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RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 20:49

Redders - they've got water pouches at Brighton Mara next year and I'm very unimpressed by the idea. They sound a nightmare and I'm sceptical they will reseal when you're sweaty and a mess. Do you think practicing with capri sun pouches will work?

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 19:20

Excellent weekend racing folks, and GNR was also really good for us spectators - I was screaming myself hoarse for Mo at the end. I will not understand why people say athletics is boring. Carrot you're looking in ridiculously good shape for Amsterdam. And you now have a championship entry for London if you want to miss that rabble on the Green start!

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 09/09/2013 at 20:55

Just checking in to see some excellent running, awesome work on the PBs and podium places guys.

Run To The Beat

Posted: 09/09/2013 at 20:43

I'm really surprised anyone is starting a thread to rave about this.

OK it's mass participation and very gimmicky, so maybe you have to go into it expecting it to be a bit rubbish. But the bottle neck at the barracks was predictable and not acceptable. People weren't actually at stand still when I went through, but based on twitter lots weren't so lucky.

Mile markers are often just indicative, but they seemed particularly laid back about where they put them.

As the only race that actively encourages people to wear headphones I found it unbelievable that they also had motorbikes weaving around the runners (including on a narrow footpath) to take photos.

It's a bloody expensive race, and yet the drinks sponsor was selling drinks at the start, not giving them away.

I wasn't that bothered about the race pack arriving so late, but I understand that's because they only got their license from Greenwich council about a week before. I'm not sure why they were so disorganised.

And I've not raced for a while, but surely it's not normal for people to take selfies mid-race?

Oh well, it confirmed for me that I don't like this kind of event.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 14/08/2013 at 21:35

KFC I'm on pre-holiday overtime at work so doubt I could make it for 7 tomorrow, but I think I'll come for a taster when I'm back from my hols. Is it just a group run on Thursdays?

Still cross training madly in between some progressively longer runs. Not sure how to approach pacing for my half in Sept: I'm thinking either take it easy from the off and just enjoy wearing a number again, or do a 5k beforehand to give me something realistic but stretching to aim towards?

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 12/08/2013 at 22:25

Eek, we've moved and now I can't keep up again. Lots of great racing going on over the weekend I see.

Sorry to hear that Becs is struggling with injury again. Those damn sales will taunt us. Maybe you need something like a wedding to take your mind off it?

KFC, nice speed on the short stuff, definitely do the mile. I think you must be a member of the club I'm eyeing up if you had a 3.45 mile race last week. Either they or Mornington Chasers are probably most convenient for me at the moment. How do you find the speed sessions etc?

Very in awe of Minni's Comrades plans!

The new home the RW sub 3:30 now heading for 3:15

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 21:19

Daren good to see you getting back into after injury, I remember how speedy you were getting last time, and it looks like you're heading the same way again.

Cooks have you done Royal Parks before? I think it is a fast course, especially if you're at the front. There are narrow paths in the latter half, but people should be quite spread out by then, and some twists that you just have to go with. Although I seem to be the only person who doesn't like it as a course, royal parks, houses of parliament, blah, blah, blah.

Carrot I'm doing run to the beat in Sept, it covers a lot of the first third of the VLM course, but hillier. It was also my first half and I am preparing myself for the possibility that I'll be slower.

The new home the RW sub 3:30 now heading for 3:15

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 21:49

Softball is dangerous Cooks, we had someone covered in blood at the last match, I'm yet to see that at a race.

I love the history on the old thread, but there's almost too much of it. I think I vote new.

The new home the RW sub 3:30 now heading for 3:15

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 14:31

2Old I'm back to consistent if low mileage training, thanks for asking. Feeling pretty out of shape still, but I blame the hard partying for that. I'm due a bimple around a half in September, but it will be very much a "nice day out" rather than a race effort. I may even bring cake to have at the end.

The new home the RW sub 3:30 now heading for 3:15

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 14:15

Impressive day at the races Spoons, very impressed you were feeling strong at the end of a mara in those conditions, that must be a confidence boost.

Minni did you manage to negotiate a Vo2 test in the end? I got mine done as a freebie a couple of years ago and it was really interesting. (Although to answer FRC's question it doesn't prove anything, it's just just cool to know.)

Oompa your knee sounds nasty, is this the same problem you've had since VLM? It sounds frustrating but a course of action is - I think - better than "wait and see". A friend had quite major knee surgery last summer after a cricket injury, and the healing has been slow but solid, which I think is preferably to never quite fixing stuff.

Redwood I've started playing softball too! It's part of my guest for balance and I'm really enjoying it, but I totally hear you on the downside of playing with people who don't like sport. I have to actively resist rolling my eyes at some people.

Hello Cooks, are you getting much running done at the moment?

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