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08/02/2013 at 21:10

Nice planning ahead Carl - an exciting year to come for your running!

OK - it's predictions time for Carter's HM on Sunday.

I'll kick it off and say 1:41
Who's next?..... closest to the actual finishing time wins a date with Spoons

08/02/2013 at 21:22

Lol - you don't want that!

good news on the ballot Carl

09/02/2013 at 12:45
20 miles at 9:38 min/mile.
09/02/2013 at 13:12
Spoons - for my 8 - 10 mile MLR tomorrow what pace should I aim for ?
09/02/2013 at 13:13
Carter - trust you are taking it easy today. Best of luck for tomorrow. Every confidence that you will nail it.
09/02/2013 at 13:39

woohoo - I managed to pace myself on my LSR. It was still sleeting/snowing, so grim conditions, and I was still perhaps a little bit fast, and I managed to get lost, but I averaged 9.18 per mile for 14.36, even checking at the end that I was ok and picking it up a little. Thanks for the advice on the pacing. Looks like your LSR went really well too Carl - and hope you have a good run tomorrow Carter.

09/02/2013 at 15:02
Nice LSRs Hannah & Carl... I'm psyching myself up for a 7.30am start 17 miler tomorrow. Looking at the weather forecast I will need flippers & a snorkel!

Off out shortly for a 7 miler.
09/02/2013 at 16:20

Well done Hannah

Carl - great 20 miler. Before I answer about tomorrow - How did you feel in the last few miles and did you slow at all?

Ricky - have a good one

Carter - best of luck for tomorrow (not that you'll need it). Just keep a steady pace until 10 miles, then ignore the pain and go for it. Remember pain is temporary and pride lasts forever.

09/02/2013 at 16:30

Thanks for the good wishes all. 

Some good running today guys. I've missed getting out today but looking forward to tomorrow.

Currently carb loading with my feet up ! 

Wise words Spoons.


09/02/2013 at 17:06

Hope it goes well tomorrow Carter, look forward to hearing how you do!


09/02/2013 at 17:15

And no Magners tonight...... 

09/02/2013 at 17:16

Edited: 09/02/2013 at 17:17
09/02/2013 at 17:18

Spoons - I ran the first 13 miles or so quite steady and very slow (for me) with an average pace of 9:53. The last 7 miles were quicker with an average pace of 9:10 and in fact mile 18 was my quickest at 8:57.

I consciously sped up as it had started to rain and it was quite cold bearing in mind I went out the door at 7.50am.

I was very comfortable during the last 4 - 5 miles and could have carried on if I needed to. I only carried a lucoxade sports drink with me today as I eat immediately before going out and as it was a slow run figured I would not need anything else. Interestingly enough I started getting noticebly hungry around mile 16 but it did not affect me.

Did eat well when I came in and have taken o a lot of fluid since.

Next week my training plan is Tues - tempo run; Weds MLR of 10 miles, Thurs - intervals, Sat - LSR with MP as follows (4m easy, 4m MP, 4m easy, 4m MP and 4m easy) with a recovery run on Sunday.

While I feel fine now I know my legs will be somewhat tired tomorrow.

So do I run at a steady pace throughout and if so how slow / how fast or do I mix it up a little ?

09/02/2013 at 17:22
Ricky W wrote (see)
Nice LSRs Hannah & Carl... I'm psyching myself up for a 7.30am start 17 miler tomorrow. Looking at the weather forecast I will need flippers & a snorkel! 

Ricky - go for it in the morning. I managed it today and I am not an early bird when it comes to running as you well know.

If I was doing some MP in my LSR I would probably have a good bowl of porridge first, wait for it to settle before heading out. If I was doing easy / slow as today I would eat and go.

Edited: 09/02/2013 at 17:23
09/02/2013 at 18:40
Spoons - the pub I'm going to doesnt do magners
09/02/2013 at 18:49
You seem to be very strong on these 20milers Carl - bodes well. Are you going any longer than 20 before Paris?

Carter - enjoy the carb loading and atb for the race tomorrow .. Hope to read about a shiny new PB tomorrow!

Ran my 7 miler this afternoon at MP or maybe a shade faster:

1 - 9.20 (warm up)
2 - 8.31
3 - 8.26
4 - 8.26
5 - 8.14
6 - 8.26
7 - 8.20

Just totting up miles this week - I have 30miles in the legs since Monday so hoping it doesn't prove detrimental to LSR in the morn! I feel fine though but time will tell.
09/02/2013 at 19:17

Strong indeed Carl. I would forget about the garmin and run on feel. Just keep it nice and easy, slow and comfortable.

09/02/2013 at 21:43
" Remember pain is temporary and pride lasts forever" Very wise words...I need to remember that phrase!

Good luck tomorrow Carter, I have faith in you that you will try your very best and get a PB, hopefully
Edited: 09/02/2013 at 21:43
09/02/2013 at 21:56

Carter - good luck for tomorrow. Just had a look at the course map. Looks like a testing course.

I am hoping to get my MLR in circa 7.30 tomorrow morning - real shock to the system this running early business but it is the best way for it not to interfere with the family too much at weekends.

Spoons - I will take it slow and comfortable and see what happens.

10/02/2013 at 10:59
17.5 mile LSR done - 2:43 and 9.22 avg pace. Last couple of miles MP and last mile fastest. Avg HR 142bpm.

Such a difference to last attempt - felt very fresh and virtually no fatigue and felt like pushing on & on. Just the mental boost I needed! Porridge & bagels with honey are the future.

Spent all run jumping puddles & the rain was incessant but I really enjoyed it!
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