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Chuckled reading that Ric, one of your best ever posts, disappointed to read the last line! Hopefully the bottle of wine a day part is the ringer!
I could see you steadfastly plodding a super slow run out, recognising the stepping stone benefit!
Nice run Bus. No doubt with hills n ting in, so probably worth more than 12 anyway.
Good luck Matt, you're definitely more game than I am, racing tomorrow after some coldy terrain.
Our cap has been trying to stir the troops up for tomorrow. I don't think I've ever been considering whether to race the next day on the night before and raced, so it's a no for me.
I'm thinking back to my 19.06 5k MT race (although that was a year ago in fairness) and the Runnymede relay and 15mins lying on the floor after, as signs that I need to ease back in with something else before a XC! Also seems too early in October, and i'm wanting to get this big block of training in. Chuck in slight remnants of the cold with a tickly cough and it seems an obvious decision. Have done the whole "have to" turn up at certain events in the past, so have served my time!
One "Pro" was that you can get up much later, but measure against that normal run is done by 8.30ish, 3hourts before TVXC is done!
Some at the club will turn up at the opening of an envelope, which I applaud. Unfortunately, these days I very much pick and choose. We should be alright team wise, by sheer strength of numbers, despite a whole host of front guys being out.
Nice one Pete. Enjoyed the cheeky "disagree" from someone above. Only just saw who that was now!
Sounds one to have missed for sure then, I always liked the shorter ones, but 10k sounds a slog.
We had loads out, Samson, Foster, Bradfield just for three you'd know well. That's the game though. The first event always used to be good turnout, then it'd fade, and by the last ones very sketchy, but I dare say this early, you get a sketchy one early too! A pal at Sandhurst told me a whole stack of their main runners were in Bournemouth.
Fixtures aren't on the TVXC site, and I can't dig them out on our page, so if you have them, feel free to PM or paste In here. I best set myself, to at least do a couple.
Did a 14 today, up to Beaconsfield (gradual climb over 2-3miles in the first 5miles) Out to Penn (dodgy roads, a bit up and down). Down one heck of a steep hill, you'd struggle to run up it, then conned myself i'd "finish at 13, as compensation for the route", before thinking, no, i'll get 14 in.
6.59 pace, 68miles for the week. Just one session, but was a bit of a see the cold off week, so have to be pleased with that.
Hopefully someone will paste the TVXC fixtures in, and i'll sort out 3-4 races all in, pre Christmas. Have a couple in mind already.
Ta chap. wow, what a gap to the next one! 2 weeks max in between the others, and 5 weeks from now to the next one! No wonder a lot thought this one was a bit of a false start!
(unless TVT has been jammed in that gap)
15 is a tidy run, especially in a 37 mile week. And a marathon coming! I must have Should feel "easy" without hours of stuff first in the Ironman though right?
Relax Phil, we all know you'll already have stalked the result
Is TVT still at Finchampstead, some sort of nature reserve? Used to be put on by a different club back in the day and used to start under the pylons up the bank. Last 2 times I did it 2 1/2 and 3 years ago it was a different route with the first time being only about 4.6miles!
I was keeping pace with 2 chaps, turned a bend and they sprinted off, me thinking, hang on guys, still another mile surely. There wasn't, about 150metres left!
Last time out, winter/spring 2015 I found a dreadful slog, and it was a test for the Wokingham half the week after which made me nervous! However, it strangely went well.
I think this was also the course, back about 8-9 years ago, that I ran with a bit of a chest infection as it was a champ race where you couldn't afford to miss any.
Lost to my pal Steve from Handy Cross for the only time, by about 2 seconds....not sure he accepted my disclaimers til viewing me coughing my guts up for 10mins!
Need to get back on the scene