Swansea Harriers Seaside 5K Series - Race 2

12TH JULY 2005

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11/07/2005 at 15:35
Well I am not that fast so looking for sub 24 hopefully

What about yourself if you race?

I actually feel fantastic on the mileage I am doing(more than when I was marathon training)

Oh do you realise they have not announced the closing date for GFA yet and Cardiff maybe too late so I was told?
11/07/2005 at 15:41
I know,i'm quite worried about it to be honest.I'm praying that Cardiff is before but i'm entered for it and will do it whatever happens.
Suppose i'll just have to sit tight.

My plan for this summer was to get as close as possible to 20 mins.I broke 21 for the first time in the last Llanelli 5K with 20:54 so am just going to keep trying to get my time down.

Glad you're feeling so good,you're obviously doing it all right if you're staying healthy and feeling great.I'm going to try and keep my mileage in the 40's and 50's every week and keep building up.

It's all good!Woo hoo!
11/07/2005 at 15:51
Good luck with the mileage looks good to me and steady building up especially with the heat!

That is a darn good time for 5K

Lastyear cardiff was the week before the closing date(9th)even if you miss it and you get your GFA place just means you will have it for 2007 FLM.

Lets hope lady luck is on your side:-)


11/07/2005 at 16:03
Yeah,me too.

The plan is to do Cardiff and Dublin in October and then do FLM next year.After that i'm going to throw myself into triathlon and have a break from marathons because i'm only 22 and don't want to wreck my body when i've only just started out.

When i'm a little bit older and stronger i'm start on the marathons again,my endurance should be that much better as well.

So,that's the plan but in reality who knows what'll happen!
11/07/2005 at 17:28

Evening All,

Well, poppy, Milton Keynes. What can I say, concrete, dump, grid ? The old hamlet is ok bit most of it is sh*te. Built on an American grid system. If you don't go and fancy a stab at the Newent (same day) I might be tempted and could give you a lift.

Jen, I do hope that Cardiff works for you and is in time. The way you are going I reckon you will be flying by this autumn. I see you fancy a triathlon. Have you done one ? Love cycling and running myself, used to be good at swimming but not sure about the combination.

I am going to do the Swansea 5k regardless of the heat. Heat is my enemy and it really degrades my performances.
11/07/2005 at 20:24
OOh I cant find any details of the Gloucester 1/2......can I tempt you to the half then?
is it hilly
will the course be marked in Flour;-)
So many questions;-)

At least those of us that do the 5k will do it under very difficult circumstances and shows how tough we really are.....or mad;-)
11/07/2005 at 20:41

Glos

Flat/Undulating and it can't be marked worse than the MM because it does not get any worse !
11/07/2005 at 20:55
Thanks small field mmmmm would also mean I get too see Lance in action as it will be THE day he gets his 7th Tour!!
11/07/2005 at 20:56

Is it in a small field ? I missed that bit.
11/07/2005 at 20:57
Max 300ish runners
11/07/2005 at 20:58
344 last year
11/07/2005 at 21:02

I will most likley do it regardless. Can't find anything to do this coming weekend though.

In Aug I have got these booked already

Brecon 10
Great Yarmouth 1/2 (Weekend away staying at my brothers)
Race the Train

Will prob give the Tenby 10k a crack at the end of the month as well.
11/07/2005 at 22:32
see you all tomorrow, the heat will be hard, but to paraphrase lance armstrong "the quicker i run it the sooner i can stop!"
12/07/2005 at 05:56
OOh Phil you know a way to a girls heart just mention Lance;-)

I do like that saying:-) and you would never see lancey not doing a stage because it is too hot;-)

Alex

Would it be okay to have a lift for Gloucester 1/2?
I would also like to do Tenby 10k but my original lift is not doing the race.So will have to sort something else out .

good luck everyone tonight
12/07/2005 at 08:59

Yes, that's fine. And a lift to Tenby will be ok too if you are stuck.
12/07/2005 at 10:24
Hiya folks,well,my run last night confirmed it,i'm not going to race tonight.

I'm going to bike down to the race,support for a bit,then go on a nice long ride around Gower most probs.

I went to train last night with the intention of doing 6X800m efforts and after my first one I felt like stopping.Legs were heavy and there was nothing in the tank.

Just been for a walk now down to the hospital to have my x-rays done on my knee and I felt pretty tired walking.

I think i'm going to need to change the schedule so that Monday's session is recovery miles.It was tough trying to do the efforts on the back of a long Sunday run.Will have to have a re-think!

Well,it's a lovely hot one for you hardcore racers.

Keep an eye out for me WP,i'll be on a blue Trek mountain bike with my red 3Ms t-shirt on.Come and introduce yourself if you see me!See you tonight Alex too.

Plenty of water and energy drinks today guys :-)
12/07/2005 at 10:32

Sorry you aren't racing tonight Jen, I guess speedwork like that after a long run is taxing.

I had planned to go for a revcovery plod yesterday but ended up going for a recovery sleep at 7pm. Out like a light. There is no way I could have managed speedwork or anything like !

Might cycle down myself, just have to see how the day pans out.

Tell you what too, I could swear I entered this on line but have not had a number yet. Will have to enquire tonight.
12/07/2005 at 10:42
I ended up doing 4 out of the 6 800s but I decided to call it a day then because my rep times were slowing right down.

Most probably see you tonight Alex but if I don't - good luck!

Good luck to you too WP :-)
12/07/2005 at 10:55
Alex-Thank you a lift would be great also Tenby if it does not put you out in any way? have a feeling both will be hot hot hot

Ring Grant today to check it out

Sounds like your body needed the rest last night.

Jen

Sorry you are not racing I always find that after a long run a recovery run is the best for a Monday so maybe you need to alter the schedule a wee bit?

Will look out for you I will be in harriers vest(it is horrid all nylony) dark hair tied back and nervous look on my face!! oh and GPS strapped to arm>>...think i better look for you may be easier;-)

I am going to watch Lancey in action this afternoon (he has a trek bike)and drink plenty and maybe a nap I am not sleeping well with the heat at the moment:-(

Good luck Alex and hopefully see everyone tonight

12/07/2005 at 10:56
Jen

Thanks for good luck I am going to need it!!
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