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Posted: 04/10/2015 at 22:24
Welcome Hanna. Sub 4 just barely at the moment, very tight though, many would fail especially men. You might knock some time off with training but not guaranteed. Will it be your first marathon?

Nice one Martin. Sensible to back off, legs less trashed then.
Howard good stuff.

sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 17:46
Plus..where is Saint Susan?

sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 17:45
Nice Pb Ikle. I thought your cats were weird as they're yours
Great PB, something to push on training wise to get 10k and half down?

Projected time for a sub 22 5km runner must be well under sub 4.. Just saying. Something for future though. Build on this next year.

Fido, absolutely true about the inspiration engine. Hope things sort out for you soon with Phiz. One legged squats and similar are so NOT easy to start with. If you use a Trx or freedom trainer, make it easier and use for other exercises.
Plenty of others you can do with hand weights, front & sumo squat, reverse lunges, split squats, box step ups. Maybe see a PT?

Howard hope it went well.

Working on inspiration today. 18.5 miles around Snowdonia in 2hrs 30ish... Awesome.
Beautiful scenery, and just treated race as training run. Very undulating whole time but one huge 1 mile + hill in last two miles (steeper than Polly Shotts fido and Martin!).
So pretty though, through green valleys, around lakes and even a steam train tooting its horn at one point.. Looked like hobbit country. 9 pound to enter. Fabulous. Need more runs like this.

sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 00:21
Thanks for the shoulder rub and hugs from your weirdly named cats Ikle, plus thanks to Howard, Martin.

Along with Mrs FRC s aunty passing away, has been a tough 12 months, with work, family, car breaking down 4-5 times and this silly running thing. Getting there, but even coming downstairs to make my early long run breakfast, realise T not around for his own bowl early and not there to lick the butter off my plate... Little things.

Martin 50 in 50.. Some mix of challenges, 50 milers? Up run I found relatively okay. Down was nasty.

JustCoop plans sound good. Need to sort your sister out though.

Training actually going okay, after a minor dip with tonsils. A few 20s, lots of intervals and some hills. 18 mile race this weekend at Snowdonia, then maybe couple of marathons till mid November, try get near PB & GFA. Not really feeling Comrades this year, or any event(s) really inspiring me.

Transylvania 50/100k did sound fun though... Start and finish at Dracula's castle? Wonder if you need head torch. Err crucifix?

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Posted: 20/09/2015 at 16:57
Howard, sounds a great break. And lovely for Ella to run with you. Running well, any plans?

Martin good number 58 marathon, with more to come. 100 by 2017?

JCG, nice target for you Outlaw. Friend is doing her first IM next week Mallorca, not sure she's done a half yet, so a very big jump. Could be interesting...

Ikle, hope the 10k went well. And completely agree, running equals therapy.

Still running, but had most of last week off with throat infection. Did give me 4 days off seeing my ginger cat, after another week holiday in August. Two weeks out of 5 since he took ill. Priceless it turned out to be.
He dipped Friday night, took him to vets Saturday to get another two week shot, then mostly just slept apart from a walk around his favourite garden. However by 5pm, still no improvement and not eating. He passed away in my arms before we could even get him in the car to the emergency vets. Felt like a long drive with us both crying.
if Fido is Fido2 Dogs, then my name would be FR 3 cats. Tough week for us both, house quiet even with the other two.
Managed 12k Thursday alternating 2k at Marathon pace, next 2k faster at marathon pace - 20 seconds. No recovery. Very tough.
Then 20 miles today, but had a cry during one mile, friend asked how our cat was.

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Posted: 31/08/2015 at 00:37
Ikle, you should be impressed by that sub 4 time.. and Martins 35716 number even more so since it's represents 1000s of hours of training for Comrades (x 4 I believe). He's earned and proud of it. Never seen Les Mis.

Martin great time. And some pacing. I do long runs at about 60-90 seconds above if targeting Marathon.., but lots of speed work. Maybe you need to reassess your paces. Long go slower, shorter faster?

Just coop, don't worry too much about weight. I've run faster when heavier. Sure will change now you're back. Cleaner diet doesn't have to be drastic. I need carbs, very sluggish tired if I try running low, but more fat burning doing ultras and try use less on long runs. Carbs in veg remember. Cut out refined processed / sugar yes.

Phantom Susan, whoever you are, that's a great time for 1500.

Decent training weekend for me, 17 miles at MP + 60 seconds, and then in afternoon ran with club ladies again for another 5 miles. Got five this weekend to come out on trail multi terrain course, and all hopefully will now run the 4 races in September, but now more confident.. So that was good.
One cat not doing so well, just having last few days with him.. Will see.

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Posted: 27/08/2015 at 23:29
Anyone else get phantom emails telling you there is an update from Susan but then nothing there? Had about 3-4 the last week.

Martin, your body is finally catching up with all that mileage. Good to get some PBs.

Fido, hope it all sorts out. Very positive though. Didn't think vegans had lard?

Getting some good runs in, speed is starting to come back. Have felt very chesty though and struggling with hayfever in July.Much better tonight. May have entered a sneaky marathon also..

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Posted: 22/08/2015 at 20:20
Hope the park run went well, Susan. Holiday sounds great.

Hmmm lemon drizzle cake. Ikle upto some madness too, doing 10k every day for 10ks. Maybe there is something special in the cake.

Shedboy great stuff. I'm not a fan of rigid plans either so in agreement. 3 days also for my best times, with some XT. Rest day instead of recovery run for me. Which mara did you do?

Post tr24 with Ikle and crew not much to report for me. We all had a great time, still one of my favourite events. A bit down mentally after, no events booked and not in the mood.. Mojo used up for awhile. Lots on at work and one cat sick with kidney problems, hanging in there just. Chipping away at shorter stuff & speed work, now with a fabulous park run nearby finally, 2-3 mile jog away. Nearly back to sub 20.

Fun trail run with friends today, then after took some nervous female club runners around multi terrain course & league coming up in Sept. They were going to just support but now no worries so will run. Got as much out of running with them as some races. Good for the soul & mojo.

sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: 01/08/2015 at 18:03
Well done Ikle, that's a good marathon a week after TR24, why were you up at 4:52 though, Early start to get there?

And no medal for the enduro, that's not good. Doesn't sound like you enjoyed it, or some chunks of it. Can't say I fancy a solo 12/24 race, laps bore me unless in a team..I want to see new worlds and civilisations.. To boldly go (hang on, that's something else) Did you run/ walk the laps or just run? Not clear..
The feeling Sick is common. Fido has it, and slow duck on comrades thread.

Double oh Dave, welcome. You're not far off, just a few good months training and there.
In agreement with Fidos .suggestion a.) 10 mile session at MP.. I do 8-12 at MP. Even with a few minutes break if going down to running club. Long runs I do MP plus 60-90s, maybe some chunks of 2-4 miles at MP near the end. Rest of time, want to be fresh for the next weeks runs.

Park run Marshal today, then nipped on train for F3 circuit.. Designed by sports science pal of mine. The hour felt far worse than a TR24 lap...horrible mix of short cardio 10 second bursts and strength after in 30s chunks.. Uses up every last bit of energy.. And then finding still another set to do. Horrible during the session, great after.

Good weekend all.

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Posted: 31/07/2015 at 00:08
Awesome susan. thats great running.

we had a great weekend, camping out. having two teams was good fun, three really as one of my friends was also doing it as a solo ultra and camping with us so his wife had people to talk to. very weird conditions underfoot.

Hoping this report is the ultra 5-6 weeks ago Ikle is talking about.. as she only did 3 laps at TR24.. after 4 laps last year), but refused a 4th available as it was raining and a bit chilly. softy southener

Everyone had gone by the time we got back to camp.
My OH managed two laps, as did Ikle's. Think there was a bit of a surprise race going on...Ikle? spill the beans.

JGC, you're always welcome. Mike hopefully back to.
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