Sorry SB - my bad. I only did one marathon this year (Milton Keynes). I just happened to equal my previous marathon time. Although, the MK marathon was really an ultra due to re-routing around the floods
BoD are you coming with us to Coniston 14? I take it that you have knocked the fags on the head again? Ambivalence is the culprit every time, no willpower required.
Now where was I? Oh yes Buntingford. It was windy, hilly, and the sun came out, but the miracle is that I added a couple of miles before the start [had to really], and went round sticking to long run pace [9:20-10:20, actually 9:30 all the way], and although foot niggled a bit at first, and both hips had a squeak, really it was only a tight left calf that bothered me at all.
So I am one happy bunny, so enthused I did loads of stretching and rollering his afternoon.
It was uncanny that when I put the running shoes on, and the lesser orthoses, everything seemed to sigh and get with the show.
Really enjoyed the race, which was so easy despite the hills, so am also pleased at feeling so strong despite the fear that something could blow up at any moment.
Several people got into races with me and I resisted all but 3 of these, going a bit progressiony at the end to take a bloke out on the uphill finish that used to kill me.
Well it should be easy at that pace, but even so, that was my first full weight run in two weeks!
12.3 in 2 hours, 95 for the ten.
I have mile repeats tomorrow, so am hoping for a circa 6-7 mile boost to the year's total, and only did the one marathon this year, so let's say I do 6 tomorrow :
1070.09 - VLM 4:06:53
Evening all - just watched the Haile Gebrselassiefilm - wowsers - no wonder he's so fit - everyday was a test of endurance.
reiki - 1070.09 (VLM 4:06:53)
BoD - 1268 (Paris - 4:06:26)
Ten - 1361 (Milton Keynes - 4.38)
Me - 1412 (Langdale - 4:26)
I can see we need more data though at present - doing less miles = better race time! There's hope for me yet
Bo - massage - yes of course though weekend wise we don't have a free one until March now (I know - it's getting silly!) Are you working Monday - Friday these days? If you fancy a Derbyshire mission - can't recommend the Belper 30k enough - me and oscarr did it last year (August) and had a fabulous time xx
SB that would be the conclusion, yes, and I refer you to my previous suggestion that the prize should be for the best marathon time from the least miles.
But then are you going to attribute notional mileage to equivalent pursuits, particularly those undertaken as direct substitutes due to injury? And do you want to deduct 30% of those I do on the Alter G?
I actually think the big divide mileage wise is between the 3 hour marathon and the 4 [just as crude examples]. I'm pretty sure I'd have done even less mileage when I did sub 4, so am of the opinion that you can get away with it at this level.
Mike - 1300 (VLM 3:32:13; Abingdon 3:24:12)
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Update: reiki - 1070.09 (VLM 4:06:53) BoD - 1268 (Paris - 4:06:26) Ten - 1361 (Milton Keynes - 4.38) Me - 1412 (Langdale - 4:26) I can see we need more data though at present - doing less miles = better race time! There's hope for me yet
Had some humble pie for supper tonight!
Plan was to run my 13m marathon pace effort as instructed in P&D - 8m @ MP.
So what is MP? I decided I would run mine at 7:30m/mile pace which is 18 secs/m faster than Abingdon - the 1st 4 were pretty even in 7:27; 7:37: 7:33; 7:22; then I upped the pace to 6:59, turned at the 7m point and.....the wheels fell off.
I was now uphill into a very stiff wind that was trying to scuttle me across the road whenever I turned. Mansuit on, I managed 7:58 and called it a day for my MP effort and ran home at about 8:30min/m pace.
My route was hilly and the total ascent (per garmin) was 2,100 ft so I was entitled to be tired but if I'm honest, this was tougher and more exhausting than either of my marathon runs and I just am not as fit as I thought I was.....hence the humble pie!
Next week I'll be fitter!
Hope eveyone has a great new year celebration and looks forward to a great and fruitful 2013. I'm off to a black tie do tonight so wont be posting early tomorrow!!
oooooh Mike's thrown the cat amongst the theoretical pigeons LOL
reiki - miles is miles xxx
Have a fab-u-lous time oscarr - will look forward to hearing all about it later!
I have officially filled in my triathlon club membership form and am putting it in it's envelope as soon as I finish typing. Duathlon/cross training/racing here I come! Am a little nervous but hey it's good to step out of your comfort zone right?
Does anyone happen to know whether Tri Clubs are UKA affiliated? Or do I enter races as unattached? Hmm - email to club sec coming up me thinks
Belated Christmas present - my new 2160's arrived this morning. I'm actually going to start recording my mileage against these shoes, which I haven't bothered with up to now. One pair will become my official race pair for HM/20m/FM I'll test them briefly this week on a couple of short recovery runs.
1070.72 is my revised total for 2013 folks, and then I had a massage and a spot of ultrasound.
A splendid end to the year.
Enjoy the do Oscarr!
Hope to see you all in 2013!
reiki - 1070.72 (VLM 4:06:53)
mcs - 1427 (Edinburgh 4:08:31)
1300 looks like the magic number!
mcs - now you tell us LOL. Next time... we never turn down a cup of tea!
Have a lovely evening all - I'm sat here watching Mr Duck in the oven - quiet one for us! Bliss...
2013 is gonna be a good 'un - brace yourselves!
Stat attack, well I thought I'd take a peek at 2010 when I scraped sub 4.
I won't make you guess, it's approximately half this year's total @ 540.22 !!
Loads of double training days though, bike and pool, and lots of intense or long Aqua Jogs in there. This actually gives me a boost that I can get through the current injuries reasonably fit at least!
Hey maybe I should check 2011....
Happy New year everyone
Happy New Year folks - BRING IT ON!!!
I've started 2013 as I mean to go on... and good news - my heart rate training seems to be working! For the second week in a row my average heart rate at the end of a preset treadmill session has dropped by a beat. Must be patient and persevere - I want wheels like Mike's - I'd be more than happy to run 4 miles at circa 7.30 pace before the wheels dropped off! I think they'd drop off much sooner than that just now LOL!
Yippeee yippeee yipppeee
Nice one SB.
Bo you need help. London 10K is a nightmre! Heh heh.
This morning I have played MacMillan drills for Distance Runners in the kitchen - he says 20 metres each way, and kitchen is 6.5ish I reckon [after lying down a few times went for counting the tiles!].
That was a laugh, but his Core for Runners DVD Level ONE is very worrying indeed, just tried each thing once, and that was more than enough, put it all away and did a spot of hoovering is how bad it was. The METRONOME I had better adopt I reckon.
One of the stunts is to kneel on a yoga ball. Kneel on one.
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