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Posted: Yesterday at 15:13

2Old: I didn't tell them what I was doing or they might have 

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 12:15

Quick check in as we are leaving for the hundred this afternoon   

Been having a quiet week with just short runs or bike rides to keep the legs ticking over. Forecast mixed, quite warm and sunny Sat with rain and wind arriving 4.00am Sunday 

Got some good / bad news yesterday. Apparently my lungs are in great condition, my haemoglobin levels are in the top 5% of the population prompting the consultant to ask if I trained at altitude!!! Sadly though the breathlessness is down to a heart problem (moderate) for which I am being referred to a cardiologist. Advice was generic - take it easy!! Now planning a more modest target for the weekend 

Anyway I'll keep running slowly until told to stop I think. Another ear operation next week - so all in all I am falling apart at the seams.

Have a good weekend everyone and I'll report back on Monday

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Posted: 18/05/2015 at 08:40

Freemers: great time, there was I feeling pleased at 7.30mm on my relay leg

2Old: proper spin sessions (we do structured training in our classes with a multiple ironman) really do help cycling, especially hills, while the marathon training helps with endurance. Are you just pedalling as fast as you can on the spin bike? What sort of resistance do you use? We aren't allowed to just spin our legs, if they are going faster than about 110, unless it is a sprint, we have to wind up the resistance. We both found the hills much easier yesterday than a typical early season ride.

Am undecided about the 10k tonight - think I might be pushing my luck with the hundred on Saturday, given I am not capable of just jogging round 

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Posted: 17/05/2015 at 19:56

Does 65 miles of cycling in the Mendip Hills count as ticking over? Avon 10k championship tomorrow night.

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Posted: 16/05/2015 at 21:47

100 next weekend. Today was the British Masters Road Relays. Ran anchor leg for the FV55. Managed 22.25 on a course with one drag of a hill in the first few hundred metres and a climb to the finish of the leg. Thought I might be sick towards the end and definitely felt the lack of any fast running, but pleased to be faster than last year. Lost our bronze medal but were missing two of our faster FV55 runners. 

Cycling tomorrow and then just a few days before the big one.......

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Posted: 13/05/2015 at 07:40

AA: Saturday 23rd May   Will be glad to get it done and move on to cycling. Yes please to the circuit training programme - you have my e-mail I think.

Yesterday I did 3 tax returns, booked flights, trains, accommodation and sessions for a trip round the UK (Exeter to Durham and intermediate points) visiting potential Universities with my nephew from Belfast and then inexplicably found myself agreeing to mark 150 University exam scripts either side of the 100 mile outing. Dementia has finally arrived!


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Posted: 11/05/2015 at 22:23

Evil spin class this morning, 20 minutes of hill reps followed by a 10 minute pyramid session and finished off with a 10 minute flat out sprint. Off-road at the running club tonight - I was leading and had a few comments on the speed of a 'steady' run, so my legs seemed to have recovered quite well from London and last week.

Chick: my next door neighbour teaches at Clifton College - ultra posh place

2Old: nobody here believes you won't be racing Lisbon 

Barry: Bristol to Bath marathon is OK apart from one nasty hill ( but it is nasty)

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Posted: 11/05/2015 at 09:04

Back home yesterday after 140-150 miles in 8 days. Weather grim at times and the ground is likely to be saturated for the 100. Off to spin now and running club tonight.

2Old: Redland is where lots of the students live (along with Clifton) so lots going on. Next time you are down visiting let me know and we could take in some of the other gorgeous green spaces. You might now see why I favour hilly events.....

Freemers: nice 10 mile race result. I was able to do loads of distance the week after London, but couldn't have contemplated speed 

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Posted: 07/05/2015 at 21:32

2Old: do you mean Booths?

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Posted: 07/05/2015 at 20:05

Nell: if I stopped for a breather I'm afraid that my lazy, fatter, couch potato twin might overtake and smother me 

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