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Minni v Dubai Dave

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06/01/2013 at 15:27

Spoons -  Keep your chin up and keep going and you'll be back before you know it.

A mixed 14 miler from me today... Felt great at times, lousy at others? I hate the first week of mara training, especially when you don't have a decent base! Averaged 8.17.


Dubai Dave    pirate
06/01/2013 at 16:18
2old: good were going to val d'Isere on Sunday
Dubai Dave    pirate
06/01/2013 at 16:19
2old: good were going to val d'Isere on Sunday!
06/01/2013 at 16:31
DD- fingers crossed for some fresh snow! Don't think you'll need to throw a run in
06/01/2013 at 16:34

Weeble - hope you're OK, Jantastic sounds like just what you need to get something to focus on.

Spoons - at least the answers were expected, just got to get back into old habits.  Fingers crossed that will sort things out.

That's a decent 14 miler Barry, happy 20th anniversary!

You'll have strong legs after all these spinning classes Kiwi!

First LSR banked for me this year, I've already run longer than I did training for Berlin  20 miles @ 8:26.

06/01/2013 at 16:45

Carrot - 20 already  excellent.

Minni - great long run in the hills.

DD - nice brick sesh...

Kiwi - you're loving the spinning. Thats gonna be so good for you.

Chick - I know how you feel but it feels lovely when its donwe for the day, hey!

Welcome back 2old.

Barry - is it just you and me from on here doing Wokingham?

I kicked the fairy out the way this morning and finally got my 5x1200s done on the tready

06/01/2013 at 17:09

Nice 1200s AA

nice 20 miler Carrot

06/01/2013 at 17:20

Carrot - do you have a target time in mind for London?  I think there maybe a few of us looking for similar times - might make a nice train!  How long are you down for?

AA - well done for getting on that treadmill.  


06/01/2013 at 17:44
AA- well done for getting on that bike and kicking the CNBA fairy
Carrot- nice 20m.
Spoons- hope you get better in time for the spring mara.

The Surrey Champs Xc went well. Not the hilliest of courses but a total mud fest. I felt I ran strong and overtook quite a few ladies on the second lap including a couple of club mates you usually kick my a*s which is always a good sign. Ended up 55th out of 115. My club mate who runs 2:48 maras was 16th so it gives you an idea of what I was up against...
18m @ 8:37 done today.
06/01/2013 at 17:48

Well done getting intervals in on a Sunday AA, and for staying on the wagon! 

As yet Minni it'll be a PB, any PB!  I'm going to see how Brass Monkey goes in two weeks - this is partly why I wanted to get a 20 in this week, as I'll not be doing one next week and will probably do about 16 miles with WU and CD at BM.  I'd love to go for under 3:20 but I'm wary of aiming too high and crashing and burning!  So current target is sub-3:25.  We're probably going to do Amsterdam in October so I can always aim for a quicker time there as it's a good flat course.  Booked today for the London weekend, going Friday til Monday so a skinful can be had on the Sunday night


06/01/2013 at 17:52

I was thinking of you XC-ing today Bro when I was running along a muddy verge!  Sounds like you did really well, great work beating your nemeses.  Long run pace feels nice after a tough race the day before.

06/01/2013 at 17:55
Ok I'm definitely taking Monday off after VLM...
06/01/2013 at 18:40
ive just typed something up on here and its not actaully gone idea where that has gone!

Simon thanks for the ipad tips....I can actually do it (although now I seem to be incapable of writing on the and technology are useless).

Sorry to hear the bad news spoons, but well done with the classes today. I would love to have a go at both my I have a feeling I will be completely useless.

Good runs (and bike rides) AA, Carrot, Brolish, Minni, 2old and anyone else who ive missed off

I managed a steady 8:42 mls @ 8:37 - lovely day for a run, weather was perfect!
06/01/2013 at 19:56

Just done my 2nd yoga/pilates session of the day. That's 2.5 hours today. 

M.r Zuvai    pirate
06/01/2013 at 21:15

evening all,

a real cut back week for me - only 30 miles but its exactly what i needed - feel substancially better and ready to take on the world!  Got in a decent 30 mile bike this weekend and a swim! Im also really enjoying my core work at the moment !

My foam roller arrived the weekend  i can assure everyone that its suitably firm! and blue! very slighty nobbly too! I hurts like a absolutely bastard - but i did feel fantastic afterwards! that genuinely hurt more than any sports massage ive ever had! - particulary the ITB!

slightly related question; does any bodys archillies hurt in the morning? my first few steps first thing are pure agony - but once they wake up im fine! they never hurt at any point and are fine when running! maybe im just getting old! 

M.r Zuvai    pirate
06/01/2013 at 21:31

Spoons - pleased to hear it wasnt awful news - you never know a gradual build up  might be exactly what you need for a storming marathon! Im attempting to maintain all that other elements  that make you a good all round athlete while building the run milage - so much it carries over well

Minni / Carrot/ Bro - great long runs - there's a real momentum building 

Minni - the park run with the juniors sounded ace - a good lagacy you're building!

Bro - good idea - there's bound to be enough beers in chandos to make taking monday off worth while!! 

great intervals AA & KFC

Good luck with Jantastic starting tomorrow everyone!! - lets smash this!!


06/01/2013 at 22:10

Zuvai - The ITB area is always the most painful.

All set for Jantastic?  Remember from tomorrow EVERY run is essential - we don't want any slackers.    In exceptional circumstances permission to miss a run may be granted but to be honest I can't think any valid excuse off the top of my head....


06/01/2013 at 22:15
Minni- I panicked and changed my runs to 5 just because of the holiday. In case the plane gets diverted and I have no access to a treadmill for a couple of days...
06/01/2013 at 22:18

Good thinking Brolish!

06/01/2013 at 22:25
2old - Welcome back. As Jantastic hadn't started and you had great powder, I wouldn't of bothered running. After all you can run anytime, but you can't ski.

Minni/Carot/Bro/2old - Great lsr's by everyone.

AA - Well done on surviving your clip less bike ride.

Decided to wait til this evening to go for my run so I could try out my new head torch. Thanks I think it was Ant who recommend the Alpkit gamma.
About 7.7 m ( garmin battery died after 7.5m ), I took it nice and steady, @ 8.58 pace, and heal injury felt ok. It's a shame It's put me a bit behind sched, as was hoping to be upto 14m by now, but still plenty of time.

Roll on Jantastic tomorrow!
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