For anyone trying to crack the 3 in any marathon anywhere in the world
Jools - nice pb, like Dan says seems like you're in good form at the moment and could be on for a good'un at VLM. I like the old version of the Adios, found the new ones far too stiff but maybe this is another new version?
TT - tough luck mate nothing much else to say. Can understand why you're not too fussed about running it if you know you're not going to be in tip top shape. Hope it settles down quickly though so you can atleast get back to some running. You could help Dan out at the front of the sub 3 train though and have the beers after!!??!!
Al P - you're another one in good form so hopefully your quad won't crap on any plans too much.
I've followed physio guidelines and kept up all my exercises religiously and been doing my core work again daily. It's worked so far, the tension has lifted and my stride/gait has felt normal on a couple of easy 35 min runs so its a decent start.
Entered my first lake district fell race which will be on april 6th - Coledale Horeshoe 8-9 miles long. Apparently a good entry level race according to some of my Northumberland fell runner clubmates.
TT you could always turn up on the day and see what happens.A relaxed approach has seen me rewarded with some nice pb's.
7 with hills yeterday (7 :23 average) 8 easy commute today (7:28 average). Rest tomorrow.
TT - I guess you're much nearer the ponty end than me so times and PBs matter to you, so fair play. The perfect build up and race doesnt exist though, something always goes wrong somewhere along the way, I'm already on a compromised build up this time, but all the time I think I can get fit enough to maintain my sub3 streak then I'm toeing the line.
CW - all miles are good miles. Dont forget that we mostly get out what we deserve and you've put a bit more in this time. I'm proud of you already.
backed up y'days 5M+10M commute, with a 7M, 2K, 5M commute (and swim) today. A massive 64 running miles for the week, and 2nd time over 50mpw this campaign. I will try and bag 6 weeks of 50+ mpw now inc trying to put a little bit of quality/MP in here and there.
RS.. hope you're on the upward recovery trail mate, sounds promising. Bought your plane tickets for the last 16 of the Europa Cup yet? Not that I would know where Anzhi Makhachkala is!
Good miles & lido time TR, you should just stay ahead of Jools in April I reckon.
Jools.. cracking 5m PB, 6:11's on a cold night is very good indeed. Hope the upward curve continues for you. Infact you have inspired me to have a rest day - 10m race on Sunday!
Dids - plenty of time for fortune to take a dump in your toaster yet.
Wardi - to Russia this time, no chance I'm going though I'm a poor student let alone the fear of being done over by some nutter Russian fans. Krul out 5 weeks, gutted.
Jesus, not the best weather for the Nationals up here in Sunderland. Snow is really coming down now, hope they manage to get the event on in terms of people getting here alright.
RS78 - I've been out already this morning and it's runnable and the roads aren't too horrendous here in Newcastle. It's still snowing but not so heavily now. Only problem I had earlier was that it was snowing into my eyes and I couldn't see where I was going. Nearly collided with a lamp post.
Doesn't matter how many times I read it, "dump in your toaster" always makes me laugh out loud.
My "Icing first" plan seems to be going quite well, parkrun PB this morning in 15:01 , happy with that considering miles in the legs.
Good luck to all doing the Nationals, should be fun in the white stuff!!
Well done, Marigold. Hope you bought this week's AW - nice pic of you at the 10M in the results section.
Dids - Should be good as long as long as I keep TR away from my toaster. On the subject of disappointing times, it was only a couple of weeks ago I struggled round the parkrun 70 seconds slower. I knew my fitness was considerably better but my legs were just adapting to the current training levels. They seem to be coping much better at the mo but will probably have more ups and downs before the A race...... wouldn't worry about 30s
Jools - oooh , haven't seen it *runs off to buy 10 copies*
.........TR and his toaster
Aaaargh, ill again!
Bless our little children but they do love to pass on their ailments to we parents... When I woke up on Thursday I felt absolutely shocking - fever, sore throat, aching joints, the lot. I have been existing thanks to paracetamol & ibuprofen ever since... Worse still, my wife got tonsilitis and she's in really bad shape. Of course the kids are fine now having got their illnesses over and done with!
So that's 3 days off running so far and I'm not sure about tomorrow yet.
Anybody got any echinacea?
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