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  • That should have been time, not trimester obviously. Unless you are pregnant and I take it all back. Stupid bloody I phone! 
  • Great trimester rob. Has it given you a taste for more racing? 14 very easy miles last night came out around 7.30s average. Not bad after back to back hard days and the legs didn't want to go any faster. Nice mini taper for Sunday now before a hig…
  • Good news on the injury front mattl. Fingers crossed for a proper return. I've never been disciplined enough to run a race as part of a long run. Once I've raced I'm knackered and the thought of extra miles is almost impossible. I've tried and fai…
  • I can't help much on the training front Scott, as its still new to me. But I think it could be frightening what you could achieve if you get some good advice and structured training behind you. You've clearly got talent in abundance and I really hop…
  • At least they count on power of 10 lit. Stop your moaning! 
  • Whisky indeed lit. I'm blaming autocorrect for that one. The Scottish inlaws would never speak to me again if they found out! Now you mention it....
  • That's just plainly unfair. My half mara pb from last month doesn't count on power of 10 as it doesn't have a License. No doubt the race organisers spent the license money on the whiskey for prizes which, in fairness, was amazing! But on a sad note …
  • Ha. I wonder if its officially measured?!  Let's all get over there for a P.B! Just had tonight's text of doom: 16 x 400's with 1 min recoveries (4sets of 4). 3 mins between sets. Trying to come up with some excuses to avoid that session! ha.
  • Hope the injury clears properly soon Stevie G.  Nice 17 miler progressve run today at 7.14 pace overall. Fairly decent run with a very hilly 11 mile start and then a 6 mile pushe on. Had hoped to do the last 6 near HMP, but the early hills killed …
  • Cheers guys. I'm building to that 3 x 2 Bus. Looks a toughy. Did 2 x 2 earlier on the week so will have a crack at 3 next week. I'd been trying to run the 2 mile intervals at 5k pace so was hurting. A lot. 3 x 2 at HMP should hopefully be more susta…
  • Long time no posting. Looks like plenty of great training and racing has been going on. I've been upping the miles again after the Scottich Half foray with a view to peaking for Cardiff Half in early October. I spent the week up in Scotland on hol…
  • I did miss the smiley face off my hate statement Scott sorry. I don't hate you, but I am bloody jealous! 
  • Scott, 16.50 5k off 20 miles a week?! I hate you. That is all. 
  • Thanks. I'm staying up here on islay for another few days so hopefully ill be gedomes in some nice steady scenic runs. No sessions this week. Then it's all heading to peak for Cardiff half marathon in October. I'd love to target 1.18 and this weeks …
  • Terrible Internet connection so I can't read up properly. Nice new half marathon pb of 1.21.10 at the isle of islay this morning. All in all a pretty brutal course of ups and downs and strong winds! Happy with that mind. 4th place overall and a big …
  • Or pleurisy. Had it once. It's not as bad as it sounds. But yeah, step away from google SG! 
  • It's one thing knowing what you should do. Doing it however... Im my defence, I did tell the others in the group I wanted to take it easy. Oh, how they laughed.
  • I didn't quite take the advice on board. 2 mile warm up and cool down with the 6 x 800s in between with decreasing recoveries. The plan was to run them at 10k pace so it would be an easy work out. The plan went out the window. The first rep was a se…
  • Cheers Stevie and Ric. Advice noted and taken on board. I think I'm going to head over and run them at 10k pace and hang off the back of the group. I'll wear my non flats for a change to make sure my brain gets the message. It will be nice to go at …
  • With Lit as the judge.
  • A quick question if anyone is around. I have a half marathon this Saturday. Its not a target race, but I'd like to have a go nonetheless. I've just been texted tonights track session at the club. 6 x 800's with diminishing recovervies ([email protected] 90 sec; [email protected]
  • I'd love to sleep 16 hours a day. That would be heaven. Unfortunately with two little ones I get about 6 hours sleep and end up running late at night. Not an ideal combination! Looking forward to them being able to run so I can drag them out with me…
  • The idea of carrying anything on runs doesn't appeal to me either. I'll usually be ok for 15 miles without water or gels and anything longer I try to make sure I go passed a couple of water fountains and carry a gel or two. Carrying gels is enough o…
  • Finally got my mojo back post London. A lovely 16 miler in the rain and cross country over the beach. Averages 7.10. Nice and easy to start and a few miles at 6.20 ish at the end to give a feel for next weeks half marathon attempt. It's slowly comin…
  • Cheers Stevie. No doubt I'll go off like an idiot again next time chasing a PB. The 5k is weird though, because I've always overcooked it for the first half mile to mile before, but felt like its sustainable. Its not until mile 2 that you realise it…
  • Sub 16?! Woah, that is seriously fast stuff. Makes my first ever race win pale into insignificance. But I'm still going to gloat anyway. I had a crack at my local Parkrun yesterday as I have been feeling like I'm getting back to pre-London fitness…
  • Great reports guys. A P.B's a P.B so its all good. Especially since its not so huge you can't easily get another. I've never raced on the track and imagine its a world of pain from start to finish, complicated further by people tripping you up - so …
  • Looking forward to the race reports. Had a leisurely hilly(ish) 7 miles last at 7.30 pace. After 2 tough days on the trot I couldn't of pushed much more if I'd wanted too. It seems to have done the trick though and the legs are a bit looser this mor…
  • I found those good as well Lit. But the pidgeon stretch was the most helpful. Get used to being in this position as often as you can stomach! The good news is that it will get better http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVlX5HNKamw
  • Hope its not the dreaded Sciatica Lit. I had it for months but it seems to have settled down. An elbow in your arse cheek and a golf ball will become your best friends if it is! Oh and lots of piriformis stretches!