ASICS Target 26.2 - 2013

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24/01/2013 at 19:45

Been really busy so I've mainly been on Ady's thread.

Great to see you back Clive! Blimey 9 miles in 1:03? I managed about 7 today in the same time. You're flying!

Jen - you are firmly establishing yourself as resident hard nut. Running on snow on top of quick sand through a mine field pursued by cannibals? I tell you, they build them tough in the wild West of Wales  

Tigger - cricket is a very simple game, maybe we can start a separate thread and teach you

Sorry to hear your news DS2. Both my next door neighbours of 18 years (husband and wife) have succumbed to the big C in the last year. It's a terrible, terrible thing.

Edited: 24/01/2013 at 19:47
24/01/2013 at 20:11

evening all.

Tigger, I don't get cricket either..I'd rather watch paint dry! But if he goes away for 3 weeks...its only fair you get a similar treat! What exotic race do you fancy??

DS2, so sorry to hear of your friend losing the C battle. Life deals some hard blows.

LOL Malcs,I like my new name 'hard nut', I def deserve it after my mega deadlifting session this eve!

Sarah/Clive I took some brilliant photos on the beach yesterday. It looked like the arctic, and the snow was still falling! I havn't worked out how to put them on here yet though.

24/01/2013 at 20:36
Jen- get the pics on!!

Malcs- glad you're feeling better. I need I check out the threads of everyone else as been tied up with work....
24/01/2013 at 23:42
so sorry to hear about your friend DS2, life can be so evil sometimes, my thoughts go out to you and her family. You try not to get attached to your patients but it doesnt always work, ive hads a few sad days in my career so far.

Tigger you dont look old enough to have been married for 11 years!

Clive looks like the breaks done you some good, you was flying round today. I know what you mean, it is more who you know rather than what you know sometimes. Fingers crossed though the right person will be given the job.

Hi Jen, cant wait to see you pics. I found that if you put them up on facebook and then save them from facebbook onto your desk top, it shrinks the size so you can put them on here.Im sure that there is an easier way to do it though.
25/01/2013 at 15:39

found this today on the RW site, quite good for working out paces

25/01/2013 at 22:19

Sarah.. thank you! I have spent the last hour and have now got 2 photos in my profile gallery of my 'beach' run. Tecnology n me have a very poor relationship!!

25/01/2013 at 22:24

and there is my beach! lol

25/01/2013 at 22:25

and there I am.. 

25/01/2013 at 23:29
I've got to admit, I've never seen a beach look like that before. I'm terrible with technology, it was completely by accident that I found out how to get the pics up using Facebook.

Its been snowing heavily here for the last 5 hours, we have at least 3inches that's settled (in places on top of ice). So glad that I managed to get my LSR done today.

Jen do you have anymore snowy beach runs planned?
26/01/2013 at 13:18

It rained last night snows all gone! floods instead now!!

 Just done a normal 14miler today, did the miles with a friend who is training for an ultra. I can't get my head around her running for so long!

26/01/2013 at 15:03

 Making a snowman when I got home this morning at 1am!!

not been running yet, but raining now so snow all going....

Sarah- a better pace calculator is at

goes through optimum paces for stamina, endurance, speed workouts, as well as predicted times for distances from 200m to 100 miles!

26/01/2013 at 15:03

Jen- love the pictures!

26/01/2013 at 17:22

Sarah always knew I loved you!!

We woke you at midnight to a car stuck in the snow on our cul de sac! we had SOOO much it was really deep and hard work! I can't wait for the snow to do one now!

Slightly nervous now... nearly Feb and the longest I have ran is 8.5 miles.... 20 mile race in March! I have kinda lost my mojo for long runs, I'm loving the swimming and looking forward to my bike training!


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27/01/2013 at 13:17
All our snow has gone too...our back garden now looks marshy with loads of puddles. Have a feeling the river is going to be quite high again aswell at the moment.

How far does your friend tend to run for her long training runs Jen?

Thankyou Clive, will take another look at it...can see what the differences are!

When in march is your 20 miler tigger?
27/01/2013 at 16:24

The last of our snow got washed away in the heavy rain last night!

jenf - great pictures!

I did my first race in ages today and met CarroT and Sam Murphy there.

Canterbury 10 miler in 70:58 (chip time) so pretty pleased. Hard conditions, hilly course and strong winds but felt really strong the whole way and overtook loads all the way round.

Seems like the hard work is beginning to pay off. Getting quite confident of a sub 3:15 on May 12!

Well done Sam on your PB!

27/01/2013 at 16:58
Well done DS!!

I managed slow 10k in 48 mins in slush and howling wind but cleared cobwebs!
27/01/2013 at 17:04

Thanks Clive. I imagine your conditions were far worse than ours. We got off pretty lightly.

I know what you mean about the cobwebs. I've been doing so much slow mileage I almost forgot what it felt like to stretch the legs.

Mind you, that was a pretty handy 9 miler you did a couple of days ago!!!

27/01/2013 at 21:14

Thats a fabulous time DS2, congratulations


48 mins for a 10k is still good in those conditions though clive,

27/01/2013 at 21:26

Sarah, my friend is following a plan by Byron Powell. Not sure of overall mileage, but she did LSR of 31 last saturday, starts taper next week n is running LSR of 25miles!!

Good running DS2, Clive. 

 The wind was a real battle for me today aswell, I really struggle in it, only did 5 miles but I was worn out! Happy with my overall running this month though.

Tigger, are you changing your plans/goals then? Sounds good to me, do what you enjoy most I say!

28/01/2013 at 08:38

Blimey Jen. That sounds like some serious mileage. Well done on battling through the wind. I reckon you probably had it a bit worse than us to be honest but us southerners like to be wimps about it.

Thanks sarah. Was pretty pleased with that and feel great this morning. Think there was a bit more in the tank but I don't intend to run anything flat out in the lead up to the marathon. Bigger picture!!!

sarah - You seem to be going amazingly well. I'm  still following your thread everyday although posting time is a bit limited. Minni looks like the ideal mentor for you!

Clive - are you still focusing on an autumn marathon? What races have you got lined up? You seem to be in good form if that 9 miler last week was anything to go by!

Has anyone heard from Malcs?

I saw CarroT at my race yesterday. Told her to get posting again.

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