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RW Forum Six - 3.30

Posted: 02/09/2012 at 16:52

Gazelle - we all have "not so good days" there will be a reason for it and it won`t be that "you are sh*t" put that race to bed and then carry on, these setbacks are what make us stronger people and we all have the up days and down days, so you are not alone. chin up.

SS- it sounds just like the weather is rubbish there and the only thing it must be good for is sunbathing, and who wants to do that all the time. as long as you have a plan then you can enjoy your training.

As for me I have decided that I cannot run marathons with my foot still in a bad way, I can run ok up to about 14-15 miles then it gets realy bad and starts to cause me massive gait issues and pain in my hips etc.
This does ultimatley mean that my autumn target at Abingdon will be another DNS for me, which after London`s DNS is another bitter pill to swallow  but I will not let the hard work that I have done coming back to some sort of fitness go to waste and will concentrate on some half marathons and some shorter distance races until I can get the surgery done.
I can also bike so plenty to keep me motivated and hopefully when I can run a marathon again then it will be all the more enjoyable affair for all the past disapointments of this season.

RW Forum Six - 3.30

Posted: 01/09/2012 at 22:12

Gazelle - have a cracker tomorrow.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 01/09/2012 at 15:35

Kev - Well done on the marathon race and a great report too, Nice way to do a holiday and slip in a marathon as well.

AA - Super big dog swimming, when is that ironman entry coming ?

O4S - Have a nice beer, the trip soounds fantastic.

Sounds lots good runs and training is being done as always espicially when we see what life throws in the way at times.

Another 20 miles run this morning 8:26 pace and to be honest it is not looking great for me being able to race the marathon at Abingdon in October.
The training is going very well and I feel in great shape, I have lost nearly half a stone in weight,  have got some good pace in my running and my aerobic conditioning is good but.............................................................................................................

I am having allsorts of foot/leg issues when I get above 14 miles on a run and the pain in my foot gets very acute and the running form descends into something that resembles the hunchback of Notre Dame, which is not good at all , all very frustrating when at the end of a long run you want to go on some more, but the foot is not allowing it.

I will still mull this over a bit, but as we all know that last 6 miles of a marathon is  the tough part and to knowingly go into that part of the race already struggling to run would not be that something that I would recommend to others, maybe time to put the sensible hat back on.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 31/08/2012 at 18:31

Spoons - It didn`t.  It is called a break and after watching what you put yourself through over the last 18 months,  the break is one you thoroughly deserved.

Don`t worry you will come back a far stronger runner this time and nail that sub 3:30 thing.

Jusst make sure that you get the right person coaching you this time, we want to see you get what you deserve, come join the sub 3:30 club.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 29/08/2012 at 20:29

Chick - sounds like a great week away in my book and the speed will come back to you, so don`t panic.

Minni - well done on what sounded like a tough 10k, Funny how you looked around at the start area and thought everybody looked well fast, ever thought that is what those people thought when they looked at you.
come and do a flat 10k in the Fens, then again it my be 10k of horrendous headwind and you would be no better off.

AA- have a great big dog mega distance swim, I am afraid I don`t envy you on that one, and swimming that distance at breast stroke would put anybody off, but you will do great though.

2Old - yes very cold in Lake louise in January, the ceremony was on the frozen lake in minus 25 degrees celsius, frostbite cold, and high heels walking on the ice was well dodgy, .......................................... no not me !

O4S - The inn has a great bar below, very nice friendly feel, good food and the beer, Molson, Labbats, enough said.

Freemers - have a great 21st birthday tomorrow.

Red - it will come back just give it time.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 28/08/2012 at 20:31

Minni - hope it has been a great run tonight for you.

Carrot - The Reichstag is a must, Chick recomended it to us and was one of the highlights of the trip, You do have to go online and book in advance to get a pass to go in, it is free, but you just have to be organised to get it booked so that should suit you.
Checkpoint charlie, haulocaust monument, Brandenburg gate, tempelhoff airfield(registration) tall tower in Alexander platz, unter den linden
We advance purchased a travel ticket which covered the trains, buses and trams and could just hop on and off as we wanted  and we did.

Food restaraunt highlight was the Twelve Apostles pizza restaraunt. pizza to kill for !

As for music I squeezed into my tight 1980 leather trousers and headed off to a Euromusic club and spent the night  dancing techno  techno, NO, NO, THAT DID NOT REALLY HAPPEN AT ALL !!!!!!!!!!!!

No we spent the evenings out dining late on the pavements watching the world go by, it was still warm weather and at about 10pm the restaraunts gave diners blankets and some spirits that warmed you up nicely in your belly.

Such great memories, oh and I think I did a race as well whilst I was there.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 28/08/2012 at 11:57


RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 28/08/2012 at 11:43

Carrot - I am another one who would vote for Berlin as a goody and the best thing is the city, so much to see and do and the food aaaaaaaahhhhh

2Old - Banff springs is a lovely lovely hotel, we had lunch there a few years back and spent a nice time walking the Bow falls trail and watching the ice crash through the falls.
Fairmont chateau lake louise is where My son stayed and had the wedding in a ice castle on the lake, me and OH stayed in the lake louise inn in town, not wanting to cramp the newly weds style and really enjoyed our time there.
Jasper was a more remote town, very frontier feel to it, but the mountain was empty of people and  with over 20ft of snow, great riding of our boards and the food aaaaahhhhhhh triple AAA New York steak 

Brolish - lots of ultra runners are very slight of build, O4S is and from your picture you appear like that as well, do you find that you could just run and run for ever ? well with nearly 300 mileas a month I guess you must do.

Nice run for me this morning 11m @ 8:11 pace


RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 28/08/2012 at 08:30

AA- Crikey is the Jungfau that soon.  You will be fine, just remember to enjoy it though.

2Old - Far from it, I am no - way always right, like everybody else I make lots of mistakes in my own training, then think oh why did I do that ! you would think by now that we would have got it all worked out.
You seem to do very good with your own training and racing, so obviously knows what works well for you.
Just out of interest ? do you work ? you seem to do lots of training in a day.

Brolish - unbelievable mileage  I think you must have some massive potential to be an ultra runner, maybe have a word with O4S when she gets back home.

BecsA - can you remind me which marathon you are doing again please,

Carrot - the half marathon result at the weekend looks good for you having a great run at Berlin, not s & s at all.

Another day off work today, concessionary holidays are nice.


RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 27/08/2012 at 17:59

Minni -no, when we are running well we are all deliriously happy
it is when we are running shite that the un-happiness sets in.
And the better runner you become the worse it must be.

But I suppose that is the same across all walks of life, ie has been film stars, pop stars, sports stars, models,           gosh good job I am only average.

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