Ryan Snell

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Posted: 08/05/2016 at 17:47


TR - Sounds like good news.

Padams - Nice running at MK

Wardi - Seville is a cracking marathon and city. Slightly chaotic at the start due to elite/sub 2:45 and Spanish national Vets champs all getting a bit mixed up but nothing too horrendous. The course is pancake flat and very well supported in places. The old town is stunning and you get to run through it for a while around 22-24m. Finish is in the 'Olympic' stadium (built for a failed Olympic bid) and is a cracker. I highly recommend it as a race and place to visit. I'll definitely be doing it again and taking the wife with me for some culture afterwards

I've been running as and when I felt like it this week which has been very nice. Got some new racing shoes and tested them on Thurs with a solo 36:40 10k then did a Parkrun in 17:00 on Sat. 10k race planned a week today.

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Posted: 25/04/2016 at 22:28
Too many wonderful performances to name check everyone but special mentions for me go to Muss and CW.
Muss for a truly epic campaign and flawless run and CW for having the guts to try something different and execulting it perfectly.

That is a cracker of a picture Dachs

TT - The plan is a break from marathon training!! About three weeks ago everything was looking good for a 2:29 but I think that I pushed a bit too hard and tipped the needle into overtrained. Looking back all the signs were there: constantly tired, irritable, problems sleeping. I could definitely have got 2:32 yesterday which would still represent decent progress from Seville so I won't change anything into Frankfurt, except that I'll be starting fresh.

Jools - Good that it's nothing too serious and you can get back to it soon.

Apologies for not making the Red Lion but I was in a bad way physically and mentally. Also had a train to catch and it took me a long time to get from the finish to Charing Cross and on to Paddington. Nearly cried on the train whilst explaining it all to my Mum on the phone! Went for a two mile shuffle today that felt pretty good ????

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Posted: 24/04/2016 at 14:39
2:34:12, 8 sec PB.
Went for 2:29, halfway in 75:28 and accelerated from there. Put in a 5:38 and 5:39 and it looked on. Then it went wrong and I shuffled down the Embankment watching AL_P and then TT come piling past.
I ignored a high HR in the first half and paid for it in the second. Never felt good and perhaps the non-stop barrage of training and racing marathons has caught up with me.

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Posted: 23/04/2016 at 11:33
Jools - Healing vibes. I've had mystery pains turn up and disappear a couple of days later before so fingers crossed.

CC2 - That's exactly my plan, along with a bin bag to keep any showers off before the start

TR - Sound like positive progress which is good to hear.

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Posted: 23/04/2016 at 07:41
I'll be heading back to Devon soon after the finish so will bring my beer token to give to someone else before the start. Have already given the Lancome thing to my wife who seemed pleased to be getting something out of my running for once!!

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Posted: 22/04/2016 at 10:50
I emailed London marathon about the clear bags. You can put rucksacks/bags in them as normal.

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Posted: 21/04/2016 at 18:42
Question for experienced Champs starters: do I have to wear number on front and back as it says in the instructions?

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Posted: 21/04/2016 at 07:56
Jools - Very nice MP running.

ES - Great to see you back and fingers crossed that you're well established on the road to full recovery and then smash Chicago in October!

I'm getting myself way too excited already - must be the extra energy from not hammering the miles!

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Posted: 20/04/2016 at 14:26
CD - I suspect I was behind your SIL today at the expo; was there at about 11:30?

Had quite a nice time at the expo today. Pretty quiet and lots of first day enthusiasm knocking about. Ate plenty of free stuff and had a go on a few contraptions! Did my usual 2 @ marathon HR yesterday and had a howler. Effort levels felt fine but the pace was 5:49, a full 10 secs/mile slower than 10 days ago when I had ruined legs. Only possible explanation was a high pollen count but still a bit unsettling so close to the big one. Very slow 5 this morning and a simlarly slow 4 and 3 to come on Thurs and Fri. Hope it doesn't snow...

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Posted: 18/04/2016 at 08:55
Lev - Ouch!! Hope you heal soon.

PhilP - Nice relaying.

SL - Huge congrats on number 3

107 @ 6:57 last week. Started slowing doen and cutting bac the miles from Thurs onwards. Felt wrecked during last week so hopefully got it just right. Ended up with 878 at somewhere around 7:05 over 8 weeks.
I'll do my final marathon HR test tomorrow on flat ground which will hopefully give me a better idea of whether 2:29 is possible or not. All the number ls suggest that I'm close but need decent conditions and the long range weather is very changeable at the moment.
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