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RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 22:43
Hi Nell. Interesting you are moving into trail running. I did a trail marathon in June and enjoyed it especially as the time became irrelevant when I got lost. Lots of water and mud and comradeship . I've even bought trail shoes and am looking forward to trying them in a race. My recent trip to the south of France was a non running event. Too hilly hot and indulgent. Well done getting out there. Will we see you in London in April? Yes hip still an issue and now ITB playing up. I blame cycling for my tri recently. Amsterdam is on my list. Friends live there but not this year possibly next year
AA- how's the taper for your Oly going?
Barry- ready to run yet
Bro- very impressive Strava stuff - next challenge?
Reached the end of my stay in Spain. 35 miles of running in stupid temperatures , 25 of them on sand. Hoping this will toughen me up a bit . The bit of sea swimming I did must have as I was battered by big waves . Looking forward to the rain and wind of home and some Autumn challenges. First stop will be a sports massage to fix my right side

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 16/08/2016 at 10:05
Carrot- hello stranger. Good marathon choice. Hope the flare up is just a niggle
AA-impressive swims and rides. A couple of ykw s will sharpen up your speed on the back of those long rides and LRs.
Barry- good idea fixing that hip . A rest won't hurt anyway.
Only managed 30 miles last week after a trip away and other things. My bike swim bike session went pear shaped after the pedal on my 30 year old bike snapped off. Do you think I can get a refund? 16 miles Sunday mix of terrain and 6 progression run on the beach yesterday.
Now suffering with pain and stiffness to the top of my right calf. I think it's a form of hamstring tendinitis. Don't really want to rest it but may have to.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 12:49
AA-great bike ride the legs will recover. Surely Boston and London in a week was tougher? No chance of a 100 -not enough brownie points with Mrs 2O.Enjoy the practice.
If it's any consolation my legs are mashed too after my 20m LR -first for 4 weeks-last night . Rest today but already guilty about it

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 04/08/2016 at 10:25

AA-thinking of one in Sept/Oct but struggling to see how it will fit in with other things Iife has thrown in my way.I met some 100 marathon clubbers at the Trail Marathon I did in July and follow some of them on Strava-its unnerving to watch them knocking out 42k runs every week or so . Anyway the plan is to start training for London Oct/Nov.Looks like you are coping ok with the hammy niggle. I'm resigned to living with the tightness in my hip. Your plan for the next few months looks fun.

Had decided to rest yesterday but couldn't resist a 5m recovery run -I hate them



RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 10:11

AA-nice bricks and swims.Do both the Sportive and marathon.Good prep for London next year.Another LR must be due?

Barry-bored with the boxed set yet?Cant see you chilling much longerPretty happy with my times.Need more bike work-I've only been on the road with my bike 4 times this year and that includes two tris.I mentioned a Half to my mate on Sunday but he didnt seem impressed-he took 32 mins longer than me.

To sum up the last few days-


Saturday-YKW-20.55 not raced but 3rd for age and 13th overall

Sun-Salford Tri

Mon-10.5m on TM

Tues-12m MLR

My body says it needs a rest but after my tri and the mini taper for it I felt guilty that I'd neglected my running a bit so will try and get a few more miles in.

Looking at a 5m trail race later this month as I need to stop avoiding hills.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 18:24
Happy today with my first Oly tri at Salford . Swim 32.51 T1 3.04 Bike 1.20 T2 1.27
Run 43.30 total 2.39.32 152nd and 9th in the 50+ category. Great fun. More to follow

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 28/07/2016 at 14:31

Barry-Think the cool weather training of home is preferable.My hip has got worse and it seems no coincidence that this has happened with the extra cycling/spinning etc I've been doing.Maybe cycling is just not for us? I'm just looking to get round the Oly though sub 3 would be nice. Another IM? Crazy-Outlaw or Bolton? Must be hard to motivate yourself back into the game..enjoy the rest and don't worry about losing fitness -you have bags to spare.

AA-That hammy has been annoying you for a while- any theories as to what's going on?I wouldn't worry about speed work if you can ramp up the miles though your niggle might complicate things

Winding down for Sunday-1500m pool swim and 21k bike on Tues-cycling on resurfaced gravel is not fun!-,Brick session yesterday 6.5k wattbike 3.25k TM at near HM pace twice.,1200m swim today. Weather looking good for Sunday.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 10:54

AA-good to see you back in LR territory- dont you think its harder psychologically to go back there than stay ticking over with them every couple of weeks?A few more LRs and you'll be back in marathon shape.The trip in April was planned that way and also to force me to rest.This one was part of our Summer hols.

Barry-my cycling friends swear by flat coke-do you use diet or regular?Any post race blues? Looking forward to hearing more about your race day experiences. Is that your slowest/toughest marathon? Next goal?

Managed a few runs and exercise bike sessions whilst away but need to up the workrate a bit really.Swimming was tough as the pool is very small and the sea had some big waves and a strong undertow-surprising for the Med. As an example in an 800 m swim in one direction 400m took me just over 7 mins going back the other way nearly 12 mins!

Just over 13.5 miles last night 7.28 mm av .Happy with that and nice to run in a cool climate and off sand.

My friend called my bluff and now we are both signed up to do the Salford Tri Olly distance on Sunday. Nervous as never done that distance before and am expecting to struggle on the bike.


RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 08:46
Barry- amazing. You deserve that IM title, all that hard work paid off nicely. Next one will be easier and faster ! Sorry I didn't wish you good luck as for some reason I thought it was next week.
Enjoying a bit of sun and sangria - first run for a week today . 7m on the beach. Golf next.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 13/07/2016 at 10:47

AA-you have lots of time to knock off that pb! A wattbike is just a very expensive exercise bike the way I use it.

10k on tired legs last night finishing, after a warm up mile, at an av of 7.23mm.


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