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RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 22:34

Carrot- good luck in the XC championship 

Nell- 21kmph - I'd have been thrown off....as a goalkeeper running wasn't necessary back in my day . Good tempo 

DD- hills and pole dancing...the new duathlon ?

O4S- rather you than me doing 30miles. Enjoy. 

Oomp- keep going. 

17.4 miles on the TM today after a 4 hour drive back from the Midlands ,av8.08mm bringing up this weeks total to 51 ( all on the TM) Off for some altitude training (skiing ) tomorrow so it's good that next week is a drop down (fall down??)week . Plan to do more running outside next month .

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 18:59
Minni- looks like you've found your tri club. Never done that technical swim stuff myself-probably why I'm same speed now as when 10
Barry - cracking 10 miler. You must be struggling to contain your confidence .good swim too. Not taken long to get up to 2k. I'm struggling to keep swimming up
with marathon training. I'm still a way off full fitness. I guess I'm trying to shock
Myself back to where I was. It's tough

Just under 7 miles today av 7.15mm

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 10:43

O4S-sorry,I'm standing on the naughty step(if thats allowed today) You need to put more effort into your training, what a lazy few days you've hadThink DD could be chair of the board.Im sending you positive wishes re ear.

Nell-you guys up there are made of tough stuff.Iwould have been in ski gear for that run

Free-you are right- in my view its lots of miles sprinkled with tempo runs that does the trick (hope so, as thats my overall plan)

DD-what is it with you and 04S and the love of mud.Good going getting out in that stuff.Hope work doesnt interfere too much

Chick-did any rabbits help keep you up on the ice?I didnt redo the intervals as you will have guessed. I've seen TMs that go up to and over 18kmph but wouldnt dare trying one out

8m steady(slow) and 1mile swim yesterday.



RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 18:36

Barry- yes I had shock wave therapy. I was lucky it was paid for by BUPA but believe it is costly and not everyone is convinced it actually works . It worked for me in both Achilles as far as I can tell .I think AA had it for a different injury. FWIW in my view often Achilles problems arise due to other muscles from the back down being too tight and ,the Achilles being a weak spot gives way. Then the problem there is made worse by doing eccentric heel drops before the initial injury has fixed. Hope your not seeing a return of AT symptoms 

AA- it's absolutely essential to do lots of down hill runs for Boston. More important than uphill. If you can't do them get a friend to hit your thighs with a baseball bat. 

Chick- well done with the shuffle 

Carrot- Parsnips time was awesome 

DD- big mileage. Are you having a few weeks off ? 

20k on the TM today including  5x1k at15kmph . Thought I'd done well until I reread my schedule afterwards and they should have been miles. 

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 10:36

Chick-Im trying to get back to 2kg nearer racing weight having lost lots with the flu ...and,sadly, the strength that went with it.Im near my post Boston weight which is skeletal according to my family so I'm taking a glass of protein shake before bed everynight for the next few weeks.

Minni-Cant wait for you to reveal all about the tri club-their members are different animals to runners. Looks like all my family do or have run -just need to get Mrs 2O back to doing the odd 5k-YKWs are the target.

AA-Ive never lost a toe running -maybe its because I wear running shoes half a size too big? Horrible session by you today-that would see me injured pretty quickly though I need to get some speed in my legs. Have you tweaked your training plan to accomodate the gradiants of the Boston course?

Carrot-Im not surprised your legs felt battered after that HM

O4S-my No1 son might just trump your feet-trench foot,4 toe nails fallen off ,blood blister under big toe nail which has half disintergrated.He'd easily get the part of an Ork in Lord of The Rings

Nell-how often do you change your trainers? im forever buying new ones and using a couple of pairs over the week.

Barry-good idea to heed the warning signs.

Free- you have lots of LRs in the bank and thats another good one deposited

10k yesterday.Decided not to swim last night.


RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 21:51

DD- well done getting that 16 done. Easy from now on.

Barry- carrot is right ...very fast 20. outstanding runs by this week (every week it appears) Just don't F!!k it up in the coming weeks 

AA- impressive intervals. 

Kiwi- good going ..it's coming together 

Carrot-88 min HM and a stonking pb. Great stuff 

pink- you'll have no trouble in open water. In fact you'll love it. Nice 10 by the way

like DD ,16 for me today but a minute a mile slower than Barry's pace for his 20. First 7.5 ran with Miss2O at about 9.15 mm and the  rest alone and faster which was ok. 51 miles for the week. 


RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 12:00

O4S- count me in for your trip please. 30% finished the Spine race. Imagine that statistic applied to VLM. 

AA/Minni/DD-tumble turns usually result in a stomach full of water for me . Anyway many pool tris ban them for safety reasons 

DD- building your weekly runs up nicely 

Nell- I always smile when the gyms empty in Feb. They fill up again in May ready for the Sumner hols. 

AA- jealous here of your impressive LRs. 20 seems a long way off but I guess it's only in my mind 

Barry- cant be bad doing 15mikes faster than MP this early. 

5.5 miles today including a YKW. 21.14 , a minute slower than the last one In Nov. looks like I've got a lot of work to do. 

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 21:50

Chick-very pleased you are cleared to run again. I know how much of a worry all that must have been-don't give up on 3.15 either. It's still there to do 

Minni- doubt he'll do the Spine again as he didn't enjoy all the faff of map reading and using compasses and there was too much walking. The extreme conditions weren't a problem tho. Great to see your positivity. We all come back from injury. The GNR wouldn't be the same without you

Nell- I can't cope with the intensity of P&D though I do adapt my schedule to incorporate some of their routines. Not a pleasant 5 for you there 

O4S- variety is the spice of life and spinning spices it up no end. I've neglected mine to up my running mileage..pity as it toughens up my ski legs too which I will need in a few weeks 

Pink- the TRI will be a breeze for you. Just practise transitions and you will nail it . I guess you are doing tumble turns well now. That's one skill too many for me to take on at my age. 

Barry- that's a fast 400 and you're only going to get quicker. Speedy 5 too 

20k today av 7.43 though the last 5 miles were at MP and didn't feel too bad. The rest yesterday obviously made a difference. Must allow more rest time in my training I think. 



RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 22:35

DD- that's a fast 7 for an old fella

Oomp- don't recall any of your recent marathons being straightforward .Good on you sticking with P&D tho. Beer and chocs are essential nutrition 

Nell- no it won't be long but I'm conscious that I need to be careful too. Careful on that ice 

18k today - bit of a struggle but ready for rest day tomorrow. 

Rescued No1 from Hawes on the top of the North Yorks Dales this evening . Bit dodgy in the driving horizontal snow and icy roads ,nor the best recovery after today's run. Why anyone would want to run up there in that is the question .

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 23:15

Oomp-!good to see you back. Look at the RW sub 3.15 schedule. It's not as tough and you should be able to pick it up from here . What have you been up to?

DD- you've got a tough few months ahead. still cycling lots too? Talking of youngsters My No 2 is doing VLM ,no 3 is doing a 10k end of the month and HM end of March ...he's 17 stone rugby player so long runs don't come easy. No4 is doing TRI training at school. Think I'm going to be knocked off my roost pretty soon. Nice 6

O4S- knew you'd like the idea of the Spine Race. No 1 spent last night sleeping under an agricultural trailer in a farmyard . He gave up because of trench foot. Looks disgusting in the pics .Good tempo tonightt

10k progressive in 46 mins after work then 2k swim later. Will sleep well after that. 


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