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All things Christmas (sorry, but I'm feeling festive)

Posted: Yesterday at 20:02
Beth Roberts wrote (see)

Nice!!!  Don't forget your sun screen.

Sideburn - I will try and convince the OH to do the marathon - then we can incorporate it into a summer holiday with our boards and wetsuits - the clincher might be along the lines of 'but being in the sea will help your post marathon recovery.....'

I am sure that a quick dip will do wonders for recovery, but after 26 miles the sea looked a long way away 

All things Christmas (sorry, but I'm feeling festive)

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 16:20
Beth Roberts wrote (see)

Ooooh, you live near Woolacombe beach?!?!?!  Soooo jealous, I love it there!  Have very fond memories of summer holidays learning to body board there.


Come and do the North Devon half or full Marathon, based in Woolacombe, end of June, so you will need either a wooly hat or a sun hat! Or both!

All things Christmas (sorry, but I'm feeling festive)

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 12:29

Christmas??????????? ffs

But Christmas day 2013;

10 mile run; tick

Cooked the Christmas meal; tick

Swim in sea; wtf?

Everyone knows you swim in the sea on new years day 

Or in my case I run across to Woolacombe beach to watch a bunch of loons doing it 

Recommend a good 45/50 mile Ultra for April / May 2015

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 13:08

EnduranceLife are doing 44 mile ultras now, I have entered my local one in April.  The courses are 'scenic' shall we say!

I love the idea that you are looking for an 'easy' ultra, good luck with that 

WTF is happening

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 13:36

Inspector Frank Drebin;

Mayor: Drebin, I don't want any more trouble like you had last year on the southside. Understand? That's my policy.

Frank: Yes. Well, when I see 5 weirdos dressed in togas stabbing a guy in the middle of the park in full view of 100 people, I shoot the bastards. That's my policy.

Mayor: That was a 'Shakespeare in the Park' production of 'Julius Caesar', you moron! 


Biking (not bike) advice for beginners?

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 13:25
2wheels-good wrote (see)

go mountain biking, somewhere with proper roots and hills, it will improve your bike control no end - you will fall off tho

Definitely a +1 from me  

Mountain bike, cyclo-cross  bike, both great, yes you do fall off, but a face plant into a muddy puddle is humiliating but not especially painful!   Mine was on film 

Biking (not bike) advice for beginners?

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 12:40

As far as websites are concerned try Cycling Weekly (aka 'The Comic') online;

Not sure if this article is of use, but is an example 

Justin Gatlin

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 08:51
Nick Windsor 4 wrote (see)

If they are now saying that drugs give a lifelong improvement, with improved bone density and muscle growth, then surely shouldn't we all be on them? 

You need to read all the side effects, but according to various sites these are only a feature in high doses. According to the Daily Mail article 60,000  people are estimated to be taking non-prescription anabolic steroids in this country (from various sources like needle exchange). The users are male and female. Presumably if you find yourself running down the road naked with a Samurai sword and a hard on then you have taken too much (especially if you are female).


Justin Gatlin

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 08:27
the dude abides wrote (see)

i think the next big drug scandal in sport will be tennis. the levels of fitness (and more importantly recovery) are ridiculous. and, from what i can gather, testing isn't exactly stringent.

You only have to look at this site to realise that the tennis authorities do not want their sports good name dragged through the mud. Every sport must have its 'wrong ones' so if a popular high profile sport does not have a regular harvest of cheats then alarm bells should be ringing....

Justin Gatlin

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 20:22
Philomena Cunk wrote (see)

It's a complex argument. When Usain Bolt is flying and breaking records you just go "whoaa" and think you have just witnessed something special. With Justin Gaitlin you feel completely different and just think "hmmm...I wonder" That will never change for Gaitlin and hopefully not for Usain.

When I watched Lance (and others) I thought "whoaa". I went from not liking him, to still not liking him but respecting him, to hoping that he was clean (because of what it meant if he was not) to realising he was no different to the rest  But with the satisfaction of knowing that I know a wrong 'un when I see one 

However what most dopers agree on is that drugs are not an easy route to stardom. The drugs allow you to hurt yourself more and for longer; and then, as Tyler Hamilton said, when you win all you can think about is that you are certain to be tested....

But whoever else gets done I hope Usain is clean....


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