Barry B

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RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: Yesterday 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.


RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 11:48

Oompa - Good news on your return to running.

Daren- Impressive, natural ability counts for  a lot, did he at least slow down towards the end?

O4S -   great report and great result for you, but would we expect anything less. Enjoy the alcohol, you definitely deserve it. Your friend John is my hero. To find your photos click on your name and it will give you your splits and an option to view your photos.

AA - You have earnt the aches,  very well done for pushing through the painful miles.  Get yourself fully recovered and train well for Abo, I will be relying on you or Freemers  to drag me round to  my 3:15.

nell - Not sure how old you are but aim for GFA at  Edinburgh and start near the front at VLM next year, simples., and my swimming is shocking.

kfc - well done, similar race to me last year, I started walking at about 16, but the crowds do an amazing job of keeping you going for the last 10. Now get out running.

ant -  Reports can never be too long, a lot can happen in 26 .2 and over 3 hours.. Very well paced/raced and congrats again on the PB.

My weekly blast this morning, 6 miles with the middle 4 quick, still coughing up loads of stuff so it was a struggle but splits were 6:35,6:42,6:41,6:34 so happy enough.


RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 11:02

Minni - Glad you're OK and have drowned your sorrows.  You gave it a go and that's all you could do. Hope you get some answers and a speedy recovery on the hip.

Nell - VLM last year was my PW but one of the most enjoyable races I've done.  If you get a decent Pen there are not issues getting away and into race pace quickly.  Exactly regarding Mo,  his first one was a very good effort by anyone's standards, massive pressure on him to do well and Kipsang ripped a class field apart. If Mo carries on with his training he will be challenging for the podium next year.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 09:29

Freemers -  Ouch, really tight/sore foot first thing sounds  like PF. Rest up and enjoy your holiday.

AA - well done, good result for you all things considered and well done for toughing it out.

Nikki -  Welcome and congrats, sub 3:30 next time.  Stick around and join in the fun/nonsense.

Jack - Very frustrating for you, but you've experienced VLM and I'm sure you'll be back with unfinished business, definitely try and do an autumn mara. Enjoy Mexico.

FRC -  I disagree, surely if Mo wants to get better/the best at Marathon he's got to carry on with  specific training now and race more, if he moves back to the track for Rio that's going to put him back 2 years.  Foster was intimating he should give up and go back to what he's good at FFS it was his first marathon and we all know what a beast it can be with so many factors influencing the outcome.

2old /Chick - I know it's taper time so sending  positive vibes your way.  You've both put in big mileage and very good training, if you rest all week you will not lose any fitness.

Swimming practice this morning, got into a lane  and one of the blokes in there said I was in the wrong lane, when I asked why he said I looked like a quick swimmer, to which I replied looks are deceptive and pootled off with my float and  leg practice.



RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 19:26

Ant - Brilliant, congrats on the PB, that's a very strong run especially in the last few when it gets tough. Enjoy the celebration.

Col - even better than we thought, very well done.  Your chip was definitely playing up as we did n't start seeing you on the tracker til the later stages. Ditto ref the celebration.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 19:01

Red - Sorry to hear things are n't going well, operation sounds horrible, are you going to be able to get back to running soon.

kfc -  well done for giving it a go, training does help similar time to me last year due to similar build up.

Freemers - Hope it's a quick recovery for you, foot reaction due to the consistent pacy miles? Gutted for you.

O4S - Well done to you and BA.



RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 13:20

Freemers - That's shocking bad luck, you were going so well. 

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