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Posted: 23/08/2016 at 20:48

Great miles in the bank AlanB, & all the best for Clyde.

I seem to have done a lot of warm runs lately too Charlie.  It was sweaty enough during my 7am 4m run, positively stifling for 7m tonight even though I managed to find a bit of shade here & there. 

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Posted: 21/08/2016 at 17:39

LMH.. good to hear you're still up for the VOY half, I think you will enjoy the course.

Charlie.. well done to your daughter, are you planning to stay at her digs or a luxury York Hotel?

Dachs.. some storming times there, good man. It always seems soggy underfoot when I'm climbing in the Lakes too!

LS21.. best of luck with getting to the bottom of your creaking problems.  You still seem able to put in a decent training week which is encouraging. 

Jools..  a solid week there and a decent long run today.  I always feel a bit more excited when I've got an overseas marathon coming up, seems like a bit of a holiday in some respects.

Just over 18m for me today too, windy & warm up here so pleased to get it done.

Despite feeling somewhat weary after that I was duty bound to dig a deep enough hole in the garden this afternoon to accommodate our old cat who finally expired last night after 19 years approx.  After that I have now decided that a couple of beers beckon later. 

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Posted: 07/08/2016 at 21:08

Ha! Close-ish  but you got the cigar.  Many congrats LMH,  perhaps a celebratory tea & cake, or a beer or two?


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Posted: 07/08/2016 at 14:23

Bravo LMH, 7.15-7.20 pace for that sort of distance isn't too shabby - good enough for the podium?

RB.. honeymoon sounds fun, & good effort in the Clyde Stride despite the Al Fresco incidents

ES.. I suppose cramming in LR's & MLR's in a short space of time can result in the odd one feeling below par.  Nicely done on getting them done anyway.

Hot, windy & dusty today so sought out the localish York - Selby bike trail which was sideways on to the wind and offered a bit of shade & shelter in parts.  16.2 miles all told giving me 60 miles this week for the first time in a while.

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Posted: 02/08/2016 at 20:22

Good luck with the Berlin build up fellas.  I first ran it in 2000 when the finish was on Kurfurstendamm.  To be greeted by row upon row of massage beds in the finish area was a novelty for me, even more so seeing beer tables with umbrellas a little further in the distance. Happy days!

Hope the old body holds together LS21.

TT.. yeah, 8 weeks is loads of time.

Best of luck to LMH for the ultra this weekend - hope the taper isn't sending you mad!

Alan B.. that's still a cracking time for an inexperienced track runner, more to come next time.

PP.. my junior days were at Tynemouth (Cullercoats inland).  Any candy floss about?

4.2m + 8m double today, enjoying this slightly cooler weather.

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Posted: 31/07/2016 at 18:39

Just shows we're not robots Jools, the body doesn't lie and I think sleep is underrated.  Good long run effort today.

Speaking of which I had a shocking night's sleep on Friday (1-2 hrs max), not usually a problem for me.  Felt weary travelling to the Park Run & predictably ended about a minute down on target.  Managed a similarly tired 15.3m today but pleased to get it done. I've got a mini holiday coming up in 10 days and I feel like I need it! 

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Posted: 28/07/2016 at 09:17

Fantastic Padams!  You obviously perform well in races starting at supper time.  Fingers crossed you get the club record.

TT.. that handicap race works by taking the fastest 10k time of all the participants from the previous 2 years.  In theory it gets busier towards the finish as runners catch each other up - the last k is very competitive!  A very hot & humid evening - the post race pint of Peroni hardly touched the sides

Jools.. a thoroughly decent 5k under the cirumstances.  

X-post Simon, good time & a top effort anyway.


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Posted: 25/07/2016 at 20:08

Sue C.. from little acorns grow etc.  After a long lay off the pace will inevitably have suffered but just be patient and it will start to come back.  Just enjoy the birds chirping for now

Nice long runs Charlie & ES.

Dan A.. bravo on getting round that course in one piece!  I saw some clips of it online and it looks tough.  Valencia is on my 'to do' list as well - you seem to run better in Spain so good reason to be optimistic.  I'm doing the York Marathon in October as it's a relatively cheap day out for me.  Haven't decided on spring yet.  I'm happy to do Barca again, but I get the impression that Mrs Wardi would rather go somewhere else as we've been 2 years on the trot.  Considering Seville in Feb or Hamburg in April as alternatives, heard good reports on both.

AlanB.. next major race is the Vale of York half in Sept on the way to the full Mara as above.  Great miles BTW and good luck in the 5000m. 

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Posted: 24/07/2016 at 20:48

Well dones to ES & Padams, good racing in warm conditions.

Hope all the problems/interruptions disappear now Jools, is 12 weeks your usual marathon build up?

Park Run + 5m yesterday.  Wish I had LMH's self discipline to get up early, today's 10am start turned out to be a warm & humid 13.2 miles.  Pleased to get it done! 

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Posted: 21/07/2016 at 08:48

Good efforts in the heat everyone.  My contribution on Tuesday started with a 20m bike ride to a local 10k handicap race at the end of our summer season.  About 200 runners set off in order of speed slow to fast so you try and catch as many as possible.  Bliddy hard work in a sweltering 28 degrees but just about held my own in overtaking/being overtaken.  Took me about 45 mins to stop sweating after the race!

This summer series consists of 6 x 10k races plus the handicap at the end with a pie & peas supper thrown in after the last event - all for a tenner.

TT.. my bike frame is titanium and it does seem a bit kinder to my old bones when going over bumps.

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