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MH - I tend to avoid the big races now as the prices have got stupid.
Decided on a hill session this morning. Did 12.5 mins warm up, 12 x 50secs hard effort uphill with 80secs jog down, about 12 mins back. Good session and managed to get sun on me and rain at the same time!
Hmm, struggled on Sunday. Set out to do 15M as a last long run before the Half. Had to stop after 10M, really tired legs leading to a dull ache in the right adductor. Havent had a problem with that for a lnog time. Was fine up until then as well. Rested and went out again this morning and did a gentle 4M and all was well. So, fingers crossed that training is back on track.
I'm hoping to get to a little meeting tomorrow of a small group of runners who are planning a not-for-profit Bristol Marathon on 27 November. Just an idea at the moment but entries open in a few weeks time. They are thinking of maybe 200 runners at most, possible free entry and maybe paying for a good t-shirt instead. No route planned yet but it would be good to take in thhings like Ashton Court, suspension bridge, etc. I'll let you know what happens if I get there. Meanwhile check out bristol marathon on facebook or google amarathonforbristol
Best of luck to you guys.....looks like it's going to be a warm 1
Nice one Mike will text you later with time ect after i check what time it starts , think it's a 9.15 start .Will be nice to have a run out together again,first one since i've been back running so should have loads to rattle about.
Will come and get you from yours and drop you back no probs.
Have a good run all
Cheers Mike had a great time also, was nice to catch up with people i had not seen for nearly twelve months. rattled for the first nine miles then got my head down on the hilly last four miles to get in in 1:45 .Must say the medal this year was crap,bit of tin with a sticker on, Mike gave his away to a little girl, did make me smile.
Got my Birmingham half entry in also so with a bit more speed work should enjoy this one too.
Enjoy The Ponton Plod , cant do it this year. Our next run out will be Open to Offers (LDWA) .
Have a good run all and Well Done RC on her run out at Little aston 5 miler .
Good to hear you enjoyed it MH. And TR seemed to have fun as well by the sound of it.
Did a steady 9M yesterday at just under 8min/mil pace. Enjoyed it and felt strong. Not going out today but will do another speed session tomorrow then a mixture of paces for the last few runs before the race on Sunday.
Good Luck for this weekends race Peaceman enjoy Bristol Half .
Going for a nice steady 13 miler this afternoon over Barr Beacon then a local five in the morning before my full fry up .
Congrats to PM for a cracking time at Bristol Half today!! Get on here and show off PM!!
Alright RC, if you insist!
Very, very pleased with the Bristol Half yesterday. It was hot and quite windy, blue sky and lots of sun. But managed to finish in 1.38.29, my best Half time for 5 years! I finished 1040th out of 8854 runners which I think puts me inside the top 12% - bloody hell! In my age group I was 61st out of 559. Sorry to write all this but I cant quite believe it!
Anyway, nerdy stats: 7.03, 7.08, 7.11, 7.14, 7.17, 7.06, 7.21, 7.18, 7.26, 7.30, 7.55, 7.56 with the last bit at 7.36. So I started to slow up towards the end but still didnt go over 8.00 so a tad chuffed. My garmin measured 13.3M but thats normal allowing for overtaking, moving across for drinks, etc. The 13.1M is the direct route (wish it had been painted on the road!).
Mind you, Southville's best performance was our guy who finished 80th in 1.19 and our best woman was 127th in 1.22 and was 15th lady. This training must be the right thing to be doing!
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