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Posted: 03/03/2015 at 13:07

bains - hope the injury resolves soon and that the chiro works.  I've only had chiro once but it did seem to do the job, despite my scepticism.

Re: Bristol half.  It's a fast course.  The only downside is that the twists and turns all come in the closing 3-4 miles.  It's not the most scenic route, but they would have had to included proper hills to get out into the prettier parts of Bristol.  I'm biased because I ran my pb there and I'm only 10 minutes' walk from the start so for me it is the ultimate low stress race (plus they do reduced price entries for clubs that are prepared to bulk buy, so I have no travel costs and cheap race entry - what's not to like?!).

Legs felt pretty ok yesterday (certainly much fresher than they did after my pb at Bristol), so reassuring to know that a below par race didn't take too much out of them. 6 + 4 yesterday and (assuming I escape work in time) 15 today.

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Posted: 02/03/2015 at 13:54

Dachs: the Bristol course is pretty fast as long as you position yourself well at the start.  I don't think I've ever run very well there, but that's because it's usually too soon after a spring marathon.

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Posted: 01/03/2015 at 15:42
Wow! Well done Padams and Al. Storming runs from both of you!

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Posted: 01/03/2015 at 13:18
1.23.26 so the positive is 2nd fastest half ever. Negatives are slower than I wanted and just felt a bit flat. Wind an issue on the second lap although breathing was always pretty okay so suspect it's just that marathon training fatigue lingering.

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Posted: 01/03/2015 at 13:14
Scores on the doors apparently 1.23.26 (so Ward tells me via FB)! 89s slower than pb which I suspect is down to a combination of tougher conditions and no group to work with and 3 weeks earlier in the schedule. Breathing was fine but legs didn't have much to offer me today!

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Posted: 28/02/2015 at 10:14
MsE: if you can be honest with yourself tomorrow then leave the decision until you've warmed up or even start and promise yourself you'll pull out after lap 1 if things don't feel right. But if your competitive side will override commonsense once you've arrived and started racing, don't risk it.

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Posted: 26/02/2015 at 15:05

Al_P: if you warm up on the course it's usually then pretty easy to join the front of the white pen from the course. They weren't great about letting us do strides at the last minute last year, which they had been previously, but hopefully that will have changed back this year...

Tmap: thanks for putting everyone straight  I was indeed a cox back in the day, but very much at college level rather than anything impressive!

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Posted: 26/02/2015 at 12:53

Lorenzo: BHCO and NBS.

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Posted: 26/02/2015 at 10:07

Having seen the weather forecast for Bath (, I'm just hoping that MsE and I can find some windbreaks.  There have to be advantages to being small!

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Posted: 24/02/2015 at 17:08
Phil: I saw that, too. Made me regret the 9 I did last night and the 8 I did this morning. Will probably still do 11 tomorrow, though!
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