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Posted: Today at 21:07

Nessie - That's a promising and swift return to normality.  Fingers crossed you don't spring a leak.

Birkly - The right result

Carter - Yep, Forest look strong now. really strong.  Not wishing to be too bullish about it yet but I think we may surprise a few folk this season, we have an interesting squad right now.  New coach soon so a lot will be down to what he can do with it.  I have expectations, for the first time in a while and today was a demolition job.

7 miler this morning.

I'm....erm....drinking beer

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Posted: 18/09/2014 at 08:36
JackHarris87 wrote (see)
DD, I'm sure you'll smash that PB with all those miles under your belt.

SB, nice one, what's your current PB?

Hill repeats with the club last night, first time I've done that session with them. Tough as you like! 6.6 miles total, a slow mile each way to the dreaded hill. 7:35 average. Quads feel a bit mashed today.

Ouch, sounds like a quality session though.

PB is symmetrically well ordered 38.38 currently so am obviously hoping for something starting with a 37 at some point.  I'm not actually that big of a fan of 10ks but they are so much more prevalent than the other distances I end up doing them anyway.

9 today.  Woke with it being night like dark and set out in very dim light indeed.  Can't help but find it all a little glum, I guess that's it now until March?

Yes or no?  Huge day for the UK, huge day for Scotland.  Personally, my fingers are crossed that we wake up to a union intact tomorrow morning.

Have a good day all.

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Posted: 17/09/2014 at 09:38

DD - you look set to smash your PB to bits then, all that training will surely pay off.

Carter - Good to see you're back at it and you have a team to be optimistic about this year too....

7 today with 5 at LT.  I'm finding pace from somewhere, it's really crept up on me.  I recorded a record split on my LT section and all my splits were up on any other point in time.  Think I might be ready to have another tilt at my 10k PB.

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Posted: 15/09/2014 at 09:28

Morning.  Yes birks, it was my first run since last winter where there was a touch of darkness first thing.  Not the way you want to start a Monday....

8 today, 1 with the pooch.

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Posted: 14/09/2014 at 21:00

Ness - Terrific news on the OP and yes, my mate describes me in the same terms and I always find the cap fits uncomfortably.  Athletes are people I watch on TV, we just go out and run around a bit.

DD - That's a very good target indeed, what's your PB?

Birks - Cheers mate

Swits - Thanks also and i'll even let your dodgy pun slide without criticism   Good distance yourself.  Polar marathons eh, I struggle enough when it's just below freezing....

JT - Really appreciate the sentiment mate and I too have sympathy with those who suffer it.  I don't though, really, compared to some.   I'm convinced that the running is a big part of my extended periods of remission from it.  It can be a delibitating condition at it's worst but that's life, there are much worse off folk around.  Good, long run from you as always.  You can't expect pleasing views all the time though.....

13 today but it flawed me a bit for some reason.

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Posted: 12/09/2014 at 10:16
carterusm wrote (see)
SB - you said a couple of days ago "in my attempt to get to the throne". Does this mean your attempt failed ?? How is it going on the wagon ? I forgot I had holidays planned so I've started on the wagon this week along with a far healthier diet. Each Saturday though, I will be getting off said wagon to have a couple of beers. I don't have the willpower to stop completely but any reduction is a step in the right direction.


Ay up mate.  Yeah, the dash had the right outcome.  I have Chron's disease but I don't suffer too badly with it generally.  One of the other side effects though are bouts of IBS during the remission phases.  It's added an extra challenge to running but that's all it is.  I survive by taking a plastic bag and some loo roll on longer runs and have a good understanding of the local area's most secluded wooded parts :-/  On shorter runs, I rely on my ability hold on, which is often a bit of a challenge but has thus far never resulted in anything undesirable occurring, ha.  The dash is a familiar routine though!

Nearly 3 weeks without a drop for me.  Good on you for ducking out of the midweek drinking but your wagon is missing a wheel or two

DD - Now that you're in taper, have you got your target time for the big day fixed in your mind?

6 today with 10x400m reps.

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Posted: 11/09/2014 at 09:41

Great miles JT.  Great beard Lilytoo

22 degrees Birky?  That the hottest day this year in Scotland?  It has been a thoroughly acceptable September thus far.

10 for me today.  Sometime you just get complacent when running.  The number of times i've run past the same convenience store I could scarcely imagine.  I often get relatively close to the door as the pavement narrows at the corner, where the entrance is.  Today, though, a chap walked out holding a large piece of what appeared to be chipboard.  About 3 feet of said board left the shop before he did, right at the point that I was running by.  Nothing serious, a bit of a sore hand, alarmed faces coupled with waved apologies all round and we parted to continue our journeys.

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Posted: 09/09/2014 at 19:42

7 today and forgot to add my bit extra on.  I'll blame early morning absent mindedness.

Best wishes Ness.

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Posted: 08/09/2014 at 11:40

Was supposed to be 9 miles today but a belly malfunction meant a bit of a dashed but waddling detour took a chunk out of the finish in an attempt to reach the sanctuary of the throne. 8.6 in the end, i'll tag a little more on to tomorrow's run to make up the intended early week quota.

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Posted: 07/09/2014 at 13:40

Swits, let me be the first to extend a hearty pat on the back for a job very well done.

The achievement is obviously a very personal one for you but one which is a measure of your own dedication and self motivation.  Running can be a peculiarly contradictory endeavor at times.  If a new acquaintance asks me what I like to do with my time, running features high up on my list of responses.  Yet at, times, getting out and doing what I'm supposed to enjoy can be the hardest thing.  When you're fatigued - whether physically or even mentally - the naysaying demons try to talk you out of it.  Niggles, life's time demands and inclement weather can all give you every excuse to not lace the shoes up.  I'm a dedicated runner yet will fall foul of these temptation traps more times than i'm ever happy to admit.  It's because of that why I look at over 3.5 years of running every single day as something to admire and be humbled by.  Feel proud mate and here's to us all celebrating new landmarks in the future with you.

Anyone do the GNR?  Looked grand weather for it and a win for Mo too.

Did 14 miles myself but not remotely at the effort level of those folk in Geordie land.

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