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Online PaulWinch again

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #585 on: September 23, 2019, 08:20:16 PM »
Ive had that before. Might be inflamed ligaments, when I had it changing my running shoes sorted it out.

Keep going youre doing great!

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #586 on: September 24, 2019, 06:10:08 PM »
Cheers for that Paul. I'm probably due an upgrade.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #587 on: October 04, 2019, 04:36:37 PM »
Put in a 1:38 half marathon at Ironman 70.3 Cascais last Sunday, I was knocking out 4:35 kms until about km 11 then I was hit with a wave of 'there's fuck all left to give mate' from my legs!

No additional fuelling helped, I limped on into the 5:30 km zone with a few cheeky rolling hills in the last 10km, 3 70.3 Ironman races in 5 weeks did for me in the end.

A week off and then it's winter strength and conditioning for 2 months with a bit of base then back on it for Ironman Oceanside in April 2020, I want to crack a sub 1:30 half in a 70.3 Ironman next year, Oceanside is a pretty flat run so may be the one to do it at.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #588 on: October 05, 2019, 05:27:06 AM »
That's a great effort Jon. Well done, 3 in 5 weeks is some effort my friend.

What were the conditions like?

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #589 on: October 05, 2019, 07:25:55 AM »
Last Sunday in Cascais the weather was interesting to say the least.
15mph wind already blowing for the swim, by the time wed got to the turn point on the bike around 75km and at the highest point on the course the wind was gusting 40+ mph. Back down at sea level for the run 72 degrees and a gentle 10-15 mph breeze.
Not ideal but certainly much better than Weymouth the week before where although mild it pissed down nearly all day.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #590 on: October 07, 2019, 08:03:30 PM »
Unsuccessful in the London Marathon ballot again :-(

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #591 on: October 08, 2019, 09:32:06 AM »
Unsuccessful in the London Marathon ballot again :-(

Go for a charity place, I got one.  Must get some bloody training started!

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #592 on: October 08, 2019, 11:01:49 PM »
Good luck Martin. Yes, you should do some training, if only to lessen the pain on the day.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #593 on: October 09, 2019, 11:49:09 AM »
Unsuccessful in the London Marathon ballot again :-(

Go for a charity place, I got one.  Must get some bloody training started!

The thing that puts me off that is that Im doubtful of raising the squintillion pounds a lot of them require as a minimum. When Ive done Birmingham Im normally doing well if I get 500.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #594 on: October 12, 2019, 09:18:36 AM »
Eliud Kipchoge has smashed the sub 2 hour marathon. Absolutely mind blowing stuff.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #595 on: October 12, 2019, 09:24:44 AM »
Watched it absolutely brilliant.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #596 on: October 12, 2019, 09:50:04 AM »
Unsuccessful in the London Marathon ballot again :-(

Go for a charity place, I got one.  Must get some bloody training started!

The thing that puts me off that is that Im doubtful of raising the squintillion pounds a lot of them require as a minimum. When Ive done Birmingham Im normally doing well if I get 500.
Use the same method as you do when invoicing suckers...sorry clients. Should be able to reach the target in next to...well under two hours?

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #597 on: October 12, 2019, 10:20:02 AM »
Good point well made.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #598 on: October 12, 2019, 01:26:13 PM »
Apparently there's plenty on social media commenting that Kipchoge's sub 2-hour mark was achieved with the sort of assistance that is contrary to the spirit of marathon running.  No doubt had Twatter been around in 1953 they'd have been complaining how Bannister had been paced by Brasher and Chataway...

It's amazing feat by a unique athlete.  The sheer enormity of the achievement is best demonstrated with the footage of those who usually plod round a parkrun setting a treadmill to Kipchoge's pace and lasting a minute of two before being sent flying off the end of the belt.   

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #599 on: October 12, 2019, 01:33:24 PM »
Apparently there's plenty on social media commenting that Kipchoge's sub 2-hour mark was achieved with the sort of assistance that is contrary to the spirit of marathon running.  No doubt had Twatter been around in 1953 they'd have been complaining how Bannister had been paced by Brasher and Chataway...

It's amazing feat by a unique athlete.  The sheer enormity of the achievement is best demonstrated with the footage of those who usually plod round a parkrun setting a treadmill to Kipchoge's pace and lasting a minute of two before being sent flying off the end of the belt.   

Yes, the complaints are bollocks.  he still moved his legs quickly enough to do a marathon in less than two hours.  Incredible achievement.  Taking one more second on average per mile would have seen him not achieve it.

 


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