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Posted: 28/02/2015 at 12:40

It seems running has turned into a dangerous sport of late with various falls. I hope all those ill or injured are back on the roads soon.

Nice character building 20 there TR.

Steve6 - not the result you wanted but still a great session on tired legs.

I had the pleasure to bump into Dan this morning. He is look lean and ready for Barcelona in 2 weeks.

As it is my birthday today I decided to take it easy at parkrun and do a medium long run today so I can enjoy beer and wine later. I am 47 today so I think I have caught up with TR , though I doubt I would ever catch up with him in a race!). I know Wardi is (ahem) of mature years - do we have any other more 'experienced' runners?

220 miles for month @ 7:49 avg plod

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Posted: 19/02/2015 at 18:51

TR - I think I would fail after my 3rd egg.

My running is similar to yours at the moment, lots of easy running close to 8mm. Still not been able to do any speedier stuff so no target is set for VLM. I will see what shape I am in come mid March but suspect my target will be just to get round and enjoy it this year. 

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Posted: 19/02/2015 at 18:18

Marathon running is so easy compared to this...


Anyone willing to give it a go at the Red Lion?

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Posted: 17/02/2015 at 19:28

KD - nice part of the alps, I spent a week cycling around Le Grand Bornand a few years ago. It was the year the TdF arrived on Bastille day and had the depart the next day. Great fun and some amazing rides.  Sorry to hear your injuries aren't getting better - sounds liek you know a couple of days rest will help.

Selbs - you really are having a tough time of late, I hope you are back to fine health again soon. Did you manage manage to pick up your teeth, in the hope they could stick em back in? Or wasn't that your mind at the time? 

Lev_ shame you are not able to run as much as you like in Kenya but the runs you have done must be magic. Nice idea to extend your trip as well!

Well after my acute injury on Sunday and tentative run yesterday. I managed to knock out 18 miles this morning. I am pretty sure Saturday's jump on the kerb made my quad spasm and the (slight) rest and foam rolling sorted it out. Just got to make sure I don't fall over on way back from boozer tonight.


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Posted: 16/02/2015 at 16:53

CW - nice loopy long run... enjoy the Zumba?!

Toro - nice 18 with speedy 8 in there.

Padams - seems like you are getting in great shape for VLM

Nice Bramley runs from Dan and Joolska. Cracking run from Ryan - 20 @ MP must be pretty daunting as a 'training run'. SL - great time and must be pleasing for it come in at below marathon HR. AL_P - well executed run, most be hard to have all the pace changes.

Speedy - well planned 30k and big weekly mileage

KD - well done on the hillreps, where in the Alps are you? I try to cycle up some cols most years.

PP - nice long run and breakfast

RS - well don on parkrun PB

Bains - pleased you are getting back to some running.


After binning my long run yesterday after a few miles, I spent some, less than enjoyable, time on the foam roller. It seems to have done the trick and I managed a gentle 6 miles today. I can still feel the quad/VMO is tight so will treat it to another bashing on the roller later.

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Posted: 15/02/2015 at 09:42

Selbs - good you have got it temporarily sorted. I am sure it is money well spent but not what was planned.


I am probably first back from long run today as it only lasted 3 miles before deciding to abort it. Yesterday when crossing a road, I had to jump on the kerb and felt a sharp pain in my quad. Had hoped/assumed it would be ok today but  after a couple of miles on a downhilll it was obvious that the next 20 miles wasn't going to happen.

Hope others coped better with long runs and races

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Posted: 14/02/2015 at 18:57

jeez Selbs - that looks painful and scary. Though it sounds like the dentist bill will be equally horrific.


Good look to the racers tomorrow.

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Posted: 08/02/2015 at 15:33

Good to see Bains back running a bit.

Thirsk - sounds like a cracking run.

Cracking result CD. Well done on 2nd V45 - nice prize?

I'll add my name to those running 20 miles today, mine were at a comfortable pace of 7:45 to bring up just over 50 miles for the week.


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Posted: 04/02/2015 at 20:17

I also had an ECG once at GP Practice and then was sent to hospital for checks. Once they knew I ran marathon runners they seemed happy. I think lots of endurance sports folks have bigger hearts and left ventricular hypertrophy is pretty common.

My resting heart rate does get below 40 when I am fit but I think generally having a low heart rate is genetic rather a predictor of performance.

brrr ... cold out, I do with putting on a few kg... time for a beer. 

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Posted: 02/02/2015 at 18:17

Great news DrD. I hope you are all doing well and you manage a bit more sleep tonight!

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