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Starting again from the beginning!

Posted: Yesterday at 16:56

I think Wilson Kipsang might beat him to it but it will be great to see how close he could get!

Thames Path 100

Posted: Yesterday at 11:07

same thing actually! hamstring and hip after race to the stones back in july. it was crazy hot so I was reduced to a walk for about 18 hours. my walking technique wasn't great so I was over striding the whole time. then obviously like ever other ultra runner ever simply ignored the problem hoping it would go away with the aid of more running.

the acupuncture last night coupled with ultrasound, massage and tape feels surprisingly good today! I think I might be back in the game

This combination is my new favorite thing


Starting again from the beginning!

Posted: Yesterday at 10:06

Regarding Mo`s effort....amazing! The first try of ANY distance is a tester, a benchmark and a great lesson. To come 8th on his first try will make him hungry. Expect BIG things over the next few as he learns and adapts. If he was "just another guy" then the commentary would have been different, instead he is treated like a crown jewel and slated for any error.

At the end of the day he is a professional athlete but more importantly, just a guy. He is still young in the marathon world and I really look forward to his progress

Starting again from the beginning!

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 15:21

330 - mostly I would suspect good ol water. Its true, people tend to not think about the nutrition/water enough BEFORE the race. You really should be training with what you intend to use on race day.

Rookie mistake number 1 is to try new stuff on the day. Thats why so many folks end up with stomach issues

Starting again from the beginning!

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 13:07

330 - a lot of that stuff is for show at the end for promotion reasons. Most will use stuff that works like NUUN, SIS, Elete water, High 5....that kind of jazz all of which can be bought very easily by us mortal folk 

Thames Path 100

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 09:01

first run for nearly 3 weeks last night, little 5k around the block. little worried that it felt a bit tougher than expected. I was massively overdressed and for sure running to fast....I felt like a puppy, let out for the first time! On the plus side my leg is feeling a lot better!

Physio again tonight for some more acupuncture then im going to put in a few more short runs before weeping at the start line....I it up! 

Starting again from the beginning!

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 08:52

Actually did some of that running stuff last night! yeah I know! 

330 - my first proper one was only last night since 26/4 dont worry about it

I tried to take it easy and kept forcing myself to slow down over the 5k. My hamstring is not perfect but I can run. Surprising how hot it was out there, I was all layered up and nearly caught fire when I walked inside!! I was aiming to stick to 12m/m but every time I looked at my watch it was around 10-10:30m/m. This is my biggest problem when coming back after a "rest".

More acupuncture tonight, fingers crossed everyone that this is the one that fixes me.......for now    

2014 - 148.6

Thames Path 100

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 10:27

In fact I am predicting a new record, lets go with....15:05

Thames Path 100

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 10:18

T rex - My money is on Ed Catmur, speedy speedy!

Starting again from the beginning!

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 09:32

can you see the picture now Grendel?

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