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Iron Min v Soup Dragon

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15/01/2012 at 20:34

well done Soupy

I did 10 on Saturday my hands were frozen, even with gloves

15/01/2012 at 21:05

Well done Soupy - nice bit of biking there, resplendant in yellow. I couldn't be a pirate, yellow just completely washes me out  and that's just one of the reasons!

I had a lovely run yesterday, started with gloves on, but shed them ~ half way. They ended tucked in my bra, yet another reason I'll never look stylish when running. ~19 miles for me (should have been 18, but I managed to turn garmin off accidentally and not notice immediately ). lovely weather to be out - I think clear and frosty is my favourite running weather. Had an early night last night, heading for the same tonight!

15/01/2012 at 21:43
Soup Dragon  wrote (see)

  I had another go on my tri bars which still felt really wobbly.  I hadn't realised that I was saying"whoah,whoa, whoah out loud! 

You most certainly were Soupy !

When Dustboy said you sounded like an air raid siren winding up I did wonder if he was exaggerating......................he wasn't!!!!

But seriously well done for giving them a try - as you say it's a whole new learning to ride a bike again experience......

Good running there HL and impressive mileage....

A bit  myself too so off to bed early tonight - several broken nights recently on top of the increased training load and a very heavy working week last week with several late nights have all taken their toll............and I'm no spring chicken these days!!

16/01/2012 at 08:20
Mighty impressive sounding training going on and some serious mileage.

It appears I may have a bit of catching up to do! Did manage 11 yesterday and that's what it says on the plan. Helen Liz - you doing VLM? You're going to storm it if you're up to 19 already
16/01/2012 at 09:26

I'm doing Brighton, so a week before VLM. I went with an 18 week plan, then added 2 weeks for contingency, so I seem to be a bit ahead of lots of people in terms of mileage. Plan has alternating long runs of 20 & 15 for the next 10 weeks. I have to say that at the end of that run I did feel that this might be achievable.

Have fun out in the cold, wrap up warm.

16/01/2012 at 09:29

Crumbs HL - that sounds like a lot of 20 milers (but then I am very lazy )........ which plan are you using?

Morning DL - you're doing good girl considering all the stresses before CHristmas and that silly job of yours....

16/01/2012 at 09:43

I'm using Shades' 4 runs a week plan. It is somewhat mileage heavy compared to a lot of beginner/slowcoach type plans. But I felt I wanted something that started at the level I was at, then ramped up easily, but included lots of long runs. No speed work either. Includes runs at MP and tempo runs, but no intervals or reps (which I'd probably never do on my own anyway!)

Anyway, better scarper (should be working)

16/01/2012 at 14:16

I have intervalled  I actually enjoy them now all over quicker

werll done DL, on track for Ashby

16/01/2012 at 16:09

oooh oooh have you heard?

Have you?


DL is on the list for Ashby    

16/01/2012 at 18:32
Are we about to be replaced by a shiny new thread? Even my entering Ashby's not enough to stop progress !
M...eldy    pirate
16/01/2012 at 18:36
You lot are sooooooooo last year   
16/01/2012 at 18:51
16/01/2012 at 18:51

<hands forum 6 hat back to new team>

I hope our new sixers have as much fun as I have.

23/01/2012 at 17:53
Oh no where is everybody
23/01/2012 at 18:02

I'm still here Spence.    I haven't switched the light off yet, just been a bit busy this week.   I've not entered Ashby yet but probably will if I can negotiate getting the car.

23/01/2012 at 21:40

That's good

My plans for Ashby might have changed a little, my friend J has said I should go for a PB and not worry about us all staying together  I'm not sure, I would like to put my new regime 4/30 to the test, so I might just go for it......having said that I wont be on my own as Far Far has said she'll come with me  see how it all feels on the day  

23/01/2012 at 21:50

Well I think you should go for it Spence.  Your running has become really consistent and you are doing so well it would be good to give yourself a real test. I've never done a race with other people, apart from starting off together and meeting up at the end.  I llike to go at my own pace, be it taking it easy or going for a pb. I prefer it that way.

For some reason my running has gone absolutely rubbish.  A 2 hour run on Sunday took me the total of 8.2 miles. I'm not too worried I'm sure it will come back and if it doesn't well I'll still go out and run anyway.  Running to time not miles is great.  On Sunday instead of sticking to the usual perimeter path at Bushy Park I went round the restored water garden and then doubled back to run round the ponds. It was great, just made it up as I went along.   

23/01/2012 at 21:54

Hurrah - another Ashby-ite.  Soupy, if you could get somewhere near by train, I could pick you up & we could go the rest of the way together (assuming you can deal with my driving) Message me on FB and we can discuss if that's any help to you.

Can I come for pizza - really, I'll plan to drive myself up and everything. I'm housetrained (sort of) and like pizza a lot.  

23/01/2012 at 21:57
That sounds like a plan Helen.  Let me look at the diary.  I would only be doing one lap - I'm not up to 20 miles, it would take me all day with them hills.  I could cheer the rest of you in at the end though, providing you don't beat me lol!!
23/01/2012 at 22:12

I keep forgetting about the hills!!

I've been very lucky in that Far Far & XB have sacrificed their times to get me round my maras & Ashby Far Far & I have done other distances together but it's been a case of see her on the start line and then watch her butt disappear from view !!

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