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  • x3 for JAson Fitzgerald ITB stuff. Totally did away with my problems a few years ago
  • Ah Spoons thats a right bummer.You've done the right thing though and seen the physio. At least you know the cause and glute/ITB problems are fairly easily resolved with strength and conditioning work for most people. All the best with the recovery.…
  • Thanks guys SQ: FoD half sounds lovely. I'm planning on Weymouth half in a month which is also very pretty but in a different way! HPR: nice 600m reps - always like doing a few of those pre a half as they make me feel fast again 5 mile recover…
  • Some punchy numbers for this weekend's half up there - excited to see how you guys go! Lots to catch up on and I've not even tried. Been off the scene the last week or so as my granny died last week and I've been travelling back home to Northern Ir…
  • Great half Ramjet - still plenty of time until London to extend that MP distance wise. 
  • TR - great easy LR NE: well done as that is a toughie especially with no recent speed work 20 miles with 10 at MP this morning up in Bristol visiting family. Was supposed to be 16mi with 8 at MP but felt so good I just cracked on without feeling l…
  • HPR: interesting hearing about chapter 1 again. I'm definitely a believer in both variety and specificity that they are so hot on. Spoons in particular seems to have got this off to a tee by combining about 3 different training plans to come up with…
  • HPR: the 50 mile race will be my last long run before I taper for the marathon. I'll have about a weeks recovery from that and then the normal 2 week taper
  • Sorry guys I've been a bit quiet as that lurgy knocked me for 6 last week and not much running was done! Shout out to TR for a very impressive perofrmance at the weekend - real confidence booster that Got back out yesterday with a 5mi LT run - av…
  • Joe: nice session there. I always try to get to Battersea Pk when I'm staying in London with work. Great flat loop with lovely scenery. George: +1 for Matthew Walker's sleep book. Really changed my view on the importance of sleep and I've prioritis…
  • StevieWh: thanks for the insider knowledge. Now that actually makes it more attractive given I could potentially place pretty high there - 3:03 for top 10 last year. Equally though running on your own is gonna be tough. Interesting. Jools: thanks, …
  • Thanks for the marathon suggestions guys! TR: Taunton is the same week as my 50 miler unfortunately. FBT: not sure I'll be running you GFA time anytime soon! I'm on hols on 14th April so those weekends are out including the following one. SQ: …
  • SQ: anywhere in the south is probably ok. The Shakespeare marathon looks good which is the same day as London. I incorporate those 6x12s hills and 6x100m strides into my plan each week as I really felt the benefit of them from the P&L plan. I th…
  • Millsy: great result in tough conditions on an even tougher course! George: I've done RTTK the last 2 years. Great race and very well organised/supported. I would definitely recommend it, and of course its one of the best finish lines at the front …
  • Jools - well done on top 10 and dramatic finish! Yeah hip flexors a wee bit tight. Lots of short prancing on tippy toes to stay up in places TR: I ran up the itchen Navigation so it was mainly trails. Nearly went arse over tit down Winchester high …
  • Westy - sorry to hear you’ve had to pull out with injury. So frustrating. Hope you mend quickly 20mi run up to Winchester and back this morning. Normally catch the train back to Eastleigh and finish the run from there but trains were cancelled so h…
  • HA: sorry to hear about the ITB stuff. That one properly pisses me off. Do you do any strength exercies for it - squats, lunges, resistance bands etc? I always that finds it helps and seem to cure it quicker than rest. Macca/Jools/SQ/Soons/TR/Anyon…
  • Baltic this morning -5° in Southampton. Surprisingly though the park path wasn't slippy at all so it was a fairly comfortable 6mi run. Pulled my buff from over my mouth and when I put it back up it was frozen solid!
  • Well that was a proper fishing trip Joe
  • Made it home in the sleet last night and danced back into work like Bambi this morning Ramjet: good job on the LT in that weather. Gotta be a good training stimulus Macca: good to see you can fit a 15 miler into a busy day! Spoons: I think yo…
  • Joe: I totally missed that. Someone has clearly hacked your account 3:30 you cannot be serious! Spoons: don't know how anyone could do any sort of proper training on zero carbs. Not surprised they ended up fried. Tim Noakes is an interesting read…
  • Joe: when I'm run commuting I take a couple of boiled eggs to work and grate some cheese and drizzle olive oil over them. I also keep plenty of avocados at work. SQ: taste definitley isn't a problem - it was a concern for me the thought of removing…
  • NE: ahhhh the slurry!!! Well done on the race. Macca: those late night runs are tough, but character building! Not my favourite but better than not training at all I guess. Chicksta: hope the lurgy passes quick, its no fun at all that kind of stuf…
  • Blimey a fews days off and I've missed 2 pages! Had a quick flick through but not had time to read in any detail, but looks like lots of great base training going on. Got an LT run at lunch today which should be fun and a few hill sessions commuti…
  • NE: good to see you back at it. Wondered where you'd disappeared to. Sounds like a busy time. FBT: LT always feels hard and I genrally don't feel like much is left in the tank even when monitoring HR and sticking to the pace. I think its a matter o…
  • Lunch run today with 4 miles at LT pace - was 6:40/mi for the LT section which I'm pretty happy with given I haven't done one in a few months. Will do the same session next week and see if I can improve that time. HPR: as Jools says a 90mi week …
  • SQ: great PB there with no tapering. Big chunk off Steve: good job on the 18 miler. Takes a while for those to feel comfortable again HA: good mileage at this stage Jools & Joe: brilliant pic! Just a 12mi trail run for me at the …
  • Blimey lots of good stuff going on here - glad to see people are considering the manmakers! I would have thought its right up Jools' street doing about 50 of these before a parkrun flat out effort followed by an afternoon of XC FBT: keep up those …
  • Reg: manmakers are a Crossfit move - basically burpees with dumbells https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMNnvhg1JcM Fantastic bang for your buck exercise - its pretty much works every part of your body. If I can't be arsed doing a proper S&C sess…
  • SQ: X-post. Big day yesterday with LR and weights so probably sensible to ease off a bit. Did a few light weights at home last night myself. Man-makers, lunges with kettlebell twists and Bulgarian split quats