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Posted: Yesterday at 19:24

Jase - brilliant

good to see Selbs getting bcak to it a bit more

If Tom were to follow something like P and D then it would be foolish in his first campaign to add on extra miles to long runs, and madness to run the full distance. You dont need to run the full distance in training, you have to prepare yourself to do it on race day. I foolishly did a 26.5M training run a few years back and still copped the worse cramps I've ever had at 24M on race day, this year I did the least long runs ever, never went over 20M and my legs were the best thay have ever been, the difference being double doubles, and running long runs on already tired legs (which is how P and D works).

Starting to get a bit fitter, this week included 12,5+5,7+5,5+8, plus a bit of swim and bike.

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Posted: 08/10/2015 at 19:56
Tom -you have to focus on rununig slwly as well as fast.

Wardi -I think they see athletic potential in him rather than a diesel engine.

TT - nice, let him have a go at lots of sports beofre they have to diversify. My lad has hadto give up footy for cricket this winter. He sometimes plays cricket with and aginst another local 14yr old lad that couldnt always play as he had footy with Pompeys academy. Pompey have just sold him to reading for ??135k, so maybe they were looking after their investment. Big money for a 14yr old.

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Posted: 07/10/2015 at 21:38
I still havnt recoverd from my last visit here, but I wanted to say well done to pp and ms pp (cracking run), muss, lev (that 3 runs/50m week plus massive xt works well - maybe its the magic formula) and ryan (great performance).

Tom - dont go too mad too soon, run slower than you think you need to for a lot of your running, and dont start doing 20milers until about February, or you'll be a burned out mess. Other than that go P and D (ignore the bllx about it not having enough long runs) after Christmas, stay healthy and you'll be looking at under 2:40.

Youngest has been given some fantastic opportunities this winter by the county but it needs being at southampton sunday mornings, afternoons and two evenings each week. Meaning racing opportunities wont be around very often, but I will try to targte the odd one and leave the spo to juggle everything else.

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Posted: 25/09/2015 at 21:48
Experimenting with vertical oscillation, ive heard it all now ! Cant you go back to weighing rucksacks, I can cope with that much better.

Best of British to the Berlin folks, I hope you smash it.

I regret having a browse now.

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Posted: 24/09/2015 at 20:02

TT - sounds like a good plan, swimming is a frustrating beast though !

Selbs - nice to see you, the MTBing sounds great, It will have done you good too.

Al_P - nice to see you too, Congrats on the new arrival, I hope all are doing well. I should bump into you somewhere along the way this Autumn, but not sure of which Sundays I have free to race on yet.

Bainsy - you have had a worse run than TT, hope you get back to it. I can see the social appeal and togetherness of running clubs (I spend enough time with various cricket teams), its just not my bag and I try to hide as much of my sports as possible. No targets here other than to keep juggling it all, VLM will be on the radar but only as a 2:54 day out again, assuming I can get enough miles in during the build up.

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Posted: 23/09/2015 at 17:49
CD -nice to see you. Sounds like you know how to manage things well.

TT - sorry to hear that. You do get more than your fair share of illness and Iinjury. Maybe 6 months of low mileage and XT would be a good phase to try.

CW-another 1/2 mile and you'd have had yourself a double double ! No such thing as junk miles. Marigold doesnt do 140m of mp a week !

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Posted: 21/09/2015 at 20:11

LS - I see, I've heard of 12 stage and 6 stage. You're right, Saturdays arn't race days for me. I see relays as team events though (unlike team prizes in normal races).

CW - you didnt carry a baton for 18M ? they could have used wrist bands or just touching hands !

ES - tapered and on a flat course you cant be far off 80min shape, so 2:50ish. But just control your run like you did at VLM and let the watch take care of itself.

all that running away from PP (in his red hot pants) is doing Ms PP's running the power of good. 

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Posted: 20/09/2015 at 12:54
Jools - cant be many sports that have champs twice a week

CC2- as per my comment to jools, bizarre to have relays twice a year. I politely decline club joining invites.

Ryan - good days work there. Yes solent, I like that course. Not gosport fast but a decent route. Ive done sub80 there before, hopefully I wont be too many minytes slower. Cant enter lordshill or gosport yet as I dont have winter cricket squad dates yet.

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Posted: 19/09/2015 at 17:08
I thought relays were april time before vlm?

Better week for me, few swims, bikes and runs with 12m today, defo feell a bit unfit at the mo though. Got a 1/2 mara next sunday as a fitness test, first donning of a number since vlm so its bound to be a bit of a struggle.

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Posted: 17/09/2015 at 20:33

Wardi - thats a shame, i'm always impressed by the volume of miles you run too esp as a "mature" runner, so to get injured now is bad luck.

WTG - still some bike and swim although not as much recently. No IM as I have a self imposed 3 hr limit for long runs during VLM build up (although 2h45min is enough for my longest runs) and for long rides during 1/2 IM build up. I fancy having a go at IMWales one day though, but I'd never get enough miles in through the summer.

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