Gary Fatbloke

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Kent Roadrunner Marathon 2014

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 13:39

An excellent race again, I don't like running in the heat but managed a 6 minute PB so can't complain. And coincidentally I finished in exactly the same position as last year! I've only done 2 marathons, this year's and last year's KRR, and the organisation is just so good I'm sure if I do a different one I'll be comparing it to TZ's efforts!

Ian and his team certainly know how to put on an event.


Garmin Connect Lap time Issue

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 23:09

Just stumbled across this thread and I've been having similar issues. I have my 305 set to autopause when I stop. For my long runs on a Sunday I run to the club and then wait around for the other members to arrive. This time has previously not been included in my splits. However I have a split of 12.01 and a moving time of 20.58. On Fetch this is shown as 12.01 and the overall pause time is shown below the splits.

Thinking there was something wrong with the watch last Sunday I stopped the watch when I arrived at the club and restarted it when we started running again. This time, on Garmin Connect, I have a 10.26 split and a moving time of 24.55 even though the timer was stopped! Again, on Fetch this is shown as 10.26.

I've checked Garmin Training Center which I have installed and the splits are correct there. It's very frustrating not being able to see the correct splits on the device's native website!

working at it slowly

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 07:08

Good morning all,

just passing through and will catch up fully this evening.

RW v Fetch June Running Challenge

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 20:29

Hi all, I logged just over 19 1/2 miles earlier over 2 runs from this week. Just under 14 today with the club, I wasn't expecting to do so many today. I've set myself a very modest target of  70 miles this month and am well on course to reach that.

working at it slowly

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 20:55

BGT - Britain's Gormless T**ts, so says the man who religiously watches Strictly! I clicked on Snaily's link, sounds like it could be a fun day out. Are you looking to buy one of the winners?

I really should have known better, went and marshalled at Parkrun this morning in my shorts and sandals, it was chilly. I decided that we would have a BBQ this evening, Mrs GFB didn't go to chiropractor as chiropractor was stuck on motorway miles from home. Lit BBQ at 6 and cooked from about 6.30, the food was lovely but it was so bloody cold, even with a fire in the fire pit. Ended up having to put the fire out with the watering can and came back inside. Who'd have thought that the longest day is only a couple of weeks away?

Did the eggs hit smug b'stard?

working at it slowly

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 07:47


Spence - No socks and no knotted hankie on my head either! What an image that conjours up!

XB - Up and at them, well run already this morning.

Flibberty - Enjoy your 4 days off, I'm looking forward to a long weekend we've got off in 3 weeks time.

Snaily - I've got no gardening advice, I don't do gardening either! It's a wonder our house is still standing and we're not overrun with weeds. Thank goodness for Mrs GFB!

Off to Parkrun shortly for my usual marshalling duties, then Mrs is off to the hairdressers to be re-coloured and then the chiropractor.

Hope you don't mind but here's a couple of photos I posted in the Fetch gallery.

I still get a real buzz knowing that I actually completed a marathon!

working at it slowly

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 22:25

Blimey, it's quiet in here tonight. Didn't get out at lunchtime for a plod but did have a sports massage this evening. Fizio said that my legs were in very good shape considering I'd run a mara on Saturday. Apart from tight ITB's both sides, right much tighter than left, there were no other issues. I'm sure I can't have done this marathon lark correctly.

Oh, and I did wear my shorts into the office today along with sandals! No one fainted and I wasn't attacked so if the weather is the same next week I might wear them again! I didn't do any DIY tonight (or ever in fact) but I'm having a couple of glasses of red.

Off to marshall Parkrun in the morning, missed my first one last week for some unkown reason! Eldest son was going to run but he ran yesterday and also played 5 a side in the evening but is now too sore to run, hopefully he'll be up and running next Saturday.


working at it slowly

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 07:14

Morning all, not first up am I? Got a post marathon sports massage tonight and may have a plod at lunchtime. It's raining here this morning but supposed to be sunny later and I may venture into work in my shorts, that'll scare a few in the office!

Westie, safe journey home,

Mr Spence, hopefully the second interview will be a goer and he can make a decision after that.

Coffee's on.

Weight loss name and shame (or congratulate!)

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 13:47

Afternoon all, weighed myself after my marathon and lost 4 pounds during the race. weighed my self on Tuesday and I'd put those 4 back on and another 2! Weighed myself this morning and have lost 4 of the 6 I'd put back on!

Anyway, enough of my swings and roundabouts weight loss, I managed a very slow 6 with the club last night with no reaction. I've also entered a second marathon, The Kent Coastal on 1st September.

working at it slowly

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 13:44

Afternoon, where do the days go to? I didn't have time to get on yesterday but have read and caught up but a lot of it goes in and out at the same time. I've never been into horses so that all goes over my head! And all this talk of academia and publishing, blimey I'm in amongst some right clever cloggs here!

Good luck to Mr Spence in his new underpants.

Now, when I first started posting here I was a happly lardarse but you lot have changed me. Not only have I run one marathon I have now entered a second, the Kent Coastal Marathon on 1st September., if you see some grey haired Ifield runner on the day then that will be me! 

Quick question for previous marathoners, what's the best way to train for a second marathon which is 12 weeks away, given that it's only 5 days since I ran my last one? Should I just follow the last 12 weeks of my previous schedule?

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