RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Minni v Dubai Dave

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29/03/2013 at 19:56
Barry - my heart would have packed at about mile 3 of that run.

Simon - I nipped into town earlier for a Chinese and saw a chap on a bike tand he looked like he was doing distance. It was snowing and he was battling the elements and I thought of you.
29/03/2013 at 21:17
Hi all
Not had a chance to read through but will soon. Done my last 20 LR. 1hr 29. Av 7.27. Mm. Very happy to start taper now .
29/03/2013 at 21:17

Chick - awesome 22 miler. Good luck for Monday.

Kiwi - nice prog run. Hope Mr Kiwi likes his 10km news!

i was out doing errands this morning. Blue sky and glorious sunshine. So when I got back went straight out for a run. Got changed and out the door. It was snowing! anyway, 6 miles done on a tough hilly course. Av pace 9:20. Loved it

29/03/2013 at 21:19
Oops ... 2.29 !!
29/03/2013 at 21:29
Nice one Spoons. We've had snow on and off all day too,

Yay 2old! Storming last long run.
29/03/2013 at 22:10

1:29? That would be seriously impressive! 

29/03/2013 at 23:29
Minni- storming run. Now how do you contain all that nuclear energy until 21st. Be bored on that chance there!
Barry- get in there. You're back and on fire. A couple more runs and that pace will feel more comfortable too. Think you will be copyrighting that cross train marathon schedule . Oh yes decided to defer on 21st.....the parents meeting that is's only GCSEs after all. in the social services
SS- fantastic speedy session don't think I've ever gone beyond 15.5 on the TM. Must give it a try after the marathon
Spoons- maybe one day my dreams ! Great 6 miler
Chick- monster running... Some taper !Good luck with your HM. Only 73 miles for me in the last 6 days.
Simon - building some big mileage there. There's a bike group going from Pennington Flash tomorrow doing 90 miles of the iron man bike course. Are you going to do it? What's the weather like in the Trough of Bowland..may go to some point to point racing there tomorrow
Kiwi - like how you nailed that prog run
One more run and Marchevoulous is finished
29/03/2013 at 23:42

Binned the biking I was gonna do today.
Just remembered I did some core work yesterday - while being a human dumbell so wedding guests could bench press me... Damn fine wedding.
30/03/2013 at 08:00
2old - unfortunately I'm in work for the rest of the b/hol. Yesterday the weather was gorgeous up there, chilly but lots of sushne. Enjoy your point to point racing.
30/03/2013 at 09:06

2old - Very impressive long run.  Decided on MP yet?

R83 -  Those long runs are at a quicker pace than someone aiming for 7:45 pace.  Difficult decision for you as I think it's your first marathon and  primarily your first goal is to finish and you don't want struggle during the second half , but if I was you I would set off at 7:30  pace and adjust  if it  begins  to be anything more than comfortable during the first half.  Even if the pace feels easy to start with do not go any quicker.

30/03/2013 at 09:40
Barry - that's such good news on the comeback run. It will get easier once the legs adjust back into running again. Any niggles in the calf? Your dedication to rehab properly is a credit to you.

2old - great long run there. Sub 3 I reckon

Simon - impressive cycling. Any saddle sores?

Minni - wow! Just knocking out a 10 miler like that is great.

Can't remember who else has joined the taper trail now but were all almost there

I rested yesterday and did gardening, car washing, walked 6 miles with dogs etc! So got up early today and ran 9 miles. Ave 7:42 pace. It was cold and felt hard. Was supposed to be mp and I think if it was all downhill with wind assistance I might have done it but instead it was hilly and felt like I was into a cold wind the entire way, which of course I wasn't. Never mind.
30/03/2013 at 09:52

taper time, AA! We've all been there before and know we feel weak, horrible and sluggish while taperin. 7:42 is still a good pace!

BarryB: back with a bang - goodness gracious me!! That was some run!!

2old: Fantastic confidence boosting run

R83: impressive 10 miler. It shows that you have the speed for a good marathon time. Your long runs were pretty quick! How did you feel at the end of the 22 miler?

More snow here - getting a bit tired of it really. Luckily it never stays long. And we've lost the horrible wind. I hope it doesn't come back on Monday. Don't mind the cold any longer (used to it now) but strong winds are never a good idea in a race. The course is pretty much a straight line from East to West and then back.

30/03/2013 at 10:28

Great 10 miler there Barry!

rest day for me today. Just a 4:25 plank. Last day tomorrow then I never have to do a plank ever again!

30/03/2013 at 11:07

Off to spin in a bit. 

Good luck for all those final long runs guys. Take care if you have snow, we don't want any slips/falls this close to VLM!

2Old - awesome last 20 miler from you yesterday, a real confidence booster no doubt.

Barry good news for your come back

Simon - kudos to you cycling so far in those conditions!

AA- that was a good paced run, the taper always feels sluggish, so don't worry!

Chick - hope that snow melts before your race!

Spoons - why are you going to stop the planking when you've obviously become so good at it?!

Mr Kiwi was surprisingly amenable to his 10km news, just told me I would have to write him a programme so he knows what runs he needs to fit in before race day, that I can do, whether he follows it will be another matter......  I am rather giddily excited to have a race on the horizon, never thought I'd get excited about a 10km - goes to show what a year of little running/no racing can do to a person!!  

30/03/2013 at 12:02
Kiwi - yes... Excited about a's obviously sent you a bit doolally!
30/03/2013 at 12:29

Completely doolally!

Plank's horrid. I will keep up with more core work though...

30/03/2013 at 12:33
Kiwi - I'd be excited about a 10k too, enjoy mentoring Mr Kiwi

AA - No saddle sores, anti-chaffing cream working a treat.

Spoons - Why no more planking? I thought it was the future!
30/03/2013 at 12:48
puke puke vomit puke = parkrun.

20:55. I had no idea what expect this morning as I've not done a 5k since Christmas time (will check back and see what time that was but well over 21 mins).

Annoyed with myself because I felt like I went off too fast but when I got my splits the second mile was the fastest. Cold, bit muddy in places but all in all not bad. 6:43, 6:38, 6:52, (6:14).

Last one: 3 months ago 21:47.
Edited: 30/03/2013 at 13:02
30/03/2013 at 13:10

Barry - Brilliant TM 10! If you can run 7.30 on a dready, you'll be flying and feeling far more comfortable at mp pace outside. You obviously haven't lost any cardio fitness due to your x-training fetish

2old - Great 20. That must be a real confidence booster, pre-taper?

Minni - I thought you said you were crap over short distance? That's a bloody good 5k time.

I've never run a 5k or a Park Run in my life. I've done the registration bar code bit, but i'm still not sure what happens next? 

AA - I know exactly what you mean... Decided to do parts of last nights MLR at mp, but after 1.5 miles, knew that it was not gonna happen. Legs were leaden, kept thinking that the calf was "tweaking", it was cold and it just felt... wrong!!! 

Backed it off and ended up with 11 @ 7.51.

4 mile recovery this morning d & d.

30/03/2013 at 14:05
Minni - Sub21 is a great 5k time, was it another de-stresser?

Oompa - Even with backing off, that's still a good pace.
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