For anyone trying to crack the 3h15 barrier anywhere in the world
RFJ- glad to hear you have recovered from such an injury- must have been really frustrating not being able to run for such a long time
Minni- love the picture- where was that?
Thanks for the advice everyone- think I need to look harder at my programme to get my endurance up. hopefully can get get RW/ASICS to do it if successful next week...
well MRI scan booked for poorly pelvis,hope this gets to the bottom of it.life without running is rubbish.training for VLM starts soon,but i don't think thats going to happen,also got a dualathon in march,in clumber park,worksop thats the next goal.doctor also said i carn't swin or cycle but do a bit of yoga,go figure.
Minni - *Makes cat-growling-type-noise*
RFJ - welcome back and congratulations on knocking the injury on the head and then smashing that HM PB - kepp it consistently consistent and sub- 3:13 should be a shoe-in for you.
Welcome aboard Malcs and Clive - nothing to add that hasn't already been said. Suffice to say that you can already see the level of support, encouragement, wisdom and nonsense that you get on here.
Cold out there today, but gloriously sunny, too. 11M, which represents the longest run I've put in this season (post spring/summer). 30M this week which I hope to build to 40 by the end of the month in readiness for another marathon campaign in the New Year - starting 1st January early doors.
14.6 miles in a quickish 7:11. Including last 4.6 at 6:55 mm pace. Calculates out to 3:08:30 mara. I was progressively quicker, but never quite managed any miles at 6:51. Still a nice marker prior to starting full training.
Annoyingly it gives me 45.95 for the week. I have thought about going out for an extra 0.05, but I am not that sad (I hope).
Turkey Trot HM for me today. Initially I said the target was sub 90 with no heroics, the revised it to MP, without specifying if that was latest MP, PB MP or hoped for future MP. The forecast was for driving rain and up to 40mph winds, so I wasn't convinced any of those targets would happen, but the rain cleared up before the start, and although it was pretty damned windy, it certainly wasn't 40mph.
I ran it with my nemesis from the summer who was also hoping for a similar time. It was going really well until we hit the hill at 10.5 miles, straight into the teeth of the wind. The hill is about a mile long and fairly steep, but the wind was my main issue. Up until that point we were definitely on for sub 90. By 11.5 miles it wasn't so sure, and there's another big hill to the finish line to contemplate. Some downhill here was welcome, but still running into the wind so not the easy ride I'd hoped for.
We came in pretty much together, although Nat pipped me to the line. Knowing we were 5th and 6th I wasn't too worried about chasing her down. Prizes for the first three only. 1.29.02 for me. The effort in the last few miles was higher than MP, but for December, on a hilly course and in a stiff wind I'm fairly happy with that. So in April I just need to run that same pace for twice the distance, but with more training behind me, no hills and no howling gale. I think it's on!
I didn't spot KR anywhere though.
Great run Speedy - especially in those conditions. Great to be running so well a tthis time of year! Sub 3 it is then! Nice report as well.
I am informed that this photo was taken just after the top of the last hill, about 100m from the finish:
I don't look too knackered and my form looks ok to my untrained eye. Also encouraging!
Great report Speedy and cracking time. Once the mind believes the body will follow.
Nice LSR DS2
Welcome back to RFJ, and welcome to CliveGood solid running from Ant, AR, DS2, Scooby (not sad eh? even tho' you record your weekly miles to the 1/100) ? Nice mudlarking from Lorenzo & Col.Speedy - good report & pic - and you're right - very encouraging result at this juncture.Minni - 16 done & dusted? 7 miles negotiating sheet ice & rutted paths yesterday gives me a mighty 27 mile week in 3 outings - 4 run week coming up . . .
Welcome Clive, you seem to have the basics so stick around and you will prosper. We'll also be able to ask you about all about our injuries
I hear they changed the course on your planned race Minni to avoid the icy tops.
Speedy, a fine run- you do look pretty relaxed in this photo.
Well after three slack weeks I decided to establish base camp for the VLM with 18 miles this morning. Just a plodding 9 min mile pace but gave me confidence and nudged me up to another 30 mile week.
Well run, Speedy (and as I said on The Other Thread, welcome aboard the sub 3 train from the Champs start!).
Welcome Clive and Malcs.
Avon XC champs for me. Not sure on finishing position because they didn't hand out tokens, but the important thing is that the pace was about 20s/mile faster than last week. Still don't feel quite 100% after the cold, but the main thing is that I felt much more like 95% fit than the 75% fit I felt last week! 4th scorer for the club and fingers crossed we packed well enough...
Sterling performances from speedy and Jools. Nice LSR from Minni. Ladies leading the way this weekend clearly.
15 for me at 7.50s with the wind and rain and hills this morning. All feeling quite ok to be fair.
Continued thanks for the welcome backs..... all I will say is sometimes its worth taking time out and looking at other targets, its worked for me...
Good running Speedy
Welcome to Clive and Malcs too.
Can confirm with Speedy that the wind was a sod today, especially in my 10k race at 4k and 8k, where I lost a total of about 20-30 secs at least... the target was to get a sub 39 which is still a way of my PB (37:32 from 3.5 years ago), finshed with 39:09, so reasonably happy with that at the end of season and in the middle of base training.... (was thrashed by Jnr though who got a 3 mins PB with 37:50 - on the back of no training this week due to a cold... the joys of being a 17 Y/O...)
Thanks for the welcomes. Still feel a little out of my depth here around all you speedsters!
Minni - that ice looks lethal! I bet you were tempted to have a little slide though...come on...confess! ;)
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