The Jimbob

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Posted: 08/09/2014 at 13:17

T-moth - unbelievable. I've heard from a couple of ultra runner pals that you need solid food along the way, sports drinks and gels don't quite cut it. Next time take a picnic! Amazing achievement and superb win.

as for building speed endurance - over to Marigold

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Posted: 08/09/2014 at 08:21

atta'girl RR

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Posted: 07/09/2014 at 18:04

Morning All,

nice half LR1976 - that's some going - I had a pal - a 50+ also grabbed a 1.21 today at GNR.  He got 3rd 50+ so lets see if he gets a prize.

Today I slayed the demons from my 40:06 Bupa run and my more recent 9600 metre 38:46 track run, and bagged a 39:33 at the summer Regents Park 10k race - as recommended by someone on here (Selbs I think) - got reasonably near the front at the start as it's a narrow course and gets congested further back, and paced with one of the fast Heathside girls and kind of hung on to the back of her and a couple of other fellas for the first 7k - and then gradually eased away from them on the last lap (3 lap course) trying to drag her with me. She's a demon but has been racing loads recently so probably a bit too much in the legs. Relieved to get the sub40 and it felt pretty comfortable all things considering (maybe there's a 38:xx in there one day? - oh no moving target!). Came in 24th. Winner did a 32 something. Perfect conditions on a lightening fast course with a few mutts to navigate!

Thought I'd share my piece of news  - next up Reigate Half - anyone else playing?

Sub 3

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 09:43

Ooooh Abo Smackdown, winner buys the pints, I'll be the ref, winner also buys ref a pint

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Posted: 05/09/2014 at 16:50

run your own pace T-Moth!  Tortoise and the Hare it.  Let him try to break you with his surges, he can go off and do his own thing and then you stroll past him at 85k (85k FFS!)

btw great commute run AL_P

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Posted: 04/09/2014 at 14:55

Bainsjp - yes Boston always been "the Dream" since I was Big Man Jimbob and a source of motivation to help me change myself for the better along with "staying alive longer". Of course my GFA performances last year game me automatic London entry and I just couldn't say no.

PP - re the Pride Vouchers .... hook us up mate! I might have to quaff a couple of Super Ts on the street before I come into the pub just to give me a head start. My bank balance will have suffered

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Posted: 04/09/2014 at 12:38
Ha ha Selbs, snowboarding?! Knacker your Achilles, recover and come to London and run a scorcher! I'm sure you will do great and hope you make it.

And Tmoth, well done on doing London El Cheapo. My Boston costs will probably come in at around 1200, just for me! (Gulp). Mind you, from the saving you make you'll need extra gold to pay a fiver a pint in the Red Lion. Actually I will be there as well as being extra sensible running London 6 days after Boston. So looking forward to clinking glasses with you all. Hopefully I will be sporting both medals, I don't put them on eBay!

10 miles with a bit more zip this morning. Lovely conditions in London. Kept it steady around early 7mm after first couple of miles

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 16:26
Embo, a little bit of flat out, a chunk of slow, a wedge of tempo, a side of steady and slither of easy with a sprinkling of freshly chopped steep hills scattered throughout all of the workouts.

Scotty, in the ballot for VLM?

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Posted: 03/09/2014 at 09:33

Agree with RR and Emmy. EA membership won't cut it in Paris. No signed stamped med cert, no racey.  

seems like next week is signing up week. Paris for lots on here and for me Boston (baby). 

legs are feeling spent today. Having day off work to spend with my lovely daughters. No training, just did 47.5 miles over the last 4 days. Will do some ORODing later and some stretching/Pilates type exercise.

Sub 3

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 10:03

Morning All

Dan - sorry to hear about the nightmare with the race. Hope you rise from the ashes and have a great race at your next outing.

DrD - would love to chat and banter a bit at Abo. I expect you'll be competing for gold and trinkets up there, I might hang with you in the fast pen and then watch you disappear up the road like Road Runner when they fire the gun.

I'm not in as good form as I was this time last year. Not enough in the legs. Would love a finish time with 3:0x:xx. We'll have to see. I am feeling a little less lardy than I was 4-6 weeks ago so will hopefully do alright. Just on a 4 day cycle of 46 miles running including an 18 mile, a couple of 10s and a 20:30 Hampstead parkrun on the even tougher Route B. Today's 10 - my legs felt like lead, but i know that's just the fatigue of the 4 days. Maybe trot out a few more miles later and then take tomorrow off.

Glad to see none of you are letting the side down and keeping up that crazy high mileage - I'm proud of my 192 in August, I've only been building since early July, but am up to 50 per week and will up that a little more by the end of the month before I start tapering .....

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