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Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 14:55

Happy birthday ATM!

Weedy - can you take me off of the Basingstoke Half Marathon on October 5th, but add me to the Reading Half on the 22nd March which is now bought and paid for!

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Posted: Yesterday at 14:51
TheDan wrote (see)

blimey matty, thats pretty hardcore, i think you may need to start think about graduating to the overdone it thread, as you're a little too fast for us lot;)

If only I could hook them all together!

How was everyones weekend running?

I did an inaugural parkrun (Blandford) and it wasn;t the most interesting route, but it was OK. I started out hoping for a PB but soon realised my legs hadn;t recovered from the Intervals I did 14 hours previously!

12 slowies yesterday including some decent climbs.

Good work getting back out there Tim, any niggly pains?

2014 in 2014???

Posted: Yesterday at 14:49

I was delighted to have crossed the 1000 mile mark this week, and also means I have already exceeded last years total mileage. I am on track for a record mileage month this month (By a fraction) so all the numbers are looking good!

1023 miles completed, 1646 kilometers leaving a mere 368km to go (233miles) - which I *Think* is around 6 weeks away!

368 is of course the year the  Picts, Scotti and Saxons reach Londinium and plundered the city. Theodosius, general (Comes Britanniarum), was sent with a relief force to Britannia. He marched from Richborough, Kent, to deal with the invaders. In the winter, the barbarians were driven back to their homelands, Hadrian's Wall was retaken and order returns to the Roman diocese. Theodosius reorganised the abandoned forts and mounted punitive expeditions in Hibernia (Ireland).

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Posted: 25/07/2014 at 22:48
That sounds like a mental weeks running! My scales aren't that complicated, just enter height and age and the rest takes care of itself!

Cracking interval session tonight. 6x1km, averaged 4.08 per rep which is around 6.50m/m pace, right where I needed it.

Screw you heat, I win!

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Posted: 24/07/2014 at 12:36

Well as the serial dieter that I have been for the past few years, I bought some with body analyser sensors, so it tells me all this stuff

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Posted: 24/07/2014 at 10:04

I just survived my tempo run last night. 10 minutes, 10 minutes, 5 mins, with 4 minute jog/walk recoveries. By the end my lungs felt asthmatic, such was the heat and humidity in the air. Splits were on point and consistent though.

10 mins - 1.37m @ 7:18m/m
10 mins - 1.36m @ 7:22m/m
5 mins - 0.68m @ 7:19m/m

As I have switched my rest day to Thursday (Usually - I'm running tonight as I had to miss Tuesday's club run) I've also switched Thursday to be my weigh in day.

Positive result, all fat loss and I have achieved my primary target of a healthy BMI! Now 24.8

Have reassessed my goals and am now targetting a 15.5% BF% which should be a weight of 13st7lbs - So just 14lbs to lose

Fat to Fit - Time for change? Me, too!

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 09:57

Hey, every now and then its good to have a weekend of excess - otherwise whats the point in working hard running and dieting the rest of the time?

Meanwhile, I've moved my weigh day to thursday. After the apparent plateau I seemed to have smashed through it as I have achieved my first goal!

Weighed in today at the very pleasing 14st 7lbs. My BMI is 24.8!

All very pleasing, though not quite what I expected to feel. Probably because its not quite job done.

After some analysis I am setting my stall out for my next (And hopefully final) weight loss goal. 13st 7lbs should give me a BF% of 15.5%, in the "Fitness" range.

The clock is reset. 14lbs to go

I've blogged about it with more detail here for those interested


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Posted: 22/07/2014 at 08:39

Half the time, long runs are my favourites as some days I feel like I could run all day, especially when the conditions are good. 

Days when it is roasting heat or pouring rain however are not quite so enthralling!!

Nice easy 5 for me last night. Club tonight though not sure I can make it so may have to do it solo.

2014 in 2014???

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 12:08

End of week report. 37.5 miles for me this week which takes me to 981m/1578km for the year. Almost at my original 1000 mile target I set before I got involved with you mob!

436km to go.

436 being the year Chu Lingyuan, last emporer of the Jin Dynasty, died.

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Posted: 21/07/2014 at 12:04

Dan, not surprised it was a struggle. It was hard going out there yesterday. Have reviewed the race for anyone interested in maybe doing the event next year.


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