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14/02/2013 at 12:45

I'm sure you'll be right up there PMJ. I'll not be winning any prizes in the marathon but hope to bag a few race prizes this year at the 10k, 10 mile or half M distance. A fair way to go yet though.  

Great pace for an early run Gul. 

Edited: 14/02/2013 at 12:48
14/02/2013 at 13:02
Just caught myself quoting TR on another thread. I've been hanging round on here too much...!
14/02/2013 at 13:19
FINgers wrote (see)

Here's a thought - it's not exactly running related - I'm thinking of changing my Forum name.... lets face it, mine is rubbish. Not very inventive and wasn't really running a lot when I registered - I think I put about 2 nano-seconds into thinking about it and it has no real relevance to anything other than it was the same name that I used on a guitar forum that I used to post on many moons ago....

Any thoughts?


What about TOEs? A more relevant part of the body?

Good early morning tempo run Gul.

Good overall pace for your 12 miler AlsoRan - you must have been bombing it on the quicker parts .

14/02/2013 at 14:14


14/02/2013 at 14:54

Don't change FINgers! 

14/02/2013 at 15:23

cross FINgers to add a bit of ambiguity

14/02/2013 at 16:57

My forum name is very dull: simply a common nickname for my first name with a nod to my Slavic cultural heritage.

On a lighter note, my new Adios arrived today.  They are red, with red sparkly laces and I love them. 

Club session tonight (first one in ages) on the basis that I've reached the point in training where I'm quite tired and I think that 8 x 350m hills (club session) will do as a substitute for 5 x 600m reps (P&D's prescription).  The company should drag me along at a more reasonable pace than I would manage alone!

14/02/2013 at 17:36

Club session depends on Mrs OO- she may expect me at home on Valentines....

14/02/2013 at 17:42

If anyone fancies a bit of a chuckle I'd advise poping over to the "running tights etiquette" thread, Well worth a read

14/02/2013 at 18:28

SJ - I'm sure it was solid advice that you quoted !

14/02/2013 at 18:39
Damn straight TR! Matches were mentioned of course...
14/02/2013 at 19:29

Ticking along here, last few weeks have been 20, 27, 46 and 29 so far this week with a couple of runs that may edge me up towards 50.

Need to get fit to make the club top 12 for the road relays at the end of March. Top 12 looked a doddle for ages: there are basically 8 fast ones (6 proper youngsters and 2 super vets) all 5k in about 17:45 and then I was pretty at #9 but suddenly my injury has slowed me down and a few new members have posed lower 18.0x times so I need to get back into 18:30 or faster form and soon.

I take on a student each year form Cambridge so will be there to interview on Friday March 1st and then back home for a night with Mum and Dad so 2nd March King's Lynn parkrun with Gul? Am combining it with a visit to my old college where I can dine for free three times a year (easier to type then say) and am a bit nervous about being on High Table especially if the master is there as he is the old Arch Bish of Canterbury. Jools, you ever done that sort of thing?

Edited: 14/02/2013 at 19:31
14/02/2013 at 19:32
Calf scare over - 10 miles tonight.

Mmm I can see why you want to do the Champs marathon PMJ. Maybe I should rethink my plans...
Edited: 14/02/2013 at 19:32
14/02/2013 at 19:48

Gul Nice tempo

AR Impressive average pace

Jools Hope the club session went well

Minni Great news

I quote TR all the time. Consistantly consistant is my favourite, very appropriate in most situations.

Early Valentines day finish, but I was a good boy and only had two glasses of champagne. Early morning start tomorrow.

14/02/2013 at 20:00
Scooby Dudek wrote (see)

I quote TR all the time. Consistantly consistant is my favourite, very appropriate in most situations.

+1   Definately the website sage. 

14/02/2013 at 20:31

maybe my work here is done and I should find a new calling.

14/02/2013 at 21:01

Club session blew the cobwebs away, in a painful sort of way...

PMJ: I've never taken up any of my dining rights.  Partly because I'm so removed from academia and partly because Cambridge is a bit of a schlep from the West Country!

Blisters    pirate
14/02/2013 at 21:20

This household is the other Blue.

45 min bike (turbine) am
Swimble this pm. Knocked out a PB for the mile, and went on to 2k. I may still swim like a brick, but it's getting a little bit better. Believe me, runners legs don't help in the pool.

Must think about doing a bit of running, and maybe even entering a race that's got a chance of going ahead without the thieving b.....s nicking my entry fee.

14/02/2013 at 21:31
Blisters wrote (see)

This household is the other Blue.

Nothing wrong with that: my godson is at Jesus College and it looked to be a fine place and he seems to have as much fun there as his parents and I did at the Light Blue version.

14/02/2013 at 22:51
PMJ the way to deal with high table is to get tanked up in the bar first, after a few snifters you find yourself feeling irresistibly witty and charming; then just trade theological anecdotes with the archbishop and the evening's a good'un. Never fails.

Double today, only 9 + 9 but one was in Kent and the other in Northants, lucky to get that many miles in.
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