ASICS Super Six: Matthew (Sub-5:00)

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19/01/2011 at 21:44
USB- glad for you that the 6 miles went well but I guess you must find it frustrating being slower than you are. Reminds me of that tomato ketchup advert with the old style bottle when you had to wait ages for it to come out- I am sure that with the physios help it'll be all good in the end. Otherwise the offers still there for joining me in a three legged effort or pantomime horse at the slow/party end of marathoners
19/01/2011 at 23:00
I think being unable to do the speedwork is going to begin to frustrate me but I'm actually quite pleased with the pace yesterday compared to last Thursday when I felt I was really working and could get below 12 min miles.  Last night I was still running within the hamstring discomfort zone but was relatively quick without getting puffed or sweaty.  That says to me that I am actually getting fitter despite the problem. 
20/01/2011 at 06:29

MKT - well done on your trainign so far...loved the video clip!

ISB - pleased that your hmasring is improving...take it easy!

20/01/2011 at 10:03

pantomime horse??

you are going to fly round 

more like pegasus me thinks

20/01/2011 at 11:25

love the comment bud!

USB- glad things are improving and your taking the positives out of it ...your an example for us all.

mad welsh-thanks for your comments and glad you liked the video clip. More to come....

20/01/2011 at 12:31

7 Miler done and new land speed personal records set!

Took the theory of focusing on bite size chunks of each mile (1/4 comfy jog, 1/4 faster, 1/4 comfy, 1/4 faster) and this is what happened...

Mile 1- 2:30, 2:18, 2:39, 2:09 Total 9:36

Mile 2- 2:32, 2:11, 2:45, 2:22 Total 9:50

Mile 3- 2:40, 2:19, 2:40, 2:25 Total 10:04

So thats 29:50 for 3 miles-first time ever under 30 mins!  AVG pace 9:57

Mile 4-3:24, 2:23, 2:40, 2:30 Total 10:57 (1st section walked for a bit having a drink)

MIle 5- 2:41, 2:27, 2:54, 2:37 Total 10:39

so through 5 miles in 51:26  AVG Pace 10:17

and then right leg muscles at the back on the top (need to google muscles) started to feel really tight. Probably shock from the speeds so leisurely jogged out remaining two miles. Tiring session but think i'm going to continue with the strategy. It makes you think that every second and every step really does count...

20/01/2011 at 14:50

Oh my gosh,,,,,,,,You did those first 5 in 51.11, and the plan was to do a 7M in 84 mins, so you had enough to make the last two mile go at 16:24 pace!!

This very really fantastic, BUT I am concerned that you may be go out too fast and could do serious damage, as this is exactly what I was like last year.  The key to success I heard from people is to look after your body.  If you feel great, then ignore those evil jealous snipes from me!

I beleive the schedule is made out to do one sppedwork on the tuesday, and the thursday and LR at the weekend are not build for speed. I leave it to the experts to take over if they think is neccesarily.

Did 5k run on the treadmill, followed by 30 mins on the bike last night.  Now of the do the club run tonight with the additional 2.5-3 miles to get to the club house and back, then I will have to hang my running shoes unitl Monday.

20/01/2011 at 18:47
Silburbas- your concern is appreciated and your spot on to highlight about pushing too hard too soon. I got it in my head to try this today and once that happens I'm like a bull in a china shop! And your right, my calves were really tight earlier... So went to PE department and they showed me some stretches which worked... So i went for a game of squash! But all feels good now. Hope your log run goes well tonight
Edited: 20/01/2011 at 18:49
20/01/2011 at 18:59

There's something wierd in the air today MKT cos I broke my land speed record as well!  Well done, but I echo Silburbas about being wary of too much speed.  Would be interested to hear Bud's view though as what do I know LOL!   My schedule said 1 mile slow warm-up, 3 miles fast then 1 mile slow cool down because today was my "speed" day.    I think this training lark must be working.   But did I understand that right - you played squash after a hard run???   On the same day???

20/01/2011 at 20:34
Hi soupy and well done on your run! Yep went for a 40 minute game of squash I was a bit wary but stretches helped and now this evening the calves are fab!
21/01/2011 at 08:58
Went circuit training this morning and calves super tight.....going to spend the day stretching them and maybe have a rest day tomorrow before the long run on sunday. Really happy with my new trainers (see video on previous pages) soooooo comfy just wish i could wear them for work!
seren nos yn canu    pirate
21/01/2011 at 10:39

take it easy with the calves

I can't do photos.but if you look on this runnersworld page..scroll down past the pretty pirates and you get to me at the bottom

seren

21/01/2011 at 22:18
Hi seren yeah claves fine now but going to take it easy tomorrow to make sure and looking forward to our run on sunday that ironman Switzerland looked amazing. I am in awe!
21/01/2011 at 22:50

I've just been reminiscing over the paris marathon i did back in 2009. A good friend made a video of it and i've just watched it back for the first time in ages. It made me feel so good i thought i'd share...

One of the best experiences of my life and one that i look back on and just smile.

21/01/2011 at 22:53
oh guess i made a mistake or its not liking the video...will try again tomorrow  night all
22/01/2011 at 00:54
22/01/2011 at 00:57
Yeah! bit of insomnia and he gets it to work! This was before i became ill and so returning to paris this year will be like going full circle after a bit of a bad time. Bring it on....
22/01/2011 at 01:08
Mustkeeptrying wrote (see)

7 Miler done and new land speed personal records set!

Took the theory of focusing on bite size chunks of each mile (1/4 comfy jog, 1/4 faster, 1/4 comfy, 1/4 faster) and this is what happened...

Mile 1- 2:30, 2:18, 2:39, 2:09 Total 9:36

Mile 2- 2:32, 2:11, 2:45, 2:22 Total 9:50

Mile 3- 2:40, 2:19, 2:40, 2:25 Total 10:04

So thats 29:50 for 3 miles-first time ever under 30 mins!  AVG pace 9:57

Mile 4-3:24, 2:23, 2:40, 2:30 Total 10:57 (1st section walked for a bit having a drink)

MIle 5- 2:41, 2:27, 2:54, 2:37 Total 10:39

so through 5 miles in 51:26  AVG Pace 10:17

Lots of smiley faces there MKT and rightly so. It shows your pace is picking up. I agree with the other comments though about not going out too fast. I like the idea about breaking up the mile into chunks. Getting under 30 minutes for 3 miles is great barrier to break and proves your pace is improving. A key thing is building up the endurance so that you can keep it going for the whole race. Just watched your 2009 paris video - lots of effort from you there. Still reckon you'll get your sub 5.30 goal with the progress you're making. Keep your sensible head on and build up the mileage nicely
seren nos yn canu    pirate
23/01/2011 at 05:38

Morning.

Hope your having your porridge for our early run this morning.............off to check the schedule if \i can find it to see what pace it says

see you soon.

I hope you haven't listened to a word they have said about me...

23/01/2011 at 07:27

Morning

MKT - watched the Paris video...fantastic. good to see you training is going well..take care with those calves!

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