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31/01/2013 at 14:33
Red - have a great weekend, and enjoy the soccer - sorry, couldn't resist...the tv here is wall to wall "football" this weekend as it's the superbowl this weekend. Last night they even had a programme previewing the ads - sorry, commercials (need to get it right) that companies have paid $4 million for a slot during the game!

Mr Z - well done getting the miles in earlier

Minni - great mileage. How does that compare to last January - are you doing more miles?

I was on the treadmill again this morning. Only time for a short one, 3 miles, but it's all for JanwegotanothermentiononMTthisweektastic

It is absolutely arctic here this morning, well below zero and a biting wind. I've just stopped in Starbucks on my way to the office to warm up with a coffee. I'm flying home tonight - yippee
31/01/2013 at 16:00

Red -   Congrats and have a great weekend.

Brol -  Don't push it, fine balance between stressing the body  and doing too much. Take a day off if you need it.

Minni - Nice tempo run and very good monthly mileage.

31/01/2013 at 16:52
Mr Z - Great mlr in the morning.

Freemers - Enjoy your trip home. Try not to go mad on the free booze in the lounge and on board .

2old - I agree, golf comes just before they shuffle me off to the old people's home.

Still only doing 3x 1mile runs on the treadmill. Heel feels better, but that's probably cus I'm hardly running.
Some x-training in the gym today, 5000m on the rower, then 40mins on the bike. My new way to relief the boredom on the bike, do suduko puzzles, works great.
31/01/2013 at 17:18

Redders: good running yesterday and lovely news re. little redders #2  

: great running in Chicago. Love the pics  

Mr Z: well done for squeezing that MLR in!

Brilliant mileage, Minni  

217 miles for the month - what with a week off due to norovirus where I ran just 13 instead of 60 I'm reasonably happy.

Kiwi. wrote (see)
Redwood - congrats!

Just saw on the news about Claire Squires - they've now removed products containing DMA from sale. No idea 2old about caffeine.....

not sure I would put random supplements into my body. Caffeine is fine - I have lots of that on a daily basis

I will have to do my LSR before work tomorrow - 17 with 8 @ MP . All that in the pissing rain and gale force winds. Not much looking forward to it but needs must. Won't be getting any runs in this weekend as we are going away. I'll be knackered all day tomorrow I reckon
Today was only a 3 mile recovery run at lunchtime. At least no rain

Edited: 31/01/2013 at 17:18
31/01/2013 at 17:58
Evening all and a special hello to the chelsea massive we were truly awful but wouldn't swap the last 10 mins! Plus if chelsea didn't spend so much time time-wasting there wouldn't have been 5 minutes added and we couldn't have scored in 95 mins! Oh well...

Redders - huge congrats and have a lovely weekend.

Minni, bro, chick - impressive monthly mileage ladies. I will let the side down I'm afraid.

Freemers - safe trip back. Lovely photos.

DD - good luck tomorrow. Hope your body has recovered well.

MrZ - impressive stuff with getting the mlr in after a few pints.

Simon - gym work can be mega yawn when you're used to running hey. Good your foot is improving.

I rested yesterday as on first aid course and had time to do long run this morning. My calf felt really tight in first mile and at 5 miles I stopped ad stretched it. Then I kept going ok. Met a friend at 9 miles and ran another 9 with him. Got soaked at 12 miles for 20 minutes but kept going and managed 18 miles ave 8:29. Pleased because it felt comfortable even in horrid conditions but pissed off because when I stopped running my calf was really bad. Cold bath and compressin socks on its starting to ease. Think I might need to rest for a few days (angry face) still got 2 more runs to do for Janwhataboutinjuriestastic!
31/01/2013 at 20:04
Freemers - only about 10 miles more this January to last. All I. The right direction though!

AA - speedy pace today. . Hopefully some RICE will have your calf fixed in no time.

Wow Chick well done on nailing that run at this stage.

Stopped Weeble throwing her weight around elsewhere. lol!
31/01/2013 at 20:47
Quick check in - managed 9M in north vancouver yesterday so still on jantastic track. About to fly 2 hours north to (I believe the locals say) "shred some pow". Really doesn't suit me...

O4S - that's an awesome tour - I cycled across the pyrenees from bilbao to barcelona a few years back - its a great route, especially the marie blanque, aubisque, solour, tourmalet stretch.
31/01/2013 at 21:37

Evening. I'm out of the game. Going to take some more time out, do more swimming, cycling and core work. This running lark really isn't working for me. I shall defer my Spring Marathon place. The pressure really isn't helping me get back into it. I'll have 2 weeks completely off at least and then build up slowly. 

31/01/2013 at 21:39

*whistles innocently* Minni I don't know what you're talking about.

I am grumpy. Still having problems when discomfort (refuse to call it pain) and stiffness. I'm currently of the "push through it without doing anything stupid" school of thought. (Although I'm off on holiday on Sunday so that should put a stop to it).Cannot believe how long this is taking. Abingdon opens tomorrow and I'm wondering if it's even worth it. The new five hour limit seems specially designed to taunt me.

So yes, very grumpy and lashing out.

Anyway, great mileage for January Minni.

Mr Z very impressed with the mental strength.

Hopefully your heel is on the mend Simon. And I hope your calf is nothing serious AA.

Hi everyone else, the thread seems to have gone very international at the moment.

31/01/2013 at 21:52
Minnie & Chick - Great mileage ladies. Puts my 179 to shame, but after all the injuries, I'm really pleased with that... Most consistent I've run in ages.

Spoons - Sounds like the right thing to do, but I'm a fine one to listen to, as I always try to do too much too soon!

MLR 11 from me tonight @ 8.13, felt really good and easy... Damn... I know I'm gonna regret saying that now!!!
31/01/2013 at 22:00
Evening all
Just fallen off the wagon after 11 days. Still its a way to mark the end of the month
Total for month 242 miles in 21 runs with 8 days lost due to skiing. Best January ever. Trouble is have to start again tomorrow. Only two months til taper starts.
AA- great long run in awful conditions. Look after that calf
Spoons- hope things resolve soon
Weeble- thanks for reminding me about Abbo
31/01/2013 at 22:03
Chick- sorry that was a excellent LR too
Simon - good to see things on the mend.
Edited: 31/01/2013 at 22:03
31/01/2013 at 22:19
Chick & AA - Great long runs... Especially with your cacky calf AA.

However as mentioned in previous posts, don't get me started on football, especially if it involves anything to do with the FSW!
Also, I seem to remember someone, somewhere saying that we only talk running on this thread!
31/01/2013 at 22:48
Oompa - I don't know if talking footie can be classed as x-training, under Minnis regulations?
Nice MLR, enjoy the nice feeling while you can.
31/01/2013 at 22:58
Oomp- Very good monthly mileage and MLR- 30 more than I did this time last year .it's good feeling good especially after being constantly dogged with injury. Enjoy it ,as we all go through ups and downs over the marathon training period.
31/01/2013 at 23:36
Minni - just checking in to get advice on setting targets for the next stage of Jantastic. As you know Spoons is doing his best to keep us in order over on Carter's RW Forum thread.

This month has been about number of runs and next month is about longest run. If I am planning mainly 20 mile LSR's and one HM next month do I go with 13 miles as he longest run as this is my longest shortest run or do I go with 20 miles and accept that there will be one week where I miss my long run target.

Is it about the length of the long run or just doing a long run ?

I am scheduled to run the Baldock HM on 24th feb in preparation for Paris on 7th April. I am running the Bupa 10k in London in May, have entered the balllot for the Royal Parks HM early October and doing the Dublin marathon end October.
01/02/2013 at 08:11

Carl unless they've changed it from last year you can enter a different distance for each week.

01/02/2013 at 09:22
Minni wrote (see)

Wow Chick well done on nailing that run at this stage.


2oldnever wrote (see)
Chick- sorry that was a excellent LR too

Guys, you didn't read my post properly
I was moaning yesterday that I'd have to do this run today (before work).

Well I did but I was shit

Tough time at work over the past couple of days (10 hr + days) and a bad night's sleep because of yet another raging storm meant I was completely knackered. Warmup at 9mm felt like hard work. Speeding up to MP almost impossible. On top of that there was still a gale force wind blowing .  Anyway 17 miles with 8 @ something resembling MP (7:57 instead of 7:50) d&d.

It also means I just ran 53.2 miles in 5 days. No wonder I'm knackered. Now looking forward to the weekend - we are going away to some nice spa type thingie for a bit of pampering. I am not allowed to run

Off to log my 6th run on JanIcantwaitforittobeovertastic

01/02/2013 at 09:26

Nice running, AA ! Bugger about the calf. Hope a few days of rest will help. You've been doing mega mileage lately.

01/02/2013 at 10:05

Morning all-great weather for a run, pity about work! I hate looking at my monthly mileage and seeing a big 0.

Chick-oops-just goes to show that posting when you've fallen off the wagon is not a good idea. Well done for getting it done today after a tough week and some good paced miles in there too.Enjoy the spa..

Have to squeeze in a tempo run sometime today but not sure when as I have a long drive to get in and a daughter's play to attend. May well be more of a sprint than a tempo.

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