I rather foolishly attempted a tempo run along the Coast Road this afternoon - now I had planned it so the wind was behind me, but this kind of back fired when I nearly ended up going over the wall at Ballygally head!!! The gusts of wind were truly awful! I haven't heard what all pacing groups there are yet at the half marathon, there is a meeting on Thursday night so I'll find out the details & get them posted onto the website.
Pacers sound good - never ran in a pacer group before so would be interested in doing at Larne if there is a 1.45 pacer planned.... look forward to hearing more on Friday then Heather! I wimped out of a wet & windy run today and ran my 6 mile tempo session on the treadmill - tough going I have to say... outdoor tempo seems easier for some reason?!Belfast half is whetting the appetite - especially finishing on the track. One for the diary.Hope the ankle isn't bothering you too much Martin.
Intervat session tough going last night. The only good part was the up hill section with the wind on your back you just lay back and let the wind do the work.
HMM it's nice running on a fresh layer of snow. I have a few first timers doing Larne so will encourage them to tag on to the approiate pacing group so they don't get carried away at the start.
HMM & Heather, thanks for the up date on the pacers. As you know my issue is consistency over the longer distances so the pacers take away that worry. I am looking to to do around 1hr 40m so will look for help with the nearest timed pacer.
Good Martin it looks good out there the sun is even shining on the North Coast.
Thanks Kenny , in my view the sun always shines on the North Coast (even when it rains!)
Nice day for it alright Martin.... no damage done to the ankle then if it didnt protest after 13 miles. Happy days.Finally got back out on the tarmac tonight for my usual Wednesday Hill Session followed by a tempo mile @ 7.07 on the way back home just to liven things up. Total run just short of 4.5 miles.Treadmill is tempting when weather is bad - but nothing beats getting out on the road!
HMM I'm not at the Parkrun very often so I don't know. We meet at 8.00am at Mathewsons Chemist car Park, Ballymoney on a Sunday. This is the only timetabled run. Gillian does some off road stuff but I'm not sure what time she goes out.
Weather was 'minging' today. Went out just before lunchtime, light rain, which quickly turned to heavy rain, lots of big puddles, and around some of the paths I was on muddy puddles too. At least it wasn't too windy. That's my LR sorted for the week (13 miles).
Good to get the Long Runs in when you can JP! I have a 17miler scheduled in for Sunday morning and the forecast isn't great!Martin - similar here... just in from a 7 miler - first 5 MP last 2 tempo (7.32 & 7.21 pace) ... 58.38 fror the run with overall average pace 8.23. Funny enough I'm the opposite with speedwork - I enjoy ramping up the pace (particularly in the closing stages of a run) and need to be more disciplined not to do it! I was supposed to run my 7 miles tonight at MP right through but thought what the hell and kicked for home on the last two .
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