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RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 16:19

Great running Nell. Gawd, 7:10 was my HM pace when I was proper fit. Yet you knock out 7mm early doors! I wonder if I ever become fit enough again to have another crack at a PB marathon...    I really really want to but I fear I may be too frail and too old by now    wallowing in self-pity ...

I think our thread was curtailed because the thread starter (forumite called kittenkat) was banned for being rude to another forumite. When they ban someone, all threads that they started disappear.

Dunno why some days the page won't load and then on other days it's fine. IT stuff - never got my head around that!

Friday 19th Sept 2014

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 16:11


Happy days for Scotland   mighty relieved that the population comprises at least 55% of sensible people ...

Hope you have heard back from the consultant by now, LMH

Happy birthday Mrs. Dustin

Lazy day for me today. I felt pretty tired and achy - I think those stairs are catching up with me! So no running, no stairs. Instead pizza and peroni later

HADD Training Method

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 16:02

Bunny: Blimey! 1:17 for 400s is flying. I've never broken 1:26  but I usually take short recoveries. At least that's my excuse for being rubbish at inverals

How great that you actually knew Mr. Hadd in real life.

Brian: statutory minimum doesn't sound good . Hope you find something new. I know it ain't easy. I came to Germany with no work and no entitlement to benefits either as I'd voluntarily given up my UK job...  It all came good in the end but it was a tense few months before I saw light at the end of the tunnel.

VT: good to hear you are feeling better. I wonder why your and Dr. Dan's sub LT paces don't materialise in a marathon. For me it worked twice down to a T.  82% of max. in sub LTruns came out as MP in 2012 and 2013 (before I got injured). Maybe it's because I am slow twitch and you guys are fast twitch? Would be interesting to find out more about this...

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 10:52

I have it on followed threads too but most days it simply won't load or tell me I needed to log in (when I was already logged in)  

7 miles this morning - it's a start ...

Thursday 18th September 2014

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 10:37

I honestly hope the Scots come to their senses and vote NO. The implications on the financial markets don't bear thinking about... the pound is already sliding towards oblivion!

Far too nice here for a day under the duvet   we are enjoying a few late summer days with plenty of sunshine

what: 7 miles
why: because I can
last hard: Core H routine afterwards
last rest: Friday
lyrics: no

Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 10:20

We stayed at the Loews Back Bay - you literally fall into it when you leave the finish funnel .... it's on the expensive side though. I figured I was only going to do it once in my lifetime so bit the bullet and didn't regret it. It's not too far to walk to the Expo from there AND you get to walk next to the finish line. You could cross it as well but I was being a bit too superstitious...

Alternatively you could check out AirBnB - people renting out their private flats for visitors. I have a colleague who uses this a lot. Just make sure you speak to the person and get a feel for whether they are genuine or crooks. You don't want to arrive in Boston to find out the place doesn't exist. Or the person just changed their mind and cancelled your booking while you were airborne... 

Like SteveC we also arrived on the Friday. Walked loads (too much) on the Saturday but an easy Sunday helped to rest those legs a bit

My #asics262 journey to Paris: Sub-3:30 Malcolm

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 13:39

Hello everyone!

Finally back on here and sort of back to running. I buggered my achilles a while back. Heaven knows why - I'm blaming my rubbish back and bad running form. Anyway, I am cautiously optimistic that I'm on the mend. I did tons of glute and core work to improve my form so hopefully this means the injury won't come back.

Bit of a dampener on my autumn plans though. I cancelled all races (various 10ks, a 10 miler and 2 halves) but I feel sort of liberated now and will rebuild from scratch (for the umpteenth time ... )

Amazing how quickly autumn marathon season has appeared!

Great running by most folk on here. Wow.

Bacchus sounds amazing, Angela   I'd love to do a marathon just for the fun of it. Especially if lots of vino is involved

30secs per mile faster than 6 months ago is loads, Malcs. But no surprise. Your mega fast 5 and 10ks show you have tons of speed. Really looking forward to your marathon result   How many more weeks?

Reiki: what sort of glute activation do you do pre-run? Just curious as glutes are a weak point for me and the cause of much chagrin

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 13:12

Oh wow - my work computer lets me on the thread again

Somehow I lost the link from my phone and at work the page simply wouldn't load.

Great running guys. 

2old, nuts as ever - completely ignoring the aching achilles to bash out a fast parkrun and a tri    tsk tsk!!

Oompa: some decent running by you lately. Nice. Don't beat yourself up over one bad run. I often find it hard to get a good run in after having been around town, done this and that. And heat plays a significant part as well.

Nell: you'll run a blinder of a marathon judging from those paces!

Pink: I hear you re. the half. I never race unless I feel completely ready and up for it.

In other news I think I beat my achilles probs   I can do 8 slow miles now without pain. But I've done a lot of glute work and Minni's Core H routine . I'm quite good at V-sits now . I never got the hang of those swimming exercises on dry land though   just as well I don't swim ...

Slowly building back up now. Keeping at the strength work and also learned to love the stairs at work.

Minni posted on the 3:15 thread that she can not get onto this one at all. For me it's hit & miss as well. No idea what happened and why it's so difficult for some of us. Maybe that's why AA, Bro and carrot disappeared as well? And what about Daren and Ant?

Wednesday 17th Sept 2014

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 12:53

Hi all, I'm still alive just busy and not running as much as I'd like to

Happy birthday, Dustin

Hope the op still goes ahead, LMH.

So, achilles is better, thankfully. I'm just über-cautious at the moment, afraid it may come back. I've done a lot of work on core and glutes which seems to have improved my running form. Currently able to do 8 miles without stopping and no pain   They are still very slow miles, but it's progress.

Have just rediscovered the stairs at work which I used to do a lot when my back went. On non-running days I try to climb at least 1000 steps on them

Oh, and I know the lyrics

HADD Training Method

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 12:30

Hi guys

Welcome Bunnybeach. 11mm seems quite slow relative to your PBs. I wonder what the HRmax Test comes back with. You may not have to slog for that much longer

Brian: Good to see you back. Not so good to read your news   hope they give you a good redundancy package at least. Still, it sucks to be in such a situation. I guess most of us have been there...

Good mileage Andi, Dr. D and VT.

Achilles is on the mend. I'm still being quite careful though. I just don't want it come back or get worse again. Up to 8 miles now without pain. Pace hovers around 9mm. I'm OK with that.

Have worked a lot on my core and my glutes and I keep doing those blasted heel raises

I've also rediscovered the stairs at work . I used to do them a lot when my back went and I couldn't run. They helped me to get off my arse, do my back some good and maintain a minimum level of fitness.

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