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#406491 - 04/08/14 09:53 PM Re: Taking my PF off for a sneaky! [Re: Slogger]
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Just a thought Dave, and even as I'm typing it I'm thinking it's a ridiculous question to ask you , but have you ever thought of doing the C2C at the speed us mere mortals walk it?!

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#406492 - 05/08/14 07:21 PM Re: Taking my PF off for a sneaky! [Re: Slogger]
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Loc: West Lancs.
Speed? I have only ran part of the C2C last August when I completed a shortened route in 3 day 15 hours all other trips have been pure walking. I just go at what feels my natural pace without rushing, but I don't linger or make many stops maybe a couple each day. I get the miles in because I have good endurance and walk and walk from before sunrise (My favourite walking time)to Dusk (My second favourite walking time).
I have done many walks previously in' normal' time, e.g:-
West Highland Way 95 miles - 7 days.
Dales Way 84 miles - 8 days.
Offas Dyke 176 miles - 11 days.
I don't like leaving my wife for too long due to her health issues, so I try and spend as little time as possible on trips, plus I just love high daily mileage - I'm an addict!
Dave.

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#406493 - 05/08/14 08:58 PM Re: Taking my PF off for a sneaky! [Re: Slogger]
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Registered: 18/11/04
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Had all gone to plan I would have had something to report around Easter... sadly it didn't, and my 2nd training session of last year started September and ended November when I'd got back up to 10-12 milers. My left leg just hadn't had enough time off... so we'll see how it goes this year. Hopefully the girth difference is due to scar tissue...
As you know I like to prepare well (6 months ideally) so time will tell Dave
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#406494 - 05/08/14 11:03 PM Re: Taking my PF off for a sneaky! [Re: lightweightmick]
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Preparation!? You are right Mick. This latest trip has brought that home to me for sure. I have always got away with it before - not doing much in the way of specific training. However having done nothing more than three 20 mile painful walks since March, this trip made me realise just hard the 5 day attempt is if you not right there on your metal.
Dave.

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#406495 - 06/08/14 02:02 PM Re: Taking my PF off for a sneaky! [Re: Slogger]
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Registered: 18/11/04
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I'm itching to get that SPOT registered Dave... I've had it out of the box... switched it on and sat watching the green light flash... sad I know. Looks like reg fee will be 110 to include tracking at present... ha ha, I got exactly that in my wallet, but that's toward gas bill...
I'd planned on registering it in the new year as my training mileage increased - hopefully it'll be on my Chrimbo list this year. C'mon left leg!
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#406496 - 06/08/14 07:50 PM Re: Taking my PF off for a sneaky! [Re: Slogger]
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If you don't you could always borrow mine for an attempt, so I can follow you.
Dave.

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#406497 - 06/08/14 10:55 PM Re: Taking my PF off for a sneaky! [Re: Slogger]
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That's a very civil offer Dave!
I'm the poorest member of my family... they were all geared up to club up for the subscription last Christmas for me, but my attention had turned to tools, so that's what I got lol - Plan was then for birthday and so on.. I either get cider making stuff, walking stuff or tools depending on which 'head' I've got on lol - they're very good - can't fault 'em
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#406524 - 30/08/14 06:00 PM Re: Taking my PF off for a sneaky! [Re: Slogger]
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Around 10 days to go on the decorating front now, and then a week taking it relatively easy (depending on work) then I may get to bury the ghost of my miserable last attempt. Legs at the moment still not up to it, never mind the PF (now awaiting the call for 'Shockwave' treatment).
However with being unable to rest the legs due to work and decorating, they surely must, with some rest, be in better order than last time, won't they!?
Dave.

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#406526 - 31/08/14 11:52 AM Re: Taking my PF off for a sneaky! [Re: Slogger]
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Dave - have 5 mins off the decorating - apologies for poor quality again...
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