Auviour Paris: So long and thanks for the cobbles

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05/05/2012 at 17:50
Go Ben!!!! Well done to him, what a stonking time!!!
05/05/2012 at 17:58

Thanks guys! Just missed out on the podium but it gives him a reason to keep training! Next time ...

Ten, look at it more this way - if you keep training you'll get faster!  It's worked for him and keeps continuing to - there's hope for us all to improve!

You two still eating everything in sight?  I had a lovely 10 mile run with the club this morning - followed by a pub lunch and some birthday cake and going out for another 10 tomorrow just to keep my weekly mileage up!  (Have long sleeve tops back out - flippin' weather).

Hope the marathoners are all settling down for the evening... jaffa cakes at the ready... let the snacking begin!


05/05/2012 at 18:36

The post marathon week seems to drag on!  Which is my excuse for the fact that I didn't make it to the end of the week before doing my first run   I was feeling a bit stir crazy.

I started with the intention of running an easy two miles, extended it to three, then four.  I did, however, wear my heart rate monitor to ensure it remained below my recovery ceiling.  I feel better now for having done it, and hope it stays that way.

05/05/2012 at 18:48
Wow congrats to Ben fantastic time!!
watching fa cup eating tacos with rice too in readiness for lsr!
Go oscarr GO and Rosie if she is lurking too. Should now hit fifty miles tomorrow all being well as did a few extra to keep the legs turning after footie last night. Scored a couple of cracking goals if I say so myself.
Have a good holiday break Sam in the sun. Sis in law loves your book by the way.
05/05/2012 at 19:16

SB - wow your OH is an elite athlete?!  That is an amazing PB - can't begin to calculate the avg pace as am sure it would be too scary.  My 10 mile PB is 75 minutes!!!!!

Lots of bike experts on here - good to know - may well tap into that knowledge shortly.  Going to have to live with my current bike for tomorrow's 30 miles and next sunday's 40 tho methinks!

Did mile swim and bit of a cycle this morning.  Love the fresh feeling a swim gives you and also feel like my 'swimming fitness' improves quickly when I start back.  Was (secretly) racing the chap in the next lane......

Ten - if you felt ready to run I'm sure that was the right thing to do!

Sam - I have bought your book for 2 good friends for their birthdays, so two new fans following your plan....

mcs how can you play footie on top of a 50 mile week?

My heel feeling 100% now but bit scared to test it running.  Thinking I might just go for the 10k monday and take it v easy, even walk if it feels sore.  It's been pain free for 2+ days now.  Do you think that sounds like a reasonable strategy?

Happy bank hol weekend all!

05/05/2012 at 20:49

Hi all just had a mad 9 day stint at work and had no time to keep up.

Sorry to have missed Oscarr, my money is on 3:56

Ten I was so impressed with your gutsy handling of the conditions at MK - awesome.

WW I was going to suggest aqua jogging as usual but I guess I'll see you on Monday at the buebell run!  Have had a bit of hip niggle [whole new site], and have only run once since VLM [track session 10 x 400s inc a PB!]

SB - congratulations to OH Ben!  I just watched my hurdler mate win £50 000 on the Cube just now as I was reading through, wow!

Sam - have a fab tme in Greece, it is sweet to be back running - know the feeling [about 3 times a year usually]

A lot of my usual summer races local to here have been postponed due to the Olympics, so I am not doing a half until Hackney Marshes [UF Dance] in September, have 4 10Ks lined up meanwhile - Watford, Stockley Park, Bupa 10 000, Concorde.

Needless to say I'll be starting to have a look for new events now that I've heard from you all again.


05/05/2012 at 20:57

HI everyone - sorry work has been horrendous and also I hven't been running very much so feeling fat and lazy. Kind of lost my drive really .

Think I need some guidence/bossing and advice for Sam (any anyone else who has some). I've got a 10 mile race tomorrow (of the back of no training) then a 10 race in two weeks time. Need to try and keep mu milage up but tricky at the moment as require running partner to fend off dogs!

GOOD LUCK all those wonderful folks (esp Rosie and the lovely Oscarr!) and of course everyone else! Hope you have superb conditions! x

05/05/2012 at 20:58
Wonder Woman wrote (see)

SB - wow your OH is an elite athlete?!  That is an amazing PB - can't begin to calculate the avg pace as am sure it would be too scary.  My 10 mile PB is 75 minutes!!!!!



WW Ben is indeed amazing but quite frankly with a 75 min 10 miles so are you! My 10mile pb stands at 95 mins so hoping to beat that tomorrow!

06/05/2012 at 00:01

Hi Emma, I think a bit of  pacing is still probably key here for the 10 mile race, a bit like the marathon. Start off steady then build on it. Not sure on the profile, if it is hilly? Hope it goes well for you, I'm sure you have still got some stamina & endurance to see you round - good luck!

06/05/2012 at 07:58

Reikki - thank you for those kind words.  I'm glad I did it.  More than a quarter of those registered didn't even turn up!

Emma - good luck with the 10m race. 

06/05/2012 at 08:03

Morning all

Emma - good luck with your 10 mile race Take it easy though!

I have only done two short runs since VLM, foot feel a bit better but not sur what will happen when i run! I have come down with a lurgy as well, so no running until that has gone! Feeling very fat and lazy!

06/05/2012 at 14:37
How r the athletes doing? Any news. Just leaving for a three hour session.......its not raining yet!
06/05/2012 at 16:16

How did it go Emma?

06/05/2012 at 16:41
4:38:55 and absolutely buzzing!! Again thanks to all the helpful comments and advice on this forum. Although I've been a lurker I have really benefitted from reading!! I'm over the moon. And I saw Rosie looking really strong. And yelled her name at her. It was a bit like when you smile at a famous person and they look at you like you are mad. I feel like I know her hee hee!!

Can't wait to hear how everyone else did.

Rachel, marathoner!!!
06/05/2012 at 17:10

Rachel - one second in it between us!!!!!  I ran 4:38:54 last week.

Well done!  Now you get to rest and eat like a horse.  At least, that's what I've been doing


06/05/2012 at 18:08
That's ace Ten. We'll have to pick our next marathon where we can run together!! Bit quiet at times with only 1500 runners but the people of Sunderland did a smashing job of cheering everyone on! Bit hilly mind!
06/05/2012 at 21:36

Brilliant Rachel - well done! Feels great doesn't it?

07/05/2012 at 07:40

See you at Brighton next year Rachel !  

Where's Oscarr?  I'm dying to know how he got on.

07/05/2012 at 08:08
Txt saying he enjoyed it and went 4.27 but not a good day.......more to come later no doubt.........
Did 21 in three hours three in sunshine yesterday bit tough but pleased to get it done.had to find a tree at one point too much water prior to setting off but pleased. Garmin battery died so my have been more or less miles need to map it later. Happy bank hols and congats to Rachel and all you marathoners.
07/05/2012 at 09:55


I hope you don't mind me asking but your shiney new trainers what make are they as I m looking for a new pair and they look pretty stable

thanks twinkle

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