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Re: The Loneliness of a Long-Distance Runner-Runner
« Reply #30 on: January 28, 2009, 15:48:06 PM »
Trainers ?

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Re: The Loneliness of a Long-Distance Runner-Runner
« Reply #31 on: January 28, 2009, 16:02:03 PM »
Although very good, that an old pic of Nell. I"m a techno-geek so sooperdooper trainers FTW!


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Re: The Loneliness of a Long-Distance Runner-Runner
« Reply #32 on: January 28, 2009, 16:20:02 PM »

Although very good, that an old pic of Nell.


Here"s a more recent pic for you (blimey are you hard to please)



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I"m a techno-geek so sooperdooper trainers FTW!


Nell wears Asics trainers as well...


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Re: The Loneliness of a Long-Distance Runner-Runner
« Reply #33 on: February 03, 2009, 17:18:10 PM »
OK - whilst half the country was grinding to a halt yesterday, I managed to do an 8-mile run in the morning before going to work.  I can"t believe schools in the West Midlands are closed today either, there"s no snow on the roads any more!

Anyway, back to the running.  The new trainers are excellent, very comfortable and a lot lighter than my previous ones.  They do have a design flaw though, and small stones can get wedged into the sole.  So I"m going to fill the problem areas to stop this from happening.  When people design these things do they not think about how or where they"ll be used?  As it"s something I can sort it"s not a major issue so never mind.

So now I"m clocking over 25 miles a week, and as I start to build my long run up slowly from where I am now to the 23 miles that"s scheduled for 3 weeks before the marathon, that will increase.  I"m also finding the 8 miles a lot easier and I"m doing it at 8 minute/mile pace as well, even yesterday in the snow.  Today I went out to do a run at a faster pace, so I went for 4 miles and did it at 7m 38 sec pace, which is quick for me.  I have the Silverstone Half Marathon on 15 March, and I"d love to do that at 7m 45 sec - but I"ll be happy with 8 minute miles to be honest.
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Re: The Loneliness of a Long-Distance Runner-Runner
« Reply #34 on: February 03, 2009, 17:29:22 PM »
be very careful when you"re training, lived around the corner from Paula Radcliffe a couple of years ago, on one training run as she came hurtling past my house my youngest daughter flew out of the end of our drive on her bike, first attempt without stabilisers, cleaned her up, my daughter was fortunately never held responsible for a poor performance on the world stage soon after.
Moral of the story --- kids,bikes,footpaths,runners --- not a good mixture!

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Re: The Loneliness of a Long-Distance Runner-Runner
« Reply #35 on: February 12, 2009, 14:23:34 PM »
Had my last "weekend off" from running last weekend at the APAT in Walsall.  It will also be the last drinking session before London.  I wisely decided not to run on Monday morning, and on Tuesday I did a 5-mile run, but at a decent pace (7hrs 35mins).  Yesterday I did an 8-mile run and was surprised that I did that @ 7hrs 45min pace.  So obviously the training is helping and there are tangible signs of improvement.  The running is definitely getting easier.  Nearly fun.

I think I"m going to do a half-marathon training run on Sunday.  Playing hockey on Saturday, and that always takes a lot out of me, but hopefully I should have enough in the tank.

I didn"t mind running in the snow, but I"m not keen on sheet ice on the roads and paths.  Roll on the milder weather (but not too warm please).
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Re: The Loneliness of a Long-Distance Runner-Runner
« Reply #36 on: February 12, 2009, 19:19:46 PM »


...but hopefully I should have enough in the tank.



All fecking Guinness from what I saw.



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Re: The Loneliness of a Long-Distance Runner-Runner
« Reply #37 on: February 12, 2009, 19:57:52 PM »



...but hopefully I should have enough in the tank.



All fecking Guinness from what I saw.


Have to maintain my iron levels...
"Running hurts up to a point and then it doesn't get any worse."  Ann Trason

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Re: The Loneliness of a Long-Distance Runner-Runner
« Reply #38 on: February 12, 2009, 19:59:07 PM »


Have to maintain my iron levels...


Wow that"s proper multi-tasking.... pressing your shirts whilst running!!

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Re: The Loneliness of a Long-Distance Runner-Runner
« Reply #39 on: February 12, 2009, 20:11:06 PM »



Have to maintain my iron levels...


Wow that"s proper multi-tasking.... pressing your shirts whilst running!!


Haven"t you got a trophy to go and polish or something?
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Re: The Loneliness of a Long-Distance Runner-Runner
« Reply #40 on: March 06, 2009, 18:16:47 PM »


when is the race Dan ?

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Re: The Loneliness of a Long-Distance Runner-Runner
« Reply #41 on: March 06, 2009, 18:45:10 PM »
"Running hurts up to a point and then it doesn't get any worse."  Ann Trason

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Re: The Loneliness of a Long-Distance Runner-Runner
« Reply #42 on: March 07, 2009, 00:29:37 AM »

London Marathon in on Sunday 26 April.

I"m running in the Silverstone Half-marathon a week on Sunday.  So that should be a decent indicator of how well (or not) my training is coming on.



Let us know -- and I am in London (north) on that date -- I will rail you

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Re: The Loneliness of a Long-Distance Runner-Runner
« Reply #43 on: March 07, 2009, 05:24:02 AM »


London Marathon in on Sunday 26 April.

I"m running in the Silverstone Half-marathon a week on Sunday.  So that should be a decent indicator of how well (or not) my training is coming on.



Let us know -- and I am in London (north) on that date -- I will rail you


Excellent.  It"s great fun to watch as there are big crowds and lots of drinking.  More fun than running it...
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Re: The Loneliness of a Long-Distance Runner-Runner
« Reply #44 on: March 09, 2009, 10:12:11 AM »
Was planning on doing a 15-mile run yesterday, but after a tough hockey match and two late nights on the trot at DTD, I didn"t really feel like braving the wind and the rain.

So I chickened out, and decided to have a rest day instead.  Went to bed before 9 o"clock (no donkfests for me), and got up at 5am this morning and ran 16-miles.  Didn"t feel too bad either (my legs do now though), and I ran it at a little over 8min/mile pace and it was very comfortable.  So this bodes well for London. 

Next test is the Silverstone half next Sunday.  13.1 miles starting and finishing on the F1 track.  It"s a very flat and fast course, so I should be able to run a decent time.  I"m not going to be truly running it at top speed though, as it"s still a training run for London.  But if I can get round in around 1h 40m, I"ll be happy.

Just hope it"s not as windy as yesterday.
"Running hurts up to a point and then it doesn't get any worse."  Ann Trason