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02/02/2013 at 13:54
Can I have some carrot cake please ?
02/02/2013 at 13:55
02/02/2013 at 15:12

D the F, your Parkrun is Poole Park isn't it? I would like to run it one day soon. Maybe late spring/early summer.

02/02/2013 at 15:44

Poole or Southampton.  Very fast in Southampton. 

Can't believe you've never parkrun'd Dave.

I've stuck 15 milers in between my 20s, Susan.  Spose doing 18, then 20 and 20 then 18 is quite tough. We'll see.

My Garmin conked out after today after an hour. I obviously didn't get it charging properly last night. So worked out how long I needed to run for to do about 16.  Had already arranged with AR and J that if I got to 16 and was a couple of miles from home someone would come and get me. (was guessing a bit with my route planning). But I didn't reeeeally know how far I'd been and thought I was running quite slowly so ran home. Worked out it was 17.5 in about 3 hours.

Well pleased with that and was ok, but my poor little legs felt every step on the road for the last three miles or so. They're just not used to it.  But that's why we're training, eh?

And what a beautiful day to be outside.


02/02/2013 at 15:45

Dave - are you going to do the xc at Salisbury on SAturday? (9th i think). Last of the season. Good course. Is always sunny.

Mens race is the last of the day so you get lots of cheers. J will be doing it.


02/02/2013 at 16:44
18, 20, 20, 18 in consecutive weekends ?
02/02/2013 at 16:45
On i pad so have no smiley faces with eyebrows going up into hairline but please insert one at the end of my last post ....
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!


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