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Posted: Today at 16:58

Corr, EdB, Dull, MtR, alehouse... It's like a school reunion in here!  Fair play, thread performance of all-time, deserves all the plaudits it gets.  Nice one Marigold.

Back in the land of the mortals, I will be trying out my new fell running shoes on grass this evening.  In three days' time I'll be getting lost on a mountain, no doubt...

Are you really a runner...

Posted: Today at 11:28

Dean - Shame you won't be there, especially as I wouldn't have had to worry about you beating me.    I'm gonna give this a good hammering, so hopefully I won't break anything during my fell race on Thursday.  If I have a shit one I might consider taking up bowls or gymnastics.

Are you really a runner...

Posted: Yesterday at 09:36
DeanR7 wrote (see)

However I'm least suited to middle distance running,  it comes a little surprising as my summer season has gone ok.


Ha!  Ranked no.1 V40 for the mile for 2014 and not suited to MD running.    

Dean - Are you doing the BMAF track champs?  Or will you be practising your shooting?   I'm in for the 5,000m.

is sub 3:15 marathon plausable

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 17:17

I can thoroughly recommend joining a club.  I trained for my first marathon on my own, using a fairly simple plan involving lots of easy running, some tempo runs and target pace training, then joined a club afterwards, partly to progress in general, but also to help me get my head round interval training on the track.  I've not used the P&D plans as such but have read the book and it's very good.  The plans mix up everything from easy miles to intervals and explains the purpose of each type of run very well.  You've definitely got the potential to run 3:15 or quicker.

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Posted: 26/07/2014 at 12:58

Well I set out this morning on a good old-fashioned sub-marathon distance long run with no steps.  Total 21 miles covered at quicker than 7m/m so a pretty good work-out but massive case of dehydration meant I couldn't stick to the ambitious progressive run schedule of 7/7/7 miles @ 6:40/6:20/6:00.  Did the first two sections @ 6:42 and 6:24 but was already saturated with sweat down to the bottom of my shorts by then. (Nice!)  A few glugs at the water fountain in Greenwich Park before embarking on the final section, but felt out of sorts and light-headed so stopped at 3M @ 6:09. Hats off to my club mate who carried on and completed the 7 miles @ 5:50 (although we've established that his Garmin is systematically more generous than mine, for some reason!)  

I think I have to admit that I'm very much affected by heat, so I'm not disappointed in not completing the planned session, still a good long run.  Hopefully Berlin in September will be cooler.

Have you ever been first in an event?

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 22:34

Get in Lit!  

Have you ever been first in an event?

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 22:33

I've crossed the line first in a few, er, non-races (handful of parkruns and a men's Race4Life 5k) but also won a couple of proper ones, the most satisfying being the Ranelagh Richmond Half Marathon, partly for the size of the field (728 finishers) but also because it was a County champs (for which I didn't qualify... d'oh!)  A great feeling to be running in a lead group which slowly whittled down from about 7-8 to 2 of us with a couple of miles to go, then managing to pull away and have the guy on the lead bike encouraging me along to the finish line.  2nd and 3rd might have given me a better race if they hadn't both run the London Marathon exactly two weeks earlier.  

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Posted: 25/07/2014 at 15:11

Looks like a racing one to me. She's got ahead of the lead bike!


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Posted: 25/07/2014 at 15:01

Note for RoadWarrior: the space hopper needs to be orange, obviously.  

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Posted: 25/07/2014 at 15:00
Joolska wrote (see)

But does 18M really count as long on this thread these days?!

Only on a space hopper, or running up and down a ladder 2,000 times.

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