Barry B

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RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 17:15

kfc - Congrats on your haul after the weekend of "fun".

2old - Barring any more injuries I will be running Abo but after missing 5 weeks of running training my expectations are n't very high.

Oompa - very cunning plan, remind me never to race you.

I will race Pink over 400 but I reckon it will be next year, I don't fancy being beaten by a few lengths. 7 miles this afternoon and still all good with the achilles.  I've got 4.5 weeks until Abo and any thoughts on distances I should be getting up to, concentrate on getting some quality runs in or try and ramp up and get a 20 done?

Fantasy Vuelta a Espana 2014

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 04:59

Thanks FF, close all the way and I thought you had won it but the final placing bonus must have been a lot of points.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 20:26

Kiwi - Noooooo, only 3 of the Abo 6 remain. I take it Cooks will be there and pink has heard from  AA on facebook and her training is going well. Seriously though only you can make the decision and if it's going to knock you back from your return to running it's probably the right decision

2old - Congrats on the age group victory. But yeah you can definately go faster at the Parkrun.

nell - great running again from you, tough run completed after the 10 the day before.

Swim club was rubbish on Friday night nearly got out after 3 lengths just could n't swim but got better as the session went on. Better club session on Saturday. Ran 5 miles this morning, all OK during the run but achilles a bit tight afterwards but I think I'm through it.  Good in the pool this afternoon 16 lengths in 12 ish minutes, couple of breaths at the end of most lengths but happy with that. Also there was this really good swimmer in the fast lane next to me, had a couple of single length races and I won both, she was n't too happy, if you have n't guessed already it was Pink.


RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 11:55

2old - Good news, I picked up some new shoes this morning and need to start running in these beauties.


RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 11:00

Nell - Impressive running.

kfc - Congrats on the parkrun win, and good luck for the weekend.

2old - Good luck for the tri.

3 miles this morning and even though achilles was a little "tingly" I'll take it as a positive.  Will try a longer run Sunday.


RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 11:42

I know it has generally been quieter on here but the thread does not appear in the Hot Threads or Spring Marathon section when posts are logged.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 11:38

2old- Last time I ran was Bank holiday Monday, so just over 2 weeks ago, and last decent week of running training was first week of August. I hope I'm getting some active recovery from swimming and cycling.  Achilles is much better still slightly swollen and tender only halfway up, don't want to run  and it to flare up again, but with Abo not thay far away I will have to try it soon.

Nell - Maybe with the independence vote looming they wanted to make the Scottish HM "better" than the others. Good news though for you meaning your time was even more impressive as you were probably in the low 1:27's for the correct distance.

Cycled yesterday and today.  This morning included a steep downhill I had not ridden before and I bottled it a bit and had to brake, checked Garmin after which showed I had hit 40 mph.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 12:54

Nell - Congrats on the HM performance very well done.

kiwi - Good news on your 12 miles.

2old - Maybe you've got to bite the bullet and take a  break from the running, see what your physio advises.

Still no running for me.  Did n't enjoy Friday night's swim club session, got held back when doing 40 lengths with rest even though I felt OK and was told my right arm was crossing at the front( hard work this swimming).  Saturday's swim club was better and managed a 48 and 50 mile bike ride over the weekend so at least getting some endurance training in.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 15:03

Kiwi -  keep your chin up, you have done really well so far, carry on with the training but don't push the knee and make a decision regarding abo nearer the time ( 6 weeks on Sunday)

Nell - Good running, please don't get injured, someone from the thread needs to have a good autumn mara. Don't know about cycling helping my running as I've only ran twice in the last 3 weeks.

2old - Can't wait to try open water swimming next year you make it sound so appealing.

kfc - Sounds like a plan, no more marathons til VLM apart from one in October. But you're right you need have to have the speed at shorter distances(which I have) but this needs to be balanced with the endurance we get from marathon training(which I don't seem to be able to get)

Not great news from me, only swimming so far this week, saw my physio yesterday who recommended no running until pain/ache completely gone from Achilles, he gave it some treatment and said  to  carry on with calf raises and I've applied some KT to give it some support, so unless I have  a miracle recovery in the next couple of days no HM for me Sunday.

Fantasy Vuelta a Espana 2014

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 07:54

Bad day for Quintana yesterday but good day for me.  Last place after first time trial but first after the second.

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