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Realistic Targets?

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 16:12

Based on your 10k time, your other targets are achievable, with the correct training.

But as the others have said, ditch the fags.  It's the best decision you will ever make.


Posted: 10/10/2014 at 16:04
Cheerful Dave wrote (see)

Heh, on the telly this morning they were interviewing someone about the Zimbabwe elections who said that Mugabe had said he would stand down if he lost.  The interviewer pointed out "well, that's pretty much what democracy means."

Hmm, like he did last time.

Nick Windsor 4 wrote (see)

Obviously you do not lean to the side of fairness, which is your right of course

Is that 'right' as in the opposite of left, or 'right' as in entitlement?

Half M week after Full Marathon?

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 12:59

I've run a half the week after a marathon (Loch Ness, 2007, followed by Aviemore a week later). It was my 10th marathon and 25th half though.  It wasn't pretty, and I was horrendously slow - although that was probably partly due to the fact that I got pregnant in between the two races.......

I'd not really recommend it, especially as it's your first marathon.  You'll still be basking in the glory of completing it, apart from anything else.

Loch Ness is fab though.................


Posted: 10/10/2014 at 12:44

SARS, swine flu, bird flu, Necrotising Fasciitis.

Why aren't we all dead already?

Anyone read "I Am Pilgrim?" btw?

Strictly 2014

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 12:42

I always thought that Tim was a bit of an ar$e, but he actually is coming across as a lovely guy, in a slightly bewildered posh sort of way.

I think he may be becoming my favourite.

Looking forward to this week's show - as you say Brooks, the scoring is very high already, and there are some good opportunities this week.



Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 12:38

Oh FFS.  You came to the meeting and made out that there was a major issue that *had* to be sorted out  - oh and of course it would be *my* team that would have to take the hit of the extra workload.

So I've spent the morning doing an analysis of, you know, the f.a.c.t.s. - and it turns out it affects SEVEN people out of 290 staff.  And there's a much more workable solution than the one that you claimed was "the only answer".

But why let the truth get in the way of a flounce?

Marathon training

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 17:07


Deep heat

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 17:03

Andrew - going from 3 miles to 6 miles in one go is a bit of a leap - and then to do another 6 3 days later is potentially asking for injury.

Take it easy - a slow build up in miles is much more sustainable than an all out assault followed by a crash.

10% increase in mileage per week is the rule of thumb.

Mince Pi Challenge:races of 2 decimal places

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 16:58

Haha!  Love the idea (but then I am an accountant.....)

Bit too far away for me, being the Christmas hols and all, but it did make me giggle.

Deep heat

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 14:47

On the plus side, I find that the vapour from Deep Heat makes my nose less congested.

As the others have said, no great benefit from using Deep Heat before running, but probably no harm either, so if it feels good, do it.

A good cool down - gentle jog and a stretch - after a hard run is good to flush out any lactic acid that's still swilling around there.   But remember, the stiffness is due to the fact that you have done some damage to your muscles, and it's the repairing of that damage that makes your muscles stronger.  Your body is giving you a gentle warning not to do too much until it's healed itself.

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