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Posted: 30/06/2014 at 12:34

Chick - good stuff

Andi - good luck

Roy - back from France yet?

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Posted: 20/06/2014 at 13:59

the crowd (9) were roaring.................

I felt the blood pumping in my ears, lungs bursting, all I could hear was shouting and the thump of my foes steps next to mine, faster and faster we both went surely I must have crossed the line by now?

I had.................and promptly saw my quarry finish............ 2 seconds behind me  I turned and shook hands, thanked her for dragging me along and giving me the incentive to race and promptly collapsed in a heap gasping for what oxygen was available. I don't know how long I stayed on the ground - I couldn't believe I was still alive (maybe I wasn't and I was now floating in some ethereal wasteland) - but hey, no, I was alive but realised I had to then walk half a mile to the car!!!! blx

Reviewing stats my Avg HR was 92%. 45% of the total time was spent in 95 -100% zone. The last sprint over the line recorded 190bpm - my previous highest was 186 so I guess thats my new high to work from.



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Posted: 20/06/2014 at 08:48
Interesting run Wednesday night - Cross Country race through the Bulmer Cider orchards and woods - 5.25 miles in 24C. Nothing spectacular (as usual with me) but I didn't come last like in my fell race in December Being in the MV55 class gives me some excuse not to be at the front    After lap 1 I was feeling a bit icky  but the watch kept buzzing each mile and I kept counting them down and slowly pulled back 5 places (I started near the back along with 104 other idiots running in that heat like me). With a mile to go there was a runner in front that I had been trying to reel in for the previous mile but a couple of inclines put paid to that. Not to be thwarted by a little heat and someone else who didn't want me to pass them I dug in (which was pretty difficult as the ground was rough and hard). I could tell as I was slowly increasing my pace, so was my quarry - she knew I was there and was not going to give her place up easily to an old fart. Half a mile to go and temperature was killing me, another couple of yards taken from her lead, I was confident she was mine, nothing could stop me now, yet again I increased the pace, so did she , the hunter and the hunted battling it out over the last 100yds, rounding the last bend the line was in site, we were neck and neck, the crowd (9) were roaring............................. to be continued

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Posted: 10/06/2014 at 17:29

Teknik -  good numbers on the sub-LT 

DD - got tired just reading your plan 

Chick - your 9mm pace is at what HRav%? I'm aiming for a sub 10mm pace at 70% by end of summer (fingers crossed) 

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Posted: 09/06/2014 at 11:26

Also popping head around door

Well you can't beat a good dose of frogs legs and snails to get one back on track

Me and Mrs BeDe have been in Burgundy soaking up the sun and every other day running along the Canal de Burgoigne (me - not Mrs BeDe - oh and of course mustn't forget the local vino) and cycling around the villages on our own mini Tour de France I got the KoM jersey whilst Mrs BeDe took the maillot jaune 

VT - good to hear you're on the mend, perhaps a trip to Burgundy for you is in order (long way though for you)

Andi - welcome back and thx - look after that back and SLOW DOWN

Roy - have you done the fell race yet? If so hope u were OK

Welcome to all newcomers on the thread

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Posted: 25/05/2014 at 21:11

VT - What can I say? except hard cheese.

I'm sure with the level of commitment you have shown us all through this blog you will bounce back - but take your time - the race will still be their next time.

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Posted: 24/05/2014 at 22:11

VT - you'll kill it based on your stats - go for it. Good Luck

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Posted: 19/05/2014 at 09:20

Roy - I know!! Send me a link to useful website - I'm only 1hr from Beacons 

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Posted: 16/05/2014 at 16:50

Still here !!  _ Andi, I remember the only Les Routiers chip van in the World was on the harbour at Tobermory - is it still there? Deep fried scallops - yum!!

Anyway less about food - to all you HADDers new - welcome and dare I say hi again to all you 'old' bu****rs 

Had 3 weeks off !!!  Aarghh - however I do have an excuse - got married  Hip, hip hooray.

Back to reality now - the 3 weeks off cost me 15 secs on my 75% pace so back to the plodding again But I love it - keeps me sane (ish). 3 weeks is far too long for me to go back over the thread and comment so good luck to anyone preparing for a race and any one recovering from injury - hang in there.

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Posted: 22/04/2014 at 15:44

Chick - well done - conditions sound tough.

I'm thinking Amsterdam in October (half for me though - wimp that I am) but not committed yet

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