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Minni v Dubai Dave

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31/12/2012 at 06:40

Brol -  Very decent mileage.

Minni/Chick -  Well done for getting out for long ones in the poor weather.

FRC -  Congrats on the sub 40.

AA -  Does not sound fun but well done getting round in a decent time. I usually do a couple of similar races, Rough and Tumble and the Terminator but going to give them a miss next year. Just did n't enjoy it when I ran them this year.

Gazelle -  Congrats on the third place.

Daren - Impressive HM training run.

Marathon training starts today.


Edited: 31/12/2012 at 06:40
31/12/2012 at 06:58

Carot - good news on the Garmin 

Daren - quick training run. Hope groin is OK soon

i'm off to Ely in a min for a 10km.....

Dubai Dave    pirate
31/12/2012 at 08:14

Back from my last run of 2012, years end tally is

Cycled 4869 Miles
Run 1749 Miles
Swum 187 Miles

Life time running total ( this runing life) 21684 Miles 


31/12/2012 at 09:19

Morning all,

Some tough racing this weekend - well done everyone as the conditions will have been shocking. Especially Sarah for a brilliant parkrun result .  No pressure, but if you can do that over 5k then you really have no excuse not to smash 3.30 by a long way in April

I had a shit run yesterday - a bit gutting as the week's running up to then had been really good. Plan was 20 miles, but cut it short and did 18. To be hinest if there had been an even shorter way home I'd have taken it! I felt OK up to about 12 miles, going at a nice 8.30-8.40 pace, but then turned into the wind and it was like all the energy was sucked out of me really suddenly and I slowed right down to over 9's. My hip started to hurt too, nothing too bad just annoying and I really wasn't enjoying it.  Oh well, I suppose it's all miles in the bag.

I'm not really feeling in the mood for a run today - it's only meant to be a short recovery pace one anyway, but it's still blowing a gale so not sure I can face it. If I don't get out then my 2012 total will be 1703, so at least I've crossed that barrier

31/12/2012 at 09:25

wow DD - that's some serious running lifetime mileage

Gazelle: sounds like a tough run - great splits!

AA: wow, I felt for you reading that report. Ouch. That must have hurt.

FRC: amazing recovery over the final miles. Huge respect for not giving up and battling it out, despite the pain. We all know how hard it is when the first miles don't go to plan. I'm sure I would have called it a day and jogged over the finish with another abysmal 10k time to my name

Bro: you beat me again . 61 miles for me this week. This is still the biggest xmas mileage I've ever clocked up. Only because I did last week's long run on Monday instead of Sunday due to bad weather ... so last week was only 41 miles...

Daren: I don't know how you manage to knock out these amazing half marathons in training. HM pace is something I really really struggle with on my own! So that means 2013 will start pretty well for you

Right, must change my festive name back to normal now

31/12/2012 at 09:40
Phew have read back through last week or so, Minni waking up drunk most days and in strangers houses? Ahem.

Brol Carrot Minni I'm listed to do the national XC at Sunderland / Durham. If its like last years at Parliament Hill, 500-700 plus in each race? Not one to do as your first Carrot, try a local one first?

Simon how is the foot?

Glynn Matthews hello... main thing is you're here.

Sarah Well done on very speedy park run &
DD for that super fast long run - sub 3:10 surely?

AA a 10 mile XC is bonkers. I tend to think up good excuses for not doing XC (see below) so much respect. You is Hardcore!

Santa bought me a nice new Garmin 910 (for extra battery life). Still got a 405 so fire any questions AA... That's now donated to my Missus so I can get her to experiment. Intervals fine on the 405/410 as long as keep them simple.

Oh, yesterday's 10k is Not last race of 2012 for me. I'm doing a marathon today 31st in Liverpool as back to back training for Feb ultra. Slow steady no risk, And Mr Kipling's cakes instead of gels. Gotta have some fun - and there is XC on Saturday so I can say I'm resting.

10k Report later, I really don't know how I managed it on that hilly course so hard to write! Last 3km splits are mad - make up 33 seconds below 3x4 min km somehow?

Oh Gazelle great steady race for you. And yes, more left in my tank. Sub 3:10 at VLM perhaps. 3:15 definitely.., leads on nicely to

What are everyone's goals for the year?

Happy New Year everyone! May you stay fit, healthy and get all the PBs you want.
Edited: 31/12/2012 at 09:41
31/12/2012 at 11:41

Free- my LSR yesterday also felt shit. The conditions were horrendous, well done for getting the miles in. If nothing else running against the elements is definitlely character building!

Carrot wrote (see)


Bro you love the high miles, do you know what Moz is planning for you to peak at?

In other news, my beloved Garmin has finally given up and died  Have emailed Garmin support.....

Carrot- I don't think anything is set in stone but I'm guessing we'll try to add around 5m to my average mileage so will peak at around 80-85m. Glad the garmin is working. The same thing happend to me last year and I thought it packed up. A reset did the trick.

Gazelle- great racing yesterday and 3rd lady- whoop whoop! I'm sure 2013 will bring many more pbs. Sounds like you're enjoying your running again which is the main thing.

Daren- glad to hear you're on the mend!

4m easy planned for today which will bring my total for the year to 2747. 10m planned for tomorrow so might try to go easy on champers. It's definitely onto the wagon at least until the snowboarding holiday.

31/12/2012 at 11:41

Oh and Happy New Year Everyone!!!

31/12/2012 at 12:03

FRC - I think you've already given us your race report - it was tough and hilly and windy and you were awesome.   Nice end to the year - well done.

Carrot - I think you've not enough running experience behind you to manage that xc and its on your doorstep.

18 is still great at this time Freemers.

Its really windy here again today.  I'm really tired - a heavy week running and socialising so my 3 miles today were done start stop within an hours walk with the dogs.

Now to cook for 20.

Happy New Year folks.

31/12/2012 at 12:11

Carrot- I agree with Minni, you will be fine in Sunderland.

Minni- not sure about the transport. I'm not even sure where Sunderland is. But it's definitely on my fixture list so there will be people going. I'll look into it. Can't believe you're cooking for 20 again. Have someone lock away the alcohol until the food is served.

31/12/2012 at 12:53

Happy New Year all! Off out shortly in the wind and rain to London, shall be watching the fireworks there at midnight, have a good one

31/12/2012 at 14:56

There's always a bad run Freemers, it's still really early for 20 milers now anyway.  Hope the hip is OK, you've done some impressive mileage considering the time missed earlier this year.

Good luck cooking for 20 Minni! We'd have to have two sittings in our house to fit everyone around the table.  Actually, we'd have to have three.

Check out the 2012 mileage Bro!  High miles suits you.

There's a more 'low key' XC coming up soon that I might end up doing, if only to get a bit of mud on my sparkly spikes. I don't want to look like a total novice!  As long as it doesn't clash with anything else (ie, football or parkrun)   Anyway, someone has to come last

Miscalculated my planned 6 miler today, took a detour to avoid more floods and it ended up being 7.2miles.  Ooops.  Unintended progressive run thanks to a strong headwind on the sligthly unhill way out and a lovely tailwind on the slightly downhill way back.  The wind has got to be strong when you can actually feel it behind you, that never normally happens.

2051 miles for the year, including a handful of PBs, a dozen or so YKWs, a race that threatened to break my soul, runs through snow and rain, over ice and through floods, in glorious sunshine and against howling gales, along bypasses, footpaths, parks, trails, forests, treadmills, beaches, up hills, down hills, alone or with friends, seeing sunrises and sunsets, and a Garmin that almost conked out at the end of it all. 

Remember to raise a glass to Shaggy when you're toasting the New Year all

31/12/2012 at 17:39
Freemers - hope hip is ok. I always have at least one long run like that.

I started marathon training today too with a big fat zero miles ran. Didn't sleep well with mr AA having manflu so have been shattered.

Well done on logging mileage guys. I haven't a clue.

Wine tasting party for me tonight. With no spittoon!! Very basic...cover the bottle, guess the grape, country, percentage and price!!

Happy New Year to you all
31/12/2012 at 18:22

Back from Ely 10km. First 5km I hated, struggled and my left calf/shin was playing. 2nd 5km I enjoyed, felt strong and my calf/shin felt fine. It was mega windy so forgot about the Garmin and just picked my way through the field. Finished in 47:11 which is shite I know but I must have overtaken 100 runners in the 2nd half so not all bad.

I seem to have developed a cold this afternoon though.

Anyway - have a great night tonight everyone and I hope all your marathon dreams come true in 2013

31/12/2012 at 18:55

Happy New Year in advance to everyone!!  I am racing 10k tomorrow morning, then hitting the road to drive to Holyhead, ferry to Dublin early Wednesday, drive to Belfast, 4 days sorting family stuff, repeat in opposite direction, back Monday 7th pm

My lurgy has returned with a vengeance, glands in neck are swollen and I can barely swallow

Appointment for test results etc when I get back so hope they can get to the bottom of it.  Marathon training started today with a big fat zero too!!

Might have wireless access from The Loft we are staying in [in the back end of nowhere], but if not 'I will return'

Scuba Trooper    pirate
31/12/2012 at 19:12

Happy new year everyone.

31/12/2012 at 19:57

I've been at work all day, and just about to finish, so if anyone is still online and/or sober, Happy New Year

FRC - Foot still a prob , but will try it out later in the week. I don't want to push it too soon, trying to get back into lsr's only for it to cause more probs, 1 step forward, 200 steps back , as they say. Enjoy your 2day double mara.

31/12/2012 at 20:34
Just quickly popping on to wish everyone a happy new year, hope you all have a fantastic night. Good luck to you all in 2013!
01/01/2013 at 01:16
Happy New Year Team! Now the hard work starts.
01/01/2013 at 10:15

Happy New Year.  Quiet on here today, all out running or a few sore heads?

Stayed in last night, managed a bottle of red but not feeling too bad.  Anyone see Hootenany with Adam Ant and Dexys -  memories of the eighties. Plan started yesterday with 4 slow and off out in a bit for the same with some strides.  Nice gentle first week, weather looks decent for a change.

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