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Posted: 15/09/2015 at 14:05


What? At last another race, Mace?! Ace.

54 minutes away if you believe AA route planner so just about in my radar

I was also supposed to be doing Maidstone HM 2 weeks after but that race has now been cancelled.

McF - my mojo is definitely playing a bit of hide n seek with me. It all feels like a bit of a chore at the moment. I have absolutely zero envy for all the people i see racing. I went along to support at our local Half/Full Marathon the weekend before last and at no point did i wish i was out there with them.

WAVA - we have a 69 year old at our club who does around 3:15 Marathon and that gets him about 85%, similar to my 5k WAVA of around 84%. I know which one i'm much much more impressed with .... 69 years old !!!

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Posted: 14/09/2015 at 16:18

V, Tommy - i'll be doing the Sittingbourne 10M on 4th October but that will be off the back of some up and down mileage, not as consistent as i was last year. I'm not sure where i am at the moment but it feels like i'm somewhere around 15-20 seconds a mile down on where i was in April. Lacking a bit of mojo at the moment.

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Posted: 14/09/2015 at 09:33

Good racing to the racers  even if you didn't get quite what you wanted. And a nice mixture of distances. It seems a few are below their best at the moment. V's sounds like a particularly hard race and something not quite right there ?

McF - not quite a Big middle distance report but well done and i'm sure i wouldn't remember much either other than pain.

Skinny - a few of my friends/clubmates did the GNR and have commented on it being unusually warm

Lit - sounds like something i'd do, glad you're ok and good team work.

muddy - hope things have picked up for you

and the same goes for Tommy and Lou with the injuries

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Posted: 11/09/2015 at 16:53

Sorry, i was going to post about an hour ago but i haven't been able to type without laughing my nadgers off

Not had chance for a proper read so will have a crack at that over the weekend, but well done Big for the pb despite having another in-race incident with a girl.

Good Luck to all those racing this weekend, particularly the boss man at the GNR.

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Posted: 04/09/2015 at 11:30

Lou, Tommy - good luck with the hip and shoulder problems

muddy - bravo on the win , absolutuely flying despite not being at your best at the moment

Big - impressive podium, finish and pb I've never seen myself racing ( only a brief youtube clip at VMLM this year ) and i don't want to. We always imagine ourselves as flying along but the reality is something quite different.

Charlie - well done on the 10k. I've gone too early once in a 10k when i mistook a couple of marshalls standing with some tape by some traffic cones as the finish line which was actually 1/4 mile further on. Horrible feeling !!

Skinny - also good 10k'ing and report ( i initially thought you were going to spend the race asking various runners " are you Ian ? " ) Re the " looking over the shoulders thing ", i don't get why Mo seems to spend the entire race doing that. I always tell my kids not to worry about who's behind as you waste energy doing that as well as giving the chasers hope.

DT - yep, sounds to me like you've "come on" a bit  

madbee - well done on the fell prize , the thought of the descent makes my knees hurt.

Lit - another prize !

Skinny - yes, i did get a prize for 2nd male. I was first V40 as well but the race organisers thought it unfair that i received a trophy for that as well. The fella who got it was about 4 or 5 minutes behind me Infact, i only received the trophy yesterday ( in the post ) because, on the night, i wasn't even called out as the race organisers had cocked up the results - even more unfair


You have a good memory ( or a very big database ) - i did indeed manage 10k of the 7M LT run and it was starting to feel like i'd be doing more damage than good. 35-40mins at true LT is surely plenty enough. From memory i ran that session at about 6:03/M and did my 10M pb (60:25) about a month later.

Gradually getting back into it here with a club champs 10M race start of October. Not much consistency over the summer but last week was 56M and this week should be about the same. Both weeks have had a 4M tempo in a midweek 10 miler and i may do a bit of threshold work over the next 3 weeks but that won't be at 6:03/M. I reckon it's more like 6:20/M at the moment ( if i'm lucky )

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Posted: 27/08/2015 at 11:59

That's pretty swift, Bob, well done.

I forgot to metion that i gained another year on my holiday as well as a few pounds.

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Posted: 27/08/2015 at 11:03

Skinny - 37:47

SG - yeah, i did a 38:18 on a pan flat route last year (couldn't make that race this year)  and this year's 10k's have been MT around a park 37:52 ( mostly grass that needed a good cut ) and the one above. In my defence, i also had some stomach problems in the latest one so couldn't push myself too hard and coasted the final k.

I still can't see where Tommy says anything about a broken collarbone but nevertheless it's crap news ....

EDIT - sorry Bob, missed your post. All is now clear re Tommy

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Posted: 27/08/2015 at 09:16

I'm confused, who's got a fractured collarbone ? Tommy ?

Apologies but i can't read back so well done to anyone who has been breaking pb's, i'm sure muddy must have had at least one in the last month

The briefest of read backs tells me that DT seems to be going well which is good to hear after he was seemingly getting a bit fed up with it all. And Lit has moved on from SG after a couple of very successful years. Obviously SG knows his onions and did a great job for Lit but i guess it's good to change things around and i hope you're enjoying the new training.

I've had a very busy few weeks before a couple of weeks internet-free holiday in Dorset. During that time i've been a bit CNBA and have dropped mileage quite a bit, although i've kept my long runs going. I don't feel particularly fit at the moment and am probably back to a million stones again so have abandoned any thoughts of doing my local HM in 10 days and will try to build to a 10 miler on 4th Oct ( a club champs race ) and then again for a local 10 miler in December as my normal benchmark for VMLM.

Oh, i did set a new 10k pb at the end of July. This was a memorial race for my cousin's son ( in support of the charity she runs in his name ) so it would have been nice to win it but not to be and i was 2nd to my team mate ( i'm up about 3-1 on recent head to heads  ) It was quite a tough course with some very steep ups and downs but i was hoping to be a bit quicker this summer and it hasn't happened. I'm hoping that with some consistent training/threshold work over the next few months i may be able to cash in on the marathon trainingand see that coming through.

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Posted: 22/07/2015 at 08:47

Shit !!!

EDIT : SG - fingers x'd on them tests. Hopefully they give you an answer that won't affect your running in the future.

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Posted: 21/07/2015 at 14:49
Skinny Fetish Fan wrote (see)

he least impressive thing is definitely standing around for 2 minutes waiting for the start and then deciding your shoe lace needs tied just as you are called forward!


told ya, nothing gets past him 


Although that may just be the observational skill of a normal person. Whereas i wouldn't spot an elephant if it parked itself on the start line.

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