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Posted: 03/02/2016 at 21:33
Will definitely sponsor Martin.

Hope Susan is feeling okay also. Doesn't sound good.

sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: 31/01/2016 at 23:10
Shedboy, 17 miles on a dreadmill... Nuts. I find they hurt legs and knees more as feet hitting same places. Not one I'd do if injured. KT tape definitely works though.

Susan, hope you're feeling better. Howard too, see below.

Ikle, L2B looked really well organised event, my wife did the walking option last year. Oddles of food at checkpoints, but some big hills before the end, mile 51. It's not the road route that was linked with Comrades, but not all off road either. Maybe 35 percent off. 6 weeks is plenty of time. Focus on that sub 4 though right now.

Careful week for me after flu, moving into a cough. Ran with a friend last weekend who had bad flu before Xmas, helping her do 3:45 training pace long run. Steady hill session next day not flat out then 4 days rest from running outside, not risking cough turning into a chest infection. Seems to have worked.
Few visits to gym for sauna, Did manage to find the only treadmill set to miles per hour not km. 8-9 speed setting was a little faster than I expected.

Yesterday 16 miles at MP + 60s, then ran with same club pal again to get another 15 in at her pace (also comrades race pace). Good base training.

sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: 18/01/2016 at 19:30
Wot no snow man photos Shedboy? Hills are my weekly friends.

Ikle, I've probably said this before but I rate a 20 over a half for maras. Every marathon I've raced, there has been a hard 18-20 miler event 2-4 weeks before that. Half gives you an idea of speed from training but little else that helps you on big day. The longer option lets you practice race pace, kit, endurance, gels. Result way more confidence on your target, especially if it's hard hillier 18-20, and marathon is flat.

Spitfire 20 and Cranleigh are near to you but plenty of others. You don't have to race it fully even, a few MP sections.

First new PT session, bmi is below 25 but body fat needs to drop or lean muscle increase. Those hills need every little helps.

sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 19:05
TOTP ! It's a sign of good things to come.

sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 19:04
Hang on Shedboy, you said really really hilly, I said very very hilly . Are they different? Or am I in imperial old school feet, you're in metric metres.

I have family in Bishopton and Cardonald so Glasgow race is easy one for me. JL Round is one of the few UK road ultras I know of so would be good. Do some trail 26 or ultras to build up. Will help massively practising.

We await snow man"thing" photos. Good 15 miles, snow is harder on your leg muscles lifting & adjusting. DOMs!

Good run by Ikle supporting her friend too.

1:33 half for me dragging few extra Xmas pounds up hills, plus suffering with cold and blocked ear off/ on last week. Not too bad. Day 0 of new block of training.

sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: 15/01/2016 at 20:57
Athlete Ikle! Sub 4 should be easy for you.
Someone posted pictures of the course for another trail marathon soon... Very muddy, 18 inches of water in some places. Hope your friend is okay.

Shed boy, a friend did the ultra last year. John Lucas Round? Remember Fido, Martin, myself have all done tough 5000ft plus ultras so can cope with very very hilly. .

Helsby half for me Sunday, snow forecast so who knows.
Also looking at a spring training camp.

sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: 12/01/2016 at 22:55
Nice glass of champers I hope? or the alkseltzer needed after...

Good work on the park run Howard, my missus is tempted now I've explained it to her. We did a local uber fast 5k awhile back - not park run.. she thought it was the same thing.

sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: 07/01/2016 at 00:04
Jcg, top quality graphic design. Took me a few seconds...

Howard, good heart rate for a "youngster".

Ikle, sounds all good and TOTP. 10 x 1 min is really short for a marathon, 10 minutes? You're a Veteran marathon runner not a beginner. Which plan is it?

Shedboy, garmins look nice, but new models out before you blink - 235 now? (Plus some scary expensive Fenix). Good HR. which ultra? I usually aim to run a marathon then do a hill session the day after... Give it a try.

All good here, felt a bit off over Xmas, tired, just needed a rest from work, and more sleep.
Did a mixed pace intervals last night 2k at hm pace 3 times mixed in with 1 mile at 10k, 1k at 5k pace, 0.5k at God knows what pace. All under my race targets. 10 hours sleep definitely helped.

Getting some pt sessions so testing body fat and other measurements, power to weight ratio important for upcoming hilly races. Any info, will share.

sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: 30/12/2015 at 12:42
A late happy Christmas to you all. In the interests of work sanity, removed all email off my phone so lost the link for sub 4. And then forgot about you all. Doh All this talk of tattoos?

Shedboy, sounds inspiring.

JCG you could pace Ikle for Manchester. Or just first half even. There is a 10% off code now till Jan 1st if you're tempted. When is the ironman?

Ikle all sounds good Manc training starting. 10x 1 minute a bit short?

Howard, sounds like a good drinking game. Bridge over troubled water is not easy pick.. The last section? Marathon pace is hard for me on my own often too. With others fine though.

Very quiet Xmas for us, just chilling and relaxing. Equally did the no TV thing like Howard, after Christmas dinner, meeting up after was more like long walks, soup, nibbles & cheese, wood burner on, music playing some nice acoustic guitars or jazz on Google , reading a few books and chatting. And much better sleep too. Plus happy cats by the fire.

Running continues, few training sessions and long runs. I did have my first ever DNF at our clubs inaugural beer mile though, two beers and felt like puking.. Dropped out after 0.5 mile in 5 minutes. Fun but not pleasant. Absolutely ravenous after though, beer but no munchies or food is just so wrong.

sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: 11/12/2015 at 20:01
We did miss you Fido. Good to meet up and clink a few glasses.
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