My Last Run

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21/09/2012 at 17:36

Just under 11 miles this morning easy.  I'm well pleased with myself as I've not been able to break 10 miles for some time now.  I took some advice from a friend at running club and did two 5.5m laps-- which I thought would annoy me- but it gave me a get-out, which seemed to make a huge difference psychologically. And cos the route's all pretty local, I could have cut it short at any time if I needed.  Also I listened to some radio 4 podcasts on another friend's advice-- which I enjoyed.  I was slow but had some energy left in the bank.  Now my dilemma is this- my 16 mile race lined up in 5 weeks- which I keep on humming and haa-ing about.  Of course part of me wants to do it as it's been my target for over 6 months now.  But will I manage it given my rubbish form in recent months?  Any thoughts most welcome

21/09/2012 at 18:12

@Nessie 73. if you can get round 11 miles, you will get round 16 if you do a couple of LSRs of 13 miles between now and race-day. (rule of thumb: if you can do 3/4 of the distance in training, you'll be able to go the full hog on race day, given the adrenalin, extra motivation etc). so, you CAN do this race. obviously, you don't have to, though, but, personally, I would because the sense of achievemtn is going to be massive when you complete it. last weekend, I had second thoughts about the Round Norfolk Relay (i was tired and it was going to be 17k in the middle of the night on no sleep) - but i did it, it went well, and i feel great!

21/09/2012 at 19:46

A steady state 8.11miles this evening, just picked up a new garmin 910xt so loads of data to study now, great for making me get out of the door.

21/09/2012 at 21:00

18 mins jog down the road. Sounds like nothing, but after 6 weeks of injury it felt amazing. Hopefully the start of a comeback.

21/09/2012 at 22:15

Nice one, Jane 

The Streak now stands at 600 days and I *celebrated* with my 12th 10k session in a row, pausing only to share the time of day with four Irish Wolfhounds near Crosby Beach 

21/09/2012 at 22:21

10 miles on the treadmill tonight.

22/09/2012 at 09:09

Sat 7.30am - 10km (garmin free)

bright sunny morning - a touch of frost on the ground when I started - which reminds me that I need to get some gloves for the winter

last long run tomorrow - marathon in 3 weeks - then a break from running for a couple of weeks

keep it going everyone

22/09/2012 at 17:52

Glad to hear your training is going well, Cidlad

Having rested my achilles for a couple of weeks, I decided to venture out today (I'm dog sitting again this weekend) to do a walk/run. I did more walking than running, it has to be said, but there was no discomfort in the tendon, which was heartening. Obviously I mustn't overdo it, but I'm hoping that the rest and eccentric exercises are paying off. Finger crossed!

22/09/2012 at 20:44

My longest run ever today !

18miles this afternoon along the local canal in 2hrs 35mins, which was a bit faster than I'd planned, but I was slowing down exponentially at the end. I reckon another mile would have taken me half an hour !

Still contemplating a marathon in 6 weeks. Today made me feel hopeful I could do it. 

22/09/2012 at 22:08

Sat 4 miles (38 mins)

4 miles this evening, looking good for a sub 60 minute 10k on sunday week.  I almost got run over by a young lad on a bike, he came out of a driveway not looking where he was going, probably couldn't see around his hoody, fortunately no harm done !

22/09/2012 at 23:38
A short steady state run this evening of 4.7 miles - might do a 10k race tomorrow morning I'll see how I feel....
23/09/2012 at 11:28

thanks Squawk

Sun 7.00am - 36km (2.56)

last long run completed - wasn't too bad and felt that I still had enough left in the tank for comfort

off to the match now - hope there is a dignified and respectful atmosphere prior to kick off - but followed by a meaty game of football

happy running everyone

23/09/2012 at 12:37

20.36 miles at 7.14m/m pace this morning.  Very wet.

23/09/2012 at 13:34

Well despite having a dinner party last night I ran the 10K race this morning and got a new PB of 36:16.

23/09/2012 at 14:29

excellent news, guv001, and an excellent PB!

managed to get in a lap of Richmond Park with the club this morning before the heavens opened. with the Middlesex 10k next week, acted on an old piece of Stephen Forde advice and did 3k at 5.30m/km, then 4k at 4.35m/km (goal 10k pace), then back to 4.5k at 5.30m/km. good workout!

23/09/2012 at 16:26

Wow guv, Thats about two minutes faster than my PB.

23/09/2012 at 18:42

sun 10 miles (1:40)

Last long run before 10K race next Sunday, happy enough with my progress but I'm noticing that I'm running out of steam around the nine mile mark, will need to improve stamina over the next couple of months.

Congrats on the pb guv, you must be delighted.

23/09/2012 at 23:00

9 miles @ 7:22 m/m average pace. Legs were a bit tired in the last couple of miles but it was a good run in the rain!

24/09/2012 at 09:44

Good work all and weel done guv for the PB!

I did the Cirencester 10k yesterday and got a PB of 45.30. Although I watched it and got 45.09 - understand a couple of seconds difference but 21?? Either way, chuffed with the PB.

Chin chin


24/09/2012 at 11:16

Snap DunkyD! I also did the Cirencester 10K. Well done on the PB. Same to guv - that's a terrific time.

Theyr'e giving gun time on the list but if you click on your name, you get your chip time. My gun time is 45 seconds slower than my chip time, which is one second faster than the time I had.

I missed my sub 50 target by 50 seconds. As my gun time suggests, I got stuck right at the back and spent the race, from the 1st kilometre marker, working my way up the field, which involved a fair bit of zigzagging and waiting for gaps where some groups decided to run four abreast (!). A bit annoying but it's my first 10k race so it's good to know that I at least got close to my target and probably, on a different day (where I didn't need a wee a few minutes before the start!) I could have got under it.

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