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Overdone it?

Posted: 17/01/2017 at 14:40

Lit - but you probably didn't feel like your legs were being ripped from your torso

Skinny Fetish Fan wrote (see)

However there is another aspect to this - Muddy you are making the rest of us look shit - please stop getting faster!

I'm doing really well at that without any help whatsoever from muddy

Overdone it?

Posted: 17/01/2017 at 13:36


muddy ( who surely will have to go for 2:45 at VLM )


Skinny Fetish Fan wrote (see)

14 weeks to go.




First run for exactly a month this morning. 5M at 'i-haven't-a-clue' pace or HR. Hanging on a bit in the last mile and to think there was a time when i considered 6M recovery runs to be hardly worth it. Good to get out and have a decent sweat

Overdone it?

Posted: 10/01/2017 at 13:25

Thanks muddy - my mind has been to some strange places and running definitely helps with that. At my worst i've had to have, let's say, a 'significant amount of professional help' and i don't want to be going there again, so running is something i'm more than a little keen to carry on with.

Skinny - at my peak of 95M i did 10 runs a week ( 6+6, 12, 15, 4+6, 20, 6+8, 12 ) Think i'd be tempted to at least split one of your 10's into 2 runs as you aren't really getting any recovery in that sequence ?


Lit - 2015 was a fairly comfortable marathon for me as i ran it quite conservatively ( 1st time VLM and the fear of blowing up on the Embankment in front of my family lol ) The mileage i put in made it an enjoyable experience and i suspect i could have gone a little quicker. Having said that, off the same mileage i have to say my money would be on you.

Overdone it?

Posted: 10/01/2017 at 11:14

Skinny - I was relatively unprepared as i did 1210 the year before for my pb

Overdone it?

Posted: 10/01/2017 at 11:08

No, i've posted since then - i'm sure i thanked you at the time for dropping off TTT pace. Always worth a reminder though just in case any of us forget 


Close call but Skinny edges it for his TTT work.

And you're my favourite REAL person

EDIT : hahahaha .... yes, i definitely broke the 13st rule !!!


Overdone it?

Posted: 10/01/2017 at 10:41

Big - great to 'see' you fatboy  !!

Skinny - excellent HM pb

Pete, DT, Veloo, Lit, muddy - well done on the various pb's, wins, medals ... i've cheated by not reading back and shamefully referring to the boss man's latest TTT update so apologies if there's anything before that i've missed

Charlie - sorry to hear you've been unwell, it's a fugger isn't it !!

2017 review :

Miles .... 1128 ( 833 pre-VLM, 295 post-VLM )

Races .... ONE (VLM)

pb's .... NONE

Highlights .... giving sub-3 a go at VLM

Lowlights ( this could be a long one !! )

Realising at about 21M that sub-3 wasn't on.

And pretty much the rest of the year after that.

I thought that an unprecedented 2 weeks of complete rest after VLM would set me up for a proper comeback after my problems in Q4 2015 but in late May i picked up a case of what was later ( September-ish ) diagnosed by a podiatrist as PF. Prior to that a physio had told me it wasn't PF and gave me exercises to sort my pelvis out. Those exercises didn't seem to do anything to help with my running but the ones the podiatrist gave me ( and the inserts ) eventually seemed to do the trick.

So i got the PF out of the way and started some actual running and then picked up a nasty chest infection a couple of days before going on holiday in October which lasted about 10 days and stopped me for another 2 weeks.

Another attempt at a comeback in November was thwarted by a problem with my other foot which i suspect was gout ( Dr Google ) and that saw me out for another couple of weeks.

So into December and i'm carrying a shed-load of extra timber but finally get a string of weeks going 18-31-42 with a LSR of 13M ..... and i'm hit with this poxy virus that seems to be doing the rounds everywhere. That was XMAS eve and i'm only now feeling that i've got some energy to get out for a jog which will do some good rather than fugging me up for another month !!

So overall a pretty crap year

Most missed .... well i haven't been round much but i have missed Big's track reports

Poster .... Skinny as he makes me chuckle often and does a sterling job with the TTT. Lit amuses me as well.

One to watch ..... having fecked Lou up for 2 years and Charlie this year i think i'll abstain from this one 

2017 Aims .... i'm determined to run London because i'm a stubborn sod. I think this year will be the ideal one to do it as a fun run which is something i've always wanted to do. So, with GFA not a realistic target, a sub-4 jog around without killing myself will do me in April. Beyond that, i'd like to think i could get back to some sort of pb shape and maybe put my 10k and HM pb's right but that will probably not be until 2018

Oh ..... Happy New Year to everyone





2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 08:04
Nice running all

NP - yes, I plan to do London and will hopefully see you at the start again

2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 03/11/2016 at 20:27

Hi everyone

Fiona - sub 3:15 and a champs start that's superb , really pleased for you. I remember you being around the 3:15 mark a couple of years back and then had injury problems so it's great to see.

NP - why the lack of training ? mojo ? injury ?

Tek - same as NP ?

I've had PF since end of May ( my first and hopefully last injury as a runner ) and up to last Friday have done virtually nothing since apart from get fat and very unfit. Managed 31 miles in the last 7 days and all seems ok so hopefully am on the comeback trail if i can shift the extra 2 stone  

Overdone it?

Posted: 29/10/2016 at 12:17
parkrun for the first time in yonks 22:1x, not flat out but was certainly quite knackered at the finish

I've actually done a proper weigh-in which came to, ahem ..... 14st 4lb !!

So I won't be posting on here until I get under 13

Until then, all the best to everyone

Overdone it?

Posted: 25/10/2016 at 08:02
Fug me, one minute I'm posting about muddy being injured and the next he's snuck 2 seconds inside my 10 mile pb !!!

Hello Rich, I seem to have missed your arrival what with my absence of late.

McF - London will be my target but at this stage a GFA of 3:20 seems like the equivalent of climbing Everest.

Good to hear that Big is on the comeback trail.

Tend to agree that it's rather pointless posting in here if not running at all. I only do it so that Lit won't totally forget me
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