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Reckless pedestrians

Posted: 16/01/2016 at 09:28
Bear B.Hind wrote (see)

And is there not a Strava inspired competitiveness that is alluded to in the latest Mars Bar campaign?

A Mars a day helps you work, rest and win back that KOM segment?  Actually I've not seen it.

Colin's still in Richmond Park, but he's built himself a little shelter.


Is running in -1 degrees Celsius bad?

Posted: 15/01/2016 at 16:56
VDOT52 wrote (see)
Is that the study of Phil Collins?

Lesser-known drummer of '70s fusion band Brand X?

SteveCRunner wrote (see)

"the myth of x" 

Pretty obscure reference there VDOT, good stuff!


Sub 3

Posted: 14/01/2016 at 22:33

Dachs - Congrats on the County vest.  Are you up for the Southern or National?  (Have we ever XC'd together??)

TT - I reckon you'll be a happy man when all the house business is sorted!  Yeah, we've got a pretty good record in the Southern champs. 7th last year, a few top tens and I think our best might have been 5th. I'll be kept out of the 6-to-score assuming we have most of our best runners out but ought to be somewhere in the 12-to-score. I think I'm looking forward to it in a strange way!

A reasonably solid training week for me so far. After a row/jog on Monday, I've done 46 miles in 3 days including the classic Winter track session of 20 x 400, average 76 on Tuesday and this evening a repeat of last week's tempo run on the track with an extra mile added, 5 miles @ 5:37. Flippin' cold wind.  Ugh!  I'll probably get out on the new bike tomorrow to test my new tyres, then it's another Surrey League XC on Saturday.

Pavement running

Posted: 14/01/2016 at 17:49

Doing too much too soon on any surface can be "bad for you". Build up gradually and I don't think there's anything inherently wrong with running on hard surfaces. In fact, it might be misleading to go along with the mantra of "off-road is better" because it depends on the individual; when I was coming back from one of my injuries, the physio suggested that pavement would actually be better than running off-road because my dodgy hip was at more risk from uneven surfaces than hard ones.

Tempo pace and advice on strides

Posted: 13/01/2016 at 17:23

I usually pretend I'm running for the bus. Strides are about running for the bus speed.

London Marathon places

Posted: 12/01/2016 at 15:45
literatin wrote (see)


Every day's a school day.

Best Bowie album?

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 16:01

You definitely should Muttley. Great guitar work from Mick Ronson, a little more rocky than Hunky Dory but very, er, Bowie!

Best Bowie album?

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 14:45

Hunky Dory, which I was exposed to from a young age having shared a room with my big bro. Seems like it's part of my DNA. Ziggy Stardust, Man Who Sold the World, Aladdin Sane...

As it happens, the latest album is the first one that's interested me for a long time. I seem to be more attuned to his more mature voice than I used to be, so I should probably give some of his later-than-early-70s stuff a bit more of a listen.


Sub 3

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 13:50
Alan - Great stuff. I've yet to watch the highlights but sounds like Alex ran superbly. I don't want to take all the credit but he did look confident after beating me at parkrun last week. Really excited to see what he can do this year. Such a nice lad as well.

CC2 - Congrats on the county bling .

A little less bling for me at the Kent XC and a different colour but I was pleased with my run. A fairly tough, heavy going 12k around (the overflow car park for) Brands Hatch. My trademark slow start, but within the first couple of miles I'd overtaken five of my club mates and pretty much held position till the end to finish 31st overall, 8th scorer for the club. The medal was for coming 2nd team (12 to score). Tonbridge dominated team honours but club mate John Gilbert won the title for something like the sixth (?) time.

16 fairly hilly miles today, feeling a little creaky and doing all I could to keep up with MsP who was feeling "brilliant" after her individual County silver behind a XC international!

Nike Air Max or something similiar

Posted: 08/01/2016 at 19:08

If you want maximum cushioning go straight for Adidas Ultra Boost.  It's like trampolining on Mr Softie's head.  I bloody hate them.

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