Carl D

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Posted: 02/05/2016 at 19:56

9.5 miles for me today at 8:03m/m pace. As I have not been doing too much lately this was a tough run. 

But with 23 weeks to go to Chicago I have loads of time to get back to where I need to be. And with the longer and brighter days it should be a bit easier to get the runs in than it has been. Work is not showing any signs of slowing down so we will see how this goes. But an overseas race demands some dedicated training and it will get it.

And of course I have the 10k in London at the end of the month so need to get some speed sessions in for that.

I may not post every day but generally i do pop in to have a quick read. Will try and get on here more frequently to join in the chatter.


RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 19:51

Updated race list to catch the extra races mentioned since PS so kindly posted this a few days back.


Race List 2016

12/05 - Helensburgh 10k - Ali

19/05 - Clydebank 10k - Ali

26/05 - Dumbarton 10k - Ali


28/05 - Kent Roadrunner marathon - Rob, IBB

30/05 - London 10000 - Carl

05/06 - Retro 4 miler - PS

11/06 - Endure 24 Ultra - washwood

16/06 - Kirkintilloch 10k - Ali

18/06 - Queens 10K - PS

19/06 - City of London Mile - Carl, Rob, Elle T

19/06 - Ridgeway Relay (85.6 miles) - washwood

10/07 - Ware 10miler - Rob

16/07 - 6 Mile Off Road Fairlands Valley w/e Challenge - Rob

17/07 - 50k Unmarked Fairlands Valley w/e Challenge - Rob

19/08 - Mr & Mrs C – Wedding

19/09 - Kent Coyote Marathon - Rob

25/09 - Bronx 10 miler - PS

02/10 - Chester Marathon - Carter

09/10 - Chicago Marathon - Carl

09/10 - Staten Island HM - PS

22/10 - G Humanity Direct 50k - Rob

16/10 - Palma Marathon - Sean

29/10 - Snowdonia Marathon - Sean

30/10 - Marine Corps Marathon - PS

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 19:44

PS - well done on your race yesterday. Conditions sounded shocking so that is a great time. And I am really pleased that you are already focussed on your Autumn race taking loads of positives from yesterday. Yes you got further before it started going away from you. You had no gel / drink issues. On a better day weather wise who knows what would have been in the tank at 22 miles. So you are knocking on the door of achieving your immediate marathon goal. You know you have it in you. And we know you have it in you. 

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 09:33

Nell - the wheels came off a bit !!!!!! Your version of the wheels coming off and us mere mortals are two completely different things. Well done for nailing another super duper time. A PB is a PB whether by 1 sec or 30 minutes. Just shows what you can do when you dig really deep and is as Carter says an inspiration to us all that we can defy getting another year older and get that PB we are looking for. Take it easy this week.

washwood - a great race so soon after your last effort and glad that you really enjoyed it. Make sure you take plenty of time to recover from this effort before putting your body under too much stress.

Nick - first marathon and you nailed the time you were after. You must be well pleased. When you have come back down to earth do let us know how it all went. Don't be tempted to do very much this week and be proud of walking funny for a day or two. You completed a marathon. Many only contemplate it for a nano second and dismiss the crazy thought.

Elle- congrats on finishing. Do let us know how you got on.

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 22:13

All I can say is hats off to you all for executing a fantastic race. You must all be well pleased with your endeavours.  Time to relax now.

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 12:50

All awesome times. Keep it up folks. 

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 23/04/2016 at 21:17

Best of luck to all running London tomorrow. Going to be colder than normal so that should help in the later stages.

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 20:43

Just got a place through the ballot for Chicago and what is even better is that Mrs D wants to come and for longer this time. 

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 21:34

Have been manic since my half at Reading and have only been able to keep an eye on you lot who are putting me to shame. Loads of good running going on.

Sadly not for me as it has just not been possible to fit it in as work and home life has got in the way more than normal.

I did manage to fit a trip into Anfield last Thursday night for the best football match ever if you are a Reds supporter as I am. I had originally planned on travelling up by train on Thursday and coming down early on Friday. Work got complicated and needing to be in London at 7.30 on Friday I had no choice but to drive up and down on Thursday. Got home at 3am and have just about recovered.

I went out for my first run post the half this morning. A nice 7 miles. legs felt heavy but they would.

I have decided not to run the Richmond marathon in May as I will just not have put in enough of the right kind of miles and I do not fancy struggling for 4 hours. A contribution to a tough half at Reading is just being tired from the travel between home and work and around the country. It has taken more of a toll on me than I thought and I sort of knew it but running Reading proved it to me. I did ok. Most people would have been happy with my time. I was too considering but know I can do better. 

Has anyone done Brighton as I am thinking of this for next year. Entries are now open.

I need to catch up with all the comings and goings properly and promise that i will do this this week. For those getting ready for the weekend. Relax.

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 10:36

Hope all our marathoners at Manchester are doing well. Best of luck. Looking forward to hearing all about it.

After my HM last weekend work has meant that I got no runs in this week and this coming week looks no better. Combination of no time and I am just tired. Might have to adjust my plans as I need to enjoy the running not trying to squeeze in training runs of certain distances to get miles in to run a race.

I did ok considering the mixed training I got in. But I was feeling like I had indigestion from the start and could not take any gels so faded in the last few miles. 


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