C75 - I'm in for Waterside too, sent my entry away on Monday so it should arrive on time. Should be on for sub
1.25 and hopefully closer to 1.24 if all goes to plan on the day.
Rodney - £3 wouldnt encourage many people to enter so early
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Flippin' eck Alan, those 800 splits are quick. Looks like you were cream crackered for the second 400m. Larne did 4 x 600 and 4 x 800 on Tuesday, I think Justin M's 800's were around 2:30-2:35. Mine were back at 2:47.
Were you doing that session for fun? I can't imagine it's on a marathon training plan.
Tommy - in answer to your mileage question - around 60mpw here. Sadly that only gets me a 37:xx 10km at the moment.....
Nice session Alan - was it case of fitting in something before the match? Poor result....
Did an easy 9m last night, with two "leg stretch" miles thrown in. Weather was perfect for running and forecast for the next week looks cracking. Waterside should see perfect conditions. No excuses for a good time...
ps - have avoided twitter so far - and the lure of Ballymena Runners on there.....
pps - not an unreasonable fee for the Belfast Marathon - might consider it.............home turf and all that.
Conditions do look favourable for Waterside on Saturday. C75, I wasn't saying Belfast was too expensive but last year was £27 for early entry and £30 normal entry. They have just added the £3 to even things up. i will most likely be running it too.
Did 9.2 miles in total last night. Ran 3.55 miles to training averaging 6:55 pace, then did the warm up and the speed session. We did 6 x 3min with 90 sec recovery and finished with 1 x 1min and a cool down. I did a 4 mile recovery run at 6:20am this morning. Since adding in the recovery runs my mileage has went up but because of the slower pace i actually feel fresher. I think I should res t tomorrow and be fresh for Saturday's race. Had thought about a 4mile run after work tomorrow but might give it a miss.
I think that's the main benefit that comes with training to HR (sorry to keep on about this). You will, as times goes on, feel a lot fresher during the week. By recovering properly, I certainly find myself less tired after training and in work the next morning, ready for tempo runs and also fresh for races.
Personally, I'd say there's little to be gained by doing 4 miles tomorrow. Rest up and give Saturday a good bash.
Really looking forward to it. Only second HM of the year for me...
rod yeah great turnout it has been a while since doing intervals but really enjoyed it.
not going to waterside as now entering Dublin so want to get the LSR in on sunday
PTB/C75 - It wasnt part of my marathon training, was a club session and just done what theyoungs ones were doing. Was something different, hard but fun, gave me a chance to really open my legs before saturday. Then to the pub for 2nd half.
C75/Rod - Yes conditions looks good for saturday,
re Recovery, I agree with C75 ive now slowed m recovery down more and feeling better after the session and the next day
Any tips on the Waterside 1/2 for a newbie?? Parking, course tips and all that?
Glad to hear the weather is shaping up for it at least. How are the hills there? Half my lot are staying clear, naming it the most depressing race in the calendar! Say it ain't so! Thanks.
Never ran on it before. Website has all the information you need on it.
Parking at Gransha grounds, shower facilities, etc there.
Race at 10.30am. So you'll need to be there around 9.30am.
Course flat and fast. And a few small hills before 6 miles, after that nothing.
Doesn't sound too bad...I hope.
Great course - fast. Not the most scenic granted but if you want scenery run in The Race Over The Glens
Speaking with Gerry Lynch today - over 500 pre-entries for full half and nearly twenty relay teams. Plus they also have the wheelchair race, walk and kids fun run. All in all a highlight of local calendar in my opinion. Few minor changes to route this year due to dual carriageway works but there is still only the couple of wee climbs between 4 and 6.
Good luck on Saturday JR. I hope to be here before you finish. I've never ran this course so can't help there. Everyone thinks its a fast course. Glad to see a bit of good weather for a change.
5.9 miles tonight lovely night for running as it got cooler during the run, last mile and half down the Garryduff Road so I was able to get a bit if speed up.
Hope to see you all at some stage on Saturday. I am hoping to get there about 11.30 in time to see the first runners home then jog out to meet a girl who I've been training with to help her home.
Is that a suble sales pitch HMM? Just try to keep me away more like! Just picked up my first pair of XC shoes this week in anticipation of the start of the season.Love Glenariff, looking forward to the head clearing Glens!
Scenery you say? Some one said that about the 7 sevens, but it's just a head down, sweaty blur to me now!
HMM - Getting to that time of the year again . Looking forward to it again with or without a hangover?. Would be in my top 5 races to do in the year along with Queen 5km, Armagh 5km, Steeley 10km and Bann 10km (Banbridge)
This might be the last time i am on before then so goodluck to everyone running and I will see you there
JR, it is a good PB course and the small climbs are nothing to worry about at all. It can be a bit lonely and I find it particularly tough around 7-9 miles, but I break it up into 2 x 5mile runs and then 5k home. Have managed 85 minutes in the last 2 years but looking at 88 minutes this year. Hope you enjoy it and bring more Springwell runners back next year.
9.7 miles with the club last night. Lot of hills so quite a tester for me.
Sounds like a big squad doing waterside this weekend. Good luck to everyone doing it.
PTB 60 is a lot! I think I'm hitting 30 this week so I'll try and keep it round there for a while... The recovery runs beef up the miles a lot.
Recovery run today and I think I might go to Mary Peters tomorrow and work out the max heart rate. 2 x 400 with the second flat out should do it.
TG - presumably you're doing those 400ms on a hill and not the track?
If I were you, I'd do 3 or 4 x 250m hill sprints (from trackside - entry to tow path up to footie pitches). Should get an accurate maxhr on the 3rd or 4th one. Especially if you do jog back recoveries.
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