18th Jan 2009
Dr Danbad news - hope there is some improvement soon
Beddersgood going along the canal - you are right the moors will not be as flat!!I have run the Hyde Park 5K a couple of times when I have been in London on business and it is quite a twisty course but still good fun to run such a short race.Where is the John Carr 5K series held?
Little Miss Hall those aerobic miles are in the bank to draw on in the final stages - unlike the current financial world!!
I knew it was a mistake ot write how well training was going - struck down with a severe sore throat and sniffling cold last week that severely restricted training and too much travelling this week is eating into training schedule - ah well there is always Christams Day to make up for it........................
opps, sorry TS, meant the much less famous hyde park 5k series in leeds !! the john carr series in in esholt near bradford , other end of the country from london ! They're damm good though, 3 wednesdays on the trot in may, only downside is that the first one is a bit close to the FLM but it does mean you're pretty fit ! hope the throat gets better !
only an easy 6 miler for me today, legs tired..old age !
Bedersthanks for info on the John Carr 5K races - I will look out for them next year as there is limited opportunity to race over short distancesI did laugh at the Hyde Park geography - Leeds would be a bit closer for me as well!!
6 miles easy is fine - they can't all be eyeballs out running. I think I will have a good few years on you so no excuses about old age!
Fully over the bug now thanks - just in time for my normal Friday "special" - 3.5 miles warm up at av 8:10m/m and then 8 x 200m hill intervals with jog down recoveries in the crisp, cold dawn air. .............I will recover eventually
ouch, hill reps my favourite...not. day off today and only another easy jog out tomorrow as got the Stoop fell race on sunday, one of the dave Woodhead specials, great fun and loads of mud.
ps, I'm only a kid of 51 really, thought I was old until i did my first fell race and all the grey haired varicosed veined 80 years olds galloped past me !!
Hope the Christmas holidays went off well for everyone and that you all managed a run on Christmas Day!
Just a reminder that there is now just less than 3 weeks to go.............................................
3 weeks! Thanks for the reminder TS. Not sure how ready I am for this. Mileage is great, but not been doing specific HM training. At least there's no hills so I should do better than Leeds .
How did the Garmin start going backwards LMH???
LMHbizarre!!!!You must have been running so fast time started to go backwards as wellCan't you fit in anorther LSR before the race - there is plenty of time. Better to have a more confident run in one's mind than a carp one
Dippycatmileage is all you need really - strenght and stamina win out over speed every time in a HM
Having said that I ran some mile intervals yesterday ( well 3 to be precise in case you thought it might be more!!) at an average pace of 6:50m/m with 3 minute active recoveries - the idea of running 13 at that pace was not appealing!!
TS - I shall have another go tomorrow with Mark - one of our Garmins will hopefully behave! It's a strange thing which the Garmin has done before for no good or common reason that I can see. On most of my routes I know the mileage anyway and don't get too bothered but it always seems to do it when I'm LSR and care about the outcome or doing some efforts. Well done on those miles, I've yet to see one beginning with a 6! I did manage a 7.43 during my NYD run but couldn't imagine another 12. Hopefully the race day magic will take care of it.
Our numbers arrived today too - is it time for a list?
I have found my Garmin going "slow" as far as distance is concerned in the recent cold weather but probably more due to freezing fog blanking out signals. It is still a bit disconcerting isn't it when one doesn't get that reassurring beep when passing a know n distance point!!!
Good idea for a list - numerical order please cos I like my lists neat 'n tidy
0976 - Torque Steer
The 0 does not appear on the number but I stuck it on so that those wiith higher numbers can stay aligned - see i do like my lists neat!
yellow band on mine - either for male or aged git I would guess
I got my number too. Spurred me on to run 15 miles this morning, in a quite respectable 2 hours and 2 mins. Feeling pretty pleased now - only two weeks to go!
I can't recall what my number is atm - don't have it to hand - but will add it later. It's definitely green though.
Reading the very posh and shiny booklet, it really does feel like this race is getting bigger and less 'local' each year. Pleased about the chip timing though
Good job you mentioned the chip timing BP - we hadn't read the booklet!
Yellow must be for boys and green for girls this year.
0209 - Mark0976 - Torque Steer1461 - LMH
forgotten that I had entered this as it was so long ago - had a particularly festive xmas with not much running in the last few weeks so not at all ready for a half!
will have a go at 14 tomorrow to see how it goes
0209 - Mark0808 - OMAHD0976 - Torque Steer1461 - LMH
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