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Minni v Dubai Dave

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17/10/2012 at 22:25
Lol O4S! You could give it a miss this weekend? I was telling Pam last night about your action packed last few weeks and the fact you're doing both RR and TM, making her feel like a whimp for not doing the TM too. She's marshalling though and will come for some nosh with us afterwards.

Freemers - meant to say, I like that link! Perfect present for a runner. I wonder if they do exclusive charms like the Xempo t-shirts. I wish I'd had that idea.
17/10/2012 at 22:26
Freemers - maybe your cheerful brother will buy you one for Christmas?
17/10/2012 at 22:39
Daren - As one of the fastest runners on this thread, I presumed you must be pretty efficient already. Minamalist shoes normally have a drop of about 4mm to zero drop between heal and forefoot, flats a bit more. So as DD has said, your Achilles and calves get stretched further, so yes you ideally need to run as much in them as possible, for them to adjust. Compression socks help the problem, but don't solve it, you just need run more in them.

Red - MK again, you just want another wet,windy and freezing cold mara. One of the lasting images of Manchester mara that day was, a young lad getting one of his friends to take his socks off, so he could carry on with them on his hands, it was that cold.
17/10/2012 at 22:57

Evening! Just a short recovery run for me tonight.

Minni - spikes?

p.s. I've just entered the Wales Trail Marathon......

17/10/2012 at 23:00

Google it - it says something about being brutal and the most challenging event ever blah blah......

18/10/2012 at 06:38
When's that Spoons?
18/10/2012 at 06:46

June 203

18/10/2012 at 07:27

Spoons - Is it just a single marathon? After your multi day ultra this will be a walk in the park, or should I say National park.

18/10/2012 at 08:12
Spoons - fancy the snowdonia Marathon next year? October 2013..
18/10/2012 at 08:28

OK, I'm going to split the difference and do 12 on Sunday.

AA - hope the calf sorts itself out!

I'd forgotten CD's splits were as bad as that...I reckon that year he must have finished in a slower time than my PB, so it's good to know the really good runners have bad days too .  Since then though he's churned out great times and I have no hope of ever beating him again!

O4S - OK, so on top of the RR and the TM you have a cold? Oh well, nothing can stop you

Today is 5 easy for me.

18/10/2012 at 08:41

Just watched the TM video - I'm a bit concerned about the way the crowds push forward into the road almost blocking the runners way   I think i might join the race walkers at the back............

Barry:  How is your cold?  Did you get the tooth sorted?

Variety is the spice of life - I have exchanged my lost voice for glass shattering sneezes

18/10/2012 at 09:25

Carrot- thank you so much for the nice words. Some call it determination, others obsessiveness, I prefer determination.

O4S- hope the sneezes are the last stage of the cold.  Take it easy.  Are you sure about doing 50m this weekend?  Crazy lady!

Free- nice link, will pass onto Mr B

I am supposed to do 3m easy today and nothing tomorrow. 

18/10/2012 at 09:39

By the way for those in London there's an Adventure Film Festival going on in Hammersmith. They're showing movies about ultra running tomorrow night. Mr B got the tickets and I told him if I come out of there wanting to do one he will have noone but himself to blame.

18/10/2012 at 10:34

Morning all

Im quite enjoying watching everyone going through their tapers now Im relaxing-even if you havent marathon trained Minni!

Free -12 looks like the right thing to do

Bro-I expect that you will sign up for one as soon as you get home from the film. When you say 'supposed' does that mean you have other plans.

O4S-crowds along the path?Sounds like the run up 5th Avenue to Central Park in NY-it can be inspiring or overwhelming

AA-is Snowdonia going to be tough/steep enough after Jungfreau? Ive watched past ones on S4C the Welsh Channel and it does look tough, steep, off road sections and apalling weather ...perfect

I might try a few miles on the treadmill today-recovery run only


Edited: 18/10/2012 at 10:35
18/10/2012 at 10:48

2Old- supposed to means I'm tempted to do more...

18/10/2012 at 11:29

Tried to find GER pics but failed for a spot of cyber stalking. Where are they? Not on their website (which is shite btw)

Bro: hope your work situation calms down. This is not what you need right now ... well done for getting those MP miles in. Enjoy the easy days - you need recovery even if you don't like it.

Freemers: great link. I have a Links of London charm bracelet with a charm of every city that I ran in except for Halstead.  Love the beads ... thinking about getting one for beads as well ... hmmmmm
12 miles sounds good.

I'm post-marathon bored and my running is slow and shit. Can it get back to normal please?

18/10/2012 at 11:41

Yay! I am no longer Neil Flack  GER pics are on Chick.

Talking of Xempo tops, now my shiny new PB is official I'm quite tempted to put one on my Xmas list to reward myself for finally getting the sub-1:30, but I mentioned it to my OH before and she thinks they're a bit loser-ish lol. I see her point that's it's just showing off to have a T-shirt that basically says 'look what a good runner I am'. What do you guys think? Have any of you got them?

18/10/2012 at 11:45

Morning All,

Good to see tapir madness is alive and well on this thread

 Finally managed 30 minute slow run on the tready last night (5.33km), and calf felt ok'ish. If 5.2 miler with the club tonight goes well, i'll be delighted.  


18/10/2012 at 12:34
Daren I've got one but hardly ever wear it for the reason! Nice to have though.

I've eaten a muckle cream scone.
18/10/2012 at 12:38

I've got one too - generally only wear it when I'm running on my own, but I wore it on the run with minni the other week too  I never wear it in the gym or at races though.

5 miles easy felt like 5 miles c**p.  Oh well, there's always tomorrow.

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