RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Minni v Dubai Dave

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18/11/2012 at 21:28
Oompa - are you sure it's ok when you think it is? Sometimes we wish our injouies away but they are still there and let us know when we test them. It will go, when you give it a chance.

KFC - nice one. Have you done it before? Sub 3:30 will be yours.
18/11/2012 at 22:27

Minni - thats going to be at London hopefully - I dont think 2 'A' marathons within 5 weeks is realistic for me - you'll know best on that one after last year!  I guess its a back up, although my thinking right now is to jog it with a friend (her pb is 4:45).  I'll see what happens come spring, and when I've got a better idea of what my plans for the next few months look like.  Its fun entering races though...

18/11/2012 at 22:31
Ah right, in that case you're mad!! . I thought you were choosing Edinburgh over London. Although I have to admit I was half wondering about entering as a back up to London... just in case. I looked at the site earlier today and gfa is sub 3:30 and open right up to 8th April.
18/11/2012 at 22:32
Oomp- I'm with Minni on this. Dr Internet said running through calf injuries is not a good idea. Still , that's a good time - what can you do when you're 100%?
Chick- wont listen next time you protest -well placed!
KFC- have you done Edinb before? The adverts say its all downhill so should be fast. Hope it's not hot. Watch that calf. Good to see lots of those pesky 5ks in London. I will look for one whenever I'm there next.
Minni- feeling better?
No news from Ant?
Now in Burmingham for a course tomorrow. Question - will I get to the gym at seven or will the Guinness encourage me to ignore the alarm ?
18/11/2012 at 22:39
Have a lie in 2old!

No not feeling any better, probably worse. I probably won't be at work tomorrow and that's not something I do easily. I can access emails from home though dso can probably do the more urgent things from here.
18/11/2012 at 22:53
Minni - not sounding good - what is it flu? Get well soon . I think the Guiness is winning anyway.
18/11/2012 at 23:45
2old - guinness/lie in 1 - Alarm 0.

Minni - Hope you get over it soon. Just imagine how shit you would of felt if you'd raced?
Dubai Dave    pirate
19/11/2012 at 04:43


Barry/ Cooks: Sweet! 

Chick: Next time but if you were 1st in in your AG what the hell are you complaining about?

Minni: Hope that you recover soon, as a recovering Man flu victim I can understand how sick you must be

Oompa: heres hoping there is no reaction, as a fellow calf injury prone runner I found that no running for 6 weeks (I cycled and swam) was needed to get over the problem, plus I always wear compression guards for speed work, races and long runs. So far so good. 

Was out pre dawn on the bike and yes my legs are still tired, arse is still sore! But 28 miles done at 20MPH so not too bad. Will run club run tonight but probably not as quickly as usual.


Edited: 19/11/2012 at 04:45
19/11/2012 at 04:59

Cooks -  Congrats on the PB, especially in tough conditions.

Chick -  Unlucky with the race. But well done on the win, prizes?

2old -  Good news you are back running. I would love to get close to your mara time but don't think it's going to happen.

Kfc -  Not a PB but quickest 10K for a couple of years.

Edited: 19/11/2012 at 05:05
19/11/2012 at 09:31
Morning all - the Guiness won !
Barry - have faith
Dd- another fine ride
19/11/2012 at 09:37

Good morning everyone

Minni- considering that I am planning to do VLM it might be wise to book another marathon as a back up. With my track record you never know what might happen. Hope you feel better soon.

5m easy done this morning. 

19/11/2012 at 10:35

Hi gang

Have been peeking in now and again but have very limited internet access at present.

However, it's Norwich HM this weekend and I wondered who would be running? I should be there and will be supporting somewhere.

 I won't be running Norwich as I ran Luton Marathon yesterday as a bit of marathon practice. Thought I could do ok although I haven't been training for one specifically. Three laps, very similar to Newcastle in lots of respects, few challenging hills,  a bit off road. Perfect conditions though and I ended up running 3.14.57!!

chickadee I was well chuffed to see your sub 3.30.So pleased you got that one in the bag. By the way I have entered your favourite half marathon again for next year

Fab results at Newcastle too in not such fab conditions. Well done all.




19/11/2012 at 11:41

Minni & 2Old - I am now not running for at least 3-4 weeks to let it heal properly with plenty of massage etc, although i hope DD's 6 week calf lay off doesn't happen to me as i really want to "hit the ground running" in Jan as i will be doing very little, other than skiing over Christmas and New Year, as we're away in Canada.

Calf feels fine this morning, but just swimming and gym for me for the forseeable future, as i can't ride a bike at present due to a left knee tracking issue that mainly manifests on a bike, but i'm trying to sort it via physio.

2Old - My 10k pb is 39.54.

Minni - Hope you feeling a bit better.

KFC - I don't know what the gap is between VLM & Edinburgh, but i did VLM & M.Keynes this year as i had booked MK as a back up for London due to having the 1st reserve spot for VLM in my club ballot, only to find out the week before that i would be running at London as my team mate had sustained a bad injury. I really didn't know which to choose as my A race to try for a gfa (sub 3.15). With the benefit of hindsight, the first will always be the A race imho as it takes too much out of you for the second. However VLM & MK were a week apart, so if there's a decent gap it may be different? 

19/11/2012 at 12:01

Forever - wow, brilliant result from Luton!!...I'm not surprised seeing as how well you have been running and getting under 90 minutes at the GER. You must be so pleased with that! .  Me, Daren and Spoons are all due in Norwich so hopefully see you there somewhere on the course

19/11/2012 at 12:22

haha, good point Brolish!

Oompa - Are you saying you ran London because your club mate couldn't at the last minute?  How did that work because I'm sure the date for transferring club names is February.  Did you run under his name or were you able to change it last minute?

I'm glad to hear you are going to take the proper rest with your calf - I was going to suggest cycling but that seems to be another issue all together!   Have you had your bike set up properly? I've read that any pains or niggles caused by cycling can be eradicated by correct positioning.

What were your times for London and MK?

Forever - storming but as Freemers says, hardly surprising considering your HM time.  Well done.

Off work and had a visit to the GP who has given me an inhaler.

19/11/2012 at 12:23

Oh and where the heck is Ant?  


19/11/2012 at 12:53

Forever - that is brilliant well done. What exactly do you mean by "I haven't been training for one specifically"?

19/11/2012 at 13:17
Spoons - are you doing the half on Sunday?
19/11/2012 at 14:05
Minni wrote (see)
Spoons - are you doing the half on Sunday?

He'd better be - I need someone to chase down and overtake . And good idea to see the doc - hopefully the inhaler will do the trick.

6 miles d&d, around 8.10 pace on average. I can't really decide how to treat this week with the HM coming up. I can't really taper as I've not really done much in the last three weeks to taper down from. I think I'll do one fast session tomorrow or Wednesday (mile reps probably), then fit in some easy runs on Thursday/Friday. Rest Saturday then good to go I hope


19/11/2012 at 14:35

FRC- well done on a sub 90 half time, not doing an Autumn marathon has really brought your shorter race times down, I wonder what time you will pull out in your next marathon

04S- Are the 4 races in 7 days all over 10k? Which ones are they?

Minni good job you didn't race yesterday. Have you needed an inhaler before?

Chick- Don't be so hard on yourself, what was the course like? To have finished first in your age group must of meant that you were good Are the other 4 races on the same course?

Barry, Cooks and Oompa- Great race's from you yesterday.

Forever- wow 3:14 with no specific training. How far was your longest run?

Freemers- Sounds like a good plan to do a speed session and then some easy runs.

I am taking part in our club 1.3mile handicap tonight, target is to beat my time from May 2012, must go and carb load....


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