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Tough Mudder 2014

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19:39
Nov 5th 2013


JayceStokes

Dudley

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Good times Wayne. I haven't signed up yet due to a certain console launch threatening to eat my moneys.

 

I'll get my name down asap though. smile

10:14
Jan 21st 2014


guernica2

Royal Berkshire

Ep 26: Internally Grateful

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Right, here's where I'm standing at the moment.

 

Spoke to a friend over Christmas who has entered the Henley Tough Mudder in April. 

"That'd be a good warmup for the one in Northampton" I thought.

 

I hadn't really started running properly at that point and I recently saw a poster advertising a local half marathon on my birthday in March.  So I entered and got my new 'barefoot' running shoes on and started to train.

 

Running on the balls of my feet is not something I'm used to, and after running I could feel my calves getting really tight.  I really like the shorter stride pattern and being lighter on my feet with the barefoot running, but my calf muscles definitely weren't liking it, no matter how much I tried to stretch them.

Four sessions into my training, on the final straight when I was feeling really good, I felt my left calf ping. Not only could I not finish the run, I could only just walk!

 

No running or cycling for ten days while I rested, but last night I managed to put nearly four miles in and it felt good.  I've reverted back to my standard running trainers, albeit with a mid foot strike instead of my old heel strike.

 

Done some more reading on barefoot running and some suggest doing shorter training runs in them to get used to it so I'm now going to be mixing up my footwear to ease myself into it.

 

By July I should be raring to go! thumbs-up

"Just when I thought I was out…they pull me back in."

21:50
Jan 23rd 2014


JayceStokes

Dudley

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I suffer from tight calves from running aswell Wayne. I dont help myself as I never stretch prior to a run!

 

I had a calf "ping" right at the 9km point of a 10K in cardiff last year. Really messed up my time that did!

 

Anyway, I have yet to enter the TM for northampton, but I will do soon. I have started my 2014 running and health kick, to lose the lazy chrimbo fat layers.

 

We are still doing this! 

04:56
Jan 24th 2014


guernica2

Royal Berkshire

Ep 26: Internally Grateful

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Good man.  It really is kicking me into shape this year.

 

I'm going to enter a local 10k at the beginning of March, just to get used to the whole 'event' side of things, before the half marathon.  I'm still taking it slowly and have never been a fast runner anyway, but am wondering if I could beat my PB for 5K with my new running regime.  I always wanted to go sub 20 minutes.  Never got below 24!

 

Like they say, a journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step. wink

"Just when I thought I was out…they pull me back in."

22:01
Apr 7th 2014


Wizcod

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Good Luck guys.

 

I'm supposed to be doing the Winchester one (London South) in October with some guys from work so I will be iterested to see how you all get on.

13:45
Apr 8th 2014


Baron Von Pleb

Sheffield Sex City

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guernica2 said:

There's two next year.

 

One in Henley, 26th or 27th of April and one in Northamptonshire at the end of July.

 

I'm thinking the April one, but let me know your thoughts.

Are you guys still thinking of doing the April one?

Gamertags: Xbox 'Baron Von Pleb' and PSN 'BaronVonPleb'

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Gimme a shout if you need a hand with owt. 

22:36
Apr 8th 2014


JayceStokes

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Baron Von Pleb said:

guernica2 said:

There's two next year.

 

One in Henley, 26th or 27th of April and one in Northamptonshire at the end of July.

 

I'm thinking the April one, but let me know your thoughts.

Are you guys still thinking of doing the April one?

 

Nah its the Northampton one in July we're going for I believe.

Wayne whats the team name so i can enter and get the same start time?

05:28
Apr 9th 2014


guernica2

Royal Berkshire

Ep 26: Internally Grateful

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Saturday 12th July. 10:00.

 

Team name Midlife Gamer, password '50pence'.  I can send email invites if that's easier.

 

Just wrote out a large post which got dumped, so I'll have to write it again later.  I'm going to be late for work if I type it out again! embarassed 

"Just when I thought I was out…they pull me back in."



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