Hans C

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Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 22:14

Hi Christian, delighted to read your injury is settling. I was blighted by shin splints a few years ago. Patience was the key to settling the pain. Unfortunately I wasn't blessed with much of that quality. Spen20 was challenging, but a great confidence booster. 8min/m on that course augers well for a flat marathon.

Chicksta, great to touch base again. I did read about the slow runner, but have been getting conflicting stories. Apparently slower runners were given the option of starting slightly earlier and indeed two others did. In addition other runners, running at the same pace as said slow runner (12m/mile) weren't stopped and weren't aware of a runner being stopped. I don't know all the facts but 'slow runner' was stopped within first two miles. It sounds like the situation was handled badly. Anyone else know more details?

Puffsta: you are a main source of inspiration for my marathon nutritional needs. Chilli Shepherds Pie ranks near the top near Chilli Lasagna with Tortilla wrap layers.

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 09:58

Ok, never post first and then read Angela's race report- serious case of inadequate!

Malcs:You tube? I was aiming for Hollywood blockbuster. Lost a few points for unorthodox landing

Reikirabbit: Many thanks, I was starting to get paranoid and avoiding blackcats and ladders. Hope your niggles are settling ok. Incidentally I found the photo I took at York Marathon last year of Malcs,Sarah, you and I. If anyone fancies a copy, feel free to PM me.

Chicksta, glad to hear the health issues are settling. Cool name to go with the shell suit (Oh my!)

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 08:24

Hello all, long time no post. My only excuse is an inability to keep pace with the thread. Heres hoping for more success keeping pace at Manchester Marathon, chasing the Sub 3-30 Holy Grail.

Training has been colourful. Apparently it is poor form to cartwheel over the top of a baby buggy whilst doing a parkrun. Baby is fine but I dislocated my finger. Warm down, smelling like a horse in the hospital is ill-advised. I did however finish the parkrun.

The consultant advised a few weeks off work and no exercise. I am self-employed and in training.I don't think I am going to get 'Patient of the year Award.' Seriously the NHS was superb.

If you are looking for a confidence boost in your training, Don't run the hilly Liversedge Half Marathon with poor sleep, jet lag and a cold. It would explain the extra 5 minutes from the last time I ran the race.

I did however run the 'Spen 20 Miler' this weekend. It is pretty hilly (and covers big chunks of the aforementioned Liversedge Half course.) Running to feel and with a fellow parkrunner had us covering the distance in 2h40. We finished strong and the last mile was the quickest split. Another 10km in 50min and that sub3-30 is mine! Oh and I equaled my buggy parkrun PB in 21:09 the previous day. (Does that get me half a PB klaxon?)

Quietly confident at this point. (Must be getting superstitious, I am rarely quiet!)

Soups: Keep up the good work, inspiring stuff going on here and so happy to see you bounce back from the injury.

Lot of Gangsta's on this thread all of a sudden.


Comrades 2015

Posted: 14/01/2015 at 08:34

Stevo, there is a Comrades Facebook group and some runners are asking about place transfers. Feel free to get in touch if you can't track them down.

Comrades 2015

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 22:16

Congrats Stevo, I had the same situation last year. Bundle of joy is worth it. Will congratulate at Greenhead park

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 23/12/2014 at 22:39

Hey Mr P, could we add Hans C to Manchester Marathon at your convenience please?

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 21/12/2014 at 22:06

Hey Soups, could you get your PA to add me to the Manchester list please. 

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 21/12/2014 at 16:17

Count me in for manchester please.

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 21/12/2014 at 10:03

Hey Minni Ripon is 12/7/15. They do a weekend festival with camping and bands. Mrs Hans and I are both doing our first Olympic distance. True to form I went straight from sprint to half iron this year.

Soups, it's the kind of book where you read a bit and then think 'Thats me!' You then pause to digest and then move on. It does make sense though.

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 20/12/2014 at 23:31

Hey Soups (or should that be Slops after the Xmas do?)

About 40% of the way through 'The Chimp Paradigm.' Great book with powerful insights. Although after 4 ultras and an arctic Pakrun, I diagnosed myself as crazy. I do enjoy pacing though I am not always accurate. People thanking you for a PB is pretty special.

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