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Posted: 01/01/2017 at 13:29

Pisc - you're a keen man, I have no desire to train at 6am anymore unless its a school day, and the choice is then taken out of my hands.

PP - as long as the puppy likes Cricket and the odd short run she will get plenty of fresh air.

LMH - I'm pretty sure I can get older in 2017 (M50 soon), not sure about faster, but I'm sure you'll be able to

Happy New Year to you all, my close family didnt have a great 2016 health wise, so I'm pleased to start a new year, although some of the illness is still being managed.

I was well set for over 3000M in 2017 by the end of July and probably didnt manage another 100M in the rest of the year. My VLM and Abo numbers went un-used. Todays 5M was 5M more than I managed in Sept, Oct and Nov put together. But 5M today is 5 runs in a week, 5M is still about the limit but I get over it quickly now, and arnt left sore for days on end. I can start to think about building a weekly training routine now.

onwards and upwards

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Posted: 31/12/2016 at 10:52

LMH/PP - a labradoodle here too, but only a small one so it hopefully wont want to run huskyesque distances.

ES - I still hope she refused to pull your Christmas cracker, she shouldnt have to be understanding on Christmas day. Got to be a yellow card offence surely ?

Well done Al_P - one for the family to remember.

amazingly I managed a few more runs this week (and a lot of strength work), all only 5M, but 4 runs in a week has to count as regular running.

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Posted: 26/12/2016 at 10:49
jooligan - I do recommend running every day in taper week , but I woukdnylt do anything faster than a few strides, and not even them in the last day or so. Parkrun doesnt feature in my world.

ES - I hope that your wife refused to pull your christmas cracker after taking 2hours of me time on Christmas day. Mr P and Mr D would understand if you had missed that long run.

after my most comfortable run so far last saturday, I upped the strength worm and did a couple more runs that week, rather than nust running once a week. after not runing for a few days I did 6m, and the first 3m was pretty much discomfort free, which hasnt happened in a long time, the last couple of miles were the usual level of discomfort, but the first few miles were a plus, running discomfort free was a nice feeling.

my taining partner arrives in 4 weeks, but she is only 4 weeks old at the mo so wont be able to run with me for a long time yet.

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Posted: 19/12/2016 at 11:26
padams - your laid back approach awlays impresses me esp for someone so good

great to see strong races from ryan and dan, re the taper I find complete zero days to be a cause of heavy legs on race day, taper week would be the one week I run every day.

I had some long commutes last week and it ended up with a few rest days and no running for a week, which led to the most uncomfortable 5m Saturday since I started running again, rest days obviously arnt the answer for me either, and full recovery is a long way away.

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Posted: 11/12/2016 at 12:00

well done Stu, excellent stuff. Thats two treadmill WRs that the thread have achieved now, first solo one though, so cracking effort.

belated happy birthday wishes to CD, I'll be making that age group switch soon too.

did another 5M Friday, 15M for the month so far, what a mileage monster !

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Posted: 06/12/2016 at 20:04

LMH - short term no more, longer term probably no more. I won't be back to running decent distances in time for VLM, and I'm happy for my GFA credit to run out. I don't want to run commute or do 20 milers this Jan to March, and that only leaves the odd lunchtime 6 miler. I'm a bit heavier now from all of the strength training and there's no longevity in long distance road running for me going forward. My body would deal with it a lot better if i was 7 stone wet through like Charlie.

CW - but a campaign has a target, and when you are in the habit of running it seems perefctly normal, after a few months of no running, running feels strange and you ask yourself why you are running. The one thing I will miss is "standing on the summit" when you cross the finishing line.

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Posted: 05/12/2016 at 22:19

OO - I remember you winning a Devon or Cornwall marathon, when was that ?

LMH - 4000 in a year is an impressive total, and a lot of big mileage weeks to keep the average right up.

slowly slowly indeed, I did another 5M today and was pretty uncomfortable after about 4M, so 5M is the limit for now, I need to do it a few times a week trouble free before I can try to run any further. However, seeing as the plan is to have a limit of 13.1M with a number on going forward (even after a swim/bike warm up), then I don't have to run further than about 10M any more in training. I havnt run a race since VLM 2015 and it will probably a while yet until the next as I cant see any quick running happening for a while. But some running is a lot better than no running.
Running (for the hell of it) is a strange sensation after not running for a few months, and does seem a bit pointless after not being in the habit for a while, and the thought of running 20M just makes me wonder "why?".

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Posted: 03/12/2016 at 11:00

Lev - hopefully an approach of easy running will help injury proof you a bit, ven when you reduced the run frequency you were still doing hard sessions on the "on" days. That crazy build back up won't have done you a lot of good though.

hope SL gets in the record books

some big totals coming in there.

Sept running miles = 0
Oct running miles = 0
Nov running miles = 0
Dec running miles = 5 !!!!

I hadnt been having any groin/abdomen issues lately, had a day off work y'day and a bit of spare time so I brought the test run forward from Jan 1st. No PF issues (the way to get rid of PF is to stop for a few months - but I always knew thats what it would take) and the stomach issue isnt gone but its much improved, it was sore by the end of 5 Miles, but was ok after and is ok now, so if I keep up the strength work, and it keeps improving, I might be able to introduce 2 or 3 short runs a week and see how it goes.

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Posted: 26/11/2016 at 14:08

LMH - agreed, that will mean that by the time he/she is ready to run a few miles it will be about September time and I might even be able to run again by then. Are you going to keep running intil Feb1st ? maybe a week off to get the inflammation down at Christmas ?

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Posted: 23/11/2016 at 19:17

Padams - I'm getting a training partner like yours in the spring (we've had to wait until all the various cats and rabbits have died off first, and we had a stubborn old cat that kept hanging on in there !), it will have a nice time by the summer munching cucumber sarnies in some nice cricket venues. No idea on what model yet as its got to be big enough to be seen with (and not have a ribbon in its hair), its a shame it couldnt happen when the lads were a bit younger but better late than never, and its going to be my cricket companion anyway.

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