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Minni v Dubai Dave

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12/10/2012 at 14:09

x-post...Bro - brilliant run, well done. I guess the hills are good practice for those bridges in NY   I am with you on the taper, hate it.

12/10/2012 at 14:45

AA, I'll be driving back on Sunday afternoon so I won't be able to let Minni lead me astray with the red wine this time!

12/10/2012 at 16:01

I listen to MT on long runs as a change from music but am not a hardened addict.

 

12/10/2012 at 16:05
Bro - excellent run today. Fantastic confidence booster.

Freemers - you're gonna cruise the GER on Sunday.

Daren - poor minni. Can't believe you're not red wining it with her! I might have to let her lead me astray in Newcastle then....just for the sake of the team obviously!!
12/10/2012 at 16:13
Freemers wrote (see)

still aiming for around 1.40-1.42, but really the objective is to settle into a comfortable pace which is sub 8's all the way.

My plan is to set off at sub 5km pace, crash and burn and have Freemers overtake me in the last quarter as usual.

 

 
DarenF wrote (see)

AA, I'll be driving back on Sunday afternoon so I won't be able to let Minni lead me astray with the red wine this time!

Woohoo! So I can get pissed then and Daren will drive me home while I sleep in the back

Edited: 12/10/2012 at 16:13
Dubai Dave    pirate
12/10/2012 at 16:26

The cycle track, only in Dubai

http://sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/559537_10151247431058834_254530560_n.jpg

  And not a pot hole in sight
Edited: 12/10/2012 at 16:27
12/10/2012 at 16:27
I'm not driving either but do have an awful long journey....
12/10/2012 at 16:44

Won't you be driving from Fakenham at least though Spoons? Or have you delegated that to your OH?

12/10/2012 at 17:03

Plenty of time to sober up between Peterborough and Fakenham . I'll be driving too - OH was going to come but has changed his mind, probably wisely! So I will have to be sensible too. 

Current weather forecast is sunny, 11 degrees, light winds.  I do wish they wouldn't keep changing it - it's not helping with my hair planning. I mean if I shave it off and then it is sunny I'm going to get burnt

spoons - don't you dare let yourself get beaten by me again...you know you'll never hear the end of it. Did I ever mention the Norwich Half...?

12/10/2012 at 17:17

My money's on Freemers

12/10/2012 at 17:41

Daren I bet you drive a sporty convertible, you rock star that you are!

12/10/2012 at 17:47
Hi all back from a quick trip to London. Got to fill the taper gap somehow.
Bro- superb LR. You are ready for NY. Think your taper will drive you crazy though . I enjoyed the NY bridges except when I got too close to the edge of the Verazzano bridge and realised there was no fence only a very long drop into the river below.
Free - nice fast run there. Looking good for your race and forget comfortable.- fast and painful is best. Sun tan lotion will protect you and you will have plenty left after our non existent summer.
Spoons - now the challenge has been made ,maybe you could cross the line together with Freemers?
DD- that's some private cycle track. Nice s bend in the pic too. Any hills to test you?
FRC- that brought the ultra to life. I especially enjoyed the running through slurry bit having waded through lots on my dads dairy farm when I was a lad. ...in my wellys not running shoes. Tempted to give one a go sometime. Is it best to run them with a running partner to start? I'm all charged up for Liverpool so is my Garmin .I just need to clear the memory.
Minni- a long journey rewarded with a pb for certain. Cheer up.
O4S - hope that cyclist was ok. It's bad enough running in those conditions but cycling is suicidal
Weather looks perfect here for Sunday. A short freshen up run tomorrow and that's me done. Feeling very bloated - hope I haven't overdone the carbo loading but am keeping away from the scales so I will never know.
12/10/2012 at 18:02

DD I love that road.  When I come out for my winter holiday (when I'm invited) I will run that road.

MT -  I've got a bit bored with it too but do like the interviews and the training talk if it's interesting.  And the podium if anyone I know is one it.  I also like Tony's trails. 

Bro - Can't wait to see what you do in the marathon this time.  You must be so pleased with the way its all going.  Remember its all down to your hard work and nothing else. Don't let your coach take any credit!

Freemers - Norwich?  My memory's bad - remind me?

AA - I'm already worried about our lunch date of the Saturday of the TM.  Must remember to only order a glass and not a bottle!

2old you've been 2quiet (did that work?) this past few days.   Come on, hit us with taper madness!  And no, Freemers would never let Spoons cross the line with her - she's have to be first!

I'm on my third glass of wine.  I have a pain that might hamper my efforts on Sunday but I'll update later - must go and feed the family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

12/10/2012 at 18:28
Minni- 2Quiet? 2True? not wanting to get 2excited ....,no madness here just staying chilled in the zone. Maybe it's something I've taken? I think nerves have taken over to be honest. Silly really it's only a run. I'd like to run that ' desert' road too but I guess it would be pretty hot and humid. If they did the marathon de sables on it I'd give it a go though. Enjoy he red...I can almost taste it
FRC- ripon to Caernarvon ...you get about. Any other tips for me for Sunday. Did you say you're on a water station? Which one ? Say hello if you are.
12/10/2012 at 18:40

2old - are you on drugs?  Its never just a run. We train for it , we do it, its important.  I'm on white - too early for red.  You'll recognise FRC from his buffs - he'll  be giving you one bottle and tipping another over his head!

So, on Wednesday night I had a stitch when running.  And I had the same last night.  On the LHS otherwise I would have immediately assumed it was appendicitis.  I wonder if its too much fruit and nuts?  So, today I have detoxed with fried egg rolls, caramel cupcakes and wine.  To be honest the area is still a little painful but no more that it was this morning.  I'm not looking at my schedule in case I was supposed to run tonight.  I'll do something in the morning.

12/10/2012 at 18:54
Minni- funny you should say that -my eldest asked the same too after he saw my 10k result. He thought Lance was coaching me. White wine with canopes ..very sophisticated.
Don't like the sound of that stitch ...what does Mr Google say about it. Maybe gavoscon will do the trick. Love the detox diet it's got to work. My carb load meal last night- scallops to start then beef fillet then sponge pud with lemon curd ice cream. It's got to be done,hasn't it.
12/10/2012 at 19:00

Mmm, I love scallops but fillet is my all time favourite - nice and rare I hope? I'll pass on the ice-cream though - it starts my asthma!

Not googled the stitch - gotta be linked to the diet.

12/10/2012 at 19:59

Good news here, got the results of my ops back - one basal cell cancer, one squamous cell cancer and one Bowens disease [pre-cancerous condition].  All clear after surgery and the consultant sent me a couple of surreal pictures of myself on hospital trolley in gown carrying Olympic torch

AA:  I'll help you lead Minni astray for the sake of the team.  Might catch you at the airport as well.

Minni:  sometimes it is just a run, at least for those of us who don't train properly

FRC:  you can be my toy boy, provided Mr Z doesn't turn up in his school uniform.

Barry:  In the unlikley event you spot me - Shirley

12/10/2012 at 20:15
Ah minni - we can always drink plenty of water too.

2old - bet your nervous. What time do you start?

O4S - that sounds good news. Are you flying from brissle?
12/10/2012 at 20:16
DD - forgot to say. That road looks amazing! My calf isn't right after yesterday so I am gonna get out on the White Lightening for the first time in a while. But my roads ain't nothing like that!
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