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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  

Dambuster Duathlon

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 19:58

I had a mare of a day..... can make excuses all day but I was crap, Felt like I was running in tar and cycling uphill all the way. Too many/not enough clothes, no nutrition taken on at all for the whole 3 hours didnt help but just couldnt face anything.  Maybe a visit to the docs is in order to see what is hanging around making me this lethargic. Never mind my brain persuaded my body not to quit and I wasnt last. 

Enjoyed it though in a wierd sort of way and not having any pressure as hadnt botheed to register for qualification, as knew I was way off the pace well before hand, made the day much more palatable. 

It is a rough old bike course even though it doesnt look hilly on paper it is pretty constant and the wind will get you somewhere out there. Done it a few times at various events and it never gets better

Well done for all who dragged their asses round, onwards and sideways

RW Forum Six – Sub 5 Vanessa Ford with Plum

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 19:46

Bloody marvellous effort, excuse the language  


You must have had an enormous confidence boost from that ..... it wasnt the best of weather out there yesterday but you ran an awesome race...... all the training has paid off up to now, all we have to do is just keep the bandwagon rolling along. hope you are feeling ok today, tomorrow you will probably be a bit stiffer but a light run if you can should shift some of that lactic from those brilliant legs of yours..... what is the plan for the rest of the week?  

RW Forum Six – Sub 5 Vanessa Ford with Plum

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 21:17

indeed and i presume you resisted all urges to g9 cantering round the lanes.....

RW Forum Six – Sub 5 Vanessa Ford with Plum

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 22:34



sorry been off wandering again   MK will be a good test of how far you have come and you will be pleeasantly surprised how comfortable it will be

you talk about struggling in the last couple of miles last weekend but they are all still at or below your average pace for the run, you have the endurance starting to buld now and you just have to work out what pace you can keep going at for the longer distances.... the aveages are getting faster as you get stronger and you have just to have that faith in your own ability, negativity is not allowed here :-0 


MK is just anothe step on the road to achieving your goal and has to be treated as such, it is not the reason for the training but part of it and you have to use it to learn from, it may not go perfectly but whatever happens we can look and learn from it and use it too improve again.


Go do it girl.....

The Psychiatric Wing

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 23:14



RW Forum Six – Sub 5 Vanessa Ford with Plum

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 23:06

Dont you dare be negative...... look back and think of when youy started and how far you have come already, you have the mental toughness to do it, all we need to do is sort out the physical side and it will be a walk in the park without the walking......

14 miles on Saturday will be a doddle...... weather doesnt look too crap either



The Psychiatric Wing

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 19:54

oi you lot....... text me your phone numbers please with your name on obviously..... I have moved into the modern era and have a strange new phone  if only I could work the damn thing.................

RW Forum Six – Sub 5 Vanessa Ford with Plum

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 19:48

You will have people around you and the tendency will be to go faster than you plan to especially in the first part, exactly yhe same as on the day of the marathon, it is surprisng how having people around you drags you along a bit quicker, also you will not have road junctions, traffic bikes etc to worry about.

Best intentions would be to run the first half at your long run pace then stop looking at the watch and give it a bit of a lash in the second half......only problem with that is holding yourself back at the start  


and dont change your routine just because it is a "race"  same breakfast same warm up and cool down and same nutrition you are currently happy with


and blinking enjoy it -)

RW Forum Six – Sub 5 Vanessa Ford with Plum

Posted: 21/02/2013 at 22:22

Wow  top runnnind there V........the split times there are awesome..........  whats the plan for the weekend?

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