The Accidental Runner


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Sub 3h15

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 11:13

Deep joy.  I'm so glad I looked in here again.  Never mind the great marathons and reports from Moof, Jools, MsE et all, it was worth the visit just to hear about Birch's gym invite.  Seated aerobics indeed.

And how about that Irishman?  From racing in his wife's knickers, to sharing walnuts with innocent bystanders, to representing his country.  What a hoot.

Gul - How about 17 laps of the Cyclopark for the Kent Roadrunner marathon on 30th May?

Sub 3h15

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 12:59

Good luck, marathon runners.  I hope you and the road will be very happy together.

There's an empty hotel room, well placed for spectators ("our cancellation policy is 48 hours, not 24, you loser").  Let me know if you could use it.

Tricky business on the domestic front, PMJ.  I've always felt that the impressive runners aren't the quick ones (any eejit can run fast).  It's those who somehow smuggle their training through the cracks between the demands of partners, kids, jobs & lives etc. 

Sub 3h15

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 10:47

What a swizz, Birch - Breaking the club age record, only to have your pal break it by a bigger margin.  I really enjoyed your report and I loved the team winning 3rd place, despite featuring two runners over 60.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 09:18

Oh gawd help us, Minni.  If you get one of those silly tattoos of a company's logo, then..... well, something or other, that's for sure.

I had adopted the same approach for Abingdon, Fishy.  Until it transpired I'm even more infirm that I feared.

That marathon was a long time coming, Gul.  So it's understandable that you'd be a little over-eager in the early miles.  With a steadier start, you'd have been much closer to 3:15.  How much closer, do you think?  I'm with Mrs Gul on the watch suggestion, by the way.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 12:52

Interesting to hear about your 3/4 days bike, 3/4 days run, Fishy.  I think that's the way to go for the elderly/infirm.  Glad to hear it worked out for you.

I'm sending healthy calf vibes your way, Moof.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 10:28

Run well, gents.  Here's hoping for good times at Mablethorpe.

TR - Maybe no more marathons?  How come?

Sub 3h15

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 13:51

Minni - Congratulations on sustaining the grown-up motherly thing.  Sounds like you've done a great job.

Come on, MsE, keep up.  I stopped whining about my boring Achilles injury several hours ago.  I've now moved on to whining about my boring groin strain.  Annoyingly, I had convinced myself that I'd make it to the Abingdon start line this year.  What an eejit.

Gul & Birch - Sit down, put your feet up.  Don't make any sudden movements.  I'll pop round and put the kettle on.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 11:11

It seems The Lord Of Lycra is punishing me for mocking his subjects. 

I just tried a little run.  Pulled up after half a mile and had to walk home.

Cyclists are ace.  They're all incredibly handsome and I love their special pointy crash helmets, which don't look at all ridiculous.  Now please let me be fit for Abingdon.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 09:53

Abbers - Professional cycling bores are a bit snooty about Halfords (I think it's something to do with the orange staff uniforms).  Isn't that motivation enough to get down there now and order one of their Boardman bikes?  I get a certain thrill every time Lycraman glides past me, as I know I'm helping him to feel better about himself. 

Peak training period and this is day 12 of no running.  
Perhaps I'll go round Abingdon on my bike.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 20:13

Well, Gul has declared that he's aiming to beat 3:15, whereas Birch has been steadfast in his determination to look the other way whenever anyone's asked about target times.

Very impressive training from Moof - he's gonna fly.

I feel your pain, Abbers.  But once you're running again, you'll be thankful that you persevered with all that cross training (tedious though it is at the moment).

1:36 for a 17 year old female?  Lorks-a-Lordy, that's quick.

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