ASICS Target 26.2 - 2013

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19/02/2013 at 14:24
Clive- brilliant news about the job. Congrats.

We'll have our spies with our ears to the ground so the incognito thing won't work.

Finally got 10 miles in this morning in the lanes in North Devon. It was so hilly. 5 miles were meant to be at HMP but just not possible. A good workout nonetheless and my legs feel mashed for first time this year.

Great effort Malcs to get to 18 so quickly.
19/02/2013 at 19:54

Congratulations re job Clive, now with that worry out of the way you can get back to the serious job of running!!

malcs- did you get any other runs in while you're in s wales? it was glorious today and still light when I got home from work, It was SO nice getting out this eve, beautiful sunset on the beach

Hi DS2, hills are becoming my new friend, but they mash my legs too!

19/02/2013 at 22:39
Thankyou Malcs for the good eating socks would have been a great booby prize!

We have had our house on the market now for a couple of months. Lots of people have viewed it but no offers as yet, which is quite frustrating due to all the time im currently spending cleaning the house and keeping it clean!

Thanks DS2, a friend has asked me to apply for him for VLM as he is going to be out of the country. I cant believe that you ran a training run almost at my last race pace!

Congratulations jen on a PB.

Hi Tigger no news yet about the TR24 place but I havent asked many people, as yet, but I have being quite selective. I will ask everyone at Belvoir at the weekend and if there is no luck then we could try on here like you said if you want?

Congratulations again in getting your new job clive. Are you doing the 10k in sheffield this weekend?
19/02/2013 at 23:00
congratulations to Malcs too on a new 5k PB
20/02/2013 at 09:10

Clive - congratulations on the new job, hope it all works out for you. I'm sure your running will be back on track very quickly.

Jen - I did a nice recovery run yesterday with Mrs Malcs, down the cycle path then past the leisure centre and back past the hospital to Felinfoel. Hoping to head East on the cycle path today through the wetlands centre and loop back round for my midweek long run around 11 ish. As you say the weather has been superb - cool but nice and bright. Are you still having to do mostly evening runs?

Sarah - it was Ady's compression shirt I was offering to eat. Consuming socks would be the act of a crazy man. What do you take me for?  

I sympathise completely with your house cleaning nightmare. We have been lucky enough to get an offer early but can't accept it fully until they sell. Getting a bit worried that the viewings seem to have dried up though.

DS2 - cheers! I was a bit concerned about building up too quickly. I think I was careful enough going from 10-18 in 2mile per week steps. I certainly feel no ill effects. I'm thinking that the midweek long run has played its part well in helping me advance. I'm wondering whether to do 18-20 again this weekend or drop it a bit to 15 or 16 ahead of Spitfire the week after. I guess if I feel fine it may ok. I'm not racing Spitfire so it's not like I need to be totally fresh. 

I'm playing it very safe regarding 'mashing' the legs. Last time I did that I inadvertently mashed my medials as well 

Edited: 20/02/2013 at 09:12
20/02/2013 at 21:16

Evening guys,

Hope you are all good. Well done on pbs Jen, Malcs and Sarah!

Sarah, I've entered the Graves 10k at weekend, but on call Saturday so if awful night will skip racing and do recovery run ( do you like the excuses for being slow already ?)

A friend at work is interested in TR, is going to get back to me in the next few days...

20/02/2013 at 22:27
lol...i did think socks was a bit drastic Malcs.

Thats good news that youve had an offer already. Did you get your asking price? Fingers crossed that they will sell soon and everything will run smoothly. Have you found somewhere to move to?

Haha, Clive I love it...takes the pressure of. I will keep my fingers crossed that your friend is able to join us for TR.
21/02/2013 at 16:04

Hey guys!

May not have been running at all since Sunday, But I did swim in the north sea yesterday!

Well done on the Job Clive thats great to hear!!

21/02/2013 at 20:26

BRRRR! Tigger, I feel cold thinking of it!

I've done a couple of speed sessions this week, but I'm finding it very frustrating! retired to the comfort of the gym and did some heavy deadlifts this eve!  

Malcs, yes, I do most of my runs in the eve after work, but I occasionally take a wed afternoon off and drive somewhere different to run ( and then have coffee n cake!) as a treat.

When is your next race Sarah?

Clive - I like your thinking. I treated a 10k last year as a training run, and got a PB! lol

21/02/2013 at 21:46

Tigger - I was about to call you mental but then I remembered who I was talking to

Jen - hmm, coffee n cake after the parkrun, coffee n cake on a the gym sell coffee and cake too? I'm spotting a pattern 

21/02/2013 at 23:23
tigger your the hell did you make yourself go in to the North Sea in winter? Im such a wimp...I dont even like going out doors in winter, let alone in the sea!

What did you do for your speed sessions jen?

Im doing the Belvoir challenge this saturday but I think im just going to run it steady rather than race it.....famous last words! the week after im doing a 9 mile race but it will be 2 days after my long run so im not fancying my chances!
22/02/2013 at 17:13

Sarah - forgot to say, we didn't get the asking price (does anyone?) but we budgeted for being knocked down and are happy with the offer we got. Nothing yet to move into - too scared to find somewhere until we're in a proeceedable position.

Edited: 22/02/2013 at 17:15
22/02/2013 at 21:17
will you be staying in the same area?
22/02/2013 at 21:29
Yes, only looking to move within a couple of mile radius

How about you? I assume you're looking to upsize? Have you found anywhere yet? The problem we've had us that you can't really go looking until you have someone to buy yours.
22/02/2013 at 21:40

Malcs- you know you really want to move down here  

Sarah - this week I did 3xmile intervals as fast as I could, tried to hit 8min mile but struggled. That min faster really takes me out of my comfort zone. Help anyone??


22/02/2013 at 21:49
Jen - I'm not hard enough to live in Wales I'm sure Mrs Malcs would be back there at the drop of a hat if she had the chance though.
23/02/2013 at 20:19
Malcs, were looking to move about 10 mins drive away so not too far but its got a few more pubs and amenities and is quite a nice village. We need to upsize, I cant believe how much rubbish we have collected over two years! Its so difficult as I would love to live out in the country but then it would be inconvenient for getting into town and chris into work. Weve been told not to really look or put any offers in until someone puts one in for ours...but if everyone did that no one would budge!

Hi Jen, you could try doing shorter reps at 8 min/mls and just slowly increase the time or distance eg try 0.5 mile reps @ 8 min/ml then 0.6 mile @ 8 min/mls and so on. If your ok doing one mile at 8min/ml but then struggle with the next then you could increase your recovery time.
23/02/2013 at 20:19
good luck tomorrow clive
24/02/2013 at 12:21
Thanks Sarah! Good result for you yesterday (running under your maiden name I presume )
Race went well today- was trying to snow at start, 1 degree which felt like -3 according to weather forecast. Good turn out, and met a girl who was at BC too! She is doing Paris anyway which was really good to see. Course was pretty hilly with over 125m of ascent. Started slow as narrow paths and started near back as chatting to a friend but moved through pack and chip time was 42:23! I'm pretty surprised as not done any speed work and was working yesterday till midnight so feeling pretty chuffed right now
How's everyone else gone on this weekend??
24/02/2013 at 16:20

Clive that was a great result, particularly if you started slow! I'd be happy with that time starting fast!

Sarah - what was your race (sorry, can't keep up with what everone is doing)?

I did my first 20 - into London, round Cutty Sark and back again. Last 2 miles I started to feel a bit sore but I had upped it to MP for the last 5 so probably not surprising. Had to get up at 5am to do it though so I could go to my son's rugby match. I may well conk out during this post so apologies in advance!

I passed the VLM start area on Blackheath common Sarah. You'll be glad to know they haven't started queueing for the loos yet 

Edited: 24/02/2013 at 16:21
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