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  • Wardi - I'm just gonna say, hats off for finishing, cos I don't think I would have done. Al_P - Good to see you briefly yesterday, a very impressive HM performance again. CW - Get well soon! Well I'm officially, properly benched and declaring mys…
    in Sub 3 Comment by PhilPub March 2017
  • ES - well toughed out. Gurning down the road at the Tiergarten is a fantastic memory but seems a long time ago now. DNS at the National.  I did a warm-up lap of about 2.5 miles to see how the achilles felt, and it was actually fine for most of it. …
    in Sub 3 Comment by PhilPub February 2017
  • The frustrating thing about the latest injury is that otherwise the ramp up in mileage I started in January was feeling very manageable, and a couple of back-to-back 90+ mile weeks didn't leave me feeling tired at all.  On the other hand, both feet/…
    in Sub 3 Comment by PhilPub February 2017
  • Congrats Steve, fantastic achievement.  Very inspiring, not least insofar as I would absolutely love to match your pb at London this year! I'm not out of the woods just yet w.r.t Achilles. Easy runs 15 Sunday, then 5 + 10 Monday, 5 Tuesday morning,…
    in Sub 3 Comment by PhilPub February 2017
  • As a preventative measure I'm aware of various products that people use in the spike hole to prevent rusting and seized spikes, including Vaseline - although my favourite is lithium grease (mainly because that's what I have handy for various bicycle…
  • Hilly! - Nice to see you popping in, good luck in the build-up to Manchester. CW - Epic experiment! Wardi - Is that better? Thought I'd go for a post-race recovery pic. Choccy milk. 10 miles this evening felt perfectly comfortable, helped along b…
    in Sub 3 Comment by PhilPub February 2017
  • LMH - Gah!  Healing vibes... (( )) CD - Nice LR, good job Mo was going the other way so as not to cramp your style.   15 slow miles yesterday. The only time I felt any concern for the Achilles was jogging up the steps at the Greenwich Foot Tunnel …
    in Sub 3 Comment by PhilPub February 2017
  • I think lit makes a strong case for Chester, Dachs!  (Although I was gonna mention Abo as well.) Cautionary training since physio appointment on Tuesday has included a couple of 6 mile runs, plus bike rides yesterday and today of 30/47 miles. Achil…
    in Sub 3 Comment by PhilPub February 2017
  • LMH - Nooo!  Take care, hope there's no lasting damage. Dachs - Funny, I was thinking about your previous no-marathon comments, sub-2:30 must be on now surely.  Even if you've got plans for shorter stuff over the Summer, I've had good experience of…
    in Sub 3 Comment by PhilPub February 2017
  • All right Marders!  See you down Battersea Park again some time maybe? Physio appointment appears to have gone well this morning.  I saw the same guy almost exactly a year ago (I remember missing the Southern XC last year with the injury), and he r…
    in Sub 3 Comment by PhilPub February 2017
  • *looks around all discombobulated*  Waaaahhh! Quite a thread day out at Wokingham then.  Good work Jools, piscator, verry nice PB for Al_P (sub-72 Bath??) and absolutely bonkers run from Dachs. I heard your training was going well but that's a huge…
    in Sub 3 Comment by PhilPub February 2017
  • Jools - Shall I put the kettle on while we wait for other people to arrive?  I'm not sure I like the look of the new place but once we scatter some cushions it should be OK...
    in Sub 3 Comment by PhilPub February 2017
  • CC2 - Good work. I purchased some new spikes end of season and used them for a few track races before the next XC season came round. They're still going strong after three seasons, but only because I'm using studs whenever it looks like the ground w…
    in Sub 3 Comment by PhilPub January 2017
  • *ahem* 2:3x and attempting to gurn my way to a 2:2x pretty soon...  
  • CC2 - Belated happy birthday! CW - See you Saturday. Have you got time for a swift half at the Assembly Hall afterwards? (TT?) There's some building work going on at my local track in Sutcliffe Park (aka "Eltham" on the BMC fixtures), some sort …
    in Sub 3 Comment by PhilPub January 2017
  • At least there's the massive bottleneck at the top followed by a bit of downhill to get your breath back! I've already installed some 15mm spikes in anticipation but will obviously do a reccy once a few hundred others have churned it up.  The firmer…
    in Sub 3 Comment by PhilPub January 2017
  • The annoying thing is, my local BBC weather report says it's 2 degrees even now, but I'm sure Ladywell Arena has its own microclimate.  Weird.
    in Sub 3 Comment by PhilPub January 2017
  • OO - Looks well set up for a sub-3 at Manchester. Happy birthday Dan!   Gah! Wimped out of track intervals this evening due to icy track. Sometimes one of the bends is a bit slippery but this evening even the home straight wasn't much fun.  I di…
    in Sub 3 Comment by PhilPub January 2017
  • Well I'd personally never consider spending anywhere near £130 for a pair of shoes in the first place, but that's beside the point!    £80 is still a lot for something you've never tried before... Also consider that in my experience, something like …
  • I'm also a big fan of the Boost material, and the Glide Boost (and the Boston Boost and the Adios Boost...) but didn't get on with the UltraBoost.  Too unstable.  On the other hand I know someone who switched to them and felt they improved his PF pr…
  • Also, whilst running LR's at an easy pace is good general advice, try the odd "fast finish" long run, maybe 1-in-3 leading up to a target race.  You might struggle to hit target HM pace, but 15 miles with something like 8 miles easy / 5 miles @ MP /…
  • If I'm trying to shift my fitness from 5k/10k to HM/marathon I tend to put more emphasis on continuous tempo runs or long tempo intervals, covering pace range: 10k/threshold/HM/marathon.  (Backed up with adequate overall mileage and long runs, but 1…
  • CC2 - Don't knock the bling!  Well done!  More importantly, good mileage. Enjoy the return of fitness. Ouch - Oof!  Jools - Good effort, since it was blimmin' freezing as well. I've clocked up 94 miles this week with a lot of quality and I'm f…
    in Sub 3 Comment by PhilPub January 2017
  • I think it's a Serpies thing, but anyone free to join in. Torry and Greenleaf at the front last night!  There's A and B groups, and apart from last night's Kent AC/HHH (Sean F) splinter group, I think my aim will be to hang off the back of the A gro…
    in Sub 3 Comment by PhilPub January 2017
  • I didn't want to embarrass Marders so I only let him see me when I was on my warm-down jog.  Looked like he was ticking along nicely.  As it is, I was let off the hook from doing a harder session as a couple of guys I know were planning to do 6m/m f…
    in Sub 3 Comment by PhilPub January 2017
  • OO - Good luck, and enjoy the Estrella or whatever cold fizzy stuff afterwards. Apparently Marders will be at the session this evening.  No doubt he'll be knackered and sluggish after all that mileage, so maybe I'll be able to just hang on to his …
    in Sub 3 Comment by PhilPub January 2017
  • RB - Ick! Sounds tough, tummy troubles are bad enough in training runs but add an extra bit of hell to harder efforts.  All good training, eh. SC - There must be some new fast old buggers around. I can't wait to turn 45!  I keep half an eye on Run…
    in Sub 3 Comment by PhilPub January 2017
  • So we're still in agreement that a certain proportion of the population are knobheads, whether they are walking, running, cycling or driving a car. Glad that's sorted!    
  • CW - Cracking HM time, nice one.  And belated happy birthday! ES - Looks like your training has been pretty full-on recently, so no surprise if a pacy LR was a struggle. I'd be fairly happy with how things are going I reckon. I've been a bit qui…
    in Sub 3 Comment by PhilPub January 2017
  • Really?!  Oh dear. I thought the Supernova was just a different shoe.  I'm OK for training shoes for a while; always keeping an eye out for a bargain I've got three pairs of v7 Glide on the go, with mileage ~1200, 700 and a new pair with one test ru…