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Posted: Today at 22:23

Now there's a novelty, I've been for a run today....

Bumps or smooth?

Posted: Today at 10:26

I have one of those bobbly Grid ones. It doesn't half hurt more than the smooth foam roller but I reckon it's more effective

Hybrid shoe for road/off road?

Posted: Today at 09:25

I use the Adidas Kanadias which feel fine on the roads and ok on easyish going trails. Start adding some mud and rocks and they don't perform as well but you can pick them up fairly cheap on

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: Today at 08:04

Carl - well done, you are getting back in to it good and proper now. You will be starting your marathon training with a good base.

Ali - Let me get this right; you had a christmas lunch, a late dinner and then went out for a run ? Very impressive. Having a full stomach like that would have meant me flobbed out on the sofa all night.

Me ? I don't have anything to report about running, literally nothing....

Your "booze nationality"

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 14:15

This is the first time I've ever finished number 1 in anything - Belarus !

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 08:00

Antler - obviously, with me not being a big fan of the festive period I won't be changing my forum name ! Thanks for the comments about Harvey, he is doing alright at the moment. Tomorrow is the third of the four injections (steroids I think) he will be having and that, along with reduced time off the lead running around like a nutter, seems to be working so far. I'm sure he's got a few years left in him yet.

Sean - welcome back ! That's what I like to see, a target time of 3:20. If you're going for it you might as well really go for it. Good man. What's Mrs Sean's target time at Manchester ?

Washwood - hope the coughing subsides in time for the festive celebrations.

PS - congratulations ! When do you move ? Sprouts are wrong at any time !

Carl - no, the talking to myself did not work. I was due to go out last night but had to stop at the shop on the way home from work. This resulted in the purchase of some beers.....Feel free to 'encourage' me as much as you want. 

So, I'm going out for a run at lunchtime today.......................

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 12:12

Telling me that the issue was not caused by me is not the same as you admitting that it was you who caused the issue

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 14:37

Looks like its PS's turn to have old posts re-posted. I just read it and thought it doesn't make sense so trawled back and found she sent the original a few days ago !

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 12:51

Carl - previously, I have never been bothered what the weather is like. When there has been snow and ice I have ventured up to the peaks and really enjoyed those runs with the stunning views. Things just haven't felt the same since that ultra in August and, even when the weather has been ok and I couldn't find a reason not to go out, I have found a reason not to go out. I have given myself a good talking too so hopefully that will spur me into action.

I'm not ready to reflect on the last 12 months just yet, I think it would do me more harm than good mentally at the moment !! A quick look at my spreadsheet, though, tells me I will have run a similar amount of miles to last year, at approximately 1,350. 

Could you not have 2 A races next year, one in Spring and the other in Autumn ? There would be 5/6 months between them to recover, train and peak for the second one. Not that I'm saying it's a bad thing only having one, I'm sure it would mean you getting to the start line in cracking form without having overdone things. You could also do Manchester in April.....................!!

manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 12:38

Despite starting my training plan 3 weeks ago I'm just not feeling it at the moment. It's been very easy to say no to a run especially with the colder weather upon us. It's been like this for about 4 months now and I am struggling to getting going again. Time to give myself a good talking too and just get on with it....

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