For anyone trying to crack the 3 in any marathon anywhere in the world
Welcome back SJ, just be patient and the form should come back.
An excellent weekend of weekend training from PP & Padams.
After recent mileage Jools I think the pastry intake is well deserved!
Al P.. the one time I had ITB probs my Physio sorted it - with some rather painful 'elbow in' massage!
TR.. you are getting good value out of that turbo, still making puddles?
Cracking mileage Lord Dids & SL.
CC2.. brownie points to you for 16m into a headwind!
Pleased to report my rib passed the test in a 14.2 miler today. It seems most cranky first thing in a morning but eases up when I am on my feet. Chuffed with the progress. We have 11 of us for dinner at our house tonight (plus lots of wine & champers) so a woozy evening beckons.
Happy New Year to all of you, hope you have a good one!
Attempt at 8@8's as a recovery this morning which I almost managed with mile splits between 7:15 and 7:45. No run tomorrow with commutes from Wednesday.
Happy New year to all.
Wardi - nice one on the 14M, the rib must be healing a bit. I've been making big puddles lately.
12M bagged, aerobic base camp is finished.
Happy New Year folks, lets hope its a healthy one with lots of consistency.
Happy New Year everyone: Not too much from me on here over the last year but it's been one injury after the next. I am marathon training again now so may try to pop in when I can.
Good to see MrB (2:45 this year ?) and mmmmarmite (are you doing VLM ?)
Toro - I live just North of there (at the bottom of Portsdown Hill).
TR: Since GSR I've been suffering with shinsplints which has now cleared up. I started my 18 wk schedule with next to no base but I'm targeting 2:45 pace...we'll see what happens; hope all's well with you.
TR - I keep getting lost in Hilsea! It's lovely and flat so can't complain. We are in Southsea. Where do you go for longer runs or shelter? As beautiful as it is I fear that the longer runs may get a bit dull if I start doubly back along the seafront or Eastern Road. Similarly it's a bit exposed. I suppose I could just man up!
75% (144) was my average HR although it did creep to 80% but my last 2 miles were 6:45 so a little quicker than the rest of the run, I think the fear of running through North End may have had an effect!
Backed up yesterday's 12 miler with a 14 miler today, but braved the Devonian hills (road, not mud!) to clear the head. Some were a bit of a grind, but I'm sure it did me good.
Toro: I've got family in Hilsea. Lovely place
Glad to hear you are running more comfortably again, Wardi: hope this continues into 2013 for you.
Nice to hear from Mr. B. as well. VLM for you this year?
MrB - there's lots of base in that 18 weeks, so you've plenty of time. I'm a bit behind where I usually am mileage wise, but should be ok for another sub3 attempt. Plenty of time yet. I'm in the Coro 8 week club nowadays.
Toro - you can do an approx 14M complete lap of the city using the Eastern Rd, Bransbury, Seafront, Portsea, Hilsea, Cosham and could then tag extras on. I mostly run on the other side of the hill (which means I have to get up it first), and on the Havant Road. My long runs are loops of the farm lanes over the back of the hill, inc Mill Lane, Widley Walk etc plus getting there and back.
Jools - blimey, every time I post some decent miles you pop up and trump it !
Happy New Year!
Cheers for warm welcomes.
CC2 - Nice to see you here Speedy... presume you're going along quite nicely?
LD - I can certainly survive on 4 hours sleep as that's about as much as I'm getting. I've certainly missed the stress-relieving properties of running. Hoping that all the stars align and I find balance in 2013.
Jools - it has been a while! Last time we spoke you were doing an ultra??
TR - thanks man! Ever the gracious gent on here wishing others well.
Wardi - paiteince?? runners??? not sure I follow I think it'll be a while before I'm up at the sharp end on a Tuesday night with the Sale lot. Some quickies down there now.
15 to kick the year off on my hilly route (first 5 are all up). This in itself is an achievement as I usually card a zero on 1st Jan.
I was enjoying the scenery until about 11 miles when my legs started to complain of the lack of running recently.
Aerobically I felt fine as my commute to the studio Ive been working at is mainly via bike.
Its a start at least.
JS - to be honest sub - 3 is a bit of an ask, but I'm getting there. I was just wondering other day what became of all the other Super Sixers, not just our lot, but the marathon lot too. So many folks seem to have had nasty injuries or just lost momentum all together, I was beginning to think I was the only survivor. Glad to know you're still out there banging out decent times too (For anyone wondering what on earth I'm on about, Saintjason and I were the two, ahem, 'fast' members of the Lucozade Super Six for the Great North Run in 2008).
CC - we know SJ too, he was here for a while and bagged some decent times, before the stresses of life took over a bit. Has he seen your full range of boots ?
SJ - I'm happy to see sub3 aspirants, esp ones that have been there with us before.
Today I did 9.61mil for an hour and Yesterday I did 6.54mil for 40min. Tomorrow 40,30.
Jools: nice mileage. I will try my best to be at VLM.
Cheers TR, it'd be good to meet up again at VLM....I know you'll be there anyway. So will I if can keep it all together this time.
marmite/MrB - I have a GFA place again, struggling a bit for enough Sunday "me" time to run long recently so might have to juggle things around a bit, but I intend on putting on a 6 to 8 week block of more VLM specific work nearer the time. Dont want to peak too early though.
Toro - those mad swimmers are there all year round ! I rarely get in there in my wettie, summer included.
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