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18/03/2013 at 19:35
TLH , not long to go Look forward to hearing about Vienna.

Sean , I'm sure your well pleased that was a cracking time for what I hear is quite a difficult course , well done
18/03/2013 at 20:41
Yea martin,it was nice just to get one under my belt,the time was a bonus,it's a great feeling coming up to the line. Good to hear your knee held up at jimmys abit of rest an you'l be raring to go in larne.
18/03/2013 at 21:44

Sean - great run @ Dune today.... fantastic to go sub 1;40 - very well done!

Took a day off today and took it easy after my 22 miler yesterday. Larne next Sat and another two 22 milers in the few weeks after and then I taper for Limerick on 5th May.

19/03/2013 at 09:14

Well done Sean.

Hill session last night with beginners/improver's group. Cold night but a least it was dry.

Forecast for Larne not looking great at the moment according to the BBC but it could improve by the weekend.

19/03/2013 at 12:59

I think we will all be getting the woolly jumpers out Kenny

19/03/2013 at 13:40

I got sunburnt last year looks like I can forget the sun block this year.

19/03/2013 at 16:32

Quick question: how are marathon relay teams timed at Belfast?

19/03/2013 at 16:45

The last person wears a chip I think?

Also I think you have something to handover so last person must have that.

I've never done the last leg so not sure how stringent they are on the last part...

19/03/2013 at 16:49

So how is the first person timed across the start line?

19/03/2013 at 17:01

ive run the last leg in the marathon, indeed you get a chip if youre doing that last leg, and each time a changover happens theres a plastic armband that gets passed on - not sure how they time from the start though!! 

19/03/2013 at 17:11

Looking at last year's relay results and they just report one time (rather than finish time and chip time) so i am guessing you just get timed from the gun.

19/03/2013 at 18:09

It's basically a gun time Mickie yes. The chip in the relay case is probably just to make the results easier.

19/03/2013 at 22:15

Forecast looking grim for Larne - let's just hope if the winds get up that they are on our back on the return down the coast road!

It seems the entry list for Larne has swelled to the extent it has crashed their website

19/03/2013 at 22:52
Yowsa ! Should be either a "very" fresh winter run and it will be fabulous or it will be an absolute sleet filled hell where we can hold hands and grumble in our abject misery, either way there's over a thousand of us , so we will be a magnificent sight or the biggest wettest daisy chain in history, either way dodgy knee and all I can't wait (called for a triple smiley )
19/03/2013 at 23:01
See what u mean about the list Ricky ?
20/03/2013 at 09:28

10 x 400m last night with 1 min recovery.

Forecast for Larne changed a wee bit from yesterday still going to be cold and windy.

 

 

20/03/2013 at 10:42
4 miles this morning cool enough out there.
20/03/2013 at 19:31

Martin,

I need some of your enthusiasm to rub off on me! interrupted training due to injury & illness has left me feeling very unprepared for Saturday's challenge.

I should draw some positives from the facts that chest infection has almost totally cleared and injury has been diagnosed by my physio as a hip flexor muscle problem and I've had a couple of sessions to start sorting me out, with another lined up for Friday. Ricky & others rightly advising me to not beat myself up too much at Larne and remember it's the first of hopefully 8 races for me in this year's HM series.

Did I read in a previous post, Martin, that you've had problems with accidentally hitting your Garmin and stopping it? I was paranoid about doing the same with mine (405 model) until I realised I can lock it beforehand and then press 'start' as I cross the line, screen stays 'locked' avoiding accidental 'stop'. Sorry if you know this now already!

Hope everyone arrives at the startline on Saturday feeling healthy!

20/03/2013 at 21:00

Think the shorts & vest will have to stay at home on Saturday.... temp to be +2degC but feeling like -4degC according to met office!

BBC Weather says: "Outbreaks of sleet and snow on Friday and Saturday, heavy at times. Bitterly cold with easterly gales"

So looks like the coast road will take the brunt of the gales

Larne's website is back up and running and I see Alwyn has managed to get a "cherished no. plate" type race no. ... must be who you know eh..  - good to hear the chest has cleared Alwyn!

Around 1200 runners pre-entered according to the list!

6 miles tempo last night & 5.5miles tonight with 8 x 250 hill session. Considering taking two full days rest now before Larne - or maybe a quick loosener tomorrow night mmmm decisions decisions...

Edited: 20/03/2013 at 21:05
20/03/2013 at 21:38

wee speed session tonight mile warmup 10*400 6minpace 200 recovery 2 mile cooldown .

good to loosen the legs up after 23miler on monday .

run tomorrow or rest till larne on sat ?????

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