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Posted: Yesterday at 15:12

Lorenzo - nothing much to add to what Poacher, Badbark and SJ said.  If it was me I'd just be doing easy aerobic stuff, with Long runs at the weekend being 40-50km once I'd recovered from London.  Also running back-2-back MLR-LSR on successive days can poke the endurance a bit further.

Never used First, but did review the plan some time ago and it looks a bit too much as if it would push me to the injury zone.  BTW, Alsoran did Hansons and started a thread about it - I don't think that worked for him either.

360 miles for April.  40km run this morning which was super-easy so good indicator that things are going right. 91miles for the week achieved off 4 days running this week (2 rest days and 1 sick).  The three other days were pretty much identical with a 10 mile run to the office, 10 miles at lunchtime and a 4 mile commute back home in the evening.  Now sitting at 1111 miles YTD.

This week I've started to add a bit of quality back with 4X1km and more of that to follow next week as the mileage starts to decrease.

Alarmingly I had to use a running jacket this morning for the first time in 9 months as it was just 6C.

Happy running all.

How long is a marathon?

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 12:55

I ran Manchester 2013 - that recorded 26.2 miles on my Garmin 310XT

Sub 3h15

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 12:53

Abbers - not thinking of running Manchester marathon?

I ran Brighton twice.  The course is OK.  There is a long but shallow climb between mile 7 and mile 9 from memory, but then descent in mile 10 to 12.   The course is pretty straight and there are a few turnarounds.   Plus you get run by the Brighton Pavilion and a Power Station. The risk is a strong sea breeze.  Transport from the finish is bad.  The crowd support is very good.

Comrades 2016

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 09:05

Good running JNR - it nice when surprises like that happen.

Take Care Debra.

Good to see you doing 'not the London Marathon' SD - I can imagine very pleasant in that part of the world.

Lowrez - my championship is of the form naaaann - much more tasty.... But like yours look up doesn't work on their site even with passport number instead of ID number.  However, I can see some, but not all, of my previous results whilst wearing it.

My right ankle is swollen up here after Sunday's incident.  It is still runnable at the moment, and I'm optimistic that nothing would happen to the rest of my leg.  Turmeric and naproxyn for breakfast daily.

I suppose I'd better book some flights to Durban soon...

Sub 3h15

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 14:00
Gul Darr wrote (see). 

Bike It - never knew turmeric was an anti-inflammatory. Do you ingest it or rub it on? 

Ingest - It is fat soluble, so I just melt a teaspoon of butter in the microwave, add a teaspoon of turmeric cook for 10s in the microwave and down it.  Tastes not so unpleasant if I down it quickly.  It is more palatable if you add it scrambled eggs when you are melting the butter.  Better in a curry TBH.


Sub 3h15

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 12:01

Good running.  Good Stories. Good results.  GFAs secured all round which I think is one of the measures of a good performance.

Particularly it is good to see people being a bit ambitious and going for a stretched target and then holding it together when it couldn't quite be done.

Turmeric and Naproxyn for breakfast here - trying to get the swelling on my ankle down.

Comrades 2016

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 18:47
50km here as well. All alright until 48km. That took me to 150km or 93m for the week and 1000miles for the year. Twisted my ankle off the edge of the road at 6km - couldn't see it with my headtorch - bit swollen but I'll survive.

I thought stuff like that only happens in Africa Danirr. Best as far away from those situations as possible.

ZB - I run in a shoe 0.5 bigger than my normal all the time. Probably I'll get 2 black toenails anyway.

Happily the long runs get shorter from now

Sub 3h15

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 09:19

Sorry to hear that Jools.  Sad after all your good training.  Take care.

50km this morning in 4:37.  The last bit was hard.   Twisted my ankle at 6km and though I would have to hobble home, but I ran it out.  Hopefully got away with it

That takes me to 150km for the week or 93 miles. Another 'biggest ever' week

Also I went through 1000 miles for the year with this run

Gul - I read there will be a tracker on the webpage, but I have been there to have a look.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 23/04/2016 at 12:56
Best wishes all for VLM. I hope you get out what you put in.

Take care Jools. The first time I ran Comrades I struggled with a 2m test 2 days before. In the race I had pain for the first 5m and then it subsided. It seems to be part of the taper. Good luck

Parkrun pushing a buggy with 12cm wheels through grass when it's got a 4 year old in it is hard and we were running with my 6yo son. 41 minutes.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 21:19
Are you aware of the ' marathon special' from Basingstoke to Waterloo Moof?. Then your best sardine impression in the train to the park
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