For anyone trying to crack the 3 in any marathon anywhere in the world
Who else thinks Wardi was taking it easy in the race so as to leave something in the tank to (once again) impress a member of his harem afterwards? ;- )
CC2 -- another run in tough conditions after your XC -- assuming your commute is private/public transport, you remind me how lucky I am to be able to run/bike mine and sneak most of my training in without anybody really noticing.
Huge miles from you once again Dan -- I know I should know, but what's the target race in 3 weeks? Incidentally (Padams), having got away with today my biggest priority now is staying fit without injuring myself... hence cotton wool thoughts for me too, eight weeks out.
Quality long runs noted there too, AW & LD.
CC2 - 15hr 4min 20sec for this week (plus similar travel times as you I suspect for particular runs) so not all that different by the sounds of it.
There is a Mrs Marigold but she probably works on average around 15 more hours a week than me at work so we tend to be in sync most of the time when it comes to evening meals etc !!
more top training in the way of long runs there folks, looks like it was only me that did nothing today then, oh well, we should all get what we (roughly) deserve on race day.
Dids - you need to get a kitchen that has appliances in it that males can operate too !
CW - eight weeks of cotton wool, no chance ! I give it two weeks before you lack confidence, are injured/blistered, or are growing new bones by running 1M one day and 25 the next. You should run with some worry beads !
Wardi - a temporary blip, you raced well recently. I like the way you found enough energy to do more miles with one of your filly friends.
CW - however, I still have you down for a PB this year, dont fail me.
Running sub 3 as a tempo training run sounds like an idea I could turn into a target. Sounds like more fun and achievable for someone who started running 3 years ago and will be a V45 in the near future Besides tempo running for marathons this year, is supposed to be helping me for the 4 ultras that I am actually entered for. Still not entered a road marathon, but 99% certain it will be Sunderland Marathon now(rather than Manchester) as Mrs B is going to be running her first ever 10km. Her training so far has been to purchase the trainers! Trying to her to start training on my rest days so that I can run with her and get in some sneaky recovery miles
Loads of awesome running from you all again. This thread still takes my breath away! What you called "plodtastic", slow, etc was about as fast I could run a single mile not so long ago.CW sounds like a great session. I did something similar a few weeks ago. Ditched the soft boy clothing, gloves and hat and just went out and ran hard. Helped boost my confidence as well.LD what is your target race and time for this year?Sorry not to mention everyone by name. But I read all the posts and remain hugely impressed and inspired by the efforts everyone puts into their running on here. I feel about the only thing I have in common with most of you in relation to running ability is enjoying my running to an obssesive level
Hang on TB, didn't you just do 46M or more in 2 days? Hats off. And I know it's a bit of a trek from the north, but you should come and do London next time -- it's a hell of a day out. Stalking briefly, I note your 2:58 in Sunderland last time which positively overqualifies you for a FGFA place for the next couple of years if you want it.
TR -- just getting a different time this year would be a good start. Fear not I'm sure my nervy nerys nature will reappear before then... probably won't stop me having a good go, even if I'm running with Heath Robinson patches on my feet again or stitching my training around supposed crippling injuries. I'm always up for experimenting with new ideas though, and I have after all succumbed to your bullying with more miles :- )
CW - the extra miles have been noted by me, thats hwy I'm backing a PB. If only I paid as much interest to my own training..........although one day those inverse tapers will start paying me back !
Dids - I was only thinking the other day that before we know it we'll still be out there in long sleeves (over a base layer) and a hat trying to get some warm weather training in. I remember a warm long run in some extra layers making me feel pretty rough by the end last spring. I try to over-dress a bit for B races and run in hat year round now to keep a bit of heat in deliberately.
Must be nearly beerio o'clock ?
No, a 45 minute DRIVE commute is not perfect to run to work. Due to it being on A roads with no pavements the minimum distance I could run to work is 13 miles. With a rucksack full of all my stuff. Uphill. This would take the best part of 2 hours. We have no showers at work. Plus I'd have to eat before a run that long, and digest it. I'd have to get up at 5am. I know some folks on these forums do that, but I am sooooo not a morning person.
If I don't travel to the Notts AC invervals session then I'd have to travel somewhere else to run them, as I live in side-street hell. You can't run more than 20m without having to cross a road where I live. And I definitely run them better in a group than I do on my own. I drive to the river/canal for my LSR because VLM is flat and where I live is decidedly non-flat. Specificity!
How much money is wasted on the commute? I spend about £20 a week on petrol in total, which is the drive to work as well as driving to other places. There was a time when I could blag a lift to work and run home, but the girl I used to car share with rather selfishly got pregnant and had twins, resulting in no more car share opportunities. I did try getting public transport to work once so that I could run home in the evening, but it took 2 and a half hours and cost me £6.40 one way.
Anyone else starting to think Mrs. Dids is a saint?
Charlie/Dids.. you have indeed rumbled me! On the other hand my Doc reckons I'm a remarkable example of a V55 as I don't take pills or potions for anything, rare at my age apparently. Maybe I should start!
CC2.. don't tell me, your puddy tat is a black one. It must be, it must be!
Sorry Wardi, she's a grey and white tabby!
21.5 for me this morning. Attempted to run the last 6 @ mp but still a bit slow (6:37, 6:42, 6:44, 6:35, 6:37, 6:36). I need 6:29 but theres still time yet.
Think I bagged 80 for the week- a first for me
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