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29/03/2014 at 11:06

Sounds like a reasonable test Mace.  Much better than my 10 miles at MP, which, surprise surprise I managed to get within a few seconds of target.

I seem to have put on about 3lb since the top trump table started, now about 11-10.  .

Eight miles this morning with the final mile at MP.  Hip seems to have almost cleared completely - barely noticeable.

29/03/2014 at 11:15

Excellent news about the hip, Lou!

In other news, P&D said to do a short 'tune-up' race today, and SG said to do a parkrun if I felt like it this close to marathon day. I wore a yellow vest, and I ran it in 18:37.

29/03/2014 at 11:25

Yellow vest - works every time. 


29/03/2014 at 11:28
Well of course you'll nick my top trump if you cheat and wear yellow Excellent time, well done and I hope those 4 seconds hurt ( edit : as much as my 11 did at Lydd )

Lou - top news on the hip, really pleased for you. I've added you to my "favourite runners" on the Brighton App. Have you got it ? Hopefully catch up with you at some point on the day.
Edited: 29/03/2014 at 11:31
29/03/2014 at 12:01
mace wrote (see)
I hope those 4 seconds hurt.

Well - let's just say my sprint finish was not as sprinty as last time.

Possibly also due to the fact that I did an accidental Samir at the start and led for the first few hundred metres while trying to find my pace - I was caught out by the old 'checking your watch too early' mistake, when your garmin hasn't quite caught on to the fact that you're moving and is giving you a pace somewhere in between the 0 m/m you were doing just now and the 4:55 m/m you've accidentally sprinted off at. So you think you're being sensible, and then a few hundred metres on you realise that you're being an IDIOT. That is why my mile splits were 5:47 (oops), 6:00, 6:03, and 5:46 for the final 0.13 of a mile.

29/03/2014 at 12:09

Heck of a good time there, and this little gaggle of pbs you've hit, 2x5K and HM, mean that you'll be going into the marathon both in top shape physically, and mentally.


29/03/2014 at 14:00
Well done Lit, almost mirrors my run a few weeks back, apart from the last mile
29/03/2014 at 14:10

My bonkers first mile is actually concealing a more bonkers first 400m. The rest was pretty even, I think, which is how I avoided the 'dying at the end' finale. 

29/03/2014 at 14:15
Bonkers first 400m is what Parkrun is all about.
29/03/2014 at 14:21

Really Lou? I thought it was all about taking part, and magic-making.

29/03/2014 at 14:35
It's all things to all men (and women). Apart from winning: it's definitely not about winning.
29/03/2014 at 14:40

I did win, though (1st female).

29/03/2014 at 14:44
You've changed your tune now. What was your overall position?
29/03/2014 at 14:51
Well done on making some magic Lit - you and Mace swapping gold cells at moment.
29/03/2014 at 14:59

7th overall - much better quality field than a fortnight ago when 19:12 was good enough for 4th.

Skinny - I need to bolster my gold cell count for when Mace nicks my marathon one next week. Do I get new WAVA?

Edited: 29/03/2014 at 15:05
29/03/2014 at 15:22
It's getting competitive!

Mace - I've added you on the Brighton app. I'll let you know what my start/finish plans are. Should be near enough to find one another at some point.
29/03/2014 at 18:18

17 mile LSR, Richard. This is supposed to be the day after doing a race (or timed run) for this 'tired legs' effect that people talk about. My legs feel great though.

29/03/2014 at 19:06

For some reason, reading about tired legs, made me remember a few years back, doing a hilly half marathon on the sunday, and then racing a 5k on the Tuesday evening.

Was touch and go all day Tuesday, as my legs were sheer DOMS. However, a stack of deep heat, and loads of will made it fine, and usual kind of time.

That was the days when I was bound by our ridiculous club championship...15-18 events each year that you had to do to compete.

29/03/2014 at 19:45

Ridiculous! I mean, who'd bother doing loads of bootleg random races just to compete in a club championship...

29/03/2014 at 19:57

The bit you forgot, was to actually win yours to justify it

The Bogs Dollocks MT 7.3miler really wasn't worth your time.

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