Sunday 20th April

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20/04/2008 at 21:04

Trini and Sportaloo - good running.

Thanks for the congrats etc., although I feel a bit of cheat as, on reflection, I don't think I put as much effort into today's run as I could have.  I suppose that posting a time like I did is rather encouraging on that basis, but I feel like I should have tried harder.

In a feat of good organisation and efficiency, Highworth Running Club have already posted the results.  Apparently, I came 117 out of 434 finishers.  That's almost into the top quarter - I've never come close to that before!!!  If I'd run 15 seconds quicker, I'd have reached that landmark!

On reflection, I ran a pretty good time without trying too hard, which is encouraging when I think about the Tewkesbury Half in 3 weeks.  I was comfortable getting to the 4M mark at 7.12 pace and could have kept going at that speed if it wasn't for the big hill that got in the way.  Even then, I finished at well under 10k PB pace.  On a flat course, who knows what I could have done?

20/04/2008 at 21:09
Hi all,

Back home in Cornwall (yay!). I've been plagued by headache and fatigue (Cambridge really took it out of me- not enough sleep and too much work) so no running for me for 4 days now, what with a planned rest day as well. Tomorrow will be better.

Looks like lots of good things happened at FLM, congrats to all for getting through! When I saw the runners come through in thick packs I vowed I won't run that one without due consideration to pros and cons of a big event. I like the low-key events we have here in Cornwall, where we all know one another

FL: sorry to hear about the illness. Ginger is great for funny stomach feelings, so tuck in.
IM: sorry to hear about bf problems, good to hear you enjoy the US.

Congrats to all for PBs and runs and races, special mention to RFJ junior!

Normal service to resume tomorrow
20/04/2008 at 21:23
How fast do you need to run to get fluffy toilets then - I'll be the grand old age of 41 soon?

I knew I wouldn't be able to get near the toilets at FLM so I just carried around an empty Powerade bottle with me this year (slightly wider neck - not that I need it), every time I needed a tinkle I sneaked my bottle up my shorts and topped it up, poured it out on the grass, ready for later.

This meant I never had to tinkle during the race. It took me until about 4pm to feel the need.
Blisters    pirate
20/04/2008 at 21:37

9 (*estimated) miles in 1:05 easy running. Normally a tempo session, but didn't feel like it. Pleasant enough though. Am still wearing my finisher's T shirt to prove that I'm 'ard. It'll be old hat by Monday.

Nice run SGQ, I almost contemplated joining you before a reality check struck home.

Got a thumping great bill from D1's swimming club. It makes our sport look cheap. In fact, it makes golf look cheap. Perhaps I should persuade her to take up helicopter flying or offshore power boating?

TR- I think that the answer is 2:45 unless you chop off your willy, when it's 3:15.

20/04/2008 at 21:37
Bit of a read back:

clink hey that's a bit of a good time yesterday. Surely no probs cracking 21 once you find a pothole free course. Mmm, splits are strange - nearly a minutes difference between ks 3 and 4 on what I presume is a flattish course? LOL to "gonna use my arse", I love the Pretenders (now there's a surprise) but Chrissie Hynde can be a bit difficult to decipher - especially on that first album.

IronMel Congratulations on a smashing PB on your wonderfully named race. You managed in a de-wheeled state after all. Yeah, a real something to prove sort of day I guess, it sounds pretty determined from start to finish, from the long car journey right through to the final sprint. And Virginia sounds idylllic, now your heart belongs to the place itself rather than just someone who lives there perhaps?

Tigger'smate Great new game. Daisy vapours from me to to the distance of course.

NZC Lovely story about you and your daughter sharing spikes.

RFJ Nice work you and Junior both.

M Action packed weekend then. Too right you will need to taper properly for the Nelson Half. That's a 'targeted' race for you isn't it? And great that Dick Quax could talk as well as he could run. Not all great athletes are very good speakers. Surprise surprise. Yawn yawn more likely.

Night nurse LOL at 5 miles hardly worth getting changed for. You would so NOT like my sort of training. There is an awful lot of changing shoes and taking layers of clothing on and off. And all for a few 100 metres....

Trini and Sporta Crikey. Phew. Cor. Well done both.

Track this morning.
250 - 180 - 250 - 180 - 250
All outish. Lap walk recoveries.
No idea of times but first one slowest and creakiest, middle three quite pleased with and last one holding on but still quicker than the first. Tough session.

20/04/2008 at 21:51
2.45 ? No chance !

I'll chop off my willy - I don't need it.
20/04/2008 at 21:53
What: 14.05 miles (1:30/6:24 mile pace)
Why: I'd say it's getting back into long runs, as it is, but I could and do go longer.
Last hard: Probably today in some parts oddly
Last rest: Can't remember just now - a while, gladly.
20/04/2008 at 22:05
just a quick pop in, shattered, been studying hard.

What: 5 miles adm swim pm
why: entered a tri a tri
last hard: bike yesterday, wind in myface all the way, 20 miles
last easy: cyling round the block on a lovely bike that I must get !!
well done all racers, sorry I cant check back I am so behind on this thread, so much going on and so little time to come on here
Hipps, 3 maras in 8 days? Thud!
20/04/2008 at 22:06
tr, steady that sounds drastic!!!!
20/04/2008 at 22:08
Pinnacle Borealis 3.0 2008 Hybrid Bike

want this bike!!!

Edited: 20/04/2008 at 22:09
20/04/2008 at 22:13

fl, wish you better

ironmel, sorry to hear about your break up, never easy, but you sound as though you have a lovely life out there, keep strong

20/04/2008 at 23:11

TR - I think you'd miss it for quick directional tinkling...

20/04/2008 at 23:28

left this late, no time to read back....will do so tomorrow when I get time

fingers crossed, I may be a going concern again.

Managed 7 miles Friday night in something outside 51 mins; could feel the calf the following day though.

Tonight, got out and seemed to be moving OK without feeling the calf at all. So got greedy and went for 11.4, which I achieved in just over 84 mins. HR a bit high, but possibly because I might be carrying a mild bug (can feel something in the throat), plus there's no shortage of stress from other sources at the moment.

Calf being iced as a precautionary measure, but all being well, hope to bag some more cautious mileage tomorrow.

21/04/2008 at 07:39
TR - SPO would take on a new meaning...

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