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  1. 6km, 30 mins dead at 5.00 pace. I did that last week!
  2. I'm not in taper yet, in fact this is (meant to be) my biggest week, with my longest run run being 33km on either Friday or Sat. This hasn't been a great prep, as I just picked a 16 wk program and jumped in at wk 9 because I signed up so late. That and the few days I had off with my knee will probably bite me but we'll see how it goes. Realistically, I will miss one medium length run and one speed session this week but hopefully not the end of the world. My plan is to run the first half holding 5.20/kms and see at half way how I feel. 5.20s gives me 3:48 but anything under 4.00 wi
  3. I saw two big films on the weekend: 1917: This was a great film visually but I found it really lacking in other areas, like character development and I just couldn't engage or care about what happened to them. That and the ridiculous plot lines left me wondering how on earth this got the accolades it did. Great cinematography but a pretty empty vessel otherwise. Parasite: Obviously quite an interesting one in our household. I liked the story (despite it being a strange mix of genres) but the film doesn't really know what it wants to be. It has a left wing agenda (class struggle)
  4. Nothing for two days, I've not been feeling well at all. Hopefully will pass soon. I's hard not to panic, as the marathon is 3 weeks this Sunday but listening to my body (for once!)
  5. They are really good Merv. Only thing I'd suggest is washing the mitt thing that they clip into a few times first, as they can be quite stiff and rub a bit on a hot long run.
  6. Great stuff Cat Lady, I'm sure you'll do well, you sound very prepared. I have deferred my Arc of Attrition 50 miler to 2022, basically because with more restrictions coming they can't provide (or at least guarantee) that they will have access to to village halls for aid stations. This means supplying your own crew and heating any water/food from the back of the crew car. First problem for me is I wouldn't have a crew and if I did, asking them to do that in Cornwall in winter would too much expectation.
  7. Long easy easy run. I put in a couple of half hearted MP kms but my head wasn’t in it. The terrible weather meant 3 or 4 stops for coat on/off because I had a loaded vest on. This destroyed my rhythm, so I concentrated on ‘getting it done’ 29km, 139 mtrs, 2:49:14 at 5.50 pace
  8. i miss outdoor pools. (when I remember to swim 😉 )
  9. Nothing planed for today, I have a few hours off this afternoon, so need to reclaim the garden and yard from the falling leaves. Then I'm watch 1917 on Amazon. 29km run planned for tomorrow and the weather forecast is on the biblical side of wet.
  10. 17km easy run, 1:36 at 5.39 pace
  11. It's not a trail marathon, it's a road one (Eton Dorney). gonna break out the Next%. People say they're expensive but I only use them for road races, which means they should last about 27 years. 😁
  12. Managed to slam in a runchtime. 6km, bang on 30.00 at 5.00 pace.
  13. FatPom

    Work stands.

    Check out Elite also, they seem to do some pretty cost effective stands.
  14. Seems to be ok thanks mate. Friday's long run I could feel it a bit but seemed manageable as long as I kept the pace. Hopefully another week of easy stuff will see it good.
  15. Very easy 10km with my family friend, 1:00:33 but I sped ahead on the last km and put in a 4.37
  16. FatPom

    Work stands.

    Park Tool PRS 21. Clamps the fork, works great. There is a new version now that takes disc or rim without an adapter.
  17. If you don’t count surfing and playing in the sea, that’s further than I’ve swam all year!
  18. 89km social ride in Somt. 775mtrs, 3hr25
  19. FatPom


    Mostly north east and. North west. The R is around 1.3, down from its highest peak but rising again. Interestingly now, the marker is is the rise in cases in in the 18-24 group and that has an exponential effect on the older groups. And to anyone that thinks its mostly older people that get it, currently just over 40% of the cases that are hospitalised, are under 60. Half term in a week, fully expecting that be extended to two weeks. Currently still regional measures on a three tier system ( which is confusing).
  20. I've never fully understood this. How is a heavier bike a harder workout, surely you just go slower? If my car has 100HP with three bags of cement in the back, it doesn't gain more HP when I take them out. Functional strength and motional power are surely two different things?
  21. haha, knee only. Nothing 'exotic' 😆
  22. I have an unhappy left right now. Backing off the running and abandoned my 14km mid week run yesterday. 5.5 weeks until my marathon, so need to be smart. Very frustrating though! Might try an easy run tomorrow or Sat. I have two high volume weeks coming up, so it's softly softly right now.
  23. It's even worser than that!
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