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Thursday 28th April 2016

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 23:03

Evening. Instead of a run I had the opportunity for a swim slot.
400m in 8:10. That gives me a little hope that I could just about get away with my claim/hope for 7:35 in the race at the end of May.
Then I carried on for 2500m in 54 minutes. I had the luxury of a lane all to myself, primarily because I didn't want to share it with the resident gorilla. This geezer does swim virtually every day, but he's appalling. Bobbing his head right out to breathe, swinging his arms wide and wildly, but worst of all, he insists on wearing hand paddles. He's just bloody dangerous. Even more annoying, because he's such a regular he's embedded the strength to continue this "style" for 150 lengths at a time, and has acquired a medium pace. Grrrr.
If I had to end up in his lane I would have been practicing triathlon Turn-Buoy technique. Fists.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 21:18

I'm not sour, sorry if that came across that way. Well done PMJ 3:07 is a fantastic time. One I'd dearly love to swap with you from my last attempt at the distance. (5:40 if I recall, but claiming mitigating circumstances).

Sub 3h15

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 21:11

Here's 2 of my favourite quotes

Bike It wrote (see)

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.



NEIL MALONEY 3 wrote (see)
Just found the toy you are all using that sets out the overtaking stats. I passed 721 and was passed by 0. Next time I need to put my foot down earlier.

That's why I've come back to haunt you. Especially Mr Grumpy. PMJ You know who you were. I love the magical transformation.
Have mara FUN.

Where did the sub 3h15 thread go ?

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 22:53

I also wasted a chunk of time searching for it.

I was just about to post a thread called "Where did the 3:15 thread go?"


Sub 3

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 19:35

Don't let LMH hear you say that she did "easy mileage" TR.

A 15 minute PB's not bad though. To put it another way, she was about 2.2 miles further down the road than the previous year.

Monday 25th April 2016

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 19:15

LMH: I can understand doing the 4 miles today, but you're supposed to feel terrible. Watch out for strains and micro damage niggles coming out over this week. Wednesday will be the day that tells whether the aches are actual hurties. Meanwhile, bask in the glory. You deserve it.

Damaged peeps, look after yourselves.

Hilly, long time no see (other than on FB)

Anyway, Project Timber Shed is progressing. Ran 6.5 miles today. The new trainers that felt amazing in the shop are a little annoying now. 2 runs, and I'm definitely stuck with them. I'll probably have to toughen up my foot, as I started to get a rub along the base of the heel again. Still, it's nice to be out there, and the weight is under control.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 23:40

Add Moof and Lit to the thread heroes list, and OO52 for a solid performance (checks thread title).

Lorenzo. If you stalk Jools' recent posts she will tell you where to go. Or what to do. In a nutshell, it's what you have been doing so far, but 5% bigger, better, faster, longer.

Sunday 24th April 2016

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 23:35

Master of the understatement


Sunday 24th April 2016

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 22:09

Little Miss effing ecstatic I would expect.



There's no such thing as a lucky goal in marathon running. You either get out what you put in, or you do worse. You got what you deserved. Well done.

2:57's an OK result, especially if you think that you've got some left in the tank.
Was it a -ve split? It sounds like it.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 21:58

Great results from lots of people, and I see a lot of folks delivering the classic positive split performance. I'm slightly surprised to hear that more folks delivered over-time results than sub 3:15. WTF's been happening? Pull your collective fingers out. There's a thread title to respect here.

I trust that you're not going to drag me out of retirement.

(Lorenzo, G-Dawg, cojones chaps. You are exempted from the above sniping).

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