Cheerful Dave

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Posted: 23/11/2015 at 15:17

Dan, if you're equidistant between Bushy and Richmond, isn't Kingston closer?  That can be a quick one when the towpath section isn't muddy.

Just a snowy parkrun and a very cold early morning ride for me this weekend.  FIL's 80th took up most of the rest, but I needed a lighter weekend TBH.  Just keeping steady mileage until the VLM campaign starts to kick in next month.

Nice going PP.  If you liked that, you should take a look at the Bookham 10k, over similar terrain in the spring.  Notoriously muddy and hilly.

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Posted: 16/11/2015 at 17:07

Happy birthday padams, welcome to the old folks home.

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Posted: 15/11/2015 at 12:59

Epsom 10 mile race this morning.  We were spared the deluge of last year but it was very windy, to make up for that.  After a descent for the first mile, the rest of the first half is broadly uphill, and hard work into the wind.  By 4 miles I was on my own in fourth, with 2 others around 50-100m in front.  I kept thinking I was gaining on one of them, then he'd pick up a bit and pass his mate, who I then thought I'd be catching until he repeated the cycle.  In truth I never really got close.  

I was hopeful of getting inside the hour, which I haven't managed for a couple of years on this course, but coming round tattenham corner we hit a massive head/crosswind coming across the Downs and I just missed it.

So fourth and first vet which isn't bad.  Good to catch up with CL who picked up the team prize. 

Anyone run the three Molehills?

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 14:00

Careful HC, you don't want the organisers finding out you're putting people off entering.

Marathon Training - how long maintained

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 13:34

Once you've built up to be completing regular long runs, it's quite easy to maintain that for a while before your race with a lower overall weekly mileage, but you'll still need to get in a long run (20+ miles) every couple of weeks or so, with something just a bit shorter in intervening weeks.  Midweek, fit in what you can, intervals here, tempo run there, it doesn't need to fit a plan to the letter.  You're going to need to be flexible though, you're going to have to fit running in around other things, and that's before sleep deprivation kicks in!  Good luck.

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Posted: 10/11/2015 at 11:10

Or there's the Epsom 10.  Not quite a half, obviously, but it's up and down enough to make it worthwhile. 9am Sunday, EOD.

Does this affect you?

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 09:39
Runnin man wrote (see)

Who cares these days, allow the drugs then it's a level playing field and down to choice

Because it rapidly becomes no choice, or rather a choice between running and doping, or not running at all, at least at any sort of competitive level.  And not just elites, it would filter down to lower levels, to the point where clubs are pushing doping to get good places in XC leagues, and so on.  We've already got schools telling kids to take supplements to bulk up for rugby, where would it stop?

Also bear in mind that most of this stuff is at the very least unhealthy if taken for long periods, some is downright dangerous to life if taken without proper medical supervision.

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Posted: 10/11/2015 at 09:32

#773 here.  Once again CW pips me to the line.  Didn't expect that from Dan though.  More likely to get his entry in early and still end up with #35952

Does this affect you?

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 09:15

In triathlon, doping is apparently quite common among top age-groupers, i.e. those trying to qualify for world championships.  Testing is virtually non-existent at that level.  Somehow I can't see V40 athletes doping to get a GB masters vest...

How to train for 12marathons in 12 months (1 being an ironman)

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 09:10

What MH said - you're not going to be doing much running between marathons, so that'll be where you get your long rides in before the IM.  You could think of your monthly marathon as your long training run.  Biggest problems will be recovery, injury prevention and having a back-up plan when one of your monthly marathons is cancelled (bound to happen at least once!).

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