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    Quote Originally Posted by mr brightside View Post

    50m ride to the craven arms and back today. Showers all day long. I love the smell of paraffin as you walk in, it's like stepping back in time 50yrs.
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    Langdale today, 12.4m 5000'. Not cup of tea. Every one of these I've done has been crap; langdale, coledale, grisedale...not a clue what the views look like.

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    50m bike ride to the Craven Arms and back today, average speeed was over 16mph which is quite good for the winter shitter with mudguards. I decided not to go for a run on saturday and rest myself from Langdale, my right knee was feeling the strain up Blisco.
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    Only just got back on my feet again after the uber-cold, and it showed at Hutton Roof today. Should have been in the low 80s, but finished up with 78 [email protected] points. Everything was a massive struggle, even descending, and i was losing places in all the wrong places for me. I burned out very early on the climb up Blasterfoot Gap and never got any of the places back again, by the end of the race my throat was so sore and dry that i had a helium voice. It was a torturous 7m/1300' and the air was blue with curses at the foot of the final descent when i slipped, went down in the splits and dragged my hand through a load of nettles. I was seriously overreaching my personal limit given my health status.
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    Keep going MrB.... we need all the hardcore racers we can get on the forum!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travs View Post
    Keep going MrB.... we need all the hardcore racers we can get on the forum!
    Cheers Pete. I honestly couldn't have run it a day earlier, my throat just wouldn't have taken it. It sucks bigtime cos now Matt Dunn is flying up behind me in the [email protected] I don't know what his plans are. but it looks like he's bagged it.
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    My sore throat kept me away today but as I am not going for [email protected] points it was no big deal. Hopefully it will have settled down in time for the Clwydian Hills next weekend.

    Like Trav's says MrB, keep at it and the prize could still be yours!
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    Black Lane Ends today, 3.9m/1000'. Another awful day at the races, been on a course of antibiotics all week to try and shift my throat infection, it's going slowly, but the coughing is still going strong.

    I started at my usual speed today, but it was too fast for my reduced aerobic capacity and i soon ran myself into o2 debt. The climbs were murder, nothing in the legs, no power and little speed. I was coughing up crap all way round and i nearly threw up in my coughing fit as i left the finish line. Most people probably wouldn't torture themselves like this, they'd just go steady and wait for better days. Great presentation after and great to sink a couple of pints of White Witch whilst i was there.
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    But at least you beat Antonio!

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    I don't recall seeing him tbh. Two weeks until dunnerdale, that race will kill me if I can't recover, I'll be leaving in a pine box.

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