For anyone trying to crack the 3 in any marathon anywhere in the world
We'll all get a Mo T Shirt though ! Cant see any of us getting one in 2014.
LD - where's the January 2013 mileage machine gone ? getting p*ssed and running 5Ks !
2hrs on the machine early doors, should be light enough and ice free enough soon to get outside early doors at weekends.
Mo's probably spent a few hours on the RW forum. With all the questions about accommodation, whether the DLR is free, best day to visit the Expo, whether beetroot does any good, toilets on course, Imodium, which pen to start in, and how to get to the Red Lion, he's probably got completely confuddled about all the logistics involved in such a big race, and just wants to get his onions sorted before next year. I don't blame him.
4 mile jogette this morning, race number pinned on, good to go for tomorrow.
PP - racing again, wow. Bramley ?
Coro/Clearly - just had a few weeks getting back into full-time work after some study leave hence the slow response. My marathon schedule (sub 3hr - I multiply all times by 0.95 for sub 2:45) for last week was:
Mon 5M (40 mins) easy Tue 8M of 1M jog and strides, then 15 x 400, with 200m (1-min 30) jog recoveries, then 1M jog Wed 12M (90 mins) slow Thu 8M (55 mins) steady Fri Rest or 4M (30 mins) easy Sat 5M (40 mins) easy or parkrun Sun 20M (approx 2hrs 30) slow
I ran the Longleat 10k in 40mins weekend before last so no real improvements in speed. I did run 52.5 x 400m track the other evening at 3:54min/km and felt good. Running anything quicker than 3:45min/km for half the distance is still seemingly impossible...
TR - Brighton HM. Might be a tad breezy but I'm hoping to have a go at my PB (72:48). Will be a similar tactic to Chichester, with two of us trying to drag each other round.
TR - just out of interest, what are your best 10k times like? It sounds like you are an accomplished HM, M runner and I'd be interested to see what your conversions are like as you have previously said you do not consider yourself to be speedy.
PP - on yes, I forgot that. Chance of a SW wind, I guess its sea front based too. You could bag a big PB still.
MG - not me dude, I'm not certainly not an accomplished runner. I rarely race when I'm running fit (which is only usually around VLM time), and the odd other race through the year is just done as that days training.
signing off for 8 days, week's ski-ing then straight from Gatwick to Wembley to see the mighty Swans
Went out to do a hilly 17M this morning, but felt better than expected so did 21.6 averaging out @ 8mm pace, the flattest 6 near the end was 4 x 7'12 then 2 x 6'41 (someone on heels), giving 60 for the last 5 days and the week. And possibly 60 more than next week ... hopefully I can find a gym for two or three evening treadmill jogs but if not then it's a week of cross training.
Good luck to those racing at Bramley, Brighton & elsewhere tomorrow.
Dids - no idea how you can do 100 miles on an alcoholic week! Enjoy the sewing tonight.
Agree with CRAB about Mo.
That is not a bad pacemaker to halfway....publicity stunt, rather than disrespectful in my book.
Good luck to those racing tomorrow. I'm doing to a half in LA tomorrow....nice weather for it. I sat next to will.i.am on the flight over, it must have been the highlight of his day...
I am hoping Mo does have to wear a black and white striped pacemaker's vest. It would be classy. Although I suspect his kit sponsors would have something to say about that. Mostly consisting of the words 'not' and 'definitely'.
I'm not too fussed either way whether Mo want's to use my A race as a training run or not, Mrs M seems to be quite excited though that she will get to see him while pretending to watch me on VLM day.
Coro - Cool travel partner! Good luck in your race, make sure you beat lots of L.A stars so you can come back and beat LD at his own game.
My normal race plans at this time of year would see me doing a stupidly complicated MP session in the Bramley 20 tomorrow but with my "icing before the cake baking" plan this year, I'll be giving it full beans in a local 10 mile race instead. It's being used as an Inter-county 10 mile race between Dorset and Wiltshire so I'll be donning the fetching all green vest of Dorset tomorrow rather than my usual yellow and blue.
Should be a good race as well as I know one of the Wiltshire team is SImon Plummer from Salisbury who can kick my arse at all distances apart from the marathon. Don't fancy my chances much but I'm going to give it a damn good try!
Good luck to everyone else racing tomorrow
Dids.. a very respectable 5k after an evening on the sauce!
Nice Parkrun win for CD noted, those must have been heavy legs.
TT.. that's a very impressive commute last night!
Jools.. I have every confidence on you getting around Bramley so I must say in advance that I will be very impressed with 40 miles in 3 days!
TR.. true grit spending 2 hours in the garage.
Best of luck to Coro & PP for their half-maras tomorrow, and I hope Marigold avoids getting his arse kicked
Nice 21m this morning Simon.
LJ.. another week of very decent mileage, good stuff.
Healing vibes to JH1.
Lovely morning at the York Parkrun, a mixture of sun & mist on the racecourse. Managed a 20sec improvement over last week with 20:10. I put this entirely down to the compression socks on both legs & arms, a nasal strip, pint of beetroot juice for breakfast and a gel every kilometre.
Club XC in the morning which should be a right old mudlark.
To be frank, Mo can do no wrong in my eyes (unless he pulls a Pistorius, or equivalent) as he's the only athlete to bring me to tears (of joy). Certainly 4th August 2012 was awesome because of Rutherford and Ennis too, but I can't ever imagine anything that would hold a candle to the electrifying roar of the crowd as Farah delivered the goods at the Olympic statdium that night. Still makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up just thinking about it.
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