Latest posts by Millsy

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Race Fees

Posted: 17/01/2017 at 21:56
There does seem to be more events / organisers that charge very high prices but you can just vote with your feet and sign up for the many club run events that are a lot cheaper. I think the Wokingham half was les than 25 quid for a very fast course with a top quality field. My local 50 has just been advertised at 27.

P&D spring marathon 2017

Posted: 17/01/2017 at 21:50
Some awesome weekend running going on from everyone.
Not much running done from my end. Spent all of Friday and Saturday in the pub, recovered Sunday and came down with a sore throat yesterday which has developed into a cold tonight after my easier than planned 9 miler. Hopefully will feel better tomorrow.

P&D spring marathon 2017

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 14:12
Very little running done at my end. Away with work all day Wednesday, didn't get back until late tast night so could only manage 6 miles. Too icy to risk a 5 miler this morning and I'm on a boys weekend now so will see how I feel Sunday evening.
Back on the plan from Monday.

P&D spring marathon 2017

Posted: 11/01/2017 at 06:32
I seem to be the only one that fits into the VLM t-shirts. The mediums have been ideal the last 2 years.

Saw a runner whilst en-route to the airport this morning at 5:15 and immediately thought of Tom. I'm not sure I could do that every day.

Rest day for me.

P&D spring marathon 2017

Posted: 10/01/2017 at 22:05
Well done on those who were LT'ing today. I've got the same session next Tuesday and it's already playing on my mind as will be after a very boozy weekend.

That's a very impressive day of milage Jooligan. Fast cumulative time as well!

I did 5 miles before work and 10 after (it's not in the book)

Sensible target time for London Marathon

Posted: 10/01/2017 at 20:48
Sounds like you have a decent level of ability and background. It will all depend on how training goes. I'd agree with all the above. Just focus on keeping those consistent 40 mile weeks going and then see where you are in March. A half towards the middle or the end will be a decent indicator.

P&D spring marathon 2017

Posted: 10/01/2017 at 13:08
Welcome back Westy and welcome to TrevO

I try and cut back on anything too spicy or high in fibre in the 48hrs before a big race. I also aim to have my biggest meals for breakfast and lunch the day before with a much lighter evening meal.

I have been using the ST5 Racers for tempo and speed work for the last year. I got on well with them but have worn the soles away on the forefoot.

Really going "off plan" this week. Am all over the country with work and social commitments from Weds to Sunday so am just trying to fit in as many miles in when time allows.

P&D spring marathon 2017

Posted: 09/01/2017 at 09:59

Thanks for your wonderful contribution.
What's worse LT or MLR?

P&D spring marathon 2017

Posted: 08/01/2017 at 16:32
Some great weekend running going on with some decent milage totals.
As much as I don't like doing the MP sessions I've found it interesting to see how they compare to previous years. Although yesterday's miles were slightly slower than planned they were still faster and more consistent than the same session for VLM 2015, where I set my current PB, so worrying about it even less now.

Re parkrun, it was rather stressful. Especially when the stopwatch only has room for 500 times. Luckily one of the other RDs offers to manually put in the other 41 times yesterday afternoon.

Can anyone recommend a 5k training plan?

Posted: 08/01/2017 at 09:25
Id agree with Clag. My PB had been stuck for 3.5 years until I got that book.
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Races that refuse to publish full results.

Anyone heard of this happening before? 
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Current issues with RW

Anyone else not able to access this one anymore?  
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How often do they change the requirements? 
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Being sent the wrong way.

Anyone know what the rules are?  
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How many pairs of runnin shoes do you own

How many is too many? 
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VLM 2013 GFA

Has anyone not received their form yet? 
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Is this a guaranteed place? 
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