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Posted: 25/07/2014 at 08:39

LD/Dan - agreed, I never expected him to run. Sounds to me as if he's basically saying "I probably won't win so not going to run", a great attitude.

Not much progress on my leg. Was getting gradually more painful until yesterday but seems to be starting to turn around.

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Posted: 23/07/2014 at 15:20

Wow, some amazing endurance efforts going on here. Al_P - fantastic that you can knock that out without too much effort (I agree, a nice area to run). CW - insane as usual. PP - a lot of quality in there with some nice pace. And the usual aerobic hours from TR.

bainspj - don't worry, by any normal standard you've done some good training!

Al_P - I did the 5-4-3-2-1 marathon once. I was well ahead, went the wrong way at one point, and then rejoined the course just as 2nd place came along. I pulled away to win but was questioned by the race director for cheating as 2nd place obviously thought I'd taken a shortcut (reasonably understandable given I came onto the course from the wrong direction). The RD believed me though!

As for me, the scabs are starting to come off, which is fun! However, my leg is probably more swollen now than a couple of days ago (more localised but larger swelling), so going to the doctor tomorrow to check it and ask what I can do about it.

TR's post made me look back and realise I'm probably not going to hit 100M this month for the first time in 2 years. And that was with 88M in the first 13 days (very high for me!).

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Posted: 21/07/2014 at 18:03

Lev - very impressive training.

Bufo - solid 5k there. I reckon you'll be running 14:xx pretty soon.

Tmoth - awesome 24hr distance. I fancy doing one for some reason (in a few years) so have read a bit about them, and 130M is a very good distance. Good to hear Marders is going well too.

I'm healing up fine, just the massive lump on my leg which is the problem training-wise.

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Posted: 21/07/2014 at 08:52

Marigold - try to enjoy it. There really is no pressure, except from yourself. Remember how some guys have come from a long way back in Championship races to position well when most of the front group fade badly towards the end.

Gutted I can't be there to watch it (wedding this weekend).

Impressive training and racing going on (Jools, Dan, CW, postie^2). I'm already fed up with not being able to train - looking forward to the argument with the boss when I tell her I'm going to try a gentle jog at some point and she tells me not to!

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Posted: 20/07/2014 at 09:55

Superb run Jools, well done.

Thanks for the messages everyone. There's not too much damage actually - front wheel took the impact (that's a write off), front left fork has some scrapes also from hitting the car, but everything else seems fine. So would probably just claim for the helmet and wheel but need to get the frame checked out.

I didn't even damage my clothing at all as the road rash was all lower leg, lower arm and shoulder and I happened to be wearing my only vest-type cycling top!

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Posted: 18/07/2014 at 13:10

Dan - yes, got all the details. Just spoke to her actually, she was very apologetic but not really accepting responsibility. From her point of view I can see that I would have been slightly hidden but that's not really an excuse IMO.

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Posted: 18/07/2014 at 11:19

Al_P - you forgot to mention the Coro 10 should really be done at 5am!

Yes, I am bored of the golf already. At least the Tour is on later and should be a good stage.

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Posted: 18/07/2014 at 09:37

Think I'll be out for a while after a car pulled out of a junction on me (cycling) last night. I hit their front wing, fully cleared the bonnet upside down and landed hard on my arm/shoulder, then head (cracked helmet).

Amazingly I was actually ok (ish, lots of road rash), but once I got home and cleaned up (that hurt) my leg started swelling really badly where it had impacted the car (worried about clot/compartment syndrome). 5 hours in A&E to confirm it was fine, not broken, just got some ibuprofen and antibiotics (to make sure I don't get an infection from the road rash).

All fun and games!

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Posted: 17/07/2014 at 11:35

RS - funny you should say that about the cycling, as on Sunday I said to one of my friends I thought the uphills were more akin to cycling than running (similar muscle groups, strength required etc.). I was fairly strong going uphill (no one overtook me all weekend), but the downhills were really painful.

I always eat a lot of carbs and drink lots of fluids anyway, so I don't really change my nutrition much leading up to a race. And I prefer to run most days leading into the race to avoid the heavy-legs feeling of not doing anything.

Al_P - very nice run there. I'll be trying to do some of them in the winter (15M with a Coro 10 in the middle).

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Posted: 17/07/2014 at 07:51

CW - exactly. It's not especially hard at the time, but it's just not something that I'm used to so I guess it causes a lot of damage. However, I don't think your stair training would have massively helped me as it was the long, steep downhills that did the damage, and I don't think running down stairs would replicate that (although it would be better than nothing!).

RW - 50M is nowhere near long enough. I would suggest aiming for three figures once a week, preferably backed up by 75M or so the following day.

Al_P - nice session. I don't think I would even attempt a session with those 2, it would just be embarrassing!

Slight progress on the legs - I can almost walk normally now and cycled gently into work (3M) without any issues. The boss has banned me from running the 10k this evening though! The league prizes are awarded afterwards though, so I'll go there anyway and probably just spectate while jogging a few miles.

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