All Aiming for 3.45 - 3.59
Hmm - I decided mine would never get respectable, so do them all for fun The trail runs are entirely different experiences to the big City road runs, I love 'em. I am thinking about having an attempt on my (modest) PB next year if all the planets are aligned and I haven't fallen to pieces by then
Part of Sunday's route.....
I keep saying it but you are so lucky OG I think mrs p & I should try and sort a holiday in the area it looks fascinating.
Club night tonight, then I plan two 13s at the weekend before the sandstone trail next week. Really looking forward to it .
Puff - not too late to enter Beachy Head - you're welcome to stay with us if you fancy it
Thanks OG I have thought about it for years, I will be doing Chester on 6th though so it might be a hill too far. Perhaps we'll come and watch you...
No way. You don't need to run Beachy hard - 2-3 weeks after another is fine. It's a scenic jog/walk...........
4:12 for the Milton Keynes marathon. Oops! it was a PB, so good, but that's all that was good. Halfway in 1:56 after starting at 8:40-9:00 pace, but after a gel-enforced loo break, it went kinda wrong!
Lessons learnt, more improvement for next time!
Good work Jim, I have 4:12 burned into my brain, it was my second London time after cramping up in the last few miles.
How are you feeling now OG? you can just relax now for L2B surely?
I pottered round ten miles earlier, my plan was to go to the canal then back but I decided to turn left and follow what we call the Roman Bridges down a little footpath, I stopped at eight to take some photos but was very pleased overall.
I didn't want to overdo it as it is Sandstone Trail on Saturday, I hope I haven't bitten off more than I can chew. Last time I did it in six and a half hours, with plenty of chatting on the way, so I think six might be on the cards. If I'm lucky, some of the faster v50s might stay at home And I can get a shot at the title lol.
That's great Jim - was hot yesterday........
Mr P - feel great today (and yesterday) thanks - no stiffness or niggles (just been to the gym in fact). Sunday was pretty miserable at times as I couldn't shake off some form of pelvic/stomach cramp that came on after about 15m, but happy to have dragged myself to the finish. Seriously hard, hilly 27m course, made harder by warm and breezy day, very exposed on the top of the Downs and tough underfoot on the flint/chalk and rutted mud. Not all bad though - one of my clubmates won it ! Finished in 3.17. Animal.
feel okay today, so I'll turn up for training tonight... might just pass on the hills and sprints though!
5 months until the next one, gotta get some decent LSRs in!
well done OG, don't think I could cope with a proper "hilly" course that length!
This shows the elevation profile.......
Long run this weekend.........
bloody hell, OG, that's amazing! well done!
Jim - hardest thing ever but a brilliantly organised event from start to finish. Can't praise it highly enough. Hard as hell though.........I had issues including leg pain and, worse, stomach issues after eating at half way. Live and learn though - just happy to have finished which was my aim, bonus that it was still daylight....... Still basking in the afterglow of completing it
Did you go to work OG?
I'm still a bit knackered from reading about it so I didn't run today.
Yes was fine even on Sunday - remarkable lack of fatigue or stiffness. Delighted.
5k PB last night, took off about 1 min 25 to make it 22:33... now my 5k, 10k and 1/2M times all match with Greg McMillan's predictions!
now to finish reading his new book...!
Cool ! Not looked but that must predict you in the 3.30-3.45 range That's a target then
Frustrated here......got a sore shin. Think it might be a stress fracture, waiting for fizzy appointment. Guess that's what happens with a 36 mile increase in distance in one go......
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