run to try beat them back to the showers :-))

am going to wear my forum top in Lisurn.

Make sure you all save something for the last 2 miles, theyre long in lisburn:-((

any one heard from james the weekend jock on his adventures in Edinburgh???

anyone else use, great for keeping track of everything and another outlet for all that good advice, have a look.
13/06/2005 at 09:04
Hi everyone rang James yesterday afternoon he ran a PB 3:37 so he's happy. He's having virus problems at work so that is why he hasn't been keeping in touch.
Ran for an hour yesterday at an easy pace. Plan to do a couple of miles easy tomorrow night before Lisburn. Don't know how I'll run in Lisburn have to wait and see how I feel on the night.
Baldy I have had a look at the fetch site.

Good luck in Lisburn everybody
13/06/2005 at 18:25
Hi everybody - The best of luck to you all in Lisburn. It should be a good run, but Lisburn is quite a tough hilly run. Its good to be able to do it no matter what your time is.
13/06/2005 at 22:41
james well done, good course to get a pb you should be able to better that. hope you enjoyed the event.

gentle run today and a speed session tomorrow, running a 1.44 on wed with a colleague if any one wants that pace(8.0 mins).
13/06/2005 at 23:17
Ian - much too fast a pace for me - that's my 5 mile pace.

James - Congratulations on your PB of 3.37. That's a great run. I did 4.37 in Longford last year and I was content enough. You must be in good shape James.
14/06/2005 at 22:36
quiet tonight, everyone resting i guess.

managed a few hills in stormont this evening.

see you all tomorrow #596
15/06/2005 at 10:18
Had a long standing golf engagement yesterday - 36 holes - hardly ideal preparation for tonight !

However, hopefully my golfing aches and pains (yes, even golf is tiring!) will encourage me to start slowly.

Good luck to everyone.
16/06/2005 at 09:29
Hi everyone had a PW in Lisburn 2:07 or as my Dutch friend said 1:67 which sounds better. Just glad to get round. It was a good night for running considering all the rain we have ahd lately. Once again Lisburn run out of medals a lot of the guys in the changing rooms who were running their first half very disapointed. You run a half marathon and they give you a very cheap Kellogs walk medal.
How did every body do?
16/06/2005 at 11:27
Hi there. Limavady girl looking for a bit of advise. Usually drink Lucozade sport before, during and after runs. Went to local chemist and they had run out of the lucozade powder so I purchased Glycose powder as recommended by Pharmacist. It really does give me loads of energy when running or on cross trainer. I take 2 spoonfuls in a black coffee before exercising and drinking water during but what I want to know is my muscles suffering because of this? The glycose drink for the same quantity is £10 cheaper and seems to give me more energy. Any advise appreciated :)
16/06/2005 at 12:03
Hi ladyluck I don't think it will damage your muscles. A guy who runs with us drinks glucose mixed with water and orange juice and it doesn't seem to do him any harm. Lucozade sport is basically glucose plus electrolites which help speed up recovery from endurance events. The glucose mixed with black coffee would give you a boost as you have the caffeine from the coffee plus the glucose. As long as you drink plenty of water after training you should be OK.
What sort of distance do you run?
16/06/2005 at 13:14

1:67 sounds much better doesn't it ! As you say, it was at least a lovely night for running.

I ran well despite sore legs at the beginning, clocking 1:33:28, which was a massive PB (previously 1:40:20).

I am trying to work out what marathon time to aim for next time (probably Dublin) and 1:33 equates to approx 3:15 - but does anyone know what adjustment I should make due to Lisburn being "very undulating" (I'd forgotten about the succession of significant hills after the main Sprucefield hill !)

16/06/2005 at 13:19
Hello Kenneth. Thanks for the information. I am currently up to 6 miles. Been off for quite a while due to injuries. Coming back slowly but am aiming for the Great North Run. Seem to be plagued with tight calfs but am working through this hopefully with a combination of orthodics, stretching and plenty of cross training. Do love running soooo much though nothing else compares. I am hoping for under 2 hrs for Great North Run even by 1 minute.
16/06/2005 at 14:49
Scott 1:33 is a good time. I don't know if there is an adjustment to allow for hills. I sometimes find that I run better on a hiily course than a flat one for every hill you go up you always have a down hill.

Ladyluck try to drink plenty of water a guy I know was having problems with his calfs and was told he wasn't drinking enough. This along with what you are already doing might help. Keep up the training and build up gently during the summer to the half marathon distance and you will make it round the Great North no problem. I have run it the past three years and the large numbers running may slow you down so don't be disapointed if you don't break the 2 hrs.
16/06/2005 at 16:12
Think I will be gutted if I dont break the 2 hrs. Will try drinking loads of water to see if it aids the calfs. Can't wait though. I have only ever ran the Belfast relay and that was a few years ago so I am so excited about running the GNR. I have always lived from 1 injury to the next so never had the confidence to enter anything so fingers crossed this is the start of something.
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