Carl D

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Posted: 16/10/2016 at 12:06
carterusm wrote (see)

Carl - any plans to do a spring marathon next year ? 

 Carter - sorting my plans out. I have registered on the Brighton marathon website and entries open soon. So I might do that. It is a week later than Manchester and the week might be important. I am also thinking of doing the London Half Marathon in March.

Of course this all depends on getting a decent base in between now and Christmas. An early April marathon means that a 16 week training plan would have me starting before Christmas giving me about 8/9 weeks to build back up to a decent base.

Now I did something unusual this week. I ran 3 times and covered 20 miles. They were not easy. My body is telling me that it does not like being hauled around the roads 2 nights on the trot. And then I am also dragging some extra weight that has crept on with the inactivity. Not sure it felt good but it is a step in the right direction. Am going to try for 3 runs again this week. If I can manage 3 runs per week (2 during the week and 1 at the weekend) for a few weeks I might be able to push on and race next spring.

Good to see that everyone is getting out there and very impressed with all those doing XC. 


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Posted: 11/10/2016 at 23:55

Also got my sod off email too. At least I do not have to throw out the magazine 

Well done IBB.

Chicago normally open applications in April but got email today saying that guaranteed places (mine is as I deferred it) open end of this month. Something to look forward to.

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 09:00

IBB - reckon its the best kept secret going. So secret not even the organisers know when it is on which explains why they cannot tell anyone. Wonder was it all a big hoax ?

Still struggling to get going with the running. Have been doing alot of travelling and this has played havoc with running. Went for a short trot yesterday and I think I have a groin strain. How this happened I have no idea but could feel it the whole run. Was not going particularly quick or anything so it was not the running. But afterwards I could hardly walk. So I think it is rest for me for a few days to see if it is responds.

Very frustrating .....

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 11:13

IBB - when is the secret marathon ? Not that I would run it if I was offered a place but it is so secret that there is no updates anywhere that I can find since about May.

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 13:32

Just pooping in to say hello and let you know that I am still alive !!

Good to see all are still at it. Great to hear everything went well at the wedding Carter.

Am still struggling to get any sort of rhythm to my running. Some weeks I can manage 2/3 short runs. Other weeks nothing.

Todays parkrun was cancelled as there was a 10k trail run on the Heath. I had thought about doing this a few weeks ago but decided that a hilly trail run over 10k when I had not really put the training in was a bit silly.

But I went to the start of the parkrun and ran this and then 1.5 mies after. Quite a few people turned up not realising that it had been cancelled.

It is a tough course anyway but it is really tough when you are not  as fit as you used be and 8 min miling is brutal.

Am off to Tolyo again for a few days from tomorrow but will not have an opportunity to get any running in. 

Hope everyone's weekend is going as planned and will be back on towards the end of the week.

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Posted: 24/08/2016 at 21:59

Rob, work is manic and will continue to be like this until at least the end of this year. If things work out what I am working on will take off. If not I might be looking for a new job !!

Did 8 miles at 8min miling last night. First 5 were good. last 3 were a tad ropey. It was warm.

Came back to London tonight. Travelling to North Wales tomorrow. Decided to do something I have not done in a while. Run two nights midweek on the trot. 5 miles on the Heath. Slower at about 8:30 min miling. It was so humid tonight and although it started to rain when I was coming to the end, it does need to pour just to clear the air.


RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 11:16

Carter - Trust you had a FANTASTIC WEDDING. Looking forward to hearing all about it when you get back online.

Ali - done the 20 miler yet ? Sounds to me like you want to run this marathon. You are thinking about a crack at 26.2 miles and I am wondering if I can get enough running in to do a 10k in 4 weeks time.

I managed a few runs in Tokyo when I was there recently. 90% humidity and 30deg plus was tough so each run was only 4 miles.

Have been away since and did some running but really struggling with getting any consistency going.

Nick - the Gaunlet Games sounded like it was good fun.

IBB - Well done for completing the South Coastal path run. Sounded tough to me but like everything you do, you seem to do it very well.

Rob - sounds like you are ticking over nicely.

So overall there seems to be some solid running going on and a fe of us struggling to get going again. What a difference a year makes. I have deferred my Chicago marathon until next year. The family event is a perfect excuse but realistically I just was not going to get the training in. I am setting myself a target of 3 decent runs per week from now on and a parkrun if I can fit it in.


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Posted: 24/07/2016 at 14:36

Robert, well done on last weeks race. Great 50k !!

Carter - I am with you but I know that running is good for the soul. Like you I have lost my fitness and it makes the whole getting out and putting a decent shift in really tough. When you know you are capable of so much more and struggle over a few miles it can do the head in. But it does come back. At least that is what I tell myself. And of course it is all about setting realistic goals. Low level of fitness means shorter less intense runs.....

IBB - how did TR24 go ? You have certainly had loads of races this year. Well done.

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 22:19

Just popping in to say hello. Well done to those still keeping the flag flying. Good to see some familiar faces back on here.

After a promising week or two, all went to pot again. In last 2 weeks have managed a single parkrun and a short run the morning after. Had a massage later that morning and nearly came off the table when he worked on my calves !!

I am aiming for a 10k off road in September.

In Tokyo with work next week so do not expect to get too much in as it will be too hot and humid and they do not do air conditioning so running on a treddy will be dangerous.

Back on here soon.

Carter - everything ready for the wedding ???

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 21:59

Not much running for me this last week. Had work engagements every evening during the week.

Managed to force myself out on Saturday morning for parkrun. I must be slightly mad as it is a tough run. Finished in 49th place this week which is my highest place finish over the last few weeks. Was a bit slower this week but that was to be expected.

Hoping for a better week ahead.

Nick - sounds like you had a good break.

Carter - great that you are getting back into it and I feel your pain. Getting going again is the hardest thing. I seem to be doing this every few weeks at the moment. 

IBB - do not know how you do it. Another race so soon. Well done you.

Rob - seems like you are preparing well for FVC. 

Hope everyone had a good weekend. Wonder what everyone who have gone a little quiet have been up to ......

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