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  • bigfella's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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...
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  • Travs's Avatar
    14-01-2022, 03:35 PM
    Travs replied to a thread What Are Junk Miles in Training
    Just reading the first page of this thread... it's clear that a lot of people regard easy mileage as Junk Miles. This is inaccurate.
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  • Travs's Avatar
    14-01-2022, 03:26 PM
    Travs replied to a thread What Are Junk Miles in Training
    The way i understand it, junk miles aren't just "aerobic base miles".... They are miles which are supposed to be easy base runs, but are ran too...
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  • Llani Boy's Avatar
    14-01-2022, 03:25 PM
    Llani Boy replied to a thread Ras Tarren Hendre in Races
    I've got an entry for Tarrenhendre on the 29th Jan but a mate did not, as it is restricted to 50 runners due to Welsh covid restrictions, and he...
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  • mr brightside's Avatar
    14-01-2022, 02:29 PM
    mr brightside replied to a thread What Are Junk Miles in Training
    What's the difference between an aerobic base of many steady zone 2 miles, and junk miles? A bicycle?
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  • mr brightside's Avatar
    14-01-2022, 02:21 PM
    mr brightside replied to a thread mr b's comeback in Training
    The decay suggests i couldn't do it consistently, probably 2 at the most. Some feedback from the virologist i've asked for help:
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  • Mike T's Avatar
    14-01-2022, 01:24 PM
    Thanks Darren - looking forward to running again soon.
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  • Mike T's Avatar
    14-01-2022, 01:23 PM
    4.96 miles, 1,607 feet, 2 hours 14 minutes: Elterwater - Silver How - Lang How - Swinescar Pike - Silver How - Elterwater. A walk with my partner....
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  • Llani Boy's Avatar
    14-01-2022, 12:49 AM
    Llani Boy replied to a thread Today's Training in Training
    Tonight's RATRun was from The Sycamore Inn in Parwich. Six of us set off under a moon and star lit sky over a series of fields up to Rivendale...
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  • Travs's Avatar
    13-01-2022, 08:56 PM
    Travs replied to a thread mr b's comeback in Training
    78secs for 400 is decent. If i'm knocking 12 x 400 off with a minute rest, and keeping them consistent at 78, i'm very happy indeed.
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  • mr brightside's Avatar
    13-01-2022, 07:20 PM
    mr brightside replied to a thread mr b's comeback in Training
    I didn't want to go out tonight, just felt very deflated about my lack of performance. Dragged myself out anyway, 6 laps of Southway followed by 3...
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  • ba-ba's Avatar
    13-01-2022, 06:09 PM
    Mine didn't make it thorough by the beginning of this week and Pat got me a spare in a couple of days.
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