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RW Forum Six – Sub 5 Vanessa Ford with Plum

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 08:52

14 miles ...... how on earth did you retain your sanity....


Saturday was just to nasty here for anything so sat indoors on the turbo for a couple of hours and that is mind numbingingly boring as well...... got my self out the door into biting cold wind on Sunday for another planned 30k but it was again a complete mess up..... really struggled from about 10k and had I been alone the bus pass would have been used, the bottom lip was out and teddies were flying.  managed 26k but it was horrid......but legs are surprisingly fine today..... wierd


When is your holiday?

RW Forum Six – Sub 5 Vanessa Ford with Plum

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 22:25

Hows the heel coming on

Most dangerous Job/Sport/Hobby

Posted: 18/03/2013 at 10:38

You can take your eye out playng tiddleywinks......

RW Forum Six – Sub 5 Vanessa Ford with Plum

Posted: 18/03/2013 at 10:17

Indeed...... omwards and upwards   


If it was easy every couch potato would be doing it and we wouldnt be such heroes

RW Forum Six – Sub 5 Vanessa Ford with Plum

Posted: 17/03/2013 at 16:06

you will be pleased or distressed not sure which to know it wasnt.......underprepared, undertrained and under no illusiuon that ir was going to be easy I went for longs and a helly under the singlet and an 8 1/2 min mile strategy

A parka, a zimmer frame and a wetsuit would have been a better choice........ ws quite pleasant for the firs 5 miles, nice and easy no rushing, in survival mode.    then the rain started and gor harder then turned to sleet then snow,,,,,, then it stopped then it repeated itself, but harder,,,,, Hip flexors started playing up at about 10 but got really tight by about 15 and it ws a run walk cry strategy from then on in and even actually walked the whole of the last mile,  .    Over the hoped for 3 hours but at least I can have a crack again next week and see how it all holds together.......
took me about a long ad you in the shower to defrost


I hope you get the heel pain sorted, if it is impact related then maybe some of the sorbothane heel only inserts might help but if it is a spur or suchlike I ill leave it to the experts


In what way did you run out of steam

RW Forum Six – Sub 5 Vanessa Ford with Plum

Posted: 16/03/2013 at 10:22

I am apparently doing 20 miles......and 20 miles for the next three weeks as well if not more    


Do a I say not as I do,  as I will probably break, just realised my marathon is about 5 weeks away and i am a little behind with my training    


I shall pop back tomorrow to see if you had to build an ark

Dart 10K

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 22:35

It could take me weeks........

RW Forum Six – Sub 5 Vanessa Ford with Plum

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 22:21

I understand the dropin mileage for the holiday and that is fine as we have known about it all along, if you feel comfortable oving the long one to just before you go and then maybe doing another long one once you get home and have the washing in the machine then fine,,,,,keep ypour legs ticking over on holiday but use it to rest a well... Coming back refreshed will reap enormous benefits once you hit the tarmac again

Falkland Islands

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 20:18

Altringham would be a good start point.......

Dambuster Duathlon

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 20:00

As for distances the first run I had down as 10k and the bike was around 42 but the second run seemed short...  either that or I suddenly found a second wind from somewhere which I seriously doubt  

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