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21/11/2012 at 17:17
Lol! We must stop meeting like this Lorenzo!
21/11/2012 at 18:30

Jools Hope the neck gets sorted.

AR Hopefully the worst is now over.

Unfortunately as I work away, so when here I have no major family time issues. Plus an hour ahead, so even running after work gets me back for 6pm U.K. time. When I am home I can run after 9 am after dropping the daughter at school. I still run early at the weekend and/or move my week, so LSR on a Friday with rest day on Saturday etc. I struggle/am impressed how you all manage to fit so much in.

Maybe it is because I have been away for a while, but Minni I have never noticed how attractive your legs were before!!

4 miles at 8:53 tonight. All very easy.

21/11/2012 at 18:45

Lorenzo - your world is as busy as mine.

DS2 - hope you get picked then.

21/11/2012 at 19:09
Scooby Dudek wrote (see)
Maybe it is because I have been away for a while, but Minni I have never noticed how attractive your legs were before!!

I'm doing my bit for Movember.  Or is it Fanuary.....

CC2 - Speedy Goth wrote (see)

Racing Weight - I've read it. It will tell you absolutely nothing that you didn't know already, but it tells it in a nice, concise way. If you need reminding about what you do actually know, then it's worth a squiz.

Spot on Speedy.  Its an area I think I can improve so finding the book quite interesting.  I generally eat healthily but never pay much attention to how much of this and how much of that I'm eating (carbs, protein etc)  I've downloaded an app to do this for me and we'll see if it makes a difference.  I'm determined to cut down on the vino a bit too.  I haven't had a drink since Friday although I have been ill most of that time!

21/11/2012 at 19:53

Good luck with boot camp DS2 . No tweeting or facebooking for me, just seems to cause more trouble than good from what I see around me. Clearly that will change when the girls go to uni in a few but will continue to resist till then. Impressed that you guys fit in so much, never mind an hour a day running!

Hope you are feeling beter Minni.

9 for me at 8.30 pace tonight in the dark and mud. Very nice. Off to read P&D as I am starting to question how the programme is going to take me from my embedded 8.30 pace to sub 7s in 16 easy weeks,,,,,

21/11/2012 at 20:20

Suddenly realised my season is over. No races in the plan and nothing worth mentioning until January.

Scooby, I'll be following you on the work away kick from next April. Have you found it helps or hinders your training? I should have more time mid week but I usually take it too easy if I'm not training with a club. 

21/11/2012 at 22:51

OO - know what you mean, I was lucky to get a place in a half in December from a Clubmate who is injured, so had a bit of focus for a few weeks.

Menn, looks like you are building up your base nicely. Speedwork I guess is the key in reagrds to the 7.xx pace.

Great news DS2 - enjoy the day at Bootcamp! I'm sure whatever the outcome you'll pick up some good tips. My kids are 8 & 6 BTW.

I haven't had a drink since last night Minni - partly as I thought I might go out for a run later tonight, but have gone off the idea now (10.52pm). Although I have been out for a run once at 11pm which was weird.

21/11/2012 at 23:24
Earlier this year I needed to drop elder Lorenzito off at school at about 4 in the morning so rather than go to bed I decided to go for a 20 miler through the woods starting at about 11pm. Good fun, but I was a bit knackered the following day.

Where's Poacher when we need some tales of running at crazy hours?!
22/11/2012 at 00:34

Go on then....craziest ever was night fell running on Kinder Scout which is covered in very deep peat hags and hard to navigate even in daylight. Possibly quite dangerous to do this solo. Good sunrise though.

Scariest ever was running from Salford right across Gtr Manchester starting at 0200. Some very dodgy people about, Hyde was really a bit worrying.

Just been rereading Running Through The Wall which puts all this into perspective though, those US runners are supertough.

Anyway good luck DS, as as we say round here, "don't be sh!t"

Minni's hands plus Lorenzos legs makes.....the Gangnam Style invisible horse dance - hurrah!

Edited: 22/11/2012 at 01:05
22/11/2012 at 07:44

I was feeling quite proud to get in 14m in the rain and wind last night. Realise now that it 'boys stuff' compared to the real men 'Lorenzo and Poacher'.

Are you doing a full day at work with no sleep Lorenzo?

22/11/2012 at 08:14

Keir - don't worry. It was a Saturday morning drop off for him to catch an early flight to go on a German exchange trip!! I'm normally OK with 6 hours sleep but think I'd struggle with zero.

Sounds like there'll be some interesting running conditions this weekend.

Anyone else planning on going to the Running Show at Sandown park this weekend? It's free to enter (if you register in advance) so I'll be there first thing Saturday to check out some bargains and freebies.

22/11/2012 at 10:38
Hi all,

Thanks for all the good wishes re bootcamp. I will try my best not to be sh!t. Unfortunately having problems with system at work so restricted to phone. I will have to read back properly tonight.

Steady 9.25 at 7.45mm first thing. Felt relatively comfortable so making some progress. A little faster than I should have run but wanted to stretch legs at the end.
Enjoyed the stories of mad hours running exploits.
22/11/2012 at 11:00
Lorenzo wrote (see)
Anyone else planning on going to the Running Show at Sandown park this weekend? It's free to enter (if you register in advance) so I'll be there first thing Saturday to check out some bargains and freebies.

I did notice that despite free attendance "There is a charge of £5 for all day parking at the venue."

22/11/2012 at 12:20
Well done DS2, good luck fella
22/11/2012 at 13:25

Thanks SJ!

I'm just pleased to have got to bootcamp. Wasn't expecting that so it came right out of the blue. I've never entered this sort of thing before because we had such a long (4 years) fight getting my daughters diagnosed and then educated properly that I've never had the time to commit fully to the training, let alone the updating of forums etc. I would never to eneter something like this and not do it justice - it would be like all those people who get a place at VLM and don't bother (not that I'm bitter!!!)

One of the girls started her specialist school only last week but dealing with the authorities this school year has been far less time consuming and I knew this was the year to get back to it properly. Hence, coming back to this thread and feeling properly motivated.

Lorenzo/PMJ - I was thinking of going on Sunday. it's only about an hours drive. I'll have to have a chat with Mrs DS2. Two hours running in the morning and then that may be a bridge too far! Hope you pick up some bargains!

22/11/2012 at 13:39
Philip_M_Jones wrote (see)
I did notice that despite free attendance "There is a charge of £5 for all day parking at the venue."

Surely a good reason to park 10m away - then run both ways for a LSR?

22/11/2012 at 13:51

Very exciting to be on the bootcamp DS2 - whatever the eventual outcome you'll have a blast and learn loads I'm sure.  I expect you're the sort of people they should like to see on the Asics thing - coming back after some time out and chasing former glories

Today was an early start at the gym for some treadmill miles - 7 steady. No food beforehand - I don't seem to mind not eating but never tried it before a long run.

The weather forecast for Sunday's Norwich HM is awful - very windy and heavy rain.  It's not going to be much fun, unless I find a giant (tall and wide) to run behind to shelter me!  I think my chances of a PB might be in some doubt - a shame as I feel up for it, but would need calm conditions really.  Oh well, I'll just have to give it my best shot and try not to be too shit.

22/11/2012 at 15:10

Freemers - Sunday is a few days away still and things can change. My fingers will be crossed for you - not least because I'll be out early for a longish run myself!. Is it a loop course? I shall look forward to your report whatever the outcome.

I thought it would be of interest and why I entered. I don't know what they are really wanting but will make sure I enjoy the experience. I'm really excited - quite sad for a 48 year-old!


22/11/2012 at 15:12

DS2 - 2 laps for Norwich. Mostly flat, only really one hill of any note.

22/11/2012 at 16:23

Well done DS2 - good luck with whatever you get up to at bootcamp next week. Fill us all in on the details.

Due to Outlaw visits  I'm going to have  to give the Running Show a pass, along with any chance of running this weekend.

Hopefully another 10+ tomorrow to follow up on yesterdays 'come-back' run. Meanwhile I've been blitzing out the miles on the indoor rower, and continuing with tedious strengthening exercises

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