RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Minni v Dubai Dave

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13/10/2012 at 11:25
Classic taper madness 2old!

Gazelle I've had post marathon blues a few times, setting a new challenge is the perfect cure! What's the plan?

Hope the ride out sorts your calf out AA, you're doing GER aren't you?
13/10/2012 at 12:09
Is there a list of this weekends exploits?
13/10/2012 at 12:11
2old - best of luck! Don't be shit...

Simon - I don't think DD would do cake stops even if there was a cafe

Looking forward to the Team Minni - Mini Tour tomorrow
13/10/2012 at 12:33

Spoons - You're probably right. He's more likely to have snipers around route, to take out anyone who drops below 20mph, or gets in his way.

2old - Definately taper madness.....I think this one's hit the wall.


13/10/2012 at 12:52
Simon. Loving the tapir!

2old. Major madness!! The night score the jungfrau I saw my chip was stapled to my number and instapled it and tried to tie it to my trainer! Then I realised it was supposed to be on the number. I went a little bit crazy!!

26 miles done on the white lightening with 1200ft ascent. Calf ok, can still feel it when walking though. My back hates the bike!

Carrot - no, I'm not part of the GER party. All sounds a bit boring and sober...for serious athletes!!
13/10/2012 at 13:27

Becs - Great race report and well done for sticking it out.  Your tribulations sound horribly familiar to my VLM 2010, when my left knee locked solid 10 days before the race and i got through the race strapped and taped up to the eyeballs and (on physio's advice) loaded on extra strength Voltarol which wore out after 18 miles, then walked and hobbled to the finish in a world of pain. Before anyone else says it, it was "man pain" though, probably equivalent to a woman's mild headache!

Good luck to everyone who are racing/tapering/drinking this weekend.

I'll definitely be in the latter category although i have been roped into club x-country next weekend (fingers crossed).

13/10/2012 at 13:31

AA - I presume you talking about lower back. Road bikes look very sporty and fast, but can give probs with backs. Is there any way you can raise handlebars, as less difference in height, between saddle and handlebars will help, mine are virtually level, very unsporty, but comfy. 

13/10/2012 at 13:36
2old - very best of luck for tomorrow. Although I believe you make your own luck in this game and you've certainly done that. When you know you've put the training in and hit the required paces then you can be assured you're in the best possible shape to nail your goal. If the negative feelings start to creep in then just think back over your training and you'll be reassured they have no place at this time. Keep pushing, HTFU and don't be shit. Update us as soon as possible.

AA will you text when there's news on 2old in case we don't have Internet connection.

Cooks - as above! Have a great HM - remember you are da cookster!

Dazzer will smash tomorrow and I think the fairest thing for me, Spoons and Freemers to do is to take a back seat and have a steady race so as to not steal his glory.
Dubai Dave    pirate
13/10/2012 at 13:37

AA Or your stem is too long and your reaching too far forward, answer is a bike fit but they don't come cheap.. Simon the drop between my saddle and bars has decreased over the years but I'm still bum up....... just

13/10/2012 at 13:48

DD - What's the min speed limit you allow anyone on your race track?

13/10/2012 at 14:13

Minni - that's exactly my plan. Originally I was planning on sub 1:30 or at least a big PB but I think that would be unfair on Daren. I now plan on jogging round just in front of the sweeper vehicle. 

13/10/2012 at 14:45
Minni- thanks for those encouraging thoughts. I think FRC will know before anyone else as he's promising to be at every drink station along the way. You might get an as it happens commentary. If not I will do it even if its shit or SHIT. Nail that HM pb tomorrow please and preferably sub 1.30.. You know you can.
DD/AA/Simon- careful too much biky stuff creeping in. At least wait until I've done tomorrow and get back on mine.
AA - taper madness- non runners would never believe us. Saying that I used to get similar experiences before exams. ....and now every blue moon. That was a big climb never done anything like that myself... Yet
Spoons- another sub1.30 HM on the cards. Good to see . Good luck and dont forget the brush.
Decided not to bother to run today. Hope it doesn't ruin evything tomorrow. Bit too sunny ,don't want that tomorrow. Feel a bit of a headache coming on .Worry worry worry.
13/10/2012 at 14:55
2Old, stop worrying! Good luck for tomorrow, you are going to be brilliant, looking forward to your race report.

Cooks, didn't realise you had a half, good luck for that too.

Minni/Spoons, love that you are getting the excuses in early. Go for it full throttle tmrw, have heard the GER course is a good flat one for looking forward to the race reports + the post race tales of Darren's red wine exploits
Scuba Trooper    pirate
13/10/2012 at 15:58

Still catching up with posts so thought I should just wish good luck to all the racers this weekend.

13/10/2012 at 15:58
2old - there's a difference between us - you can tell yourself you've done the training, I can't! But it's fine, this will be a marker on which to build for the Brass Monkey, where I will go under 1:30. I'm really good at moving the goal posts!
13/10/2012 at 16:19
Simon, DD, never been measured up on bike but I think that's next. My saddle and handle bars are basically level too. I spend most of my time on the drops. Played around with saddle a bit while out today. Next May we have a mini O4S type cycle from Reading to Weymouth with 3 overnights. Days of 50,40 then 20 to do followed by a celebration night and train home. Wanna get comfy on bike but after 26 miles today I'm shattered already

2old - you should be feeling all sleepy now too. What time are you leaving home in the morning?
13/10/2012 at 16:22
Minni - I do the training then wonder what's going to happen. ..the trick is to trust it will deliver. If it doesn't then there's always next time. C'est la vie and all that . Oh yes also you race a lot more than I do .
13/10/2012 at 16:24

The best money I have ever spent was getting a 'made to measure bike'.  I went from struggling on a 60 mile day to feeling very comfortable on 130+ miles in a day.  have never had bach ache on the bike since - in fact it was so good I have a second bike made to measure - which is probably why we are both still working long past pension age

13/10/2012 at 16:53

Brol -  Nice last long run - New York will be here before you know it.

Becs -  Great report, well done for keeping going when things got tough, a marathon is hard enough when you are not struggling with injury.

Gazelle -  I know what you mean but don't be tempted to do too much too soon, I was off for 4 months with PF after running too soon after a mara.

2old -  I read some nonsense somewhere that if you have a bad dream about something it usually turns out OK, but saying that I had bad dream once about going to a work awards ceremony getting drunk and making an arse of myself and guess what I went, got v drunk on red wine and made an arse of myself, I was called up for an award but the company director could n't get my name right so I refused to get up and it got worse as the evening went on, knocking a bottle of red over my boss's wife, using my award a bowling ball etc -  needless to say kept a low profile at work for a few days after.  Anyway good luck I'm sure you'll be fine.

AA - Fond memories involving Diamond White.

Cooks -  Good luck for Maidstone, fully fit but on a hillier course PB?

Daren/Minni/Spoons/Freemers -  Do us proud at GER.

O4S -  Good luck at Swindon, be looking out for you.



Edited: 13/10/2012 at 16:54
13/10/2012 at 17:05

AA - Stay on the brake hoods instead, it will help your back, and at our level, the extra drag isn't going to stop us getting on the podium anyway, and you can enjoy the scenery more

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