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Posted: 14/04/2014 at 16:17

Lev - great were right to go with that group, good call. You beat me on time and overtaking...I managed to pass 42 and be passed by 0.

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Posted: 13/04/2014 at 21:08

Some wonderful performances, so well done  

That lad I ran with in 2008 has done well for himself....I was smiling ear to ear when I watched the BBC coverage just now. 2:16 with a 50M run the two weeks before really does rewrite the text book!

Happy with my run all things considering. 2:35:57 of very little training (and a lot of stress recently) will do fine. 40 sec +ve split means a sensible run.

Enjoy the recovery. So many people should be really pleased your performance. Sorry I didn't make the Red Lion, I had to go and pick up middle Coro from his athletics event in St Albans.

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Posted: 10/04/2014 at 06:34

I did the expo in under 5 min...probably helped by leaving my wallet on my desk at work my mistake!

Had to take some folks from the European Space Agency to dinner last night...watching them eat all those carbs whilst I had a small steak and fresh greens was hard work.

See some of you in the tent and then the Red Lion. My daughter turns 18 tomorrow...she wants to buy me my first pint on Sunday

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Posted: 04/04/2014 at 11:28

PP - I'll look forward to it I can confirm that I was close behind you at halfway last year

CD - my slowest London time since 2008 is 2:35...I'll correct that this year I ran a lot of the 2008 race with someone who went on to bigger (and much faster) things...happy days.

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Posted: 04/04/2014 at 09:55

Here comes a Johnny one-post...

Great to see taper madness in full swing (weather, carbs, -ve splits, expo)...anyone would think that we're a week away from VLM. Lots of you have done some serious training, good for you....I firmly believe that you get out what you put in. My only bit of advice on pacing is that you should be able to exchange a few words with those you are running with up to about 16-17M, if you can't then you've gone off too fast so slow down a bit.

I'm planning to make the start line on 13/4...I wants to keep my 8 year London sequence going + raising some money of a very good cause. My training never got going this year and the last 4 weeks have been particularly intense with non running stuff (one day I may write a book about it)....but the short of it is that my run will probably be slow and somewhat painful, but in the grand scheme of things that isn't too important.

Padams - sorry to hear about your dog 

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Posted: 10/03/2014 at 09:24

DanA - so sorry to hear, so so frustrating for you. Give yourself a bit of time (even have a beer) and then regroup - get yourself a marathon time your talent and dedication to the cause deserves. You'll still have a huge amount of fitness.


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Posted: 04/03/2014 at 12:39

Obviously it is horses for courses, but I agree 245 is quite a bit softer than 75. I've always found HM quite tough, it is neither a speed-fest nor a full-on endurance event. A bit like TT (but not as good), my conversion has always been ok at x2 + 6 to 7 min.

Padams - I agree, your 68:xx (IIRC) at Reading meant you were in sub225 shape. I hope you get an opportunity to get a marathon time consistent with your talent and training dedication

Some really fab running at the weekend....great to see people getting significant PBs

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Posted: 02/03/2014 at 14:11

HR - amazing run considering

Padams - very nicely done indeed

So lack of training catches up with me (TR - I've done less miles than you this year)....slowest HR since 2008 at Reading today, finished 76:05. Never felt good and was sweating heavily at mile 2 which is very usual for me. Wind was a pain, but you get out what you've put in and I've put very little in so can't complain. It was only my 3rd race in 22 months, so probably forgotten how to get my race head on.


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Posted: 22/02/2014 at 17:58

CW - sometimes less is more, sounds like you've done the right things to fix it. Maybe some lead underwear would help with the Kryptonite, although may not help you get a PB

Marigold - sorry to hear about Seville. Being "shit" is all relative, but understand why you've canned it. That 100k should be interesting. I know someone who is interesting in getting a quick time there...maybe you can work together for that sub640 

Marders - quality run at Brighton Good luck with the PB attempt at Reading

TT - great to see that you're flying!

HR - 9 x 21M runs!!

Trying to get that last couple of % of your max potential performance is so hard....and overcooking it all too easy. It is all about making the start line and doing your training justice. Take care out there.

I had a week off with a niggle a couple of weeks ago, problem with the left foot. A lot better now but still can feel it a bit. I've been told a have a place at Reading, but not sure I'll make it what with family stuff - it would be my first race since London last year. Wouldn't have any idea what sort of time I would run. Spent a nice break in Paris earlier this week with the family and got out for a few runs....there are so many runners there! Went out for a lovely 21.5M this morning, felt ok and managed to get around in 2:17 without pushing too hard. The one thing I've found with such erratic training is that although the CV system is ok my legs feel heavy and stiff (including the hips).     

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Posted: 13/02/2014 at 13:07

CW - they probably caused the niggle 


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