Minni v Dubai Dave
O4S very well done
Minni - nice time and prize it was windy out there today.
So a DNF today after the last weeks stomach problems I ran Friday and after a steady run thought that they were behind me only to get up this morning feeling not too good. 2 Imodium later we set off to Redcar and lined up. First mile felt ok at 7.00 but then It was downhill after that feeling sick. Kept the 7 pace till 8 miles where I made a stop to be sick and decided to call it a day and walked the mile back to the finish. A bit disappointed but going to take a few days off before seeing if I'm fit enough for coniston on Sunday.
Shildon - Sorry you had to pull out. I nearly pulled out at the same stage!!! Hope you feel better soon. What's next?
O4S - brilliant! Us ladies are all the same - the further we go the better we get!!
KfC - You've had some cracking races recently and that still sounds bloody good to me! See how the taper goes before making any firm decisions. Are you going to do some MP work in the taper?
Go O4S! You're fantastic, brilliant result today. Well done on the 5M race on Thursday too
Redcar HM is horrible Minni. You've finished strong there, and wouldn't that have been a PB a few weeks ago? The people I know who ran today all said the wind was horrendous. Prizes are good!
Sorry to hear about the DNF Shildon. I DNFed at Redcar a few years ago, threw the towel in at 11 miles. I wasn't being sick though!! Feel better soon, an easy week sounds like a good plan. Coniston is a lovely race.
Hope you enjoyed Fleetwood Mac tonight 2old. It's almost as if you're just getting used to being in pain all of the time when you're running
Come on Barry, spill the beans!!
kfc I'm no expert but you can't really judge a marathon target off a triathlon, they're two different sports. See how the next two weeks go, a bit of MP work on fresh legs can do the world of good for confidence.
Last 'long' run of this marathon campaign this morning. Went much better than last week's long run now I'm sans-lurgy. 6M easy, 7M steady, 7M marathon pace, 1M warm down. Paces were 8:35, 7:55, 7:22, 8:00. Felt like crap during the easy 6M, OK during the steady 7M, and good during the MP section Legs are a bit mashed now. Have had a decent training week. Bring on the (still hard, but less miles) taper.
O4S - brilliant well done
Minni - still a brilliant time
KFC - you'll be back
I shuffled the last 8 miles today and finished in 3:59. I guess 120 miles a month isn't enough. Doh!
GF smashed her PB though and finished in 3:44.
Spoons - Well done to your GF for a Pb, and letting her beat you
KFC - Think of the tri as just another lsr in your mara training
Carot - Nice progressive lsr, what's your target time?
Shil - At least you gave it a shot, even when you knew things weren't 100%. Which can be more than be said for the GB cycle team, who all pulled out of the World cycling champs today, according to Chris Froome, cus of the crap weather. Fair weather Prima Donnas
Collarbone giving me another sleepless night, so listening to some internet radio, so I've got an excuse for being up at this time
Some amazing places and prizes here.
O4S - you are a machine. Congrats champion
Minni - sounds like a tough time in the wind but your position just goes to show how hard it was. Still a fantastic time and the effort you have put yourself through will show through.
KFC - I take my hat off to you. Great times there too.
Shild - sounds like the right decision to make. Hope you fell better soon.
Spoons - Sub4 is good in my book! Massive congrats to the GF.
Carrot - I'm so excited for your marathon in a few weeks. Your training has been amazing. Now go wrap yourself up in cotton wool!
Hope barry and pink met up ok. Looking forward to hearing from him.
Really bad news for me. I don't think I have PF, I think I have a stress fracture. Foot is no better at all. Some days I'm hobbling all day. I have a appt with the consultant in a few weeks. I am managing on cross train on the bike in the gym a few times a week but think I have to come to terms with the fact that this isn't going to improve any time soon
AA: I know it sounds like bad news, but at least a stress fracture will heal and there is no reason for it to return - a bad bout of PF can just go on and on. Either way hope the consultant can pin it down and get you started on the road to recovery.
Poor you, Simon must be hell to be completely immobilised. How many more weeks?Spoons: be careful - that GF of yours will go sub 3:30 before you know it Great run, carrot - glad you are de-lurgified now
xpost AA: poor you hope they can find out exactly what it is and if it's a stress fracture you should get over it with a few weeks of rest. Fingers crossed for you.
AA - Good luck with the consultant for a prognosis.
Chick - Seeing the surgeon on Thursday, for removal of stitches, but still another 3wks of immobility before any physio.
AA - fingers crossed you find the cause and the cure. A stress fracture at least is treatable with rest.
Simon - that is really an epic injury, speed to recovery. The GB team really was sh!t, Wiggo just doesn't have the bottle to do any descending in the wet it appears. Mind you did you see Uran's cartwheeling crash - he was lucky that wasn't over an edge!
Barry - hope you have recovered from Berlin
Minni - Great result - fantastic backdrop for the presentation as well But the sub 90 remains elusive - do you think you might have gone out too quickly - that is surely faster than 10K PB pace?
kfc - yeah +1 with carrot - you just need to rest up now for the mara
Spoons - at least it was sub-4!
O4S - sounds like a glamorous course Congrats on the county bragging rights
Shildon - at least you have kept at least some of your powder dry
Carrot - that looks like an excellently executed LR. Nicely set up for the Dam
2old - yeah I am looking at some offroad duathlons - liking the look of the grizedale duathlon in April.
Simon- sorry to see you're still in pain hopefully you'll be back on your bike soon.
AA- bit worrying about your foot. Have you tried total rest at all ? Being injured is such a drag. Hope its nothing serious
Spoons - good coaching of your GF there. you've got a solid base for the next round of marathon training
shild- our bodies have a way of telling us to stop as I know too well at the moment. You've reminded me I have a Coniston place from the postponed march race. Isn't it on the Saturday. I know I won't be doing it though
O4S - really chuffed for you. All the summer cycling is paying off. Podiums and no injury - perfect
Carrot- aren't you now tapering for Amsterdam ? What do they put in their energy gels?
Ant- once got lost in Grizedale and had to be shown how to get out by two Japanese tourists on mountain bikes
KFC- nothing wrong with that Tri- decent run too after all that went before. I agree do some MP runs- not too long- and you're in with a good shout for your target time
minni- your last few HMs have been similar times- did that happen before you dropped to 91/92 mins? It's what happened with me then the time dropped again unexpectedly. It will happen and in the meantime bask in the glory of your bling and fast times anyway
Chick- how's the back today ?
Fleetwood Mac were amazing and worth waiting to see them nearly 35 years.. Gulp!
have been limping since my run yestrday so pretty down about it. Had hoped to do our local 10k on Sunday - no chance -. Seeing Physio tomorrow but may need referral to a psychiatrist if things ccarry on like this
hm - bits of my previous post seem to have disappeared ...
I'm sure I congratulated KFC on another tri and said chill now. I'm sure the tris will stand you in good stead for the marathon. FWIW - I started mine at 3:20ish pace, couldn't hold it, dropped down to 8mm at some point and still got a 3:24. You never know - you may have a cracker of a day. Nothing ventured, nothing gained
xpost 2old: sorry you are limping again first time I drove into work again. Using the clutch hurts but with clenched teeth its ok. Back very stiff this morning, so no running but I will do a bit of shuffling when I get back home tonight.
What has happened to Barry?! Come on...
AA, Simon, 2Old, Chick - sorry to hear about the injury woes. Wishing you all a speedy recovery.
Minni and O4S - congrats on your first places!
Spoons, well done on your marathon, and even more well done to your GF.
Shildon, sorry your HM didn't go to plan and your tri too kfc - still sounds like a decent performance to me.
Well, the house move went to plan on Friday, so been a busy weekend, but still managed to squeeze in a YKW at Ilford again on Saturday. 19:22 for 4th place out of 160 (and 1st over-30!) so pretty pleased with that, especially as I was knackered after moving on Friday and had to run all but the first k on my own, and feeling ready for a sub-40 attempt next weekend.
Daren- cracking YKW - and a podium keeping up the high standards of this thread
chick- thought you were driving with a crutch and then reread cluimprov getting there
Daren: I reckon I could manage a sub 40 YKW . I am guessing I have missed the fact that you are doing a 10k next week. Hope you enjoy the new house!
((( ))) to all on the injury bench
AA - but a stress fracture will heal. Keep up the cross training and you'll be ready for marathon training.
Barry - where are you??????
Daren - great YKW!
Ant - did I go off too fast? I think not. My 10k pb pace is 6:53 but that was from April, a more recent 10k had me running at 7:08 pace. But my HM 2 weeks ago was 6:58 pace. This HM was flat compared to any of those three so I felt it was ok. It certainly felt right at the time. I just think the wind was too strong for me to run a faster pace against, especially over a couple of miles. But its knocked my confidence again. I've entered another half at the end of Octber. The work continues.... (there has never been much between my 10k and HM pace and sometimes I've set a 10k PB within a HM so then they have been the same!!)
Minni - I was referring to the first 2 miles that you posted as 6:39 and 6:43. They will feel easy at the beginning of the race, but are both faster than your 10K PB pace. I am in a similar time boat to you - and for my sub 90 attempt in Nov, I think I will try and keep my first couple of miles at 6:50-6:55, even if that is below required target pace, it will hopefully allow me to pace the race better. Just a thought, like.
yeah I know what you're saying but they were similar to the first few miles of the GNR where I finished a minute quicker.
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