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15/10/2013 at 22:39

Martin - Majorca this weekend?... hasn't half crept up!

All the very best with it if I don't make it on here before the weekend - enjoy the post race San Miguel celebrations .... maybe even a celebratory skinny dip in the Med

16/10/2013 at 00:00

6 miles tonight , one more short run tomorrow and that's me on house arrest ! Ricky time goes by very quickly, starting to get excited now , the San Miguel is a definite the skinny dipping depends on the San Miguel, I will keep you posted 

16/10/2013 at 18:55

10 mile last night was couple of our guys doing Dublin , they in great shape hopefully all the hard work will be rewarded with great times for them ....

16/10/2013 at 21:20

4 miles tonight and that's me done , hooray , few days rest now and then off to Majorca 

16/10/2013 at 22:13
All the best with the marathons lads .
17/10/2013 at 10:38

Cheers Leslie 

17/10/2013 at 12:35

Does anyone know any other NI runners taking part in Yorkshire marathon?  Myself & Elaine from Larne AC are heading over to give it a go.  Somehow or other this will be my 10th marathon, and after this one time for leaving the big miles behind for a while!!

Good luck Martin in Majorca!

17/10/2013 at 15:53

Thanks Heather , look forward to hearing about Yorkshire , best of luck 

18/10/2013 at 09:04

I've had a goods weeks training after the tweak in the back last week I seem to have found a bit of pace. I'm hoping this will continue so I can get a season's best at the Seeley.

Good luck to Heather and Martin with their marathons. Looking forward to hearing the reports. Good luck to anyone doing the Springwell XC I won't be there as I'm on a coaching course all weekend.

18/10/2013 at 10:05

Would add my Best Wishes to Heather & Martin in York & Majorca!

Looking at the rain lashing against my office window, reckon there's more chance of Heather swimming along the Yorkshire roads ... but the San Miguel fuelled skinny-dipping is Martin's peserve! Perish the thought!!

18/10/2013 at 11:49

Good man Kenny !!

Alwyn your only jealous of my skinny dipping because you dont want to get your leg warmers wet 

Good luck everyone at Springwell XC

20/10/2013 at 10:39

Taper, Taper, Taper.  It's sooooooo boring.  Nothing to do but obsess about whether or whether or not everyone I go near is going to give me a cold this week,  lol. #hypochondriacMarathonRunner #antibacterialHandgel

20/10/2013 at 22:00

broke in the new runners this morning 14 mile the ascics nimbus felt good long may it continue .

21/10/2013 at 13:15

TLH (& other Dublin Marathoners),

I have to say that, looking at the rain currently falling, I'm looking forward to a week of very little running!

Have adopted a curtailed taper myself. Ran a decently paced 12 miler yesterday in a window of fine weather on the North Coast. Martin has timed his Mallorca trip & marathon well!

I know what you mean, TLH, about picking up others' germs this week! I walked into the office this morning & couldn't hide the alarm from my face at the sound of coughing/sneezing colleagues. Although my own toothache was my major concern. Thankful it flared up over this weekend and not next! Just back from emergency treatment - hopefully short-term pain alleviated ... just the pain of the bill at the completion of root canal treatment to come! 

23/10/2013 at 14:53

Majorca was fabulous but far too warm to run in ! , by midday the temp was 30 degrees , I made the decision to slow down , enjoy it , walk/run some of it and finished in the trailblazing time of 5:13:33 The marathon was very well organised ,good atmosphere, plenty of marshals, water,gel and food stations , some interesting underfoot conditions, cobblestones through winding streets, beach board over sand , some hilly parts but not for any great distance. Palma is a beautiful place and I would thoroughly recommend it , seems this year they had a bit of a heatwave ,temp is usually about 18/20 degrees , Would I do it again ? Absolutely it was great fun !!

23/10/2013 at 17:45

Well done Martin thats another mara box ticked , bit warmer than expected then , 30c is a bit much for that distance

23/10/2013 at 19:20

Leslie ,I was going so slow I nearly stopped for an icecream

23/10/2013 at 20:32

Well done Martin, that's a decent time in that heat!!  I'm not sure if I could cope with those temps, did London in 2007 when in was mid to high 20's & suffered a lot!!

Anyone looking for an Autumn marathon next year not too far from home, go for Yorkshire.  It was a fantastic event!!  Lovely course, not as flat as advertised (when are they ever!) with a very nasty hill at the 26 mile mark , started in city then some nice country roads & finishing back in city.  The weather was perfect, sunny spells & light wind.  Well marshalled, loads of water stations/energy drinks & 2 gel stations.  The crowd support going through the country villages was fantastic.

And to top it all, I got a 16 seconds pb!!!   3.48.35.  This was not at all what I expected as my training had been very up & down.  I took the mad decision at the start line to go out at 8.40/8/45 pace & basically see how long I could last before the wheels came off!   As the miles went on I felt really good & it was around the 23 miles before I started to tire & my pace dropped a bit, but even then nothing too drastic.  Not the ideal way to run a marathon I know, but for once it seemed to work!!

Good luck to everyone running Dublin on Monday, have a brilliant run!!

23/10/2013 at 21:00

Excellent Martin - warm work! Have you any white bits?

Congrats on the PB Heather, sounds like a great event.... well done on the pacing - I have yet to run a marathon were the wheels don't come off at 20 miles!

Feeling decidedly anxious & lacking in confidence for Dublin - had a rubbish run on Sunday and suffering from a few niggles etc.... off for a sports massage tomorrow to see if that helps things

23/10/2013 at 21:03

Heather that's a cracking time , well done , sounds like a nice course 

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