Ryan Snell

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Posted: 02/10/2015 at 12:57

Wardi - Happy birthday

Bainspj - Ditto for tomorrow and that's an impressive set of mile reps

CW - Do you think the plyometrics have  made any difference?

Final run this morning for me. 3 with 1@MP and thankfully the MP felt ok - decent HR and pace good. Busy day of packing and sorting crap out today before a big drive up to Mablethorpe tomorrow morning with the wife and dog. We'll be stopping a lot and sharing the driving as we're in no real rush.

It's 12 months since my last real 'A' race at Abingdon last year. That was 2:44:59 and I'd love a 2:38 on Sunday but I guess that will come down to how things go on the day. Nerves already jangling a bit but in a good way

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Posted: 01/10/2015 at 15:02

Good video of Berlin finish line here starring a sprinkling of threaders, including a fine pair of red shorts as the final runner to get in the clip..... 


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Posted: 01/10/2015 at 07:19
WTGY - Yep, Mablethorpe for me with Sub 2:40 the target. I'm hoping for some company on the first lap whilst the half marathoners are about but I think it's likely to be mostly a solo run for the second half.

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Posted: 29/09/2015 at 14:42

Lev - Incredible run in difficult circumstances. Can't wait to see what you can do without the issues and running a bit more

Muss - Great PB and as much as you could have hoped for given the problems in the build up.

PhilP - Another brilliantly executed race with yet another PB.

Congratulations to any Berliners that I 've forgotten!

ES - Nice second place and well done for not chasing him down

Last 'long' run on Sunday was a nice 13 miler. Day off yesterday and 7 today with 2 at MP. Didn't feel great to start with and the MP miles were far too hard - got the pace right but HR was way too high (very close to HM effort). I know that odd things happen in the taper and it doesn't mean anything but could have done with a confidence boost at this point.

5 tomorrow and 4 on Thurs. I might chuck in a mile at MP tomorrow and hopefully it will feel easier. Also getting phantom aches and pains so taper madness is in full swing!

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Posted: 27/09/2015 at 09:33

Muss seems to be carrying out his plan up to now as well.

I do love marathon trackers  

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Posted: 24/09/2015 at 21:12
Al_P- Nice to see you back posting and good luck with the little one. Bains - A long list of niggles that is hopefully behind you now. Those races show you've still got some great pace. Good training runs from ES, Piscator An early good luck to all the Berlin crowd - hope DrDave makes it to the start line and smashes it. Final session before the marathon next week - a traditional Pfitz 3x1mile on the track. Had some help from club mates and the reps were 5:16, 5:14, 5:12 - happy with that. Felt like I had another in me which was good. Time to let the taper madness settle in properly

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Posted: 23/09/2015 at 08:14
TT - Sounds like a decent rest is a sensible idea and hope the bloods will give some definitive answers and may be a timescale to get back to it properly. I'm impressed by your philosophical reaction to the setback - not sure I would be capable of it. Healing vibes.

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Posted: 20/09/2015 at 12:40

Philpub - As has already been said, you're flying and looking great for next week

TR - Nice to see you back to it. Is your HM the Solent?

CC2 - That's a real bummer - hope you're better soon.

Lev - You're sounding  strong and positive which is a great combination

Jools - Pleased you've have a better run and nice silver medal.

Last long run (17) today with my village 10k at the end. One guy went off very fast and two others, one dressed as a pencil, overtook me in the 1st km. We all came back together at 3km where I decided to hit the front and try to break away; ran really hard from 3-5km and opened up a gap. Never looked behind but couldn't hear footsteps.

Had turned the autolap off on my watch as it's a very hilly course(450ft of climb) so had a look at 5k and it was 18:13 but the first 2k are uphill. Lonely second half but at least had a lead bike to chase. Finished first in 35:55 so decent -ve split and 30 secs or so ahead of second place. Overall I'm very happy.

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Posted: 17/09/2015 at 19:02

Wardi - That's a bummer, hard luck. Hard you considered seeing someone about it before definitely aborting the marathon?

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Posted: 16/09/2015 at 16:54
Wardi - Hope the shin niggle gets better soon.

Muss/PhilP - Weather forecasts and no more double digit runs - it's getting close now

SL - Sounds great.

TT - Are you sticking with the idea to be pacemaker for PhilP to 30k?

RJ2 - Conversion from HM to M is variable depending on your strengths and weaknesses. I think that you're definitely on for a sub 3 from 1:23. Going out at 6:40's might be ok but I'd urge a touch of caution - if you're only in shape for a 2:58/9 then going out at 2:55 pace may result in losing the sub 3, which seems to be the main goal. I did almost exactly this in my first marathon - went out in 1:27 and came back in 1:38! Good luck.

Very easy 8 and 6+8 double for the two days after Bristol. 3 x 2m at MP on the treadmill today - felt aerobically easy but the legs probably weren't quite ready. A few easy days now before a local 10k at the end of a long run on Sunday.
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