The Jimbob

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Posted: 24/03/2015 at 14:37

Selbs. Well done, tidy time. Them hills at Beachy ain't for the faint hearted. I ran to work with a pal today who did the full the other day, he mentioned it was a fantastic atmosphere. Another pal ran in the half. Not sure of his finish time.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 09:35

Gunner Runner - I think TD brought a bag of GF pasta to Pasta Papas the last couple of years. I love the Sainsburys GF range. I'm not intolerant, but I used to be a bit of a wheat monster, so by eating some Free From produce it helps me keep my gluten consumption down and I feel less bloated as a result.

Onetit - Great 33km the other day. You've done so well and you are an inspiration. Paris will be EPIC for you.

Really nice catching up with posse at Reading - we all bagged PBs. Haven't heard from Matty but I gave him Kudos on strava for his run. He also has the eye of the tiger like another young lady who frequents this thread. You know who you are Speedy ......

Anyone feeling they need a push for the final week's hard training before tapering starts? Must be time for the Rocky 4 Train Montage:



Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 14:04

Well done TM. You know what they say, with the long run you can't run it too slow.

I've 22 planned for this weekend and maybe 16-18 the following weekend. My tapering won't start till next Monday - but I still plan 45-50 miles next week. Doing a shorter-sharper taper. Hope it's enough.

Couple more minutes off the half PB yesterday at Reading in perfect conditions. A lot of easy miles planned this week - and nothing fast.

How's everyone's progress?

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Posted: 23/03/2015 at 13:52

cheers Peeps for the info on the Half Maras. There's clearly some good races out there to try. 137 runners under 75 yesterday at Reading so it is one of the faster ones

TT - sorry to hear about the injury and London being a no no. Hope you recover soon

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Posted: 23/03/2015 at 08:48

Bains-interesting what you say about Reading not being fast course but the field that makes it fast. There's no doubt that you are surrounded by many more runners of a high standard. But even in my slower years I always found the course fast. The position of the two main hills. One between mile 2-3, at a point when you are not totally in the zone despite taking a deep breath to haul yourself up, that early in the race you can recover from it pretty quickly. The other is at mile 8 which is followed by two miles of gradual downhill. The race is full of gradual downhill and it's this I find that makes the race really fast, able to keep motoring along but not really breathing too hard for large chunks, and momentum from those sections carrying you through the little undulations through town in the middle part of the race.

Perhaps I'm a bit of a tourist and like the bigger races, but where are the really fast half marathon courses?. What's the top 5 fast UK half maras? (in peoples' opinions)


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Posted: 22/03/2015 at 21:46
Nice miles Alan plus 16 odd at the 5k is reasonable wellying and far beyond anything i'll ever achieve at the distance.

Btw Dachs I was chatting to one of your club mates who was pacing the 1:25. Nice bloke met him at a few races. He's chasing 100 marathons. He mentioned you'd be going for a super speedy time. 73 pretty tidy.

Looking at the results there's a lot of guys logging really good scores.

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Posted: 22/03/2015 at 21:03

you're not wrong there mate .

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Posted: 22/03/2015 at 20:50
TR wrote (see)
Nice to see the jimbob pleased with his day. 

what gave you that impression?  

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Posted: 22/03/2015 at 19:28

nice halfing from the posse today including me. Reading was perfect conditions, perhaps a little toasty on the dual carriageway approaching the stadium.

Picked up a spring tan. Had the pleasure of the company of the lovely Jools a couple of times in the race, she was amazing me with her steady running at pace - no panting, just effortless, had to time for a chat with Jimbob (i love a chat!).

I went all out, after the slight pb from last week on a tougher course, and despite slight lack of freshness (or not) i kept pushing and pushing from start to finish and didn't tire when i expected to, apart from when i entered the stadium, i was spent, didn't slow down, just couldn't sprint it. Got a text 1:22:33 - over the moon with that. It shows an improvement from the winter training, track work and miles. This was not my A race, it was an attempt at blasting for as long as possible. No strategy. Job done. Recover this week with lots of easy miles and a longy next week. Then I'm targeting Boston.

Got to say the fairy godmother sprinkled loads of fairy dust all over me and my running pals today. PB'bashing'a'plenty all over the shop, Reading, Brentwood. Club mates, pals, and the weather - glorious!  

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Posted: 21/03/2015 at 19:24
Anyone in town for Reading Half? I'm at premier Inn Reading South if anyone staying there want to meet for quick drink. Otherwise say hello tomorrow? I'm in the purple "where the foch " t shirt aviators calf guards bumbag etc (I understand if u feel the need to swerve me after that description )
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