Minni v Dubai Dave
Wow, Cooks, that's awesome!!! So pleased for you.
KFC, nutter!!! Great racing, couldn't have smashed out a 10k today if my life had depended on it!
Kiwi, that sounds like brilliant physio progress
Chick, I'm a home made pace band kinda girl. I am so sad, I print out two little charts, one for each half of the race, laminate them with Sellotape and highlight alternate miles in blue for first half, pink for second half. I pin them to the bottom of my shirt so I can easily see them
spoons, sounds like you enjoyed a brilliant run! Well done you.
Enjoying some last red wine before catching the flight back to the desert. Had the best week ever, PB, loads raised for charity, wonderful time catching up with friends. April has been amazing!!!
Safe journey back SS
I'm amazed that you did a 10k so soon after the marathon kfc. Sounds v promising for the summer.
Cooks - That's brilliant, cus it was pretty windy up here in the Norrh West today.
kfc - Great 10k time on a hilly course.
115mile in 8:13 of cycling, about 9hrs all together. The weather was awful up in The Trough of Bowland, got soaking wet, gale force winds, and pretty bleak. Changed my route and headed home after 75m. Got changed into some dry kit, a bite to eat and a hot drink, and back out for another 40m. A tough day, I was thinking if its like this in Manchester, Cooks is going to struggle, but obviously not.
Simon- didn't you suffer terrible conditions a year ago doing the Manchester marathon ? Not much better in bowland so that was an amazing effort today
SS- looks like you are taking the sun home with you. Safe journey
2old - Yes Manchester mara and MK last year was awful. The big difference was last year it was freezing cold on the day ,as well as windy and rainy.
After all the races I done over they years I kept all the times( along with about 5 years of training records) on excel spreadsheets and had backed them up to a floppy disc (dinosaur technology) my computer crashed so after searching for ages found someone with a floppy drive and managed to get them put onto my new PC
This was about 4 years ago before we moved to Scotland. Since then yet another PC crashed and I lost the lot about 2 years ago but wasnt bothered much but its been bugging me loosing all that info and London Times.
But remembered the old PC was in garage so took out hard drive and found someone who can get the info off !!
Not much of a story but I am so pleased can get basically my running history back, sorry to bore you but I am well chuffed !!
3.30- sometimes a paper log has its merits! What else are you going to rediscover on that hard drive?
Simon- hell of a good session today - even if it wasn't freezing today
I should be in bed, but just tried VLM entry for 2014, but still not open. So will try in the morning
Simon- it's open now and it looks like they've made it easier for oldies like me to enter with a GFA.
Minn- go get a sub 1.30 HM and get a championship start for VLM .
AA- youve got one already Haven't you?
Simon great bike miles - We were in Lakes today, cold, wet and not fun. Will definitely be sponsoring you.
Kfc great 10k 7 days after vlm. hope the legs are okay, rest now or more races planned?
Speedsheep, will dig some bits out for you. Download app called AppStart. Good guide on everything, and recommended apps. Lots of good tips.
Spoons, nothing wrong with 9:30mm pace on trail. Most of my long runs last year for sub 3:30 were at that pace and bliss, keeps your ankles and legs in way better shape than road.
Cooks, stonking time at Manchester.
Re marathon training, mileage, program and times achieved.
My club pal mentioned before who I helped train for first marathon last year (3:37) ran today too. He did all the short club races and XC that I ducked out off and massively improved Feb. Ran a 1:24 half in March and 4-6 milers races at sub 37-38 min 10k range. Scary speeds. Some good long runs in, I honestly expected sub 3:15, 3:10 or below.
Blew out with a 3:24, legs cramping at 20 miles. I'm predicting the future, Minni will say not enough miles and endurance
New GFA up and I think we're all ok, although cooks might not get in with his 3:08 if he's under 30.
Just as well we're all of the more mature type on here.
Simon, the ballot opened at about 00:14, just as your head hit the pillow I suspect. Hope it's still open for you this morning.
Simon - That is a long way in crap weather, good effort.
Ballot entered, they've changed the GFA a little, good to see they've made it easier for the over 50 men but won't help me for another 3 years.
3:30 - I suggest you get all your data put into dropbox or evernote so it's all stored safely in the cloud
Remember your talking to a bloke who once had this backed up on the old high tech floppy disc !!
"Dropbox" or "Evernote"and "Clouds" - totally lost me there !! Once I get this back will just back up to an external harddrive or go all trendy and get a memory stick !!
Thanks for the advice though I pressume this is just stored somewhere in the floating world of data wirelesly
My history is up there on a cloud too.
Got a nice chap from local PC place coming round to transfer mine from old harddrive onto new laptop cant wait to get this back
Sure I have over 50 halfs over the years, to be honest I cant even remeber my exact London Times although I know they were all between 3.42 and 4. Wife thinks I am a sad old git !!
Cooks - fantastic performance
kfc - great 10k from you there
Hope everyone manages to enter the ballot OK today - looks like the places are filling up quickly.
Lovely run yesterday - 10 miles in the sunshine, nice and slow. Legs in good working order. Quite a few other runners out - I think I must have met more runners yesterday than the sum total of all my LSRs in the build up to VLM - must be the spring weather
3.30/Minni- my OH often says she thinks I'm up in the clouds! Once a back up was the way to be safe. By the way who has the final say about what's kept in the cloud? Who owns it .?
Barry- still another 3 years to go? A youngster then!
FRC- will the change mean you will be GFA now?
By the way,where does VLM say when the GFA has to be achieved?
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