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RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 22:11

Carl - nightmare ... What a p***k tripping you like that... Clumsy accident or not the least he could have done was help u up & apologise. Just one of those things you could never have anticipated. I know it's hard but try & take the positives - youfinished on one leg - great mental toughness .... and the not the first time you have limped to the finish either I recall! And a very respectable time in anyone's book to boot. As Carter says your day will come - he knows this with all his failures to make the start line over the past 16 months & his day came @ Manchester ... yours will too & and it will be all the more satisfying when it does 

Great running Sean - you hung on well with the cramps... Noticed you had slowed late on when tracking you & assumed you had hit the wall ... Encouraging that you hadn't but frustrating that the cramps started. Have you had these before? Do you think it could have been a dehydration issue given the warm day? How was your fluid intake? Don't worry about the chicken - I had a similar experience when I got to 16 miles in Dublin and started to hear spectators shouting 'come on mr chicken', 'great running chicken man' etc and didn't dare to look round - he passed me about a mile later and ran off into the distance. Thankfully he only had a chicken hat and not the full costume so was quite relieved!

Great stuff also Canter - is this a PB for you?

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 18:35

Gutted for u Carl m8 - great mental toughness to bring it home after that fall.... I think I would have thrown the towel in there & then. Well done m8.

Sean you toughed it out too and ducked under the 3:40 barrier - fantastic run ... must have been hard on a warm day after all the cold weather of winter training?!

Canter is keeping us in suspense !

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 14:35

Carl's in now in 4:07 .... Hope you're ok m8... Good man to bring it home - must have been a tough finish.

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 14:06

Maybe he's off to the Bar to see Pool taking apart City 

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 14:02

Just saw results - fantastic stuff lads. Well done... Must have been warm out there.

Hope Carl's ok - seemed to be hanging tough from 30k. 

My tracker isn't showing Carl home yet - estimated time only so far of 3:57... Maybe tech issues/hope he's ok.

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 11:34

Carl thru 15k - projected finish 3:30 ... he's going for it!

Sean also thru 15k - projected finish 3:27! 

Mighty stuff - go on lads!

No details to track Canter 

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 21:57

Carl, Sean & BK - all the very best lads! 

As already said all the hard yards are already done in training - tomorrow is payday & time to cash in. Don't leave anything out there.

Carl - delighted to see you are going with your aggressive 3:30 strategy..... will be tracking you in the morning!

Good luck all - run hard 

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 22:09

Sean & Carl - exciting stuff! I'm planning a v early long run so I'm back for VLM TV coverage on Sunday - make sure to post your race no' s and tracking link etc!

Out for my usual Thursday 8 miles tonight with hill reps in the middle and a final 3 miles @ 7:20 tempo pace. One of the guys has just purchased a pair of Hoka Conquests for Long Runs - wow! A massive shoe, almost like platform shoes - very maximalist & with a price to match £150 a pair!!!

Busy weekend of Sport ahead - Masters, Arsenal FA cup semi (Sean good to see a fellow Gooner on here!), VLM & potential title decider Pool v City.

Off to catch up on how Rory, GMAC & Big Darren got on today @ Augusta!

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 21:19

Ali & Nell .... Those Kinvaras sound interesting - peeps seem to either love 'em or hate 'em though!

Sean - you've got me intrigued and i'm off to do some googling. I actually have a pair of Adidas adizero of the golf variety but don't think the soft spikes would be any good on the Tarmac 

Carl - I am on my 3rd pair of Mizuno Wave Inspires (1 pair of WI8's & 2 of WI9's) also after coming from Asics Kayanos and was converted finding them light & fast. Just fancy trying something different - case of grass is greener and all thought I suppose! Those Adidas sound interesting - I could be tempted away from Mizuno!

Carter - you are recovering well & obviously didn't 'empty yourself' on Sunday ... tut tut must try harder ... Just kidding!!

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 23:14

Ali - seems to be tightness in the glutes (pain in the ar*se) that has been the source of discomfort rather than an injury as such. More running seems to be helping run the'tightness' out if that makes sense?! Riight glute was pain free for the first time in months this evening & just slight discomfort in the left - fingers crossed!

In the market for new shoes - brooks adrenaline & mizuno wave inspire that I alternate are both way over mileage. I prefer the mizunos - lighter and more cushioned however on the longer runs feel they could be more supportive. Thinking of going back to Asics Kayano (19s or 20s) or maybe try a pair of Nikes but confused at their vast range! What does everyone run in & what are your experiences of different brands etc?

So ... London's calling - how are all the VLM'rs feeling?

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