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Posted: 23/06/2016 at 10:43

Charlie - Lou is a very good shOUT

Skinny - 5:30 !! What's that all abOUT ?

DT - you left an 'e' OUT of 'concerns'


I didn't manage to get OUT for a run this morning.

I did manage to vote but I'm not saying which way

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Posted: 22/06/2016 at 11:32
PeteHew wrote (see)

Great running from the McFlous again - you two are having a great year!


That would be because i've released one of them from the shackles of " mace's one to watch " That honour is Charlie's this year ....


velloo wrote (see)
I'm bottom of the league in my football predictions at work, I'm not actually interested in football but am sufficiently competitive to be annoyed about this.



I tested my foot last night with a 3.5 miler

Even though i've been gagging to run for the last 10 days, i wasn't looking forward to this as i was worried it would flare up again and i also suspected i'd be shit.

I ran with my brother-in-law who's just started running and has entered Brighton Marathon 2017. After 1.5M he had to walk which made me feel much better about my own fitness / shitness.

And today the foot feels fine so i think i'll have another go tomorrow morning.

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Posted: 17/06/2016 at 12:01

McF -


Skinny Fetish Fan wrote (see)

Stick with turds, nobs, tits and wanking and I should manage to keep up.


Phnaar !!


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Posted: 17/06/2016 at 09:27

muddy - good stuff, with that sort of mileage i suspect you'll be back in beast mode before long and sailing past my gold cell

I would like to do any sort of run at the moment and am really missing it. I feel as unhealthy  as a big fat turd.

Skinny - oh come on !! All my effort surely wasn't wasted in my last post !? As for the physio, i'll get an orthotic for now and take it slowly and that will be my next call if it doesn't improve. At the moment it feels ok and i can walk without any discomfort but it doesn't quite feel right so i'll stew away in my own juices for a few more days.

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Posted: 16/06/2016 at 11:35

Plenty of good running from everyone

One week almost without any running here

Ideally i'll start again on Monday

Not if the foot's still hurting though

That would be foolish but i'm worried i may be tempted over the weekend

Luckily we're in London on Saturday so won't have much time

Even with the forecast being decent

Sunday is Father's day so that should keep me occupied

Skinny ..........

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Posted: 13/06/2016 at 11:23
Skinny Fetish Fan wrote (see)

.... 11 miles is a long way to run whilst testing out an injury and also ask if your calves are tight - from recent research all manner of foot problems seem to stem from tight calves and I could imagine that running 11 miles after not much running might tighten them a bit.


Hmm, now you mention it, it does seem rather obvious And my calves do seem to be a little tight which isn't surprising as i probably haven't stretched at all for a good 6 weeks. But then i never do much anyway. Cheers Skinny

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Posted: 13/06/2016 at 09:30

Well done to the racers / pb'ers

DT - hope you're over the worst now, that sounds a bit sinister ...

I haven't been doing very well at all on the racing/pb'ing front but i've been managing McFlooze's " rather merry " bit of training quite well and quite frequently.

11 miles on Saturday morning bought up 103 miles for the ...... 7 weeks since VLM !! I managed to hit a high of 32 miles 3 weeks ago but then i had 10 days off with a pain in my heel which seemed to have cleared but returned after 3 days of short runs. So i had another 4 days of rest with icing and ibuprofen, all seemed to be ok then after Saturday's 11 it wasn't happy again so back to resting and icing it seems.

So in summary, i've been very sensible with post-marathon recovery but despite that i seem to be fooked

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Posted: 05/05/2016 at 10:19
DT19 wrote (see)

It depends on quality of bike as well. As I'm in a David Lloyd we have pretty high spec bikes. Other gyms I've been to are far lower quality.


At my gym there are 12 bikes and you avoid #9 and#12 as the bars wobble on one and the other clunks with each revolution. Resistance is changed by manually cranking your knob ....

I'm toying with the idea of doing an Autumn marathon, possibly my local one but another option is Loch Ness which a few of my clubmates are doing.

Still ZERO miles since VLM but may trot out a short one tonight as my work trousers are starting to feel a bit tighter !!

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Posted: 01/05/2016 at 12:46
Apart from being totally broke I can't think of any reason i'd sell mine. And I'd hope that in my old age i'd get more satisfaction from it than a few quid in my bank account. And when I'm gone my kids and grandkids would have it.

Zero miles this week and plenty of the black stuff this afternoon

Welcome veloo

Enjoy the weekend everyone

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Posted: 27/04/2016 at 16:37

DT - it also says on the 2017 GFA times that they are " subject to change "

Emails went out this year to say some race numbers had to change ( mine did ) as there were too many GFA runners.

The cuts i'm guessing at will get VLM16 GFA qualifications back to the same level as VLM14.

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