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RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 18/01/2017 at 17:42

AA - I'm so impressed with your training. You've got plenty of time to get the bike training in once the longer days come.

What is everyone training for just now?


Sub 3h15

Posted: 08/01/2017 at 18:27

Sounds like a great effort MsE.  I agree with what others say about it not being really comparable due to the terrain.

Well done to Junior Lorenzo.  

I had a brilliant day at the Edinburgh 5k yesterday.  I wasn't running but like Lorenzo was there is spectating mode.  I have a little works running club for new runners and one of them was running her first 5k yesterday. The rest of the group went to support.  She completely nailed it and was hyper for the rest of the day (of course the rest of the day involving a boozy lunch....).  The others in the group were suitable inspired and I am now looking for races for them all!  Its was so nice to see a new runner getting delight from racing.   They used to all think I was mad and its so funny now seeing them get into it.  Happy days. 

Sub 3h15

Posted: 07/01/2017 at 07:30

Blimey, impressive stories.  I'm going to have to up my game. 

Sub 3h15

Posted: 06/01/2017 at 18:02

Interesting MsE.  To go further I actually remember realising that although I was about to die (or so I thought) I was completely at ease with this.  No fear, no panic. Just peace.   The sh*t it the fan when I found myself still alive.   ha ha.  I've actually been in this situation twice.  The first time was an unexpected collapse, which happened in hospital but I wasn't in there for myself.  I could hear the Drs saying my lips were blue and I was barely breathing and I could see everyone rushing about but I had no way of communicating.  I remember them reading out my blood pressure and thinking that I was actually barely alive.  But again I didn't feel any fear or panic - just peace.  Again I lived!!!  

TAR interesting that your lady also sensed this although she was an observer to what must have been a horrific incidence to witness.   

And TAR super you are still able to run after breaking both legs.  



Sub 3h15

Posted: 05/01/2017 at 21:15

Ah me too MsE! We were awesome as a team!

Poacher - same thing happened here, more or less.  Nothing I could have done.  Its left me feeling more vulnerable.  My thought process in a split second was: 'that sounds like a car, in my left ear. I should be hearing it in my right ear'. Turns to look behind as see the front of the car start to swerve as it sees me. Its black,I note. Bang. 'Shit I've been hit'. Get thrown over to the opposite side of the road in slow motion.  Very Calm.   'This is it, I am about to die'.  Smash, hit the road.  Then realise I am not dead, get up and run in the opposite direction, away from all the cars that are now stopped.  Then I realise I am injured and have to stupidly go back!!   So many things saved me - my helmet, which is completely smashed and still in my garage; the fact there was no car coming in the opposite direction; although the car that hit me was accelerating it was not going fast.    I always remember the driver saying to me that I was lucky it wasn't his workmate who was driving as he always comes out of that junction much faster and I would have been killed.  Funny what sticks in one's mind!

Liking cadence chat.  I've never had a long stride.  Really need to do core and strength work....


Sub 3h15

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 21:03

Happy Birthday OO54   Is that two daughters you have running now?   You're all so fast!

MsE - its definitely improving now and I'm starting to do shorter but more regular runs on the road.   

Can't believe someone has stolen Lorenzo's identity....

Poacher - I meant to ask: did your accident happen around here?  Its a long process getting insurance sorted.  We've not had much snow in the hills yet although the weekend of the trail marathon was white.  I've got another hill race in a few weeks so no doubt it will come down that weekend!




Sub 3h15

Posted: 03/01/2017 at 21:28

Lorenzo - That Edinburgh Ultra looked appealing until I saw the price 

Poacher - well done at WW2.  Now, did I also see you got a nice presentation...?

I should have joined Poacher on the Town Moor but came down with the dreaded Christmas lurgy following Winter Social Coastal on 27th and I'm still coughing like I smoke 50 a day. 

Nothing in the way of race achievements for me in 2016 but three highlights:

  1. Running an unexpected Ultra in the French Alps (to Switzerland and back!)
  2. Completing the Wooler Trail Marathon in sub zero temperatures and not dying
  3. Deciding to kick triathlon into touch

This year will be mainly off road running.  Local fell races, couple of local ultras, Keilder Dark Skies marathon (yes, its at night), another running trip to the Alps, etc

OO, Poacher, TAR Coastal entries open on 22nd January. 

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 23/12/2016 at 22:51

Hello team!

Sorry I've not been about.  Work is mad and I'm finding myself doing 12 hour days, which is leaving no time for much else.   Still ticking over with the running, not doing a high mileage and running mostly off road.  Another 3 months and my tibia should be fully healed (that'll be 18 months!) but its not hurting now so I'm confident its going to be fine.    

New Year's resolution - to get back into the forum.  Nothing motivates more!

Have a good Christmas all. 

Sub 3h15

Posted: 23/12/2016 at 22:46

Hola 3:15ers!

Checking in to wish you all a Merry Christmas and had a read back. 

Poacher -  bike accident (although my police friend would tell me there's no such thing as an accident). I hope you're ok.  I have to say it took me a couple of years to get over mine and despite buying a flash new bike last spring I still can't get either my confidence or enjoyment back.   

I may see you on the Town Moor on 31st...... 

I am determined to make a comeback in 2017.  I was told in September that my tibia needed another 6 months before it would be fully healed and I have started some road runs and its not hurting.  I need to take it very canny though, I don't want another setback.  

I did a trail/fell marathon (28.5 miles) with over 6000ft climb in November (in the snow) and really loved it.  Took it easy and managed a sprint finish with lots left in the tank, which was nice.   I think this is probably the future for me.  


Sub 3h15

Posted: 12/11/2016 at 14:44

Knock Knock.


Not been on here for yonks but quick catch up tells me you're all running along nicely. 

Well done on the TM marathon OO.  I see they are putting on another 5 of these through the winter months.  Excellent idea. 

I will return.  One day.

Keep on running.


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