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RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: Yesterday at 14:44

Thanks for the good wishes.Fingers crossed.

Barry-I think Abo will be the turning point for you-sub 3.15 next!-an excellent time despite the effect of the achilles injury and no calf niggles.Am I correct that you have a London place? Whats your thinking for that one? A mix of cycling swimming and runs looks good or are you doing the Furman method like Nell.Interestingly London doesnt fit into that list...Its not really one to PB at .

Re the achilles-Im convinced mine was caused by tight glutes,calf and hamstring and the achilles being weaker than the rest became the fall guy. Massage seems to have done the trick for me.

Looking at my 9 marathons my first was in 2006 ,London 3.26 and my best was Liverpool 2012, 3.09 so the gap for me is17mins.Im not sure I will get  another PB and my goals for London next year are 1. starting the race 2. Finishing 3.GFA-3.19.59. so I can do it again.

AA-when I read your post I was worried you were going to show us a pic of those blisters.You should be fully recovered for the next marathon ....not sure I would be mentally up to 2 so soon

Nell-I know you did a variation of Furman for York....what shedule did you use for your Spring Marathon-any chance you could share it with us/me.Thanks

Did a cheeky 10k on the TM earlier-felt fine apart from the trapped nerve in my neck caused by the whiplash effect when my head hit the wooden floor.


RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 21:24

Pink- glad you enjoyed Abo. Must have got you twitching to join in. Tough swim session. It's odd posting non running on a running forum 

Nell- no harm fully recovering. Continue basking in the glory of that great race.I'm not just itching ,I'm scratching like mad too. Wonder what the consultant will say tomorrow. Hope he doesn't want lots of scans and tests.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 15:49

Barry -great team pic-I recognised you by your new black trainers

Chick -this stormy weather isnt great to run in so good stuff getting out there

Continuing my taking it easy policy...did swim 2k yesterday and today though to tick over

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 10:42

Barry-very good pacing yesterday -those last 6 were always going to be tough in view of your lay off , the heat and wind,tri training notwisthstanding.Your time also shows the benefits of mixing running with swimming and cycling.Another couple of 16-20 milers and who knows what you might have done. Great for your confidence and sets you up nicely for London. It makes me wonder what I might have done ...though it wouldnt have been pretty.

AA-excellent performance yesterday.A nice warm up for the next 26.2. Why you would want to dop another so soon only you will know.

Cooks-another fine race and after a lnog drive too. Are you in London next year?

Nell -you're entitled to have a sore head now and again

Free-you are building up those LRs very efficiently-a nice base for Spring marathons

O4S-congrats on grinding out 50 miles on Saturday-very brave and inspiring.


RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 15:26
Brilliant Barry. Time to celebrate.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 12:27
Should see some finishers soon. Hoping all has gone well . It's warm here
Chick -a change is as good as a rest. Sounds like a great break .
Watching the Sunday runners here is getting my legs twitching .

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 21:31

AA,Cooks,Barry....what Kiwi said...nail it! 

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 18:28
AA and Barry - I'm not rushing. Appointment Wednesday. I can feel your pre race nerves from here....(and yours Cooks).
One benefit of this lay up is that my niggly Achilles seems to have cleared up. Can you call my black out a running injury? I was on the way to the front door to collect my new running shoes from the delivery guy when it happened.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 13:46

Nell- great report. Very impressive splits too. Bet you've looked at them and worked out where you can shave off seconds and minutes to get even closer to sub3. When will you do your next marathon? Pity about the upset stomach ,maybe think about having breakfast earlier to allow it to digest. Did you have porridge with milk? Try it with water instead ? The Hansons plan definitely worked for you. Congrats again. Oh yes I didn't think you'd be up to drinking much. 

O4S-50????-just hope my return is as awe inspiring ...no chance. Enjoy the race and good luck 

AAAnd Barry - you're looking good for Abo. Who cares if it rains 

Pink- enjoy the sky ride and watching Abo.Loowing forward to seeing the pics

Free- running welL there 

still recovering here so no running...I fact doing nothing . might start again gently next week though maybe I should wait until I've seen the consultant


RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 14:31

Nell-outstanding run in York even with 2 pit stops.All that hard work was well rewarded.Look forward to your report.Hope you celebrated in style-there are a lot of pubs in York

AA-though Im sure you are well versed in all remedies pre marathon maybe a massage will help with thatPF. Since I have been having a regular massage my niggles improved a lot.I decided that it was better to try to treat the whole body not just the bit that hurt.So you are another fainter...I guess I can regard that as reassuring for me at least

O4S-Ive had other dizzy spells in the past but this was a bit different and not very distinct warning signs.I know what to look out for now.Anyway think its time to replace all the wood floors with thick soft pile carpets.I thought patience wasnt a major part of your character unlike meso well done getting all that done in a state of discomfort and frustration

Pink-very nice 5 miler

Free-yes the decision was made for me. Excellent 16 miler

Thanks for the good wishes after my black out.Saw Gp today who feels its situational syncope (overdoing it,inadequate diet,dehydration,resting followed by sudden activity)which is ok but will need some tests to rule out anything more sinister.Im not up to training at the moment which confirms that it wasnt the most pleasant of experiences


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