Just beat my HM PB by 9 minutes :D

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31/01/2010 at 13:48

Shall we just go with whoever gets a faster time?

To the above posts - yes, my PB is 3:45 & Puffy's 3:46 so they're pretty much the same.

Ran LSR this morning, 13.1* miles (according to MapMyRun) in 1:34. (However you look at it, that's 2 minutes faster than last week) - thing is, I'm having real trouble trying to slow down. I'm not finding the pace uncomfortable so I just generally go with what feels natural.

Really wasn't in the mood this morning, aimed to get out before 8am and ended up leaving about 10:15. Saw a load of other runners out there which lifted my spirits somewhat & made me laugh when it started to snow & I was in shorts and a vest.

Thing is, I raced that 5k yesterday & biked & did weights (Saturday is supposed to be my rest day) - so I felt like I needed to run slower today but I just couldn't.

I think this may be because my stride length has shortened tremendously & my cadence has got higher. As a result, I can't seem to find a middle ground between high cadence/comfortable pace & slowing down with a high cadence? (Without widening my stride again)

Question is, do I really need to slow down if I'm enjoying the run & finding it comfortable?

That was hypothetic of course - don't go thinking I was asking advice

Phillis - You can still call me D2D. I only get annoyed when people call me D2D in real life. When I ran that 10k, someone came up to me and said 'Are you D2D?'

Edited: 31/01/2010 at 13:50
31/01/2010 at 15:25

I'm sure someone more technical can explain why, but I also find it very hard to run slow during the week after a 5K or 10K.  I am capable of running an awful lot faster for no apparent extra effort.  Personally, I always concentrate on keeping the pace back to where it shoud be. (Going out and running a Half distance in a "PB" time the day after a 5K, and the week after a previous Half "PB" sounds like the fastrack to injury method)

If I see you at Stratford, I shall definately be calling you Devoted2Distance when I say hello. K**y just sounds all wrong.

31/01/2010 at 15:48

I wonder if my next race will drum up so much interest on this forum? 

 hmmmmmmmm............ thought not! 

31/01/2010 at 17:52
Devoted2Distance wrote (see)

Shall we just go with whoever gets a faster time?


You've got the youth, the looks, now you want a head start!

Either - old pb minus new pb, simple figures

or - time on 25th adjusted to that WAVA thing that JB knows.

I would be happy for a 3rd party to check all the figures, 2 if you like.

31/01/2010 at 19:28

Haha, head start - didn't think about that.

Let's go with old PB minus new PB (that's assuming you can manage a new PB )

Vicky - I don't quite see why everyone's so bothered to be honest.

31/01/2010 at 19:31
WAVA score improvements would be a much fairer way of doing it
31/01/2010 at 19:46


We are going with old PB minus new PB.

Done & dusted. 

31/01/2010 at 19:53
D2D - no one would be interested in my next race because I'm not about to do anything spectacular!
31/01/2010 at 20:00

I wouldn't call what I attempted to do spectacular.

I'm going to attempt it again Saturday though  

31/01/2010 at 20:02
If I was the 1st woman to finish i'd consider that spectacular!  In fact, if I was the 1st LV40 I'd be happy! 
31/01/2010 at 20:10
You're probably 1st woman in JM's eyes, Vicky
31/01/2010 at 20:12

  ooh I don't know, now you've impressed him with your 5K.........

He can train me to be 1st LV40 in my next race!

31/01/2010 at 20:44

Alius iacta est.

Would you like to nominate a referee? Someone who will verify previous times and monitor results on race day and promise not to use real names?

31/01/2010 at 21:50
I'd be up for that!!
31/01/2010 at 22:29

Surely you can verify previous times just by looking at past results online?

I'm pretty sure Strat 09 are still up...

Also, race day times will be online.. won't they?

05/02/2010 at 20:03

D2D..  don't know if you are still planning on running tomorrow, but best of luck.  Let us know your time..

05/02/2010 at 20:19

Albert Hall.

Resurrecting the thread.


Unfortunately I won't be running tomorrow.

Would have loved to but my old shin is playing up like it did 6 months ago so taking a rest day tomorrow so I can potentially run LSR Sunday.

I can still run on it yet if I was going tomorrow, I'd want to run harder and beat my time from last week which I'm not up to doing so we'll see what next week brings.

Appreciate the luck anyway. Even if you do have a moustache. 

Edited: 05/02/2010 at 20:20

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