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07/02/2013 at 17:02
O4S - sounds good to me. Loved our catch up last year and its great how quickly the 10 miles passes!! Text me next week. Only you could forget youre running 30 miles this weekend!!
07/02/2013 at 17:28

Brilliant AA - that has made my day!!

07/02/2013 at 20:28

It's all progress SS, your run sounds lovely!

Shildon I probably live within a recovery run distance of you... I used to drive my routes too, then discovered Gmap, then eventually got a garmin for my birthday a few years ago and now wonder how I ever managed without it!

People will steal anything won't they Chick?

I'm unfortunately letting the Febulous team down as I've been to physio tonight who has diagnosed a minor quad tear.  I'm not to run today or tomorrow, stretch, lunge and ice every hour, then try a 4-6 miler on Saturday.  So I'm definitely missing 2 planned runs.  It was sore after the club handicap on Tuesday, then hurting after my recovery run yesterday.  But I'm not doomed yet. 

07/02/2013 at 20:35

carrot but hopefully you've caught it in time and it will heal quickly.

Great North Run confirmation tonight.   That's my year sorted but I've not fitted in the annual thread meet up.  Anyone have any ideas?



07/02/2013 at 20:43

Anything shorter than a marathon, they take up too much valuable drinking time.

I also had a deep tissue massage tonight which made a session on the foam roller look like a spa treatment!  The physio who I saw was the same one Parsnip saw two weeks ago with his dodgy hamstring, Parsnip ran a 5K PB at the handicap on Tuesday so he seems to know his stuff

07/02/2013 at 20:48
Edited: 07/02/2013 at 20:56
07/02/2013 at 20:56
While you lot have been chit chatting I've got this weeks LR out of the way . Feels strange having completed my Febtastic by Thursday. 20 miles at 7.45 mm. Far too fast but having carbed up on a big slice of jam sponge it seemed the right thing to do. Now off to the pub quiz.
07/02/2013 at 21:10

Thanks Simon - not knowing any better I stuck it on 5 so that's about right.

Carrot - hope you sort it soon.

re: thread meet up, I think we should do an LDWA 26.2 mile jog/walk with lots of cake, nice scenery and plenty of time for chatting. 

Tonight was 30 mins elyptical trainer plus Bodypump class. Quite enjoyed it actually.

07/02/2013 at 21:13
2old - Great lsr and pretty speedy to.

My previous post copied a post from yesterday somehow, very strange.

Mr Z/Ant/Oompa - Aaaah reminiscing about that lovely cold, rainy, windy day in Apr at MK and me in Manchester. Yes hands felt like stumps, and had to use teeth to open gels.
07/02/2013 at 21:14
Simon- edited out completely? A post too far?
Minni - congrats with GNR- how many will that be?
Carrot - let that tear fix or it may get bigger.
Spoons -gym session sounds like torture to me
O4S- why does 30 sound so little when you say it?
07/02/2013 at 21:24

Many 2old.  I've lost count.  Probably about 10?


07/02/2013 at 22:30
Spoons - I found this on the concept2 website for you.......
07/02/2013 at 22:59
Minni- suprised you don't get an automatic place
Quiz was a disaster. My ability to think is seriously impaired by the fatigue from a long run. I've started to see this as a bit of a consistent trend. Hope its not Alzheimer's .
07/02/2013 at 23:06
2old - I find that too, if that helps!
08/02/2013 at 04:39

Barry, thanks so much for the encouragement, I'm feeling in a much better place 

2old, I'm so sorry to have put you to the trouble of posting the GFA times .  What I was wondering is what constitutes a fast GFA time?  Not that that is quite in my grasp right now.....

Hi Gazelle!  That looks like a great session last night, nicely done!

Chickadee, wow, that's some mileage to pack in!!  I think you should book yourself a massage for Monday if you can fit it in.  Give those legs some love   Nice thief-prevention, like it. 

I had a great session yesterday.  I managed 6x800s with 200 jog recovery plus w/u and c/d in 45 mins and covered 8.7km.  I ran the 800s alternately at 13kph and 14kph as I wasn't sure what kind of pace I could manage.  That last 800 at 14kph was pretty tough and I was glad nobody else was in the gym (there's a small gym in our apartment block) as breathing was a little tough, but I made it   I am so proud of myself as this is a huge step forward and although it was tough, it was completely doable.  Then OH called and said he wanted to take me for a drink as he'd had a bit of a day at work so it was time to watch the sun go down from a rooftop bar with a bottle of Sauvignon 

Rest day for me today so we are off to a spa for a floatation pool chill out, followed by brunch at The Ivy.  It's a tough life 

08/02/2013 at 08:54

SS -  that sounds like a brilliant interval session, and great progress....enjoy your chillaxing day

Carrot - ouch - don't overdo things...hopefully the physio will work his magic.

2old - nice LSR, although less of the S by the sounds of it

For a forum get together - we could always just pick a nice location, rent a cottage for the weekend and plan a long run taking in a pub or two along the way? If there's a YKW nearby we could do that too

Intervals for me later.

Oh, and it's snowing again

08/02/2013 at 08:57

Snowing here too

08/02/2013 at 09:53

carrot - r u in county durham. you say you are in a recovery run off me but i suppose it depends how long your recovery is as some guys on here run 30 miles

6 by 1200s with 90s recovery this morning with 2 mile jog to track and 2 mile jog home and 20 mins stood waiting for the track to open as the guy was running late. Planning on making my park run debut tomorrow think its about time followed by a 11 mile run home afterwards.

Snow stay away from north east please


08/02/2013 at 09:55

Spoons - big up the gym massive. I love going down there and hitting the weights, I do it about 3 times a week. Don't know why some many runners are so down on it 

Carrot - muscle tear ow. Hope that clears up.

SS - flotation tanks - god I remember doing those, haven't done it for years, might give it another go again now you've reminded me. I remember drifting into some warm comfortable space.

Simon - ah yes you had the same at Mancester, I remember, I think the bag collection there was actually even worse than at MK!

2old - LR on thursday 20 miles at 7:45! Smoking 

Anyway I feel like I am finally on track in the marathon training. Did a good tempo run, 4 miles @7:09 + 3mi wu&cd, and my calf/achilles issues seem to have pretty much cleared up now. Got a 10mi MLR back after work today and a 30mi MTB Sportive tomorrow, so I hope the horrendous weather holds off a little. 

Cheers, Ant

08/02/2013 at 10:07

Morning all. Lovely bright sunny day , cant believe snow is forecast for Sunda butat least its not here now like for some of you

SS-sorry no info as to FGFA I just found out that was where I was when I saw the sign above the enclosure I had to go to. It was interesting to see the GFA times anyway. Excellent intervals.Its always great to break barriers and enter new territory, it makes the slogging away week after week worthwhile and serves as proof that the training is working. Hope you dont have a sore head. You've balanced exercise and the good life perfectly

Free- I intended it to be slow but then just ran as I felt.Bit tired today so glad of the rest. Good luck with your intervals in the snow


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