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20/06/2013 at 22:22

3:30 - go with how you feel on the day, but agree with Lisa go 9.  There is the 10% rule but I couldn't say I have stuck to that - foolishly (possibly).

Things at work and home often get in the way - why are Parents Evening at school always on my key running nights?  Why can't they be on a rest day??  Don't teachers run?

I'll make a deal - I'll go 9 on Sunday to match your 9....My plan is to bang 9

20/06/2013 at 22:25

Lisa - halfs for inspiration...I was thinking Cardiff in October - nice atmosphere, scenic course, flat. 

Gosport is a decent half mara in November - bit awkward to get to... or Downton HM (near Salisbury) - really good that I may just diarize that with my virtual pencil...

A pleasant enough but sweaty 4 earlier, 13 for the week, not to plan but should still make total target.

21/06/2013 at 09:06

Thanks all

Done 5 last night in around 47 mins so pleased I guess.

My hamstrings seems fine now Gammi and DB9 OK will do 9 tomorrow as well (had convinced myself to do it but just wondered if doing nearly double my weekday runs was too much), I know the rule but want to get the distance up and I so enjoyed last weeks 8

Problem is due to the terrain round here will have to run just under a mile down hill and then do a right turn for the rest then turn back and finish the 9 at the turn - after over 8 miles don't fancy running up the hill. So it will be a walk/trot back hope the rain keeps off !!

if I can get around 1.32/33 will be pleased. 

Keep on keeping on all

Edited: 21/06/2013 at 09:06
21/06/2013 at 09:26

Gammi, Nottingham is my favourite half marathon ever - my PB too - I'm not sure if they have changed the course since I last did it - from the Trent Embankment up through the Lace Market and Wollaton Park before coming back beside the Trent? and do they still give a framed piece of Nottingham Lace for all finishers?

I would go for the 9 too 3:30 not to much of a jump. I am in to minds at the moment I have a very sore achilles/calf at the moment which seem to be as a result of the speedwork I did on Wednesday - will give it a try in my old shoes tomorrow which have more support, I  will also keep off the hills and run locally rather than too far out - will do laps - in the meantime I have got some gel and plenty of paracetomol!!!

Anyway 4 miles this morning may leave the longer one until Sunday to give an extra day. Or I may just see if I can run it off.

Edited: 21/06/2013 at 09:26
21/06/2013 at 10:21

Grendel, I did the notts half in 2003 so not sure whats changed with the course but there was no lace for the finishers when I did it!  What a great idea...  I'm hoping I will be better prepared for my second ever half, a decade later, at Dartvale in oct 

21/06/2013 at 11:28

I did it for 10 years between 1985 and 1995 and each year the finishers got a piece of framed nottingham lace, it was a different design each year (mainly incorporating Robin Hood) about a foot square in a glassed frame -

21/06/2013 at 18:08

Grendel - am going for it. If I haven't posted by 1pm send out a search party !!

21/06/2013 at 19:50

Hi All,

I'm starting to run again after 12 weeks out for a badly sprained ankle. Am managing short distances at the moment (2k) but it feels fab to be running again, and my pace is faster than it ever was before which is a nice by-product of having some enforced time out!


I was thinking of entering Pride Run in August but am a bit wary of overdoing it and damaging my ankle again....any words of advice on running after injury?

21/06/2013 at 21:04

Hello all,

hello Becky, well done for getting back out there.  Wobble boards can be good for strengthening ankles after injury.  JustRun recommended one to me and I found it really helpful.

good luck with the 9 3:30, fortune favours the brave and all that....

happy running all

22/06/2013 at 11:35

All - I failed in my attempt to run 9.

I ran 12.88 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I had planned the route and turn round point but the roads are not well sign posted so missed it so decided to go onto the next landmark as I need to know exactly how far I run. So ran to the Faslance naval base

12.88 miles of even pace 10:26 a mile. Last week ran 8.34 miles at 10:14 so gotta be pleased with that

Just shows how much of the running lark is mental I started this comeback seriously on 17/4 with 2.6 miles @ 10:48

My plan is a half in under 2 hours next March time. So got the distance sorted now need to get the pace upped.

I am buzzing, the last 2 weeks I have pushed it and won the battle

Happy running everyone from an over the moon 3:30

22/06/2013 at 12:17

Welcome Becky - the only advice really is to listen to your body and take it easy - little steps. if it hurts back off a bit, but just try and increase distance a little bit at a time -

Well done 3:30 certainly upped the mileage there - am green with envy, decided to nurse my calf/achilles a bit today so did a very very slow 6 miles, am going to do the 12 tomorrow but very slowly  and on the flat - will do laps just in case. But found the pain manageable this morning.

Good weekend all.

22/06/2013 at 12:23

Thanks Grendel - be carefull mate good idea to run laps

And welcome Becky

22/06/2013 at 20:58

Welcome'll get loads of advice from the sages on here and a great ship load of encouragement..getting you out there when you think you don't really want to be...


DB9 update...4 yesterday on the same course as Thursday and 30+ seconds quicker so pleased with that.  This morning a very slow and wet 3, tired and not looking forward to the 9 I agreed to do with 3:30....tmz

We'll see - 20 for the week so far - lets see how we are mile by mile....


22/06/2013 at 21:22

Good luck DB9,  I really wish I had done the 12 this morning!!! got it out the way.

22/06/2013 at 21:25

Hi Becky, good luck getting back into running! 

Well done 3:30 that's really great! 

Well the GES got postponed due to bad weather, so I've entered the London one incase it gets cancelled altogether. I am gutted but understand it was for safety reasons. I'm going to convince myself to go for a long run tomorrow now instead, not sure which route yet so not sure what distance i'll cover.

Good luck to everyone for your runs tomorrow!


22/06/2013 at 21:46

Good luck you long runners and well done 3:30...


Catch up tmw

22/06/2013 at 21:48

Take it slow point in pushing it just yet

23/06/2013 at 09:26

Lisa a friend who lives round the corner from the reservoir and who was also gutted as she had been training in open water for a while, said the conditions up there were bad so sounds like the right decision.

My goal since the start of June has been to run 15 miles comfortably by Christmas. Well 14 run this morning.  Could I run another mile, definitely yes, could I add the word comfortably? No!!!!

23/06/2013 at 10:50

Hi All, wanted to join a forum and this one seems to suit what I'm doing at the moment. I started running again back in 2009 when I did the London Marathon, first time in 20 years I had actually run, and wasn't even good before that! I did it in 51/2 hours, not quick but made it round, then this the 2010 unorthodox run in 2 1/2, again pretty slow. I then stopped for some reason but adoing the north run this year with a goal of a sub 2hr run. My fastest 10k to date is 52 mins, but am a struggling with my breathing and was after some advice from people here on what technique to use. There are so many different theories and advice from people, I'm hoping there may be someone out there who can help! I went out yesterday and did a gentle 6miles, but really struggled to regulate my breathing....any ideas???   Keep on running 

23/06/2013 at 11:09

Certainly come to the right place, 40+ (i'm not the right person to talk to about it but the others are a mine of information about the correct technique so some one will be able to help)

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