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Posted: Yesterday at 13:36

The weight debate just goes to show that runners can come in all shapes and sizes and still perform brilliantly but, more importantly, enjoy it.  A healthy body is the primary goal for me and if I can increase lean body mass and reduce body fat % then that would be brilliant.  I want to be a good role model for the kids who learn as much by what they see you doing as by what you say.

Ran for an hour today and the knee seems to be much improved so I may start Pfitz's 12 week schedule on Monday and ditch the 18 week one (which may result in me chasing miles and overdoing it). 

Good to see you are not benched Lorenzo and I hope the sore foot amounts to nothing Gul.  

Well done on the first 20 of the campaign GD! 

Having planned my next 12 weeks I am struggling to see how I can fit in my long runs in particular in April when we are in Vietnam and Hong Kong.  The pollution is awful where we are headed and the thought of 21 miles on a treadmill fills me with horror but if needs must it is what I will have to do... 

Sub 3h15

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 09:43

Still not quite running again due to this tweaked MCL.  Good to see some interesting discussion around the WAVA question!  12 weeks till VLM this Sunday and I am now looking at dropping from Pfitz 18/70 to 12/70 with two weeks out.  I just am not fit nor recovered enough to jump in midway through the second mesocycle.  It seems I am destined to never have a decent straight run at a marathon! 

Snow here yesterday and a car slid into the back of my stationary car yesterday.  I think the offending car came off worse but what a pain having to go to the garage for a quote for repair now! Keep a safe distance when driving folks!

Sub 3h15

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 11:32

I love trail running.  It offers so much more than road running.  Super stuff, Sal F.

Good to see you are all deep in spring marathon training. I have been slightly obsessing over WAVAs since I became more deeply entrenched in the masters category on Saturday.  Currently, my best time gives me an 80% and while I started in the low 70s I am now sitting in the high 70s.  My weak spot is the marathon and my best lies around the 10K and HM mark.  Do you think it is reasonable to strive to achieve equal WAVA ratings in all distances? Or do you think we all have strengths and weaknesses naturally and it is best to capitalise on those? With my time out for injury I feel like I am only just getting going but it is nice to know where to aim for to set those mid-way markers.  

Hoping the walking wounded are now turning a corner, Lorenzo and VTr.  I refuse to include Gul in that sentence. 

Sub 3h15

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 16:42
Nooooooo! I didn't post that today!

Sub 3h15

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 12:39
Sorry about weird double posting folks

Sub 3h15

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 21:19
Cheers TR. That's reassuring to know.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 18:36
Minni - No no really the mcl is not quite right but the fizz says my strength is right up there so I can run but not on a surface that might challenge it laterally. I'll happily run forwards on the flat!

Sub 3h15

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 18:19
I note how none of the female members of the thread have contributed to the weight discussion.

Very happy to help keep the thread growing. Especially when the fizz has said I can run again. Hurray. Just 30 mins straight line running in one minute intervals to minimise ground contact time. Couldn't be more relieved! Jools - do you have a target for Bath or are you not doing it?

01/03/15 - Bath Half Marathon - sub 87 - MsE
08/03/15 - Surrey Half Marathon - Sub-90 - G-Dawg
14/03/15 - The Spring Shakespeare Marathon - 3:10 PMJ
14/03/15 - The Spring Shakespeare Marathon - Must enter GUL
12/04/15 - Brighton Marathon - Sub-3.19 - G-Dawg
12/04/15 - Brighton Marathon - 3:04:xx - FINgers
19/04/15 - Manchester Marathon - Sub-3 - Knight Rider
26/04/15 - VLM - Sub 3:15 (for GFA) - GoldenEagle
26/04/15 - VLM - sub 2.52 - Joolska
26/04/15 - VLM - sub 3:10 - MsE

Sub 3h15

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 14:40
Sorry about weird double posting folks

Sub 3h15

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 14:38
GDawg, you can run but you can't hide...

Physio decreed (actually I called it and he agreed), I've damaged my MCL. Time will tell how long it takes to recover. I'll cross train and go to yoga and pilates like a madwoman (see earlier reference to GDawg) in the meantime.

GM - yoga is brilliant for runners. I love hot vinyasa flow but even a bit of yin is excellent to stretch you out.
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