Blisters - committed to HM long before we got the wedding invite although with a race weekend before and after could easily have foregone that race.Cape Wrath Mara (my first and only) was also followed by a ceilidh and my wife's target for me was not any set time but to be still able to do a strip the willow after completing the marathon - I did 12 mile race next weekend also has a post race ceilidhRFJs - good running - a nice touch Mrs RFJ taking away silverware in her first halfPammie - well doone
Pammie: just noticed Ceal's LFoM WAVA! Tom: if you are ever in London at lunch time on the last Friday of the month...
Alehouse Yes she had a extremely good race this month
TR: I followed your advice and rode the bike as if I had stolen it. Feck me, that was a push. Glad that there was Mr White Bike to chase. He reckoned that I just charged away ahead of him in the run. I know that my running is WAAAAAAY off pace. Well spotted. The swim has got more to come, there are easy gains there.
RFJ: Now that is what I call a good race, and one that you should be proud of. Yes it was up and down, but that’s what makes them interesting. I’m especially pleased that you had a realistic target time and that there was a game plan appropriate for it. Your attitude to the way that the race developed showed a very mature attitude and a strong will. It appears that you were mentally in control all the way through to the finishing line. If you can do 1:26 on a rolling course, then with the same fitness level you can do better on a flatter one. (Thinks) Stroud,Bath, dunno aboutReading. FS Oxford’s flat, there MUST be another out there. BTW, what you called as cutting it fine, I called carefully managed. Shoot too hard, blow up, big embarrassment.
Pammie: I’ve looked at those splits, and you will need to apologise for that one at 5:34. NOT acceptable. What were you thinking? Seriously, that was another well planned and well executed delivery. Others might have been slightly annoyed about the club “manager” mis-counting the number of entrants (what else do they do?) but you appeared to be sanguine about it. That moves you well up the ladder of people I respect.
Marders: Now there’s a bloke. I raced him once. He lapped me at Abingdon Marathon as I was jogging along with Plodding Hippo at the back. OK, so I did put a spurt on for a chat, but lasted barely 100m at the pace he was cracking out. He won it in 2:23 or something. That’s close to a National vest.
Other Half: Now that is what I call a plan that involves a whole life balance.
OKTraining (!) An hour at the swimming pool, with evil drills and sessions devised by an IronMan with a calf injury and a vendetta. Not many there, so we all got heavy scrutiny on stroke pattern and stuff. As a result I now have several muscle tightness areas that I am trying to relax with Hobgoblin and Talisker.
Nice post, Blisters. And I trust that they are not in the same glass.
Postie - nice long run.
Lyrics - yes.
Blisters - sounds like you had fun and are loving this new adventure.
RFJ - good work getting under 90 minutes and well done to Mrs RFJ.
Pammie - good on you - you're back!!
Why: marathon training
Good running everyone
Tom he did. They did indicate there would be one next year = hope so
Blisters - I know bad of me think i was thinking about the approaching drinks station
Blisters - when you get fitter, you will find that as a novice cyclist you dont yet have the legs to use the aerobic engine that running has given you, so you can afford to smack the bike as your legs wont let you ruin your run too much. I'm still not yet at the point of having to hold back on the bike at 1/2 IM, so anything below that and it really is ride it like you stole it. Fortunately cycling (esp turbo) seems to have a positive effect on running too. I surprised myself with an ok 1/2 mara last week off not much summer running.Keep plugging away, the journey is a rewarding one when you see swim and bike gains. I still get a wibble on in the water every race (not that I do many), but giving in to it would be more of a wibble. After all QLF.
Tom - no not Rotorua, Auckland marathon 28 October.
evening all, late post to congratulate Blisters on the silly stuff, RFJ (& Mrs) on the targets nailed and silverware and to Pammie on a well paced race, nice one!London with the family today, but back at a sensible hour so 8miles tempo(ish) at last light in just over an hour (60:15) - happy with that after yesterdays 14miler.
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