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30/12/2012 at 11:20

Final run of the year done - 7.7miles just nudges me over my target for 2012 

Have great Great New Year celebrations everyone!

30/12/2012 at 12:51

Hello all

My highest miles ever this year 1232. Just back from my first proper Comrades training run. 3 big hills that I walked but happy with 25k in 2.17 (all runs KM from here). But main reason is


30/12/2012 at 14:45

Great stuff MArtin and Dave.  Glad they're letting you resched, Ikle.  Scott - did that track help or hinder?!

At the moment I'm still in pjs, watching Olympic highlights with the kids.  Sorry not to be outside today but did a long run yesterday so ok to rest today... although I need to do a swim....  And could do some core... Anyway, I have a sort of cough thing so need to see if a day off can get rid of it. I am not remotely ill, just cough about twice a day.

That'll be my challenge for this bout of marathon training - I have a biggish swim challenge two weeks after Brighton so have to keep the swimming up - and proper sessions in the pool, not mucking about in the sea once a week.  Still. It's good cross training, eh?


30/12/2012 at 15:39
Ohhh, will read back what's up with Ikle ?

I have done some hills, running & walking over the Xmas period but also tons of lovely food.

Ribble 10k today going for sub 40, course described as fast & flat ? Errr no. Fast field but not flat. Also cold & drizzling rain, with wind against & across you.

25-30 seconds off target in first 2k even... And only one Km under 4min after 6 km. So way down time wise but kept going, getting faster somehow.. Last 3km were painful .. sub 6 pace on last mile somehow, even with hill. Close to sub 40?

39:57 !

Will read back what everyone has been doing. Knackered.

Oh, doing a marathon tomorrow. Very slowly
30/12/2012 at 16:00

FRC- Amazing time. Slowly ???????????????????????????????????????????? Good luck anyway

30/12/2012 at 17:40
Ahh.. Panther legs is back! Great run. Thought had done a second PB in so many weeks with serpentine 5 km on Friday .. 24.45 but just seen in my book of times last July 2011 did 23 min something at a race for life at Blackheath ! It was hot too.. Still I was 2nd Vet 50 lady on Friday ..... Not sure how many they were.

Awesome mileage Dave and you Martin... Prob done that total in my life ha ha ..

Get well soon Ickle .. AH oil those creaky bits ! I did 8 today slowly .... Onwards and upwards ...
30/12/2012 at 17:56
AH, surprisingly, listening to meatloaf helped...
I just had a big plate of pasta and bolognese, in readiness for long run tomorrow!
31/12/2012 at 17:17

Quick post to say HAPPY NEW YEAR all! 

Still running of sorts after 6 weeks of chest infection then head cold from early November to mid December, but luckily have been fit and healthy (touch wood) for whole of Christmas and New Year which is unusual for me. No races booked or planned but might have a look around for a 10K in February/March to get back in the saddle. Far too busy socially for any major training so sticking to what I said after VLM 2012 of 'no more Marathons'.

All the best for 2013 and whatever it holds - especially Smeags who is tying the knot next year - and hope to meet up with some/all of you again sometime in 2013.

31/12/2012 at 18:54
Happy new year folks!
My 14 mile run to my mums turned out to be 14.7, that spiced things up a bit! Oh and the last mile was all up hill! Reminded me of mile 24 of chester!!!
Ran most of it sub 8.45.
Last mile was a bit tough, loved it though, managed to stay in front of the rain.
31/12/2012 at 20:08

Happy New Year when it comes. Just done my last run of 2012. Would like to say it will be a quiet night tonight but as we are hosting Hogmanay Party that may be difficult!!! Not sure I will be up in time for Park Run at 10 a.m. Roll on 2013.

31/12/2012 at 20:30
Hi folks, did my 14 miler to my mums today, turned out it was 14.5, the last mile wasup hill, all at sub 9 minute pace, mostly 8.30, I reckon I can do Bath half sub1.45, you read it here first!
Also, def gonna smash 1000 miles next year!!!!!!!
31/12/2012 at 22:57
Marathon today after the tough 10k yesterday .., very slow & steady didn't quite go to plan, ran by heart rate sub 145 and felt good till about 17 miles then legs tightened up, slowed down and needed to stop & stretch quads & hammies 3-4 times. Also a good 90 minutes of pouring rain and soaked through, needed to change. Finished in 3h 50 so good as back to back training.

End the year on 1730 miles, almost 500 more than last. Fab year too.

Happy New Year Everyone, hope you stay fit & healthy and achieve whatever you wish for,
31/12/2012 at 23:03
Good running FRC!
Edited: 31/12/2012 at 23:04
01/01/2013 at 02:19
Party still on at yours Umbongo ? On my way .....
01/01/2013 at 02:20
TOTP 2013 it's a sign... Happy new year ....
01/01/2013 at 08:37
Happy New Year everyone! And I can just about breathe through the poorly fug again. Haven't run for Ages!
01/01/2013 at 15:48

Happy New Year. Party finished at 4:30 ish so you could have come Susan.

01/01/2013 at 16:06
Damn ... And I was proper dressed up in sequins and all
01/01/2013 at 16:19
Hi. i just did a local flat 5k race this morning. Finished in 25m 07sec - that is off some regular easy or steady 45mins-1hr runs. No specific tempo or speed work yet. Have a marathon pb of 4.12 and a half pb of 1.48 (but both in 2011!). Am about to start marathon training for VLM. Would love to join this sub 4 club but it seems a long way from my 2011 time. Has anyone on here started their program with such a slow 5k time and come in under the 4 hour barrier? Thanks.
01/01/2013 at 18:59
Hello Dude.
Happy New Year tout le monde. Started the year with 27 mins in the sea. Actually swam today rather than bobbing up and down in the surf. LSR tomorrow, 12 miles although no Garmin so will have to do a bit of guessing.

Felt really unfit in the sea today so there's no hiding the fact I have to do some proper swim training as well as marathon training. It's more tiring at the mo because I'm a bit nervous since I got so tumbled in the surf a couple of weeks ago. It's mucked up my feeling of calm. Like there is no calm when every now and again bloody huge waves appear out of nowhere to harsh my mellow.

Lovely way to start the year though.

May we all have lts of PBs in 2013!
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