FLM 09 - 3.45ers!

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07/05/2012 at 20:25
Brilliant running Claire !
07/05/2012 at 20:54

Can only say this year's 3 Forts was one of my worst marathons ever. Wasn't up for it beforehand - never even had pasta last night. It was freezing cold - 7 degrees in May! - and, not possessing off-road shoes, I was slipping and sliding all over the place. The lack of training since the Stinger - particularly long runs - really caught up with me after 15 miles. The only positive aspects were that the knee was ok - I couldn't have run it 2 weeks ago - and it's another marathon ticked off.

Will now buy some trail shoes!

07/05/2012 at 21:25
Hmmmm. 99 marathons, most off road, and you thought trail shoes would be ok yesterday ????!!!!! And in your own manor, so to speak ?? Hope it's dry for the SDM in June - put my entry in today - cant miss the celebrations !
08/05/2012 at 08:10

OG, point taken. Two questions - will you wear the Roclites at the SDM even if it's bone dry and - if you buy them online - what about sizing? I take size 10 ordinary shoes, but my Mizuno Waveriders are size 12.

On a positive note, am really pleased - and relieved - the knee seems fine now. It could - and did - seriously interfere with my running - very unusual for me!! The other aspects, like wearing the right trainers, learning how to Chi run and - dare I say it - losing a bit of weight are much more easily sorted.

Off to Sardinia tomorrow - with my trainers, of course!

08/05/2012 at 08:16

Great news re the knee

Re the shoes, no, I'd wear road shoes on the Downs if it was bone dry. I was worried about sizing too, but based on the reviews they appeared to be 'normal' so I ordered the same size as my road shoes (Brooks Adenaline) and they were fine. The toe box is nice and wide (which I need), apparently this isn't the case with all the Inov8s. They may not be right for you, but I am mightily impressed. FYI, two of my clubmates did the half on Sunday and they were both in Roclites as well, one of them new to the brand. Their feedback mirrors mine.

Have a great break - will be nice to escape the weather for a bit !

08/05/2012 at 08:18

Thanks. Which version of Roclite did you buy?

08/05/2012 at 10:49

SDM, I believe OG had the Roclite 319s from Sportshoe.com

08/05/2012 at 12:43

Correct - SDM they are the ones in the link I already sent you..........

08/05/2012 at 22:31
Edited: 08/05/2012 at 22:32
11/05/2012 at 11:46

... no posts for 2 days - is that a record ?

Southdownsman - re the purchase of trail shoes after 99 marathons - I really like your style . I have been threatening to buy myself some trail shoes  for ages but have not as yet got round to it - that said I am still wearing the same running top I bought 10 years ago ! I beleive I am the only woman in Cheshire who hates shopping .

Well done on your half Claire - what a great time and a great mental recovery !

I have nothing to report I'm afraid, I have had a cold for a week which has been annoying as I wanted to run over the BH weekend - still looking on the bright side at least  I didnt catch it 2w ago !


11/05/2012 at 12:55

I went with my club for the first time since October, ran one of a series of road race events. Only 5 miles but on a almost flat course, I clocked 38.25 at an average 7.6 min miles. With some of our quick runners out for various reason, I was 2nd male for the club and would have been first but for a guy some 20 years my junior passing me in the last 300m. I think I paid for it at night though, I kept getting cramp every time I bent my legs in bed.

11/05/2012 at 13:08


well done you, that's a really good pace for us 3.45's.

Quick Quack

hope the cold's better soon, I'm sure the enforced rest wont do any harm being a very fit duck .

I'm hoping to do a long'ish bike ride this weekend to get used to a few hours in the saddle....ouch!.

11/05/2012 at 17:33

Viking - well done - that's really quick !

Hope you're well enough to get out for a run this weekend QQ. What's next on your list of events ??

Busy weekend ahead, including an all-day football tournament on Sunday. Thinking I might, for once, not get up early but poss try to sneak away from the football for an hour between matches to do a little bit (tournament is at the foot of the South Downs within easy reach of some great trails, so no excuse really)

11/05/2012 at 18:32

Thanks OG - am hoping I might  fit a run but it may be a struggle  between kids activities ! Hope the weather's kind on Sunday if you're out in it all day ! Also am not convinced I've completely got over the cold yet as not feeling at all like a fit duck at the mo. Thinking about it I remember feeling very unfit soon after prev marathons - like " how did I ever run 26 miles 3 weeks ago ?"

Viking - great running - well done !.

Enjoy youre running/biking over the weekend all !


11/05/2012 at 20:03

I will enjoy my weekend at work, not  

12/05/2012 at 21:41
Chester half tomorrow <img src='/forum/smilies/smile_smiley.gif' />
Edited: 12/05/2012 at 21:42
13/05/2012 at 17:45
Did you run the Chester half Mr P?

I did 10 miles over Cannock chase with one of the lads this morning, felt awful! Not sure what to do to get this niggle sorted.

Also 7 weeks till marathon, need some suggestions please on some new trail shoes, lightweight ones preferably.
13/05/2012 at 18:41


REST !!!!!!!!!!

14/05/2012 at 13:29

Yes I did Claire, it was a great day.  New organisers, though they pay our club, and they put the finish right outside the Town Hall. I did 1:40:40 so a bit slower than last year but I do feel pretty tired generally, probably due to all the malt  I've been drinking since my birthday!

The best bit was getting a massage after the race, two young ladies worked me over for a fiver, it was great


14/05/2012 at 21:27
Woke up as usual at 5.35am this morning and felt dreadful...I thought about what you said Viking and went back to bed! A rest day!!

Well done Mr P.
I can't get into my physio until mid June and I'm desperate!!

Hoping to do an off road run tomorrow night with the club.
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