Minni v Dubai Dave
Hope Minni, Gazelle and AA had good races.Great pic DD! Mrs. DD is a stunner! Love her dress . 3:15 or quicker it is. You've turned a corner with your running, I'm sure you'll have a stormin' one. Does it start early to escape the worst of the heat?Just back from a curry and a few beers after an epic battle over 17.5 miles against wind & rain earlier today. Felt truly heroic out there . Would have expected my pace to drop dramatically against the wind but very surprised that my Garmin data showed pretty even splits. I must be getting fitter . Average was 8:37mm, av. HR 72% of max. Happy . My longest run since the marathon - roll on Jantastic
Mega mileage Bro
Sounds fun AA
I feel your pain AA - wind, rain and floods on our 12 mile run, which was designed to miss the worst of the flooding, so goodness only knows what the rest of the area was like. We had planned to do 16, but took look at what lay ahead [and overhead] and decided 12 was more than enough
DD: Just as well I don't let BA look at the forum - I think he could be encouraged to trade me in.....................
Minni: glad to know someone else opted for the 'less wet' route
Some amazing mileages going on very early - I am keeping my powder dry for now
Kiwi: I always preferred the hilly sessions rather than the fast / low resistance ones - but they can take a while to recover from until you get used to them
Was thinking of the racers out when I was running today, nearly got blown over the viaduct at one point!
Sounds really tough AA, that's still a decent 10M time off road if you ask me. I don't mind so much the uphills off road, it;s the downhills that scare me especially when it's wet. I'm also a road runner and proud
Bro you love the high miles, do you know what Moz is planning for you to peak at?
Well done at the coastal today Minni, your skin with be as smooth as DDs after that! Enjoy the liver assault.
DD the weather sounds horrendous over there, 11C!!!! Great picture of you two.
Sounds like a good call not bothering with the race today O4S.
In other news, my beloved Garmin has finally given up and died Have emailed Garmin support.....
DD- You are looking better with age
Chick- Its a great feeling when you go out for a long run and you feel good at the end well done.
Minni- Sounds like you training run/race was good especially after yesterdays 5k, you must be feeling confident going into marathon training.
FRC- Well what can I say, such a great result today and what a great year you have had, I wonder how much more you have in your tank?
Bro- Well done on your long run, I can't believe you are already hitting the 60miles per week! Do you know what your highest mileage week will be this time round?
AA- Great race report and well done for keeping going to the end. There is an off road race I did a few years ago and your report reminded me of it, I have never done it again even though its on our race league and everyone raves about it.
I did the 5.42mile race today, it should of been 5miles but we had to do a new route as the river had burst its banks again! I was so glad that the rain had finally stopped this morning that I forgot the race would be very muddy and windy it was quite flat which was a bonus. I finished third lady yippee splits were 7.00, 7:09, 7:07, 7:39, 7:29, 7:01 Finishing time was 39:17. I have just stalked the first lady who has a 10k pb of 36:04 and runs ultras for GB, she was exactly 3minutes quicker than me so I'm quite happy with that. I'm looking forward to what 2013 brings now
Hope everyone had a good Christmas! It's been a little while, so no time to go back thousands of pages but noticed that Minni got her arse kicked by her protege , DD ran an amazingly fast long run , FRC has cracked the 40-min barrier and there have been lots of brilliant efforts in awful conditions.
ST, re: your post on heartrate, I'd say 150bpm is too high for your easy pace - the most basic HADD formula is simply max-50. My max is 196 and I try to run my easy runs around 145.
I've been in a running sulk so have stayed clear of the forum till I cheered myself up! Managed one week of non-illness before picking up another little infection (not enough to ruin Christmas, but enough to make me not feel much like running). I'm also still struggling a bit with my groin/abdominal injury too (a persistent cough and a groin injury really isn't a good combination!) so had managed only a couple of 3 milers with utterly terrible pace/HR stats. Was feeling deflated about my running and still not quite 100pc yesterday so decided to stop plodding and just go out and try to blast off the cobwebs. The result was a HM training run in 1:33:38 , av pace 7:08, so I'm in better shape than I thought I was! Felt tough for the last couple of miles so am lacking a bit of endurance, but not surprising given how little I've ran this month, and I'm confident now it'll all come back soon.
Btw, did anyone watch Superstars last night? Was quite interesting stuff. Was surprised how slow the Brownlees were over 100m (even Mo wasn't as quick as I expected, although he was surprisingly good at the javelin - must have done a bit of that at athletics club as a kid I imagine!) and thought it was a bit unfair letting the Brownlees both race the 800m (they did about 2:03). The boxer Anthony Joshua was a brilliant all-round athlete though and won it by a mile - 11.5 over 100m, won the javelin and bike race, and ran sub-2:30 for 800m which considering he's a super-heavyweight is pretty speedy!
Sorry to hear your groin is playing up Daren.
I didn't see Superstars - I opted for an Indian instead. I wonder if I can get it on iplayer.
Nice even splits Gazelle - what are you plans for 2013?
My 16 today brought me up to 58 for the week. I must clock my mileage for the year now.
Agreed AA - I thought he was the real star, took it all in the best of spirits and would inspire people to just have a go. Re the Brownlees - they could only be taken out of 2 events so they were always going to be doing one of the three triathlon disciplines, don't suppose it mattered much which one.
Thought the dressage girl [Bristol Uni!!] did remarkably well - one assumes gym work isn't that essential in her sport!
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