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Overdone it?

Posted: Today at 12:17

Well done racers, first placers and plumb chasers.

Interesting to see the original TTT. There has been some big improvements since then. Skinny - surprised that your 5k still stands.

Tommy - hope the shoulder heels quickly.  I've been following via facebook a former colleague, who is a very good triathlete currently training for an ironman. He came off his bike recently and broke his wrist - no swimming or running but he managed to put in 100mile stints on the turbo trainer.  No slacking lad.

Four definite celebrity identifications and a couple I recognized after reading what they're famous for.  Amused that one of them is known simply as "The Juice Master", whatever that means.

Overdone it?

Posted: Today at 06:52
Marrows, there is 7m difference per lane, so if you are running in lane two for 600m you need to start 10.5m on from the 200m mark.

Overdone it?

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 14:41
marrows wrote (see)
What was the other option lit? Racing without training? That sounds rubbish. Good choice.

This made me chuckle - Lit in poorly structured sentence shocker.

DT - set up is fairly straightforward, but probably wise to have a look on youtube.  Wouldn't want another accident.

Just noticed a couple of solid 10k performances on strava this morning on an aesthetically rather unappealing course. 

Overdone it?

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 08:36

Bob – excellent running. That is a phenomenal pb and a bg smile on your face.
DT – Congratulations to you to. Good to see some steady improvement.
Congrations to The and Mrs Dan. Get yourself a running buggy and your running oportunties might actually increase, and don't write off your tri aspirations just yet because as Muddy suggest, they don't do a great deal for the first year.
Lit – hmm good question. Exactly how spectacular are the times could I achieve for a couple of years? I suspect I would lose interest without some sort of competative element.
Marrow/Dan – Kilometers!? I never would have guessed. Just shows you doesn't it . Takes all sorts.
Skinny – Good luck today
Pete – I have notive priviously that there is not apostrophe in Earls Court, but there is one in Baron's Court (or maybe it's the other way round) I can now add Regent's Park to that arestocratic quandry.
Charlie – I thik a few weeks off occasionally is benificial – I don't think it needs to involve zero running, but just taking it easy - nothing strenuous.
Tommy – rotten luck getting beaten by Bob and breaking your collar bone. You probably don't need me to point out that it seams to have come during a real purple patch. You have my symapthy.
Mi Mace – well done on the pb.
I did couple of miles running yesterday and my hip is still not right so I'll give it another week before trying again. I've been enjoying some time on the turbo trainer though, so hopefully maintaining a reasonable level of fitness. Every time I get injured I decide I'll incorprate cross training into my regular routine but it doesn't happen. I think this time I've got into the habit so it's quick to set up and I know what I'm doing so I'll try to continue it once I'm back on my feet.
DT – I have a fairly basic magnetic model with five resistance settings. It cost about £100 from Halfords. You can pay a lot more and, not doubt, more expensive models offer more options, but for what I want it for it does everything I need.

Running group in Leamington

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 08:30

A central Leamington based RunEngland group is currently being set up but I don't think they are operating yet.  Active groups locally that I am aware of are: RunWarwick, Hash House Harriers (which is what I think Dave is referring to with H3), Hampton Magna Harriers and Regency Runners.  I don't know how much they charge, but probably very reasonable; Run England require run leaders to undertake training and fees are there to cover costs.

Alternatively, is you search on facebook there are a number of informal groups locally.

Training to run faster miles?

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 22:49
Run more frequently.

10K training advice - best pre and post workout drinks?

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 20:36
Tea before, water during and milk or water after.

Overdone it?

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 12:44

Excellent DT .  The winner is very good.  About a minute quicker than all the other potential race winners locally.

Well done Madbee too.

MrV - It's very blustery here today.  Not particularly pleasant I expect.

But that doesn't bother me because I'm staying indoors on the bike. 30mins last night with 3 segments of varying length at 80%hrr.  Short session so I could watch the penultimate episode of Game of Thones and still get to bed a a reasonable time.  (Stannis - how could you?! Almost brought a tear to my eye.)

Overdone it?

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 20:46
Has Lit been banned for twatishness?

Overdone it?

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 13:35

Well done DT - Good to see some improvement coming.  I hadn't realised you were doing Godiva.  Weather wasn't great so we swapped the kids over the car park then I took them straight home.  Might have stayed to watch had I realised.

Marrows - I'm still slightly amazed by your mileage (and Bob's paces).  Sounds a bit much to just jump into without a gradual build up. Who was the mystery formumite.  I can't think of anyone who would be easily recognizable from their avatar unless I was looking for them.

Managed to get a late appointment with the physio this morning.  She poked an prodded and bent and twisted a bit, but there was no pain as I've rested it for a few days now.  She did a bit of massage and some ultrasounds and sent me away with a few exercises and a recommendation to not run for another week or two.

She thinks cycling shouldn't aggravate it so I'll continue with that.  Might also try to get in some aqua-jogging if I can.

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