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Posted: Today at 20:14
Brilliant Lev! Sounds like the sort of race I should've run last year, but just as you don't regret not pushing it any more, I don't regret red-lining it either. Shall we meet halfway for an even 2:32 in Berlin?

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Posted: Today at 13:48

Orange!  Hmmm...

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Posted: Today at 12:39

bufo - You description of the Boost suggests they might suit me specifically for the marathon.  I'll look out for an online bargain between now and Berlin, or maybe I can earn myself some vouchers to soften the financial hit!  Sensible sounding recovery plan.

Being the glass-half-full type I'm currently reflecting on the excellent timing of my cold which has taken the last couple of days to get to its current gunky stage.  D'oh!  I was cheekily considering an enter-on-day stab at the Viccy Park Open 5 tomorrow but that's looking unlikely.  A rest will probably do me good before I start building up to the BMAF 10k in a couple of weeks.

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Posted: Yesterday at 17:19

Ha!  Check out my little sideways finish line shimmy as I try to clock 2:59:00 gun time.  Must've got the wrong timing mat, I was a second out.  D'oh!


Should male and female age groups be the same ??

Posted: Yesterday at 15:24

Surely the idea of age category prizes is to give us more mature folk the chance to race for something once we're, er, beyond our prime?  (I'm allowed to talk like this, cos I'm old.)  Surely a V35 woman is no more over the hill than a V35 man?  I don't see why it has anything to do with the number of women that happen to be another 35 years older.

Should male and female age groups be the same ??

Posted: Yesterday at 15:16

Don't girls mature quicker than boys, but live longer?  'snot fair! 

Technically there is V35 male but that seems to be for track rather than road - except for the odd event I can think of such as the British Masters' 10k champs I'm doing in a few weeks which has V35-45, etc... as age brackets for team classification.  All very confusing and archaic!

If I was organising categories for a race I'd probably just go with convention to save any headaches, but it is a bit of an anomaly IMO.

50k walk 4 weeks after marathon

Posted: Yesterday at 14:00

In the name of training specificity I vote you just go on a massive pub crawl!  (Just make sure the pubs are well spaced apart.)

Overdone it?

Posted: Yesterday at 09:52

This is an outrage! I was specifically asked to put the flag back on for the picture.  Lit likes it more than my shorts. FACT.

Post Marathon after VLM on Sunday

Posted: Yesterday at 09:46

Yes, congratulations!    I think this is one of those times where the cheesy line about listening to your body applies.  People recover at different rates after a marathon so several days of soreness is typical, but a nice easy jog will help loosen the legs up, so if you feel like going for a run you probably should.  You may not quite feel yourself in terms of the speed coming back for another week or more, but that's OK too, cos you're probably not racing any time soon...

*ahem* Someone was asking me for advice about this yesterday so I looked up my training log from last year.  I didn't do any exercise till a spinning class eight days later.  Lazy bugger! 

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Posted: 16/04/2014 at 22:44
LD - What you need is someone to pace you back into the sub-3 habit next year!

Interesting thoughts about marathon build-up. I was working a few things out in my head yesterday and decided I'd ignore Berlin as much as possible till at least end of June, targeting short Summer racing to get some speed in my legs, then 8 weeks getting some extra miles into my long runs and turning my tempo runs into MP runs. Maybe keep my hand in with a monthly 20 miler, since they feel easier than they used to.
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