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Spare place for sale

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 21:33

Hi Dorbs, I do but I've been told that I'm not allowed to transfer/sale it as its agains rules.

Berlin Marathon

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 18:13
Nice running Nicole, good to be running in this heat it will do you good in end. Sounds like u r running well.

Berlin Marathon

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 13:05

How is it all going. I've had another good weeks training and finished it off today with a 16m LSR. Joined a gym and am taking your recommendations about light weights and stretches. Also did some light swimming only as it has a sauna and jacuzzi ????

13 weeks to go- Happy running

Berlin Marathon

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 22:37

Hi Dom- keep those marathon tips coming, its good to know what other runners do in there training. The training session I'm doing different this year is hill training.

1 mile warm up then x6 hill of approx 300 meters at hard pace with jog back each time and 1 mile cool down. Really works the heart, lungs, legs and arms. I'm going to increase it by 1 up to x10 and then back down. 

Its been a very tough training week this week as I had to do my LSR on Thursday (working this weekend) along with all the other sessions. Going to gym tomorrow early for a gentle swim/sauna.

enjoy your long runs this weekend, and try to dodge those showers.


Berlin Marathon

Posted: 14/06/2016 at 07:59
Well after my good HM on Sunday, I took part in the master league last night for Striders!!! I did the 5k (22min dead) and came 3rd in my age group. I think today is rest day or a very easy 4/6m.
Good info on pacers, that certainly helps as you can concentrate on your running and not have to worry about pace.

Berlin Marathon

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 21:14

Thanks beetle- it went well an yes is a great confidence boost. Newark on the 14/8 looks good, I'm signed up for the St. Albans stampede in September but might do the new forest 2 weeks before Berlin 

Berlin Marathon

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 19:02
Welcome stevemac. Don't be too hard on yourself you have plenty of time to work out race pace and plan. Heat always makes it harder and sometimes you just have to slow down a bit especially at start of run.
Completed the St. Albans half today. Weather very kind with rain helping to to keep temperature down. I finished in 1:40:30 my fastest HM for a very long time. Drinks/gels worked well and I got pacing spot on. Going to plot in 2 more HM races as I think this helps break up long runs every weekend and test speed in a race. Has anyone got anything booked?
How did everyone else get on this weekend

Berlin Marathon

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 09:52
Beetle- Fraser r u sure? 15m run all day long!!! Did my last run for this week 45m easy, now rest (well work actually) before HM Sunday. Good luck everyone with runs coming up over next few days and if u happen to b in St. Albans Sunday morning look out for 718 in St. Albans Striders vest????????

Berlin Marathon

Posted: 08/06/2016 at 15:03

Welcome Melanie (hotflush heroine ) good to see others will be at the HM this weekend. I will be wearing my St. Albans Striders vest as my local club, although I don't get down there for training as much as I would like. Always good to have a training plan even if it's just to look at what you should have done!!!

did my first hill session today pretty hard I must say but I'm sure it will help me.

nice and easy 45minute session tomorrow morning then the half it is.


Berlin Marathon

Posted: 08/06/2016 at 09:01
Welcome Robbie- good luck with training. Hope everyone training going well. I'm having good week so far with 2 sessions down 2 to go before St. Albans half on Sunday. My first hills session today can't say I'm looking forward to it but I know it's going to help. 9:30am start let you know how I got on!!!
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Place for sale 
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MK marathon 2016

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comrades 2015

Anyone gping to enter the comrades 2015 and anyone completed one before? 
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