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

Follow the progress of Mustkeeptrying, our sub-5:00 hopeful

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17/12/2010 at 18:29
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Introducing the sixth and final member of our ASICS Super Six 2011 … Matthew (aka Mustkeeptrying)

Matthew will be using our sub-5:00 Garmin-ready schedule as a basis for his training and will be mentored by Bud Baldaro directly on this thread (starting December 20).

He’ll be posting her training progress and be receiving advice directly from the ASICS PRO Team experts live on this thread so make sure you check back regularly to find out how he gets on.

Good luck Matt!

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17/12/2010 at 19:57

Hi and welcome to everyone a thread for all of us who are aiming for sub 5hr!    We may be regarded as more of the tortoises of the running world but we get there in the end and have a bloody great time along the way! and hey by the end of this process we might....just might......be becoming more hare like!

Many, many , many thanks-I'm truely pleased to have been voted for and i'm soooo grateful. I'm going to share this whole wonderful adventure with you. Its awesome to be mentored by Bud and for us all to gain the wisdom from what i consider a running deity.

Please join in with the training and let me know how you find it going along the way. For me this is about going for a target, yeah with a sense of purpous, but with large helpings of humour and a topping of crazyness along the way .

Official training starts on monday and click on the Garmin schedule to see what it's like and what i will be doing. April will soon be here and its now that I need a serious focus on the training ahead, although, at the moment, the valleys of Wales looks more like the arctic- I wonder if i can borrow whatever it is that Eskimos jog in?!

so please join in and i'm really looking forward to chatting with you...... 

"he leaves the computer and puts padlock on the cupboard containing the bourbon biscuits and the mince pies"

Edited: 17/12/2010 at 20:05
17/12/2010 at 20:28

Good luck fella, will follow your progress with interest.  Do you have a Garmin? Or for that matter snow shoes?

17/12/2010 at 20:42

Hey simon- really sorry that you did not make it through. I do not have a garmin as of yet (hopes that loving relatives read this) and not sure i would know where to begin with one but hoping to try as i love new technology- got mi wife an i-pod touch for xmas and been putting what she calls varied music (which is effectively take that through the ages) on to it for her and loving what it can do!.

I'm thinking that i am gonna invest in snow shoes but googled what eskimos wear and its seal skin like stuff- which theres not a big call for in the valleys  so not sure where i could get any.....

"rubs chin evilly and plans trip to the zoo" (only joking! before i get poo shoved through letterbox by the animal liberation front).

Edited: 17/12/2010 at 21:09
17/12/2010 at 20:46

good luck!!

i'm trying to do sub 5 at brighton this year so will be following with interest!!

I made lots of friends on the sub 4.30 thread last year (although that was a lofty ambition ) so hopefully will do the same this year!!!

lots and lots ofluck

v xxx

18/12/2010 at 18:58

hi vik and good luck to you too. Brighton sounds pretty ace and it'll be good to hear how your trainings going too. Mines a lofty ambition too trying to come down to 5 hr but last time there was only my half baked attempt at cobbling together a training programme- so it is now the time to release the athlete trapped inside a fat mans body!

I've spent the day on intensive hill training with my son. Well..... i ran up the hill anyway and then we had an awesome time using the sledge on the way back down !!  Was gonna post a pic of the very artistic snow angels we made but computer has said 'no'.

Edited: 18/12/2010 at 19:43
20/12/2010 at 08:09

And so it begins!!!!!

Monday morning and first session in the bag.

Cause of the arctic snow i headed to the gym and was the only one there! Went on the running machine- set it 8 km to begin with. After 5 mins increased to 9km and after 15 mins every 400 meters increased the speed to 9.5 then back down again. I just felt this helped me focus on what I was doing. Finished session 22mins 13 seconds. This is going to be easy . Nah, but am feeling good as i often do after morning run after i've got mi bum out of bed.

Best music videos on in gym-moulin rouge (can't think why,lol)

seren nos    pirate
20/12/2010 at 16:26

MKT.......you mention Valleys.thats not the south wales valleys is it...................if so I might be able to give you some company on long runs if you want some time

Don't believe a word they might say about me........

21/12/2010 at 09:36

Hi, seren- love the offer of company on long runs-i'm at the top of the valleys near ebbw vale (brynmawr!). Where you to? Could'nt get back from cardiff yesterday afternoon cause of snowfall and so had to go to travelodge at merthyr. Me and wife were the only ones at local cinema which was ace (she made the mess with the popcorn if the vue manager  is reding this, lol) 

back down to cardiff again with snow forecast for later so looks like a different film to watch tonight.! The tourist was good-well anything with anjelina jolie in is gonna pass the time.

seren nos    pirate
21/12/2010 at 18:07

I'm near caerphilly.....but My mother lives in New tredegar so i'm up the top end of the valleys a lot

the last time I met up with a strange man off the forum to go for a run..............he made the decsion the following week to emigrate to Australia

good luck with the travel lodge...............

how many times have you ran around the carpark..............

I love the all you can eat chinese buffet by that cinema

21/12/2010 at 19:08

Hi MKT - good luck on the schedule.  One day down eh?  So where are the coaches?   No not the ones with wheels, the other sort. 

My schedule started yesterday as well.  It said 4 miles but 3 miles on the tready was all I could face.  Wish this snow would flippin go, its not fun anymore.  Not done a long run for about 4 weeks now for one reason or another. 

Anyway, back to the topic of food...........I right fancy a Chinese takeaway tonight. Thanks Seren.  

22/12/2010 at 20:55

Hows it going MKT?  Have you escaped from the Travelodge yet?  We plodded round the track in Birmingham almost together and it looks like we'll be carrying on the journey in the virtual world with  (almost but mine a bit slower) parallel threads.  Your aim is a little faster than my sub 5.30 but I'll pop in to see how you are doing. 

See you at the finish line in April (just a few miles and a bit of water apart).  May the nearest to target win.  <throws down friendly fluffy gauntlet> 

22/12/2010 at 22:41

What a past 24 hours! got back at lunchtime- took daughter down to pantomine- get back home, son has convulsions so whip him down to A&E they give him all clear and back home to.....well give it a few hours and bet the dog will of eaten my car keys .

Seren- that chinese buffet place is awesome and a part of me is glad that i live far enough away as i'd possibly be there on a daily basis . My kryptonite is crispy duck pancakes yummmmmm!

Maybe we could meet up when the weathers better and go round bryn bach park? I need someone to inspire me to move to Australia and you might just be the person

Soup dragon- <picks up friendly fluffy gauntlet, dusts it down and wears it despite it being pink and covered in jewels> lol- yeah be good to continue together and see where this crazy path leads us.

"2nd session postponed till the morning and matt crosses fingers hoping that mentor will not give tooo abusive a verbal bashing"

23/12/2010 at 08:44

2nd session.....in the bag!! . 3 glorious miles done in 34 mins 47secs according to trusty treadmill. Slowed it down from 9.5km at times as front shins were getting a little tight but then powered back up to speed.

Will check in again later as i will not be in a travelodge tonight for a change, lol.

23/12/2010 at 10:06

Great start MKT, you are beating par on 4:30 schedule too!  Keep the good work up.

 I am watching you as I am aiming for 4:30-5:00 for VLM, and whatever you do, I will do a week later(!)That's my goal!

23/12/2010 at 10:34

Well done MKT, I'll be following your progress with interest.

Brighton for me. Any time around 5.00 and I'll be happy.
seren nos    pirate
23/12/2010 at 11:29

MKT.......Bryn Bach parc sound great.....

24/12/2010 at 00:29

Hi silburbs and hope to finish shopping! thanks for your comments and glad to have your company over the next few months . Please let me know how your training goes...

I'm already thinking bout the boxing day 6 miler (check out how seriously am taking this!) and so for a change i'm not going to be semi-sloshed by lunchtime Xmas day!

<wife is heard cheering in next room>

Anyway, Merry Xmas to one and all . I'll let you know how the session goes boxing day plus any details of family bust ups!

seren nos    pirate
24/12/2010 at 08:44

Mustkeep trying..........

there is usually a 5 mile race in Cwmbran on boxing day.....( you could always do a half mile warm up and cool down)......it was still on last year in the ice .........not sure yet if its still on.....if so we will be there.............great way to kick start the body after christmas day..............only a few quid to enter and you get a free pint and a raffle and soup and roll

lots of people do it in fancy dress..............I always struggle to run in shorts and vest without extra clothing........

Edited: 24/12/2010 at 08:45
24/12/2010 at 09:51

Mkt - be careful not to overdo it with the pace of your runs

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