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Posted: Yesterday at 09:42

welcome back, Gul - hope your cautious return heralds the start of a good training period

not the Ladybower (that's 10 miles away) - it's the Rivelin Dam - 4 miles from mine . . .

Sub 3h15

Posted: 25/11/2015 at 18:20

Gerard - don't do any specific XC training, my running is maybe 80% road, 20% trails. Lots of hills around here, though  . . . 

Sub 3h15

Posted: 24/11/2015 at 19:20

looking good, SJ 

sounds gruesome, Leslie . . . . .

nice one re the cricket rankings, Abbers -  I hope exercise will take place on Sat to "earn" the celebrations  . . . . ..      


Sub 3h15

Posted: 24/11/2015 at 12:11

widely differing distances, but excellent results for Lorenzo & Gerard on challenging courses & conditions.
some session there, Badbark . . . . .

10 miles for me - 4 miles to Dam wall,with 1.5 mile, 0.75 mile efforts;  10 x 350 metres along the wall path, then the reverse 4 miles home, with 1 x 1.75 mile effort.  This followed 15 on Sat, 6 easy Sun, 7 steady yesterday.  Trying to stay in shape for the final XC which is 2 and a half weeks away

Sub 3h15

Posted: 19/11/2015 at 21:32

Yay, go Jools  

Sub 3h15

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 14:45

PMJ wrote - I need to work out the steps in the old git progression. VoGIT is V60, so what are v40 and v50?

Hmm - maybe NoGit (Not old) for V40, & PoGit (Partially old) for V50 ?   

6 sedate recovery miles done . . . . .

Sub 3h15

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 09:18

morning all

good discipline, Lorenzo - nice easy week now  . . . .

KR - one of my staples - longer run with parkrun included

Gul - is the rib pain a result of the pavement tumble?  

Jools - 38:5x not too shabby - hope you otherwise enjoyed your trip North 

well, provisional XC results out overnight, and seem to reveal my perception of a good run was correct.  1st VoGit (although the series leader wasn't there - I'm nowhere near him), and as I thought, well clear of my nearest rival (3 mins 41secs, against 1 min 4 secs last time). Course measured 6.5 miles.  I think he must have had an off day, but also I think the mud & inclines probably suits my "biffer" style. A good indicator is that I finished 60% down the whole field, compared to 75% last time. One of those rare days when the stars align.

Legs stiff now - recovery run later won't be pretty

Sub 3h15

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 21:34

x-post - nice one, Fishy - can't be easy, physically or mentally, with all those turns & dog-legs!  A good result in the conditions  . . . .

Sub 3h15

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 21:25

What a great display of toughness, Bike-It - and a fine report makes your experience all too vivid to the reader  . . . .
OO - well toughed out also - did you have rain to contend with as well as the wind?
Nice 15, GD
Looking good, VTr - dedication (and patience) rewarded  

race #3 in the XC series for me - bit of a mudfest, and 4 laps made for a mentally testing course - undulating, with 3 longish inclines on each lap, so 12 climbs in all . Windy, but thankfully rain held off. 
Results will be out in a day or two, but felt I ran strongly (certainly didn't have the negative thoughts of last time), and reckon my closest rival in the VoGit rankings was well behind, so not a bad day's work 

2015 in 2015

Posted: 14/11/2015 at 13:01

just spotted this thread !  

5 miles this morn gives 2004 miles for the year.

2004 - GB men 4 x 100 metre relay team win gold at Olympics

11 -  11th hour/day/month - Armistice Day - hostilities end on Western Front signalling end of WW 1  

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