Barry B

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RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 17:41

2old -  Sounds like a strain/tear, ice for the first 48 hours, gentle stretching and rest maybe 10 to 14 days,   run again when it feels OK just slow stuff to start off with.

Oompa -  I'm a mid foot striker currently in Brooks Ghost 6(Ok when I've broken them in) which I have used since last year, good cushioning and flexible and funnily enough just bought some Mizuno Wave Riders a lot firmer/lighter than the Ghost so probably use them for shorter/quicker stuff to start off with.

Red/Oompa - Going to buy an entry level road bike when I sort my swimming out, don't know   a lot about bikes but the Cube Agree looks a good value bike.

12 miles this afternoon , 6 miles slowish in my Ghost and then 6 a bit quicker in the Wave Riders.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 16:57

DD - Don't depress me, I managed to get in once so far out of 2 attempts.

2old - Big respect for getting round. You were flying for the first 10K, could you feel the calf or did it suddenly go? Recover well, Abingdon training starts soon.

Chick - Glad you're feeling better, running in the heat/sun is not fun, but sounds like a great experience. Nice photos and it looks very hot.

Swimming practice for me this afternoon, back to running tomorrow


RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 01:22

2old/DD/Chick - Congrats on finishing, sounds like a great but tough day. Enjoy the celebrations.

Ballot entered.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 16:35

Is it just my tracking but it looks like chick and dd are catching up with 2old.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 11:51

Nice photo and good luck to the Chick/DD/2old.

Nell - Nice long run.

Usual weekly 6 miles with middle 4 quick for me this morning, splits for quick 6:29,6:39,6:43,6:36. Can't see me being able to hold that pace for 13 miles so looking at 6:50's or slower for Sunday.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 15:38

Chick - At least it was n't your running shoes you lost.

Col -  Good report, and very well done for keeping it strong at the end, so easy to slip into those 8:xx and 3:15 to disappear(been there)

Col/Carot -  Neolithic marathon 4 May, xc from Avebury to Stonehenge no target just going to try and enjoy.

Minni -  are you going to name drop, sub 2:30 got to be a top 10 finish.

2old - Good plan with the Italian, got to be the meal of choice for most before a mara.

O4S -  Enjoy your self bought egg, I think Pink will be buying for herself next year not too happy with my choice, where are you racing Thursday?

 Swimming practice this morning, nice way to ease the legs after yesterdays long one.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 16:19

2old - Good news on the run. Yeah sometimes it's harder arriving a few days early and then having to wait for the race. Did n't video it but it was funny to watch.

red - Hope its a speedy recovery for you , just say the one brown tight is a new training idea and everyone will be doing it.

Strange run for me this morning, just under 21 miles at just over 8's but a real struggle from 16, lack of energy even though I had 2 gels. Maybe still tired from yesterday's bike or last night's stir fry(not many carbs) was n't the right meal choice for a long run.  Got home and felt out of it,  some flat coke, peanut butter on toast, pancakes, some biscuits and a short nap and all good.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 19:10

Minni - Very well done on the GNR place sub 1:30 target? Hope the relays went well.

Nell - Nice quick miles, MP?

2old - What's your race no?????

Chick/DD - If you meet up with 2old ask him what his race no. is.

Jack - Take it easy with your calf, speaking from experience make sure it's fully recovered before running on it and then only slow stuff to start off with.

Must have been bike riding day, only my usual 26 mile route for me this morning, but managed to do it in my quickest time and  yes great conditions. Long run planned for tomorrow.

Sub 3 hour marathon just didn't happen

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 18:58

Martin  -  you say every mile was a struggle, so maybe it just was n't your day, there are so many factors that go into running a marathon. Don't lose hope of the sub 3,your HM time indicates a sub 3 full but it's not always a given as some have a better natural abililty at speed endurance.   I have a 1:27 half but have never gone under 3:15, the marathon can be a difficult beast to master for some.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 10:06

Chick - Whispers very very quietly - yes I think I'm over my calf problem.

Wishing a safe trip, great race and weekend to Chick/DD/2old, we still need numbers off the fellas.

Col - Race report?

Swimming practice for me yesterday, followed by massage and picked up some new shoes, Physio is based at running shop which is handy.  11 miles this morning, 1 WU then 10 steady, avg for steady 7:16.


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