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Trail runs near to South London

Posted: Yesterday at 22:24
I did the Thames Path from Hampton Court to Datchet at the weekend - great run, enough scenery to keep it interesting, not too crowded. And I didn't even get lost in Shepperton . OK, there was a moment with a field, and a gate, and a horse, but I more or less knew where I was. Thanks for the advice folks.

Miffles - you may have seen me at the SVP100. I was marshalling at the last checkpoint. Looked like a good day out.

Comrades 2016

Posted: Yesterday at 13:42
Other suggestions - where you keep any SA currency/passport/travel docs. Or, in the case of the phone charger I recently mislaid, in the fridge (don't ask).

Comrades isn't in my list for next year - have decided to spend more of my travelling pennies seeing my nearest and dearest rather than jetting off on my own. But will be following you all enthusiastically from my armchair

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 18:02

AP - happened a couple of times with the 310xt. I've also had issues with data failing to upload, having to reinstall garmin Express, that sort of thing.

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 23:23

AP - I fear I see a hard reset in your future. It's that sort of nonsense that made me eventually give up on Garmin and switch to TomTom.

Anyone who happens to be in Paris on 27th September and fancies seeing what it's like to walk down the middle of the Champs Élysées without having to run a marathon afterwards - Paris is being turned into a pedestrian zone for the day .


Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 18:53

Charlie - the tri swim is indoors, however, if you're in Edinburgh at New Year and really feel the need to find some open water....


Valencia Marathon 2015

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 09:11
Training is finally starting to feel like it's paying off. I'm on my fifth week - for the first four it felt like I was getting progressively less fit and more tired, but it's starting to feel a bit better. Plan on hold this weekend for a few days of trail running in the Lake District, which should be fun.

I'm aiming for sub 4, possibly sub 3:55, ideally 3:53 which would get me to Boston. My PB, set 2 years ago, is 3:49, so it should be doable, but after two years of focusing on ultra races it feels like a bit of a stretch to go that fast. We'll see.

Salomon Vest for half marthon

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 23:08

The colour of your pee is a better indication of hydration than the dryness of your throat. What colour is it at the end of (or during) a long run? If it takes hours for you to go, and/or it's brown or dark yellow, you're dehydrated. If it's colourless or very pale yellow you may be over hydrating (more dangerous, because of the salt issue Seren mentioned). The colour to aim for is 'pale straw'. Check it out every time you do a long run and you should be able to gauge it quite quickly. 

Unless you've been eating beetroot or taking multivitamins, which is a whole different story. 

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 22:38

Thanks for the reminder - Deputy List Fairy, can you put me down for the 8k on Amsterdam marathon day (yes, yes, I know, but I'm on support duties too that day ).

Repeated sore throat - running in London

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 13:16

The pollen has been particularly bad this year, especially around the Green Park area. I found for a while I was getting a really scratchy throat after running through there, but it seems to be easing off a bit now.

Comrades 2016

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 22:54

Fido - depends on how you make the cake. If you dance around the kitchen, do some light reps with the flour bags, could be a whole body workout

Glad to hear you have an optimistic diagnosis - sounds very positive.

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