Dr Daffs

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Posted: Yesterday at 23:12

*Sneaks in to confess that I didn't run AT ALL on my holidays and instead spent the whole time sitting on my arse eating cakes*

Tried to go out for 4 miles tonight but had bizarrely long conversation with my dad on the phone and then it went dark and I was really rather peckish having had no tea, so I cut it short at 2.5 miles. Felt good though, new shoes cheery, and I didn't walk at all, which is quite unusual for me!

13 miles planned for Wednesday LOVE it that 13 miles doesn't feel very far any more, but in fact feels quite manageable on a Wednesday morning run!

working at it slowly

Posted: Yesterday at 14:06

Naughty Westie, tormenting us like that!! 

Fingers crossed for both Podds and sluggy xx

Which marathon are you doing Mathschick?  

Not tapering just yet Jenni! (although you could argue that my training is just one long taper ). 13 miles long run this week, then 20, 13, 8 - that's quite enough!!

Just had a look back at the results for the last couple of years to see how many people were just in front of us - but they don't record them beyond the 6 hour cut off...  so one of our aims this year is to be fast enough to actually get our results recorded

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Posted: 31/08/2014 at 22:29

You might even tempt me to get married Yums if I could be wed by tea and cake

Evening all Back from the wilderness that is Church Stretton. Lovely time - didn't run a single step although did do a little bit of bicycling and a LOT of cake eating...

Someone remind me to run tomorrow - there's a bloody marathon 5 weeks today after all!

((((lovely waister pals))))))


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Posted: 23/08/2014 at 08:27

oooh, happy post birthday yums, and enjoy the parkrun!

no parkrun for me either - we're going on holiday best get out of bed and pack i suppose...


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Posted: 22/08/2014 at 21:50

Meldy, I know

fingers crossed MC!

Can't be arsed packing. Have written a vague list and it'll have to be done in the morning. I'm a lot more relaxed after running for several hours - nothing seems more important than sitting down



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Posted: 22/08/2014 at 18:22

That's how it went

Nicely flat, perfect weather, bought a new bum bag thing on the way with 2 little bottle things, so had water in one and isotonic drink in the other (not used it before but always like to experiment...)

First 8 miles felt great! Decided to turn round at 9 rather than 8.5 - first half splits were

12.27, 13.25, 13.17, 13.11, 14.18, 13.47, 12.19, 13.09, 13.24

Pretty damn good for me on a long run!

Turned around and realised I'd had the wind behind me and been going ever so slightly downhill, but got back into my stride a bit and promised myself I'd stop to get a treat from the cafe at mile 16

Second half splits:

14.57, 13.51, 14.13, 13.49, 13.16, 12.24, 12.53, 12.37, 12.00

Rather pleased with those, especially as I speeded up nicely towards the end and felt like I was sprinting the last mile to get back to the car in under 4 hours ('sprint' being relative, like you said.. )

Got to practice my sprint finish - sister has a nasty habit of playing all slow and pathetic all the way through a race then sprinting off right at the last minute and I can never catch her! Not this year though

Wore trail shoes in the end - I didn't want to do myself a mischief or risk cocking up my long run in brand new shoes. I'll take them on holiday though and wear them in a bit. New bag thing was fab, went for this in the end


First time I tried isotonic drink too (that in one bottle, water in the other). No idea if it helped bit it was nice to have something other than water to drink and I certainly still felt pretty strong at the end

Next week on hols and lots of cycling planned so just a couple of short runs I think. Then (for long runs) I'll do 13, 20, 13, 8, and then it's the race

That sound like a plan??

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Posted: 22/08/2014 at 18:10

Oh, and driving for an hour to get to a flat bit was a bloody stupid idea - had to drive an hour home again (obviously!) and almost fell out of the car

And just nearly poured a kettle full of water into the entire tin of tea bags rather than just my cup... Think I need a lie down...

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Posted: 22/08/2014 at 18:08

No need for a search party Spence, although if you're doing a tour of the tea shops then I'm more than willing to accompany you

Planned 17 miles, got to 8 and decided turning round at 8.5 was a bit pathetic so waited til 9, so altogether 18 miles done in 3.59.22 (and yes I did sprint the last bit back to the car )

Feckin long way, and no idea how I'm going to fit the other 8 miles of the marathon into an hour!

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Posted: 22/08/2014 at 09:43

What are they going to do with the poor girl DL, drove her round in circles til the find somewhere else?? Glad she won the trophy!


Morning all


Finding another waister at a race is easy - they're the ones in the toilet queue looking round vaguely I don't think you'd recognise one without already knowing they were going to be there though! Just post your races when you're going and someone will shout


17 miles for me today and i'm showing a strange reluctance to get out of bed and get on with it...





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Posted: 21/08/2014 at 18:53

and i was thinking of a bed with a pair of trainers sticking out of the end

well done mini yums! a grand achievement yums and no small thanks to your efforts!


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