CheesyRider - Born to be Mild

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working at it slowly

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 09:47

Blimey DL, thats really sad 

I do agree that there are some that simply cant be helped, I worked with one years back, tried everything to help but in the end after it had all been thrown back in our faces almost every time, he pushed too far, and we had to fire him. It was a relief to be honest as it had affected pretty much everyone by then.

You cannot help but feel you could have done more, but sometimes you just have to accept that nothing would have made a difference.

Its cold out! I sometimes wish I had some puppy fat left on me! Insulation would be good right now 

Wide fitting trail shoes?

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 13:45

I'd be interested to see what they say after my dissapointing episode with the race ultras. I'd made a point of checking with them about fit and was told that they were the same former used  as the Trailrocs, my feet disagree! the insides just feel a completely different shape. Trailrocs and RaceUltra's use their Natural fit former and Mudclaws use their precision fit 

It does seem that its getting hit and miss with stuff like this, my first trail shoes were Brooks Cascadia 6's, which at the time I thought were great! when they finally wore out I got a set of the new Cascadia 9's and they were aweful. I did 2 * 6 mile runs and never wore them again. They were uncomfortable and hurt my feet. Thats when I found Inov8 and have stayed with them ever since. I have heard so many stories about other makes wearing out or just falling apart after a few hundred miles, wheras Inov8 (in my case) just dont. 

I'm sure others have got stories about Inov8 too, but they work for me, and thats what counts.

Which 315's did you get? 

Wide fitting trail shoes?

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 12:19

I use Inov8 Trailroc 255 mainly, they have a good wide toe box and I find them really comfy on trail especially over distance. However, they do start to loose grip when the ground goes from very soft, to actual mud. For then, I use Inov8 Mudclaws, which grip in deep mud pretty well.  Mudclaws also have a tighter fit which works well in harder conditions even though I prefer a wide toe box.

I have never had blisters with trailrocs, and have only occasionally got them with Mudclaws, and this is on runs currently up to 50 miles. I also put that down to not re tightening them if I could feel one was a bit loose.

However, I also bought a pair of Inov8 RaceUltra 290's and my feet were starting to turn into a blistering mess after about 20 miles! Odd seeing as Inov8 say they are made with the same former that Trailrocs are made with.

working at it slowly

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 13:38

(((((Snaily))))) Sorry to hear its gone this route, but unfortunately it cant always be avoided. He has overstepped the mark with that comment, and quite frankly deserves all your wrath!  Try and stay calm in yourself just vent anger where you need!

Divorce is expensive, but trust me, from personal experience, get it sorted correctly now, it will be cheaper in the long run. Look for a solicitor that charges fairly, well, fair for a solicitor anyway. (they do exist!) My last one charged for me driving past the building I think! and cost in 3 months more than I had paid out the privious year and a half! Dont short cut the legal process, you must at all cost end up with a court stamped full and final settlement of all aspects of the relationship, money, property, and anything that gets paid out in the future. Try NOT to go to court about it, it will REALLY get expensive then. You ideally need to get a full and final settlement agreed outside of court, but get it put through the court for stamp and approval.

Any more info than this I am happy to discuss via PM if you would like, just not on open forum.

working at it slowly

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 20:56

Well that was fun! Beachy Head Marathon never ceases to supprise me As you know, I have had a chest cold all week and had decided not to race. Until late Thursday/Friday when it had eased off from full blown Man Flu, so I changed my mind and went for it! Got up this morning, still coughing up interesting coloured stuff and feeling weak, got to the start line thinking I wish I was still in bed, and got going
I had two plans, A) sub 5 and B) just enjoy the long run. Much to my supprise, I was on track for sub 5 right up to CP4 ! But after that two things happened. Man Flu caught back up with me and chest was off again, and the 130 + steps arrived followed by the 7 Bitches which this year are near vertical both up and down!
I accepted I couldnt push as hard so dropped pace (ok, the bitches did that for me) and just went for the fininsh.

After the last 2 miles or so down hill, I 'ran' down the final steep hill and did a sprint finish (yes you read that right) that last couple of miles I overtook quite a few people which was nice

Final time? 5:39:15 after 26 miles, 4000ft of climb and dont forget the 4000ft of decent

The moral of this story? If you have been ill all week, and make the decision not to race, F'kin stick with it Still, I had a great day out, am happy that if I had been at normal fitness levels I would have got my A) plan with possibly as much as 30 mins to spare. Next year...


working at it slowly

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 11:25

Glad she enjoyed it KG, it makes a lot of difference if you both get to enjoy it, even if you cant always run together. 

((Snaily)) It always seems darkest just before dawn. But sometimes you feel like the dark will never end. It will.

Beachy this weekend, could do with this wind to blow me over the 7 bitches again ...

Anyone else going?

Time for tea me thinks!

First 100 miler

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 10:07

Steph, when I was talking to you at Goring, you and your cough sounded awful, so dont beat yourself up about it. After all, it was only a DNF, you didnt injure your self, the cold/cough thing will clear. Once it does, you will be back training again and next time you WILL get it  You've already show you can complete distance, it just didnt happen this time.

working at it slowly

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 10:06

I dont believe I'm the first in at 10:06 !! 

Tea is on!

First 100 miler

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 10:05

I find time in aid stations goes really quickly, and even 5 mins goes fast, so if you have 14 aid stations, thats an extra 70 mins on your time. Having said that the stop does make you feel better. I dont have enough experience to offer sound advice on this, just make sure you allow the stop time while working out your paces. 

Good luck with your run and see you at Goring a few times 

working at it slowly

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 13:06

"My people skills are fine. It's my tolerance to idiots which needs work"

Love it! thats going on my wall here 

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