Dubai Dave

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RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 16:23
Back from Liverpool bay

2old: very impressive half, Blackpool is not very inspiring and thats beng polite.

Wash; welcome, your times show that sub 3-30 is on

Chick: spring is here in Wiltshire, nice long run.

04S: positive new re knee, you would hate the Maldives most islands are too small to run around.

AA: see above! Great place though. i've been married more an 25 years just not to the same person!

Nell; your moderate pace is impressive.

Barry; good steady training.

Was offshore Blackpool for 10 days, did damn all and gave ankle a rest. Got back Tuesday night, ran 5 on weds, nothing hurt. cycled 35 miles with 1000M of climbing Thurs, ran 5 on friday and ankle hurt a bit. Cycled 40 on Sat, and today was Larmer Tree 20 an offroad spectacular which was 21 miles with very nearly 3,000 feet of ascent, nearly quit at 5 miles, came even closer at 10 miles, the cider at 15 helped, the cramp at 17 was agony (have never had cramp running before) but got going again to lurch home in 3-50 ish. Living proof that 20 very hard offroad miles is faintly stupid when you have hardly run for three weeks and probably overcooked it over the previous 4 days, but cider cures all ills.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 10:02
AA: no pressure then! 3-39 should be a walk in the park even as Snow White!

Chick: yeah i too feel like retiring from time to time but then stuborness takes over

Barry: good to see you back

2Old: impressive weeks training

Lots of cycling and swimming this week as ankle is sore, ran 6 x 800 with club on Thursday and stunned myself by doing them all in around 3-10. fitter than I thought. Off working on a work barge off Blackpool for 7 - 10 days, so missed 10 mile race today and probably nect weeks 20 mile race, but I suspect my ankle might benefit from 7 days or so of complete rest, it's been getting worse by the week.

Pirate kit order opinion poll

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 14:33


Ease & frequency of ordering.

My LG cycle jacket is still good, cycle shirt and tri shorts not so good, always good to see what is out there.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 14:21
O4S: fingers crossed, missed you at Blackmore Vale half!

AA: old and fat I think not, still a a very decent hqlf on a windy day. Damn sure i cant get under 1-40 any more

2Old: good long run there.

Bro: good ykw, you're going to smash that PB.

Barry: hope your soon back on track

I had a genuine cut back week this week, 45 miles running, 2 swimming and no cycling..... Too bloody wet! Still stuggling with dodgy ankle, can run it off as long as run is further than 10 miles! Had a good quality session with club on Thursday, was running with people who I normally only see the back of, so inspired I did ykw on Sat, 22-01, need to take a minute off that. Then 21.5 in 3-02 yesterday which was quite a bit quicker pace than I expected but felt easy enough so some level of fitness clearly returning.

Options for Kit

Posted: 17/02/2016 at 22:53
I think BB has summed up the situation with regards to the way forward, this is pretty well exactly the process we have just been through in my running club. In practice the ability for individuals to order directly from the supplier when the club shop is open has been well recieved and an absolute godsend to the kit man (me!).

As i have decided to come out of retirement for Outlaw Hookham and Weymouth I guess I'm back in the Pirate mix, my LG kit especially the cycling jacket has with stood a high degree of abuse but its always good to see whats on offer, times change.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 20:49
Barry: swimming tends to have epiphany moments, nice training

2Old: looking good

Chick: nice long run

AA: hope Bramley went well.

Alleged cut back week for me so two rest days, still put in 11 hours though, 25 miles run, 85 miles cycled, 2 miles swum, included 20 miles today not quick but felt pretty easy.... Fitness is coming.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 17:04
Bro: marathons are grossly overrated , stick to the short stuff for 12 months and your speed will come.

2old: that's a lot quicker than I run these days, x training is the way forward as we get older

Barry: speedy stuff, it's Outlaw Hookham in July that I'm doing

?? M went pretty well as expected 1-47-17, I have lost a minute each year for the past 3 years! Horrible course with 850' feet of climbing, every year I say I won't do it again! TBH I'm happy enough with that as no longer train seriously.

Ran 5 quickish yesterday and cycled 35 today with over 1000M of climbing, it was cold.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 11:40

Chick: sounds as if you had a great holiday, dont stress about your marathons, there is plenty of time and you know what its all about, you might just surprise yourself by not having trained so hard.

AA: hope you have kicked the CNBA fairy into touch, hard to motivate yourself on a day like today though!

Ticking along here, actually I guess a bit more than ticking, this week has seen 100 miles of cycling, 3 miles of swimming and 30 miles of running, but there has not been much quality in there bar Thursday club fartlek session. Tomorrow is Blackmore Vale 1/2M. Its a horrible course hated equally by myself and O4S, anything under 1-50 will be a triumph given the total lack of quality in my training.

Holkham Outlaw

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 16:12

Coming out of retirement for this, god knows why

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 31/01/2016 at 19:55

Freemers: good to see you, its hard when you have achieved more than you ever imagined, have had the same problem since 2011! 

AA: good to see you to, good luck with dropping intervals, personally I beleive in them but were all different.

Barry: I know more than one who has a IM tattoo despite doing a non IM branded 226, its a personal call. 

2Old: niggles are a fact of life when you get old. Keep ticking over the day will come when we cant.

Ticking over myself, swimming going well, cycling when not too wet, Stonehenge Stomp today, 20 miles of ankle sucking mud, legs cooked now

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