For anyone trying to crack the 3h15 barrier anywhere in the world
Bed before midnight OO. My only race is the Thanet Duathlon mid Jan - which is a mudfest but always a laugh. Apart from that, just base building - 55 - 70mpw.
I reckon you need to round that Nov HM up to the nearest second RFJ!
Can you count point-to-point races if you run a pb Minni? I know a sub 2.04 runner had that problem at Boston!
Moof - worth considering that trail shoes have much less padding so although grip is better, you might not want to run as far in them.
Best of all, after todays 8 miler in the mud, I've finished the year on 1646, a full whole 9 miles ahead of Scooby! Read it and weep Scoobster! (Reckon even with bike miles I would still be short of Speedy's total though )
Some very impressive totals being posted.
I decided against the 11 miles as soon as I posted the heavens opened. So I drove the shop for Stella instead. If only I had read Keirs' post earlier I would have gotten out!!
Great opportunity for an end of year stat fest. My wife thinks I'm Mr Obsessive but I'm semi proud to say I have absolutely no idea of annual mileage.
I feel like I've been marathon training most of 2012 and suspect a weekly average of 45 pretty well all year round will be close to the mark. I've done loads of running GPS-less. Maybe 2,200 miles or so total then
One PB but still feel I should be able to do better at the marathon - the nagging itch that won't go away
3 age group podium places out of 7 (non park run) events probably reflects some soft races entered more than anything !
Goals for 2013 are 7x.xx half, 35.xx 10k, 17.3x 5K and try to take 5-10 mins off the marathon. Will be fun trying even if it doesn't happen.
That Northumberland marathon sounds interesting Minni - I've just entered Amsterdam marathon though which is in Oct anyway
Hope everyone has a great Hogmany and all our running and other dreams come true and we stay healthy and injury free next year. As ever - it's a privilege to communicate with like minded characters even if we all a bunch of saddoes
Fraser Jingle Wells wrote (see)
the nagging itch that won't go away
the nagging itch that won't go away
Probably best get that seen to asap Fraser.
Keir - the joys of fat finger syndrome.... lol
Moof - I will be the daft one in a fetch buff, probably with a parkrun 100 t shirt on and a long sleeved orange top
Scoobs - it's not too late to get that extra 8 miles in - you could even take a couple of cans of Stella round with you to aid hydration.
Lorenzo Thanks for the encouragement, but dinner is due in an hour. A 9 mile run in an hour probably would not be good for the recovering shins.
Moof I am planning something similar. I did 102 days (mid March) from 1st Jan this year .I have never had such an injury plaqued three months.
Running without a Garmin is indeed wrong.
Welcome back, OGL. I am afraid that, like a stuck record, I am still waiting to break 3 hours. I've as good a chance as ever in 2013
12M this morning in the wind and the rain to round off a mixed year: 2 pbs (5k and 5M, albeit the 5M was truly Bubka-esque) plus losing my track virginity which meant 2 pbs (3000 and 1500), albeit both are below par as age graded scores.
Hope everyone who celebrates such things has a lovely NYE/Hogmany and here's to 2013 being a year of PBs for everyone on the thread.
Well, as it is stats time, I may as well bid for the thread wooden spoon with my only 3 digit total since starting to record my runs in Jan1986 - a meagre 787 (300 of which were done by 9th Feb). Even in the other major-injury blighted year of 2008, 1150 was managed. One race - the ill-fated Boston DNF. (7 runs in 6 weeks prior) . Speaking of mileage - 2700 is a fine total, Speedy - highest ever here was 2550 (49mpw average), so annoyingly missing the 50pw avg in a calendar year - yours is satisfyingly circa 52mpw, so excellent work.Finally, Happy New Year to all - keep on keeping on - may you all achieve your goals, or at least have fun trying. Many may think we're a bit crazy, but I think we quite like it that way . . . .
Minni - Seriously? 16 weeks with no wine!!!
AR - Hope that you have recovered from yesterday's tumble.
OGL - My average mileage for VLM was around 48mpw with longest week of 55 miles. My legs can't handle high mileage so I only do 3 x 3-4 mile recovery runs in between 3 tough days.
SBD - Sounds as though are well along the comeback trail. Fingers crossed it continues.
Well done Gul on getting to the 1500 mile mark. Excellent!!
That's a tough session for this time of the campaign Moof. 14 secs ahead of last year is a good sign though.
Some very good stats being posted. My scores on the doors for 2012 are:
1533 miles2 Races & 2 PBs (VLM: 2.49.44 & Leicester HM 79.08)1 World Record
Goals for 2013:Try to run a 10K (only ran one very hilly race so PB is 38.30).Sub-60 10mSub 6m/m HMSecure GFA at VLM.
Enjoy the new year/Hogmany celebrations everyone
Happy New Year- but why are you all stopping drinking?
Right, quickly, while I get a chance - HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL
The race was good, really windy, and a change in the course, with one kilometre extra just for a laugh...so intotal 6.6 kms which I dragged myself round in 26.07, Garmin time. Took ages to get over the start line and spent much of the time running with a chicken and a cow. Finished feeling fairly good, last km in 3:40.
1,600 miles for me this year.
Right, now to get pi``èd.
You are right Poacher. Interesting mileage categories. Where is PMJ to do some anaylsis.
Nice farm yard run Ant.
Almost time for bed for me. Happy Christmas and best wishes to you and your loved ones for 2013.
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