ASICS Target 26.2 - 2013

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14/12/2012 at 16:20

On the schedule front it will be interesting to see what they do with you.

I just tried the online tool and to be fair it does let you select up to 4 runs per week. Why it bothers with the 2 run option is a mystery but I have heard of people who have successfully run on a 3 per week strategy. Why stop at 4 though as many people do 5 or 6? 

I picked the 4 run pw + average pace options. I only got 2 longer LSRs one at 18m the other at 22m all the rest were sub 11m. The advice I've been getting elsewhere suggests that there should be at least 3x as many. Also the pace for those LSRs was at 7:45mm! Surely way too fast. More of an LFR. 

Apart from that I quite like it. I think it could be a pretty decent tool with a litte bit more work. As it stands though I would have to agree with seren's succinct assessment.

So maybe it's not your plans but the planner that needs tweaking?  

Edited: 14/12/2012 at 16:24
14/12/2012 at 17:12

The thing I don't understand is based on the maxim "if it ain't broke, don't fix it"...

Last year all of the Asics runner's achieved their targets, following the RW plans with some genuine tweaking to cope with real life.  So why change it?

I won't be surprised if the actual training plans followed bear little resemblance to the default generated ones.


14/12/2012 at 17:30

Ive got to agree with seren nos, the MyASICS isnt very good. I really wouldnt rely on it for anything. I got it as an app about 2 months ago and havent been able to follow it, otherwise I would have done worse in my runs and training. It was quite satisfying yesterday to delete it off my phone!

Clive I would love to do Chicargo, it sounds like an amazing marathon to do. I think it sounds better than Boston and the others . Ive bought my Mrs Claws outfit today, ready for sunday. I think everyone else is just wearing a hat, but I thought if your going to do something you should do it properly!

I manage a nice 13 miles today. Enjoyed it far more than my other runs for the last week or so, I think I could relax more knowing that im not longer in this competition.

Right now for my forum 6 applications!


14/12/2012 at 18:47

Good to hear you're going to pitch Sarah. I know you'd said that you weren't sure about setting yourself up for potentially more rejection. Be positive, I reckon you have a great chance. And if you don't get through then go for sports personality of the year - Ennis has no chance against you 

Edited: 14/12/2012 at 18:47
14/12/2012 at 19:29
sarah osborne 4 wrote (see)

Ive bought my Mrs Claws outfit today, ready for sunday. I think everyone else is just wearing a hat, but I thought if your going to do something you should do it properly!

I'll be there, but I'll be damned if I'll only wear a hat.  Here's my ensemble.


Edited: 14/12/2012 at 19:29
seren nos    pirate
14/12/2012 at 19:32

14/12/2012 at 20:27

WHOA! Wasn't prepared for that at all.

There should be some kind of warning when a thread contains explicit content. I could have been using child labour to do my posting for me! 

If that's an enlarged version of your profile pic Tenjiso no wonder it hasn't been approved yet .

seren nos    pirate
14/12/2012 at 20:32

you are going to have to use a hell of a lot of vaseline to prevent chaffing with that outfit

14/12/2012 at 21:16
No wonder it's quiet on here tonight. If this is the quality of the conversation

Where is everyone?
14/12/2012 at 21:22

I also always seem to join at the most appropriate moments 

14/12/2012 at 21:24

Come on CarroT, don't give us that - we know you're just sitting there waiting for things to get a bit risque before jumping in

14/12/2012 at 21:25
Yeah Caro, you don't get away with it that easy
14/12/2012 at 21:28
Any winners about tonight?
14/12/2012 at 21:28

My Turkey Run that I did on Sunday had a guy running in exactly the same thing but in green!!! His photo surprisingly didn't make it into our local newspaper today though... but a photo of our ladies team all dressed up in fancy dress did!!!

14/12/2012 at 21:31

Oooosh I'm tempted to put a photo of the guy in green from the race on Sunday on here... which I just happen to have... someone else took it!! Not sure it will do my Forum 6 post any good!!

14/12/2012 at 21:33

Evening all.........just got back from taking Mrs' Shady Ady out for dinner. There's some good use of images going down on this thread right now!

Glad to see people pitching for Forum 6 (Malcs, I really liked your pitch when I looked at the thread earlier). I hope you're successful with these. It'll be nice to compare training schedules and see what everyone is doing. 

Sarah - I expect photos to be posted somewhere on here of your run on Sunday complete with Mrs. Claus outfit.....and if anyone comes dressed like Tenjiso's photo, just make sure you're running in front of them. 

It'll be an early night for me a full day's entertainment tomorrow with both sets of parents. I should just have enough time to sneak in my long run before they arrive.

What are people's plans for the weekend (apart from role playing fancy dress activities)?

14/12/2012 at 21:34

Carol....if we already have 1 photo of that kind of attire, then another wont do any harm! 

14/12/2012 at 21:36


14/12/2012 at 21:43

just back from my youth club party... i'm still in my elf outfit n having a VERY large glass of red as my voice is sore from all the shouting!!!!! Luckily no one turned up in outfits as above!

14/12/2012 at 21:51

Haha...........I wouldn't like to be the man behind him.......actually wearing something like that might work as a positive if I wore it in my next race. I'd be so embarrassed I'd run even quicker so I could get to the finish and take it off. 

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