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  1. andyjsg

    Running

    Definitely addicted to this marathon lark, I have just removed myself from Ironman Weymouth 70.3 and taken a tour operator space for Berlin this year. I get like two more weeks of doing whatever before being back into marathon training again. Hopefully starting at a higher level of fitness will mean I am hitting marathon pace when I need to, not just in the last month of training.
  2. andyjsg

    Running

    Thanks, I was super happy even though I missed my target by nearly a minute. The main thing I will take from it is after my absolute destruction (puke party) at NYC in November, I managed to put down a faster time than the female winner of NYC and only get chicked 5 times in total. :-) Agree on the compression socks, I run in them on easy runs when my calves are playing silly buggers but wear them more post-run, especially post-racing.
  3. andyjsg

    Running

    Electrolytes!!! After multiple hot weather death marches in my short racing career I cant recommend enough that you have an electrolyte drink (nuun/zero), gel or even better salt tablets. I'm still thawing out from my marathon on Monday in Boston, never been so cold in my life - going for the vest/2" short combo probably didn't help much!!
  4. andyjsg

    Running

    Well been a bit concerned about form recently with 3 weeks (today) until Boston but managed to podium on a 16 mile XC race yesterday without putting in proper effort until 10K in so pretty pleased. Now to try and stay injury free over my last few training sessions.
  5. andyjsg

    Running

    All our local races have been cancelled, its a shame training-wise as I find a half a few weeks before a marathon like a key pre-marathon session instead it was 20 miles in the snow. I do have the option of racing a 16 mile XC race that I'm running next weekend but 3 weeks out is pretty close...
  6. andyjsg

    Running

    Smashing the mileage @SteveMac nothing but respect for the before 5 am starts, I've been trying to keep my mileage under control (waaayy down on last year) so I could basically race every weekend in January to sort of race myself into form. Doing SEAA XC Champs at Stanmer Park in Brighton tomorrow, wont be worrying anyone near the front but 15K in spikes is gonna be a killer for my poor calves. Anyone else in Spring Marathon training other than Myself, Steve and Paul?
  7. andyjsg

    Running

    Easier to swim in a wet suit open water than swimming in a pool imho, I think pool swimming will help make you stronger before doing so open water swimming in early summer. I've had a year off triathlon but might have another go at Weymouth next year.
  8. andyjsg

    Running

    7 1/2 weeks until my NYC marathon, unfortunately I fell off my bike and damaged my ribs the weekend before last so currently the longest ive gone without any training for probably 6 years. Hoping to get on the turbo trainer in the next few days and then basically gonna have to blag the marathon on little training.
  9. andyjsg

    Game of Thrones (Spoilers)

    Its all there I believe.....
  10. andyjsg

    Cycling: General Chat

    Griepel is my bet
  11. andyjsg

    Cycling: General Chat

    Great day of racing thus far, made it all very interesting for sure
  12. andyjsg

    Cycling: General Chat

    Yeah I think sometimes Aru suffers from a case of the Ritchie's, I.e. Look awesome for 2 1/2 weeks then just goes bang. It's happened to Froome before too but not quite so bad. I think Froome though wouldn't be too sad about losing the yellow for a while as it takes the pressure off and as long as he is relatively close he will put serious time into all the other GC guys in Marseille. i find the form thing interesting too looking at the difference between Quintana and Landa. It's crazy how sometimes the legs just don't work. To be honest it's been the same for me recently where I cycled instead of ran for a few weeks due to injury and I can't even run a 10k at my marathon pace at the moment. I still haven't quite figured out why this happens.
  13. andyjsg

    Cycling: General Chat

    I wanted Cummings to win the stage but no time for either Aru or Bardet, both have form on bad sportsmanship and personally feel Froome has always conducted himself professionally and I think he is a great sportsman who isn't held in high regard because he isn't Bradley Wiggins but as far as tour riding goes a much better GC rider. I like the cyclists and don't give a shit who owns them, at least it gets money into a sport that needs it and deserves it rather than football where 2nd rate players are paid millions.
  14. andyjsg

    Cycling: General Chat

    Hmm so dump on sky for an unproved allegation but use Aru as your shining light, I mean Astana have had bans this year.... It seems Sky are another example of a successful British team who get torn down like everything else in this country, the French for example would never do that to their own teams but hey it's a normal thing for this country - we don't like anybody to do well!!
  15. andyjsg

    Cycling: General Chat

    Im not sure I get the "Cav did this so nothing should happen to Sagan thing". To start I dont think Sagan should of been kicked out of the tour, but alot of blame has been put on to Cav and as far as I can see it was his DS who threw his toys out of the pram, Cav didnt really say alot on the matter. Aru is a scum bag who doesnt understand the spirit of cycle racing and if he never won another race it wouldnt be too long, I really hope he blows soon and loses his podium.