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Posted: Today at 09:09

hey folks, quick catch up before work goes nuts!

right......monday 20 miles, tuesday 5k and change, wednesday 25 minute weight session, yesterday 10 miles.......not a bad week if I do say so myself!

The 20 and the 10 were both done at 10 minute run / 2 minute walk at 10 minute miles

My legs were a little heavy but seemed to get better the further I went. Mile 8 was a 9.5mm then mile 9 at 9 minute mile. Finished off by stopping at a cash point and got a "recovery" sausage and batter and chips ha ha ha #nutrition 

Weights tonight then probably rest over the weekend....well I say "rest" my lady has plans to tip the house upside down as its bank holiday....joy!

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Posted: 20/08/2014 at 12:59

oooooo ouch!!! I hate anything to do with teeth!! 

4 weeks today till Tooting 24!!!! 

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Posted: 20/08/2014 at 08:48

Hi Br1an welcome to the friendliest thread around! If its motivation you are after then you have hit the jackpot. Have a read back over some of this thread if you haven't already, the stories in here are inspiring.

Please feel free to ask as many questions as you like or give as much advice as you like but most of all, don't forget to smile!!

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Posted: 19/08/2014 at 14:28

thats where I ran to yesterday!

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Posted: 19/08/2014 at 13:19

The "little and often" approach I find really works for the same reason. Excising when you are already tired is a great way to push your limits.

The cheese is a way to keep my fat up during "the long stuff"  Just messing with ways to stay off sugar for as long as I can.

south london eh? Im north of london in Hertfordshire

 

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Posted: 19/08/2014 at 09:43

Headed out last night to do the same route as last week only hopefully better paced.

I had some cubes of cheese with me as an experiment ready for a nibble every 30 minutes along with some water. This run was all about using the Masters words......Yoda that is!  "There is no try!" I kept everything loose and flowing and didn't fight the movement. I took music with me for the first time in ages to help me switch off and just "do". 10 minute run, 2 minute walk at 10 minute miles with no exceptions. Hills were still taken at 10mm. I went into autopilot and took it 10 minutes at a time.

15.38 done in 2:52 - 8 minutes faster than last week and I didnt walk the last half hour this time. My legs were pretty tired but I was trying not to freak out at the idea that next month I will have another 21 hours to go!!!!

The cheese? The cheese went really well and was surprisingly easy to eat and seemed to keep me bopping along.

I was most happy with the feeling of not trying. Gliding my way over the path, hardly even breathing. Whenever I lost that feeling I would remind myself "There is no try, only do" Im paraphrasing Master Yoda here but it worked really well!    

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Posted: 18/08/2014 at 15:23

AG - sounds like you need to get yourself onto some trails!  Go play in the mud and find the fun, it works wonders 

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Posted: 18/08/2014 at 10:02

Hey folks, great going everyone!!

Quick catch up...cardio style weights on Friday, Camden with friends, some great food and then hired Boris bikes and cycled to the Tower of London....stopped off at a Bavarian Beer Bar for a stein then walked up to check out the poppies......amazing sight...

Off out tonight for an intended 15

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Posted: 15/08/2014 at 09:16

Ed you are never too old to give ultras a go! Im 34 and considered one of the young ones!

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Posted: 14/08/2014 at 15:01

Hey Howard thanks for stopping by! wow sounds like a tough road but I have my fingers crossed too!

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