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Posted: 17/12/2014 at 15:55

Actually DTIES I think Science says that - for men at least - apparently good for avoiding prostate cancer...

Comrades 2015

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 15:42

In now, but OH is now ill. I am at the stage where my hacking cough makes me sound dreadful but it's caused by the result of my antibodies actually getting going, and I am in fact a bit better than the quiet, wan creature of yesterday and Monday.

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Posted: 16/12/2014 at 13:38
Chunkyftg v wise, it can be a fact finding exercise for your autumn marathon

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Posted: 16/12/2014 at 12:24

Good luck Susan. Hang in there, a stitch in time saves 9 etc.

I am back at work after taking yesterday off sick - not sure I would have come in today but it's the cleaning lady's day.Haven't run since parkrun. Well I guess the rest will do me good. It's one of those bizarre lurgies where you just feel very weak and tired and lightheaded rather than yer actual snot/cough/nausea so could be worse.

OTOH, the OH did a PB by 1 1/2 mins at a 10k on Sunday! well done mr speedy pants (he'll be beating my PBs soon, he's already faster than I am now!).

Welcome chunkyftg!

Wishful Thinking had a HM PB of 1:48 but I managed to scrape a 3:59 off a HM pb of 1:53 at Reading (an easier course than Bedford?) so it can be done.

As FRC says, by and large women convert HM to M slightly better but we are all individuals. A lot of blokes do find it hard to keep their pace down in the first 20 miles and that (I think) can make a big difference. I did my PB neg split having done a lot of long runs with MP sections at the end*. From the sound of it you are "really" faster than a 1:5x HM as you say, so if you can get the endurance work in and not screw up the pacing and fuelling on the day... 

TBH you could probably set out with the 4:15 crowd, pull clear at 15k, go through half way in 2:05 and then do the second half in 1:54!

This is a very broad church here, we have some sub 3:30 folks and some like me for whom, it's fair to say, sub-4 is not a realistic target this year or next  year ....

*That was 4 years ago now mind, I'll be happy to get under 4:20 now. 

Comrades 2015

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 09:41
That is LHR to Due ret for less than 650 : sorry, forgot less than signs get mopped up as HTML!

Comrades 2015

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 09:39
Passing on tip, Expedia have DUR with virgin+BA. Though obv is still cheaper probably to book LON-JNB for low 500s eg Air France then Mango &/or Kuhlula for the last leg.
Urgh have a pre Xmas lurgie - off work yesterday, only in today as cleaning lady due. Still no doubt the rest will do me good; always a silver lining...

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Posted: 08/12/2014 at 17:20

I did a romantic moonlit (+ torches) run with OH yesterday evening as daytime was filled with family stuff ...moonlight v. handy when the tasty family meal meant I had to nip behind a bush to commune with Nature!

10:30 m/m and quite happy with that at the moment (must book a massage).

Xmas tree needs doing but foam rollering first :/

Hope not to find any more mice (squashed or not) in the loft ... 

Comrades 2015

Posted: 05/12/2014 at 14:41

@Chris Hob you may enjoy Jacquie's interview on MarathonTalk  I know I did. I have been very good though and not given away any answers to your questions

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Posted: 03/12/2014 at 17:16

Well there is you, PH and a mate from Abo parkrun currently signed up to do it (that I know) ...! Was (in an irrational moment) vaguely tempted by the Berlin Wall event which is a) cool I mean run the Berlin wall route b) flat and civilized (no mud no flood etc) but recalling that after just slightly over HALF that distance I had trouble getting 100 yards made me see sense! One of the Comrades ladies has gone in for it though ... which is a pity as we can't then do the 2x50 mile relay as a recce

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Posted: 01/12/2014 at 13:57

Martin, I'm on the waiting list for a Sat or Sun from Week At The Knees ... 

... also MK20 in er March and MK mara in May. So you could say that!


Was running down the Thames Path for a little while yesterday - wet feet + Oxfordshire Swamp being safer than a road with no pavement or speed limit, in the fog - thought of you and Hipps ! One of my parkrun pals also doing it, but he finished 5th in the Tooting 24h track race so him I don't worry about !

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Ladies: clothing tips to keep bum + thighs warm in the bitter cold

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That seems to be the floor for membership prices, unless anyone knows of cheaper 
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The jump from HM to 26.2 is quite big! 
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I hear a recent firmware release *may* have added this - is this true? 
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Closed? On a Monday? Really? 
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Inexpensive to buy AND POST, but pleasing... 
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Where can I get one? Black/refl yes, yellow/refl - cannot find! 
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fritter your life away reading 3 year old copies of Running Times... 
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Garmin "Keep 1/3 Months", delete rest: not working

I choose "keep 1" or "keep 3" months but it keeps it all - help! 
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Garmin - export from MotionBased to import into Sport Tracks?

bulk export? screenscraper? or wot? 
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