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Sub 3h15

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 09:39

great day's work, Poacher - like the way you casually tick off these challenging mara's -  and yes, nice memento  . . .

good long run , OO - always testing when windy 

no runs here yet this week - my recurring CNBA has surfaced again  . . . .

Sub 3h15

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 12:06

which mara, Poacher ?
great to run with the nipper, Leslie 

good long running from GD & Gul. . . .

excellent victory, OO - congrats

nice ride, Lorenzo - 50 miles seems a long way to a non-cyclist  . .  

no running this morn - although I'm often disciplined enough to get up for Sat date with chums after late night, today I wasn't - rather cross with myself now  . . 

footy season starts tomorrow here, G-Dawg - Villa at home for my lot
my son knows how to live it up though, his mate is a Stockport fan, so they are off to Stockport v Alfreton in National League North  . . . .


Sub 3h15

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 12:18

PMJ - "Got my hair cut yesterday, may make me look a bit younger. Less hair = less grey hair"
Gul - "the trick is to just have the grey ones cut"

or,  one can be blessed with genes that allow hair retention and greying minimised

 but sadly, speed retention not a benefit !  

VTr - sounds awful  . . . .

Sub 3h15

Posted: 30/07/2016 at 21:10

just realised there's a day left in July, so 8 tomorrow will yield 150 for the month - not a lot, but sounds better than 142, somehow !  

OO - belting parkrun - your WAVA must be over 80%  ?   

Sub 3h15

Posted: 30/07/2016 at 14:04

hi all - not posted for a bit - strange month of part CNBA, part life issues etc - anyway, it's only 12 weeks to first XC of the series, so need to get in shape to defend my title , so 15.5 on Wed, drove over to daughter's local parkrun today and recorded 21:36 for 33/397  &  1st VOGIT  with 74.92%  WAVA  - so relatively pleased.  btw, PMJ - your time must yield a decent WAVA score?  

month's total only 142 (just creeping over 50% of Gul's tally) - I really hope you cash in on these miles in the Autumn, Gul  . . .


Sub 3h15

Posted: 13/07/2016 at 19:30

GD - my mara PB is  2:46 (see Avatar), but that was way back in 1991 - last year's VLM  was 3:18 -   both around 76% WAVA, though.  

Poacher - yes, a couple of mates keep trying to tempt me with trail races, but the one they did at the weekend doesn't encourage - further than advertised distance, misdirection by marshals resulting in added loops for some but not all - so no accurate finishing places etc 

6 easy bagged today, and daughter here on flying visit, so 15 planned with her tomorrow. 



Sub 3h15

Posted: 13/07/2016 at 10:04

quiet lately  . . .  good a time as any for a "me" post 

but first, good to see VTr pop back, and Gul is quietly stacking up the miles - remind me, what's the Autumn mara you have lined up? 

  . .  well, not much going on here - at least I managed 39 last week, despite the continuing CNBA which saw me amass just 33 miles in the previous fortnight. I need a goal to get me going, I guess, but the main issue is whether I've retired from marathon running. I intended last year's VLM to be the swansong, but something in me won't let go. I certainly wouldn't better the time, but it's so satisfying to plan and execute a campaign. On the other hand, why not finish with a really good memory (which VLM 2015 was), and concentrate on other distances (esp as WAVA for 10K & half mara indicate I'm "better" at those ) ?  In the meantime, I have 10K a week from now, so better head out for a run . . . .


Sub 3h15

Posted: 04/07/2016 at 17:44

Great result on that course, Poacher

good decision to eschew the spikes, Jools, in view of recent calf niggle

nice long running, GD 

only 5 miles last week, due to a few issues, but today's 6 felt like I was wearing ankle weights !  Very heavy legged  . . . 

Sub 3h15

Posted: 30/06/2016 at 15:23

Had a touch of CNBA, with only 3 runs in the 10 days up to & inc y'day since my 10K. 
Have entered another 10K next month, so with a nod to that I managed 3 x 1 mile in the park today, with mile w/up jog, & 2 x 400m hills on way back.
172 for the month, with the 10K and a parkrun being my "all-out" efforts.

976 at the halfway point , slightly below the mark for intended total of 2,000 for the year.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 11:08

It's all been said before, Badbark , but -      


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