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Posted: Yesterday at 15:02

Lit - that's a lovely plate and it reminds me of my grandmother's old welsh dresser which was home to many similar plates. Infact, my grandparents were frequent visitors to Scotland so could be where they were from. I don't think she ever won a 1st lady prize though ... well done

Bob - nice video, looking good ... that Hannah Oldroyd needs to get some races in

DT - good luck with the diet. I've been pretty good with my diet the last 2-3 weeks, cutting out mostly bread and potatoes and eating more beans ( kidney, butterbeans et ) But mostly avoiding the stuff in the kids' goody cupboard After an inital drop of 4lbs which no doubt was a lot of water, i'm on target for 1lb a week over the next 10 weeks. Although i don't use it myself, i think the MFA is a good idea for highlighting how easy it is to get to a calorie target.

Skinny - good luck with the trip


My apologies for missing my time from my post but i did think that it would remain as an unknown with no time and was going to leave it at that and accept a pavement pb. However i've just had an email from the race director to say results are now sorted on-line and sure enough i'm now back to being a real person with a new 31 second pb of 17:43.

Skinny, Richard - the last speedwork i did was a 10k session in June, targeting a 10k race end of July. I decided around that time that sessions at that pace weren't doing my groin/abdomen problem any good so backed off and did a weekly threshold session for 3 weeks, opted out of the 10k race because i still didn't feel right and since a bit of a break / easy running couple of weeks in August i've been doing a weekly MP effort of 4-6M. So, no speedwork since June, other than a weekly spin session since start of August during which i have 5-10 mins where my legs turnover as fast as i can. I have been doing some decent miles though ( averaging more than last summer ) and have kept my long run mostly at 14-15.


Overdone it?

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 15:06
Richard - hope you had a good day

marrows - that's a perfect excuse and would have been even better if you couldn't manage today's run

Muddy - fingers x'd that your calf holds up but sounds promising

Bob - just stop it now, you're getting ridiculous well done on yet another pb. You're correct on the parkrun stalk in that my name isn't there as I appear as "unknown" with no time at the moment but the results are being corrected in the next couple of days. I had a bit of a stormer in finishing 4th got towed round by the eventual 3rd who I overtook with about 200 to go before his much younger legs edged me out in the home straight. I collapsed at the finish and stayed there for several minutes.

The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 19:37
Fiona - is that the same calf you had problems with before ?

Tek - good luck for Sunday

And anyone else racing/parkrun ing this weekend

Overdone it?

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 16:05

DT - i'm not in the ballot but will be running VLM. And FWIW i agree with your sceptical side, sounds like they're taking the piss.

good luck marrows

Lou - that's a lot of up and down, nice !!

I fancy a parkrun tomorrow and after quite a bit of easy running this last week or so (and nothing quicker than threshold in the last 10 weeks )  i feel i should have a go at kicking my own arse a) as penance for being speed-shy and b) to get some idea of where i stand for December's 10 miler.

Good weekends everyone

Overdone it?

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 12:50

Pete - sorry to hear your news and i hope all goes well 

Skinny - sounds promising, pleased for you

Overdone it?

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 06:27
Well done Richard and Lit on your pb's

Lit, are you saying you managed to hit your training paces in a race

Bob - that's still rapid and I'd go along with Dean's comments. A good consolidation run and especially so in adverse conditions.

muddy - I hope the calf holds up and it's nothing to worry about

The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 13:52

I'm fine thanks Tek but very busy at work at the momentHad a bit of a groin problem over the summer but that's cleared now and i'm targeting a 10 miler in December and then onto traing for VLM so i'll hopefully be showing my face around these parts a bit more.

Good luck with your training for Frankfurt

Overdone it?

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 13:48

DT - you appear to be in a bit of turmoil at the moment Have a rest and let it mend.

Overdone it?

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 13:44

Nice pb's from Richard and Tommy, well done gents.

Good luck Lit and Richard for the weekend and to anyone else racing/parkrunning

There will no doubt be more pb'ing this weekend so when you update the table Skinny, i've trimmed another 4lbs off this week 12-1. That was pre-pooh as well

The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 13:35

Plenty of racing this weekend, good luck all

Tek - i agree that the cumulative mileage will have had an affect on your 10k time but i suppose you're still streaking I hope you manage a bit of a cutback/rest for Sunday

NP - now that's what i call a  WAVA ...superb !!

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