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Sunday 1st March 2016

Posted: Yesterday at 21:25

And another 9.2 miles this afternoon (walking, with a load of envelopes) delivering more race numbers, including a swift pint at the pub en route.
Ale - 3 races , a 10 miler a 10k and a 2mile fun run. New route passes the end of my road, but I'll be running - well hobbling - it's the day after the Brecons marathon. 

Sunday 1st March 2016

Posted: Yesterday at 13:39

good work Dibs, make sure you rehydrate correctly
Have a safe trip LmH
what - 12.5 miles steady 
why - glorious sunny day and seemed rude not to
last rest - 15 days
last hard - some of this morning's hills

Football? Surely it's snooker weekend, absolute cracker of a match yesterday between Selby & Fu, the final should be another good game today. 

That annoying moment your chip fails in the London Marathon

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 23:48

Well the time is in keeping with recent standards, but she doesn't seem to have much luck with the chips..

Saturday 30th April 2016

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 18:45

nice photo OH, good to see you avoiding the hills
I do like the tearooms idea too!
well done RFJ & Ale on your runs
LmH - forgot to say,enjoy Greece
WP - there a 4 events in the series so maybe do one later in the year!
good luck Emz, 5k pacing? Consistent laps

8x800s done with 400 recoveries. Tough going but pleased to have nailed the session. Including w/u & c/d was 11.3 for the day. 
A further 2 1/2 hours walking this afternoon delivering the first block of race numbers for the village 10 miler in 2 weeks time.

Saturday 30th April 2016

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 08:12

I seldom run in anything other than short sleeves and shorts, it has to be well below zero to stop me sweating before the first mile's up!
Bizarre run yesterday, brilliant sunshine to start, then a hail shower, then rain and brilliant sunshine again. All in 45 minutes.
Lazy VLM too, the road barriers still up along Mudchute.

Ollie - yep, Welsh Trail marathon, two weeks today....a training run they call it
what - track 8x800s at steady pace
why - starting to get speed/mileage back up
last rest - 2 weeks
last hard - going to be today

Friday 29th April 2016

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 09:07

Morning all

what - easy lunchtime miles
why - planning on hitting the track tomorrow morning
last rest - 13 days
last hard - probably yesterday, had a 5.5 tempo along parts of the VLM route. Picked the pace up to see what sub GFA time feels like

lyric - don't think so

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 09:29

but lets also remember at the time football stadia were an accident waiting to happen (remember Bradford), so arguably the FA could have been more diligent with allocating venues.
However this was 27 years ago, and health and safety ain't what it was.
Let's also remember that football fans were seen then as drunken hooligans, spoiling for a fight, so hardly adored by the authorities. At the time, English teams were already banned from Europe following Heysel (co-incidentally caused by Liverpool "fans" climbing over a fence, although doubtless it could have been any set of supporters).

Tragic, and thankfully we have learned some valauble lessons.

Thursday 28th April 2016

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 09:15

Morning all,
GFA are subject to change, personally I've thought the senior ladies at 3h45 is a bit soft, for a 28 year old it's an age graded effort of 60.2%, for a man of the same age, it's 67.5%. It's sexist, pure and simple 

what - easy run at lunchtime
why - not training/coaching tonight (beers/curry with some work pals)
last rest - 11 days
last hard - QoP digging into my hamstring yesterday. Upside is she was pleased at how it has repaired and was more astonished that I actually did the sensible thing...

Lyric - possibly

That annoying moment your chip fails in the London Marathon

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 11:02

As Phillip has said number swapping is quite common, but I think it's beginning to dwindle as more and more local races now allow name transfers anything up to the Friday beforehand, which should catch on.
As secretary of my club I have a zero tolerance approach with respect to London. You can defer, and there is no passing of numbers. In the unlikely event you get caught, we lose our club places.

It's cheating pure and simple if you use a colleagues time as you're own GFA.

Wearing headphones in races

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 08:46

I posted this on our club's facebook page last week, and got one or two comments saying it's unfair on those 'responsible' headphone wearers.
Don't get me wrong - I sometimes do those horrible 8-10 mile midweek routine runs round the rat run with the music on. If I had it at a level where I could hear everything around me, I'd not hear the music. Music should be listened to at two volumes: loud or very loud.
Don't start with the "but I want to listen to a podcast/be read a book" - it's running, not storytime.

And as a daily commuter into London, can someone please design a headphone that makes music inaudible to everyone other than the listener. Especially in the "quiet" carriage.

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