Stan Trinket

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Sub 3:30 Gingermagic: #Irunsuccess

Posted: 30/05/2016 at 18:42
Just checked the triathlon results and I finished 16th out of 245 which I am happy with. My run was the worst part though!

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Posted: 29/05/2016 at 19:41

Wow that is an amazing time for C2 2000m time trial. My best so far this year is 7:12 - I think i just need to push it. It doesn't help that there is only one good rowing machine in my gym. One moves backwards and forwards all over the floor and the other two are weird water based things. I guess the wedding must be soon Sense seeing as you have done the Stag do?

So today i did my first triathlon. Was enjoyable but my body is hurting like I've done a full marathon (I am also grumpy which I often get after a marathon - think this could be hydration nutrition linked) I wouldn't mind but it was only a sprint distance. Toying with the idea of doing an Olympic distance one in Salford in July.

Not sure if i mentioned on here that I've entered the Robin Hood Marathon just to keep my mileage high before aiming to go sub-3 in London. I'll give Robin Hood a go at sub 3 but don't think the course is that great for fast times. What is everyone else up to now the spring marathons have finished? Did anyone do Edinburgh today? Hope everyone is signed up for Angela's Magic Mile!

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Posted: 12/05/2016 at 22:42
Sense I would defo echo what Angela says about the 2k. Try a few 500m intervals. I remember it was a something Denise Lewis used to use when she couldn't get to the track. I hate/love the 2K. Once I've reached halfway I am fine but it's a balancing act as it counts down from 1500m to 1000m. I generally just want to get off at that point. I also hate the projected finished time at the bottom but guess I could use a different display option

Now Sean/Angela what is this magic mile session?

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Posted: 05/05/2016 at 21:03
Good point about the weight One Gear. I find I have the same problem that people think I look ill if I lose too much.

Now that everyone has completed their spring marathons do we need to find a new home? Congrats to everyone with their shiny new pb's. I know some of you are disappointed to miss a target time but there is always the next marathon. I just hope they measure the courses correctly.

My next marathon is going to be Nottingham which I think will be difficult as it has a few hills and incorporates a half too! I took too long to sign up for York (I am on the waiting list) so Nottingham it has to be. I did look at Loch Ness but I can't justify the travelling all the way up there this year.

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Posted: 22/04/2016 at 17:15
Wow, thanks for alerting me to the Manchester marathon short course! Feel a little bit robbed to be honest. Oh well glad I didn't do sub-3 there now as I would be gutted!

London marathoners have a fantastic time on Sunday. Malcs enjoy your special start area. Are you all meeting at the bench beforehand? Malcs are you meeting Ady and Sarah? Is Tigger there?

I will be there next year to try and do sub-3. Might have to see what advice you offer Christian and Malcs. Am currently on a foggy Jersey waiting for the wedding festivities to start.....

Sub 3:30 Gingermagic: #Irunsuccess

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 20:21
Don't feel gutted Dave. Like you say it was a huge achievement getting round especially if you didn't feel it from the start. Happens to us all and I am sure you'll come back stronger - yes to the sub 3:30 forum next year. I remember after managing 3:14 at London my next attempts at lowering my PB ended in disaster in Liverpool and Manchester of 3:31.....

Good luck for tomorrow Angela - sure you'll be amazing

Proper taper time for the VMLM runners. Sure you'll all start checking the weather apps and avoid Ill people on public transport! Hope the madness isn't too intense. Not much running from me. Picking up a new bike tomorrow and am starting the progress to the dark side - have entered a triathlon at the end of May.

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Posted: 03/04/2016 at 15:55

Wow, great to see you back Angela. Happy to join a facebook group as its easier for me to get onto especially as my iPhone has decided that links from emails are to difficult to link to (if you have an iPhone, don't update to the new software as it ruins your phone!!!!). How do we go about setting one up?

Just had a look at Malcs' HM on Strava. Looking forward to the race report. Looks like a nice even pace - bodes well for London.

Well done on your park run time Dave - its always great sneaking under 20. You aiming for sub 19 now?

I did the Wilmslow half today but tbh haven't felt great recently. Shame it wasn't two weeks ago. That is when I managed 19:07 at my local hilly parkrun, a week later I thought I would go sub-19. Managed a great start but then the legs just didn't have any kick and eventually finished in 20:40! Not sure what happened but anyway fast forward to today and the idea was to get under 1:30 and if I was feeling good aim for 1:26. Controlled it quite well and resisted the temptation to run off fast at the beginning and finished strong in 1:28:45. So am happy with that.

Off down to Norfolk next weekend so will see what I can get on a flat parkrun. My PB down there is 18:21 but I'll be happy sub-19. I am hopefully dragging my brother along. After years of trying to get him to run he has now signed up for the Great North Run.

Thanks for the advice on Robin Hood, Sean and alternative marathons Malcs - I may possibly do the York one as it'll be easier to get to. Maybe you could pace me too! Sean that it how I remember the Robin Hood marathon when I did the HM part about 10 years ago. I remember thinking I was glad I wasn't one of the marathon runners who suddenly saw all the other runners disappear!

Good luck everyone as we draw nearer to marathon time!


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Posted: 31/03/2016 at 18:32
Dave - for gels I use a SiS belt that holds them under some elastic, it is a bit annoying in the first few miles but once I've had a few it is fine.

For pacers - I kept in front of the pacer in Manchester last year as it was too bunched up. I hate to be boxed in so had to run ahead. I did ok until mile 25 when he passed by. It isn't fun being overtaken by the pacer but I am sure you'll do a better job. You could always stay behind them a reel them in in the later stages.

So I had my London Marathon plans ruined by a friends wedding and now my plans for Chester in October being threatened by a 40th! Contemplating doing the Robin Hood marathon, anyone done that before? Is it a good course? I really want to go sub-3 so the course could be important, though to be fair I've pb'd on some strange courses over the years.

Talking of sub-3 it's looking good for you Malcs. Training is looking strong - I think you'll smash it. Are you just going to hit 6:50 all the way round or go out fast? Have you started your taper yet?

Hope everyone is running well. How was the film Sean?

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Posted: 20/03/2016 at 17:08

Sorry everyone, I've been away for ages! Just had a quick scan through to see how everyone is getting on. Three weeks to go for Manchester and 5 until London - we're about to enter taper madness. I am kind of glad that I am not doing a marathon this spring but I am looking forward to reading your stories which will hopefully motivate me towards my own autumn marathon and hopefully a pb!

Where has GM gone? - I have seen a few strava runs from him and he seems to be running well. 

Did a good 15 miles today but feel I may have sunburnt my face. Also did my fastest parkrun in 10 months yesterday so am slowly making progress!

I can totally identify what you mean about shoes. Some i just can't get rid of. I need to throw some out but the shoes and I have been through a lot together I just can't do it!

Rich good choice on doing Manchester - just go in with a relaxed mind like Malcs says. I find not putting pressure on yourself and just enjoying it leads to surprises. A few years ago I missed 3 weeks due to a foot injury in the build up to Chester marathon. I was hoping to go sub 3:10 but thought that wasn't possible so just ran to enjoy it. I finished in 3:03 and was amazed.....

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Posted: 26/01/2016 at 21:02

Wow One Gear that is some weight loss over the years! I take it that you're not too tall? I think about losing weight to run faster but then cheese and bread tend to jump in front of me and I have to keep on dragging my 13st frame around!

GM hope the foot is getting better? Well done on the ultra, I saw it on Stava and have no idea how you manage it. Surely a marathon is a doddle psychologically after that?

Well done on the first PR victory Malcs! Always good to finish at the front, though it has been a while since I did it myself. I see you had new shoes! I think there is always a mind boost from a new pair of trainers! I am waiting for it stop raining before I crack my new pair out of box!

How is the run streak going Charles? At my parkrun a few weeks back Ron Hill was there and he has had a run streak of 50 years or something daft. I did beat him but he is 70 odd but in my childish way it is good to say I've beaten an Olympian and Boston Marathon Winner....

My running has been a bit sporadic. I gave up alcohol for the first two weeks of January but didn't feel any better for it as I immediately got a cold that I am only just shaking off, so i didn't run at all last week but so far this week I have managed 4 miles yesterday and 8 today (though I was dragging me legs through the last few miles)



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