Alistair Fitzgerald

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Just a Little Bit Further - 2014

Posted: Today at 16:23

Franny-Well done on your 10 milers and that speed work. I hope your search for the missing is successful we hear from Loula on FB,but, I miss the days of you two trashing the countryside and causing mayhem and general misbehaviour!!! I did a run on Wednesday and average 8.33 minute miles over 6 miles and yesterday 8.13 minute miles over 4 miles. Just a slow 6 miler today with the ladies. Am intending to make my park run debut tomorrow.... if I don't have too much of the vino tonight!!!! Franny you can cope with a trail run and the hills!!!

Jude-How did your run go on Thursday? Fingers crossed it wen well.

MC-Enjoy 1/2 term.. a much needed rest. Have you enjoyed your 1st term at new school?

Bye for now everyone and enjoy friday.

Just a Little Bit Further - 2014

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 15:37

Hi all,

Our thread seems to be on it's last legs... 

Jude-Hope your heel gets better soon. A month is a long way so don't get too het up about it. As long as you get one more confidence boosting long run done in the next two weeks I am sure you will be fine. If you did a 22 miler 3 weeks ago you will be ok.

My 10 mile race was enjoyable,but, I simply don't have speed in my legs. My best 10 mile time is 77 minutes and I maanged 86 on Sunday. So my average mile was 8.42- normally in races of that distanced i would hope to be nearer 8 minutes.  

For the last month I have been struggling to get sub 9 minute miles. Really hope the speed comes back soon.

6 miles this morning & boot camp.

Just a Little Bit Further - 2014

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 08:48


5 am in the morning MC- That is dedication. I don't think we realise how much long runs take it out of you. I am still feeling slow and tired after my exertions the Sunday before last. Managed to persuade myself to do 2 6 milers this wek and justy about broke the sub 9 minute mile. Still feel jaded and dare I say it slightly out of love with runnibg at the moment. Anyway off to club run in a mo & haev a 10 mile race on Sunday where I expect to be rubbish & beaten by lots of the girles!!  

Franny - well done on your 10 miler and great Park Run. May get off my backside and make my Park Run debut tomorrow week.

Bye for now...

Just a Little Bit Further - 2014

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 10:03

Well done MC. Sounds like a hard race especially in the fog. Shame about the fog as I suspect that it is quite a scenic marathon.

I haven't run since Friday- giving myself a little rest after last Sunday. Hoping to find some speed in my legs tomorrow and build up some mileage. Have a 10 mile race this weekend- not sure I am upto it as I don't want to get too slow a time.  


Just a Little Bit Further - 2014

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 13:18

Thanks Franny- My legs are still very achey went out this morning for a 3 miler - my 1st run - since Sunday and was struggling with 9.30 minute miles no speed in my legs at the moment. Will run with the ladies tomorrow and away for the weekend with Mrs AF to Cheltenham so no running until Monday. You did really well in Lisbon so taking 10-15 minutes off due to heat easy sun 1.50! Back is getting better. Meant to have a 10 mile race on Sunday week- but unless I get some speed in my legs I am not sure if I will do it.  

Just a Little Bit Further - 2014

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 13:43

Cheers everyone..... not changed my nind yet!!!!!! 

Best first ultra event........

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 17:15

Did my 1st ultra yesterday the Downs Link Ultra- 38 miles from Guildford to Shoreham. Very friendly,but, think marathons are long enough for me in the future!!

Just a Little Bit Further - 2014

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 12:01


Ultra's are hard work.....not doing one again...

My race was a 38 miler- the Downs Link Ultra- and I very nearly pulled out at 26.5 miles but encouragement from my laides at the running club kept me going. I had to walk the last 5 or so miles but finished in 7.50 which was a lot slower than I wanted. However, satisfied that I have completed it..will stick to marathons and 1/2 in the future.

Just a Little Bit Further - 2014

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 12:45

Hi All,

Franny-Enjoy the Lisbon Rock & Roll should be fun.

My back is going in the right direction just ran 3.2 miles on Saturday and 6 this morning. WiIl do a couple of 4 milers this week before Sunday. Really just to see if the mind and body are ok!!

MC-Hope you are ok/?

Just a Little Bit Further - 2014

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 15:59


not a good running week this week as a few niggles in back! 4.7 miles Monday then took two days off 6.5 yesterday which was slow and not entirely pain free, 6 this morning which was a tad better.

Next Sunday is my 38 miler & I feel incredibly under prepared. Local 1/2 marathon is on Sunday but I have decided to be sensible & not run.

Well done Frany on you running. Where is everyone?

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