Minni v Dubai Dave
Minni-good to see you got back to work which means one thing:you'll race this weekend if you get through your work. Not sure about the MP3 for swimming having given it up for running. Anyway Im too busy concentrating on the mulitude of technique points that are supposed to make me quicker and wouldnt want to be distracted.
Forever-that elevation chart makes.the race look like the Dubai skyline .What is the net height of that hill?
Red-youre right to sit tight now and continue to be patient to avoid setting yourself back but hopefully the time for some active recovery will soon come
CD-thanks for the advice. Do you have to tap the finger device at each end of the pool? I use disposables in races and open water like you but was warned off doing it in a pool where the bulk of my swimming takes place.
Simon-couldnt you hack into the Easyjet computer to at least guarantee Bro the wider seats by the window? Not too much to expect really.
Ant-I will now go and annoy my OH and friends and do that massage method whenever and whereever Im sat down
Nice lunchtime run-cool but dry-at just under MP-9.2miles @average 7.21mm.
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Bro - When are you flying out? Yes I did try and get hold of Stelios Haji-Ioannou, but he didn't return my calls, so no upgrade this time.
Lol Simon... Thanks for trying although it's not good enough. I got used to travelling in style, you know! What is a girl to do now? Flying out on Saturday.
Red- I refuse to worry about the hills, all reviews say flat and fast. Trying to avoid the hills is probably the reason the route laps almost three times around the city centre....
2Old- sounds like a nice run
Cool but dry???????
Come and help me finish my ark - I can only take two runners...............
O4S-dont need an Ark here we live on a hill.Come global warming we will have a beach at the bottom of our garden.Simon better buy a boat or join you as he could even be below see level.
Wow kfc, and I thought I undertrained for my marathon! I imagine having a very high level of general fitness from other sports helps a lot but I'm still amazed you put in those times with such minimal training.
Weather forecast for Norwich on Sunday is now wet and windy although Saturday looks ideal - lighter winds, sunny and cool - so hopefully they've got it wrong by a day! Did my last quality session this morning - a little sharpener of 2 x 800 @ HMP, 1 x 800 @ 5k pace, and 1 x 400 @ mile paces - paces were 6:29/6:26/5:53/5:01 (the 5k and mile pace bits were a bit too fast!).
Thats the question isnt it minni! I gues the answer depends on how long I manage to retire for come the new year... (and if I can sort this calf out - am hunting out physios right now)
FRC - Great report and congrats again, the pace you are running the shorter stuff don't think it'll be long before your taking more time off your HM.
2old - Yeah getting excited for Sunday, target is, as always, 3:15.
Brol - All the best for Sunday, go and have a great run and great time, smash 3:30.
kfc - Very impressive times off the training or lack of it.
Good luck to the Norwich crew, Freemers, Spoons and Daren. Can't do much about the weather but have a good one. Good luck to anyone else racing at the weekend.
I'm flying out tomorrow morning, I''ll try and let you know my time Sunday, but not back in UK till Tuesday evening, if you don't hear from me my number is 1432.
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They'll be on 'don't tell the bride' next!
Simon - you are the Garmin God! I have the 305 and I haven't worn the HRM strap for years. I wonder if the battery is flat because I can't get them to connect. I wanted to see how many calories I burned off on the turbo for an hour.
Barry - tons of good wishes for the weekend. You'll have a great marathon I'm sure. Are you feeling good? We'll be stalking....
Belated WELL DONE to Ant on your HM at the weekend, that's an excellent time
Forever - Nice work bagging that sub-3:15!
Cooks - that's a cracking time, nothing like a bit of chunder to show you've gave it everything I'm terrible at running in anything over 20C.
FRC spot on pacing for that sub-1:30, nothing like smashing a massive chunk off your PB.
Bro - remember to do average lap and not average pace. 4:56kms are where it's at for 3:28. Have you a race strategy, set off a bit slower to warm up for a few KMs? Go out at race pace and maintain it? At Berlin I had four screens on my 205 - Time (note - with 4 screens you can't see the seconds once you pass one hour, just hours and minutes), Average Lap (the most important one!), Distance (reference only, to be taken with a pinch of salt) and pace. Press lap every KM marker. If you miss one, or forget, just press it twice at the next marker. Your average lap depends on it! You're going to nail it, you really are
Not a clue what rhat could be kfc, sorry. Are your legs still... exploding?
Minni I'd be interested to hear your findings, I've been puzzling over the same thing. When I last followed P&D (for Sunderland) I didn't think there were enough 20+ runs so upped a few of the ones that were supposed to be 17/18 miles to 21 or 22. And that didn't work! Going off how well I felt at 40km at Berlin, I could have probably ran a bit quicker from the start. I was just too aware of how easily the wheels can fall off. And I was a bit scared that I didn't have the endurance to even run the full thing. Hindsight is a wonderful thing! Of course we should still mention Shaggy, I thought of him tonight and how he'd be shaking his head at my 6 mile recovery run (eeek!) followed by a (gasp!) hot bath Hope you're feeling better.
Have a good run on Sunday Barry, enjoy the double and don't 'Do a Carrot' and bail out after 16 miles
Welcome to DS2!
Minni - the battery is flat
i'm just back from the pub and pissed. oops, another rest day for me.....
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