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Posted: 19/03/2015 at 13:30
Popping in one last time for next few weeks as I fly to Vietnam and HK with the family for a bit of sightseeing and a wedding. Squeezed in 21 miles this morning av 7:38m/m. Keep well all and I'll be back in April!

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Posted: 18/03/2015 at 22:45


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Posted: 18/03/2015 at 13:20
Gul Darr wrote (see)

Well, my resolve is starting to wobble already and I'm thinking perhaps I could do the Autumn Shakespeare...?

Atta boy, Gul!  *hearty back slap American style*

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Posted: 18/03/2015 at 13:19

Just added this week's runs to further boost our team standings! 

Keep on recovering VTr!  You are doing brilliantly from where I am watching you 

Bike It - congratulations on the new job and house. Things are falling into place for you.

After 15 trail miles yesterday, I had another session this morning with the running coach (the Boss). This time 4 x 0.20 mi w/60 secs recovery THREE TIMES!  Having not done any speedwork this is all new to me but quite fun.  My new form seems to be much better (shouts of "YEEEESSSS! Looking greeaaaaaat!" from The Boss).  I was faster than the other lady who was with me so she was given a head start in order for us to have the same recoveries.  Speed ranged from 4:57-5:20m/m so I am still getting used to running controlled efforts at pace.  

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Posted: 16/03/2015 at 14:13

And forgot to say HURRRAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH to Minni's return to racing! 

And Lorenzo has officially turned to the darkside with that 31 miler.  

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Posted: 16/03/2015 at 14:11

Massive congratulations to our weekend racers.  Great report from PMJ (it's details like that that relative newbie racers like me learn from!) and a GFA bagged.  Well done.  Badbark is also looking in good form for VLM with a new HM PB.  Well impressed with a double day of racing from RFJ who is looking strong. And super pleased for OO with the 20 mile time and promise of a fast VLM.  I really feel for Gul on what was still a fabulous marathon time.  It is more the execution though isn't it when training shows such a fast runner there?  Everyone has said what I have thought could be contributory but all I will say is be kind to yourself.  You haven't failed anyone and it is just a learning exercise is working out how to get you to race the fast 26.2 you are due!

Leslie - I am also being very careful about intervals with the extra mileage I am doing.  Nothing too major (mid-60s is the max) but I have dropped the P&D speedwork and am doing a mini version instead with the running coach.  Last week I just did 6 x 0.33 mile @5:15-5.27m/m w/2 min recoveries.

I ran 18 with 12@MRP yesterday and tried to see if I could hold sub-3 pace. I just about managed it with 12 miles ranging from 6:41 to 6:54m/m.  Actually, 6:54m/m won't do it will it?! Then again, the median pace was 6:47m/m so maybe it was OK after all.  Recovery runs today from home to train station, tube station to Vietnamese Embassy and back again (with visa for holiday on Friday).

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Posted: 14/03/2015 at 17:07

Excellent marathon, PMJ! And congratulations on achieving your objective of a GFA for VLM 2016.  

GDawg - top job.  What did I say about those dogs and boats?! 

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Posted: 13/03/2015 at 13:35

Best of luck to OOGul and PMJ this weekend!  

That looks a great session RFJ.  Nicely run.

Enjoy the Thames Meander GDawg. It is a well organised race and a nice route but WATCH OUT for dogs off lead and boats swinging wildly around Putney Bridge!  Lorenzo can confirm it is highly dangerous round those parts. 



Lorenzo wrote (see)

Not been on here for a couple of days, and seemed to have missed quite a bit, most notably Gul doing his impression of Man v Food. Hope everything slots into place

Welcome to Risotto

MsE - what are your running plans on Saturday? I need to get a long one (25miles) so may be heading over your way. 

9 yesterday (working from home + school governor visit) and a commuting run today.


Lorenzo - I am recovery running tomorrow and running long on Sunday morning.  Any chance of switching your days?  My plan has me doing 18 with 12 at MRP though. What pace were you planning on?  When I have to run to pace I avoid the hills and stick to the flatter (less interesting) routes too which might not be attractive to you if you need to run 25.  Let me know!

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Posted: 12/03/2015 at 19:28
Apologies for typos. Am on phone.

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Posted: 12/03/2015 at 19:27
Steady comeback there VTr. Keeping fingers crossed that you reach 10 miles soon!

I'm a bit nervous about GD's week with marathon on end. Hope it's not too much for your body?

Nice miles KR. Interested to see what TR's Magic does for you!

Well done Risotto on your result! I raced with a virus and my breathing really affected me (am asthmatic). I'm still not right now but hoping it'll go eventually.

I can't contemplate eating the volumes PMJ and Gul are, it's almost like an Eat Off is taking place.

marrows - tiny adjustments involving arm position to stop me running like acdrinken sailor and loosen up my shoulders and lift my knees more, thereby engage psoas and glutes and leam foreards more, I've been practising it again today on my 15 miler on the trails and it seems to give me another gear.
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