Mr Puffy

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Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: Yesterday at 20:36

Hi Stan I remember it well you looked great.  Mrs P is doing the Metric marathon, it will be her longest race since VLM in 2007.

I'm looking at 16 this weekend, maybe 18, then my first 20 with the training group the week after.

RE the minimal mileage thing, my mate at work (not "bloody nose" boss lol) did Manchester off a longest run of 15 miles. I certainly don't think it is the route to a pb, but I'd like to just take part and not blow up.

Been to the gp with the abdominal pain, it really has gone on for a long time now, since before london. He said it wasn't unknown for soft tissue injuries to take 2 years to heal!!

RR on Marathon talk this week they mentioned that the ten mile race will start after the mara.


MBNA Chester Marathon 2015

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 08:02

there's a short hill at the start, a long shallow rise at about 14 and nother short sharp hill at 24, then it's downhill all the way.  If you haven't already you might try some quarter mile hill reps to stiffen your resolve!


Give up on marathon?

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 22:20

Don't be daft!


Great north run spectating with kids

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 22:18

GNR is a nightmare to watch.  It's linear, it's relatively short, it's horrendously congested both in the race and on the metro.

If your family are there to see you off, and they want to see you en route, or  at the finish, they will have to take the metro. The queues are massive and the trains are the most tightly packed I've ever been on, like an old football crowd.  Because of the wait, you may actually even be ahead of them in the first few miles.

Someone mentioned Heworth, it's probably the best bet, but the runners are coming past on all four lanes of a dual carriageway, unless you know where your family is you will be very lucky to see them.

How old are they? I'd think hard about taking under 5's, I honestly think this is one race that's harder for the spectators




long run without carb loading

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 21:40

I think  you need to do one or the other. There is so much written and talked about carbs, energy, glycogen...I don't really understand it, I just decided not to bother with all the crap after listening to Bill Acocks when asked what he took in a marathon he said "It's a race not a picnic."

I feel better after a long run and I recover better over the day. Do I run as fast? I don't know, I'm in my fifties now and performance is bound to fall off more rapidly, but I honestly don't think that gels improved my times or my experience.

The fact that we talk about them so much on here, and people talk about using them in halfs and 10k's must have the marketing boys laughing all the way to the bank.


Usain Bolt - You legend !!!

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 13:54

Do you mean this Daley Thompson?


Salomon Vest for half marthon

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 18:44

Well i suppose it depends on the person, but I wouldn't take any water on a ten k run even in summer, and in a half marThon I might take a mouthful and swill my mouth out.

a backpack/vest for a 13 mile run is overkill surely?

what happens if you run 10k with no water?

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 18/08/2015 at 20:42

Hello I was wondering how everyone was getting on. I read about the Spitfire on Twitter Minni, made me shudder

MrsP & I just in from ashort hil session, after sixteen at the weekend. Still working towards Chester in Early October, just managing to get back the structure lost to summer holiday. I am trying a different approach, it's not an A race, and I want to see what happens with a bit less  long-run mileage.

Funnily enough, I remember Minni's comments on long runs earlier this year, before the spring, about getting up to 20 early on and then dropping back...the first 20 wasa breeze, by the time I finished my last long run I was dying, so I am going to focus more on midweek thistime.

We're in London at the weekend, so looking forward to a nice ten miler round the city



Help a struggling international PhD student, a long way from home

Posted: 18/08/2015 at 13:42

Just ask her out son.


We have Royal Parks Half Marathon places

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 20:10
yellow52 wrote (see)

Apologies if this is a topic that's been done to death on these forums. I'm new here.

I would have loved to enter the Royal Parks Half Marathon but was too late for individual entry. I tend to enter a few races per year. I do this for my own challenge/enjoyment, and frankly can't go hitting friends and family up again and again asking them to pay for me to do the thing I enjoy.

I have heard that race organisers charge charities a lot (£150 for GNR?) for these places, so even if I raise the £300 required, the charity only get half of that.

Am I the only one who is fed up with this?


But you just didn't enter in time. If you had entered before the deadline, you would be in the race. So, no need to complain, just get your act together next year.

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