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13/07/2012 at 14:05

Jeremy - I've been lazy lately too. 50k this Sunday will tell me how bad its got....

I can't imagine being up to UTMB, especially training in Essex, but I quite fancy trying CCC. Maybe....

WiB
13/07/2012 at 14:07

SB - I think the Thames Trot does the 2nd half of the course in reverse?!

WiB
13/07/2012 at 14:22

Cheers WIB, did the TT50 this year and signed up for next year too as a good refresher.

13/07/2012 at 15:58
SB I am doing the Toad as a recce but have not done it before but did the same companies Pilgrims challenge in Feb and thought they were good. Will go fairly slow to get a good handle on the course.
17/07/2012 at 09:41

Jeremy the Toad is really enjoyable and Neil and Anna will look after you well !

17/07/2012 at 12:54

Excellent news, because i just entered too!

Thought it'd be the idea recee spread over 3 days. Maybe a little soon for me but i'm sure i'll get round.

25/07/2012 at 21:24

Impressed by how quickly its filled up. All the rave reports from this year clearly did the trick! Not entered for next year in the end as going to try other stuff.

Recommned doing recces (especially after Reading) if you can. Dorney lake section probably a bit busy over the next few weeks!

28/07/2012 at 23:28

I think the quality of the operation that Centurion are putting on and the lack of other quality 100milers means a real rush to sign up if something gets good reviews as TP100 did. I am signed up again for 2013. Be nice to get another sub 24hr buckle, but finishing (as always) will be top priority.

30/07/2012 at 09:48

I did the Adidas thunder run on the weekend as part of a pair (but not my original partner who had to drop out with an injury), so i did a majority of the laps. Managed 15 10k loops in under 19hrs, which i think is 93miles ish!? Feel very chuffed with that esp after not doing much between now and the UTSW. My partner did 6 loops, so we had a good total of 21

17/08/2012 at 11:47

Sorry, using this thread to talk about the Toad too... for those who have done it or doing it...

Is there a convienent free place to park up at the end, to then hop on a train back to Oxford for the start? If not, it seems like train, train and train for the weekend... pricey these days!

17/08/2012 at 11:51

Its a leisure centre Superglue so you could probably park up.

 

20/08/2012 at 10:32

Cheers HTA, think i may try this.

06/09/2012 at 09:00
I have been looking at training plans. Some have back to backs up to 30/20 which I feel is a bit much while others have lsr and some medium mid week runs.
I had kind of planned maintaining my mileage 50-75 mpw with a 30-35 mile run every second week but wonder if this is enough?
I know I know we are all different what works for one etc etc
06/09/2012 at 11:39
Jeremy - not sure I'm qualified to comment yet .... Are you planning on doing your B2B Comrades too ? I'm not sure yet, but I'm hoping they are far enough apart to make that an option ?
06/09/2012 at 11:57

I would dearly love too Kevin but my work schedule means I am "on" over Comrades so can't. I will still go back for an up run someday - hopefully 2015 and try for a sub 8 or maybe even a silver .
I certainly think the TP and Comrades are far enough apart to be doable!
20 miler yesterday and no aches or stiffness today so will do club run tonight. Looking forward to Toad and will maintain long runs of 30+ from that until TP all being well!

26/09/2012 at 16:30

Well did Toad Chalenge - I can see how the last part to Oxford can be pretty muddy, will be tricky in the dark too. Rest of it not too bad and fairly easy to follow - but blimey there are a lot of gates!! (Not too many stiles though)

26/09/2012 at 16:50

You'd have to be fairly speedy to get to that muddy last part in the dark

It is quite eerie running in the dark with just the distant clanging of gates to break the silence (that and the geese who never seem to sleep).

26/09/2012 at 17:01
Dougie Doonhamer wrote (see)

It is quite eerie running in the dark with just the distant clanging of gates to break the silence (that and the geese who never seem to sleep).

That sentence just brought it all back to me and gave me the shivers .

The night was so peaceful and calm, and the gate noise actually quite reassuring that you were not completely alone out there.

27/09/2012 at 10:31

Hi JeremyG, I was at the toad too and am doing the TP100, i think we chatted briefly on the first day run a bit (did u have the Grizzly T-shirt on?). You were a little fast for me n my mate then so we dropped back. You had a great run!

27/09/2012 at 11:21
Hi SB yes that was me in the Grizzly T - yes I was quite pleased with how it went. You had a good run too, definitely worth doing to recce the course. See you at TP100!
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