For anyone trying to crack the 3h15 barrier anywhere in the world
Fantastic run and time Poacher- can't believe it on such poor prep. i bet you sleep well tonight!
Well I picked a nice w/end for the Lakes- fantastic weather. A couple of plodding runs including 12 miles round the lake this morning in prep. for the Derwentwater 10 in 3 weeks. 45 miles this week, the best I've managed for while.
My 10k old farts MV40 trophy!
Who's the daddy? ME.
Sorry about the unashamed gloating, I'll get off my "Perch" now. (sorry bout the shite joke.)
Ran 13.1 miles this afternoon in 89.45, was comfortable for the first 10 miles then I felt I was working a little too hard. Needed a good blast before next sundays HM, hope I didn't "burn too many matches", suspect I did.
Well done Poacher.
Bloody hell Poacher, sod the cotton wool, you clearly perform best off what ought to be truly shite preparation.
As the topic has been b(roach)ed, I'd say Poacher is a "dab" hand at racing off minimal sleep, and I'll have a few (s)quid on him breaking 3 hrs .Seriously, excellent stuff PB'ing at our age Poach - & that's over 80% age graded, (don't know your exact age of course), so great result !!
Just a quick shout of "good one" to Poacher
I see taper madness can effect most of us on here, many thanks to the folks who advised me not to run a 20m last week, although it may have given me more confidence i think it would have ruined my Chester marathon today.
I had not ran more than 15m since 9th Sept and was feeling low in confidence.
I decided to run conservatively until halfway and see how i felt, got there in about 90mins and felt surprisingly ok so decided to up the pace a bit.Carried on up to 17m and still feeling ok starting to pass a few runners now, but keeping a lid on for fear of blowing up at the dreaded 20m point, reached this point and looked at my watch 2h 16mins, if the wheels dont come off am pretty close to the 3.00h mark!
A couple of inclines negotiated ok and at 24m and am passing more and more runners struggling etc, for the first time in the race i knew i would be on for a good time. A few twist and turns and on to the final one and a bit miles the last 400m onto the race course to the finish...
2.57.28 official time 58th and 2nd vet 50 i may even get a gong out of it !
A good flattish course with some up and downs but not too bad.
Trust in the training and the taper, even if you feel like you couldn't run a mile on the day.
Blimey, another one - top notch, col- neg split as well !you & the Poacher make an (older) chap feel quite inadequate . . . . . . . .
Poacher fantastic time with hardly any sleep good day all round me thinks for us old folk
Moof nice trophy and "gloat away"
Spectacular stuff from Col and Poacher - nothing more to say other than "exceptionally well done gents"
Ant - good news on the lack of injuries; won't be long before you're reeling in those PBs.Lorenzo - Greensand sounds a bit of a doddle then for an ultra-monster like you!Speedy - taper in full swing, I see Minni - looking promising for the Town Moor mara and the GER. Good to hear RJ is still around too.DM - sounds like a good confidence booster before the big day.Jools - hope you manage to stay awake in court today after that crazy weekend! How did the rehearsal go?Poacher - fantastic stuff; sleep deprivation is obviously the way to go. Congrats on the PB and look forward to your next one at Abo!OOlg - nice mileage.Moof - A photo to treasure I think. EFC-Col - great racing! Well done on the sub 3. And we all want to know - IS THAT A pb?!Back to the mundane stuff and a 5 mile plod for me this morning.
Well done efc col that must be very satisfying. Fantastic time indeed especially as a 50+ defintely hope for me.
Well done efc-col. It's been a good weekend's racing for the thread!
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