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Monique    pirate
24/09/2013 at 00:08

before anyone asks I am still *technically* retired. bUt will be doing vit next year with NIcko and co. 

In the mean time how's this for a plan.  AS I have now have an aversion to competing and have only been doing occasional runs  without a watch. I have decided I can handle running provided I don't know how fast or how far I am going. So I am going to follow a marathon training schedule loosely and not use any watch, Garmin or similar. 

Monique    pirate
24/09/2013 at 00:11

Any suggestions for a February/march/ April marathon, preferably with no giant clocks . 

Doner Kebab    pirate
24/09/2013 at 00:45

Great plan, good to see youre back Mon, youre out of retirement and i just retired from tris - well for a year at least - concentrating on ultras. dont fancy T184 then

 

M...eldy    pirate
24/09/2013 at 00:49

Hello   

Milton Keynes marathon but I think that is in May some time ... you could pretend it was March tho

and I think FB holds the 'I'm retired' talking stick at the moment ... perhaps

Monique    pirate
24/09/2013 at 00:52

I am thinking Manchester or the track one at Telford.

Monique    pirate
24/09/2013 at 00:54

DK what is T184, I don't like the sound of it.

M...eldy    pirate
24/09/2013 at 00:54

Thats North innit  

Doner Kebab    pirate
24/09/2013 at 01:00

 its a proper run - from the thames barrier to the source in the coltswolds, 184 miles, self supported run 

 

Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
24/09/2013 at 06:08

Hi Monique, welcome back. I too run without any gadgets and just run for the pleasure of it. Still competing but no more IM.

meface    pirate
24/09/2013 at 07:43
LDWA 30 miler - they don't do clocks.
Tanners - January
Punchbowl - Feb
And many others.
Darkness    pirate
24/09/2013 at 08:03

I am planning on entering Manchester when I get my Dear John from London. Apparently flatter than a flat thing, not that you will be bothered about the time! Blackpool is on the same weekend but is a 2 loop course and you get abused by drunks still on their way home from the night before!

24/09/2013 at 08:07

Tanners is fantastic . Welcome back. 

seren nos    pirate
24/09/2013 at 08:14

can't thiok of many apart from llanelli.......

 

Have you seen the triathlon training camp in August.might give you a couple of easy training days 

WildWill    pirate
24/09/2013 at 08:22

Welcom back Mon

Hope    pirate
24/09/2013 at 08:30

Lovely to see you back Mon.

Monique    pirate
24/09/2013 at 08:33

Me face- done LDWA stuff before, not fancying off road, thinking road running is more the thing. 

Darkness, Manchester is looking likely, have done Blackpool twice, even won it once, I am one of those boring  been- there - done - that old farts that I used to detest.  This is part of the problem, since my retirement there is nothing new that  I really want to achIeve and can't face going over old ground, albeit more slowly. 

 I am looking for a different perspective. I have only ridden my bike twice this Summer Seren, once to support some colleagues doing a round the fire stations of Cheshire ride, and once to watch tour of Britain wihen another colleague who's getting into riding suggested it. The VIt seems perfect as it's more of a reunion than anything else. 

Symes    pirate
24/09/2013 at 08:34

Hey Mon, good to see you again, although obviously I can't see you.

There's always the Coventry Way (trails/road/towpaths/fields) in early April I think, a nice littel 40 miler, no clocks anywhere but plenty of snacks at the various checkpoints, occassionally found in people's front gardens. No official start time either, just tip up between 7 and 9.30 if I remember correctly.

Monique    pirate
24/09/2013 at 08:51

Hey Symes, how's it going with you?  I think marathon is at my limit of distance for the foreseeable future though snacks sound tempting.

24/09/2013 at 09:21

White Peak Mara is nice but it's May - no clocks though.   

cougie    pirate
24/09/2013 at 09:35
Yaay Mon ! I've missed you being at London. Welcome back !
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