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Posted: Today at 20:38
Nice one rodeoflip! Whereabouts in the Lakes are you based?

Cracking result OO - you lot are mental racing so soon after a marathon. I'd have my feet up.

BB - you'll get a reputation if keep this up.

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Posted: Yesterday at 17:12
I have my year planned out JT. Nothing wrong with that. I even have races planned for next year AND the year after....

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Posted: Yesterday at 16:04
I've called him worse things!

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Posted: Yesterday at 15:46
1hr bike then 1hr45 run on the fell in wild wind and rain with my bedraggled border collie. Truly glorious.

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Posted: Yesterday at 10:19
Lorenzo, I've done a couple of off road ultras and the key things for me were
1) be specific in your training - if it's on trail and hilly, do the bulk of your work on the trails and up and down hills. Emphasis is on strength rather than speed
2) plan how you are going to carry (and access) food / drinks / kit and get used to lugging things around on your long runs
3) most important - get the pacing / level of effort right and do it from the start of the race. Set a limit, have walk breaks from the start (either planned or whenever you are going up a hill). It isn't the distance that'll get you, it's the speed you try to run it at.
4) Vaseline

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Posted: Yesterday at 10:11
X post - echo Neil's comments re staying injury free, this was probably the biggest difference in my PB campaign - only time I haven't had time out before and/or been carrying an injury during the race.

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Posted: Yesterday at 10:07
On low mileage marathons, my PB of 3:03 was on an average of 26 miles per week - 2 sessions in the week p&d style but shorter and a long run at he weekend which topped out at 16. This was backed up though with a LOT of biking in between. Felt strong and was on sub 3 pace until mile 23/24 and then couldn't hold on. Cardio was ok but legs wouldn't respond. That happens to lots of folks though whether they do high mileage or not so I'm not sure whether the low mileage was an issue or not or just that marathons are hard....

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Posted: 30/04/2016 at 15:15
Take care JT - this is prime time for getting injured. How important is a below par 10k to you vs potential risk for 3 months out with a gammy knee?

Outlaw 2016

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 14:56
Anyone doing the Fred Whitton next weekend?

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Posted: 30/04/2016 at 14:54
Negative view on FIRST:

I think the paces look a bit racy - if I followed the detail in the plan of a session a week at 45s faster than 10k pace I'd be at 5:30 miling for reps which is fine for short bursts but they build to 3 x 1mile - I think that'd break me. There may be more subtleties in the book versions of the plan but at first glance this seems a bit too much for me.

2hr bike then 3k swim last night
5hr bike this morning - 85miles and 5000ft of climbing
Bike and long run in the schedule for tomorrow morning
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Bonjour! Anyone up for a trot round Paris? 
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Looking for a GOOD treadmill that can take a pounding.  
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