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P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 11:02
Yo. I'm back. Plague nearly gone, and a nice brisk 7 this morning blew some cobwebs (and snot) away.

Westy, I recommend bagging the hot shower before you go out a la poolside Germans. Or just shower with the offending person's stuff in there and hope they don't come and join you.

Mundane thread

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 17:26

Glad Daddy GFB is on the mend.  

Good news Cake on the job, though not on the cheese disaster  

Bookie, that sounds very frustrating...

I have plague too GFB.  Feeling thoroughly rotten and can't go home until some people leave.   On the plus side, I overheard an utterly fabulous statement at work today.  'Put baby Jesus in the buggy, we're going for a fag'.  I had to contain my giggling.

Overdone it?

Posted: 08/12/2014 at 19:39
Pete, sounds like you're getting back into it well

Great racing mace, Skinny et al. Some impressive performances this weekend.

I have PLAGUE so no running for a couple of days. Humph.

Mundane thread

Posted: 07/12/2014 at 03:41
Lemon cheese is lush.

Hope Mundanie families are on the mend...

Hi Phil. That is excellent mundane information, partly because of it's cheese related content.

In very mundane news I am sitting on the sofa listening to the wind at 3:30am because I can't sleep thanks to pesky germs

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 07/12/2014 at 03:30
Well done folks - lots of MLRing going on

Scott, I have the gamma which I like a lot. I think it is meant to be more stable than the viper. You actually may as well have both for the price they are!

Millsy, sounds like a nice day. Seems like running's your thing.

SK that's a great parkrun time for a small person - well done him!

Stewart, hope your 12 goes well.

FG, come on , how was it?

I hadn't really planned to run yesterday as took horse to the beach ( which was a reasonable workout with having to hang on to her! I ended up doing a feeble 4 in the end as was feeling rather under par and thought a run might blow the cobwebs away. Am now sitting on the sofa slurping lemsip and listening to the wind at 3:30am so clearly that plan was not a good one. I fear an enforced rest week may be on the cards, but at least that explains mediocre running over the last week or so...

Overdone it?

Posted: 05/12/2014 at 17:48

My recording of mileage is more to do with motivation than sussing out what works - I just love clicking over a certain number and having my spreadsheet show me I've reached a milestone.  I know training's about quality rather than quantity, but relatively high mileage (obviously not compared to a lot of people round here, but compared to the average person) seems to work for me.

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 05/12/2014 at 16:18

Wow, penguin, you must be doing a really early marathon.  Which one are you aiming for?

SK, I have generally worked on target MP, but my target did adjust as I did the training so it's hard to say for definite.  Current target MP sounds fast so I may end up going somewhere in between.  That said, I am sure this is wrong and you're meant to go by recent race paces.

Overdone it?

Posted: 05/12/2014 at 14:35
Aargh at lack of apostrophes. Sorry.

Overdone it?

Posted: 05/12/2014 at 14:34
County Durham - yorkshires lesser- known neighbour. Lit, husbands name was definitely better than mine and I may have been unfairly dismissive of your hula hoops.

Overdone it?

Posted: 05/12/2014 at 13:37

Sod's law says it's always in taper week that these things appear mace.  Hope it sorts itself out for you.  

Lit, the best thing to come out of your purchase there was the 6p if you ask me.  Though you must have had to spend more on the nasty sounding crisps to find it, so I'm not sure if that's a win.  Good luck with your XC exploits tomorrow.

Skinny, good luck with the 5 miles, sounds painful but nothing's ever as uncomfortable in a race context.

Wow, Bob, that sounds fabulous.  I keep just missing the sunrise for my runs, I'm either getting home just as it starts coming up or I miss the boat and am out too late to get the full benefit.  Glad to hear of some happy-making stats.

Good luck to Mr V and Charlie, looking forward to some reports

Tommy, just be glad you're a man and therefore unlikely to have to change your name.  I got married 5 years ago and still have problems with certain agencies which cannot cope with the fact that my name has changed...

muddy, I knew there was another argument for tights-wearing

I got my trail shoes out this morning and hit the mud for a hilly and windy 14 miler.  I also hit 2014 miles in 2014 on my feet - about 100-200 miles of that was hiking but the rest running, so I'm feeling quite chipper about my mileage this year.  Without wishing to be self-congratulatory I think it's not bad for a former fat slob.  This is where I went - it was a little like running on a very damp and muddy version of the moon at times with all the rocks and craters:




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