Auviour Paris: So long and thanks for the cobbles

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06/12/2012 at 12:11
What are they Ten?
06/12/2012 at 12:35
Can't get interested in the Asics voting - probably cos I put so much into this years process that I don't have the energy to start again with a new lot and the last lot were such a good bunch that I feel a real association with.
06/12/2012 at 13:08
reikirabbit wrote (see)
What are they Ten?

The dream is sub-4, so I'll follow someone with that goal.  Unfortunately, my recent set-backs might have scuppered my best chances, but if I can go sub 1:50 at Silverstone I'll consider it game-on.



06/12/2012 at 13:18

Ten, yes steady is faster than easy...Steve was evil and would put steady runs in when all I wanted was easy!!!

MCS...sounds a cracking evening and even better reps, did you boogie through the reps? you don't appear to be the culprit, however I think you target is a bit soft, should be 3:27ish

06/12/2012 at 13:18

Reikki - the Oakley 20 registration is now open.  I've just registered.

Craig - you might also want to look at this one.  It's organised by Bedford Harriers and is three weeks out from Brighton.

I'll be more disciplined when I run this next year.  I ran it in about 3:15 in 2009, which was too fast for a training run.  Hence I was disappointed with a 4:38 marathon.  It was called learning the hard way.  I have a list of excuses if anybody's interested? 

06/12/2012 at 13:20

That is it list of excuses time...i'll go first

I feel like I've got the start of a cold

06/12/2012 at 13:25

Just had a bowl of tomato soup and want to eat the desk anyone got any choccie, that should slow me down for the cold plod home at 5pm..........  Must admit Oscar not too fussed about the Asics thing this time. Seem to recognise Runnyrun lady from somewhere......better be careful what I say hadn't I......perhaps seen her at a race, did Birmingham Half in 2010 with some guys from a club down that way maybe a part of them. Think I will stick round here for now!!! So quiet at work today, now the ground has frozen up work will stop on roads and houses I guess.
Now what have I got to eat.

06/12/2012 at 13:27


It was too hot (75F in April, unbroken sunshine - what's that all about??!!)

I went out too fast

I carried on too fast

I had always planned to adopt a run-walk strategy from 20 miles anyway

It was my first marathon, so finishing was really all I really wanted really.

Edited: 06/12/2012 at 13:28
06/12/2012 at 13:30

The scenery was breath-taking so I just had to stop

06/12/2012 at 13:43

Had to stop to wave at my wife at Big Ben.......

Had to walk as the sweat was blinding me at mile 21............28 degrees in May in Scotland!!!!

06/12/2012 at 13:49
Everybody else is blocking my way
06/12/2012 at 13:51
I couldn't even stand on this foot 5 days ago!
06/12/2012 at 13:52


I was too busy enjoying myself!

mcs - she was in our group at training camp - that's probably why you recognise her - she was the one who went off like a rocket in the 5k then slowed down (quite a lot) - she's obviously learnt how to pace herself much better this year! Coniston wise - it's all built in already - my planning is complete up to the end of November 2013!!!  (though obviously I will tweak as I go). This year's mileage so far is looking like it will just touch 1400 (1354 as at last week))

Choisty - I told Ben just the same - he's not run that distance before so who knows what will happen - still boys will be boys and will insist on beasting themselves - now who else do we know that trains like that - hummmmm - now I wonder LOLOLOLOLOL

Evil sesh at the gym today with TRX straps and an alien egg (aka a bosu - google it if you wanna know what it is!) - must be getting stronger cos I can actually do some exercises now without looking like a total (choose own adjective - I'm too busy drinking my highlights hot chocolate to insult myself).

Body fat is down another 0.9% and lean muscle up by 0.6% (total so far (7 weeks) fat down by 2.3%, lean muscle up by 1.8%) - imagine what would happen if I could actually bring myself to strength train twice a week - hmmm - could be the makings of a resolution there!





06/12/2012 at 13:55
My vitreous detached on Wednesday and I can see big ink blob thingies
06/12/2012 at 14:09
Good work SB!

TRX sounds like strength training to me.

I look to be on target for 1,000 miles this year is all, but that's not counting anything but running.

This morning I had a fab Pilates 1 to 1, must book that class again!
06/12/2012 at 14:14

Thanks SB it was driving me crazy thinking where have I seen her before now I know!!!

1338 miles done so far this year so about the same as thee........need to clock some miles to take you down!!! Need to do some strengthen stuff. Read that Mo Farahs coach said the three hours a week in the gym had made the difference to his performance more than the 120 miles per week!!!

06/12/2012 at 14:20
mcs wrote (see)

Read that Mo Farahs coach said the three hours a week in the gym had made the difference to his performance more than the 120 miles per week!!!

I read that too.  I don't think it would stand up to scientific scrutiny

Easy to test.  Mo lays off running and spends just three hours in the gym each week instead.  In fact, I'll be reasonable - he can halve his running and double his gymwork.  Good luck in the next world championships! 

06/12/2012 at 14:24
Doing what though? That's the key.

Ten I forgot to confirm that our goals are indeed identical, except that I know I'm less likely to crack 1:50 for the half on the way to the marathon.

My PB is 1:51:27 and that was starting really slowly at Reading last year. But thus year I'm taking a training rather than a racing route.

Oh yes
06/12/2012 at 14:26
Isn't Oakley only two weeks out from Brighton?

I did 3:15 as well, 2:59 at Finchley what a twerp.
06/12/2012 at 14:27

Bring it on mcs - shall we have a mileage comp next year folks?  runBritain is perfect for logging it - just scroll right down to the bottom of your profile page and start putting it in!

We could band it by last marathon time - cos obviously the speed demons like Choisty probably do way more than us in the same timeframe.

I will put myself forward as prize master - they will largely be comprised of assorted edible goodies that I shall gather and post out next new year (2014).  So the categories I'm thinking should be annual mileage by marathon time (based on any marathon anywhere 2013):

4- 4:30

3.00 - 4.00

Sub 3

Highest mileage wins! (any lying/cheating will be punishable by reiki as the most trustworthy amongst us!)

That should cover us all shouldn't it....?

Who wants to play? Who needs 26.2 anyway LOLOLOLOLOL

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