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Posted: 25/01/2015 at 17:33

CD - nice long run and parkrun

CC2 - 6 @ marathon pace sounds good and I would like to see the hecklers try and 'jog' at that pace!

TT -  My skinny legs hate the cold as well.

Selbs - well done on getting the long run done

TR - nice long run and turbo

Joolska - Congrats on gold

Toro -hope the cold/cough has cleared

Wardi - well done on the 20 miler

Nice long runs from CL and Padams

ES - 10 miles at MP in 18 is very tough, especially this far out.

Sorry for anyone I have I missed

20 miles nice and easy at 7:58 pace today to bring up 53 for week. I am hoping another week of taking it fairly easy will allow my adductor to get strong enough to cope with a bit of speed work... it's grim getting old.

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Posted: 18/01/2015 at 17:01

Cracking run Dan. How do the legs feel today?

Well done to the Stubbers - Dr Dave you are in great shape, so expect you have got rid of your post Abingdon beer gut?! Good to see Al-p back and racing. I hope Toro got what he wanted and TR you  got a good workout

ThR well done on a big improvement. Wardi - well done for battling on, you deserve the curry.

Reassuring to see experiments continue CW and  you aren't resorting to publication bias with your results.

Decent long runs of varying lengths from Selbs, Padams, CC82, Tmoth, Jimbob, CD, Joolska

Sounds like TT is getting back into shape and higher miles.

Apologies for anyone I have missed!

Dragged my ageing body out for 16 miles (7:55 pace) to bring up 47 for the week. Still focusing on slow base miles but did sneak in a parkrun at a bit of effort for  19:22.

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Posted: 12/01/2015 at 08:09

SJ - indeed a great results for Saints. I think I may have one too many beers celebrating last night!!

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Posted: 11/01/2015 at 18:54

Happy Birthday CW - Can't be many people who treat themselves to a full marathon as a training run on their birthday!! Have a great day

Sounds like lots of folks have been out doing long runs. I can add my slow effort to the list. 18 miles at 8:01 pace. Still struggling with a few niggles (left adductor and right ankle) but think they are getting better - or at least not getting worse

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Posted: 04/01/2015 at 18:43

DanA - Richmond Park was heaving with runners this morning. The temp was 1c, it was a bit icy and very foggy, I was wearing 3 layers, gloves and hat - but I did see one girl running in a vest FFS. I can't imagine she enjoyed it and doubt she will be out again. 

I agree January is not the best month to start a new outside pursuit and the weather makes it hard enough for us seasoned runners. There needs to be some type of national campaign to get people out cycling, running, walking etc from say April when the weather is turning better and they can get in shape for summer.

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Posted: 04/01/2015 at 17:22

CD/ Jim Bob/ DanA - great proper long runs fro you chaps

 CC2 - well done on the race, weird rules though.

ES - I think lots of us that follow P&D do end up adding few miles to the long runs as well as tinkering with the taper.

17 miles for me today at 7:55 pace. Foggy, muddy and cold so glad to get the run done. Amazing number of runners and cyclists out - it will be interesting to see how long the new year resolutions last!


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Posted: 31/12/2014 at 18:33

DrD - blimey that is a lot to deal with. I am in the camp on the advice not to set any firm targets and fit the training in around life. Then the running should still remain a positive stress reliever than become a chore.

DanA - hopefully I will be there tomorrow to mark your 100th but I will be a good few minutes behind. Your times are impressive given the profile of the course. Just need to try to stay of the whiskey at then end on the evening else I may not make it!

Yearly totals for me:

Running: 2056

Cycling: 2165

2 marathons with no PBs but I did manage to run my 3 fastest half marathons  - not bad after 20 years of racing!

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Posted: 30/12/2014 at 19:37

DrD - sounds like you are still in great shape and racing well.

DanA - nice long run. I have done a few 6 hour ride but just can't imagine running for that long. Will you be doing your 100th parkrun at Richmond? If so I may see you.

ThR - nice training there. looking good for a quick 10 in Feb

TR - sounds like you are getting some festive miles in

I managed a gentle 10 miles tonight so think I am finally over my flu but still annoyingly got a few niggles which I will need to sort out soon.

CC2 - I'm single, but fear not!! Age, geography and musical tastes probably suggest we are incompatible (though I did see The Mission and met the The Fields of the Nephilim a long long time ago).



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Posted: 27/12/2014 at 17:30

Impressed with the training, park running and racing from lots of you. Decent park runs DanA, Speedy and Jools. Nice long runs from Tmoth, CW and CD. And lots of solid training from lots of others.

I managed to come down with flu the week before Christmas. So no running for 8 days and hardly any drinking ;( but thankfully I was feeling ok by Christmas Eve. Only managed a gentle 3 miles yesterday and 6 today.  Hope I can go bit longer tomorrow. 

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Posted: 15/12/2014 at 19:41


padams - really sorry to hear about the dog.  It just be really hard but sounds like you made the correct decision.

Bainspj - great training especially fitting around the new born.  One of my many niggles is to do with a stiff ankle. My pain is towards the back of the ankle and it sort of feels like it is stiff. It normally loosens up a bit after a mile but begins to tighten sometime after a few miles.

JCT1 - welcome. You sound like you are going to a speedy one over the marathon.

CW and Selbs - I hope the niggles calm down for you both.

SJ -only 4th mince pie of the season? I can easily manage 4 in a day.

Jools and Thirsk Runner- nice plodding, especially after your weekend excitement.

TR - I like your approach of keeping it easy at the moment. VLM feels a long way off.

It was all gentle running for me last week. I managed a slow 15 on Sunday to bring up 36 for the week. I fear this week the only way I will manage 36 will be if we count units of beer, as I seems to have 4 nights out this week. Gulp.

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