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Posted: 18/04/2014 at 10:15
SARQ - Not according to the results I have seen. Not quite anyway! If it is like the National road relay the course is under 5k, even shorter this year, and if we all run to form we will be close to the top 3, certainly top ten. I enjoyed the National as a sharpener before London and feel this will be a sharpener before the summer race series.

Aside from that it is a good day out.

We will need to run fast though cos I need to gEt back for the cup final!

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Posted: 17/04/2014 at 19:37
BB - that is bad news, really sh1t. tough luck. hope you make it out there and have a great weekend.

ES - I know I may be the weak link in the team it at least you will be able to blame me if we don't do very well.

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Posted: 17/04/2014 at 17:50
best of luck and have a great race to all the Boston Runners, should be some event.

BB fingers x'ed for you and thanks for sorting the relays out

ES - I agree with some of what JMC squared says, although I am not so sure xc is the panacea. Some people just don't thrive on it and it takes up most of the day, OK if your kids do it blah, blah. I agree it is great fun and great training obviously but few well chosen races will help you gauge where you are at. he is definitely correct about it being a shame wasting all the training.

I am excited about the vet relays, it will be fantastic running it with SARQ ES and M on the same team, hopefully that will help us bring out the best in each other!

Need to start the 5 k training now, legs were really sore and got a really bad foot after the Mara but managed to hobble up snowdon yesterday with the family and feel a bit better.

SARQ, BHB how about sorting out some of those tempo efforts out!

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Posted: 14/04/2014 at 21:01
Poacher - sounds like something from breaking bad!

RB - yes you were a bit anti social, obviously worried I was going to overtake you in the baggage reclaim area! Mind you I just checked and you are rubbish over 5 k after all. I would have sailed past you in the last 5 if I had run the previous 37 a bit faster! BTW I don't think running over hills is a the reason that 26.2 miles of Tarmac hurts! Recover well!

GBM - your pacers experience sounds like Franz Kafka writing a novel about the marathon.

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Posted: 14/04/2014 at 16:51
SARQ - Is that true! Wow, I am actually quite pleased about that, sorry SARQ.

Can I turn pro now?

I wont mention that the that the V50 an V55 are faster! but yes, I have just checked. Where is Norris McWhirter?

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Posted: 14/04/2014 at 10:49
BB - x post, that sounds encouraging, fingers crossed. And yes you are right, after last years last minute injury and two years without a Mara made it all the sweeter.

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Posted: 14/04/2014 at 10:46
What a fantastic event the London marathon is.

As posted I was really pleased with the way things went today.

I wanted a sub a sub 2:45 and I got it. It was a really brilliant day. I started with RC and was determined to stay together with him and run as even a race as possible. It has never felt so easy at the start, partly because I normally start quicker maybe, but for once my first 5 k split was not my quickest!

I felt bad about moving away from RC, I was trying to fathom where he was but did not have accurate splits so was unsure of exact pace. Anyway I kept feeling easy and normally I am red lining it. We had two timing chips off the champs start for some reason and I lost one at mile 8 and was concerned The other one might come loose, thankfully it didn't.

I was trying to stay focused and on target. As usual, the isle of dogs was a slog and through the final 10 k my legs were killing and I was feeling cramp. Aerobically I was really comfortable but as we all know the marathon is about endurance and mine was fading.

I put in a relatively quick mile 23 to stop the rot and knew I should get there if I just kept going without detonating.

I really don't like the 800, 600, etc metre countdown it completely does my head in every time but when I turned onto Birdcage Walk it was just the best feeling. Elated at the finish!

I though the conditions were great but found it hot and doused myself with water at every opportunity. Only had two gels, think I should have had another to help at the end.

The fantastic weather made it a glorious way to spend the rest of the day.

Looking forward to doing some shorter stuff now and will probably do an autumn marathon if I can face the training.

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Posted: 13/04/2014 at 22:17
Hope you enjoyed the beer, early doors sarq, I am enjoying mine now! Delighted with today's run and the whole marathon experience was great this weekend. Report to follow...

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Posted: 11/04/2014 at 17:17
RC - great, will help me maintain my discipline with any luck, I am determined to try to be more cautious than usual. Hopefully we may have ES for company (did I really type that?!) after the starts converge, although he may be in the 2:07 group after tonights Chelsea Harbour disco...

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Posted: 11/04/2014 at 12:40
GBM- great thanks.

On a different tack, if any one wants to see a great song performance you tube "future islands" on letterman, awesome as they say, the singer has got better moves than Es

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