My road to Rio

Here goes...

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30/11/2012 at 07:45

torchie, that's a hell of a progression there. all depends how you define "seriously" I guess.

If 20miles a week is the definition, you'll improve simply by upping it with 10 easy miles a week.

If you mean you've been doing 60miles a week, with pace zones, tempo, speedwork etc, it'll take more thought

at your age, with keeness it's all about consistency and avoiding those injuries...which hopefully yours is only a niggle...

30/11/2012 at 09:13

torchie, bear in mind that the most dramatic improvements occur during the first few months of your running career. I also started training at my local club at 17 but your improvements will taper off and actually that's when you need the expert coaching (I assume your coach is a qualified one?). So to put it simplistically, don't blame the coach that you haven't continued knocking minutes at a time off your 10k pb.

Good luck! I'd encourage you to try some xc this winter if you hadn't thought of it, it will build your strength and stop you getting too stale chasing road pbs on an all year round basis.

07/06/2013 at 13:13

So I wonder what has happened to dear old Mike Rushton.....

Would be interesting to hear from him again

07/06/2013 at 16:02
GingerG wrote (see)

So I wonder what has happened to dear old Mike Rushton.....

Would be interesting to hear from him again

Well, there's a link on the previous page with Bolton parkrun results and looks like he's still running at least.

Don't forget to scroll down though...and then down a bit more...keep going...nearly...there you go.

07/06/2013 at 16:13
Wow thats a hell of a drop off in form. Maybe he is still trying to smash out every run as fast as he can.
07/06/2013 at 16:22

It looks like winter happened to him.

cougie    pirate
07/06/2013 at 16:27
At least he is still running - thats a good thing.
07/06/2013 at 16:48

might be using the parkruns as tempos now rather than flat out

07/06/2013 at 17:06

Stevie - 26:30 plus would be tempo pace for a 25:00 plus flat out man I'd have thought? In fact, 26:30 would barely be recovery pace for a sub 19:00 chap surely?!

Not much else (unless it's all non-UKA stuff) for him to recover from either looking at this: -

Managed a sub 21:00 in March and a sub 19:30 in February though, so not all is yet lost.

07/06/2013 at 17:12

Now who's 'got it in for' poor Mike, Bob?

07/06/2013 at 17:21

He's run at least one of his slow times with his dad and regularly does the parkrun with his dad even if they don't run together - I think this is rather nice - fast times aren't everything.

07/06/2013 at 17:47
mike rushton wrote (see)

Also, I want to join an athletics club, just waiting for the money, hopefully will be joining Bolton United Harriers AC soon. 

PS. Im contemplating running the greater manchester marathon in april 2013, although I have a fair bit to go, furthest ive ever ran is 13 miles but that was training. 


A Michael Rushton ran the Greater Manchester Marathon finishing in a chip time of 4:09:12 - that may well explain the slower parkrun times. There are no other Michael Rushton's on RunBritain so my conclusion is that he changed the emphasis of his training - now what the hell was I supposed to be doing at work today!


07/06/2013 at 19:52

What a bunch of stalkers

One minute a sub 16 5k is the aim on the way to representing GB at Rio at 5 or 10k. And now he's throwing in a marathon?

These kids of today! Ideas come and go!

07/06/2013 at 21:08

I don't think there's much mystery about any of this.

Mike turned up, declared an enthusiatic but naive ambition and realised very soon that it wasn't doable. He still seems to be enjoying his running anyway, which is good.

I bet he really regrets that first post though  

07/06/2013 at 22:05
literatin wrote (see)

Now who's 'got it in for' poor Mike, Bob?

Hey, I've not got it in for him either. I just asked a couple of questions, made a couple of observations based on the facts available, and stated that there was hope for him yet. Whassup with that?

Don't go tarnishing me with yours and Stevie's negative spin on the lad. 

07/06/2013 at 22:06

Bobby, you're harsher than Mike Harsh of Harsh View Terrace in Harshtown

07/06/2013 at 22:14
After all of the people who have come on here with outlandish plans it seems that DF3 , to his credit, was the only one man or woman enough to come back and admit they weren't quite as good as they thought.
07/06/2013 at 22:16

MY negative spin, Bob??? I've been nothing but encouraging to all of these kids. 

Millsy, you are forgetting Alex Coward.

07/06/2013 at 22:23

You're second only to Nick Windsor in transparent insincerity, lit!

07/06/2013 at 22:50
Oh I forgot about Alex Coward, what's he up to now?
Although he did get quite agressive when you questioned his logic.
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