RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Minni v Dubai Dave

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05/12/2012 at 21:05

Brolish - thank you very much.

Sarah's a great choice 

05/12/2012 at 21:27
BecsA wrote (see)

Spoons, how is your new training programme comparing to the coach psycho one?

Much more strength, stamina and hill work training. Much less speed......

05/12/2012 at 21:30

Sarah - has anyone mentioned to you that the Asics 6 is a poisoned chalice? You'll be better off sticking around this thread without the pressure of the super6....

05/12/2012 at 21:45

Quick hello,

just voted for Sarah and DS2, good luck guys!

hating the weather, left home this morning at 7am (for a 40 minute commute) got into work at 11:20, stupid snow! Needless to say didn't go running tonight, as planned. Finding it all too easy to duck out when not following a schedule

Hope everyone is ok out there in the ice, will do a proper catch up again at the weekend

05/12/2012 at 21:47

And having just properly read back the last page - Congratulations BecsA, ohh so exciting for you!

05/12/2012 at 21:57

Becs - congratulations on your engagement  (I presume you said yes?!) Sorry to hear your knee is still playing up.  Not sure of Waterloo / Westminster area but I know of a good physio around Reading if that helps?....

Sarah - keep an eye on the forecast for Saturday if you do decide to parkrun, a few were cancelled last week. Durham due to black ice on the course, I think Chester le Street was flooded and Sunderland was cancelled because of the crummy weather, oh and Sedgefield didn't happen either  You've definitely got sub-3:30 in you with your other race times.  I'm also doing VLM next year, plus either Amsterdam or Town Moor.  I'll be at Brass Monkey too.

They're sure dragging their heels over NYC marathon Bro, it was a month ago! This time of year is when folks will be getting their guarateed / GFA entries in for 2013....

Nightmare with the showers Freemers, cold showers are horrible!  Baby wipes, dry shampoo and some of that 'Keep clear - crime scene' tape for around your desk post-run in case of emergencies

Weeble you're really coming back well, you'd already entered Brighton hadn't you?

I've (touch wood) never had any bother when I've been out running, apart from the odd close shave with dogs.  I do sometimes think (when I'm not running) that I may have just been lucky.  In the summer I run up the old railway lines, more often than not on my own, but there's so many other people about on bikes, walking, running, etc that I don't worry.  In witnter I just stick to streetlit routes with footpaths. I used to do most of my runs early morning and like Bro had the opinion that it was too early for the psychos to be up and out. I guess you can never be too careful though, I never run with music and always let Parsnip know where I'm planning on running and how long to expect me to be.

Happy Birthday for yesterday O4S  Chocolate Buttons are my favourite.

2Old for Xmas sounds a bit anti.

Speedy 1K reps Ant! That 19:XX is yours.

700s sound good AA, breaks up the monotomy of the usual 400s, 800s, mile reps, etc.

11 miles done tonight in the inch of snow that fell around teatime.  I'd finished work early to go to the registry office round the corner from home so had a nice easy commute.  I've since heard that utter chaos unfolded shortly after I got home in a way that can only happen in Great Britain when it starts snowing.

Off to join Jantastic....

05/12/2012 at 22:06

On the topic of running safety, I saw a link to this blog the other day. 


05/12/2012 at 22:19

Kiwi - thanks for the vote! Much appreciated. I got to meet Sarah on Friday. She's a great choice!

05/12/2012 at 22:27

Congrats BecS

05/12/2012 at 22:34

On the topic of safety, for the cyclists amongst us did anyone watch tonights programme on BBC1 at 9pm entitled 'War on Britains Roads' - frightening stuff. Think I'll stick to running!

Congratulations Becs

05/12/2012 at 22:50

Becs - Congratulations.

Votes now cast for DS2 and Sarah, I recognise Tamsin from a few local races.  Hope you are going to still post with us when you have your own threads. And Sarah sub 2:20 is an impossible time for most mortals.

05/12/2012 at 22:53

Not too late to back out Becs   Still a diamond is a diamond - I think I may still have mine somewhere unless BA pawned it to buy the chocolate buttons.

I'm officially on the bench    Another two freezing bike rides and a desperate day at work should have warned me off running tonight - but the forecast for tomorrow evening is hideous so thought I would get on with it.  Did about 1.5 miles warm up and hit the first hill - after 100 yds had to stop and walk, couldn't breathe, legs turned to jelly.  Started to run again at the top but at about 10mm, still felt dreadful and actually had to stop to catch my breath going downhill.  Methinks this lurgy is a bit more than a bad cold.  Hoping to get an appointment with the Doc on Friday and meanwhile will take things easy.

Cycling programmes always pick the worst cyclists and the worst drivers, otherwise it would be rubbish TV.  Leaving the Univerity tonight I was asked if I was in fancy dress, impersonating a Christmas tree .  Told you my new lights were effective

05/12/2012 at 22:59
And a belated Happy Birthday O4S! Hope you are feeling better soon.
05/12/2012 at 23:03
DS2- Yes saw it. I think the conclusion is there's too many tossers on he roads, whether on 2, or 4 wheels.

Carot - Nice 11m, was there any snow left or was it slush?

Bro/Gazelle - Where abouts are you skiing, or boarding? Hopefully you'll be too knackered to go running, cus you'll have 2foot of fresh powder every night. If you've got time for running, the snows crap!
05/12/2012 at 23:07

Thankyou ever so much again to all those voting for me and for DS2. I really do appreciate it and wont let you down if I get through. And as DS2 said about me, I met him on friday and he is a great guy

Gazelle....I love your idea of being a cheerleader but I cant even do a cartwheel, am I allowed to just wear the gear and wave my arms around?

Haha thanks Spoons I do like this thread and the people on it so I will be sticking around

Becs I know I dont really know you yet, but congratulations.

Merry carrotmas - thankyou for the advice. My sister in law was stuck in traffic for hours trying to get home today, been told that the ice and snow was awful so it may well be called off. I hadnt even considered them being cancelled, so thankyou for the heads up. Congratulations aswell on getting into the brass monkey...we could all meet up afterwards for coffee and cake!

05/12/2012 at 23:45
Sarah - Be warned, they don't do coffee and cake on this thread. It's meet up the night before, get shit faced. Do race, meet up afterwards, get shit faced. I'm too much oF a lightweight to drink with them lol.
06/12/2012 at 00:09
It's true Simon! And your day is coming .... You're going to have to drink with us and race with us!

Right gang, here's something to do sitting at your desk tomorrow. Circle your right foot in a clockwise direction and with your right hand draw a number 6 in the air. See what happens to your foot.,..
06/12/2012 at 01:00
Voted for DS2 and Sarah.
Sarah I do cake & coffee to refuel & warm up, then maybe a few beers.

I have heard of the guy aiming for 2:20, Ricky Challinor, he runs for a club nearby, even in some of the league races I do, and is very fast - but will already be coached, so a bit cheeky. Power of 10 stats here, including a 71 min half marathon which wasn't a race effort or trained for supposedly.
Voted for someone else. He's a professional athlete nearly, national standard. Doesn't need this.

BecsA congrats! Fabulous.

O4S, doctors for you, quite a few with chest problems that won't clear.

Gazelle, very wise finding out what resort Brol is going to, risk of a heat wave or skiing cancelled?
Dubai Dave    pirate
06/12/2012 at 04:43


Voted for Sarah, DS2, Lady tugging at my Heartstrings and ignored 2-20 man on exactly the same basis as everyone else.

Becs: Congrats

Minni: Tried your test, interesting

Have finally got the sore throat that my kids have had for two weeks, hopefully its not going to screw up my race tomorrow. Someone upstairs clearly doesn't want me to cycle this week, went out again last night and two more punctures and then I found the bulge in the sidewall!  Rest day today, I haven't had a week this easy in a long time! 


06/12/2012 at 07:11

Minni - tried your test. Weird.

I didn't run last night I got drunk instead It was cold, wet and snowing so I tucked up warm with the CNBA fairy and the OH A threesome perhaps?

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