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Minni v Dubai Dave

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17/11/2012 at 14:29
DD - brilliant biking! My legs are going wobbly just thinking out it.

2old - glad to see you're giving the calf the rest it deserves.

Bro - you'll be fine.

Simon - glad to hear you're going to get a bit more racing in. I think you'll really benefit from it.

Ykw - it was more of a case of us ladies feeling extremely outplayed in the shorter distance times do we decided to ban them!!

Ant P - good luck with the half tomorrow. Perfect tacing weather here today so hope it's the same for you tomorrow.

I won't be racing. Still coughing away and have taken to my bed. It wasn't an important race anyway. I'll not run today but Iight do an easy one tomorrow depending on how I feel. I might get the turbo in front of the telly for a bit later - that'll please the family!
17/11/2012 at 14:32
Get the first defence out Chick. What is your target?

Nice sesh there O4S.
17/11/2012 at 14:51

no target, really ... I was hoping for a PB (i. e. anything sub 44:48) but I'm not too bothered about it. If I feel rotten tomorrow I will jog and have fun.

17/11/2012 at 15:15

Minni - I hope Mr/Master Minni are giving you plenty of tlc, or have they gone out and left you to it.

O4S - At what pace did you realise you'd dropped BA in your pyramid sess?

2old - No specific race plans, just get my arse out of bed for a ykw on a saturday morning. Unfortunately like yourself , nearest one would be Preston or Liverpool, so not exactly local, 12-15m to Preston approx.

Chick - Hope it holds off til after the race.

17/11/2012 at 15:19
I am officially very VERY happy. Tigger happy

Two questions.

1) Is there a naughty corner for those who do a race but don't tell anyone, (whispers) not even Minni ?

2) This half marathon number thing, when instead of 1:20 something, you say 80-something, how does it work again ?

oh yes oh YES!

More later. It was Awesome. After that stomach bug two weeks ago just before a half. So happy. PB by 6 minutes!
17/11/2012 at 16:01
Hi guys,

Loads to catch up on!

Minni, sorry to hear you are still ill, right decision not to race you need to rest + recover, hope u are feeling better soon!

F.R.C - a 6 min half mara p.b + you went sub 1:30, wow congrats!

Cooks - good luck in Valencia, Ant hope you smash your half + best of luck to all the other racers!!

Chick - hope you knock your cold on the head before it takes off!

Nice session O4S.

DD what an awesome effort on the bike.

Did the second spin session of week at the gym this morning, such an awesome workout + the knee doesn't play up at all, so great for strengthening the glutes hopefully, I have found a new addiction!
17/11/2012 at 16:28

Daren - great 5km there - I was going to run a marathon today but couldn't find my number so ran 26.2 on my own anyway. Finished in 2:02 which is a PB for me.......

17/11/2012 at 16:34
Lol Spoons!))
FRC- great racing, many congrats!
17/11/2012 at 16:36
Minni and Chick- get better soon ladies!
17/11/2012 at 16:40
Nice one Spoons.

Kiwi - glad to see you're now hooked on spinning!

FRC - sounds fast but you forgot to post your time. No doubt you were awesome.
17/11/2012 at 16:53
I'm off to drink tequila. Not sure it's such a good idea. It was planned well in advance as a 'letting my hair down party' after NY but it didn't quite work out this way. Will treat it as part of my carbo loading strategy instead
17/11/2012 at 17:35
Brol, Enjoy the taper tequila

Minni, was aiming for anything under 1:30.

My PB for 4 years & during injury was 1:39:47 till last Nov with 1:36, then March a soft 1:35. Today, 1:29:29. Pleased does not cover it.

Thanks to all posting tips, reports, whatever. I read them all. Do miss Shaggys though, especially on a day like today
Edited: 17/11/2012 at 17:40
17/11/2012 at 18:22
FRC- a HM on a Saturday? What's that all about? Anyway brilliant PB. Not sure Minni will forgive you !
Simon - yes not really worth driving 12 -15?miles for a parkrun. I suppose you could bike it there and back then it might be. That's got me thinking ...
Chick - another ready for the sick bed . Hope you get to the start line tomorrow
O4S- there's a lot to be said for running by feel rather than using a heart rate monitor or Garmin. Not sure how you work out equal distances though unless you do repeats of a known stretch. Looks more of a wedge than a pyramid..bit like the cake you eat on an ultra probably.
Oomp- better to run walk than DNS unless even that makes an injury worse.
Didn't do anything today. That's two in a row and not feeling guilty. Might try an easy run tomorrow.
17/11/2012 at 18:25
FRC- just seen your time. Brilliant PB- I know how you feel . I never thought I would be able to do an 80 something HM again. Which HM was it?
17/11/2012 at 19:01

2old - I'm all for secret racing. Sometimes its nice just to take the pressure off.

Simon/2old - not really worth driving 12m for a parkrun??   I can't believe you just said that.  If I have a race within 30m of me I think its on my doorstep.  My nearest parkrun is 50 miles away.  The race tomorrow is a 200m round trip and I even consider that as local!

Oompa - take it easy.  I can't figure out why you're doing it if your calf is sore though.

Brol - tequila night sounds fab and I bet you don't have much of a hangover tomorrow.  I once had a night on straight vodka and felt as fresh as a daisy the next day.

I'm hoping to test out my new spikes tomorrow on a jaunt with the dogs, now that I'm not racing.

17/11/2012 at 19:15

FRC  - Congrats on the PB.

Daren -  Very impressive 5K.

Brol -  Drinking a week before a mara nearly as bad as racing a 10K.



17/11/2012 at 19:42

2old - would have been a pyramid if I had been on my own, but had a sneaking suspicion [unfounded as it turned out] that BA was lost!!

Good luck to all tomorrow's racers!!

Minni - I assume you are not using the spikes on the dogs??

Daren - what does that equate to for your spring marathon

Spoons - I am guessing it was a soft 2.02

17/11/2012 at 20:18

Chinese takeaway and wine here. Not racing tomorrow due to breathing not right.

12 miles for a park run sounds close to me too!

17/11/2012 at 20:28
Spoons - ditto for me too. This weekend has consisted of drinking wine and watching Reading beat everton!! Whoop!!

Cooks - good luck tomorrow.

Daren - well done for today.

Hope the calf injury bench is reducing.

Bro - enjoy your night! Don't feel guilty

Minni, chick, spoons - hope you all feel better soon.
17/11/2012 at 20:35
Minni- I know what you mean ..sometimes it helps to switch off . Re travel 12 miles - that's probably why my 5k pb is my oldest pb-2005- and in fact it's the only 5k done. If I travel further a whole new world of race opportunity could open up. New spikes? ... Like a child with a new toy. My physio thought it was my new running shoes that caused my calf problem. many different shoes am I going to get trough before I avoid injury?
Barry- I had a beer the night before my last HM...could I have gone faster without it or should I have had two?
Bro- better to have your head in a good place for the marathon...even if its with a headache!
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