RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Minni v Dubai Dave

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13/12/2012 at 12:44

Sarah and DS2- Sorry to hear you didn't get through but Minni is right- you don't need it! You both have loads of motivation and I'm sure will do great with or without the competition. Good luck with the Forum 6 if you decide to go for it.

Minni- well done on your killer session.  I can't believe you did it on an A road... I find these session hard enough on the track where there are no distractions. Nice MP pace!

FRC- love Stanley

Carrot- I'm with you, hypochondriacs drive me insane.  Quite a few of them at work...

13/12/2012 at 12:50

Hypochondriacs make me sick....

13/12/2012 at 12:58

Hahaha, thankyou guys and thankyou for all your support, I really do appreciate it. I will post to forum 6 tomorrow and take my chances. After RW jiggling the places so no one actually got through in my category and they moved Mel to busy lifestyle im ready to train hard and prove that I dont need the ASICS team to get a sub 3:30.

13/12/2012 at 13:01

2old...whats your adress???

Well im great at shopping and socialising, do they count??

I also do a bit of cycling but thats usually on a bike in the gym so I can read a journal at the same time...kill two birds with one stone and all that !

13/12/2012 at 13:04

Sarah-killing birds too? Thats Minni's department. Now for another big lunch-you can see its Xmas

13/12/2012 at 13:08

Sarah - sorry you missed out. Seems unfair they have changed some categories around though - so the results are not actually based on what we all thought we were voting for   Good luck with the Super 6, but you are already going in the right direction for a sub 3.30 so I'm sure you'll do it

13/12/2012 at 13:09
Sarah - Sorry for your news. I'm a bit annoyed with RW, cus I only voted for Mel as a first timer, not as direct competion with yourself in the busy lifestyle cat. So they've put 2 first timers thru, and no one from the busy lifestyle cat, what was the point of the cats in the first place! I know RW have the final say, but they might as well of had just one big pot, and well all picked 5 from.
13/12/2012 at 13:18

To be honest if they are using MyAsics schedules they can do away with the busy lifestyle category...I mean even if you are really really busy you can surely find time to train twice a week which is all that's required

Edited: 13/12/2012 at 13:18
13/12/2012 at 13:53

Sarah - stick around here and you'll find advice and support (whether you want it or not!), plus you'll get ideas from things other people are doing you will not have come across before.  It will give you a great chance to run your best marathon.

FRC - thanks for the tips.  What did your training in spring look like over the whole period and what would you change (if anything)? 

13/12/2012 at 13:55
Sarah it's really not a bad thing to have not got through, there's always the super six and, failing that, just stick around here You're right, you can get under 3:30 without all the hassle.

Enjoy the rest of your day off Chick, I never worry about my pace in snow or ice just concentrate on not falling over!
13/12/2012 at 14:45

That's the spirit Sarah! How odd that they would ask people to vote in categories then change it once the voting has been done.  Same every year.   

 

Scuba Trooper    pirate
13/12/2012 at 16:30

Sarah - Bad luck, I'm sure you will be fine if you hang around here, plenty of advice, support and piss taking here to keep you going.

DD - Henley should be a great event (just hope the council gets behind it). Good luck with your races over then next few days.

2Old - Henley is on 8th Sep are you going to join us?

FRC - Lovely new cat.

O4S - Crank the heating up while your away and enjoy the break.

Some great 400m sessions this week, I find the shorter reps much harder than 1km or 1 mile but that maybe about pace setting as much as anything. 

13/12/2012 at 16:35

Sarah, Sorry to hear you didn't get in. As minni says, Go for the Forum 6. I think its better anyway to be honest, from what others achieved in previous year.

kfc, things to change based on 3 runs a week. hmmm. I did the target I aimed for, whats to improve? Maybe...helping 2-3 others go for autumn marathons Thursday tempo run we did a lot more MP miles at 8mm specific pace. I generally did mine faster than MP (say 7:30 and below) with the long runs much slower than MP, so worked speed and then endurance... I never felt one paced though so still worked. Next time, I'll do more 20 milers, 5-7, first one for VLM sort of this weekend but its for the ultra really. my pal/ protegee did 3:37 off 2 x 20 milers so it is do-able.

Santa Baby chickadeee wrote (see)
kfc: that's one hell of a core sesh! I do about 1/4 of that every 3 months or so .

All a matter of perspective - what you're used to .. I actually thought it looked good as a warm up?  For example, weekly speed strength session yesterday had us doing situps with 10kg plates on our chest, and different squats/ lunges with 20-70kg on the bar, plus other things. On the other hand, wouldn't get me doing 16 x 400 or even 20.

13/12/2012 at 17:02

ah, I've just had the best run.     So good to be out without looking at the clock, without having to rush and to be able to get out on the open roads.  11m @ 8:09 was faster than it should have been but it felt so good! 

13/12/2012 at 17:27

Minni- sounds like a cracker

M.r Zuvai    pirate
13/12/2012 at 17:33
Minni wrote (see)

ah, I've just had the best run.     So good to be out without looking at the clock, without having to rush and to be able to get out on the open roads.  11m @ 8:09 was faster than it should have been but it felt so good! 

i have a confession!  i havn't run with a GPS all winter!!!!  

naked and slow has been the game

13/12/2012 at 17:46

DD  - Very nice 400's.

Minni - Very good session last night and looks like a good pace to me on today's 11 miler.

Carrot - not too bad where I work apart from one bloke who looks on the internet for every ache/pain he has and then gives us all the details of what he might/might not have.

Sarah -  Commiserations but with your current running times you will be going sub 3:30 with or without Asics.

Same to you DS2, Paul  stick around and join in  the fun of Jantastic.

Shady -  Congrats, hope you enjoy the experience.

5 miles done this afternoon nice and slow.

 

 

13/12/2012 at 18:06
Unlucky sarah but I swear you'll be better off here.

Chick - hope you enjoyed your day off. Nice to get a decent xc run in.

Minni - glad you enjoyed your run. Bloody quick!

O4S - have a lovely weekend.

DD - cant believe you've entered. I'm feeling the pressure now! I would love to do Henley. I think the Reading Olympic tri is the week before so would be good timing. Henley is hilly though!!! Would be good to join you boys

16 miles for me this morning along the canal. Was minus 2 when I set off and not much warmer when I finished.
13/12/2012 at 18:19
Heading home with 2 new kettlebells clinking in my bag - gonna have fun adding to my core session tonight!

Chick - I hear you, but I'm really glad to be getting back into doing core again. Used to do it regularly and I found it really helps with high volume training. V glad to be back into it.

Nice run minni!
13/12/2012 at 19:56

Sarah, I'd have been livid if I was in your situation. In fact I'm quite cross with runner's world just as a voter . I also voted for Mel but wouldn't have if she was in your category. Maybe RW thought that they were getting too many people going for around about the same time, but if that's the case they should sort out the categories better in the first place or accept that's what the forum is interested in.

However, agree with what the others have said that you're probably better without it. Particularly when you're already busy it can be quite a lot of pressure. The My Asics plans also sound interesting . Hope you have better luck with the forum 6, or just stick around here as there's loads of fantastic knowledge.

FRC, that cat is cute!

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