The Jimbob

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Posted: 06/01/2015 at 09:38

Morning All. 10 mile "tempo" run (commute longer route) with 4 at mara (6.45) pace. Feeling a lot better after the run than before. Wonder what other training I can get done today, there's a track session going on at Finsbury tonight  ....  

I keep reading something about DanA doing a 40 mile run. It's just not registering  40 miles? what are you training for D

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Posted: 05/01/2015 at 20:23

Telstar Man. Really sorry you are pulling out mate. You must be choked. A great achievement to get yourself there, all the hard work. You must get that heel sorted though.

You know you can do the business when the body is injury free, so get fixed up proper and then put something together. Boston will always be there.

Although, I did wonder whether a full month out and some physio might be enough time to shake the injury off, then lower your expectation for the race and put together a 9 week "just get round" training plan. It could be one option although I'm no expert, you'd need to get advice. This way you wouldn't have to miss out. Obviously, the race will be tougher and that could play on your mind and might not make the experience that enjoyable - which you wouldn't want to happen. It's hard. The marathon is a tough enough challenge when you're firing on all cylinders, so when crocked or undertrained? ..... . London 2010, I shouldn't have run but I couldn't miss it .... it was the hardest thing i've done.

Anyway good luck with the recovery - keep in touch, I'm on the Heathside page and I've a couple of pals who are Chasers as well.

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Posted: 04/01/2015 at 13:56

Nice XC'ing Peeps.

20.5 mile in 7:48 / 144 pb this morning. A tad slippery

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Posted: 04/01/2015 at 12:23

RR the Garmin works well on Strava

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Posted: 03/01/2015 at 23:30

Anyone else seeing baseball during Boston weekend? I'm going on the Friday. (must stay of the chilli dogs and excessive drinking)

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Posted: 02/01/2015 at 17:21

Welcome Wings of Fire. Loads of info in here. Don't forget signed stamped med cert for starters.

Also, please choose an awesome profile picture to go with your awesome profile name

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Posted: 01/01/2015 at 13:11

Nice bit of long runnage with little sleep and hangover Tmoth and Kowtow for the fatigued brain for miscalculating your distances. Must have been a good night 

15 for me, wanted to punish myself for all the cheese and mince pies, but unexpectedly ran into a few of the lads from my usually fast Sunday group having a "hangover" hour long New Years Day run, so opted to keep them for company and tried to push the pace when I could, quite unsuccessfully I might add. Zero booze last night for me, the missis has a virus so I put the sprogs to bed and kept her company.  Quite a bit of trail in today's run, not my preferred choice, some of it unrunnable. Once back on the road I hammered it, so the 7:48 average doesn't really give a clear picture of my efforts today, I was very slow on the trails.

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Posted: 31/12/2014 at 20:07

Evening All - Happy new year All. Hope everyone has a good evening and a nice brisk run tomorrow. Sorry I've not been about, had stuff going on and family / xmas, plus smartphone is on the fritz - a "dumb" phone if you like, so not able to be so free with the comments. The screen is so frizzled I'm not able to answer it sometimes

Dr D, really sorry to read about al the stuff that's going on. What can one say? it seems like you are handling it in the only way possible, and that's just get on with it as best you can. You have your running if you need to take your mind of it for a few moments. I've stuff going on in the family at the moment and without some peaceful runs in Devon over crimbo I think I'd be back ion the fags or hitting the bottle (more than I already was over crimbo)  - anyway hope things work out as best they can and also wish you luck with your targets in the new year.

Stat attack from me: 1884 running miles in 2014 (1591 in 2013)

New PBs

Marathon 3:02:23 Oct 2014 (3:05:37 Nov 2013)

Half 1:24:44 March 2014 (1:25:20 Sept 2013)

10K 39.33 Sept 2014 (40:49 May 2013)

5 Mile 32:49 July 2014 (33:02 July 2013)

5K nothing to mention apart from a course PB at Hampstead Route B parkrun 20:30 in Aug 2014 (down from 20:58 in May 2013) - might try a proper 5k race next year as suspect I could snuggle safely under 19 mins on the right course (have done so in half marathons this year already). Official PB remains at 19:49 at Hampstead A.

On the whole a good year of small improvements. Not perfect - had very stop start training / niggling pains over the year. I train differently to how I did this time last year. I've learnt a lot of you peeps and the Heathside peeps and am pleased to be making some improvements. Roll on Boston!


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Posted: 28/12/2014 at 10:38

Heather, naughty naughty .... I know what you mean tho' when you haven't been for a run you feel like shite, so taking it very easy as you did, was wise. sometimes the run can help flush it out of your system, but if your body is fighting the virus it's dangerous to exert oneself. 

20 miles yesterday to burn of a tiny bit of all the lard I've been caning through. 

Im at Reading as well. Not sure if racing it flat out. Have a race the week before. May settle for a course pb and tempo run. It's a long way off tho so let's see how the legs feel after 15 weeks of marathon training

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Posted: 28/12/2014 at 09:07
Merry Christmas Boston runners

This thread like the weather has gone a little cold in recent weeks. I hope everyone is keeping their training ticking over during this period of sitting around scoffing lardy food. I alleviated some guilt with a 20 miler yesterday.

Now the new year is nearly upon us and the real training will commence.

Lurkers de-cloak and tell us how your journey to Boston is going.
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