RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Minni v Dubai Dave

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05/12/2012 at 13:39

My Half is AVR (Wiltshire).  Wasn't planning on a taper even for that distance, never mind 10k.  Obviously that is why I never cracked 3.30

Simon - when Mr O4S was 60+ GFA was 'only' 3.30 for VLM, 4 hours for 65+ now, so a very big difference.  My GFA is around 2 days I think!!

05/12/2012 at 13:47
Trying not to panic about skiing holidays wrecking Jantastic ....

Brol - my double today is because I can't fit 11 in tonight. I'll probably be doing more doubles this time round for that very reason.

7 runs per week over 6 days. I like a day off!

Asics voting is now open. Sarah you've got my vote. also DS2 from the sub 3:30 thread years back and now regular in the sub 3:15 thread is through to voting. Another great one to support with similar times to many of us.

I can't post a link from my phone - will do it tonight if nobody else does first.
05/12/2012 at 14:07

I voted too! Hope Sarah and DS2 win the competition

05/12/2012 at 14:09

Asics 26.2 link here

05/12/2012 at 15:16

Will get my votes in for both.

Gazelle, 10k not really a taper, I dont do anything different earlier in the week, speed session is good for confidence, then easy run(s) thursday or the other days you do, rest Friday. Saturday an easy run, but I like to do a few intervals, say 2 or 3 x 1/2s to remind legs of the speed, then rest easy. Racing flats?

Chic, Well done 90 minutes running naked in -3 degrees. practising for a long January winter streak?

2old, rest for that calf. Have you seen a physio? Can't remember how far out of Liverpool city centre you are, but my physio is wonderful, has looked after many olympic and serious athletes like yourself, if something not right she will spot it easily. State of the art million pound facilities can't be wrong, and only £30-35 for you to go

O4S A belated happy birthday. I see BA has spoilt you again... no 5 course meal and champagne then? Sausage Dinner even?

Cheerful Dave    pirate
05/12/2012 at 15:43
Ant P wrote (see)

Simon - re the GFA - all the London GFA times are a little soft if you compare them to NY or Boston. I wouldn't be at all surprised if London tightened it all up as well. NY for example has the female senior time as sub 3:10, and the male senior time as sub 2:45. Ouch!

Boston qualifiers are often softer than London GFA though, particularly for middle-aged blokes.  But that's because Boston is qualifying-only, and has 20,000 places to fill compared with a few thousand GFA at London.

You lot should have a thread outing there one day.

Edited: 05/12/2012 at 15:51
05/12/2012 at 16:23

Get this...still no hot water at my normal gym but there is another branch just a few minutes walk away so I went there.  Nice run, stretching, bit of foam rolling, planks all lovely...then went to shower and guess what - their hot water was off too!! No notice about it in reception when I arrived, and when I left (after a very quick cold shower) they just said "oh yes, it's been off a few hours". Really not happy  Except that I did at least run - 6 miles @ average 7.30s

Gazelle - nice tempo run there...and I agree no need for a real taper for a 10k, just do more easy stuff than quality. the week before.

I'm probably a bit conservative for my Jantastic 5 runs a week target. I expect I'll do 6 most weeks - but I know the first week I'm on holiday and will probably take an extra rest day that week, so didn't want to risk not getting them all in.

05/12/2012 at 16:52

Afternoon all,

A quick tale of last night's eventful club run...

We were all huddling around the radiators in the club before venturing out into the cold for last nights 5.2 miler, when a cheerful new face appears around the door and after a quick chat with our coach, was unfortunate enough to be paired with me  for the run. I started to suspect that something might be out of the ordinary when she mentioned that she was training for a couple of 100 mile ultras that are coming up soon!!!

So beforehand, i made my usual excuses for being shit... Injury... Blah, blah... Dodgy knees etc... etc...So we set off and were having a good gossip and our nice, friendly "newbie" casually slips into the conversation that she has completed three Iromans including World Champs in 2009 and has an IM pb of 9hrs something!!!

Managed to finish the 5.2 miles feeling very inferior but thankfully uninjured.

On the Jantastic subject, i've registered for Team Minni, but haven't commited to anything further yet until i start to get semi running-fit again.

Lastly, i saw the physio this morning who did a thorough evaluation and said that although i'm "fairly" bio-mechanically efficient (stuff you Mr John Allen physio man!), the reason i get so many injuries are mainly down to small patellas and shallow knee pits, so my kneecaps move a lot more than is the norm and cause the other (various) mishaps. Therefore i am now officially one of the trendy crowd, as he has recommended that i try k-tape everytime i run so as to limit the lateral patella movement. 

Good luck Sarah, count on my vote. 


05/12/2012 at 16:55

Hi Minni - thanks for spreading the word, it is really appreciated. I've started a new thread Vote DS2 if anyone wants to know a bit more about me. Sorry, if it's a bit long!

For those that have voted already, thank you!

05/12/2012 at 17:11

I didn't have time to read the life histories but I have voted for the best looking people. I'm not saying who.....

05/12/2012 at 17:12

OK then, I voted for Sarah & DS2

05/12/2012 at 17:19

Thanks Spoons. Much appreciated and all that!

Can't believe how serious I am getting in wanting to win this. Just binned my annual night out in London with my old hockey mates on the basis that I need to train tomorrow!

05/12/2012 at 17:27

I had to double back in this thread to make sure which Sarah (sarah O) I was voting for, but done and you too DS2, good luck.

05/12/2012 at 17:28
DS2 - what group are you in?
Sarah - voted. I hope I voted for the right one ...

Speed sesh for me today. 6x700s on the tready
05/12/2012 at 17:30

 Anyone notice the first timer on the asics 26.2 going for sub2:20, fast b*stard

05/12/2012 at 17:32
I noticed that and wondered if it was a typo!!
05/12/2012 at 18:28
Don't think it's a typo - he also says he wants to qualify to run the marathon for Wales at the Commonwealth Games...makes you wonder why he needs this competition, surely he has a good coach already if he is that good a runner? I didn't vote for him, on that basis alone!
05/12/2012 at 18:31
Yes Freemers I've read his pitch and wondered the same. There's no times of races to back it up and yet he must have the potential since he's got this far. Perhaps if he starts a thread we'll learn a bit more.

Or maybe DS2 or Sarah can give us more details?
05/12/2012 at 18:36

Thankyou guys for voting for me, im the sarah o in the busy life category (although you wouldnt think it the amount of time ive manage to get on here over the last few hooked)

Im so grateful to you all, minni, simon, spoons, HHH, SBC, FRC, SSC, LC and everyone else who has voted for me.

Freemers i think your probably right about doing two marathons in 2 weeks...might be best to defer, i might not even get the chance to make the decision if I dont get through to paris so i will stop worrying for now.

I apologise about my profile/150 sounds so dull compared to the others especially the other sarah's! I will have to work on a more exciting thread.

Just going to attempt a run....then the thread will begin. I will add a link when its sorted.

Thankyou again for your support, I really do appreciate it

05/12/2012 at 18:40

I didnt get to meet him last friday so im not sure. Sounds like an impossible time (well for me) to aim for....what dreams are made for!!!

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