Carl D

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Posted: 10/05/2016 at 21:54

Got up early this am and headed out into a beautiful morning in Munich. Asked the chap at hotel reception which way did I need to go to get to the river. He said right. No river. But I got a good 6km in and enjoyed the bright and fresh morning. Weather was rubbish by the time I left this afternoon and not much better back in London.

So have run 3 days in a row, 5k ; 6m and 6k.

Will not run again until Friday.

Nick - sounds like you have a nice new toy to play with. 

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Posted: 09/05/2016 at 23:10

Nick - yes work life continues to be busy and no sign of it abating anytime soon. I wanted this job I keep reminding myself and I still do. I never anticipated that the travel would become such a big factor and that it would impact my running as much. I am beginning to get things under control and am hoping that soon I will be back in the groove.

Am in Munich tonight back in London tomorrow evening. Managed 5km on a treddy at the hotel before going out for dinner with the company I am visiting. Am thinking of getting up early tomorrow and getting a few miles in down near the river if I can find my way there just to do something different.

I am readjusting my goals for my 10k at the end of the month. 

Good run from you at the weekend and if you may want to think about easy runs towards the back end of the week if you are going after that time for a 10k on Sunday. 

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 21:38

A quick post.

Did parkrun yesterday. It was tough. Not done this for a long time. Over 300 runners and I started near the back. So the first mile was hard not just because of the hills but getting going was near on impossible. I finished in 24:15 which considering the tough week I had, got home from Gloucester at about 9:30 Friday night, the hilly course, the number of people running and the fact that I have not done anything short and fast for ages, is not too bad, Gives me something to work with. 

Another 6 miles early this morning before the sun came up too strong. 

Am going to concentrate on shorter faster stuff this months s I have the 10k at the end of the month and have neglected speed work this year. I do miss my late night sessions on the running track.

Hope all is well with everyone.

Early morning flight to Munich tomorrow so need to get some sleep ......

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 20:43

PS - go for it. Can tell you want to. 

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

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. 

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