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Posted: 19/12/2013 at 16:22

TT - how's things? First of all, huge (very belated) congrats on the 2:27, immense run, richly deserved. Things are going ok at this end, after falling to bits (yet again) last spring, spent the summer months mainly on the bike then have gradually worked myself back into running since early autumn. Have added weight traiing into the mix this time around to see if that helps hold injuries at bay, we'll see. Would like to do a final London and then draw a line under the marathon. Think the PBs are all behind me now, but would be nice to make the start line and not come unstuck in the second half. Have signed up for the etape in July so that will see me back on the bike next year. Think you'll be flying by the time Frankfurt rolls around, have you got another marathon on the agenda before then?

LS - thanks, it's a start but there's a ways to go. Bath half is great, will make an excellent training loop.

Find myself agreeing with CRAB and Gobi, think 5k and marathon might  as well be 2 different sports, no relationship between them in my racing experience.

TR - good to see you're still banging it out.

Wardi - 17 miler on a school day is well impressive.

Will drop in again in Jan/Feb if I'm still in one piece. Merry Christmas.

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Posted: 17/12/2013 at 22:55

Finally got myself registered - #1035

Particularly happy that today's mile reps session resulted in returning a strava segment CR to a hometown owner

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Posted: 27/10/2013 at 20:47

Jools - you nailed it good and proper, brilliant, brilliant run, huge congrats.

HADD Training Method

Posted: 15/09/2013 at 20:07


Belper Rugby Rover 30K

Posted: 22/08/2013 at 21:42

Nick - glad you enjoyed it, think we probably said hello to each other on the run in as we finished within a minute of each other. Best of luck with your autumn marathon, which one are you aiming for? 

Belper Rugby Rover 30K

Posted: 21/08/2013 at 07:22

I love this run! 4th time for me, a few minutes slower than the previous 3 outings but enjoyed it just as much. Hoping it'll provide a bit of leg conditioning for my first ultra in October.

Very well run everyone and congrats doppy on finishing first lady. Saw you as we were crossing the fields after dropping down from the golf course, you were going well then and obviously continued in that way.

See you all next year!

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Posted: 03/03/2013 at 22:14

Rees was immense at Bath today.
Believe he took 3+ minutes off the V60 WR.
That's an imprressive run imho.


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Posted: 16/02/2013 at 21:08

To be frank, Mo can do no wrong in my eyes (unless he pulls a Pistorius, or equivalent) as he's the only athlete to bring me to tears (of joy). Certainly 4th August 2012 was awesome because of Rutherford and Ennis too, but I can't ever imagine anything that would hold a candle to the electrifying roar of the crowd as Farah delivered the goods at the Olympic statdium that night. Still makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up just thinking about it.

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Posted: 10/02/2013 at 22:16

Average run today.

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Posted: 31/01/2013 at 12:55
Simonx9 wrote (see)

... having read P&D Advanced Marathoning (only running book I've read), they suggest that if not hydrated then blood volume's lower thus less oxygen gets to your muscles so they can't work as hard. 


P&D use physiological data to back up their statements and in this instance it is LD that is talking a "sort of bollocks". It's been proven that dehydration impairs performance and it's also been shown that the most likely mechanism underlying this impairment is a reduction in cardiac output and therefore, as P&D suggest, less oxygen getting to your muscles. Think you'd be well advised to read more P&D and less LD 

Like many others, I don't take any gels/drinks on any of my long runs including 20+ milers that include chunks at MP, just a strong coffee before I set off. That said, I do take 2-3 gels during a marathon to try and guard against becoming glycogen-depleted before the end of the race. 

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