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Posted: 24/03/2015 at 20:08

Sorry to hear TT and Lev are still warming the bench, sound more +ve for KD and Bains.

Bains - I think you can push a higher HR in races as you get fitter due to increase your lactate threshold. So the observation holds true for races where you are below LT for most of the race (eg HM and mara) - someone will correct me if am wrong, I hope!

Joe Hawk - a PB is a PB. I feel they always need to be celebrated.. especially as I get older and they come along less frequently.

Selbs - I hope there is still time to get into some sort of shape for London. I suspect my builders will be smashing up my kitchen the week before London which combined with starting a new job won't be ideal prep. Well done on the run - I have walked over the Seven Sisters a few times and can't imagine trying to run.

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Posted: 22/03/2015 at 19:30

Well done to the racers. Congrats of the PB PP (and MsPP). Good runs from Dachs, SJ, Jools and ES.

As usual the amazing training from CW! And TR's cake baking would win him the Great British Bake Off.

CD- the rugby must have been amazing yesterday. Great game(s) - shame England could get a final try.

I ran the Fleet half today. After various injuries and illness I took it fairly easy for first 10 miles and ran with a mate, picked up pace at 10 mile marker. Finished in 1:25:38, so about 5 mins slower than last year, but happy with the result considering everything else. Tacked on a few miles either side to being up 19 for the day and 58 for the week. Feels like I am slowly getting back into shape but alas running out of time for VLM.

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Posted: 15/03/2015 at 13:28

Dan - excellent news mate, well done. I hope you are enjoying the beers,

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Posted: 13/03/2015 at 13:32

Quick post to wish Wardi, Jap and Dan all the best in Barcelona. Dan it sounds like a perfect build-up. I have everything crossed for you that it goes to plan and you get the time you want.

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Posted: 11/03/2015 at 19:47


Welcome Alan and congrats on the PB

TJB - nice send off, I am sure than hangover is worth it.

Wardi - Frankfurt is on the list but possibly not for this year. Enjoy Barcelona and I hope you had a good run.

PP - I had thought about Chester as I know it is flat course and I have friends who live there - so post race beers would be sorted.

Padams- Bournemouth sounds tempting. I grew up near Southampton so spent lots of weekends on the beach down in Bournemouth in summer holidays.

TR - have you entered Abo again?! One year you have got to run it!

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Posted: 11/03/2015 at 12:39

Big read back and too much to comment on individual posts. Congratulations to those who raced/trained well and get well soon to those ill or injured.

My body decided it didn't like getting a year older and lay me low with flu for a week. Not great timing as I was stuck at home just as building work began. The house was freezing and shaking from the diggers whilst I lay in my bed sweating then shivering.

All fine now with the illness (house will be building site for months). I managed a couple of jogs but have accepted VLM will done for fun rather than time this year. So turning my mind to Autumn marathons. I normally do Abingdon but considering a change this year. Who has run Bournemouth and what is it like?

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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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