FLM 09 - 3.45ers!

All Aiming for 3.45 - 3.59

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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
Benyo!!!

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?

16/02/2013 at 17:39
The coastal endurance life, Bamburgh event
17/02/2013 at 09:03

Wow!

I'm off to my first half of the year in Wrexham, I ran yesterday to keep my weekly miles up it will be interesting to see how it goes today. Report to follow.

 

17/02/2013 at 11:05
Good luck, shall look forward to your report.
17/02/2013 at 15:15

It's not good.  clutch went on the way to the race. to say the least.

17/02/2013 at 20:13
Did you make the race?
17/02/2013 at 20:21

No.  The AA came and towed me home.  I could have jogged to the start but it would have been silly to race then go back to the car perhaps not at my best and have to deal with potential repairs etc. 

I got home and had a snack then ran 13.1 miles but it was all wrong really, got that "bad run" feeling and knackered. I think it's going to be expensive.

17/02/2013 at 20:26
Oh no what a nightmare for you, rubbish. Hope it's not too expensive for you.
I have issues with my car at the moment which I'm trying to ignore!
17/02/2013 at 20:32

Luckily I've kept my old Focus for Puffy Junior, it was already at the garage for an MOT tomorrow so I will have transport. Worst case I can get the train I work in Crewe so it's easy from Chester

17/02/2013 at 20:37
That's okay then, have a good week.
17/02/2013 at 20:47

20/02/2013 at 19:39

Claire and Mr Puffy can you PM me on here and NFS, QQ and any of the others I know, I have cancelled my RW subscription and suspect they will turf me off here as I told them how utterly bored I was with the regurgitated drivel they dole out in the magazine    Get me on FB those who know me - SDM and OG have been on there regularly chatting anyway.      Good luck to all ! 

23/02/2013 at 11:56

Hi Benyo, seems ages since we heard from you. They won't turf you off, they just don't allow you to enter RW site and links. I cancelled my sub ages ago feeling the same. They printed the same stuff and after a few years, you know it, so it's not much use to you. I have an offer for 3x mags for £5 and a free gift of a book worth £9.99, but have to pay £16 for the next quarter. You can cancel after the three if you want to.

Still ticking over with nothing planned in the near future, will have to sort something out to get back on a plan to get me out more.

25/02/2013 at 23:11

Thats weird I just went on and was about to reply to a ost from Viking and now its disappeared..spooky   Anyway thanks Viking and I will atke your advise and hopefully we can still remain on here occasionally 

27/02/2013 at 09:43

Hi all

Interesting comments re RW - I've just read the latest issue and had exactly the same thought. It's rubbish now, recycling the same old stuff. I'm going to cancel as well.

Claire, Viking are you on FB ?? We could even recreate this forum as a closed group on FB ? Jayne, AdyP (sometimes), SDM all there along with Benyo, Puffy and me

Ws on holiday last week so didn't do a lot, but doing the Steyning Stinger this Sunday. Had a 'mare' last year with the rain and mud and falling over but still loved it, hopefully a bit drier this year. It's similar to Beachy in terms of terrain etc. Using this, plus Brighton, London and Three Forts as training runs for L2B in May. 

Puffy - that's crap news - sorry to hear that. Hope it's not too costly

28/02/2013 at 08:01

Good idea on the FB group OG. 

Wonderful you are running London to Brighton. Would love to see the route if its available as this is a completely different set up than the one a few years ago ? 

Also the Steyning Stinger has wonderful memories. I did that one only once a few years ago and met up with Shimmy and Mr Shimmy. We had a great laugh. Shimmy nearly got sucked down into the first field it was that muddy - lasting image of them slowly sinking!  Don't suppose we can find them anyone? - know they moved to Bristol area? 

28/02/2013 at 09:21

Benyo - it's a different race altogether (different organisers to the one you did). The route isn't out yet but I'll share it when I have it - would be great to see you somewhere en route

Details are here - http://www.london2brightonchallenge.com/

The Stinger last year was ridiculous too - I fell over 5 times. People were forming chains to get down some of the hills as they couldn't stand up. Looks like being dryer this year though. Lovely small, social & relaxed event, well organised etc and free full English to finish. Hard as nails as a run though - seriously hilly.

Will see if I can track Shimmy down, think I had an email address somewhere

 

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