RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Minni v Dubai Dave

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04/12/2012 at 11:57

AA -  Very worrying, you take care out there.

DD - Impressive running, you have been hitting some quick paces recently.  What's the target for the mara?

Freemers -  Thanks, I'll have a think about targets and put them on Jantastic.

04/12/2012 at 12:04

DD - blistering pace. Nice

AA - bloody hell, what a nightmare. At least you should be able to show them a clean pair of heels.

Jantastic - that's come around again has it. I will have to investigate. TBH I haven't listened to MT for months now.

It's my 5x1000 repeats tonite. I'm going to do them off 2min recoveries and aim for sub 4mins for each of them. I'm not sure what effect my 2x10 mile cycle commute will have on them... 

04/12/2012 at 12:05

Thanks Merry Carrotmass, I love Durham so it might be a perfect excuse to travel south on saturday morning to sample the bacon sandwich and any christmas markets.....and not forgetting the park run!

I work in the medical profession and I didnt even realise that it was possible to get blood poisioning from a paper cut.....I guess I better start taking somethings more seriously from now on!

Hope your ok minni, i slipt on black ice on sunday, all i could think of was not causing any injuries to hault my marathon training before its even begun. I was a nightmare to live with last year for 4 months....think I might be even worse this time round.

What marathons are everyone entering next year?


04/12/2012 at 12:13

AA- oh, that's not good.  Do you tend to run in the evening/ morning?  I always work under the assumption that surely all the psychos are asleep at 5.30am so it's much safer...  Not sure if there's any truth in it...

Ant- good luck with the intervals.  I am trying to decide if I'm looking forward to doing them again or not

Sarah- it's VLM and Berlin for me next year.

04/12/2012 at 12:40

Ive heard loads of good reports on Berlin, its supposed to be a fabulous run. I did the big 25k there this year and that was amazing, running through brandenburg gates was fabulous.

04/12/2012 at 12:50

AA - scary indeed.  I used to be really nervous about running on the roads myself - never worried about being out on the hills though.  Over the past couple of years I've got much braver and now even go on the lanes myself at night.  I am aware that at the moment I am running the same routes, at the same time, every evening but I don't have much choice. 

No injuries after my fall, which ended up as a groovy hip slide!

Dubai Dave wrote (see)
. Mini you don't have any excuses, Morag gone soft on you?

Thanks DD I think he must have read that because I've now got a killer of a killer sesh to do tonight.    

Sarah - VLM and Newcastle for me.  What about you?



Dubai Dave    pirate
04/12/2012 at 12:52

Barry: 3-15 to 3-20...... Inshallah. Of course the wheels may fall off big style! 

04/12/2012 at 12:59

Welcome Sarah - definitely, very nice running through Brandenburg gates. Spectacular place.

Minni hope you're okay after the fall. Is it a resistance band with handles, or just the rubber loop type? Either are really good, use them most weeks for specific things but you can do whole body. Monster Walk for your legs, and ITB is good.

Merry Carrotmas, Black Keys awesome, enjoy! Best gig of the year for me.

AA, speak to Gazelle about "running porn". Thats what her husband called the RW forum since it kept her so occupied
Be careful on your run if nutters around, do you carry a panic alarm?.

DD definitely getting faster. 27 seconds off - due to the cut back week?

Mr Zuvai & kcs you definitely up for Thunder Run?

O4S what do you wear layer wise for ultras in winter? Looking for xmas presents. Got that montane waterproof but need maybe a jacket underneath plus a base layer, ideally not £100-200 ones. Noticed a helly hansen lifa base layer.

Its horrible wet and cold here. intervals tonight maybe... thinking of whimping out of XC again on Saturday.. need to get some long runs in.

04/12/2012 at 13:14
I run @8:30 most mornings and its the only route I can do a few miles on the pavement before I hit the quieter lanes and the 4x4s other wise I'm straight out on the busier lanes which is just as dangerous. I had definitely got braver. A few years ago I wouldn't have run down the canal on my own for miles but now it doesn't bother me.

It's so cold here today I can't warm up.
04/12/2012 at 13:28

Afternoon All,

A fashionable 5 mile r** (are we allowed to use that word now?) for me with the club tonight, although i have worse DOMS from Sunday's 5 than after VLM!!!!

What's the format then for Jantastic, as i did it very haphazardly on my lonesome last year and couldn't really see the point? I think i need to find the time to go onto MT to understand it better.

Lastly, has anyone heard from Cooks after his Valencia marathon, or have i missed his race report???

04/12/2012 at 13:37
I've signed up for Jantastic Team Minni. Looks like there's only 3 of us so far. Is that because you have to log your predicted runs before you can see the team? Oompa, select our team, we get pretty competitive so if you sign up Minni will be on your back to make sure you do then runs and log them in
04/12/2012 at 13:41

I've just signed up as well.

04/12/2012 at 13:55

AA - With my recent track record of injuries, she may have to run my miles for me!

04/12/2012 at 14:09

whats jantastic team?

Your all braver than me, I dont dare go out on the roads when its dark on my own so I tend to do alot of my training on a treadmil after work. Ive recently joined a local running club but its still a struggle to get to the club runs in time after work. I do look forward to the weekends when I can get out (although it does make it twice as hard getting back on the treadmil afterwards).

Anyone live in York?

I have a place in VLM but I have also got through to the final 22 for the ASICS 26.2 which is two weeks before. I dont think I will stand a chance of getting through to the final 5 after meeting the other finalists, but least im still in it. Which either one I manage to run, im aiming for a sub 3:30!

04/12/2012 at 14:32

I've signed up for Jantstic - heaven only knows why!  Playing safe and going for 4 runs a week plus ultras [can't really count as runs]

FRC:  HH lifa is a safe bet, I also like North Face base layers, very thin but warm. I usually put a light cycling fleece on top and then something like the Montane

Sarah:  VLM for me

I run on the roads by myself as being safer than city parks, but BA doesn't like me doing it very much [although has long since given up trying to stop me]

04/12/2012 at 14:38

AA: that's scary . I keep telling myself that I'm ok running first thing because the bad people will come out in the evening and not in the morning... 

Sarah: fab news being on the Asics shortlist . Never say never: we may all vote for you as you are our forum buddy .

04/12/2012 at 14:40

PS: luckily no video evidence from the xmas party . Not everyone has submitted their photos yet though... altough I'm pretty sure by time this happened everyone was too far gone to take pics!

04/12/2012 at 15:02

thankyou SBC, although I am only a new member after learning about these forums last friday. I didnt even know they existed and now im hooked. My husband gets a glazed look about him when ever I mention the R word so its nice to talk to others that are just as mad about running as myself.

Have a feeling that its going to make my working day less productive though!

04/12/2012 at 15:25
Chick - I keep telling myself that noone like that would do that round here....and that's now put a spanner in the works
04/12/2012 at 15:27

thanks O4S (sorry Scrooge / Bah humbug... excellent name). HH and some sort of light warm jacket with the Montane it is. Cotswold shop later to have a nose.

Ho Ho HOompa wrote (see)


A fashionable 5 mile r** (are we allowed to use that word now?) for me with the club tonight, although i have worse DOMS from Sunday's 5 than after VLM!!!!g

Oh, you're never going to let me live this one down...  Of course you can use the R** word. Minni did take my comment very out of context.. I was paraphrasing someone. A split can just be the big dessert you had at lunch or something bad done to your trousers by mistake 

Chic, give it time about the photos. Minni is really getting into the Homeland bugging / espionage thing now.

Sarah, have we done the whole, tell us about yourself, your running history so far? Current PBs?

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