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Posted: Yesterday at 16:21
Good luck with the throat and tomorrow's run, muddy

Skinny - at least your daily mileage adds up I can't believe you didn't pick up on my deliberate error

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Posted: Yesterday at 14:21
I've been wearing my HRM but it's been such depressing reading that I didn't bother taking it to parkrun this morning. But I wish I did now as I gave it almost full beans but would have liked the HR feedback to confirm.

Anyway, 19:59.1 on the Garmin which is a tad quicker pace than I ran VLM

18 miles so far this week (4-0-8-4-0-4-?) with the ? which I'm hoping to be around 12 ( 9 last week )

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Posted: 23/11/2015 at 08:48

Well done on the long k'ing, Pete

Sounds like a cracking place to run, Skinny. I felt alive for the first time in weeks during my 9. Running is totally awesome at times like that

Good miles, Charlie. I've got over 1000 miles on a pair of Asics ( and about 800 each on 2 other pairs ) and they still feel ok. And 500 on a pair of Adidas Boosts which feel like new still. And i'm a fatty

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Posted: 22/11/2015 at 13:17
3:30 k's is good going DT

Parkrun yesterday with my boy and my pal.. My boy got a pb ( not that hard as he hasn't done the parkrun for a couple of years) in just over 25 mins but he could have gone quicker and wants another go next week. Abysmal conditions, strong wind, rain and freezing cold. No snow here though, Skinny.

And - whopping 9 miles this morning which was quite hilly and I ran easy for 3 a bit quicker for 3 then ramped it up ( as suggested by Skinny ) to about marathon effort for a couple then a mile down. Averaged 7:40 for 140bpm which is still very high ( and a side effect of the pills I'm on is raised HR ) but I chuffing loved it

Off to watch my youngest play football now and then watch The Irons demolish Spurs

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Posted: 20/11/2015 at 10:12

Skinny - thanks for the tips, much appreciated. I was going to ask you how you've coped with your various layoffs. The 5 on Monday left me still a bit sore in the legs on Weds, hence i didn't run until last night so i'm trying to be sensible and the HRM keeps me in check. But you're right on the 3 milers - i'm still thinking back to when my easy recovery runs were 6-7 milers but have to accept that's not the case now.

Lit - sounds like my wife has something similar, she's been on iron tablets for a while now and feels fatigued quite a lot which is unusual for her. Just think though, if you had been fine pre-VLM you wouldn't have crossed the line with Jenson Button or, more importantly, met me as you'd have been changed and on your way home by the time we were through the finish. Hope things pick up for you but the main thing is you enjoy it.

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Posted: 20/11/2015 at 09:12

nice 10k muddy

Lit, seems you're running more for enjoyment these days, not worried about pace ? Where do you think you are with your fitness ?

Charlie - you seem to be in a good place and going well.

Big - i miss your track reports, winter is soooo boring

DT - congrats on the job. I've been at my place 26 years and can't imagine working anywhere else now.

Lou - good to hear your niggles have cleared up

McF - beatifully consistent 800s and the cock-talk made me chuckle

SG - nice artwork how is your running/health at the moment ?

Skinny - yep, i'm taking it easy but i don't think i'm capable of anything else.

7 miles last week ( 4 Thurs, parkrun Sat ) has been backed up with a 5 Monday and 6 last night. I can't drag my sorry arse out of bed these days and am a completely different person in the mornings to how i was,, so am running after work. The 5 on Monday left me with all sorts of aches in my legs but the 6 last night was ok(ish). Will jog parkrun with my son tomorrow and may try an 8M LSR on Sunday.

Obviously i'm lacking fitness but something else i've noticed is my cadence has dropped horrendously from around 180 to just over 160. If i focus on it i can get up to 170.

Can't imagine running 10 miles at the moment let alone a marathon but the aim is to plod on as i am and hope to get round London in April.

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Posted: 16/11/2015 at 17:06

Afternoon all, apologies for my absence but i've been rather unwell and have ended up on some cruddy medications and to top it all i think i may now have tinnitus. Hope everyone is ok - from a very brief read back i can see Lit hasn't been the best so i hope that gets better for you.

I'm a lot more poo at running than i was 6 weeks ago when i raced a 10 miler at which point in time my head wasn't in it and i've got progressively worse. Nothing for nearly 6 weeks then i jogged 4 miles last Thursday @ an easy HR which came in at 8:40/M ( probably 90 seconds a mile down on the summer but not as bad as i expected )  Then i did parkrun on Saturday (after a friend talked me into it) in somewhere just under 23 mins and that worked out just under marathon effort. All sorts of aches on Sunday as a result and a 7 mile week.

Not sure what the plan is but i'll try to run every other day for a few weeks and see where that gets me.

There is some good news in that i haven't put much weight on so every cloud ....

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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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