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24/07/2012 at 13:40
jason d wrote (see)

 Worked up an appetite for my 40g of All Bran and whey protein shake though.

Is that all you eat for Brekkie, on your big miles JD, I take it you must lunch, dinner and snack pretty well too? Though I suppose the Whey protein shake will be quite substantial?

Welcome aboard Tim, sounds like your building the miles nicely. Off topic of building miles for challenge. But, after 50 this month, how much do you plan to build miles by each month or week? In case your not familiar, the principles of not building weekly miles and weekly long run miles distance by more than 10% (others jump in and correct me if I've got the wrong figure) is a good one to stick to for mileage building.

I see the gap has narrowed a tad, but looks like FE have played there "trump card" of 50 and 100k last weeks. Hopefully, some of us on here can play theirs (or should that be a joker) at the weekend. Anybody bar me and WiB up doing L50/100 this weekend?

WiB - Looking at Keswick forecast for a very much "thumb in the air" forecast, looks like you should get a dry overnight, but looks we'll get rain and some wind on the Saturday, may add to challenge for a few hours

24/07/2012 at 13:45

To continue Stephens theme of military reference. I think I spy the culprit of the miles make-up, my friend Clairster over on FE just blasted 48m of mortar fire over towards our front line 

24/07/2012 at 14:29

DE - Got my sun screen and snorkel packed. I am not taking any chances!

24/07/2012 at 14:46

I am planning to get my weekly miles up to 20 fairly quickly and then concentrate on extending long runs gradually there after and increase amount of non-running training. We have a marathon runner as a personal trainer at our gym and will be helping me sort out a more structured program.

Not sure exactly how long my long (or short) runs need to be - any suggestions more than welcome. I am very new to this type of training.

Edited: 24/07/2012 at 14:48
24/07/2012 at 18:11

16 miles today, hard work in this heat but I'm getting a cracking tan

24/07/2012 at 20:00

Damn this heat!

Drunken is following close behind me. Lots more sober than usual.

I can see Private Emmy up ahead surrounded by Fetchies.If I can just make up a few more miles I can plant a few cannon right behind Officer Youngpup scattering those Fetch wretches.

But the heat this damned heat.

What are we doing in this desert?

This war?.

This hell hole?!

24/07/2012 at 20:08

Right hamstring went last Wednesday so I'm finished for the month. Very disappointed as I was on course for my first 100 mile month. Never mind, have to let it recover and then start again next month.

24/07/2012 at 20:32

gary- tough luck mate, but rest up for August

Stephen- steady, man, steady!

6.48m recovery run for me tonight- still warm out there! 16.56 for the day

24/07/2012 at 21:07
Gary - hope you recover quickly, and the hamstring isn't too bad.

Jason & Gaz - nice running from both of you this month

DE and WiB - best of luck with your pending madness this weekend.....

8.5 hot & sticky miles for me this evening.
24/07/2012 at 21:09
First officer Stephen - I took from your good example in the last trench to storm ahead but I'm surrounded by the enemy. I must make up more miles tomorrow!

I know that there are a few ultras going on at the moment - who from RW s taking the baton for us? Is it jus Officer Wetter? And Major D?

Corporal Gary - was your hamstring taken out by a fetchie? Can we take any of them down for you?
24/07/2012 at 22:17

Dear Diary

Day 24

7 miles advancement made right into enemy territory. Now up with young Emmy whos a game girl always up for a fight. Dont know why she insists on wearing that hat though. Why would anyone want to kiss anyone quick in a war?

There is a chance of making head way and getting as far as Officer Youngpup, but the heat takes the very will to fight from a man.

Think Private Emmy is getting a bit shell shocked.


Edited: 24/07/2012 at 22:18
25/07/2012 at 09:01

Morning all,

I've made another advancement into enemy territory. I see the next enemy is 8 miles ahead so I'm going to see if I can stretch it out with some more miles later on tomorrow.

How is everyone else faring in the desert heat?


25/07/2012 at 11:25

Dear Diary

Day 25

Private Emmy is definitely showing signs of  the "jangwa wazimu" as the locals call it.

Still if she thinks she can march 8 miles in this heat all good for her.

I have a spare bullet in case she turns rabid though.

Edited: 25/07/2012 at 11:27
25/07/2012 at 11:50

Warm here too, but this just allowed me to complete my aclimitisation training before "Operation Bluebird" commences - I am already quite prepared for wind, rain, snow and possible intoxication - once I arrive in the 'kill zone' and liberate Bluebird. I will probably test several 'imperial pint' measures of as this substance is believed to have useful pain-reducing properties and is useful as an aid for interrogation due to its side-effect of loosening the tongue and inhibitions.

Edited: 25/07/2012 at 13:35
25/07/2012 at 13:34

Was taking the rest of the month off to let my calf recover fully, but saw the gap had closed and logged 6.23 in horrible heat this morning. Not expecting to run again this month as my legs need the rest for the next battle. Good luck guys.

25/07/2012 at 14:57

DE- Yep, lunch is normally ham sandwich with low fat mayo and loads of salad leaves (no spread), natural yoghurt, cottage cheese and several pieces of fruit. Dinner is low fat and high carb and I munch through loads of fruit in between

Phew!!! Due to various issues, I had to do today's medium long run at midday- hilly route in 25 degrees- but at least some shade at points. I found the first uphill half hellish, and the second half only a bit better.... 15.01m in 1.53.03 extra 0.5m warm down, so 15.51 for the day  Got through a litre of iso and still feeling a bit dehydrated. Off for sports massage in a bit...

25/07/2012 at 19:51

4 miles tonight... oh yes... 4!

25/07/2012 at 20:05
Every mile counts! Well done for getting out there in this heat!
25/07/2012 at 22:17

I love runnign in the heat I will be venturing out for a couple tomorrow just to stretch the legs out after a long drive then some good miles at the weekend

25/07/2012 at 23:19
6 miles today, busy day.
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