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Just a quick report
Well Llanelli H/M done weather was cold and blowy which was good as we ran down the coastal path right by the sea good training for Brighton if the weather turns bad well i have a new PB according to my Garmin i got around in 1:43:36 beating my old time by 8:08 but was out done by the O/H who came home in 2:51:52 knoking about 33 minutes of her PB
Word nice to meet you if i don't see you at Brighton good luck
Toby3 - excellent result for you and your other half, that sub 4 is definately on the cards for brighton
Well Done Words and Spen! How did Toby get on?
went to W/W today not so good weekend away didn't help gained 1.5lbs but saying that i am now only 1lb over were i want to be at 12st 07lb
10 mile recovery run today went out with the O/H went ok for the first 4 or 5 miles then the O/H started to pay for her incredible performance yesterday and started to struggle so i started to pick a point to run to then walk to the next (i.e. a lamp or tree) and so on that way we got the whole 10 miles in not that the O/H was in any mind to give up and was determined to get the 10 miles done as she is going to have trouble fitting her runs in this week and by doing the 10 she can count them as the 2 x5 miles runs she had to do o just leaves her an 8 to do some time this week
got to the hotel about 2pm book in and the set off to find the start for Sunday as it turn out the Premier Inn were we were staying was a 2 minute walk from the start so that was good weather Saturday was lovely and did contemplated wearing shorts for the race however by Sunday morning when we looked out it had turn cold and gray so the running tights were the order of the day
The race started from the ruby stadium which was great as there was some where warm to sit and wait for the race to start which wasn’t the case i learned later when i meet up from someone on another thread i post on
The race got under way on time there was a small climb in the first mile but after that was pretty flat as i said earlier it took you through a bird sanctuary and along the coastal path which was very exposed and there was a stiff wind blowing
i was using people as pace makers a lot of the time until they either drop of the pace or went off in front was going well at mile five when i got talking to a chap running at a good pace he said that normally it’s was wet and wind for this race so i guess we got lucky in away weather wise
He went in front so i decided to chase him managing to stay a few paces behind him until the turn around point when he slow to wait for his mate it was then a case of just keeping the pace going i got passed by a young chap in a blue running top and for the rest of the race kept him in sight
Used a gel at mile 9 and have to say at this point was still going well it was and out and back route and again you had to run down the coastal path and there was now a strong head wind to run into the miles came and went and got to mile 12 and from there it was all downhill gave a great big cheer when i read the time because at this point i had been reading just the pace and nothing else
Great medals has to be the biggest and the most heaviest one I’ve ever got and a nice woolly hat well from what i can gather this is only the 4th time this race has Been run if so it was well organized and marshalled shame it’s not run a little later in the year as a nice warm day by the sea would make this race even better
Split wise 7:43, 7:41, 7:57,7:54, 7:47, 7:48, 7:48, 8:02,7:56, 7:56, 7:53, 7:56,7:30 and 1:36 for the last 0.23 miles Avg pace of 7:50
Well done Words Toby and Spen what great results and I too can add to that I did Silverstone Sunday and got a PB yeeehaaaa did it in 2.15.39 the weather was just right for running and I felt so much more comfortable than last year
Happy, and getting there.
Booey well done on the PB
bookturnk the same to you on the weight loss
Booey - well done a hattrick for us
Toby's race report says it all really - not much more to add, although I did think the water I picked up from the water stops was way too cold! Obviously it had been out in -1 degrees for a little too long!
Did 5 miles yesterday, and a long, slow, achy, wet, unenjoyable 11 miler into work this morning. Legs are still recovering from Sunday, I think. I may give my planned 5 miler tomorrow a miss...
Becky - no easy explanations, I guess - maybe it's just your body adjusting to the new diet, getting over shin splints, etc. Once you up your distances, even by a fraction, I'm sure you'll see a difference. Good luck!
Word yes i been told i have to rest for a couple of day's by O/H after doing 10 miles on Monday and Tuesday but i think she just wants me fit enough to go out with her Saturday on her 18 miler
so have left off today’s run although having said that with the mileage so far this week i have actually covered it will rest up tomorrow and then have a 20 mile plan on Friday which i may push out to a 22 depends on the leg’s
Went to see Harry Hill last night very funny, my cheeks were aching from laughing so much
Snow and cold forecast for sunday/monday here yuk hate it
Have a great weekend everyone
Well 22 miles for me today that’s the longest run i do was feeling tired today so decided to stick close to home so did ran 2 and 3 mile loops the whole thing took 3:31:12 with a Avg pace of 9:29m/m so not to bad as i was trying to keep the pace down and to be honest wasn’t to worry about the time more about just getting around
did struggle a bit over the last couple of miles and legs are feeling it now cut back week next week then my last big mileage run the week after before the taper starts can’t wait
Good effort, Toby, and a decent time too! You’ll smash your PB at Brighton, no doubt about it.
I did a hilly 9 miles round the block this morning but, again, didn’t really enjoy it. My legs feel like they’ve got no stamina at the moment. I’ve a cough and have felt a bit under the weather this week, so it’s probably all related. 20 miles to do tomorrow.
On the plus side, I bought myself a new suit yesterday, and it has to be said it’s the best fit I’ve ever had – this running is definitely helping to reshape my figure!
Have a great weekend, all.
Went out with the O/H today to keep her company on her 18 i suggested that 20 miles would be a good plan just to give her that psychological boost of knowing she could so 20miles it was
we inculpated the Bristol H/M course as part of the run as the O/H thinking of signing up for it later this year
Sounds good, Toby - congrats to the missus for completing 20 miles.
Also did 20 today and very very nearly came in under 3 hours. With 6km to go I rounded a corner and straight into a headwind that pretty much stopped me in my tracks! Those last 6k were testing and I ended up finishing in 3hrs 7mins, so I'm pretty pleased with that.
I'm now pretty hopeful of a sub 4hr finish at the Brighton Marathon.
On the weight front, no losses to report, but no gains either. A result of sorts!
And so another weekend disappears...
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