Just beat my HM PB by 9 minutes :D

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30/01/2010 at 11:09

UK V40 rankings, 2009 - 5k road


1  15:02
10  15:32
100  16:45
(138 inside 17:00)

I've only ever run one 5k road race, 16:57 I think.  Unfortunately I'm 3 years away from being a V40 and the rankings for V35 only go down to 16:45.  Best get out again and convert my 16:19 track time to the road. 

Has she finished yet?

30/01/2010 at 11:11
It was a "boasting substantiation fail", phil. Missed it by well over a minute. Poor!
30/01/2010 at 11:12


Check back a page.

30/01/2010 at 11:12

The equivalent time for males on Fetch is 18:02.

So is Jokerman a sub 18 runner? And where is his proof?

Just askin...

Oh, silly me, there won't BE any proof will there, because he's our resident Man of Mystery.

Perhaps he could consider putting up? It might enhance his credibility...

30/01/2010 at 11:14

x-post, oops!

Good show D2D. Still a fair way from sub-20 but since you're new to racing such a short distance I think there's potential for a quicker time simply from getting used to the discomfort level that's possible to stomach.  Were you throwing up at the end?    Find a nice flat course without steps (!) and you'll be laughing!

30/01/2010 at 11:15

Wasn't throwing up at the end but felt sick from the off

Going to do something with my weekend now & not sit posting on RW.

Have a good one all.

30/01/2010 at 11:16

We'll never know though will we?

Our friend from yesterday was a self-proclaimed expert as well...

He works in a shoe shop.

30/01/2010 at 11:17

No excuses required D2D, an excellent time.  Well done.

A bit of a middle ground result in terms of the RW Forumites speculation.  Not fast enough to quite live up to what the training times indicated was possible, but fast enough to be a very good time, showing improvement from the recent 10K. 

Maybe we should all start doing Long "Scheduled" Runs?

30/01/2010 at 11:17
*Awaits hail of abuse from Sub 17 runner who works part time in JJB in Coventry."
30/01/2010 at 11:23

Thanks Artie, I admit I wasn't as fast as I thought (in this race - I have been faster on the tread and in training) but now that I know the route & can take into consideration the steps/slight incline, I'm keen to beat it next time.

Kinda wish I hadn't biked 8 miles & ran 0.5 on the tread last night now. Next time, I'm completely resting.

We learn from our mistakes. 

Very well-organised event & friendly atmosphere

30/01/2010 at 11:23
Think he's too busy insulting someones mum, JB!
30/01/2010 at 11:24

Shall we open the book on D2D's Milton Keynes half marathon time then? 

I've plugged her (unofficial) 5k time into McMillan and it's suggesting 1:39.  I'm gonna give her revolutionary training plan and penchant for longer distances the benefit of the doubt and suggest she could target sub-1:35.

Artie - I'm sticking with my Long Scheduled Hangover today, but I've got a Long Steady Slowish Run Scheduled for tomorrow.

30/01/2010 at 11:26
You can bet on people on Fetch, on nothing more than there predicted times/training log, so why not?
30/01/2010 at 11:28

Am I ever going to race pressure-free again?

I feel sick.

I'm going back to bed.

30/01/2010 at 11:47

All meant in the best spirit D2D,

Right off for marathon LSSSR 16m

30/01/2010 at 11:51

First of all congratulations, bit better than I expected. Still a long way off sub 20 though...

Secondly, it´s easy to be free from outside pressure: don´t make claims you fail to substanciate with results.
Tbh, whether your training routes are correctly measured or not doesn´t matter for you, as you can still measure your progress on them.
Whether your route is 6 miles or 6.5 miles doesn´t matter much in training effect either.

It only starts to matter if you race your training routes and then insist that they are accurate when boasting about training route times.

About converting this better than McMillan suggests to the half, I'm doubtful for a self-proclaimed marathon specialist that refers to 10 mile runs as ´long runs´. Sorry about that.

Edited: 30/01/2010 at 11:57
30/01/2010 at 12:06
Flat Footed wrote (see)
TNH was the nearest!!

What do I win?

I still think thats a decent time 'cause I haven't beat 25m even in training. 

seren nos    pirate
30/01/2010 at 12:23

good result D2D............but as i suggested yesterday I think it will take a few attempts for you to get used to the distance to get closer to the sub 20..............and yes we did suggest rest......I will be interested to see if you do next week..........

have a good weekend

30/01/2010 at 12:43

Well done D2D.  You put yourself under a lot of pressure, but we enjoyed the anticipation!  I even managed a 9-miler this morning!  Good luck for your next race.

I want to know what JM thinks! 

30/01/2010 at 12:53
No excuses necessary D2D. You did really well and with better preparation and knowledge next week, and future weeks, you could do even better.

Eagerly awaiting JM's response.. he is probably sending you flowers and a dinner invite right now. He still needs to reveal himself to the forum and his own race times etc...

You did well, under lots of pressure too..
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