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P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 18:11

Thanks peeps.

I'm very envious of all your good running and wish I'd not crossed to the dark side of cycling now 

Who's up marathoning next (I've lost track). 

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 20:36

How's it going folks? I've not been on for a while as I've been busy out on my mountain bike most of the summer...not sure if you remember my horrendously bruised rear thigh from my hamstring tear in May? Well, the hamstring tear has been healing nicely and I've been slowly building up the running mileage up to 9 miles and mixing it with the biking.

That's come to an abrupt halt as I had a crash on my bike on Saturday and managed to dislocate my ankle and break it in 3 places! That'll teach me to multi task! I had a dramatic helicopter ambulance to hospital, my ankle popped back in (while awake) and straight down to theatre. My ankle is pinned together and I've got a cast on for the next 6 weeks with a further op to follow. Bugger! 

So that's 45 years with no injuries at all and now 3 biggies in 10 months! 

Reliability of Garmin 620

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 12:24

I'm on my third FR620 - the first two had to be returned within weeks as they were saying 'fully charged' but died within minutes of wearing them

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 11:51

Hey everybody, just checking in to update (bore) you with my hamstring recovery.  I managed 3 short runs last week and can increase the mileage week by week. Hoping to be ready for my local mountain half marathon at the end of September. Strangely, I’ve not really missed running too much cos I rediscovered my cycling legs and have been out on my MTB loads.

So what’s been happening? I haven’t had time to check back and the last time I was on here I think Booky and LFR were about to do their ultras. How did you get on girls? I have I missed much?

PS - got my VLM 2015 GFA confirmed this morning

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 10:43

Cheers LFR. I had a quick Google of your race and it’s not held under FRA rules. I’m sure you’ll do brilliantly – good luck!  TT is ace! I love it. It’s amazing how close you can get to the bikes when they’re racing. Very exciting. 

Physio says my hammy tear is healing very nicely, but still no proper running until another two weeks or so – patience, patience  I’ve knocked the hyperbaric chamber on the head as it was disagreeing with my ears and making me feels very queasy afterwards

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 14:48

Nice to have you back Debutant. Funnily enough I was only thinking of you the other day. 

LFR – regarding you Ultra – what Booky says.  But I also think if it’s a true off-roader it’s imperative that you can use a compass. I’m assuming it’s a fell multi-stage event with checkpoints. I always write down bearings from check point to check point in advance (from your map) and when you reach X checkpoint, set your compass so you can follow that bearing. Even if you’ve reccied it and have a vague route to follow, having the compass bearing is important. If the race is held under FRA rules, you’ll not be allowed to race unless you can demonstrate you have good navigational skills.  If visibility is reduced, you’re jiggered without them. If this is a trail race just ignore everything I’ve said and follow your nose!!  

In other news – a two whole miles for me yesterday! Hamstring felt OK, but I was blummin knackered! Mind you, TT has just finished here, so I’ve been sampling far too much junk food and alcoholic drink this last fortnight. Physio tonight – I’m hoping she’ll say it’s OK to run a bit further.

Ladies' Technical T-shirts

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 14:27

More Mile are pretty cheap and have a decent arm on them.

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 13:00

Shane, me old Sausage, I’ve done Dublin and it is one of my faves! Might do it ‘for fun’ again this year if I can get me blummin hammy fixed.

Talking of which, I’ve been visiting the hyperbaric chamber and my physio is pleased with how the tear is progressing. She suggested I do a short, gentle jog which I did last night. Apparently it’s important to work the muscle while it’s repairing.  Leg felt OKish, but it’s still early days. 

I like the look of those racing slippers, Wenty. Might get myself a pair   I have to stick with my heavyish Asic Kayanos for training and racing - anything else plays havoc with me bunions . I have some Kanadias too, LFR. Thankfully my lady-garden is ok at the moment  I find the Kanadias pretty comfy, but not grippy enough for fells (I use Inov8 Mudclaws). 

I demote my shoes after about 350 miles – they stop being my ‘best’ shoes and get used for GA runs and eventually short/easy runs. I usually have a few pairs on the go at the same time and I’m pretty anal, cos I keep a log!

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 15:59

I will try to get some photos in The Chamber tomorrow LFR - uploading is not my area of expertise though

P&D Spring Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 15:41
Nose Nowt wrote (see)

Borneo would be a good one.  But take care to pretend to take plenty of precautions against heat stroke.

I saw what you did there


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