FLM 09 - 3.45ers!

All Aiming for 3.45 - 3.59

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28/01/2013 at 12:01

5.5m on the hills in the snow/slush on Saturday and 19.7m in 2.44 on the roads yesterday, felt really strong and relaxed and could have carried on. Slight AT-type niggle but nothing terminal hopefully, think it might be just a reaction to getting used to roads again after so long on mostly trails.

28/01/2013 at 21:36

It was really bright here on Saturday, I did a very short run in the morning then did 16 on Sunday; wasn't as good as last week but the weekend was a bit disrupted really.

There is a 5 mile race near here on Sunday (Alsager Claire?) so I may do that I feel like I need a cutback week.

I really think you're both being a bit conservative over London, after all the off road stuff I bet you both smash it.


30/01/2013 at 22:57
Did my normal 8 mile route tonight felt great right from the start and did the last half at 8mm. I don't know why it was so good, last night was hard work, perhaps it was my lunchtime pasta and pork pie?

Hills tomorrow, be good to see an improvement there.
31/01/2013 at 12:18

Hi Mr P - are you running the Alsager event Sunday?  I'm running one of my favourite events, Charnwood Hills, it's 14 miles off road.

Feeling really off colour this week though, think it's the training!

31/01/2013 at 13:05

Yes I am hopefully, if not I'll do a long run.  I will need to do a few slow miles first if I do the 5 though.

Beautiful day here, off for some pasta now


31/01/2013 at 13:09

If you have a bad run, you'll know your last good one was down to the pork pie and not pasta, giveng you licence to eat more of them. That would be a result

Only managed treadmill activity since Sunday, but ticking over OK.

31/01/2013 at 20:59

Hi all,

          not run this year yet, work, snow, illness and a back ache for sometime. Hoping to get out on Friday, just remind me, is it one foot in front of the other and lean forward.

Good to hear you are all well, with nothing planned, there's not much to run for at the minute.


I'll be around here sometimes.


Be good.


31/01/2013 at 21:27
Hello Viking good to hear from you.

Tonight was our hill route, seven efforts spread out over the town, I started slow and was able to finish the last one really fast, I might have gone a bit too fast tbh but I have spent the last few weeks at the back blowing out my a**e and I was enjoying it.

That's three "proper" runs in three days so def. time for a rest now. I remember 2008 and flying along until I got shin splints in March.

I did have pasta again, M and S pasta with pesto and pine nuts, and a cheese and tomato sandwich. And a twirl bar.
01/02/2013 at 12:52

Just off out for a burrito with the team............according to Garmin Connect I've burned 17,000 cals this month (and run 136 miles). Problem is I've eaten/drunk 500,000

01/02/2013 at 13:16

I am going to the chippy, without the team!


01/02/2013 at 13:24

I can't stop eating at the moment, blame it on my Ultra training!

Just entered Abingdon Marathon

01/02/2013 at 20:44

I had fish & chips then got back to work and found a tuna fish sandwich Mrs P had made for me that I'd forgotten so I had to eat that. Of course I can't mention the chips so I've had to eat an evening meal too. I'll have to dilute it all with beer now.


03/02/2013 at 13:25

Good run this morning, felt pretty strong and pace was identical to last week (I upped the distance a little bit). Can really feel the chi focuses kicking in at times. Last couple of weeks have been two of the strongest training runs I've done for a while.


Got to get to work on replacing the 3,000 calories now. Happy days  Oh, and off for 2 hours cricket in......

04/02/2013 at 19:27
Great weekend, ten miles on Saturday morning at a comfortable pace followed by a five mile race on Sunday morning. So logged 5 runs, in twoe sets, one of three consecutive runs and then a rest before the other two. I haven't done that for years so perhaps that cold was a blessing in disguise.

Resting tonight, Thursday is club speed work night, so that leaves a tempo run and a nine mile easy run to arrange between Tuesday and Wednesday so I'll see what the weather brings tomorrow before deciding.

Next race is Wrexham half on 17th feb, aiming for 1:40.
04/02/2013 at 21:28
If you google Charnwood Hills Race on FB you will see the photos from yesterday's race.
Had a mixed race, did my ankle in, don't think inov-8's are for me, brilliant through the mud though. Was 10th lady, but not a great time.

Need to find some decent off roaders for my ultra which is now less than 4 weeks away.

Sounds like a good weekend of running Mr P.
05/02/2013 at 22:11
Looks like good fun Claire. Bryan Dale was taking photos on Sunday I'll have a look and see if any of me are shareable.

I did a short tempo run tonight, a mile warm up then 2 miles at 7.30 (wind behind) and two at nearer 8 (into the wind).

Felt better than last week, looking forward to tomorrows session, I think it's 9 miles steady.
15/02/2013 at 14:50
Hi all good to see you're all still here;) Mr P and Claire still running very quickly and OG Chi guru getting in some solid miles for another VLM assault?
Been keeping in touch with those of us on FB from the 2007 era ....ah that very hot first VLM of mine....memories!!!
Basically had a terrible 2012
Ear Nose and Throat problems - Just 2 days post op now - second time in a year and when I did run last year every muscle was out of balance. Chi basics
The surgeon told me my nose had a grossly deviated septum causing the problems. I ran with persistent sore throats in 2010 and 2011 and then got sinusitis. All related. Pressure on the ear drums meant grommet insertion last year but I have run no more than 100 miles since 2011
Anyway feeling very hopeful now that 2013 will see me back. I have given up my club place for VLM as thought I would not do it any justice with just a few weeks to train. I don't expect to be running for another month to six weeks. I am hoping to be back in the swing for one more London in 2014 so watch out! Take care all and have a good one this year
15/02/2013 at 21:07

Good to hear from you! Not good to hear about your troubles, but if it means an end to all those colds you were getting it's a good thing isn't it?
16/02/2013 at 15:26
Hey Benyo, I was asking off you when I ran Beachy in October, one of your club mates and he was telling me of the issues you'd been having. Hope you get sorted soon and im sure we'll see back at Beachy and London again before long.

2 weeks today till my Ultra...eek!
16/02/2013 at 16:58

Remind me which one it is Claire?

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