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Posted: 21/10/2014 at 21:45

Thanks for that swittle.  I am waiting for new stock to arrive as it seems virtually impossible to get Alpkit from their website..may have to go for an inferior product in the meanwhile.  

Great racing from Nayan and Lily, and excellent report from Lily too.  Not liking the idea of being covered in sticky sports drink throughout a race.  Lots of glowing from Lily and swittle this week too.  Birky, I love the lakes, need to go back there as I'm just realising it's been over 10 years since I was last there.

Me- did a 12 hour day at work today due to parents' evening, but managed to pop out for a 4 mile trot in the beautiful muddy forest.  Really helped me to get through the day.

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Posted: 20/10/2014 at 21:58

swittle, which head torch do you use? I am looking to upgrade my ancient crap one. Cheap is good

Me- Monday hills session.  Cut short on my warm-down run by taking a super-clumsy tumble onto the tarmac.  Bloody elbow and hand and a bruised, grazed leg was the worse of it and none of it feels particularly sore now.  I am truly crap at running / seeing at night

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Posted: 17/10/2014 at 16:18

Happy belated birthday swittle By glow do you mean sweat?

Gregry- agreed, Fullers is a nice ale.  I am not generally an ale or stout drinker but both are excellent post- long run / race.

Me- about 8.5 miles slowly this morning because my legs still feel pretty tired and sore after last Sunday's racing.  I am surprised they are still suffering but I guess my body's just not used to that distance

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Posted: 15/10/2014 at 22:01

I was helping with the beginners' group again tonight at the club.  23 of them in the pissing rain, not a bad turnout and they did around 3.5 miles following a run 8 minutes / power walk 4 minutes programme.  Pretty good progress

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Posted: 14/10/2014 at 19:11

Thanks for the congrats MLRers  

Nice PB dank-art and some great running reports from Red (Victorian fog) and swittle, as ever.  Good luck with the run Greg. JT- Guinness is  the most ideal recovery drink it seems to me.  Absolutely bloody delicious and don't forget it's good for  you. When I was pregnant with my son (who is nearly 14) I was advised to drink it for iron  I think the world of department of health advice, has changed a little now ...

I felt like I'd been run over by a double decker yesterday so I gave the usual Monday hills a miss, and ventured out for a tentative easy 4 miles today with new running buddy from work. It was pleasant and relaxed.

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Posted: 12/10/2014 at 20:58

Hi all

so- I did it!  Kingston 16 mile this morning.  Felt strong, didn't fall apart, nice splits (3rd quarter was the fastest!).  It was hard enough, but not *that* hard.  I was pleased with my time of 2.27 and I feel that psychologically I've broken through the barrier of 16 miles. The last, and only other time I've done that distance, exactly two years ago, was truly horrific and I finished in over 3 hours, broken.  oh- and today's race was only a month after my hernia op.  All in all, very pleased.  

Had a nice celebration too. After the race I thought I'd treat myself to a nice soak in the bath, which lasted all of 5 minutes before the daughter hopped in...not so restful... so I gave up on the idea and we all headed to the pub for a huge roast and some Guinness. Then came home and had a delicious 30 minute nap before daughter came to wake me up again.  happy

How hard should non-sporty 11yo be pushed?

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 22:10

Is this for real??

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Posted: 08/10/2014 at 21:26

Hello Redjeep, good to "see" you here and thank for scatological update.  Feel your pain mate, my constipation after my recent op was *not* pretty..

I helped with the beginners' group at the club tonight.  Very impressed that 22 of them turned up, in spite of rain bucketing down.  They managed 3.6 miles which I'd say is very impressive. A little less of the "walk" part of the walk / run too

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Posted: 07/10/2014 at 20:12

Lily - shucks thanks 

JT, sounds like my kind of run, mucky, bit cold, even taking a piss in the countryside adds a bit of value to an outing

I snuck out for a sneaky run in the forest this afternoon after work.  Only had half hour to spare but still cheered me up. Only two rats spotted which has always got to be a bonus on such a damp day.  None is better :-\

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Posted: 06/10/2014 at 22:05

Some excellent HM reports. Big up to Lily!  Very happy for you and a super time. And well done GBax and welcome..

Swittle, great pic

Carter, pleased the mutt's OK.  Bloody irresponsible owner.  Strangely, nice running

Welcome Gregry

Me- well it's Monday so it was hills. Felt pretty strong. On countdown for Sunday's 16 mile race.  I'll be doing a few very easy runs this week and probably a swim but little I can do now except try to find some confidence :-/

Oh- in marathon place news, the new club president says I *should* be in the running (see what I did there?) for a club place because of all the run leading, racing and marshalling I've done this season.  But in case that doesn't work, I've also been offered a charity place. So it looks like I'll be doing it

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