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Posted: 25/05/2015 at 11:59
Ooof. Not pretty! Could only muster 39.40ish with a big positive split, so the man flu was lingering. Feel stupidly knackered.... fingers crossed for a better time at Bristol on Sunday!

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Posted: 25/05/2015 at 11:57
Sorry to hear that, BI.

Not the best day for me at the Bupa 10000: just under 39.40 is little better than marathon pace, so the man flu is definitely still lingering. Feel absolutely knackered!

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Posted: 24/05/2015 at 12:10
Race is tomorrow. Either that or I've missed it!

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Posted: 24/05/2015 at 07:32

That's killed the thread dead...

7M easy for me around parkrun marshalling and off for 5M easy with a few strides shortly.

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Posted: 22/05/2015 at 15:59

I'm in the posh start, JB

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Posted: 22/05/2015 at 11:10

Poacher: damn.  That's not good news.  I hope it is a mistake or there is a clever solution, so I have everything crossed for you.

MsE: sensible to rest.  Hope it does the trick!

What sunshine, people?  It was there yesterday and then this morning's "long" run (11M!) was done in persistent drizzle.  The only downside about this was that I hadn't put my contacts in so was having to peer through very wet glasses.  But yes, the runner's tan lines are starting to appear. I somehow got a crop top band around my lower back/tummy from VLM even though I swear there wasn't much sunshine, so I think I tan pretty easily these days!

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Posted: 22/05/2015 at 11:02

11M for me as my 'long' run for the week. Still feeling the after effects of the man flu, but hopefully will be fine for Monday morning.

Selbs: I don't remember getting into the start pen particularly early last year.  They do want you to drop your bag off pretty early, but I did that and then went and warmed up so it wasn't really an issue.  They are quite strict about only letting people into their specified pens, so that helps with pacing.

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Posted: 20/05/2015 at 13:09

Yeah, I'm not loving the blister pics.  I know they say a problem shared is a problem halved, but from my perspective, not so much...

Battling with mild man flu this end, but seem to be on the mend.  Plan is still to do the Bupa 10000 on Monday, but I have a sneaking suspicion there may not be a post-marathon pb spectacular in the way there was after Frankfurt in the autumn!

BI: sounds like a sensible compromise for Comrades in terms of target.

GM: well done with the yoga.  I think I would get the giggles in a yoga class...

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Posted: 20/05/2015 at 12:59

I'm BUPA 10000-ing, too.  They give free places to women who have gone sub 38

Little bit of man flu this end, and have had it since Friday, but gradually improving.  Just thought I'd get the excuses in for when I can't even hit marathon pace on Monday...


Posted: 19/05/2015 at 15:35

Start doing cross-country and track: plenty of single sex races there (certainly in the leagues I race in!).  We poor, weak, feeble women are even protected against the arduous stress of the very long distances the men race (~10K xc v 6K for us and 5000m track v 3000m for us).  But I suspect this is yet another complaint about Race for Life...

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