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Auviour Paris: So long and thanks for the cobbles

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 07:55

Reik - that's very kind of you but I won't be able to make it but thanks for the thought

 

Auviour Paris: So long and thanks for the cobbles

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 16:50

Slowest marathon of my 14 done and just made it home inside the cut- off time in 4:41.  This compares to 4:05 last year at the same race. Legs seized at 19 miles so hobbled home after that. First 19 was slow and steady so an accumulation of the years efforts I feel.

I am not prepared to invest any more effort into long distance stuff cos this has happened too many times.  I must so thick that it takes 14 races to prove to myself that my physiology just does not fit anything above half marathon at any decent pace.

Not sure I want to do any more running full stop right now but probably not the right time to make that decision.  Everything else in my life has gone belly up right now and this is just added to the list.  Think I will buy a boat and sale the world!

 

Auviour Paris: So long and thanks for the cobbles

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 17:12

Thanks guys.  Did a couple of very short runs this week to keep legs loose. Card loading but not to excess.  Legs good for Sunday.

still suffering from illness that comes up once a week for couple days of flu symptoms then goes. Means I doubt very much that PB is on the cards.

targets, for what they are worth, are;

Gold - 4.05 new pb

silver  - 4.10 second fastest to date

no bronze, but platinum is that elusive sub 4.

no-one to distract me now so should have a quiet time at home before the race. 

Auviour Paris: So long and thanks for the cobbles

Posted: 08/10/2013 at 07:32

Reiki - sounds like you are having a great time and congrats on the win

I am well and truly in my taper now and this time it's a sever one so half the miles last week and this week will be less than 20 and may not run at all nexweek before the race.  Still fighting the odd illness days.

Auviour Paris: So long and thanks for the cobbles

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 11:24

Wise words as always

 

Auviour Paris: So long and thanks for the cobbles

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 17:33

Illness at bay so I must still have some of the virus left which is annoying as it has been going on for months now. I reckon any thought of a PB at abo is gone so targets will be around 4:05 to 4:10 although happy to beat Cape Wrath time of 4:22. This will probably be my last marathon.  May take up a bike next.

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Auviour Paris: So long and thanks for the cobbles

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 17:30

Hi folks, sorry not to have posted for a while but I've been away and struggling a bit with the running.

great to read about some great running by Mike, Reiki, sleepy and mcs. Nice to see you back running after all your troubles, Bo - will be a great shame to miss you at Abingdon but there will be another opportunity I am sure. Funny Hat will be abo so looking forward to that.

best iof luck with your prep for Cyprus, Sleepy - Ben is certainly running well at the moment and you seem to have taken over the local park run!

I am still training for Abo but only just ! Still have not done any paces above half pace and have cut back and spaced out the long runs.  however, I am still having to put in the odd extra rest day each week to keep the

Auviour Paris: So long and thanks for the cobbles

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 08:29

Well done reiki, a podium finish

Auviour Paris: So long and thanks for the cobbles

Posted: 10/09/2013 at 22:35

Thanks Reiki

Auviour Paris: So long and thanks for the cobbles

Posted: 10/09/2013 at 16:41

Thanks Mike - I really am concentrating on getting to the start line refreshed so lowering the intensity and accepting fewer LSRs

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