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Paris Marathon Medical certificate

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 06:49

My GP handwrote a note at the bottom of mine stating that I had not been physically examined, but the certificate had been completed from medical records. They didnt question it at all.  It has the stamp and signature. 


RW v Fetch June Running Challenge

Posted: 10/03/2015 at 22:00
Jason, that's fantastic! Well done you!!!

Normal service has resumed here at last! Out tonight for a few miles including 4@tempo pace. Why does it feel so much harder doing this pace on my own? Ran just a few secs per mile slower for 10 miles in my recent race!

RW v Fetch June Running Challenge

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 21:46
Nothing for me! Feeling very annoyed. Struggling to shake the cold. Feeling rubbish all week but have gone to work and then crashed in the evening. Hoping to shake the cough soon as it's driving me mad!

RW v Fetch June Running Challenge

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 17:18

Outstanding effort! Well done to you and Mrs JR  Hope you're celebrating tonight 

RW v Fetch June Running Challenge

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 16:01

That was tough! Ran into a headwind for 5 miles, and the course is gradually uphill from 2-4.5 miles. My legs felt dead by about 2 miles and I really wanted to walk/about turn. Got through halfway in 40:11, then the wind was more at our side and in some lovely places behind us where I felt like I was being lifted along! Finished in 1:16:02 and was pleased with this; only 1:40 slower than last year so all things considered not bad. If I can hit the pace I did for 5 miles in my 10k at the end of the month I'll be happy. 

RW v Fetch June Running Challenge

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 07:25

Fetchies did well. 

I've got a 10 mile race today. Wasn't looking for a PB as it's quite a tough course. Gutted to have come down with a cold last night. My throat's sore and my nose is runny.  Contemplating running without my watch - always race with it - as I'm thinking I'll probably struggle to hit the pace I want so might be better just running as I feel. 

Hopefully should get some more consistent mileage in this month. Last week in particular was poor due to a very stressful week at work, and getting a new boiler fitted which meant I was stuck in cleaning on Thursday when I should've been out. 

10k Plan Pfitzinger & Douglas

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 12:38

I don't mean running! Walking, followed by a few drinks every night. 

Managed 8.5 miles this morning, 5 of which were along the sand on the beach. A lovely run on the way out, but we had to run right into the wind on the way back. I honestly felt like I was going at walking speed. Watch says average of 9:33 though so not too bad all things considered.

10k Plan Pfitzinger & Douglas

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 08:18

There are a couple of 5k races on the plan. I think unfortunately the first comes at the end of 6 days in the Lakes where we'll hopefully be in the hills every day. Not sure it'll be great for time, but the hills will be good for the legs all the same 


10k Plan Pfitzinger & Douglas

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 12:46

Did my Parkrun easy today. Made a very nice change to bimble round in 25:43.

Looking back over my training diary from the end of last year when I ran a half PB, I averaged 26 miles per week and with the exception of races (I did one other half during the 12 week period), I only did very occasional speed work or a parkrun. This bodes well for this plan as the lactate/VO2 sessions are more focused and the average mileage is higher. I now intend to try to stop analysing and just get on with it! 

10k Plan Pfitzinger & Douglas

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 07:33

Cheers Gideon. Up bright and early for parkrun. Today's intention is to have a wee warm up and then bimble round slowly.

Let me know how you go if you do the reps on Tuesday. Not sure if they're harder as I'm on your own, or just because I'm not as fit as I was, or both! Still carrying a couple of Christmas pounds I think.

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10k Plan Pfitzinger & Douglas

Has anyone tried the 25-45 mile schedule from 'Road Racing for Serious Runners' and experienced success? 
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'fess up! I'll share a howler if you'll share yours! 
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Any recommendations for these? On OH's Christmas wish list! 
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Major crisis - one day it worked, the next it didn't! 
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Anyone got one? What's it like in the snow? 
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Formal Do - What to wear? (Urgent help required!)

Going to an Awards Ceremony and husband can't remember if it's black tie - help! 
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Any Regulars at Stamford Bridge

Side by side seats but different entry gates? 
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Really icy here at the minute - where's everyone running? 
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10k New Year's Eve

Any ideas for where to go? How to enter? 
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Anyone else got a problem with the treads? 
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I Tunes (Continuous Music)

How do you get a CD onto I Tunes without inserting pauses? 
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21st birthday presents

Any inspiration? 
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