Carl D

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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.

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

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.


RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

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 ......

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 19:40

Robert - it is a great event and I am not surprised that you found the end tough. All guns blazing for a mile from a standing start is hard. The turns around half way are not easy but it is a great course in a great location. As you say it is free too and it is well organised.

Well done to you and Mrs R for her PB.

10 miles for me in the middle of the day, between music lessons and gym competitions bringing my weekly total to 24 miles. 

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 22:46

Robert - yes this has proved the most challenging year from a running point of view. All relates to being busy at work and living away during the week. It has proved difficult to get any decent pattern going. 

I had myself down for the 6 minute slot. Was just over last year so wanted to try and go for it. Shame but there is always next year.

I had started doing some speedwork with this in mind and have been happy enough although I knew I was probably a little off my intended pace.

Best of luck to both you and Mrs R for tomorrow.

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 22:12

A bit quiet on here at the moment. Parkrun last weekend was good and knocked another 15 seconds off the previous attempt. Each week getting a little better. Need to get another 30 seconds faster on the current course and I will be happy. Summer challenge for me.

7 miles the other evening at a good pace.

Am down for the 1mile race this weekend in London but have other things on now.

Work is still getting in the way of a decent training week.

I have a family clash the weekend of the Chicago marathon. My Mum was 80 this year and we normally all return from the various far flung places that we are and have a weekend in a hotel in Ireland, nice meal and all that. Did not happen earlier this year as her brother (my uncle) passed away.

So we have finally managed to persuade her to have the little family celebration but it is looking like the only weekend that the majority can do is the same weekend as the Chicago marathon. 

If I say no as I want to run 26.2 miles, I do not think it would go down too well. 

Maybe somebody somewhere is trying to tell me something .....


RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 22:03

washwood - awesome. 

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