Minni v Dubai Dave
Grrr, just lost a long post from my phone after it rang! Try again,
Simon - I'm sorry to hear about the marathon but it is the RIGHT decision. You're building up nicely and this Achilles is just a set back. Nice to see you getting some good cycling in to replace the running. Did you end up keeping that super bike you had on loan?
Oopma - shit about the pain. Does that mean something is wrong, or do you just need more recovery, or will it always hurt when you get back to it? Good to see you posting anyway and sorry we won't share a few miles together this year. Are you coming to watch? Maybe catch you for a drink in Chandos?
Chick - mega mileage!!! I'm not sure Brol can beat that!
Nell - I'm definitely thinking about that half in September (but I don't think Liz McColgen is involved with it) or there is also a half in York on the same day. Edinburgh is easier for me plus my sister in law lives at Carberry so nice and handy for the finish.
Carrot - great 5m! I admit I had stalked your result and felt quite jealous!! That would be a big PB for me and you did it while recovering from the marathon!! Any firm plans for London yet? I've signed up as reserve for the Good Friday relays!! Has Parsnip recovered from his injury in time for London?
Daren - stick to your guns. That PB will be even sweeter in the Autumn.
Ant - ice that foot! At least its taper time now. Which start are you on? We need a list.
Freemers - all good? You've had a great build up and you're going to be really strong on the day. I'm going to hang onto you for dear life!
2old - you're going very well at the moment. Another one with a great marathon ahead.
Col - what's your marathon target this year? Hopefully we will see you en route again.
AA - have you been practising your champion pose in front of the mirror?
Barry & Pink - nice to see you both knocking out good miles. Barry - are you recovering well?
I've changed my first claim club (from tomorrow). Only felt confident enough to contact VLM today to inform them.
Lets start a list:
Minni - 28513 A- 3:12; B- sub 3:15, C- to finish
Carot -Unfortunately this race was already deferred from last year (PF prob). Can you actually 'double defer' ? Sub 34 is still a fast pace, and sub 33 would be about 6.35 pace.
Pink - No probs, nice to hear you enjoyed yourself on Blackpool seafront the other day.
Oompa - Enjoy the low impact biking, swimming. Any ops coming up?
Nell - Have fun with the grunters. Do they bang their dumbells on the floor as well?
Minni - No the carbon fibre super model had to go back. You change clubs more times than.......most things.
Minni- a list-no turning back now
Carrot- you keep getting faster
Simon-time to do triathlons- perfect rehabilitation sport
Nell- Uruguay May have Suarez but England have - Johnson,Henderson,Gerrard,Sterling ,Sturridge so there is hope.
2Old- 7976 wave1/8 A- 3.10; B-3.15; C-3.20 (all just under)
Minni: yea back on track
Chick: monster miles, doubt if i have 300 since Jan 01.
Simon: sorry about that.
2old: tri isn't rehabilitation sport, its the only way i can keep moving.
Nine miles around Belfast this morning whilst waiting for my new passport, now I have it I can go to D,R.Congo, oh joy.
DD- miss2O had to make an emergency trip for to Belfast for her passport /visa to USA for Uni there. She did a historic bus trip not a 9 mile run . I'm probably nearing doing tris for the very same reason
Carrot: makes my 5 mile time look a bit pedestrian, but it is actually quite a nice distance to race. I'm hoping these monthly runs will set me up for the summer 10k races
Oompa: would you like a nice little rollator, or even perhaps a zimmerframe?? I could decorate either [or both] with bells to keep other road users clear and some nice pink ribbons
Simon: I think you might have been expecting this for the last few weeks. Not worth risking a summer on the bike and I would definitely have done the same in your position
Col: smoking half there. I have only ever cycled through Omagh but my recollection is quite undulating round there, so even more impressive
DD: pity our visits didn't coincide - I could have shown you a bit of the 'real' Belfast, although you might have been advised not to speak while there
Minni: Wooler must be gutted!
2old: can't imagine what tri training could rehabilitate you from. Duathlons now.......
AA: how are you?
Anyone decided when they are visiting the Expo? I will add my details this evening when I get home
6 miles tempo last night with the club and after a warm dry day we got caught in a torrential downpour, so ended up cold and wet. Was also talked into entering Man v Horse in June - 22 miles uphill and down dale through rivers and bogs in Wales trying to beat the horses. Why did that sound like a good idea??????
Hi Col, Yes I am finding though that as my running improves, my football is deteriorating ;0( My running friends and physio keep telling me that I cannot keep up both.... I am beginning to agree, especially when you are on a training schedule, it knocks out the balance.
Hi Minni, McColgan launched the race at Musselburgh last September, maybe she was just used for advertising it? Carberry will be nice and handy, seems a shame not to take up that chance ;0)
Hi FRC, Yes I enjoy the kinvaras too, I was managing to get 3's for 47.50 last year, but I think Saucony have got wise and seem to be releasing shoes in batches. I just got a pair of 4's for £75, that was with 15% off with sportsshoes.com.
7 miles of hill reps this morning. Misty, pouring with rain, six degrees, slipped over in the mud going through the woods.....Glad that spring is here!
Oh by the way Simon, No the Grunters are pretty well behaved they don't bang down the dumbbells ;0) I think that is a reserved action for the posers. These guys don't pose, they are just big and scary!
Wow Barry, smokin‘ miles there yesterday. How’sthe calf these days? Hope it settled.2old: that’s a lot of miles too, in fact, only 2 trendy 5s less than I did.And no, I didn’t go out yesterday. I’m just so effing glad my body coped withthose miles and a rest day was more than overdue.carrot: brilliant 5 miler. Your speed is just mindboggling, especially so soon after Barca. I doubt I could go much under 35 mins right now and I’m at peak marathon fitness Boston pace. Hm. All my MP runs in the past 2-3 weeks were around 7:24 pace. And as much as I would love to go sub 3:15 I don’t think I’m quite there yet. I’m also very respectful of the Boston course. Last Sunday’s MP run over the hills gave me some confidence but it was only 7 miles :-/. It’s so difficult to get this right. I’m probably going to keep my pace somewhere between 7:30 and 7:35.Oh hell, Oomps. That doesn’t sound good. Did they give you the all clear to runyet or was it just your own stubbornness that made you go out and try somerunning?pink: your running is really coming along nicely. Sub 2 HM in the autumn maybe?Nell: LOL re. grunters. They can be quite entertainingFRC: sorry to hear about your tonsillitis. Freemers is right. Better rest up for a bit. You don't want to jeopardise Comrades.Minni: glad you are back on track for London. I was getting a little worried...
LONDON: Green Start: Minni - 28513 A- 3:12; B- sub 3:15, C- to finish Freemers - 28451 (I think, need to double check) A-3.12; B-3.14.59, C-3.16.19 (a one second PB). No pressure! BOSTON: 2Old- 7976 wave1/8 A- 3.10; B-3.15; C-3.20 (all just under)Chick - 13636 wave2/5 A: as close to 3:15 as possible; B sub 3:20; C: sub 3:24:36 (PB)
FRC-I guess your immune system must be low post marathons(is it 3 ? !!!!) as any sane person would expect. Look at the long game and recover 100% and think very carefully before giving in to the temptation of Manchester
Chick-excellent targets for Boston.Yes the (up)hills have to be respected but as you know,the course is nett down hill and as long as the quads are ready for a hammering the combination of ups and downs can produce pleasing results. Looking at your wave and corral its starngeto think I may have started 45 mins or so before you
O4S- tris will rehabilitate me from running OCD.Man V Horse? Bogs and rain in Wales-just a normal day out for you then?
Nell-there are a few of those in my gym and I have to smile when they photograph each others swollen muscles in the changing room after each session
Daren-FRC may be right about going stale- maybe use the first as a marker so that in your ' A' marathon you nail it 100%. Remember the guys here will be pretty unforgiving if you dont go easily sub3 -no pressure. Im feeling the pressure Mo must be under-his first marathon in a very impressive field.
it's because you are so much faster, 2old Believe it or not, I can feel my quads from Sunday's run. But despite feeling strong, I know I went way too hard. I'm hoping that my slighlty easier target pace range will see me through. I'm going to do some more hill stuff over the next few weeks, but nothing long. Was thinking of mile reps @ MP, trying to ease off on the uphills and hit the gas on the downhills.
Minni - and most importantly the harriers vest is much nice than wooler's
Foot appears to be fine, just paranoid about colds at the moment. Keep thinking I have a sore throat coming on. Hopefully just my imagination.
Will add to list later when fully decided, but thinking 3:19 as A target
Chick-I didnt feel fast last night. The same last training run options keep going around in my head .Trouble is the end of this week looks very busy for me and Im wondering how to fit the runs in.All I do know is that apart from a couple of runs from next week on its taper big time-this old body needs a rest
Ant-no reason to have a sore throat-the sun is shining and winter is over. Cant we prod you into a slightly faster A target and 3.19 as your B target?Youve definately got it in you.
The Wooler one is easier to spot in a race but the Harrier's one is cooler, Ant.
Btw, has anyone tried those clip-things as advertised on FB to replace pins? A friend has them and they are really good. Thought I might pick some up at the Expo if there's any about. Also going to visit the saucony stand and see if I need a different shoe in light of my recent niggles. I've been wearing the same model for about 3-4 years so might need a bit of adjustment.
I'll be doing expo on Friday PM.
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