Strangely Brown

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My Last Run

Posted: Yesterday at 10:27

Tidy little effort D, hope fatherhood is proving less tough than a solid LT session....

Just a park run for me today.  I'm really starting to despise that course in Bolton, the gradient on the hills are frankly just unreasonable.  A very cold wind made my lungs burn and it was no improvement over last autumn, despite all my other PBs dropping since.

I'm comfort eating my way through a pack of hot cross buns now. 

My Last Run

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 15:23

Good day all.  Wasn't supposed to run today but accidentally got plastered last night and woke to the world champion of all hangovers.  Only a run would sort this bad boy out so did 6 at marathon pace.  It was murder but the hangover got left on the streets and I feel grand now. 

Running is magic.

My Last Run

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 09:59

Wow Birkmyre, that sounds truly special.  I do love Italy, just a wonderful country and the people there are grand.

8 miles today.  HR was very elevated for some reason so easy pace became GA HR. 

Sub 3

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 14:32
Cheerful Dave wrote (see)

CW - nice of you to mention age gradings, but you've forgotten that marigold is nearly 40 - we're all a long way short of him even clutching at the WAVA straw...

(to save looking it up, he got 93% on Sunday.  Mine was a paltry 85% by comparison)

That's extraordinary.  It's actually only around 8 minutes shy of the world age record for his age.  Unreal performance.

2015 London Marathon Ballot

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 09:53

Does anyone know if the GFA qualification times will be released before the ballot (typically)?


London Marathon 2015

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 08:57

To be fair, it seems highly unlikely that a 4 hour marathoner will get down to sub 3.05 (or maybe even lower if Nayan is right) off the back of 6 months hard training.  You never know but it seems far-fetched to me.

London Marathon 2015

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 08:44
Nayan wrote (see)

did they used to have a three strikes and youre in next year type policy?

I heard rumours they are going to make the GFA qualifying times harder due to the oversubcription too.


Hope you're wrong about that.  It went down last year, surely they wouldn't reduce it two years on the bounce?

My Last Run

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 08:36


6m no man's land pace.  Sort of started out as another ecovery run (as per my post mara plan), got bored and upped the pace to somewhere between recovery and GA.  Anyway, everything felt good.

Surprise frost.

Sub 3

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 09:18

Some outstanding performances on here, hats off to everyone who achieved their targets and commiserations to those who had less than pleasurable days.  Certainly inspiring to read some of the progressions here.

My Last Run

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 08:53

Nessie - Yikes.  Scott Jurek calls running "controlled falling", unfortunately we all lose a little control from time to time.  Hope you're not too sore today.

JT - Nice to see you bask posting, wish you a swift recovery and a return to a less demented running style soon

6 miles still at recovery pace this morning.  Bright but still chilly early doors.  I am still waiting to properly unleash my pins back on to the world on my morning runs but alas, i'm too soft and therefore still under multiple layers of wind beating clothing.

Looks set for a fine week though, leading up to the Easter weekend.  Have a good, short week everyone.

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