RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Minni v Dubai Dave

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16/10/2012 at 00:05
Goes to look at WAVA stats...

Minni good report, yes Vicki same one. always grinning?

AA, not taking anything away from 2olds time at all. Fabulous. so impressed. He was flying down that last hill like a welsh terminator, no messing.
I'd probably over warned him about some bits of the course. Last year, as first year they made it challenging - lots of complaints so the organisers adjusted 2-3 miles in middle, took out some of the later parts, so spaced it better. Sefton Park was like a horror film, bodies strewn all over the place, hamstrings, calfs gone, and that was 3-4hrs runners, marathon veterans too. It's a better marathon for it, people who did both years commented on difference. Some great times at our club & by friends too.

Best comment of day, guy dressed as Superman, full cape, ran I think sub 3:30, got lots of cheers and "Come on" shouts. He said us "sod it. Wish I still had the power to fly"

Brol, you could run an ultra most weeks with your mileage, even during taper. I may have to run more than 45 miles a week! Help. 3 weeks to go?
16/10/2012 at 08:17

Swindon HM have actually published the results as Age Graded [as well as normal].  I was second lady and 12th overall!!  Feeling much better about things today   To be honest I don't feel old so kind of forget that I am most of the time.  The exception to this was last night on my 'hot date' when I felt about 90 .  My trendy look was somewhat spoiled by a big red dripping nose and a hacking cough

16/10/2012 at 08:43

Fab time O4S.

I see Ed Whitlock has been busy again... 3:30 marathon.

http://news.runnersworld.com/2012/10/15/ed-whitlock-runs-330-marathon-at-age-81/

 

16/10/2012 at 11:05

Minni-my pb's

5k-29/6/05-age46-20.01

HM-2/3/08-age49-1.28.45

15k-5/5/08-age-49-1.03.56

20m-15/3/09-age50-2.29.05

4m-10/4/09-age50-25.28

10k-7/10/12-age53-40.04

marathon-14/10/12-age53-3.09.51

Thanks

16/10/2012 at 11:14

O4S- Second Lady!another reason not to do yourself down ,outstanding well done. I tend to look at the age grading and age grouping last because,like you I suppose ,I really want to see where I stand in relation to the whole field but I have to be realistic

Quads still battered but I may think about a swim-if ,and its a big if, I go it will be the first for over 5 weeks.

FRC- So I still have at least 27 years to get aworld record

Daren-you can ignore WAVA, you are just fast. Do you wear racing flats for training?

16/10/2012 at 11:22

Only for intervals and the odd short tempo, but I'm going to start wearing them on everything except slow ploddy stuff from now on. I suppose it was a bit silly to think I could race 13.1 miles in them having never run more than 6 miles in them in training!

16/10/2012 at 12:06

Mate from work who also ran GER just came up to me and said 'What happened to you on Sunday? Did you get injured or something?'  I've emailed them twice already with no reply - tried phoning but they just said to email again. The next email will not be so polite and will also be asking for my entry fee back.

16/10/2012 at 12:17
Thanks 2old, I'll sort that out later.

Daren - not stupid at all, it worked!

It's pouring here today.
Dubai Dave    pirate
16/10/2012 at 12:18

Nice reports folks, looking at the Wava table were all remarkably similar in ability with the exception of O4S who is awesome.

Darren: Calm down mate your just Shit

Hammered the club run last night. legs were tired this morning. 2.5K swum at lunch, will recovery trot tonight. 

16/10/2012 at 12:44
Xpost Daren. It is annoying. Do they not realise who you are! Yell them we'll all boycott unless they sort it out for you.
16/10/2012 at 12:56

Minni: starvation diet sound horrid. I can't stop eating at the mo ... but I really really should looking at my paltry mileage ! More racing is deffo the way forward. Look at forever! I have just entered a winter series on a muddy course around a lake. You can choose on the day if you want to do 1, 2, 3 or 4 laps equalling 5, 10, 15 or 20 and a bit k. Plan is to tackle the 10k because I hate it so much. Done it once before but always opted for the 20k to practice MP. This year it will hurt

2old: Daren has said it already: there won't be much need to train specifically. Most important thing for now will be recovery. I personally like to do some HMP work, just to get used to how that pace feels. So maybe do some fartlek stylee half miles or miles at HMP in the week leading up to the half.

Daren: how annoying ! Hope you manage to sort it out.

has anyone ever entered Ed Whitlock's exploits into the WAVA table?? He must get over 100% surely ...

Edited: 16/10/2012 at 12:56
16/10/2012 at 13:27

Yes, but did anyone also notice how Ed Whitlock crashed and burned in the second half? 1.41 and about 1.50? Typical man, all speed and no endurance  

Minni - not sure a starvation diet before the TM is a good idea? Or is it just this week?

Daren - well, if they don't fix it at least you'll have a course PB to beat next year

Rest day for me today.

16/10/2012 at 13:52
chickadeee wrote (see)

has anyone ever entered Ed Whitlock's exploits into the WAVA table?? He must get over 100% surely ...

He does! His age 80 world record of 3:15:54 scores 102.25 on the calculator and is equivalent to a new world record of 2:02:10 when age graded. Incredible!

16/10/2012 at 15:22

Free-'crash and burn'...that made me chuckle

Minni-that threat will get the job done at GER. Thanks for inputting the data. How do I find the spreadsheets without asking for a link each time or is that the point?Hope the diets going well

Daren-cant wait (maybe I can!!!) until Im 80 especially if I keep getting faster as I get older. DDis probably right-the official time is never wrong

Chick/Daren I suppose your right about the HM.Ideally I would like to do the Conway Half two weeks later but other things need doing then.

First swim -2k-since early September and it went ok considering everything. P&D suggests 5 mile recovery run tomorrow...ha ha thats a joke

 

 

16/10/2012 at 19:50

2old -  Taper going Ok, keeping the snuffles under control and hopefully get tooth sorted tomorrow.

Daren -  That is a nightmare about your race time, I would n't be too impressed either.  You've answered the question regarding cramp but are racing flats going to benefit you  on distances greater than 10K? As you get older you will learn to like the WAVA.

3 miles recovery yesterday and 10x 200m reps tonight.

 

 

 

16/10/2012 at 20:23
Barry, yes, I do think the flats are beneficial on HMs - or at least I much prefer running in them. I think they'd be beneficial on marathons too if I was fast enough as I think it's to do with the pace you're running not the distance - they feel better as long as I'm comfortably sub-7mm.
16/10/2012 at 21:53

Minni - can you work out my WAVA scores please? I'm 81 years old.

16/10/2012 at 21:54

Tonight's session was a 10 minute tempo effort followed by 10 x massive hills 

16/10/2012 at 21:55

Ok done Spoons.  You got an average of 31%!

 

16/10/2012 at 21:56

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