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Posted: 20/06/2016 at 09:34

Lorenzo - great result and report - but the big question remains, did you go clubbing afterwards?

Birch - must have felt good to be racing again, even on that little sleep!

PMJ - excellent mile result

My jolly involved expresso martinis at 1am which probably wasn't the wisest idea...but good fun!  Did a 6 mile progressive pace run Saturday and then 8 steady yesterday.  My hip's been feeling a bit sore recently so decided not to do more than that. I'll see how it reacts this week and then hopefully take the distance up a bit again at the weekend.


Sub 3h15

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 08:20

Lorenzo - OK, so it was only a marathon but Minni took us clubbing on the Toon after the Town Moor in 2012. Did wonders for the DOMS - my legs felt the best ever the next day after a marathon. So I'd say go for it 

Poacher - I agree that was a cracking quote in BB's post.  I also couldn't resist the temptation of going back to 2014 and finding out what the reference to "walnut" was all about....really wished I hadn't done that

I'm off shortly for a two-day half-jolly/half-work thing in a posh hotel in Newbury.  We'll be working this afternoon but the hotel have agreed to record the football for anyone who wants to watch it afterwards....what are the chances of nobody checking the scores on their phones....?

Sub 3h15

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 09:01

Euph - there's a blast from the past!  How the devil are you?  VLM 2009 I think was when we met on the blue start?  Sounds like you have been getting into some serious long stuff, rather you than me

Badbark - epic stuff!

Bit busy this week so not really keeping up or running much - just a few short treadmill sessions this week, but I will get outside later today.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 08:16

Terrific parkrunning OO, Lorenzo and Leslie

PMJ - that is a very speedy 4 miler! Nice to run in Central Park - I was there one year and there was a race on, I think that was 4 miles too. I wasn't running it (I ran in the opposite direction!), but I couldn't believe how many runners there were - I can quite imagine half a mile to the last pen. It was the end of January and absolutely freezing cold too.

GD - nice 10 miler, good way to kick off the Berlin campaign.

Another interval session on Saturday and then 15 miles yesterday.  Lovely to get out in some sunshine for once.


Sub 3h15

Posted: 03/06/2016 at 08:46

Fantastic report BI - really enjoyed reading that. 

Sub 3h15

Posted: 31/05/2016 at 09:06

Bike It - well toughed out...I can't even imagine being out there for 10 hours, and given how much pain you were in it's just amazing to get through that.

BB - another sub-3....never in doubt!

CSMLFC - that's a great result so soon after Manchester

Poacher - not bad for a V60

Made the most of the decent weather over the weekend - and actually did some intervals on Saturday.  Only 6 x 3 minutes but it felt good to get some speed. Although not that fast (pace was around 6.30), but not too bad.  Then 15 miles on Sunday and a steady 5 miles yesterday. 

Sub 3h15

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 08:08

Keeping everything crossed for you Bike It.

While you boys were out on your Grifters and Choppers, us girls had this.....I give you the Rayleigh Shopper!

 Oh yes, those were the days...

Sub 3h15

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 07:16

Just caught up on the WP news - fabulous reports from both of you Poacher and Gul. 

Gul - the start of your marathon was like one of those dreams where you are late for the start - what a panic!  Sorry it didn't quite go to plan, but a PB on a course like that is no bad thing.

Poacher - fantastic to get that guy to the finish!  Well played sir.

GM - sounds like you have some answers and hopefully the specialist can tell you more.  Take it easy.

BI - very excited for you.  Might listen to the marathon talk episode when they did comrades, as it make the hairs on the back of my neck stand up, it's so atmospheric.

Enforced cut back week for me (not that I'm cutting back from very much!) - just don't have a lot of time to get out there.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 16:34

Looking forward to the WP smackdown this weekend - hope it goes well for Gul and Poacher and may the bets man win 

I like scotch eggs too, so definitely don't want to know about Lorenzo's experience...

GD - is Dorking 10 hilly?  Couple of good club sessions there.

OO - smashing 10k 

Not a lot of interesting running from me this week - one sort of tempo and a few steady runs, plus some weights (leg press mainly).  Looks like a fairly decent weekend for running so will get out both days I expect.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 08:06

All this talk of ultra training makes me feel slightly inadequate! Badbark - that was a mental Saturday

Leslie - great to get a comeback race

GD - I say go for it.  Have faith in your coach!

Jools - nice parkrunning

Poacher - I've done Druridge Bay before, once when we were on holiday in Northumberland.  Lovely place, nice flat fast course as well.  Minni was meant to meet me there but she wimped out

Abbers - the new job is going well, thanks.  Longer days and I am proper knackered by Friday evening, but it's a good place.

I did a lovely 13 miles on Sunday - an out and back route between two pubs we go to (and no, I didn't stop for a sharpener!).  Some gentle hills along the way and just a light breeze was perfect.

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