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  • Evening folks.. Went out for my belated recovery run yesterday evening with the club.. it was a 20 min easy out and chase back with the aim to run a negative split. I got to 2.61 miles on the out and turned around and got back in 16:28. Felt good bu…
  • Big_G - as Ian says.. they say that if your time is within 5 min then still apply for a ballot place cause it’s not guaranteed. I’ve asked people on a FB page I’m on and they don’t know anyone that got refused..
  • Well, that’s the VLM 2020 ballot entered.. been thinking about it and I have my GFA place for the next few years and then my age group changes so why not use it.. the plan is that after my IM I’m going to focus on the shorter distances and when it c…
  • Big_G - I’m not 100% decided yet. I’ll mull it over for a few days.. I know there are faster marathons so maybe target one of those but then not many people get into London so I have the opportunity to run it again plus it’s one I don’t need an over…
  • Evening all...  Home and showered and waiting for dinner so I thought I’d pop in to say hi.. Had a pretty good run today and was keeping my splits fairly close together till mile 21 where my legs just didn’t want to work anymore..think it was a dire…
  • Honk - yup I’ll have my yellow and black on so you will spot me easily.. Shades - hopefully I’ll be running with a mate of mine who has the same top goal as me. (Sub 2:50) we have run together many times and I think we pace each other pretty well..…
  • Afternoon folks..  just got got in from work and decided I’ll be going to collect my London marathon number today so a quick change and back out to get into London... Although I have raced fairly frequently since last London marathon, I’m slightly…
  • Shades - yes I’ve still got the pink socks. Hence my pirate name “pinksox” Kinda have to stay now. Might get shorter ones if it’s hot next week.  Going run run a bit later this evening to try get some warm weather running in, possibly rest tomorrow…
  • Honk - because of my running I’m trying to breath the same way when swimming so I end up hyperventilating or holding my breath. I had a goodish session in the pool today where I was consciously swimming slower and focusing on relaxing and although I…
  • Shades - I have a friend that is a swim coach and has done  3 x IM and has said she will help all she can..
  • Shades - The main thing I’m stressing about with regards to the swim is that at the moment I can’t swim more than 100m without needing to stop and rest.. 2.4miles is slightly further than 100m I think. 🤪. I did feel similar in London last year which…
  • Good morning Shadies. I finally managed to get the lap top working again and managed to remember my login password after many failed attempts... Hope you are all well. Since I last popped in to say hi I've had quite a mixed few months both physical…
  • Happy New Year folks.. hope you’ve enjoyed the first day in 2019.. i ran the SVN New Year’s Day marathon in Dymchurch..unfortunately the scenery wasn’t much to marvel at although the sunrise over the channel was pretty. The race was along long th…
  • Robert - I'm running the SVN new years day marathon at Dymchurch .. Shades - yeah it was one of Riks. Not sure if I want to try get ask the medals in the series bit never say never.. His medals can be slightly ostentatious.. 😉
  • Afternoon shadies..  Hope you all had a fantastic Christmas .. Shades - I did the year end marathon yesterday which was a good way to end a very busy year.  I was hoping for a sub 3 as I felt really good but the ground was very soft under foot whi…
  • Morning folks. Hope you all survived yesterday with minimal suffering.. I had a fantastic day and enjoyed everything with no regrets. .we got lunch with my OH's family and I'm hoping get out later and teeming my legs how to work ready for my maratho…
  • Merry Christmas folks ..hope you have a joyous day and stay safe.. 
  • Big_G - now that I know my thresholds I can structure training on specific days.. I have an app the reads my hr variability via my garmin and it guides me on how to train for the day based on my rhr and other factors. The reason I’m considering not …
  • Shades - my IM training has already started so after London I can really ramp things up. 
  • Shades - yeah. Im not planning on applying for another GFA after next year. 5 times will be enough London marathons.. Well that's the plan anyway. 
  • Shades - yes it's going to be my last London so it's got to be a big one.. Im planning on running with my mate and we have the same goal of 2:50..
  • Evening folks... been a little while since i posted, the past few weeks have been fairly busy at work with Christmas just around the corner. as some of you might remember i mentioned that i was going to take part in a research project looking at th…
  • Shades - the event on the 16th is the SVN festive frolics 6hr timed. That is the race I'm using for the fatigue testing I'm going to be doing. I might also do a marathon on the 28th December so I can collect my 12 marathons in 12mnths award but I've…
  • Morning shadies.. . Yesterday I did my bit in remembering those that made the ultimate sacrifice to give us the lives we have today..I ran the Remembrance Day marathon in less than ideal conditions, huge puddles lots of thick treacle like mud and hi…
  • Shades - I’m not sure what they will be testing but there is a test before and after every session and on race day too. I think I will get the results as part of the “sales pitch” was that I they could find out how well you do or don’t recover, they…
  • Evening folks...  Not raced since my last ultra in October but have been going to club sessions and trying to get used to swimming and cycling which is much harder than I thought.. My next race is the phoenix rememberance day marathon on Sunday and…
  • Robert - I’ll definitely be doing the cardiac challenge next year but with a little more training...my last long run before that was 6 weeks prior when I did my double. I’ve got to get a few long runs in before my next event cause I want to try sub …
  • Afternoon folks...I step out for a few days and the forum goes crazy, guess it’s been a very busy few days for everyone. Just had a quick glance over the past few days. Cal, Jelly and Ian some really solid running, well done... on on Sunday my OH d…
  • Evening folks , been a little while since I've had time to pop in, but I'm sitting watching my youngest do judo so I thought I'd say hi . It's been a little bit manic. .with work and the start the Christmas advertising grrrr. I ran the forest of Dea…
  • Robert - yeah I'm using the club for the speed sessions too cause I'm rubbish at being disciplined when it comes to speed work.  Shades - I'm currently the fastest runner at the club but I have said that until London marathon I won't be competing i…