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Sun Apr 26, 2015 10:32 pm

I did my first park run yesterday there. Finished in 26.14 I think it was. My splits were something like 5.35, 5.17, 5.10, 5.09, 5.08

Really annoying that first one but it was cos it was so congested with everyone starting together. Felt good at the end though, reckon I could knock it under 25 minutes within a few weeks.

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Mon May 04, 2015 1:28 pm

Anyone ever do individual swimming lessons?

Looking to improve, but wanted to know what the going rate in ireland is.
The cunts over here want EUR100.00 for 45mins. Fuck that.

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Thu May 07, 2015 9:37 am

Signed up for next years London marathon. How likely am I in getting a spot?

After making the decision to do one I think I'd prefer to tackle one this autumn instead.

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Thu May 07, 2015 12:32 pm

Do you mean, how likely are you to get in at all? No idea, but it's a lottery isn't it?

Why not the Dublin Marathon? That's at the end of October

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Thu May 07, 2015 1:50 pm

Around 1 in 10 got in through the ballot last year for London, apparently

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Thu May 07, 2015 2:47 pm

1 in 10. That's what I was looking for.

The Dublin Marathon would be the week after touring round the UK during the rugby world cup. I'm not sure if I'd be in prime condition after that. Shame, a few weeks earlier and it would be perfect.

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Thu May 07, 2015 2:55 pm

I stuck my name in for London also, but planning Dublin too. Doing a 10k in June as a step up from the ParkRuns!

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Thu May 07, 2015 3:18 pm

If you were looking for a HM, the Donegal HM in August (in letterkenny) is around about a perfect time.

How long will you be touring around for the WC for, ng? You don't wanna be doing a whole lot for the two weeks before the marathon anyway. Three weeks out I start tapering, all easy enough runs to recover but still keep things ticking over.

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Thu May 07, 2015 3:40 pm

2 weeks before pretty much. And I'll actually be climbing the highest peaks in Wales and England so I'll be a little active.

I'll also probably be drinking a woeful amount of booze though which isn't great preparation. Might be doable though.

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Sat May 09, 2015 4:08 pm

Did my first spin class today. Everything is tracked digitally so your power score is displayed on the screen. Got my ass kicked by some aul lads

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Thu May 28, 2015 8:33 pm

Flying to Stockholm for the marathon in the morning!

I have no idea how this is gonna go. I was going really well in training until about a month ago, but then I really slacked off. Should have done my last 32km run 3 weeks ago but skipped it completely. I'd love to break 3:40, or at the least set a new PB (3:48 is mine currently). Worried that I could fall apart completely and go over 4:00 though.

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Sat May 30, 2015 5:08 pm

PB of 3:46, 3:45 woulda been nice but sure fuck it. Weather was absolutely miserable....not so bad during, but after the race. In the half hour or so before I got my bag back I was completely drenched, was shaking uncontrollably.

In my hostel now, gonna meet up with some dude from SF who finished same time as me later on tonight.

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Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:37 pm

shivo wrote:Anyone ever do individual swimming lessons?

Looking to improve, but wanted to know what the going rate in ireland is.
The cunts over here want EUR100.00 for 45mins. Fuck that.
Planning on doing these myself, it's 100 for 10 lessons at the swimming pool near myself (but that's group lessons). Wouldn't know what it is for indidvidual ones

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Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:38 pm

what would be standard price for an hour yoga class?

beside me is 16e a pop. 109 for a month's unlimited classes. seems steep. going for my first class in the morning

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Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:52 am

JC! wrote:what would be standard price for an hour yoga class?

beside me is 16e a pop. 109 for a month's unlimited classes. seems steep. going for my first class in the morning
Sounds steep but if it's hot yoga that's the going rate.

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Fri Jun 12, 2015 12:18 pm

im not sure where this goes, but it looks like aldo is dodgey as fuck!

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Fri Jun 12, 2015 12:38 pm

aye why wouldnt he want a piss test to be taken? dirty bastard

hope McGregor destroys him

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Fri Jun 12, 2015 1:26 pm

What? The Brazilian commission chucked the sample, no? Doesn't sound like that big a deal to me.

I love how this fight is poised. I think/hope McGregor will win but a large part of me would like to see Aldo smash him.

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Fri Jun 12, 2015 1:51 pm

A guy I work with who's a long time MMA fan is very worried about Aldos kicks and McGregors wide stance leaving him exposed to them.

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Fri Jun 12, 2015 3:57 pm

i really dont see how anyone can read the news story and not think it sounds dodgey as fuck

this also coming from a guy whos manager complained about them wanting to stop athletes taking drugs, saying they'll ruin the spectacle!

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