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M.r Zuvai    pirate
16/01/2013 at 10:17

2old - your last two weeks have been mightly impressive - no wonder you're knackered! at least you've got some down time coming up!

16/01/2013 at 10:51

Minni - I put the route of the Northumberland Castles marathon on gmap to get the elevation profile - it's net downhill . And if the wind is blowing south to north it would be fantastic!  Now very tempted....

16/01/2013 at 10:56

MrZ-I need the down time. Your intervals were fast . Im thinking that I might reduce the running workload a bit and do some swimming and spinning instead. Then again I might feel more up for it next week.Its still early days

Free- It does look tempting---re the wind-is that a very big if?

16/01/2013 at 11:54

Morning all.

The weather out east looks bad. Hope it doesn't afftect you all to much.

Mr Z - great 10 mile effort there and good news re shins.

Hope weather is ok at weekend for the girls doing the BM. Mr AA is heading to Newcastle with some friends to watch Newcastle v Reading on Saturday. They need to go for 2 nights... Looks like snow for us Friday night/Saturday. I'm hoping to get my long one in on Friday...

Bit of a Minni special for me today. 7 miles with 50 mins of 5 mins @7:06 pace and 5 mins @7:47 pace.

16/01/2013 at 12:35

Freemers - I'm going to do some of my long runs on the course so can report back.  From mind it is quite flat although a bit bumpy towards the end and there's a bit of a climb in the last mile but this is then followed by a downhill and flat into the finish.   The good thing is my two marathon training chums (who will both be in London too) have also entered so between us we can provide support along the whole course meaning we don't need to worry about carrying anything.

Slight concern slipping in about the BM on Sunday.

Got up at 4:40 this morning to do 10 on the TM but farted around till after 5 then only managed 10k before I lost the will to live.  Will do the other 4 tonight and log another two runs for Jantastic.


16/01/2013 at 13:13
Freemers wrote (see)

Spoons - hope today's journey to work is better! 

Nope - just over 2 hours. It was -11.5 at 9:30 this morning when I arrived at work....

I'm getting fed up with this

16/01/2013 at 13:40
2old - Re heel injury, I'm going to try a v.gentle mile on the TM in the gym later, but still very sore. Will probably do bike, or x-trainer cardio, just to keep heart rate up.

Spoons - You need to get up at stupid o'clock like Minni. Commute to work and even with delays, arrive too early, so then you've got time for a run before work. Tick off Jantastic, and hopefully arrive less stressed.
16/01/2013 at 15:04

Simon-good luck with the test run. Dont underestimate the value of X training especially a hard spinning session though as a cyclist youll have to take it outside your comfort zone

AA-theweather is causing some real headaches for some trying to run-at least not for us over here and even then I tend to get on the TM in the first month or so of the schedule

Spoons-at least its giving you mental strength if nothing else

Minni-do you think familiarity with a course helps on race day? Personally I think it does especially when you know an easier section is about to follow a tough part. Shame you didnt stick at the TM --cant beat it for developing mental toughness even if it is mind numbingly boring

Done my final Jantastic for the week MLR 21k on the TM at 8mm...quite enjoyed watching an old Ealing comedy film 'Passport To Pimlico' with Stanley Holloway and Margaret Rutherford when doing it...I am too old...

I am not sure if I will run again this week

Edited: 16/01/2013 at 15:05
Dubai Dave    pirate
16/01/2013 at 15:29
-23C today, but the sun is shining and the powder is glistening. Next skiing holiday I'm putting mrs DD on a fitness program
M.r Zuvai    pirate
16/01/2013 at 15:32

2old- i love the positive way you look at the world!  When you off on holiday? Enjoy the running break and the work break!
RE: you wanting to do more swimming and spinning - there is nothing better for my legs at recovery than a good swim. Even if i do the whole set with a pull-bouythe gentle pushing off and cool water is perfect for putting some life back into the legs

16/01/2013 at 15:57

DD- Wow -23 thats a big drop from Dubai.That could be 50-60 difference!! My OH has come to the view that on a skiing holiday in future its 2 mornings ski and a day off rota.Im working on 2 days off for her Hope you are staying off piste

MrZ-got to be positive its only running...only? Long weekend starting early tomorrow-early = Minni start running time. Swimming recovery is probably what Im missing as that did figure quite significantly before my October marathon-and I recently invested in a pull-bouy too.

16/01/2013 at 16:16

V.stressful day at work with a major crisis on one of my clients - not caused by me but I have to fix it and fight the fires. Missed my run, missed lunch (just grabbed some chocolate to make up!)....not happy

To take my mind of it while I wait for my colleagues to pull their fingers out I have gone and entered the Northumberland Castles . I knew my resolve not to do anything until after the VLM wouldn't last - I just love the idea of that route and parts of it will be stunning. Got the £2 discount for being one of the first 100 entries as well. Minni - I didn't bother with bus tickets to/from the start, hopefully you can help me out with a lift!


16/01/2013 at 16:23

hi all - freezing out there on the bike this morning. My fingers were frozen solid. Went for a run at lunchtime and was toasty-warm. Bah.

Anyway 2 runs booked in this week. Got an 18 miler this weekend, which is looking nervously at the forecast. Surely not going to have to be on the treddie?!

Simon - be careful of that PF. It it really hurts might not be best to run on it. Have you seen a specialist yet to make sure its not anything worse.


16/01/2013 at 17:37
Oh brilliant Freemers! So, London will now be a warm up for this for both of us. When you're up in September we can do a 20m, or better still a duration run, on the course!

2old - I'm still drawn to the TM and I had thought that if the weathers is miserable I might still end up there!
M.r Zuvai    pirate
16/01/2013 at 18:17
Freemers wrote (see)

Oh, and I'm the sister CD mentioned who fell off the TM! I did that thing where you hop off while it's still going (I think I wanted to change the playlist on my iPod or something), and I thought I had put the TM on pause so didn't think when I stepped back on - basically my legs went from under me and I crashed off the back straight into another TM behind. Massive colourful bruise on my leg and a gashed knee! It didn't help that it was about 3-4 days before VLM 2011, but thankfully it didn't hinder my running  

i had forgotten about this 

16/01/2013 at 18:17

Missed track session last night as I was too late home from work, so did the session myself tonight.  Warm-up, 5x300m with 100m recovery, 400m jog, 5 x 300m with 100m recovery, cd.  This month is shorter distances, then we start upping the distance and reducing the recovery.  really enjoyed it in the near dark, freezing cold, deserted park.  30 mile off-road looking interesting for Sunday......................

Chapeau Ant:  I run to work instead of cycle when the thermometer goes below zero - which is why I was too late back for the track session!!

This Northumbria marathon look great - but again it is a week after the 50 mile Round Rotherham so probably not.   2 weeks gap and it would be fine

16/01/2013 at 19:18
What date is this northern marathon? Perhaps I could join the v40 team!!
16/01/2013 at 19:29
Oh yes AA, that would be so cool!
16/01/2013 at 19:35
20th Oct.
16/01/2013 at 19:48
Ant- Heel still still sore, so the run on the TM was barely faster than a walk. The biking helped , as you can stretch the foot/heel during the rotations if required. I haven't seen a specialist, but maybe something for the future if no joy.

Minni - Re the cold/snow you've got at the moment. They had a story on the local news of the winter of '63. The coldest January ever, when even the sea froze over, it lasted for 2-3months. Obviously long before you were born. I was born the year before, so I don't remember it, but my parents used to always mention it whenever we had a bit of snow.
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