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Posted: 28/02/2015 at 21:18

Do you usually avoid carbs Pete? I love carb loading.. I could eat pasta for every meal. 

I ran another 20 miler this week after a very sluggish week. Naturally it was sluggish also. Managed it though. I think I'm going to take a week off running, I just don't feel right. 

Sorry to hear about your injury JJ. Sensible to take a few days off. 

I'm supporting my OH at Coventry half tomorrow - will be nice supporting rather than running for once. It's his first HM, I'm nervous for him! 

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Posted: 25/02/2015 at 22:43

Thanks Pete! It's good to know about a possible shower. 

I went for a run with a new club tonight (I'm away for 4 weeks for work). I was put into a group that was far too slow for me, so it was a bit of a wasted training evening. Though it was nice to be the fastest in a group for once, that never happens at my tri club  

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Posted: 22/02/2015 at 20:11

Nice run today Stan. Hope you've warmed up JJ! 

I ran the Richmond Deer Park today - It wasn't a good one. 4 weeks of illness/tooth related pain has made a big impact. Plus I forgot my clif bloks and the ones given to me by a friend had caffeine in them - I don't think my stomach liked them. Lots of cramp. But anyhow, tottled home in 1:54. Not my worst, not my best. Off to my oxygen tent for a sleep. Night all.  

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Posted: 19/02/2015 at 19:18
I'm 29.. does that make me the baby of the group?

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Posted: 18/02/2015 at 21:57
Pete, no, but if you have one available I'm willing to try it.. But only if it comes with a treadmill and TV.

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Posted: 18/02/2015 at 18:19

I'm developing another cold.. I think I've done something to annoy the running Gods. I'm taking the rest of the week off to make it go away before my half marathon on Sunday. Bleugh. 

Brisk. I usually associated brisk with walking 'a nice brisk walk..' so I guess running wise that would be faster than a normal run, but not so much that you're wrecked at the end? 

Good luck at the XC champs Alan!

Jealous of your hotel spa Edo - will you be able to enjoy post-race? 

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Posted: 16/02/2015 at 14:30

Whoop whoop Ikle!! 

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Posted: 15/02/2015 at 18:58

Thanks for the support everyone, it helped 

I took a break on Friday after struggling with my runs on Weds and Thurs. Somehow I came back strong for my 20 mile run on Saturday - average pace 9:58 miles and it felt fantastic. Matt - I took your advice and had a friend meet me and run the first 10k to get me out the door. I'm still struggling with my tooth (or lack of) and living on nurofen, but I think (hope) the worst is over. 

Gary - Well done on the pb. Sounds like you had a funny race. Great job digging in. 

JJ - don't be disheartened. You're on a forum with people who are passionate about running and have been doing it for many many years. Look around you in daily life - you'd outrun most the people you meet. 

Ali - I've never been able to listen to podcasts when running, I get distracted and 5 minutes later I have no idea what they're talking about. What I do have is a 'power' playlist of 5 or so songs I never get sick of. I pop it on when I need that extra lift.

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Posted: 13/02/2015 at 10:50

Hi everyone, great running and advice as always.

Good to see a new pb Gary! Nonstick- really pleased your foot is better. 

I'm struggling at the moment, my flu was followed by a wisdom tooth removal that didn't go well so have spent the last week in a fair bit of pain and unable to sleep properly. I've missed quite a few runs and just feel exhausted on the ones I do. Bleugh.

Great to see you all running well though - it keeps my spirits up  

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Posted: 08/02/2015 at 18:05

Exciting Susan! Would be lovely to say hello. 

I went out on a 18 turned 19 mile run today, it was tough. I never thought having a tooth removed could cause so much damn pain/ tire the rest of me out. It's done now though so quite pleased with myself for not stopping and finding a bus stop.

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