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02/02/2013 at 17:19

Spotted FRC this morning at the exciting intersection of the parkrun finish and part of the revised Thames Trot route! 

02/02/2013 at 17:30
Wonder how far he has got ....
02/02/2013 at 17:32
Friend of ours just popped round for second half of rugby .. Brought carrot cake ! Must have read my TOTP ...
02/02/2013 at 19:43
Beautiful day for a 16 miler. I too really felt the last couple of miles but feel pretty good now. The good news from the week has been that I am fitter than I thought!
02/02/2013 at 19:54

Well done, Alexander. It's exciting when it all comes together!

02/02/2013 at 20:37

Don't be silly Susan. You must be going blind in your old age.

12 (last week), 16, 18, 20, 15, 20, 15, 20 etc. Sighs.

Great stuf Alexander. Erm - why are you shouting?

02/02/2013 at 21:17
Yes AH that's what I thought!
02/02/2013 at 21:29
Alexander not shouting on mine.. Not blind AH just read your post that said "spose doing 18 and 20 and 20 and 18 would be quite tough" ...

02/02/2013 at 22:32
I mean the bit about long runs with gaps...
02/02/2013 at 22:34
It's just the name in caps I think...
02/02/2013 at 23:07
Actually Susan I had finished by 5:30. (ps on iPad you just need to know the codes to get smilies)

Just (cough) refuelling with food & some beers. And more food. That's after a fair bit of fruit cake whilst running too.

Some terrible mud areas that they wouldn't even bother with in a XC race and that was all in the first 8 miles, with more later. As for the completely flooded bits at 33-36 miles... you just had to run through, the water touched the edge of my shorts. Freezing. Like an ice bath. And still 12 miles to go.

44-45 miles in 8 hours. Think that's my long run done for a week or so. Definitely a kickback next weekend for me

Nice relax in the hotel jacuzzi and spa after, iced legs in the pool too.

Did I mention food?

Oh yes, lovely to see Fido too about 5-6 miles.
02/02/2013 at 23:09
Oh and I've never park runned either

Fido offered coffee to tempt me though.
03/02/2013 at 08:21

FRC - just by complete chance I was at the finish of the Thames Trot yesterday (visiting relatives in Henley) - didn't see you, although maybe I did without realising! 

Well done on doing it and ploughing through the wet bits!


03/02/2013 at 11:26
Learning the ropes here. Have revised nickname as I don't want to shout no more. Feet up today. Had to revise schedule since next weeks half marathon the Moreton Morrell Mad Dash is on a Saturday. It will be my first half marathon and will be 8 weeks before the Paris marathon
03/02/2013 at 11:55

Well done, Alexander, on all fronts.

I ran 10K today at Regent's Park in about 49:30. I'm v pleased to be the right side of 50 minutes once more... It was flipping FREEZING!

03/02/2013 at 13:28
congrats frc. A fantastic run. Have I missed something r u doing london?.

Ikle great 10k going well

well done howard

hope all had good runs today very windy here but a good 20 done in 2.57 pleased with my pace with a few walks on the hills
03/02/2013 at 14:13
Welcome Alexander. And good luck with the half. Glad you're not in capitals any more.
And not a meercat I assume off the advert ?

Ikle fan 10k. Sub 50 is on track for sub 4 marathon 3:55 up..just saying ? Cause someone needs to
Get around a 1:50 half or lower then ...

Martin. Yes doing VLM. got in the ballot ages ago end of Sept. My mad Franken monster plan for the last 5 months has all been with London in mind. I could say it was carefully planned mesocycles .. But just kept it simple. Speed then endurance. Then both.

You would've enjoyed TT yesterday. Ideal for comrades ?

Been for a walk today, mooch around the Ashmolean. Legs pretty good. Easy easy week planned. Much food.
03/02/2013 at 14:35

Thanks, Martin (35716!) Yes you done good with your 20 miler. Sheesh, there's always someone that's done more than yourself, isn't there? I was saying just that to my brother, (Cicero) who just did 16 miles and isn't even Training for a Marathon!

And thanks FRC. Your remarks have made me a bit excited, I must admit. 10k times and marathon times just seem a world apart, but it's good to be reminded that the maths works, especially now my knees don't hurt any more. It's just that when I do a long run, I'm always around the 9:30 - 10 mark, whereas I used to be more like 9 - 9:10mm, so I'd got to thinking that sub 4 may not be achieveable...

Do you think I should have 9:09 as my marathon pace in training?

I would hope to be sub 1:50 in my half on the 3rd March. I usually am when knees behave.

Lots of questions...

03/02/2013 at 14:44

37th out of 204 ladies... Gun time 49:41; chip time 49:24. Which one do you have to take most notice of? (More questions)

03/02/2013 at 15:50

Ikle- Chip without a doubt. Forget abour what others are doing we all know the thread has changed a little over the years bvut its the people who make it special

FRC- Great see you there.

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