Ryan Snell

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Mablethorpe 2015

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 19:23
Hello, Anyone doing this race this year? I'm entered and chasing sub 2:40 after missing out on London due to injury and am already looking forward to this

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Posted: 17/06/2015 at 17:37
Tough times Selbs. Hope things get better soon.

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Posted: 24/05/2015 at 18:54

Hello hello,

Good luck to Jools and TJB for tomorrow.

Have been quietly building up mileage and, fingers crossed, my knee woes appear to be gone. Averaged over 60 miles for the last 3 weeks including a hillyish local 10k in 36:13 which was pleasing. A month or so more of base building and then a 14 week build up to a marathon in Mablethorpe. Tis a small affair but pancake flat so hopefully conditions will be kind and I can get the sub 2:40 that I felt was on the cards at London before injury and illness struck.

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Posted: 01/05/2015 at 19:03
Mr B - No need to apologise. It's actually made me doubly determined to get sub 2:40 in Oct. I think it's so much easier to keep to a pace when there's two people involved and both your splits were metronomic.

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Posted: 30/04/2015 at 19:16

Incredible running all round by so many fredders at VLM.

I'll pick out Mr B for a special mention - not to congratulate, but to complain!! I work with your VLM running partner and you helped him smash my marathon time, earning him bragging rights for the foreseeable future

Saw the fizz again early this week and she dry-needled, ultra-sounded and massaged various bits of me, leaving my knee completely pain free. She advised me to go and see an osteopath as she suspect something was going with back/pelvis.

Saw an osteo today and he very quickly diagnosed a twisted pelvis, putting way too much pressure on my left hand side. He clicked and clacked away and felt great afterwards so hopefully it will the end of my troubles.


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Posted: 24/04/2015 at 20:30
Good luck all VLM'ers. Gutted to not be running but looking forward to watching and tracking all Sunday morning

After a period of low mileage with no knee pain, it has sadly returned. Four days of no exercise and then fizz on Tues is the plan.

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Posted: 16/04/2015 at 22:47

KD - Just thought I'd add my voice to the cautionary crowd. I can understand a few at MP to build confidence but 10 seems a lot when you won't see the fitness gains before race day.

Never thought that I would be missing taper madness but I do; feels weird to not be fervently checking the weather and re-reading the race day magazine.

 Am running pain free in small doses which is encouraging. Have entered a little local marathon in October (Dartmoor Vale) that I'm going to tentatively work towards, with Bristol HM in the build up 

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Posted: 05/04/2015 at 15:39
CC2 - 6.25 pain free. Excellent news

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Posted: 30/03/2015 at 16:54
Some impressive and mental (Al_P!) long runs going on here.
Well done Muss and ES for the wins

Thanks for all the encouragement and sympathy.

As suggested by Lev, I've entered the murky world of cross training in an attempt to not go mad and/or turn into a boozy mess. There's a gym at work with cross trainers etc. so today I did 3x10mins at a heart rate somewhere around LT. Whilst I was working a bit, it didn't feel as hard as proper LT running. HR was definitely in the right area - any suggestions as to why this might be? Would I be better off doing it on a bike? I am very much a novice when it comes to this stuff. I'd like to maintain as much aerobic fitness as possible whilst not running.

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Posted: 28/03/2015 at 19:26
TR - A bit too crestfallen to plan (although beer is helping!) properly but there is a small local marathon that my Mum could come and watch in late October. I could potentially win it and I know that would make her very happy.
At the moment I'm just a bit worried that my usually reliable fizz didn't get the problem nailed in one. Going to see her again when she's free and hopefully get back to pain free running ASAP as I feel similar to CC2!
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