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Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 02/12/2016 at 08:43
Really? Coming in and announcing to everyone you're still drunk? Yeah, that really makes me respect my boss...

P&D spring marathon 2017

Posted: 29/11/2016 at 07:00

BR called us old  Also, clearly HA moved over here because he and Joe were destined to meet.  

Spectacular half there Tom, well done.  How is the slowing down going for training?

Scott  Really hope coach-physio can give you some pointers to improve things.

Alan, sounds like a rest is in order.  

NE, get stuck in!  Bit jealous that you're actually starting now, I need some direction.  I'm sure you'll do well again, you seem committed to getting the running in

Millsy, enjoy your weekend and your parkrunning.

Maccaaaaaaaa you legend.  I really want to do an ultra.

Made my XC debut at the weekend.  Thanks to the generous staggered start, and the fact I'd not run in the league before, I went off with the 'slow' runners, and managed to come tenth for the first and last time, out of a field of 302 I have now, of course, successfully done myself out of a head start and will be a lot further back next time starting with the 'medium' pack.  Was fun though, what I'm told is proper XC - sticky mud, not a yard of flat ground and some real lung busting efforts uphill, not to mention a sudden plummeting in temperature as I was finishing the run.  Great day out though, will not be my last by any means.


Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 28/11/2016 at 20:34

Yikes, Poacher, hope you're in one piece?


This is really report-worthy??  It's bread and butter stuff.  I really hope I am excessively advanced and knowledgeable, and everyone else is just catching up, or you've wasted an awful lot of money on stating the bleedin obvious.

P&D spring marathon 2017

Posted: 24/11/2016 at 07:02

Thread is already moving too fast for me, but just picked up on Reg's MLR question - Last year my MLRs were invariably on a Wednesday and LR on a Friday, so same gap in between.  It was absolutely fine.  A recovery day on Thursday always sorted me out and the LRs generally went really well.

Also yes to the relevance of LT.  My most hated sessions, but made such a difference.  I didn't manage them all last year and still did ok, but when I've managed to get them in, they've made a huge difference.

P&D spring marathon 2017

Posted: 22/11/2016 at 06:54

Hi AWC - nice to see you back, and glad you are taking things carefully.  

Westy, Daniels sounds really very much like P&D - I guess they're based on the same principals though, so inevitable that there are similarities.  Whenever I've looked a Daniels plans they look really, really hard, but maybe this is because people choose their own stuff in between the sessions and make it harder?

I wimped out yesterday.  It was biblical rain though.  Tonight shall some plodding for a few miles.  For a change.  A month until Mr Pfitz takes charge again

SQ and Spoon, don't worry, HA is just starting rumours to take the spotlight off his own bromance with Joe/Reg

P&D spring marathon 2017

Posted: 21/11/2016 at 06:50

Don't worry John and NE, I'm joining the 3 hr+ gang too.  Target as yet undecided, but basically it'll be somewhere under 3:10.  55-70 for London (when I get round to entering).

P&D spring marathon 2017

Posted: 17/11/2016 at 15:30

Don't worry Sorequads, everyone likes to think they have better ideas than Mr Pfitz, most of us deviate a reasonable amount  Well done you for Chester too - you feature as a key person in lit's race report, you know

HA, I don't think it's a .  While I think there is benefit to cumulative fatigue, nothing prepares you for running a long way in one go as effectively as...running a long way in one go.

It's raining a lot.  Going out after work is looking very unappealing...

P&D spring marathon 2017

Posted: 17/11/2016 at 06:49

15 miles at 4:15am sound relatively sane compared to spiders dressing as championship runners.  Anyway, spiders should totally be disqualified because: a) 4 times as many legs has to be an advantage and b) they do not wear headbands.

I haven't entered yet, but will be back on the old faithful 55-70 if I manage to survive doing two jobs and setting up my own business in the next few months  


Recommend a marathon book and plan?

Posted: 14/11/2016 at 10:55

Don't worry about the 'Advanced' label - I used it for my second (and subsequent) marathons - it just means that you need to be used to running a decent chunk of mileage and doing some speedwork every now and again, not that you have to be a seasoned marathon runner.  It's very readable too, hope you enjoy it

P&D autumn marathon 2016

Posted: 14/11/2016 at 07:10

Oh dear Scott, that's not good news.

See, Tom, slow running - it's the way forward  (at least, I like to think it's doing me good cos I hate going fast )

Sounds like some good XC action going on.  I'd mention that I'm looking forward to my XC debut in a couple of weeks time, but every time I've done that in the past something has happened to stop me doing it...

Re Turdling:  The area I work in Middlesbrough is nicknamed 'Doggy'. Everyone claims this is a mystery, but I think it's pretty obvious why!  My very first day there I managed to slither through some poo, and have never been so embarrassed in my life when I looked down and saw that the horrible smell was caused by my shoe... Mortifying.  I am VERY vigilant these days!

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