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Posted: Yesterday at 11:44

Gerard, good to hear from you - good luck with the move ! 

always good to get the first one bagged, GD

the other GD - is the foot problem a concern yet for the SSM?  

after 20+ on each of the last 3 Sat's, I cut back to 16.5 today.

I know its "1st world problem", and completely unimportant in the greater scheme whether we can pursue our hobby in satisfactory conditions, but this weather is having a laugh now - I'm fed up with snow and ice !!   



Sub 3h15

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 09:00

ditto, PMJ - I still have the paper results for my 10K & half PB's - 5:37mm & 5:48 mm respectively, so WAVA is a handy motivator now for me

(sitting here with kit on prevaricating as blizzard rages outside  . . . . . . .)

Sub 3h15

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 10:47

my PB's with regards WAVA are 10K - 79%, half M - 78.5%, Mara - 76.4%, so mara the weakest.
As a VoGit, I'm on 10K - 71.5% , halfM - 72%, mara 71%,  so not only slower in absolute terms (naturally), I'm relatively much slower.
Fits with Noakes "ageing runner with many years of competing" theory

8 miles today, with 5 x 800m in park

Sub 3h15

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 14:55

Belated (and well deserved) congratulations to Jools - great stuff, and cherry on the cake scoring team Gold !!  

8 miles here today, with 3 at "relaxed tempo" , concludes another year of recorded running - 29 years and 56,795 miles on the clock now.  

Sub 3h15

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 12:18

Good 20, Gul, and good to see you have entered the SSM

MsE - as TR said - (I had arthroscopy on medial lig, was back to easy running fairly soon (did static bike + X-trainer in meantime) and returned in good strong fettle) 

regards knee - took a heavy tumble on said joint this morn, but fortunately (after a few seconds gathering my wits), realised no twisting, just fairly severe crack on kneecap - leggings ripped, but able to complete the 21 miles (this was about 6 miles in).  Will teach me to concentrate  . . . . . .

Sub 3h15

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 11:57

MsE - really hope it's not what you fear . . . fingers x'd for you

nice to see BikeIt getting the 20 in, and to have Abbers popping in -stick around. . 

Gul - 10 here also, but easy paced - still plenty of ice around   

Sub 3h15

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 11:47

More going long, I see - Lorenzo 23 (!) kr, GE, Jools  et al

lovely again here today, but icy - need to trot a 4 or 5 later to complete the week, but feeling a bit seedy with sleep deficit, as didn't retire until 3am, which made it a 21 hour day following my customary 6am Saturday start  . . . .

tks for the word, TR - you are sporting a number today, I believe? 

Sub 3h15

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 13:36

20.5 here - pace - no idea, but slow - felt very comfy 2nd half
importantly, lovely social run with 3 pals, starting in dark at 7:15, then beautiful sunshine and light snow frosted trails and lanes - thankful I can still do this . . . .

good long ones, Speedy, Gul, & good treadmill effort, Leslie 

Sub 3h15

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 15:48

steady 8 here too, OO - same as y'day, in fact. 
welcome, Wool

my club is hosting a marathon "beginners/improvers" evening today, and as an old lag, I've been asked to contribute a 10/15 minute piece with my thoughts/experiences. It's in a pub, with buffet, so should be fun.  Have to see if I can mention "nads", "kitchen sink", "saving matches" etc  . . . .

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Posted: 12/01/2015 at 11:30

nice one, OO - "trashed legs"  - and another campaign begins  . . . . . . .

apposite choice of holiday location, Gul(l) . . . . . .
(and well bagged session whilst still under par)

Minni - tks ! 

4 easy yesterday completed a 55 mile week, began this week with a steady 8 (still pretty windy here)

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