Given up on the heart rate monitor HMM??
I decided I'll do the Bangor and then all the people I knew doing it pulled out. Sure I may as well do it anyway. 2 PBs this month so hopefully another one on the cards... 39 is the magic number to beat...
I'll probably see whoever is doing it there.
I'm still running in the t-shirts yet - even in the evening. Not long till tights and jacket territory though.
No TG - just couldn't put my hand on it at 5.20 this morning. Although that run felt strangely comfortable. Good luck to all those in Bangor this Saturday. C75 - r u taking the running shoes to Paris. Try a jog down to La Defense or up steps at Sacre Coeur. I'm sure OH wouldn't appreciate it
PS B'mena crew - I'll sort route and drinks out for Sun morn LSR.
Rodney - what's wrong with running home after speedwork? Call it a cool down
I'm down in Dublin on Saturday for the half marathon in Phoenix Park, a small PB (83:54) would be nice.
Good luck all at running at Bangor, and to C75 trying to be charming in Paris for a whole weekend.
I did 5.28 miles last night my legs felt very heavy at the start but after a mile or so loosen up and I finished strong. It was a nice evening but toy cool down very quick when you stop.
Off to Sligo for the weekend, trainer packed so I am hoping to get a run in some time. Good luck to all racing this weekend the weather is looking good.
PTB, it is getting too dark by that time or i would run home. It is even getting a bit too dull now for running in at 6:00pm but I might be able to manage it for another week or maybe even 2 weeks. All the best in Dublin. Is it a good flat fast course? you seem to pick out the good courses for PB attempts. hope it goes to plan for you.
TG, you will be under 39 ok in Bangor. You were going well last week at Ormeau Park. I ran 38:59 last year but hope for something like 38:30 this time.
Good luck to all running in Bangor and to PTB in Dublin hope its pb all round.
Kenny enjoy your break as well.
Another weekend and another 20 miler for me,just love these long run so i do
Jim, don't worry your not the only one - hoping to do about 21miles on sunday morning. Hopefully a 4 miler this evening will bring me just over the 40 mile mark for this week. Torres for a few more goals tomorrow, that should keep my fantasy team on the rise, anyone else a team entered in the premier league fantasy league?
Hope everyone racing in Bangor and Dublin has a great run, weather is going to be spot on, enjoy it!! And those away on weekend breaks have a great time!!
B'mena crew - robin has bottles out. Mine will keep for next week as long as BBT doesn't find them
Had a bit of a disaster in Bangor today...
Seemed like the starter gun went early as I wasn't even lined up or maybe I should have been more on the ball... Took a good while getting past the start line and was boxed in for a good bit at the start. Once I got going spent the whole race passing people but had too much time to claw back. Won't make that mistake again! That and an upset stomach didn't help. I dunno what I ate yesterday...
Clocked in results as 39:56. Sub 40 still so can't complain too much. Back to training and looking to trim this down a good bit at the Seeley.
Rodney not bd running from you though I suspect you were looking for quicker...
A very well run race. Very similar in terrain to Lisburn. One comment for the organisors though - some runners take XL t-shirts!!(L was the biggest available...)
AU - There is no path up Slemish - so we're ok then lol
TG, I was looking to finish around 38:30 instead of the 39:31 I got but have to be content with what I got. As for the t-shirts, there were only small ones left for the top 100 finishers by the time I got there and I was 62nd. it was a warm day for running but can't use that as an excuse as others ran some great times.
Ballymena men enjoy your long run tomorrow.
No more races for me now until 17 October. I was just looking back and I have done 8 races in the last 8 weeks. Riada 5, Sperrin 5, Ballyclare 10 miler, Inter club race, Portglenone 5k, Waterside Half, Ormeau Embankment 5k and Bangor 10k.
Hope it went well for you today PTB.
Seems like there's some good running going on here!
TG and Rodney - it was a very warm day for running and it affects some people more than others.
As for me, I did Slieve Gallion today in a miserable 4 min slower than last year! It was a nice race though...
Yeah it was a good day for fast times Rodney so I guess no one can have any excuses. I wouldn't be too happy with my time but I think there's plenty of quicker times in me so back to the training ground and I'll get more tempo work in from now in as it's been lacking / non existent.
That's the first time in a 10k I've done that I've seen 30 minutes being so close to being broken. A marker for everyone else I'd say. That would maybe beat Gareth Turnbull too so if Turnbull does the Seeley it'll be interesting.
Day off today. Back to it tomorrow.
Well done to everyone who raced the Bangor 10k yesterday.
MTH-glad you enjoyed GNR-great atmosphere.You must do London next! Interesting comment on 10 mile mark!
TG-your chip time bit quicker-39.44.Yeah goodish course with nasty climb at 9k.Managed 37.46(chip) a minute slower than Seeley last year.Pleased to get under 38 again.Like Rodney disappointed to find only small T shirts left in top 100 club!Perhaps sat down too long in nice chairs at the finish and missed bigger tops!! Several of the top 10k runners should be under the magic 30minute barrier by the time of the Seeley(weather permitting) Think John McLoughlin still holds old course record at 29.11 (1983)
MTH - sounds like you had a blast, and a PB too. Nice.
Well done on TG, Rodney, BBT on getting 100 club T-shirts, even if you hve to give 'em to your kids. Was there a sandy stretch around the 8km mark, or had they taken a brush to the path this year?
Ferdy - hopefully enjoyable, even if not up to your previous high standards. Are you training less at the moment, or back to normal now?
I had a decent race in Dublin. Was looking for a small PB at least, hopefully a minute if I went well, or more if I had a blinder. I clocked chip time of 82:54, which is a PB by exactly a minute, so reasonably happy. Big field, 8,000-odd! Well managed on the whole though, to be fair, a good job. The course is flat and fast for the first 7 miles which circuits the NE side of Phoenix Park, then you loop around the SW side for the remainder before coming back to the centre for the finish. The SW side is more undulating, so I lost a little time coming home. Last mile was the fastest though, so I think I got it about right.
Well done on the PB Paul - fantastic time. Close to what I ran on the same course last year. Your improvement has been great this year (although you'll undoubtedly downplay it).
You'll get to a stage (now) where carving "minutes" off pb's is a distant memory and you start thinking in seconds...(although, you've still got a job to do in Dublin. I reckon you're on for 2.57 myself).....
BBT - cracking return to form - injuries forgotten now?
Nice runs also from Rod and TG even if they were slightly slower than hoped for.
I had a quick look at the times online. Seems strange. The top end (first 5) all recorded fast times (for them) but then the boys who I'd be competing against (next 10) all seemed slower than usual.
Just back from Paris. trainers left at home but made it out for a 6am on Friday morning. Was supposed to go out tonight but just too tired. Hard training now for 10 days then 2 days rest before Birmingham Half marathon. Last race of the season for me. Forgetting about the Seeley and XC. Will get back into it come Dec, ready for an assault on the V35 category next year...!!
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