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The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 16:51
AGF and mrs AGF - congrats

Tek - sorry to hear

Good training folks

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Posted: 27/07/2014 at 12:00
Excellent pb Richard, well done

As for Steve Way .... INCREDIBLE !!!

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Posted: 26/07/2014 at 07:11
Fabulous runs folks and some impressive improvements, really pleased for the 3 of you and just rewards for your hard work.

Muddy and Bob staking claim as the men to catch and of course the ONE to catch with an awesome sign off

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Posted: 25/07/2014 at 12:35

I have to confess that i'm not up on all the terminology either.

When you say a "points scorer" what does that mean ?

I'm guessing it translates as " we're expecting you to finish in a point scoring position else we'll hate you " ?

And second claim is ? 


DT - Ha !! If it wasn't for Germans and women eh ....   hmmm, I've been getting calls relating to PPI / claims / whatever which i ignore ..... maybe i should follow your example


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Posted: 24/07/2014 at 09:58

I was bloody glad of some stopping at times, that's for sure !!  But, yes, we did seem to be cranking the gear up and down a lot. I'd imagine in a slightly more hi-tech gym with digitally controlled equipment that would be a bit easier than the manual one i had to keep turning.

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Posted: 24/07/2014 at 09:44

oooh a thread smackdown !? i missed that somehow, how exciting

Obviously, Lit is the "man" to catch at the moment but i'm sure Bob and muddy will do themselves justice

DT - that stretch around a door frame ? Not something ( a door frame )  i'd considered to be honest but i like


Spinning ended up being called off and replaced by RPM which i'm told is similar but not the same The female instructor, who was young enough to be my grand...  , er, much younger sister said she'd know if i was putting in enough effort from the amount of sweat left on the bike/floor. I was quite proud to leave a mini swimming pool which actually looked like i might have pee'd myself. Quite tough work ( i was actually hanging on and praying for her to ease off at times ) and the quads were burning like buggery but are surprisingly fine this morning.

Followed by a dinner of mrs m's home made cheese/onion/broccoli quiche and cottage cheese which is about as poncey as i get

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Posted: 23/07/2014 at 16:53

.. oh FFS !!!

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Posted: 23/07/2014 at 16:53
Skinny Fetish Fan wrote (see)

How do these garmins work with cadence and stride length - how do they know?

Sensors init , detecting torso movement and then i guess a bit of rapid maths to calc stride length.
Lit - yes, bread is a bastard. A similar sized portion of veg/salad can leave you satisfied for much longer. My favourite breakfast at the moment is Greek Yoghurt and chopped up peach.
Bob - i remember that one from pilates class. I could get my leg nowhere near that far( prob 45 deg max )  and when i tried my instructor told me off as i bent my knee and the key is a straight leg and it doesn't matter how far. My instructor used to get her toe pretty much to her head

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Posted: 23/07/2014 at 13:19

after a bit of a catch up ...

Lit - good luck with the move and settling in your new home. I thought it was just us blokes that announced our arrival in a new place with a slash on the road side so top marks for that

muddy - excellent chimp wrestling

Tommy - i had an isolated case of stitch a few months back having not had it in yonks. I drank quite a bit and ate immediately before the run .... I agree with you about Steve Way, he seems a tad eccentric but also a top bloke who has time for everyone ( not just the quickies !! ) I certainly wish him the very best in Glasgow and will be rooting for him.

Richard - good to hear you've settled into the job, can't be easy with such a change and making time for running. Good luck. I wouldn't be too envious of the heat down here as it's been a bit uncomfortable at times.

Bob - cheers for the GP tip, i'll lay it on nice and thick I guess with the speeds you're hitting that stretching becomes uber important.

DT - i can sympathise with you as it's exactly how i'm feeling. Everything is tickety boo other than the poxy groin thing.

Skinny - not sure i could do "wheat-free" so well done. And good to see you chucking a parkrun in. The comeback is well and truly on and i predict you will be the man to catch this time next year


Anyone see David Blaine " Drowned Alive " ? I know it's a repeat but i only watched it last night .... 7 days submerged in a bubble and at the end he goes for a world record attempt at holding his breath for something like 9 mins. He managed 7:xx and it was interesting listening to him explaining how he deals with the pain. He's a bloody nutter that's for sure.

In other news, i tried 8 x 3mins threshold today which although it felt easier than last weeks 2 x 10mins, was still a bit of a grind and left me wondering if i'm trying to do the equivalent of squeezing into a pair of trousers 2 sizes too small

The new FR620 also tells me that my average cadence for the 9M was 179 with a max of 192, so that seems ok, but i suspect my stride length is pathetic with an average of 1.2 mtrs and a max of 1.33 mtrs. This could be to do with the fact that i have relatively short legs ( 29ish inside leg ) but could also have something to do with the niggle / groin tightness and hence why it all seems a bit of a struggle

EDIT : first spinning class tonight, hopefully that will free me up a bit ....

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Posted: 22/07/2014 at 10:26

Chuffin' Ada, Bob !!

Am i allowed to predict that Bob will be the man to catch this time next year .... 

My seemingly ever-present ( since March ) groin niggle is starting to piss me off now and i'm thinking about paying a rare visit to my quack. It's not getting any worse but is enough to stop me racing a 10k this weekend which i was going to enter on the day.

I suspect he'll just tell me to rest for at least a week

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