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Panarama - Allan Wells - Drugs

Posted: Today at 15:42
RicF wrote (see)

Chambers wasn't caught. He had enough conscience to find living the lie too much to bear so he coughed. Same as David Millar the cyclist.


Actually Millar was busted by the French police.  Says so in his own biography.  Syringes in a hollowed-out book.  Classic stuff.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Today at 14:50

Great relaying Dachs!

Scott - Yeah, I think I'm just about back in sub-33 shape so depending on which way the wind is blowing on the front I'll go out at that sort of pace and see what happens.  There are quite a few Kent AC people coming down and you might get to run with some of them.  Hopefully see you there.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Yesterday at 14:49

Simon - You're taking Berlin seriously then!    Nice parkrun.  At last count, we've got 15 Kent runners doing Berlin.  Gonna be a right hoot.

My weekend 5k effort was marginally slower than Simon's but it was in the middle of a scorchio afternoon on Saturday.  Oof!  So I was hoping for a sub-16 at Tooting in the 5,000m but revised my pace in the heat, finished strongly and ended up being pretty pleased with a season's best 16:07.3.  Still got the British Masters end of July, club champs in September, and possibly an evening BMC race in between if I can be bothered, to have a few more cracks at it.  

More importantly, I've decided that I'm officially marathon training from now - 12 weeks to go - so kicked that off with a hungover 18 miles yesterday morning, and will add some MP miles to track sessions on Tuesday evenings.  2:29:59 won't run itself...  

Panarama - Allan Wells - Drugs

Posted: Yesterday at 11:52
VDOT51 wrote (see)

The more I read about all this the more I am convinced that allowing drugs is the way forward.

Hmmm... I was quick with the dismissive come-back, but here's an interesting perspective on allowing performance enhancement.

Not surprisingly, it's based on cycling's role in leading the way on certain practises, namely microdosing on EPO, and use/abuse of the TUE system. It strikes me there's an interesting parallel with the general "war on drugs", i.e. you won't win, they're here to stay, so you might as well regulate it whilst protecting athletes' health.

Sub 3

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 17:39

Padams - Great stuff, sounds like you're back into top running form.

Muss - Good effort, you're bound to be a bit race-rusty, but a nice way to kick off marathon training.

Was a bit of a hot one at 3pm today for 12.5 laps, wasn't sure about my sub-16 plans whilst "warming up", so I was pleased with a season's best 16:07.3. Third in the race, 2nd in A-string, so some important points as it's pretty tight in the last match for a place in the play-off final. I had to leave before the end but we were joint leaders at the time.  Exciting stuff!

Wearing race T Shirts...

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 12:12

Technically I'll be wearing race shorts as underwear within the next half hour because it makes it easier to change when I get to the track.  It's a bit blinkin' hot for it today though.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 22:26

Dachs - Fantastic run in the 3,000m. Frustrating fractions but I couldn't get near that at the moment.

alehouse - sub-15, respect!  

I know I'm not regular enough here to partake in the PB competition, so I'm just here to point out that I believe Simon has the 5M record with a nice round 26:00.

So yeah, I'm a little off the pace on the track compared to some old buggers here but getting back to it... next 5,000m tomorrow where I'll have another stab at sub-16, but a PB might be asking a bit much.  But then it's marathon training time, so track schmack basically.  

Panarama - Allan Wells - Drugs

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 21:37
VDOT51 wrote (see)

The more I read about all this the more I am convinced that allowing drugs is the way forward. Instead of having a to drug testing they could use the money to create new drugs so that we see sub 2 hour marathons inthe ladies races and 1:45 inthe men's.

Cracking idea.  I give it about three Olympics before North Korea are topping the medals table with a bunch of teenage mutants with identi-replica Fuhrer haircuts.

Marathon From Cycling Base

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 11:25

You'll need more than a week's taper. Running causes far more damage to muscles, tendons and joints than cycling does (from my experience) and you're gonna be putting new running muscles through a lot of stress over the next few weeks.

It's definitely doable, but start building up with easy mileage as soon as you can.  As a sort of full-time runner/part-time cyclist I still use regular spinning classes and the odd bike ride for cross-training and active recovery so this can still help, but there's no substitute for lots of running miles to get marathon-fit.

Sub 3

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 14:59

So does the Garmin just estimate VO2 max based on HR stats, taking some sort of population average figure of VO2 max being a % of max HR??  If so, a marathon time predictor would be even less accurate than one from a 5k time, in other words not very useful IMO.

200s, TT?  Oof!

I still haven't run since Sunday but 3 x spinning sessions done, feeling nice and fresh and the quads are pretty much normal again.  I'll try and restrain myself for this evening's "Near as dammit" 5k at the O2, and mojo should be fully restored for the next sub-16 attempt on the track on Saturday.  Then it's proper marathon training time.

Ode!   *waves*

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