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Posted: Yesterday at 21:02

JJ - i think you can get all the way to thelwall on the canal, it ends there though i think.  Pete is talking about the trans pennine which is more direct. its only set back ff the canal a little bit in Broadheath, you get on it through the little car park at the end of Atlatic street near the Bay Malton. shorter runs you can come off at the first bridge and back through dunham or you can carry on and come off at the rope and anchor and come back again through dunham. its a good route with plenty of options

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Posted: Yesterday at 16:22

gary - you ever done the Rivington trail half in October time?  I did it last year, was a fantastic run. 

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Posted: Yesterday at 15:41

I love hills but quite often dont have the time to drive to find any.  I keep meaning to head down to Macc and get on some of the trails that Iansi does but again im just struggling for time at the weekends currently.

gary - That loop is like a hotspot of my most ran roads

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Posted: Yesterday at 15:38

I'm a fan of the TPT, get on it at the bottom of Atlantic street and you can head for miles down the path.  Even in winter its still a pretty decent path.  There's also one of the best pubs around here (Rope and Anchor) if you decide you need a light refreshment

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Posted: Yesterday at 15:35

Canal paths - I do a bit but i have several gripes   Altrincham - Lymn, the paths arent great and during winter when its wet they are really bad for running on.  Altrincham - Brooklands - those new stones they have put down are a nightmare to run on, its like running in quicksand.  Once you get past brooklands up to the ransom is good surface but packed with dog walkers, kids and cyclists.  Past the ransom up to stretford is good, i like that part.  Past stretford you can no longer get past old trafford as its gated off, i sometimes follow the canal round to the left and go towards monton/Worsley but again its not the greatest paths.  Maybe im just picky

I quite often head down the mersey from Sale water park to Chorlton water park but in winter its not a nice run, quite easy to turn ankles in the mud trenches

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Posted: Yesterday at 11:07

RRR- For me the long bit yesterday was flixton road.  I forgot just how bloody long it is, it goes on forever until you reach the A56.  Then when you first get on the 56 you see OT but then lose it again as you get closer.

That route around Didsbury is one of my faves.  Not too many road crossings and its all flat on wide pavements.

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Posted: Yesterday at 10:28

RRR - take a look at this loop i often do in my LSR, it heads out to Didsbury and is quite a nice run.  Might be something different/new for you

You could easily go from timperley along Shafsbury and go through Wythenshawe park and pick up northenden road there.  You have a few choices to make it longer too depending on how far you are running.  You could add a loop of Wythenshawe hosptial and come back down Clay lane into Timp.

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Posted: Yesterday at 09:26

Gary - Good photos!  Im not sure where mine are, probably on facebook or something

I took the day off Friday with this ongoing leg/calf pain.  Had a good roller and have been wearing my calf guards.  Had a gentle 6k recovery saturday.  yesterday i did 19k LSR (step back week) and took in the last 10k or so of the route.  I did carrington spur, mile road, flixton road then up the A56 to OT, a quick run round the trinity statue then back home down talbot road then the canal.  Felt good, just over 8min/miles.

This week is the start of the next mesocycle on P&D and its the one i struggled with last year.  Lactate and endurance.  The lactate sessions always take a lot out of me and coupled with the step up in distance it can be the undoing of me.

This thread is absolutely flying, a couple of days off and it moves on a few pages!  Some great running out there though by everyone and seemingly few injuries which is good.  Stan and Gary with excellent parkrun attempts and an amzing run by the lad!

Been lovely running weather down here and a lot milder than the last couple of weeks.  Sounds like the ice snap is going to be back by the end of this week though.

Happy running everyone - 12 weeks to go

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Posted: 25/01/2015 at 20:25
Snaffle pants,if u have missed the run today my advice based on my own experience last year is just miss the long run and carry on your plan as normal from Tuesday. If u feel ok tomorrow maybe get out for a 6-8k easy run. It takes me til the 2nd day to recover from a long run which would mean I'd be struggling for the rest of the week and constantly playing catchup. If your one of those that recovers quickly you should be ok doing your LSR tomorrow.

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Posted: 23/01/2015 at 14:28

Was glad Gary came and answered this.  I do seem to remember something in RW mag either last month or the month before saying that recent study has shown that ibroprufen for runners can be bad.  Ill see if i can dig it out but i seem to remember they said pretty much what Gary just said.

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