Sub 3h15

For anyone trying to crack the 3h15 barrier anywhere in the world

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01/12/2012 at 14:34

No Apple products in our house, I have a totally (totally) irrational dislike of all things apple.

6 miles easy, around 9mm pace. The niggle in the calf is in the background, but hopefully under control. 16 planned tomorrow.

 

01/12/2012 at 14:39

Bit of a tough day at Blaise cross-country after the best part of 2 weeks without running: 33rd and 6th scorer (aka 1st for the B team) is a bit off where I should have finished, but the good news is the neck is recovered even if the cold lingers on. At least I can begin to do some training again now to get back to where I should be!

01/12/2012 at 15:39

Nice parkrun Poacher and congrats on the pb. 

Glad your neck is on the mend Jools. I wonder if your neck was connected to your cold - viral?  Well done on the xc.

I've had a great week of training and feeling really motivated but have now hit a brick wall [of ice].  Set out this morning on the lanes but the ice was too thick to run on.  Just attempted it again after the sun has been out all day and its no better.  Tried the main road but its a sheet of black ice.   We're forecast snow tonight on top of this so I doubt I'll get my 15 in tomorrow either.   

 

01/12/2012 at 16:15

Hi all,

haven't read back yet other than saw something earlier this morning about whether I had made it back from Bootcamp. Had problems logging in this morning so couldn't respond. Sorry, but will have a read tomorrow when I have a bit more time.

Bootcamp was brilliant. Lots of great people, a lot of fun and good to meet some people that I've spoken to on these forums.

The two track sessions were good although doing the 5k TT straight after lunch wasn't ideal. This was the first time I've done anything below 7mm since I fell off my pike in march so it was a bit of a shock and I, probably, ran a bit too conservatively early on expecting everyone to come back to me having gone off too fast - they hadn't and didn't so finished well down but in the time I inteneded to run. I know I'm not fast at the moment but have been keen to concentrate on building up the base and for once not worrying about speed yet. It's been the right thing to do even if it does cost me a place in the next stage.

No point in compromising my plans for what is, afterall, a long shot to get in the final 5!

As far as I'm concerned, and until I hear differently, I'm running Halstead on 12 May 2013 with a target of 3:14:xx.

Can see some good running has gone on and will comment tomorrow. Thanks for all the good wishes!

01/12/2012 at 16:16

For 'pike' read 'bike'

01/12/2012 at 17:30

Aw, I had visions of you falling off a fish DS2.

XC for me too. The North Mids league must time their races to match whatever league Jools runs in! Seeing as we have no team I didn't feel the need to kill myself, just using it for training. I took the first lap easy, the second lap nearly as easy and only pushed on in the second half of the third lap. Three trips through the bog but only twice up the hill as the first lap was slightly shorter. I was overtaking from start to finish, and not a soul came passed me, which is always a nice feeling. The hill is my secret weapon. I took 3 girls on it on the last lap. Finished 18th, which is passable for this league. I do think there were more 'speedy' girls on the start line today. I failed to stop my watch, but it looks like I pressed lap instead, so I calcuate I ran 3.66 miles (6k ish) in 24.08. That's HM pace, so an improvement on the last one. 

Comically, our local super speedy lady Juliet Potter (was Doyle but is back to her maiden name now) chose to run in the men's race rather than with the ladies. At first I thought she must have missed the start and elected to join them rather than miss out on a run, but it turns out she has special dispensation. Presumably because no other lady in the north Mids can get close to her. I'm not sure what her finish position was, and I doubt it will show in the results, but she beat every single man from my club over the 10k course. 

01/12/2012 at 17:36
Ant van Oviedo wrote (see)

Here I am, Minni! I've been away from the thread while I had a visit from Ma Ant (10 days) and also was getting myself sorted viz a viz orthotics and a knee support, as said articulation was giving me so much gip I could hrdly walk. Between runs, that is, as I've managed to keep up about 25 miles a week,  which considering I've been feeling so achy, stiff and creaky is a miracle.

Still enough to get onto the Jantastic video. Are we doing consistently consistent sub 3:15 again or ganging up with Minni's team (I prefer the latter).

01/12/2012 at 17:54

Dilemma! My local parkrun has a team too. I rather enjoyed the rivalry last year between the Consistently Consistents and Team Minni though. 

 

01/12/2012 at 17:56
Hey DS2 - good to meet you yesterday! I agree that the 5k time trial wasnt best timed I.e. straight after lunch. I didn't t eat as I thought it might not stay down and was therefore low on energy. I thought we 'brought up the rear' rather well
Good luck and let me know if you get through!
01/12/2012 at 18:01

We run in the Gwent League.  Who knew that Gwent extended to Bristol (it was a home fixture today)?  Sadly, it turns out I ran MP today and was only 8th scorer, because there were 2 new fast ladies I'd forgotten about.

01/12/2012 at 18:14

I prefer to think of you falling off a pike DS2!

Well done today Speedy!  I'm making my NEHL debut two weeks today for my second claim club.  Apparently I start it in the slowest group as a first timer.  Not that I'm complaining! 

Philip_M_Jones wrote (see)
Ant van Oviedo wrote (see)

Here I am, Minni! I've been away from the thread while I had a visit from Ma Ant (10 days) and also was getting myself sorted viz a viz orthotics and a knee support, as said articulation was giving me so much gip I could hrdly walk. Between runs, that is, as I've managed to keep up about 25 miles a week,  which considering I've been feeling so achy, stiff and creaky is a miracle.

Still enough to get onto the Jantastic video. Are we doing consistently consistent sub 3:15 again or ganging up with Minni's team (I prefer the latter).

You are all more than welcome to join Team Minni.   After all we were the winning team last year!  

But I must warn you -  I am a hard taskmaster!  You can only miss a run if I receive a written letter from your mother with a valid excuse. Stubbed toes, feeling sick, hamster has died etc doesn't work with me.  I, and the rest of the team, demand commitment and nothing less from everyone.   We're in it to win it.

...

But of course its all just a bit of fun!

Seriously though it did really get us all out the door in all weathers and during all illnesses last year.  Mustn't let the team down.

And since Ant is now (actually we was before too) a MT star I'd love to have him on my team!

01/12/2012 at 19:10

Minni - I don't know how well the orthotics will work - maybe it's the placebo effect. What does seem to be working miracles is the knee strap-thing I bought and means I can walk normally-ish. Did 6 miles this morning with the last 2kms @ 6:30mm, and all appears to be well. 10 miles tomorrow.

**REASONABLY IMPORTANT**

Right, shall I set up the Jantastic team again? If so, are you happy with the name (The Consistently Consistent Sub-3:15 Team)? Seems a shame to change it. Let me know what you think.

I make do with the iPlayer, and still use cassettes in my car. I'm thinking I should buy a turntable now they have MP3 attachments, but how to get all those vinyl discs over here from my Mum's house? Lorenzo, you're the closest, maybe you could pop round there, grab them and bring them over here in a van? There's a good chap. 

 

 

01/12/2012 at 19:14
Or you could go for:

The Consistently Consistent (but not as consistent as Team Minni) sub 3:15 Team.

01/12/2012 at 20:15
Oooh, that's fighting talk!

Speedy, check this out re your autonomous sky box:

http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1501634

Super jealous of the XC action. Really wanted to have a go at it this year. I've even been eyeing up "off-road porn" on inov8's website. Sigh.
01/12/2012 at 20:33

Ah, thanks SJ, I've just set Downton Abbey and Elementary to 'keep'. Gawd knows when I'll have time to watch them! 

Go on Ant, let's get it on! (Ooo-er missus!)

01/12/2012 at 20:51

Ant - no problems. Where do you want them dropped off? Have you got any colourful running tops I can bring back to the folks over here in exchange? 

I'm up for Jantastic again. Makes sense to be consistent with the name as well.

01/12/2012 at 20:56

Jools and Speedy nice running in what sounds like entertaining conditions. Good news that the neck seems sorted.

XC has never appealed to me since I stopped doing it once I had left school.

DS2 I had am image of you and your pike ala Lord and Lady WhiteAdder (sad reference, but my favourite episode)

Am I correct in thinking anyone doing a 18 week schedule for VLM will be starting on 17th Dedcember? Also meaning a nice gentle bimble on 25th.

01/12/2012 at 21:32

A nice bimble? I'll be doing Parkrun myself. 

I was in fact perusing P&D last night. Well, the last 16 weeks of the 18 week 70 - 85 mpw schedule. I am confused. Firstly the highest mileage week (87 miles) is described as a recovery week. Eh? Also, there is not a single rest day in there. And lastly, the tune up races are on Saturdays. Other than short things like XC and Parkrun, which races are on Saturdays? And you can't just swap Sat and Sun around as then you'd be doing an LSR the day before your race, which would be stupid. I am perplexed. 

Edited: 01/12/2012 at 21:33
01/12/2012 at 21:48
Scoobs - "except perhaps, a table in a brothel" is a line I've used more times than you might expect!
01/12/2012 at 22:29
Seriously CC, 87 is a heck of a lot of miles....are you absolutely convinced that a schedule which is so demanding holds the key to what you want to achieve? It sounds like there's not much wriggle room.

Good luck DS...

Scooby - re XC, I hadn't done any since school until this summer. Actually it's fun. Why not give it a go. Although that might be difficult on a boat.
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