Auviour Paris: So long and thanks for the cobbles

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19/04/2013 at 16:28

9 mile with middle 3 @MP - 8:47 vs target of 9:00.  What was your MP this week Sleepy?  6.75 hrs to do this weekend with last hour at MP (IF and ony IF i feel up to it, the MP bit that is, otherwise its all 6.75 hrs at LSR pace incl walk breaks).

Best of luck Choisty and "kick ass" Reiki - give it your best - at least you will have the satisfaction of beating Mo to the finish line !!

19/04/2013 at 18:26

Right there with you Bo - not sure I could do more than a few lengths just now - that's why my ambitions lie down the route of duathlon! LOL

oscarr - I did 0.75 each of 6.9/7.0/7.1/7.2 mph (8:41/8:34/8:27/8:20).  Looking at your pace I now realise WHY it nearly killed me! 

I don't know why I'm like a giddy kipper - I'm not even racing this weekend but I am...

19/04/2013 at 18:40

I'm doing very silly things ahead of kicking ass. 

 

19/04/2013 at 18:48

Sleepy - did you do 3m @MP in intervals fashion or in one stretch?  I do the MP run with the middle 3m as one stretch, that's the way i read it?????  Those paces of yours are 3:45 marathon pace and no wonder if felt tough on top of tired legs from all the other training - take it easy girl !!

19/04/2013 at 18:50

Sick of carbs yet?  I actually enjoyed my pasta this evening, now it doesn't feel like force-feeding any more 

Ran 4m recovery a tad quicker than Tuesday at the same heart rate.

Brighton Marathon highlights are on Channel 4 tomorrow at 7:05am if anyone's interested.

19/04/2013 at 18:57

Awesome!  Cheers Ten, I'll be watching. 

I had an extra lump of bread at dinner and 6 oatcakes earlier, otherwise just my usual [admittedly buckets of] oats, pasta, etc. 

19/04/2013 at 20:01

Ten - with the 310xt can you bring up the last lap data on it while on the run and then go back to the normal screen?  In other words, lets say i have it on avge pace/time/dist/HR 4 display screen for the whole of a long run and after 4 miles i want to see what pace i did for the 4th mile then go back to the original 4 screen display - can i do this and how?

19/04/2013 at 21:07

Oscarr - I don't personally use the last lap data on the run, just current lap and overall average.  However, you could setup another screen with details for:

  • Time - last lap
  • Speed - last lap
  • Pace - last lap
  • Distance - last lap

Depending on what you want to see.  Then just cycle through the screens you have setup as normal.  I don't think there is heart rate info for the last lap.

I was pleased with how my garmin setup worked at Brighton, because they had some seriously misplaced mile markers!

mcs
19/04/2013 at 21:25

Emma I used the Hal Higdon plan in the book I have its good and easier than the RW schedules on here which are tougher.  All the best with your training and stay fit!!!!

As I am busy tomorrow.....all the best to Choisty and RR have a great day.......go get em guys bring home those medals!!!

19/04/2013 at 22:12
Your right she is a bit odd...but she is a gymnast
19/04/2013 at 22:15
Ignore me I'm going mad!

Thanks for the best wishes
20/04/2013 at 07:16

Ten - thanks for the garmin info - I am loving the 310xt - its got a reliable battery and great screens which i can read on the run really well - gives good lap data when finished the run - very happy with it

Choisty and k.a. Reiki - sweaty bum time  - i can feel the excitement for you - weather is going to be great for you - go get 'em !!!!!

20/04/2013 at 07:32

Thank God they have got both boston bombers now - the search for answers can now start - Boston feels safe again

20/04/2013 at 09:05

I'm more than happy with the watch too Oscarr.  The vibrating alert is very helpful when running intervals.

Enjoyed the Brighton Marathon coverage this morning.  Seems like such a long time ago already!  Made me laugh seeing everyone running past the Pavilion, because I didn't even notice it during the race    

Have a great day tomorrow Choisty/Reikki.

20/04/2013 at 09:39

Morning all!

oscarr - as a stretch - I just start at the lower end and build up as I go!  It's a good job I'm not targeting a mara at that pace just yet, though I will be having a go for next year I think. MF plan predicts a 3:36 based on my 10k. Gives me about 18 months to work up to and adapt. I don't mind dropping the speed if I feel I need to for this year - if the efforts feel too hard and my pulse is over 180 I always give myself  the choice of knocking 0.5 off if I really want to.  I rarely do but I leave that choice til 'on the day'

Feel fine again today and gonna go out this afternoon for a 2hour easy with 3 hour tomorrow (after my TV mara obviously).  Feels like a short week after recent ones.  LOL.  Will be very odd once we've done the wall and return to 'normal' training... quite enjoying my adventures even if they do take up most of the day

24 hours to go...

How's your recovery coming along Mike?  Ten - decided your next goal yet?

20/04/2013 at 09:55

SB do you mean you knock of 30 secs per mile from pace?

I watched the Brighton coverage and yes Ten, astonishingly having done the half every year for many, barely spotted a thing I recognised that wasn't where the start/finish is. 

Funny how that happens. 

Might be binning my 20 minute jog today as kneecap feels like I bashed it against something hard, or fell on it, which of course hasn't happened. Difficult to spearate the real from the imagined at this stage though.

20/04/2013 at 10:02

SB - VLM 2014   In the meantime, I want to push for a sub-46 10k (1st Sept) and sub-1:45 HM.  I've got a 10k booked in July and will do some parkruns.  I'm seriously considering upping my mileage to peak at 70m for next year's marathon - though that will depend very much on personal circumstances.  I'd like to get my average weekly mileage above 40m per week this year.  Avoiding injury is also uppermost on my mind.

20/04/2013 at 11:31

I just tried out the improved marathon time calculation on Fetch and I'm stunned by the results!  Check this out:

This year I ran 1:50:04 at Silverstone, which has predicted marathon time of 4:09:16 while other calculators all predicted somewhere around 3:57:00. I finished Brighton Marathon last week in 4:09:29.

Last year my half time was 2:01:34, from which was predicted a 4:39:04 marathon. I finished in 4:38:54.

Could be a very useful resource!  It's on fetch here

 

Would love to know how well it works for you guys.

20/04/2013 at 11:34

SB - my recovery has just got going today. I have done no running at all until a jog round at Newbury parkrun this morning.

I wore my Boston gear and was invited to say a few words by Rachael (race director) and then we all reflected on last week during a minute's silence.

Some nice appreciative comments from random people during and after the run, so I think everyone felt a little better for that quiet moment.........

Now to ease my still sore calves off - maybe I'll mow the lawn this afternoon, now that I am back on "civvie street"! 

20/04/2013 at 12:50

Ten that calculator gives me 4:12:59 from 1:51;31, whereas my half time was 1:54ish when I got sub 4?

Mike I like your style.

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