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Anyone else Hate running

Posted: Today at 19:00

Laps of a muddy park with as many hills and bogs as possible thrown in, Wenty. Also it is cold and there are no proper facilities. And the mud and hills sap all your strength so you're working as hard as you can and not even hitting MP even though your lungs are burning. Then you finish and you are covered in mud and so are all your clothes and shoes and you have get changed in an open-sided tent, in Scotland, in winter. 

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Today at 18:57

No, some blokes do get genuinely annoyed if they lose to a woman. E.g. one race I did where a Worksop Harrier's teammates urged him on by saying 'come on, you can't lose to the second lady!'. I can't remember if he did or not.

Also, if you are first lady chances are you know you are, but if you're somewhere in the top five then it's genuinely helpful if people tell you your position - it's not just that they're cheering you on more than the men around you, more that they're telling you something helpful.

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: Today at 18:54

LFR - I just have my usual breakfast, which is greek yoghurt, fruit and muesli, so probably has some sort of useful carbs & protein in it somewhere. And occasionally a glass of chocolate milk if I have remembered to buy any. Not Nesquik though (blech).

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Today at 18:17

Speaking as a lady runner, I have to say it is particularly satisfying to overtake men near the end just to piss them off because you know they won't like it.

Overdone it?

Posted: Today at 17:29
Charlie W wrote (see)

You listen to a "music gadget", Muddy??

You're not going to start being all sanctimonious about listening to the sounds of nature, are you? I listen to a 'music gadget' also.

Anyone else Hate running

Posted: Today at 15:50

I like training and racing, Andrew, but I don't like racing cross country, which is cold, miserable and difficult.

Edit: I do it anyway though, so perhaps I'm just as much of an idiot as Wenty. 

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Today at 14:59
Stevie G wrote (see)

Trying to work out in my head whether this is how XC always feels, or whether I'm simply rusty on how to race. 

No, it's okay, XC always feels like shit.

RW F7 – aiming for 3.15

Posted: Today at 14:28

Blimey, that is hardcore. Not very, erm, road-marathon-specific, though. Are you sure you haven't missed your calling as an off-road ultra runner? 

In other news Athletics Weekly says Paula is going to run VMLM off the champs start this year. Clearly she couldn't resist the opportunity to run with us!

Overdone it?

Posted: Today at 14:23

Well done Skinny! How did Mrs Skinny do?

And good win, marrows! Did you get to stand on an actual podium covered in poo and blood?

I think the diet tips are all about eating loads of protein but not too many calories, so it's full of low-fat misery, Lou.

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 20:52

Well, as McHilly mentions that there is a half, why not just do that - all the prettiness for only 50% of the effort. 

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