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31/12/2012 at 21:55

Nice end to the year Ant

Just before i'm incapable, Happy New Year to all.

Everyone's stats got me curious to see what I did.

Total Miles Jan 8th to 31st Dec: 2117
Av Pace: 7:55 min/m
Ave Distance: 8.1m
PB's: HM 1:22:10m Mara 2:59:26

High Lights: 1st run - from top of Mount Kilimanjaro back to camp, Wales Marathon, Winning 1st MV40 in off-road HM and 1st MV40 @ Wales Marathon

Low lights: being injured off and on since mid Sept, ending 2012 with swollen ankle (post Thames Path fall!), getting too wrapped up in marathon targets in October and putting myself through two marathons in a week

Goal for 2013: get injury free and enjoy

Edited: 31/12/2012 at 21:57
01/01/2013 at 07:23

well done Ant.

OK just off to Skiddaw.... 

01/01/2013 at 07:42

Lorenzo - good run yesterday and nice stats.
LR - a good year and hopefully a good recovery now beginning.
Keir - plan is still to do GER (Peterborough HM) in the autumn.
Mennania - sensible move.
OOlg - sorry to hear about the dishwasher. Have a great time running Skiddaw today.
SD - good mileage for the year. Be careful.
RFJ - impressive stats, especially all those parkruns, not to mention 29 races.
Minni - stonking mileage; that's some going.
FW - those are some mean looking goals you have - all the best.
Jools - any more track races planned for 2013?
Birch - hope 2013 is a good one for you.
Martin - you know it's a good year when you can say you bagged a world record!
SJ - hope you can bounce back from injury for 2013.
Poacher - excellent year.
Ant - nicely raced, Sir.
AR - more very impressive stats. Well done.
Happy New Year to everyone. Started it by oversleeping and not out till 5:30 for a slow 10 miler @ 8:48 m/m.

Edited: 01/01/2013 at 07:44
01/01/2013 at 10:33

Well I made it back safely from Skiddaw. Will post more later but need some food and a shower.

01/01/2013 at 11:39
Happy new year everyone. Just another easy 5 miler for me this morning. Lovely weather for once and only a hangover took a bit of the shine off of it.
01/01/2013 at 13:43

Happy New Year one and all

OO Happy to hear you got back safe

Gul Bad habits this year, you have changed!!!

Moof that sounds like me, but half a dozen pints sounds a little low.

Relatively quiet night last night. Just about to pop out for my 11 miler.


01/01/2013 at 13:43
First race of the 2013 done! 3 mile fell race from the bottom of a big hill to the finish line at the top before jogging back down (with the mud and rocks it was actually easier running up than down). Dodgy looking guy with beautiful dogs was loitering around the start area - I let you off this one FW but you'll do the next one with me!

Anyone else racing today?
Edited: 01/01/2013 at 14:18
01/01/2013 at 14:35

Disgraceful Gul

Impressive Minni

Waiting in anticipation OO

15m with just over 11 @ 80% max HR (a bit under MP) which came out at 7.11m/m. Had to pause the Garmin near the local zoo when a guy stopped me to see if I'd seen his Cocker Spaniel. Wierdly someone stopped me at the same place just before Xmas looking for their their missing Collie. I hope their isn't a hungery tiger on the loose!

01/01/2013 at 14:57

I hope that tiger doesn't develop a taste for runners Keir!

Intervals for me this morning, I was rubbish. I had nothing in my legs, mucus in my lungs and wimped out after 3 reps. Oh dear. 

01/01/2013 at 15:05

Happy New Year everyone.

Nice going Keir.

Speedy - intervals on New years Day? I was happy to jog an easy 4.5 just to say I'd run!

Gul - letting everyone down! I'd only just made it to my pit as you got out!

And Minni - how did you fare in the race?

01/01/2013 at 16:12
Turns out I won a prize in the race but didn't go to the pub at the end to claim it. Not sure what the prize was for but it must have been a V40 one I think.

Speedy - it's early days.

Can't believe you slept in Gul - not a good start to the year.
01/01/2013 at 17:01
Tigers! Speaking of which, I went to see Life of Pi yesterday. Beautifully filmed.

40 mins running round the woods this morning - glorious
01/01/2013 at 17:13
The girls on here are hardcore, speedy doing intervals and Minni fell racing.

Nice jogging from the rest of you.

I managed 11 miles this morning in the bright sunshine which slightly aggravated my thumping head. I was going to do Newbury parkrun but couldn't find my barcode, couldn't get PC and printer to work etc etc. Just as well really as 5k of fast running wouldn't have been a pretty sight.

Happy New year to all.

Oh and Gul, no slacking now!
Blisters    pirate
01/01/2013 at 17:20

Happy New Years to you all, and may 2013 exceed your expectations.

The day certainly started in a most pleasant fashion. Despite my best efforts last night there was no hangover. My New Year resolution (once again) is to cut down on the intake. The sun was shining, the air was fresh. Let's go for a run.

Race: on road 5 miler. Out and back with hillyness starting after a mile and a half.
Target? Hmm, being so long out of the circuit this was a wild guess, but 35:00 would see me ecstatic. 7 minute miling is something I have barely touched in 3 years.

Bang: The leaders are off. The second pack is off. I'm Larry Loner. Run by perceived effort.
Mile 1: 6:31 with HR 144. At that pace this is going to be amusing for the crowd and his dog.
Mile 2: 6:59 with HR 154. That hill is always a bit of a bitch. I took it steadily.
halfway 16:55 - I'm working for this one, and am passed by the First Lady at the marker. No, not Michelle Obama.
MIle 3: 6:53 with HR 152. The hilly sections are now done. So am I. Some Young Turk arrives on my shoulder, and offers encouragement to the Old Git.
Mile 4: 6:37 with HR 154. Actually I kept looking and it was showing 160+ which is a bit too high. Young Turk being such a pet. I'm sounding rough, but know that I have this one bagged. I can hear that he's on the ragged edge, so all I have to do is to time my big push to perfection. I elect for the short sprint from the last corner, 150m, and at the appropriate time give it Max Welly. My short sprint is just that. I'm running 100m to the line at my previous pace, just hoping that I've done enough. I had. The Old Git stuffs the Young Turk.
Mile 5: 6:33, ave HR160 and a max of 167.
Total time 33:42 Pure Ecstacy. This is, of course, a Category PB as a V50, as it's my first proper comeback race.

01/01/2013 at 17:23

Pretty hardcore to attempt intervals on new years day Speedy! Should have gone for a long lie in like Gul. Great racing Minni

13 today, collection of injuries felt good, and managed 6m in between HM and MP to help blow some cobwebs away. Liberal use of ice and rest, and all is well with 2013.

Looking forward to OO's report ...

01/01/2013 at 17:23
Fanbloodytastic Blisters. what a way to start the year!
01/01/2013 at 17:26

5:30 for New Year's day is still pretty insane Gul.

Speed was also the last thing on my mind as well Moof after a few too many drinks last night.  Eventually managed a gentle 11 miles at just over 8 m/m - strangely enough this is the fastest average pace I've run for some time.  Onwards and upwards.

Nice Prize Minni but I think, on balance, Fraser had the right approach.

Happy New Year to One and All.

01/01/2013 at 17:29

x-post: Good racing there Blisters

01/01/2013 at 18:14

Nice racing from Minni and Blisters, and AR - your 13 with 6 between HMP and MP was way more hardcore than my 3 x 0.9 miles!

Finally watched Superstars on iplayer. I didn't understand how they chose who did which event. 

01/01/2013 at 18:16

Just a quick delurk to say Happy New Year all.  I'm not doing a marathon anytime soon and there's so many of you these days that it's hard to keep up, but you're still my favourite place to come for a quick look at what other runners are up to.

NIce racing Blisters.  Also rather pleased with my own 1st race of the year - Serpentine NYD 10k, a great event. Set off thinkning with the extra lard accumulated during Dec I'd have been delighted with sub-40, so plan was to start with 4 min km's and try to maintain.  1st km in 3.45, whoops, 2nd one the same, whoops again, slowed a bit but still sub 4's all the way for 39.10 , although the youngster who caught me with 400m to go got 38.59

Anyway, as I say, happy with that.  And Fulham winning away!

Keep on keeping on



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