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  • Graham Breeze's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:42 PM
    Graham Breeze replied to a thread What Are Junk Miles in Training
    Indeed. I met someone today with a rich dark blue one. Very striking But it's a bit like one's Ferrari. It's only when you already have two or...
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  • Travs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:55 PM
    Travs replied to a thread What Are Junk Miles in Training
    When I was looking at purchasing my e-bike, I did notice that you can also get Bianchis in a dark frame.
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  • mr brightside's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:55 PM
    Brilliant
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  • mr brightside's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:31 PM
    mr brightside replied to a thread What Are Junk Miles in Training
    I'm surprised nobody has delved into what bicycle might be involved in non-junk miles... Personally i'd prefer it not to be a Bianchi in that...
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  • Graham Breeze's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:24 PM
    Ah well I do carry a purple flag of the Loughborough University Shield and a handful of 50 notes to flaunt, one of which is bound to get me a lift...
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  • Travs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:57 PM
    Travs replied to a thread Today's Training in Training
    11 miles across two sessions today. Bringing the week to a close with a nice round 70 miles. Next week, club session tuesday, and a rush of blood...
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  • anthonykay's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:35 PM
    anthonykay replied to a thread Today's Bike Ride in General chat!
    Just in case the one puncture happens at Greenhow Hill, from where it's a rather long walk to the nearest railway station.
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  • Graham Breeze's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:49 PM
    I am prepared to admit that sometimes, sometimes, riding in January, head winds, rain,...is not a lot of fun but today I cycled to Skipton (30 miles...
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  • anthonykay's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:55 PM
    The Book of Trespass, by Nick Hayes. I am about halfway through reading it. I don't know if the remaining chapters cover either: disused quarries...
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  • Mike T's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:22 PM
    7.2 miles, 2,150 feet, 3 hours 10 minutes: Traveller's Rest - Steel Fell - Calf Crag - Gibson Knott - Bracken Hause - Traveller's Rest. A walk with...
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  • PeteS's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:31 PM
    PeteS replied to a thread What Are Junk Miles in Training
    I ran some lovely junk miles this morning. Feeling a little sore in the achilles this week so had a very leisurely jog around the the footpaths and...
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  • bigfella's Avatar
    15-01-2022, 08:24 PM
    Now that is a present idea for my wife birthday. Also nice to see a link to Waterstones, we always like a good browse whenever we go into town,...
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  • JohnK's Avatar
    15-01-2022, 08:03 PM
    This is a great read and has given me a whole new appreciation of the humble tree. highly recommended :- ...
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  • Travs's Avatar
    15-01-2022, 07:35 PM
    Travs replied to a thread Cross Country 2021-2022 in Training
    Great to speak to you Gaz before and after. Was a really stacked field today... i ran my best XC performance of the season so far, yet still...
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  • JohnK's Avatar
    15-01-2022, 07:33 PM
    JohnK replied to a thread What Are Junk Miles in Training
    Spot on LB for me Junk miles are any that are not self propelled
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  • Mike T's Avatar
    15-01-2022, 03:51 PM
    7.36 miles, 1,765 feet, 2 hours 49 minutes: Loughrigg trails - a walk with my partner. Cloudy, the occasional patch of blue sky, no wind nor rain....
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  • noel's Avatar
    15-01-2022, 09:48 AM
    noel replied to a thread What Are Junk Miles in Training
    That's a good point LB. If runs are enjoyable, you can consider the benefits to general well-being. It's not all about improving your race times.
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  • Llani Boy's Avatar
    15-01-2022, 12:21 AM
    Llani Boy replied to a thread What Are Junk Miles in Training
    8 laps of a local, frosty moonlit field this evening. 5 miles in 45 mins. Some people might call them "junk miles" but I thoroughly enjoyed them....
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  • Llani Boy's Avatar
    15-01-2022, 12:15 AM
    Llani Boy replied to a thread Ras Tarren Hendre in Races
    Tarrenhendre entries have reopened. :)
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  • anthonykay's Avatar
    14-01-2022, 09:49 PM
    anthonykay replied to a thread Today's Training in Training
    Much too early to start planning yet, but I do hope to continue my recent tradition of having a long weekend in Wales, including a reasonably gnarly...
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  • gazb's Avatar
    14-01-2022, 08:48 PM
    gazb replied to a thread Cross Country 2021-2022 in Training
    I'll be there too Travs. Looking at improving a fair bit on the 1st one at Betley, after finding some form last week at the Staffs (also at Betley,...
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  • gazb's Avatar
    14-01-2022, 08:46 PM
    gazb replied to a thread What Are Junk Miles in Training
    I do think junk (or steady) miles do have their place for building endurance, as long as they are balanced by easy and hard running in any given...
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  • Travs's Avatar
    14-01-2022, 07:31 PM
    Travs replied to a thread Cross Country 2021-2022 in Training
    Back to the league tomorrow, at a favourite course of mine, Warley Woods in Smethwick, a classic cross country fixture and venue in the midlands. ...
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  • Travs's Avatar
    14-01-2022, 07:28 PM
    Travs replied to a thread What Are Junk Miles in Training
    I saw some rule-of-thumbs that said hard miles should not total more than 20% of your weekly mileage. And your long run should not be more than 25%...
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  • Travs's Avatar
    14-01-2022, 07:21 PM
    Travs replied to a thread Today's Training in Training
    Hopefully you might be fit enough for another shot at Four Fans this year....? Or Half-Peris....
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  • Travs's Avatar
    14-01-2022, 07:19 PM
    Travs replied to a thread Ras Tarren Hendre in Races
    I've seen on facebook that at least one of the Welsh races is sticking by their plans, despite today's announcement, as there "just isn't time to...
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  • dangilbert's Avatar
    14-01-2022, 06:20 PM
    dangilbert replied to a thread mr b's comeback in Training
    That's interesting, thanks for sharing. I've had Covid over Christmas and have been back running for 10 days now, all at a fairly easy pace. I feel...
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  • anthonykay's Avatar
    14-01-2022, 05:10 PM
    anthonykay replied to a thread Today's Training in Training
    Any excuse is good enough for avoiding a reps session. It's too cold and foggy. I think I will go up Beacon Hill to see if I can get above the fog....
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  • noel's Avatar
    14-01-2022, 04:43 PM
    noel replied to a thread What Are Junk Miles in Training
    I completely agree. I was just discussing this the other day. As long as you're not doing training that's too intensive too often, or too much...
    245 replies | 56877 view(s)
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