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Posted: Yesterday at 22:59

Poacher - which hotel have you booked for Comrades?

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Posted: 23/07/2014 at 16:41

Is anyone on here actually suited to long distance running?!

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Posted: 23/07/2014 at 07:06

Jools - good show of cards on the table there. Based on the amount of PB'ing you've been doing recently, it's eminently doable.

Marrows - good going. What's the next race in your calendar? I'm not doing the Ride London 100 as I wasn't sure what our holiday plans were. As it is it wouldn't have been a very popular decision in the Lorenzo household as we're flying out early on the following morning for two weeks in, er, Israel. 

Having said that, I'm hoping to get out and watch it as the route passes very close to our house and we're only about 5 miles from the loop the pros do four times through Dorking. What number / colours will you be riding in?

After a couple of days not running I gave the ankle a quick test this morning - 4.5 miles easy with no ill effects so that's a hopeful sign.

Has anyone done the "which sport are you made for?" test on the BBC website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-28062001 

Apparently I'm suited for middle distance cycling (not too bad), middle distance swimming (suspect not) and wrestling (??!!). On the other hand, I'm not suited for either gymnastics (agreed) or long distance running. 

As a result, it's been nice knowing all you running folks and I'm off to http://www.wwe.com.

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Posted: 20/07/2014 at 21:42

Poacher -  I'm almost there; I've emailed the video to Mrs L in the hope that this will help things! When are you heading out?

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Posted: 20/07/2014 at 16:22

Minni, MsE, Poacher - are you still on for this one next year?


I challenge you to watch it without feeling emotional - anyone else up for it?

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Posted: 20/07/2014 at 11:59

OO - no, it's definitely more of a sprain. It seems to happen when my mind wanders and I'm not concentrating on where I'm putting my feet. The real bug*er was that it happened at the top of a long incline and I was just about to start the 2 miles downhill stretch back home. At least the swelling's gone down so so hopefully I'll be back out running in a few days time.

Still, 36 hilly miles on the bike with large chunks through the glorious Surrey hills and I'm back in a good mood again!! 

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Posted: 19/07/2014 at 22:19

Been lurking but not posting so I felt I needed to crawl out from underneath the covers and to say well done to Jools and GM and good luck to Minni but I'm not sure what to say to Marrows other than the fact that in Victorian times your feet might have been signed up for some sort of freak show!!

Bit of a one step forward, two steps back week for me. Managed to rekindle the running mojo sufficiently to get a number of runs in with a grand total of 30 miles over the last week but then sprained my right ankle (for the fourth time in the last 6 months) on Friday morning to put me right back on the bench.  

Hopefully it's not as bad as last time, but certainly meant I couldn't do the Mile challenge that I'd signed myself and younger Lorenzito up for this morning. With hindsight this was possibly a good thing as he went round in just under 5:07 and would have left me trailing in his wake.

After that we decided that doing one mile wasn't sufficient so we headed up the motorway to the Iffley Road track (of Roger Bannister fame) as there was an open event on up there and he prompted clocked another sub 5:10 mile. What we hadn't realised when signing up to this was that it was also a British Milers Club event so we stayed on afterwards and managed to catch Hannah England, Marilyn Okoro and Charlotte Purdue (among others) in action - fantastic stuff to see stars like these at a relatively low key meeting.

Probably back on the bike tomorrow morning and will then see how the ankle is feeling - suspect I'll be sticking to the roads rather than the trails in future as I'm now a bit anxious about it happening again. Not good as I much prefer trail running, especially in the winter and I imagine that this means no XC either.

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Posted: 06/07/2014 at 20:58

SJ - hadn't clocked that they had already announced where it was starting next year. I feel a cunning plan for Utrecht already coming together.

Now need to think about getting back into running mode again, although with the weather being so pleasant, it's difficult to resist the temptation to get the bike out. 

Decided to double up today by having a rest day from both cycling and running. 

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Posted: 06/07/2014 at 00:39

Great day today - prime viewing spot by the side of the road in Wormald Green. Just amazing to watch nearly 200 blokes riding in such close formation at such speed. Great atmosphere - plenty of fun and cycling knowledge blended with Yorkshire wit.

Really chuffed to have made it up to North Yorkshire in one piece: nearly 280 miles over 2 days. Knackering in places, but not feeling too bad now.

Am contemplating the thought of cycling from home to wherever the first stage kicks off next year as well!!!

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Posted: 02/07/2014 at 07:26

Lurking rather than posting recently as my running has been nothing to shout about for various reasons but some impressive warm weather training and racing going on with Marrows' tri the standout performance. Where do we find the photos?

More consistent stuff from PMJ certainly better than my, er, 13 miles running in June. I spent the first couple of weeks post Stockholm trying to throw off the virus / sore throat but each time I went out it didn't feel great and in any case I needed to get some decent bike miles in so it's been time on wheels rather than time on feet recently.

The aim of the bike training has been preparation for my 2 day ride up to Yorkshire starting tomorrow. The plan is 150 miles from Surrey to a mate's in Grantham tomorrow, then on Friday a bunch of us are cycling up to Leeds (about 80 miles) then I'm heading on for another 40 or so over to the in-laws just north of York. Slightly anxious - while I've done about 125 miles in a day, two days of it on the trot is something new. Still, the combination of plenty of time, gels and flapjacks should see me through!!

At least Saturday will be a combination of car and bike to watch the Tour, probably in Ripon, before heading back home. 

Anyone else planning to be up there?

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