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  • Good luck tomorrow all. Unfortunately I won't be running it as we've been sharing norovirus here (step daughter works in a nursery so I guess it's an occupational hazard). No biggie, though if it was a target race I might not be so relaxed about it.…
    in Sub 3 Comment by TippTop April 27
  • Jooligan - I was going to say that didn't sound like particularly excessive weight loss for a marathon, so unlikely to be the cause of your troubles. LMH - the supplements I'm taking are really ramping up my appetite so, like you, I'm eating loads …
    in Sub 3 Comment by TippTop April 18
  • Jooligan - ouch!! That sounds like a rough old day. Well done for hanging in there until the end. Was that 5lbs lost after/by the end of the race or in the days leading up to it? ES - nice weekend's work with the parkrun and 17! EE - glad to hear …
    in Sub 3 Comment by TippTop April 16
  • TR - gutted for you. That's neither a fair return on investment nor an accurate picture of your shape.  OO - nicely done. I'll be honest, I don't get your proclivity towards positive splitting but it gets you where you want to be.  Wardi - nice ar…
    in Sub 3 Comment by TippTop April 14
  • I'll just nip in before the marathon guys. Local 10km this morning. Bit windy on the faster section evened out any benefit from that, but I managed 34:28 for 4th (1st v40) which was about a minute up on what I expected. Ridiculously metronomic, des…
    in Sub 3 Comment by TippTop April 14
  • LMH - that sounds like a daft decision! Good luck OO, TR, EE, TGO and Jooligan. I'm being good and continuing to work within my limits. Took yesterday off, and had an 8m bimble this afternoon ahead of a local 10km tomorrow. I reckon about 35:20-50.
    in Sub 3 Comment by TippTop April 13
  • TR - great news with your Dad. Hopefully you perk up between now and Sunday. TkTk - I'll second LMH' shout of a different antihistamine; some of them have different ingredients. I also struggle running MP outside of race day. Dan - good spot on th…
    in Sub 3 Comment by TippTop April 12
  • 14th April -   Brighton: TR, EE, TGO, Jooligan. 14th April -   Paris:  OO #576 A >2.49   B >2.50  C >2.55   15th April -   Boston: DanA 28th April -   VLM: LMH, CC2, CharlieW, Wardi, OO A >2.49   B >2.50  C >2.55 , JoeB, D…
    in Sub 3 Comment by TippTop April 11
  • TR - I can fully get the lost focus. Continued good vibes! CW - personally I'd like to see you do a block of 10k paced stuff to sharpen up a bit. I think you'd be pleasantly surprised what a few weeks would give you on top of your endurance. I'm d…
    in Sub 3 Comment by TippTop April 11
  • TR - fingers crossed for your Dad. WTGY - so close! Well done! Glad you enjoyed it too! Interesting on the yoga as it is something that has been recommended to me to help manage the symptoms. A benefit to my running would be a nice bonus. Stevie -…
    in Sub 3 Comment by TippTop April 10
  • sj - awesome! I'm delighted to see your training pay off! SWh - congrats on the pb. Dan - totally agree that my body seems to suffer more than most, but at least I know why now! 14:31 is proper shifting! TR - fingers crossed for your Dad. Padams…
    in Sub 3 Comment by TippTop April 8
  • Will read back when not on a mobile, but good luck to the Manchester crowd today! DBS!
    in Sub 3 Comment by TippTop April 7
  • EE - glad the funeral went as well as these things can. TR - I hope your Dad is continuing to improve. OO - you can scratch me from Manchester on the list. Menn - I'm not sold on the zoom fly either, though I've had constant ball of the feet pain…
    in Sub 3 Comment by TippTop April 5
  • TR - sorry to read about your Dad. Fingers crossed it goes well for him today. Menn - rotten luck. Joe - looking very good for London. Haven't really managed to keep up/read back properly. Hope things are well with everybody else. I've not manage…
    in Sub 3 Comment by TippTop March 29
  • TR - I agree with the need for a handbrake, but sometimes that handbrake will be pace and sometimes volume. I did actually take Saturday and Sunday off (running - I still done weights one day and a PT session the next), so strictly speaking it was 8…
    in Sub 3 Comment by TippTop March 25
  • Nice on the house Padams though a pain with the garage. When I bought my place the garage was rammed, but as it was a repossession they just refused to empty it and there was nothing I could do about it. LMH - I'm coming up on 40,000 miles since I …
    in Sub 3 Comment by TippTop March 22
  • OO - nice 2m bursts. Jooligan - cheers. There are no high intensity runs in this phase so that should help with keeping things together, but also, as I posted to TR the other day, running feels different for a whole heap of reasons, which makes it …
    in Sub 3 Comment by TippTop March 22
  • CW - why change a winning formula! I can see myself doing 26m across 2 runs on a long run day, but not entirely sure I'd be bothered with doing it all in one go - I'm pretty sure that for my last marathon I ran just 2 x 20s and 2 x 18s in the 8 or 9…
    in Sub 3 Comment by TippTop March 20
  • Wardi - that's quality recovery food! It sounds like you've come out of Barcelona in good shape, mentally and physically? TR - good job on getting straight back to it, and good attitude. Jooligan - ouch! Hopefully you're feeling ok today! CD - I …
    in Sub 3 Comment by TippTop March 19
  • Padams - quality! Well done on the win. Nice prize money too! A clubmate got 10th yesterday in 66 minutes and only picked up £80 for his troubles! Cool with the house move. I'm trying to do the same but my place is proving slow to sell in this marke…
    in Sub 3 Comment by TippTop March 18
  • LMH - running can be a great stress reducer but don't underestimate the knock-on effect that raised adrenaline and cortisol can have on both pace and feel of running. I hope things ease for you soon. TR - sorry you didn't get what you want but as y…
    in Sub 3 Comment by TippTop March 18
  • Al_P - Hopefully the weather gods are kind to you at Fleet as you look to be in great shape. Regarding the knee injury........ if there's a freaky way to damage something I'm your man! TR - continued good training! Wardi - sorry to hear you didn'…
    in Sub 3 Comment by TippTop March 15
  • TR - totally. Will be looking at moderate efforts during base, plus gym/PT/HIIT classes, and a weekly rest day. Where does the 6:45s sit for you relative to MP at the moment? Padams - sounds hectic for Mrs P. Year-end stuff in both your cases I pre…
    in Sub 3 Comment by TippTop March 8
  • That's great volume TR. I think those 9 weeks without the base (rather than just the 9 weeks on their own being responsible) is what does the damage, plus, realistically, without a decent base I'm not getting the maximum out of those 9 weeks, so it'…
    in Sub 3 Comment by TippTop March 7
  • Wardi - you lucky sod with the sunshine! Just the small matter of a marathon to run first! Good luck for Barca!! LMH - a lot on might be an understatement  - high profile work, study (both mine and my better half - though she finished last Friday),…
    in Sub 3 Comment by TippTop March 6
  • Morning sportsfans!! It has been a while. From a look back at the last page or so TR seems to be baking a huge cake, Padams still racing well off of not a lot of mileage (I should do Berks HM again at some stage), and Al_P knocked in a quality 20m!…
    in Sub 3 Comment by TippTop March 6
  • A belated happy new year all! CC2 - thank you! I'm aware of FODMAP. I done a similar white diet a few weeks back to get things under control. It appears most of the foods that it came up with that disagree with me are O's on the FODMAP diet. I avoi…
    in Sub 3 Comment by TippTop January 4
  • Hopefully the physio can sort you out sj. Padams - nice work on the press-ups! Yep, everything is linked it seems. Stuff like the sinusitis is just another manifestation of my body not processing certain foods properly at the moment - they think it…
    in Sub 3 Comment by TippTop December 2018
  • Afternoon all. A belated Merry Christmas and an early Happy New Year!  I thought I'd pop in and say hi. I did spot some good Valencia performances on a previous skim through, so well done where appropriate, with a special mention to TickTock (and m…
    in Sub 3 Comment by TippTop December 2018
  • Dan - you're sounding in good shape! Congrats on the 10k pb! TR - in the 80s for the next few weeks and only 4 ton weeks (100, 103, 104, 103) out of 19 is less miles than I would usually aim for by a good chunk. WTGY - I've had calf issues in cold…
    in Sub 3 Comment by TippTop November 2018