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I think I may get out tomorrow. I've been enjoying a really relaxing weekend.
Hi & good luck.
Well done on the bronze.
Well done on everyone's stats for last month.
MG I'm looking forward to the race report - like Fiona I've thought about giving Rotterdam a shot
mace nice 16m - good HR stats
Jason congrats on the Bronze at Teifi. Nice month's total given the number of days you had to miss. LoL at the taper miles
Fiona I left it blank out of respect, obviously. You share a birthday with my brother (I suspect he's a good few years older than you)...
HM enjoy the relaxing long weekend
5m recovery this morning at sub70%max. It's supposed to be warming up but it's still 0C here...
Right, 20 days to beast myself on the track (first 2 weeks) and lose 11lbs. No problem!
NP - LOL i thought it was a bit of a strange taper
Jason - erm, i'll pass on that as your 1st week of taper smashes my highest ever weekly total
Tek - nice recovery. What's your view on taper mileage ?
mace - I think the percentages Jason quotes are P&D. Personally I cut the final week so I'll be doing 57/47/18 which is 77%/64%/24%. I do run the tune-up race 2 weeks out (but only a 5k).
FIONA , NP I would LOVE to meet you both but I have to get back to the hotel shower and get back on the train home , where is everyone staying on the Saturday night ? I guess meeting up for a couple hours late Saturday afternoon might mean a bit of a logistical nightmare ? I am travelling up and back home on a cheap train on the Thurs with my brother to collect numbers, to save the rush and hassle on the Saturday , then traveling up mid day Saturday, staying at The President Hotel in Russel Square
All boys for me 2 sons 31 and 19....3 grandsons 4.5 ,,2.5,,, 16 months..bless, got the littlest snoozing in bed with me right now..I picked him up on the way home from my night shift , his mum is working today , looks so cute sleeping with his bum stuck up in the air cant sleep myself though cos he dont half wriggle and takes up half the flippin bed !!!
my taper goes 51 44 17 I have cut the 17 to a 14 miler 2 weeks out and the 13 to 11 a week out, meant to be a 10k tune up race this Saturday but I will just do the same as last week and run as fast as I can...lol and see if I can get another 10k PB in training..
Jason thats some record 1hour 11mins for a half wow I would be happy with 1:19 come the World Police and Fire Games, never trained just for a half and then tapered for it so that will be intresting.
NN, Fiona her sister myself and my OH are meeting up for an Indian on Saturday night your not that far away and its only a two minute walk from Victoria tube Station why not join us.
MG1 that starts and ends in a stadium I think and is a PB course.
Six mile recovery run done now to iron my uniform.
Indian Balti House, Grosvenor Gardens House. we eat there a couple of times every year not much to look at inside or out but the food is fantastic.
MG1 I think there is a great chance of the world record going in London this year.
Calves felt very stiff today, so didn't venture out for my long run. Think I'll go out for 15/16 tomorrow.
Upper body weights at the gym (tried some lunges again, knee still isn't too keen on it), then 50x25m swim.
Knee is definitely getting better, but still not 100%. I'll go to the docs after Lochaber if there is still any pain at all
10 mile off road along west coast on a glorious day5 miles along the coast to Marwick Head then back. Warm enough to break a sweat in a t-shirt (7C and little wind)
Was going to upload a picture of sun over Skail Bay where we set off from (but RW server not playing - dreaded 500 server error ie they screwed up the script!).
Wishing all well in run up (?down) to VLM - NN NP MG1 Fiona ...
Take things easy.
They sound impressive times for that guy.
Well done to everyone who's got out. Have done the first day of week 6 of the press up challenge - the last week and this week looks a nightmare.
Teknic - what's the link for the race list again?
OH well done on the 10 miler
Skydrive list is https://skydrive.live.com/?id=FD94FCEE2B43A00F!154&cid=fd94fcee2b43a00f#!/edit.aspx?cid=FD94FCEE2B43A00F&resid=FD94FCEE2B43A00F%21154&app=Excel
Fetch list is here http://www.fetcheveryone.com/blog-view.php?id=53497
(sorry the hyperlink button isn't working...)
NP nice recovery run
HM good luck - I have never got that far !
Stuart well done on the X-training, hope the run goes ok tomorrow.
Thanks. I think I'll need it for this week!
WOW, a busy couple of days on the thread sorry if I have missed anyone....
SM6, it is good the knee niggle is not effecting you during your run, well done with the cross training and swimming
NP, awesome stats once again and enjoy the taper
NN, I've already replaced the battery and given the contacts a clean once again awesome stats for the month
Fiona, I feel like I'm in good shape, a sub 4hr marathon is a lot closer than I first thought...
MG, I'll be downing a few ales myself in two weeks can't wait
mace excellent running, you're in great shape
Jason, congrats on winning a bronze medal
OH, been shorts and T-Shirt weather here, great run today
Simon, welcome to the thread
5 mile recovery run straight after work, felt a little tight in the chest hoping I'm not catching a bug, the house is full of it
It's the 12 week up to 55mile plan I'm following has 43, 32, 22. I did 41 last week, will do 32 this week, and will do around 18 on the final week,
Well done Stewart and blimey, shorts and t-shirt! It was Baltic out there, well 7 degrees but a serious wind chill!! I hope you avoid the lurgy. I woke up on Saturday with a really sore throat but so far it has stayed there. Must be airline germs.
Had to laugh at the thought that NP'S taper mileage would be his sons ages!
Amazing running by M60 jason and good luck with the weight loss - the weight usually just falls off you when you start!
I could meet up Saturday afternoon NN/NP but just let NP know that my sister kindly booked surprise tickets for a show on Saturday night so I can meet up any time other than Saturday night. I'll be at Royal Horseguards on Whitehall - handy for the finish!
Rest day for me and a massage booked tomorrow, hope it sorts out the niggly bits!
HM4 well done on the press ups.
OH i bet you have lots of great views, well done on the 10 miles.
SC well done on ypur run now keep germ free, sounds about right with the milage
Fiona thats not a problem just let me know when and where all I plan on doing on Saturday is sleeping in and looking around a few shops. Enjoy your massage and rest day
6 miles done with 4 miles tempo
Hi All, I think you guys are a level (or 10) above me but I'll use you as my inspiration as I get closer to my big day on 28th in Manchester.
NP - I'll try to omcrease the number of longer runs over the next couple of weeks.
Thanks again and I'll contimnue to read with interest.
I'll also learn to use spellcheck!
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No dont its funny...
let me know where and when you will be meeting up in the afternoon and I will try and come along
Pilates and 7 miles with strides later
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Not sure yet as also running with my much younger nephew and my 18 year old son so have to figure out who's doing what after the run. Will let you know.
Rest day yesterday and had to be in work for 6am today so will run tonight
As a consequence of that and tapering i felt as fat as a house today as i waddled off out the door to be air lifted onto my bike
Still, i'm sleeping well ( that must make me a lazy fecker !! ) and dreaming about taper mileage, cream cakes, guiness .....
jason - thanks
Tek - thanks, i'll do something similar in the last week i think
* bites nails to cuticle , nibbles at left elbow