Minni v Dubai Dave
Get well soon Chickadeee
Dubai Dave wrote (see)
Spoons; get better gloves
I can't believe you even own a pair of gloves, riding round the desert!
Wow wow wow - amazing racing over the weekend!!!
AA / Barry - brilliant times from the HM...AA, you really have moved the bar up for us ladies . If I can get within a couple of minutes of that in my next HM (5 weeks away) I'll be over the moon!
Minni / Oompa - nicely done on the XC. I'm still not tempted to try it...
2old - great 10k, and I'm sure you can knock off those pesky 21 seconds next time
Shildon - excellent Parkrun debut there
DD - yet another great tri result
O4S - what can I say - amazing stuff and a great report
I know I'll have missed someone - sorry, not had enough time to catch up properly.
Chick / Red - get well soon both of you.
I had a fairly unsatisfactory 20 miler yesterday - felt tired and sluggish even at 8.45 pace. Was originally looking at 22 but I'm glad I cut a bit off the route and went for the 20. I was having a serious case of CNBA and I think if it wasn't for Febulous I might have phoned OH to come and pick me up after about 12-13 miles. I'm cutting back to 15 next Sunday and I think that will do me some good. The following two weekends I have 20 mile races and planning on doing one of them at TMP, or at least a good chunk of it so I want to feel fresh.
Oompa and Minni- well done on your xc. Any more this season?
Minni- Whatever happend to 9mm on your LSR?
Carrot- glad to hear the physio sorted you out. Great 18 miler yesterday.
O4S- I can't even begin to imagine running 30m in this weather. Hope you've defrosted and recovered.
KFC- catching a heli lift- check you out! Sounds fab.
Red- defo not a good idea running with a chest infection. Hope you're on the mend soon.
Ant- 13m on DM is more than I could every master. Well done.
SS- hope the calf is ok. Like others said, do not worry about the speed for now. You will get there.
Chick- hope you get better soon!
Free- that's another 20 in the bag at a very decent pace. Well done for not bailing out.
My xc on Saturday was probably the most challenging I've done so far in terms of how hilly it was- I actually felt physically sick a few times- pure joy! Ended up with the best position yet in the Surrey League although nowhere near the top. That's me done with xc for this season- phew!
3m recovery planned for today and much needed. The legs got a bit of a beating...
O4S - Inspiring but mad, 13 miles was more than enough in yesterday's weather.
Red - Take a break from running if it's a chest infection.
Zuvai - Great weekends x training.
AA - As your times come down you will get the confidence and hopefully more mental strength. Drowned rat photos from Wokingham are online.
Chick - Get well soon, don't rush back if you are still feeling rough.
Freemers - Don't be too hard on yourself, still 20 miles bagged.
Taking a rest day today as my right calf is niggly. Off to Blackpool tonight so will try and fit a run in by the sea tomorrow.
hi everyone, hope the training is going well..
i want to knock 15 mins off my time from last year's Brighton Marathon - this would give me 3hr30. In terms of pacing strategy for on the day, shall i just take the pace i recorded for each mile last year and deduct 35 secs off each mile? seems logical?
And do all the necessary training obviously!
Brol - That was the last xc this season. Which club do you run for as we (Lingfield RC) are in the Surrey League also?
Oompa- Hercules Wimbledon. I must say that after Dorking on Saturday I'm feeling rather about it being the last one!
Hi Luca. To run 3.30 mara you need to run at under 8m/m or 5m/km. The general consensus is to try to run even splits (unless it's a hilly course) although most non elite runners will slow down at least a little bit in the last few miles. Which mara are you doing? Do you have a half mara planned beforehand?
Hi Brolish - Im doing Brighton again, hence why i thought following the same pacing pattern (minus 35 secs/mile) might be an idea (accounts for gradient changes etc - not that its hilly at all!).
I may sign up for Longleat Half (10 March), but may awat that weekend. but i have half marathon distances in my training plan in any case
Luca- it's a good idea to do a half 4-5 weeks before the mara to get a better idea of what to aim for. There's no point plucking a target out of thin air- it may well be over or under ambitious. Running the same distance in training is not the same, you will never be able to push yourself as much as you do in race conditions. What are you other pbs- 10k/ half mara?
yes this is a fair point - you cant replicate race day in training.
best 10k - brighton - 44mins - Nov 2011
best half marathon - Bath - 1hr 42 - March 2012
hi minni - my pacing was a bit off in Bath - i went out too quick i think, and had to slow at the end.
i had an injury in early january but last four weekends ive done 8, 10, 12 and 14 miles - between 8:30 and 9 min/mi - plenty of work to do still but feeling stronger each time!
Wow, well done to all the racers at the weekend Being female, I applaud AA'S performance, can you pass me your training plan please. What was your previous PB?
Carrot- Well done on your 18miles pain free. Will you keep up the lunges?
So how many of us are going to try for a sub 3:15 marathon this year? Looks like a lot will make it by the end of spring.
O4S- 30miles in yesterdays weather, hats off to you.
Zuvai- Congrads on the best man role.
Chick- get well soon
Freemers- Well done for sticking it out and carrying on.
Luca- Welcome, what training plan are you following?
I went out to do 5miles slow yesterday just to add mileage, I got bored by 2.5miles so decided to put in one mile at MP, I looked at my watch and I was hitting 7:02mm so quickly decided to change MP to 10k pace which I kept up for 1 mile, I was quite impressed until I have just looked at everyone's mile splits from the weekend! I might just of hit HMP
O4S, tough and crazy in equal measures. Well done for finishing and great report. I can really picture it despite having done nothing like that.
Chick, get well soon. Poor you.
Freemers, well done on another 20 in the bag. Hope the slight cutback does the trick in restoring your energy.
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