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Minni v Dubai Dave

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18/10/2012 at 16:46

Your hair looks a mess in them Minni

18/10/2012 at 16:58
Bugger, I knew it would!
18/10/2012 at 17:32
Evening all. 7 miles run on tready and calf was fine

Neil - 87 mins sounds more impressive

Think me and minni decided to get a xempo top after doing 3:28 last year. I beg to differ Freemers - you wear yours down the pub!! Maybe we should all wear them for the TM?!!

Chick - give it time. Think my jungfrau has just started to catch up with me just when I didn't want it to!

2old - enjoy your break hope you're still buzzing too.
Snowdon is supposed to be a great marathon. Voted best uk apparently!! I like a challenge...takes the pressure right off any time or anything.

O4S - hope your cold is going. Have you got lots of flapjacks for RR50?
18/10/2012 at 18:56

Cold has not materialised into anything major, lots of First Defence and Vit C, just a snotty nose when I wake up.  Visit to dentist went OK, half an hour in the chair and he used so much anesthetic my mouth was numb for 5 hours. Kids found it hilarious when I tried to speak.   He found a load of bad stuff under my fillings next to the nerve so hopefully sorted but was sore last night when anesthetic wore off and still getting twinges but hope it is just where he dug around so much. Not sure about the Xempo tops.

18/10/2012 at 20:20

Sorry but Xempo tops are juut naff.

2Old:  my comment about the spectators at TM was meant to be sarcastic - on the video you did quite genuinely see one man and his dog out supporting.  Kiwi and Spoons are going to make the place look crowded

Please don't use the 'R' word about my 50 miles.  This is a chance for me and 'Broken Ankle' to jog round together, eat cake and enjoy life.  No racing is planned or anticipated!

If I don't get a chance to get online tomorrow - we are leaving mid-morning - Good Luck to Barry and any other racers this weekend.

18/10/2012 at 20:34

Brolish- Hope you are feeling better today. I'm sure after a bit of rest and with the next few weeks of mp runs you will be fine. On the flip side if the practice mp run yesterday went sooo good, you would be thinking "If it's this easy in practise maybe I can go into the race at a slightly faster pace" as you will have the crowds and adrenaline to push you along! So just remember your mp and stick to it on race day.

Minni- As you have joined another running club will you still be coached by Moraghan? Or will you be setting your own programme's?

Freemers- Nice link, I gave Hubby a big hint so I will see if he took it???  You seem to be coping with taper very well

Chick- I'm in your post marathon bored club, I have 5 slow plods this week(yawn) Hope to add a faster session in next week. On the plus side I have entered a 10k on the 16th December so need to start focusing on my new adventure, well if you can call it that!

Daren- Glad your pb time has been sorted. Yes go for the t shirt, your allowed to show off if you can run sub 1:30 for a half.

Oompa- Nice Pic.

O4S- Good luck for your 50miles, how long will it take you to do?

Barry -Glad the cold hasn't materialised. 2days and 12hrs to go, are you excited???



18/10/2012 at 21:06

Lol, O4S, I just watched the Town Moor video and thought, what was that it, such a small group of runners!  Will be a nice cosy event  At least we won't miss you runners coming past and we get to see you 5 times!

Hope everyone with colds/niggles feels better soon.

O4S - enjoy your not racing 50 at the weekend

And good luck to all the racers, here's to another super Sunday!

No running to report here, have got a doctor's appointment for during half term to get to the bottom of the never ending niggling knee. That said, looking forward to circuits after school tomorrow night!

18/10/2012 at 21:38

Bro - "Obsessed is a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated"

How are the legs today 2old?

Dentist sounds a bit grim Barry. I hate that anaesthetic, you try to swill your mouth out with water and it goes everywhere and you have to walk home feeling like you've been punched.  Hope it's all OK for Sunday.  Race number?

No Xempo top for me.  I'd only buy one if it was a sub-3 hour one (save my money then )

Good luck O4S!

18/10/2012 at 21:41
AA- glad to hear the calf is behaving.
Barry- ouch on the tooth front, been there done it. Hope you're right and it settles. Not long now till the big day.
I have no idea what xempo tops are. Off to google.
O4S- jogging around eating cake sounds great. Enjoy!
Gazelle- what next few weeks of mp running are you talking about??? I have a marathon to run in 2 weeks It was probably my last chance... Anyway I'm not too bothered, just want this week to be over. So are you now going to target 10k?
Chick- I hate post mara boredom. In a way it's worse than taper for me as there's nothing to look forward to.
Decided to rest today and do a few easy miles tomorrow. XC on Saturday.
18/10/2012 at 22:20

Brolish- I have just checked my diary and you can still fit in 2 more mp runs, admittingly not as long as your last one I'm targeting the 10k as a short goal, I'll go crazy if I wait for my next marathon!!!!!

Another nice word for Obsession is determination

Kiwi- Good luck at the Doc's


18/10/2012 at 22:31

Evening all. Mega busy at work today. No time to get online

Anyway, tonights sessions was (in minutes): 10, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, all at 10km pace. I've done pyramids like that loads before, but not with 10 mins at 10km pace first which made it quite tough....

AA - Snowdonia is on my bucket list. Not sure about next autumn though.

Daren - I read an interesting interview with Mo Farah recently. He said "I'm not a proper runner because I don't run marathons."

18/10/2012 at 22:34

Why are race photos always so awful.  They never get a good angle! Love your photo's though Neil, although it did take me a while to find you.  There's always one of you checking your watch, eh?!

Barry - how you feeling now?  What's the forecast for the weekend?  Have you done Abo before?  There's always a buzz about it and lots of quality runners, such as yourself, choose it.  Have you set a target?

Gazzelle - I've only joined the new club so I can be part of their XC team.

A.A. wrote (see)
Think me and minni decided to get a xempo top after doing 3:28 last year. I beg to differ Freemers - you wear yours down the pub!! Maybe we should all wear them for the TM?!!

Great idea AA.  That will give us a psychological advantage.  Unless of course the other ladies have a purple one.

Left my run till late tonight.  After 9.   Met my neighbour in her dressing gown walking her dog!

18/10/2012 at 22:37
O4S - Enjoy your 50m jog, try not to lose Broken ankle, and eat plenty of cake.

Kiwi - Hope you can get to the bottom of knee prob.

Re xempo tops. If you have a fast coloured top, and your having a crap race, won't people thing you're just some sad loser who's bought a faster top than you can run at?
18/10/2012 at 23:13
No Simon, the point is that you can't buy them unless you can provide proof you've actually done the time you say. Think I'll probably give it a miss until I get the sub-1:25
Minni, haha, the stupid thing is that I'm checking the watch when I've got about 30m to go and there's a huge display of the time in front of me!
Spoons, Mo doesn't even do HMs. Lazy if you ask me.
18/10/2012 at 23:30

lol!  That glance might have cost you a second!

Agree about Mo. He pulled out of GNR.  Scared off by the quality of elite ladies I think!

19/10/2012 at 05:12

This will be my 4th Abo, so I must like it, 3:16(2009),3:21(2010) and 3:26(2011) so hopefully going to reverse the trend and go a bit quicker than last year, 3:15 has always been the  target after my first mara in 2009, feeling a bit apprehensive about it  but what will be will be.  Weather was looking a bit naff but forecast has changed and now looks good.

Mo ran New York HM last year in just over 60 mins.

19/10/2012 at 06:05
Daren - Oh that's good news. Do you think your mate Neil sent off for one as soon as he realised he'd been given your sub 1:30 time. I bet he photocopied that result pretty sharpish.
19/10/2012 at 09:20

BarryB: Blimey, going 3:16 on your first marathon is seriously FAST! Hope the dentist got you sorted. And fingers crossed for reversing the downward trend

Gazelle & Bro: it's not only the boredom that's getting to me - it's the complete and utter loss of speed! 9mm feels like 10k pace when I run. Dreadful . Usually I feel better the 2nd week after a marathon but not this time. And I have a 10k coming up on October 28 - if I don't improve next week I'll end up last

O4S: hope the 50mile plod goes well

kiwi: bummer about the knee - any idea what it might be?

Spoons: tough session! What sort of recoveries did you do inbetween?

19/10/2012 at 10:11

Daren - if your time had been muddled with a lady's she could have used it for a champs start at VLM

The one and only time I wore my Xempo top at the gym a guy asked me what the time was for...when I explained you could only buy the shirt if you had proof you had run that time he said "Oh, 3.30, is that good then?"  

Chick - I think you will surprise yourself at the 10k once you get into race mode again.  At the moment your head isn't there yet, but it will be

Barry - getting excited for you now..I am sure you are going to smash it on Sunday

19/10/2012 at 11:18

Good luck Barry. Sure you will smash it. Positive thoughts all in your direction.

Daren, those T-shirts naff. to put it another way, if it had the time in big 8 inch high numbers, would you buy one? Er. no. Too showy. and meaningless to most anyway - tried to explain to a friend who did a 10k in 1:05 that his marker of a "good runner" being a sub 3 hr marathon was a little tough as a target. especially at age of 58.

Brol, Getting excited. You will be fine. Remember your recent half marathon, you were flying!

O4S good luck tomorrow with RR. Maybe next year for me.

2old how you feeling? Sure I saw another pic of you, will try find it.

Legs still a bit tired after the ultra. Don't know how O4S keeps knocking them out. Club speed okay on Tuesday, 10 x 600m street loop between 1:55-2:05, a few slower, but then tired on Wednesday so skipped gym, good nights sleep and better tempo run last night. League 10k on Sunday so just going to see how I feel... If the red mist descents then fine. If not, no pressure.

Edited: 19/10/2012 at 11:20
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