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Posted: 24/04/2015 at 11:54

Dan - if I'd known Dick Beardsley was going to be there I'd have made the trip down!

marders - as I understand it, you can go on the Champs start wearing whatever you want, but no club vest = no scoring for the team champs. Good luck

selbs - I only eat normally until the Saturday and then look to get about 10-11g of carbs per kg of body weight on board (mostly using PSP) as that seems to suit me better. Maybe worth considering next time?

JCT - sounds mega impressive. Well done!

Bananaman is definitely a superhero Padams

Impressive looking list of targets. Kick it hard, etc.

Threw in an impromptu 3m tempo this morning on the way to work in the middle of a 4.5m. Came out at 18:05 with a 5:50 last mile. Didn't feel as bad as expected (especially with only 1m of a warm-up), but probably about right as I reckon I'd be doing well to run a sub-80 half right now. Cleared a few cobwebs anyway

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Posted: 23/04/2015 at 10:51
PhilPub wrote (see)

Hmmm... I'd be a bit worried one of the marshals might try and pull me off.

Steady on PP

Just popping in to wish you all the best of luck for Sunday. I'll be watching it on delay as Jr #1 has an athletics meet so won't see the scores on the doors until afterwards.

Continued progress for me. Physio on Tuesday said everything is looking really good bar an incredibly tight psoas muscle, which she reckons could be part of the reason for my gimpy style if I've got a weakness there that means it keeps tightening forcing over-rotation/dodgy arm action/etc. She performed a release on it which made a massive difference as suddenly my right leg actually moves freely.

Got my first double in 6 weeks that didn't involve gyms yesterday (6+4). I'm so unfit it's incredible but I'm sure it'll come around quickly.

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Posted: 21/04/2015 at 14:32

Congrats TJB. A very well executed race!

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Posted: 20/04/2015 at 10:27

Top stuff sj. Sounds like it would have been a pb were it not for the cramp too. Nicely done.

Congrats also to Njord, AlanB and running eye.

Not too shabby from marders either!

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Posted: 17/04/2015 at 11:44

Best of luck sj. What's the tergat?

PP - what time is your mate looking for if he can run a 15:20 5k?

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Posted: 17/04/2015 at 10:29

Finally found a bit of time to have a scan back.

TJB - best of luck at Boston!

PP - looking good; nice reps.

TR - nice one with the mentee, and fwiw, I agree with your assertion of what's needed at that level (strength, consistency, etc). CRaB's post did make me laugh though

KD - 10m @ MP 8 days out (I assume you're doing London?)? Sorry, but that's asking for trouble. If I were tapering I'd be doing 6m @ MP today and then 2-3m @ MP next Thursday. You really don't need any more than that.

Jools - you're a great example of how to calmly and perfectly execute a training cycle and have been for quite a while now, particularly from when you got your first sub-3. It's like it gave you a new lease of confidence in your running.

selbs - yeah, I know an hour a day average is not bad, but I guess it's because it's less than I would usually do, and because of all the decorating, etc, it has been squashed into 4 or 5 days. Once I've got all the diy finished, the house on the market, and I'm back in full running I'll end up doing way more but with it all feeling less rushed, etc. I'm sure the niggles will come to nothing.

Good to see loads generally ready to go, so best wishes to those racing this weekend (anybody at Manchester?), and fingers crossed those niggles come to nothing.

I've now run for 3 consecutive days. This morning was an increase to a mighty 3m run/30mins gym/1.25m run. All still seems good bar my legs wondering wtf is going on!!! It's a little hard to believe that that makes 11m since Wednesday and I've got DOMS, but I guess that's what a month off does to you!!!

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Posted: 15/04/2015 at 11:00

Morning. Not been keeping up on here so hope all are keeping well and enjoying the taper. I've been struggling to get much xt done as I'm hammering away on the diy so I can get the house done and on the market (did manage just over 7hrs last week though still), however, all that stretching/painting and the bit of xt hasn't done any harm as I got the all clear to have a test run after yesterday's physio session, so 1.5m this morning, to the gym. So far no reactions, so fingers crossed it stays like that.

I've got a plan to rebuild (will still be making use of the gym for another month as part of it) and will continue to have physio treatment either way, but hopefully I'm ok now

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Posted: 09/04/2015 at 14:48

selbs - what was it I said the other day about your habit of pulling it out of the bag at short notice? Pleased for you.

Very nice LS and happy birthday!

Sensible Dan. That's something I've massively improved on over the years and it does pay benefits.

Cheers bains. My "winning formula" is to stop eating and drinking as much crap as normal

CW - it helps the back actually, and I'm under both physio and GP directions to do as much as I want (and yes, they know what that involves ). It'll be interesting to see how your test goes, but, irrespective, I do feel you're on for a pb.

Nice session JCT1.

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Posted: 08/04/2015 at 23:00

Lev_ and Al_P - cracking sessions both!

And Jools, I forgot to comment on your reps earlier too - very nice!

Lev_ - glad to hear the peroneal is clearing up I didn't do anything Monday (no time between Jr #1's first athletics meet and the bungee jump with the gym closing early), but 1hr yesterday and a 90min/45min double today should hopefully set up the rest of the week nicely. Starting to feel marginally fitter - I'm getting a few more rpm on 'my' machine for no noticeable extra effort, but still got masses of weight to shift and a long way to go.

PP - a well deserved promotion

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Posted: 08/04/2015 at 14:01

lol TR. I must have grown a few inches alright

KD - I'm with TR. As I remember you run quite quickly relative to your MP. Slow down and you may find it all less painful.

Padams - nice!

Great stats Al_P. Looking good.

Nice reps Toro.

CW - I still wouldn't write a pb off. The extra miles could well be the difference (on both the HM count and pb chances).

Oh, the other thing the physio said yesterday is that there may actually be two discs that are/were prolapsed/bulging as the pain on the left is the one above the pain on the right. Either way it doesn't make a difference in terms of recovery/protocols, etc.

I'm done with lifting stuff now though; definitely hiring somebody to move me next time

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