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2016 Cabbage Patch 10 possible spare place

Posted: 20/09/2016 at 20:35
Assuming I can't make it (family circumstances) is anyone looking for a ticket?

Boring Boring Mortgages

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 20:21
In your shoes, if I was reasonably sure i wouldnt need the money for anything (holidays, operations, giving your kids money towards a house)...

...I'd pay down the mortgage. reason being the money you save in interest beats any after tax guaranteed return you could make on the money.

it also helps secure the roof above your head.

I I had expenses coming up
if keep a little rainy day money back for that.

sub 3:00 first marathon

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 20:14
very diplomatically put!

Survey regarding amount of training / race time

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 20:12
the fetch everyone website has extensive data on this already.


Posted: 22/08/2016 at 20:51
if a man had abnormally high testosterone such that it makes him he is either 'talented' or 'the next stage of human evolution' or some combination of the two.

If this happens in a woman she is a freak and forced by the IOC - IAAF - whoever to either desist or undergo hormone therapy to bring her testosterone down to arbitrarily imposed limits.

Whether you agree with this or not, this is clearly discriminatory if you deem the excessive but naturally occurring testosterone as unfairly performance enhancing in women yet not in men. If you were fair about it you'd ask the men to suppress their hormones and level their playing firms too.

This doesn't happen and that's why the whole block fell apart

Lateral foot pain possibly cuboid related

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 20:10

i have a niggle on what might be 5th metatarsal base. This has been present since just before a marathon a month ago and after a week off then reverse taper. 

I do worry about it being a precursor to a stress fracture ('jones fracture?') but while annoying it doesn't appear to be affecting my running. I guess a medical opinion is in order.

Still if anyone has experience of managing this  kind of thing and preventing stress fractures I'm all ears

Talkback: Gear pick of the week: Hoka One One Vanquish 2

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 18:18
I have a pair of these and find them surprisingly uncooperative as soon as you quicken past easy/steady pace. I'd say they are for long slow runs only. plus hoka's sizing is shit. I now realise they always run a half size small.

I only did s few hundred miles in my size 10s and got sick of them. if anyone can use them and can get to central London they are welcome to them.

HOW much?!!!

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 04:59
I suspect that if animal protein cost anything resembling its true total cost to the environment it would be a darn sight more pricey that whatever you see in the Tesco value range.

48 quid sounds a bit steep mind you.

recovering from a bad marathon

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 20:42
I did think about an Autumn marathon but decided to stick to the plan and switch to shorter distances for a bit. I think I need a break from marathon until London next spring.

Right now the focus is on recovering well and dealing with whatever fatigue there must be built up from various marathon cycles.

recovering from a bad marathon

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 04:13
Edinburgh was a bit odd. was going fine at 7mm till halfway, then I noticed it was feeling harder than it really should've done and felt that target wasn't on so slowed to 7:15 (how I'd run last autumn). A few miles on it was clear something was askew. The fatigue and cramp really kicked in and I felt a little queasy. Slowed right down and took walk breaks later on, focused on just getting round. I wasn't injured so i wanted to avoid a DNF at least.
Finished 3:38 but the time wasn't relevant by then.

I wonder if I had one of those wierd colds that don't wipe you out but do stick around and annoy you. Certainly my kids had been ill. Also I suspect there were some mistakes in carb loading- I felt a bit sick and heady on the last day.

I had some GI issues for the week after the race but that's well out of the way now. resting HR this morning is 39 where it should be. I'm just fining that hr at steady or easy paces is that 10bpm or so higher than usual. I seems to be edging back to where it should be though. Haven't done any faster stuff yet though I'll probably chuck in a few strides this week. I was running 50mpw but and tapering and at about 50% volume at the moment.

One of of those 'live and learn' things I guess. Last autumn I held 7:15mm and finished thinking could've pushed a little more. No soreness and I wanted to run again only a few days later. This time round I think it's a good month before I really want to step it up again.
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