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P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: Yesterday at 13:51

Rat catching - once had an interesting experience whilst working in a kwik save in Liverpool - it had a problem with rats in the loft so they called in an local old boy who was known as a rat catcher. He turns up fag in gob with an old sack and which he was prodding with a stick and something was getting pretty naggy inside it - he undid the top of the bag and threw it into the loft all you could here then was yelping and lots of things running around and then it went quiet after a few minutes. He went into the loft and came down with a bag full of dead rats and a rather excited jack russel on a lead - asked for £20 and left. Was pretty surreal.

I am always DIYing - just built the missus a walk in larder and doing the main bath as we speak.

Anyway, down for a double tomorrow but due to workload will do the 4 later and 6 tomorrow.

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Posted: 07/02/2016 at 18:12

Nice Stuff Tom, pretty envious to be fair.

Well done the winners, Its nice to be at the sharp end!

21 for me today, and 14 miles per second faster than the last time I ran the course 2 years ago when training for Paris. Reasons to be cheerful. It might be on.




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Posted: 04/02/2016 at 08:34

Oi Oi - Pleased that Westy is recognised  as certified and Old . Is using a track for a LT run cheating??

Crikey Vicky - 2 x 20+ in that quick session would do me in good n proper.

According to the book a  GA is upto 10, a  MLR is 11 -15 and a LSR is over 16, which means that a 10.2 or 15.1 mile run isn't actually anything at all by P&D reckoning.

Read back my anti MLR vitriol and decided to bin work off early and do it in the light as I was just headworking myself - it wasn't that bad. 14 at 7.26 with a bit of elevation. Happy days. Tired today though,

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Posted: 03/02/2016 at 13:30

Oi Oi! Howdy LFR, welcome back on board.

I think someone mentioned their penchant for MLRs? I detest MLRs, never ending and unsure of the benefits and normally on jiggered legs after a LT the night before and at night, in the dark and miserable wet, after a full days work. Bleeuuggh.

Lt last night of 10 with 5 down on the windy track - dropped the pace to just below 6m/m and got on all right. hopefully wont have blown me out like the week before last.

6.07 is a v fast overall LT session Tom. I can just about manage GA pace for non lt miles during that session.

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Posted: 01/02/2016 at 09:34

Nice running NE - hope the Achilles is ok.

BR - rather you than Me!!

Ram - nice month of running.

Just sticking to the plan here, 15 yesterday with a day off today. Nice

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Posted: 25/01/2016 at 16:44

I don't listen to music on my runs anymore, and am a luddite so never done a podcast. Think I might need to.

I wont settle on what my race pace is until the lsr with 14 at MP towards the end of the programme.

Completed yesterdays 18 with 10 - not brilliant but ok - had to stop for a few secs after 6 MP miles due to an incline which I just couldn't deal with, although it was a tough week as my legs are jiggered now. Cut back week is a timely and welcome arrival

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Posted: 23/01/2016 at 09:36

Geez westy, don't envy you. This week has been crap for me - since the 14 the 5 and yesterdays 12 ( only did 10 ) have been the worst ive ever had - just not thereat all and everything that can go wrong did. I had to stop to tie my laces three times yesterday even though I had double knotted them. coupled with a dicky tummy and obviously going to hard at the LT the weeks been junk. Hey ho.

Im due a good one and lets hope its tomorrows 18 with 10.

NY sounds like fun Ferg, Im thinking about Berlin for the autumn, but Ive got to get London out of the way.

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Posted: 21/01/2016 at 16:39

3 weeks for a half seems close, but manageable, as long as your lsr with 14 at MP is a couple of weekends before. I need to sign up for a race.

My 14 mile lsr was a suffer fest last night, but done. nice little 5 miler for me tonite. Pleased with that.

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Posted: 20/01/2016 at 13:17

Oi Oi. Manually uploaded my runs to Strava - need to find a picture that does me justice from somewhere. Can someone send me an idiots guide to strava please? cant find my way to the PD group.

My commute is 3 miles by the shortest route, but loads of options to open it up. Only problem is its no good as a recovery due to too much elevation (500ft)

Last night LT ruin was fine. Ran down to a track in Wrexham and did the 5 there - pace between 5.49 and 5.54. Felt like I was cheating being on a track, but felt very controlled. Need to spend more time down there I think.


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Posted: 19/01/2016 at 18:17

I wish I could get up to do the runs in the am but there is no chance of that.

Westy - A lappy fits perfectly into a deuter race exp air sports rucksack.

Off for 9 with 5 at LT now in the dark. Not looking forward to it.

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