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27/02/2013 at 21:35

John - I'll be too slow for you... ran a 9 miler tonight for the purpose of running the middle 7 miles at proposed HM pace of 8 m/mls.

Found it a fairly hard effort and now wondering is 1:45 even doable! Maybe just tired legs as I have just done my 3 heaviest training weeks since my return to running (three consecutive 50ml weeks) and had a fairly intense interval/tempo session last night.

So Martin looks like I'll be falling off the 1:45 pacer and getting picked up by the 2hr guy as well!

27/02/2013 at 22:06
Yeeeehaaa Ricky , welcome to the Larne poor pacing club! If its any conciliation I went out for 6 tonight and just about dragged my sorry ass round the roads , some days are just better than others, Looking at the miles your knocking out and all at great pace I'd say you will be up there with John no bother maybe just ease off a bit on the week before Larne .

John , needless to say I don't run quick enough but I was going to volunteer Ricky
28/02/2013 at 09:11

Ricky - HM pace for 7 miles is a hard session for anyone so I wouldn't be too worried about it.

John have a look at past results for people running round 1:40. The advice I have always got is that if you're targetting a time and you know a vet that does that follow them. I say vet as they're more experienced and so consistent.

28/02/2013 at 09:12

Sorry John, way too quick for me too.  I'll just be hoping to improve on last year's 1.55 at Larne.

For anyone going to the Albertville5 on Saturday, be aware that the race registration has moved to a new location.  I happened to look at the flyer otherwise I would have been turning up at the Grove as usual.  The start & finish have moved as well.

28/02/2013 at 10:13

Paul - what is that new location??

28/02/2013 at 12:54

It's a secret, TG

The Portside Inn, Duncrue Road, off the Fortwilliam roundabout - click on the link to the flyer in my last post.


28/02/2013 at 13:35

Aha, d'oh. Didn't see the link sneakily put in there!! Cheers

I've my MOT at the same time so can't make it but will pass on to the rest of the guys I train with.

01/03/2013 at 09:10

5 Miles done last night another lovely night despite the heavy mist.

01/03/2013 at 09:57
Good man Kenny, 5 done this morning before work busy all evening so just thought I would make the effort and get out early
01/03/2013 at 14:42
Pleased with this weeks running. 2 key workouts were 3 x 2 mile intervals at MP with half mile recoveries at LSR pace. Met TommyG on towpath - great spot for intervals. Myself, GlennMcK, JimMcC and a fella from Co Antrim Harriers were all able to run to towpath, do our individual sessions and run back to city centre. Took today off and did 18 miler with 13.5-18 progressive towards MP. Feet up and a nice wee 6 miler on Sunday to round things off.

Kenny, how's your crew progressing towards Larne.
01/03/2013 at 16:20

HMM they are all doing better than me. I will probably get some of them to go with your pacing group so they don't get carried away and go off too fast.

I am planning on trying 14 on Sunday but I start to struggle once I get to about 8 so will have to wait and see how it goes.

01/03/2013 at 16:21

You did look like a man who was doing an interval session HMM...

That was my first one of the year. 8 x 3 minutes at just over 5:30 pace with 90 seconds recovery and I have to say I was busted. MIght slow down next week!

I work at the end of the towpath now so very handy for me and there's plenty about to meet up with for runs.

01/03/2013 at 16:28
Lol TG was that Jonny from Up and Running - is into triathlons?
01/03/2013 at 16:29
Kenny tell them I'll have the Jellybeans ready
02/03/2013 at 16:35

No HMM - it was Matt who I'm not sure you'd know. Runs for willowfield. Was a flier a few years ago but injuries and sprogs have slowed him down a bit to be as slow as me.

02/03/2013 at 22:40
Night off and terrible tv , 20 miles tomorrow hopefully
02/03/2013 at 23:13
Good man Martin - good luck with the 20. I'm just chasing after Alwyn for 14 miles in the morn
02/03/2013 at 23:25
Yeh but you guys have already banked about 9 million miles speak later
03/03/2013 at 18:30
Cracking day for a run , headed down to the towpath , Cutters out to Lisburn and back or as I now like to call it "The Alwyn mcKee 20 somethingish miler"
On the subject of distance and time , my ??9.99 Lego watch with built in stopwatch isn't quite cutting it ,can anyone advise me on a good watch to get bearing in mind I'm a 42 year old technophobe ,so slightly more than a sundial but not something I'm going to have to ask a grown up to fix for me
03/03/2013 at 20:13

Well done Martin. Is it a GPS watch your looking for.

13 miles done this morning it was tough going but pleasing to be able to pick up the pace over the last couple of miles.

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