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    Is that in Delamere Forest? We stopped off there when we went to Old Trafford in November. Nice spot
    Yes, it’s a very nice place. Not the easiest parkrun though. It’s a hilly and uneven 1km to a lake, a 3km lap of the lake (flat but poorly surfaced and very wet) and then the 1km stretch back to the start/finish. Even at my best I think I’d have struggled to go much below 21:00, today with the after effects of a pretty terrible week I had no energy at all and stumbled round in 21:54. I’d love to say I took it easy but the reality is I just didn’t have anymore than that today. The fact I finished 19th out of 339 on a bad week gives me some reassurance that part of my poor time was down to it being a hard course. But mainly it was just a poor run for me.

    Most importantly though it means I’ve ticked off D on my parkrun alphabet!

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      Yes, it’s a very nice place. Not the easiest parkrun though. It’s a hilly and uneven 1km to a lake, a 3km lap of the lake (flat but poorly surfaced and very wet) and then the 1km stretch back to the start/finish. Even at my best I think I’d have struggled to go much below 21:00, today with the after effects of a pretty terrible week I had no energy at all and stumbled round in 21:54. I’d love to say I took it easy but the reality is I just didn’t have anymore than that today. The fact I finished 19th out of 339 on a bad week gives me some reassurance that part of my poor time was down to it being a hard course. But mainly it was just a poor run for me.

      Most importantly though it means I’ve ticked off D on my parkrun alphabet!
      Very impressive Parkrun alphabet you're accumulating and a great Albion away day link to a lot of them. Well done.

      Yesterday I ran Hove Park at over 3" off pace. Had a few good chats, squeezed into small groups to use them to play 800m boxing in games, sprinted off at various times and then sat back. Great fun, no time pressure and excellent fun. Forgetting time is a great way to achieve active recovery.
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      Surrey Half replaced a 15 mile run today, finished in a new pb of 1:24:23.9, marathon training clearly helps with stamina!
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      20.4 miles in 3:06 this morning- Hove to Peacehaven and back. Tough but made it - only one more long run to go!
      Feeling 3:50 to 4:00 may be In sight if conditions are favourable.
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      20.4 miles in 3:06 this morning- Hove to Peacehaven and back. Tough but made it - only one more long run to go!
      Feeling 3:50 to 4:00 may be In sight if conditions are favourable.
      Should be easily. Impressive running, after yesterday I could barely manage anything. I trust the house was in one piece when you got back?
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      Surrey Half replaced a 15 mile run today, finished in a new pb of 1:24:23.9, marathon training clearly helps with stamina!
      That's an outstanding run and I'm pleased you weren't around for the NSC HM battle at Worthing or Brighton as Ninja & myself would have been half a mile behind.

      That's sub 40 minute 10k pace all the way round, so hats off.

      You're right about marathon training it sets you up nicely for the half distance. My best half run came in the middle of marathon training when I was running between 15-17 miles quite regularly. This year I had a 15.5 mile run the first week in January but nothing up to or past distance in the 4 week's leading up.
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      Should be easily. Impressive running, after yesterday I could barely manage anything. I trust the house was in one piece when you got back?
      Thanks - Good to see you again this morning - apparently first batch of pancakes were nt too good but got better!
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      I withdrew from my long run today, my hip/groin is not right and needs a few days rest. I'm going to take a few days off and do plenty of stretching and core work.

      It's a definite blow to my sub 3 ambitions but I'm not putting all my eggs in one basket. If I can't make it happen in Brighton, I'll target another marathon. I'm steaming into a 3 hour marathon this year, even if it kills me training for it!
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      Thanks @big nuts, I really felt the benefits in the last few miles where the course starts to undulate.

      It was good weather for running today, and a friend of mine also ran a pb, and was enthusiastically telling me how he clocked best times for 5k, 10k and 10 mile to boot. He came top ten in his age category as well. Now, that was outstanding.

      All in all, a pleasing day... 20 miles next weekend.
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      You can teach an old dog the tricks he already knows but brain fuddled by 60 days without alcohol has caused me to feel more hydrated every morning.

      So set off today for 13.1 mile final taper run to Dyke and back today. Relaxed mood as short run after 20 miles the other week. Had the usual cashew, brazil, almond, macadamia, all ground, chia seed, linseed, goji berries, banana, raisins, buckwheat and coconut oil breakfast. Preceded by usual 8 espressos. Foolishly did not have any water this morning and did not take any on the run. 2 hours later I was ********. Lost 6lbs in weight. Have drunk 7 pints water and water/juice drinks since but have only dribbled out a delightful wine glass of orange coloured pee. Feeling better now and will certainly get fluid down me today and all week. Good news the breakfast works well on a run.

      Great run @Curious Orange. Hopefully I'll get near that pace in a 5K once this year. Like the way you got in the undulating course unlike flat as a pancake Worthing.

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