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Oompa Jantastic is very motivating if you're in a team. Mainly because we will remind you that it's definitely not a competition if you start to falter and because it's all about the taking part, it's nice to hear our name read out as leaders every week, just to check we've been taking part correctly of course. Although the good thing about the scoring is that for large teams like ours a couple of people dropping off the bottom doesn't effect it.
Welcome Sarah. Have you got any halves booked in before VLM?
Eight miles tonight. I still need to add another running a day a week, but the past week has been the first time that I haven't thought Brighton is a daft idea.
Carrot I'm very jealous of all your gigs.
AA that's horrible. Do you know any details about time of day etc?
Another nice one Weelbe.
10 miles for me including the killer session that started with 2 miles 7:06 and gradually cut down to 0.25m @ 6:15. I was out with the club and we all warmed up together but then only two others did the killer bit with me. Both men, one slightly faster the other slightly slower, which was ideal. They both enjoyed (well you know, hated it really but enjoyed the feeling when it was finished) and it was great to do a session like this with others.
They both was more on a Tuesday night so that's good news for me.
The team is Team Minni.
Bugger that's not working.
We always change our names at Christmas. Its just what we do here.
For some reason mine won't change to my usual name.
So that was my birthday - another non event. Started with an e-mail at 7.30am [yes I was at my desk] asking me to cover three hours of tutorials for a woman whose son was unwell. This is the third time I have had to cover her for 'sick child syndrome' - she had better not want time off for some hideous nativity play, where said chile is the back end of a camel / wiseman etc
The day just went downhill from there, although we did get a reasonable run in after freezing to death on the bikes on both legs of the commute. Had to make my own birthday dinner [decided against the option of BA heating up a tin of beans in the microwave] and share my present - chocolate buttons. Despite ploughing my way through the lot I failed to find the hidden diamond
Sarah - 3:30 very doable with your 10k and HM times. 4 years running for me, VLM which will be my ninth mara and Berlin for me next year, managed to get a ballot place for London as still trying to get that illusive sub 3:15. Good luck with the Asics place.
Weeble - Building up very nicely, how many times a week are you running?
Minni - Nice pacy session.
O4S - happy birthday.
2old - Welcome back, how bad is the calf, are you running through the pain?
Alright all. Been down the pub after my intervals for some team minni stylee recovery. Pretty pleased with the outcome of the session. 5 x 1000m with 2min intervals: 3:51, 3:52, 3:53, 3:54, 3:53. Surely sub 20 is on for Saturday week. Bring it on.
Happy birthday O4S, hi Sarah.
Over & out
04S - happy belated birthday. Maybe you swallowed the diamond by mistake.
Sarah - as others have said - 3:30 sounds do-able. Best road marathon is probably Abingdon or maybe New Forest but probably Abingdon. Most of my marathons are off road. Favourite is probably Belvoir Challenge or maybe Poppyline Marathon to support my local one. I've got Brighton and Wales Trail Marathons coming up next.
Welcome to Sarah, yes a 3-30 is very doable for you, copy whatever Minni does and you will be fine! Anything is possible with hard work.
2Old: Yep I'm in a bit of a dilemma as to what my MP actually is at the moment cos it keeps getting quicker, after years of being in roughly the same pace band I seem to have suddenly found a extra gear which wasn't there before. Will keep racing and see what the results tell me.
Off for a 2K splash in a minute and then 90 mins on the bike tonight. I'm with Freemers way too early for xmas names.
I won't be joining Team Minni in Jantastic this year as with a marathon on the 25th Jan and then the training required for JOGLE I can't see me spending too much time running February onwards.
Spoons: This was a present from BA, no diamond hidden, digested or otherwise
Freemers: normally I would agree with you about Christmas Forum names, but I am already in full Scrooge mode as cards start to arrive, Christmas parties happen [without me] etc. I think it is probably that the University term ends mid December so Christmas gets pushed earlier than elsewhere.
Have just remembered we are entered in a half marathon this Sunday - what was I thinking?????
Still cold cycling in to work but OK for running after the first mile or so - sleet forecast for here
Ant - Nice quick repeats, sub 20 wil be yours.
Target logged for Jantastic and I have appeared on Team Minni.
6 miles early this morning, daughter early morning swimming and she thinks I'm mad, and very cold, bit of rain but no snow. Felt OK came out at 7:45 avg.