Sub 3h15

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

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13/01/2013 at 20:05
Martin, Minni, thanks. The Dickens character name game is good too - a grandparent's first name plus your hometown or birth town. Mine is Valentine Dartford...sure others can do better.
Edited: 13/01/2013 at 20:05
13/01/2013 at 20:07
Speedy - my friend (who incidentally held the ladies record for the BGR and Kathmandu to Everest Base camp in her younger day) has a porn name of Scratchy and Itchy Bell!!

Fraser - boy that is speedy on those hills. Maybe I shouldn't meet you for a run...
13/01/2013 at 20:10

Poacher, Keir - heroic stuff  . . . . .

13/01/2013 at 20:20

Congrats Poacher, and thanks for the tip off.

Minni you'll be pleased to hear the twaddler is on the road back and ran well at Durham relays today.

As Penny Vano i should do well as a ladyboy   

Blisters    pirate
13/01/2013 at 20:37

Poacher, some people call me mad (like my wife), but you take the biscuit. Nicely finished though, it shows a solid training base. Hope that there’s no injuries or strains. I like the sound of your description of the V50 class. It will be interesting to see what happens next week

Frazerelli, we all agree, let’s keep things positive. We’re not medics. Nice hill run BTW.

Gul, a rest day for me is when my planned session goes mammaries skywards.

OO, a late run? Just how late? I’ve just seen your second post. That was an early run in my book.

AVO, You are going to have to wait for the race report. I don’t race until next week. Shame, because today would have been brilliant. Your run sounds like it was a real test of character. Well survived.

FINgers, nice run, well banked.
Joolska, you too.

TR, One hundred miles per week? Crikey, I thought that you just turned up and blagged it. Respect.

Bike it, I’m sure that calf strains take a little while longer than 48 hours to heal.

Scooby, what’s with all this stuff about un-fuelled runs? Is it some weight loss game? Or trying to train the body to burn fat as fuel, which is the same thing. If so, then the idea is to keep the run slow.

OGL, That was another impressive run. Zero to blizzard in one medium run. Have a laugh, it could have been raining.

Slokey, nice double.

RFJ, good weekly miles. The ones run on tired legs make you a proper runner.

Keir: A winner on the thread! All hail to Keir! Now go and have a bath.

YP, Taking it carefully sounds like a good plan.

For me, I managed a gentle 5.5 miler at lunchtime (unfuelled ha ha), then we ate out at Frankie & Benny’s, after which I managed to make it to the planned hour swim coaching session (over-fuelled).

13/01/2013 at 20:42

Minni - naughty !

Blisters - a month, not a week !

Martin - indeed, keep calm and carry on is the self-message.

13/01/2013 at 20:43
Some great porn names - mine is Smoky Biggerstaff
13/01/2013 at 20:46
Porn - Paddy Parker

Minni, I'll be staying well clear of your mate!

Dickens - Arthur Salford (could that sound any more Northern?)

My wife thought I was weird when I ate a cheese pasty in the bath on Friday (immediately before a prawn curry) but it seems I am in good company

Excellent result Keir. That is a great performance and shows how aerobically strong you are after your Hadd training. Just a bit of refining to do now eh?
13/01/2013 at 20:47
YP, you should change your name to that. Seriously.
13/01/2013 at 20:50
Have a good time on your travels Poacher. Get plenty of miles in. Hold on, you're not off to Iten are you for pre-season altitude training?
13/01/2013 at 21:05

Just a quick skim read back as I've just managed to get my PC up and running.

Sorry to hear about your dad, Speedy best wishes to him, you and all your family.

Great effort Poacher, are the ultras your main goal this year or will you be chasing another Mara PB? Enjoy your break.

Well done to you too keir on the win, I would imagine the off road duathlons take a fair bit out of you.

Lots of decent long runs done by most of you.

Now I had a 20 mile run arranged for some time today but had to take my son to football this morning at 8.45. In my house I get moaned at for getting up too early on a sunday morning and waking my son (squeaky floorboards) but didn't fancy a late run. So I decided to sleep in the living room on the floor and set the alarm clock for 5.30, not the most comfortable sleep I've had as I'm usually pissed when I do this.

Still, a quick slice of bread with some honey on and out of the door at 5.45 with no one the wiser ( I wore most of my running kit to 'bed', apart from the trainers).

 I wanted to keep the pace at around 8m/m but due to a rather muddy towpath my ave pace at mile 12 was only 8.20, but the final 8 miles are back on tarmac so I was determined to push the pace to get back to an average 8 min/mile.

So it turned into a progressive 20 miles with the first at 8.43 m/m and the last at 7m/m. Pleased to get the first 20 done and surprised it felt pretty comfortable.

When I got home my wife and son were still in their jimjams, football had been called off!

65 miles for the week.

Edit got the Porn name wrong, Prince Cook and the other one Wilfred Croydon (both sound shit)

Edited: 13/01/2013 at 21:10
13/01/2013 at 21:28

I'm always in trouble with porn names, because a first name of Attila just doesn't sound right...

13/01/2013 at 21:31
Lol moof that is such a funny picture you camping out on the lounge floor in your running kit. That's taking it to a whole new level! Who'll be the first to sleep in the garden so as not to wake the household by shutting the door?!
Edited: 13/01/2013 at 21:32
13/01/2013 at 21:36

Isn't there another game where we can also reveal our date of birth and pin numbers? 

13/01/2013 at 21:42

Just ordered an inflatable bed from Argos. that keeps my son happy as he gets to football on time, the wife happy as she gets a decent nights sleep (without me prodding her) and a lie in!   Everyones a winner.

I am no longer King of my castle. A four bed house and I'm sleeping on the pi$$ing floor!!

13/01/2013 at 22:28

inflatable bed- go easy tiger....

13/01/2013 at 22:34
Good work on the win Keir.

Onegoodleg - the short answer is I'm still on the build - primarily the long runs get longer obviously but there is no let up in other session distances, in fact they get longer too. There are no weekly mileages given in my plan but rough calculations have me topping out at just under 70miles! Fun.
13/01/2013 at 22:49

Moof - Sorry to hear you've finally found your level in the domestic pecking showed great tenacity just to get out for that 20-miler, and the progressive bit is a real confidence-booster. I also sleep in running kit sometimes, if that makes you feel better.

Fred Voordijk (rubbish)

Hubertina Gravesend (not bad - we could almost be neighbours, Poacher)

14/01/2013 at 06:46

Ant - well done on bagging those 16 miles. Have to agree with you on the unfuelled running. The only time I eat before running is on race day when they don't tend to start at silly o'clock.
FINgers - good week d&d.
Jools - nice end to a cut-back week!
TR - scary mileage.
Bike It - take care.
SD - good unfuelled 20 miler run to feel. Looks promising.
OGL - nice blizzard running.
SJ - take it easy.
RFJ - good mileage for the week.
Keir - well done! Congrats on the duathlon win; sounds gruelling, and a great way to celebrate!
OO - incredibly speedy 17 miles. Ah. Well, that's still good going for a LR.
YP - well done on being sensible; be patient.
Poacher - bon voyage.
Speedy - good LSR; still thinking of you and the family.
F - what happened to the W? - more good hill work.
Blisters - good fuelling.
Moof - stonking 20 miler!
7 miles with 4 x 3min@ 5k pace this morning.

14/01/2013 at 06:57
Nice domestic arrangement Moof!

Impressive early morning summary from Gul - do you compose this while you're out running?!

Unintentional rest day for me as I forgot to turn the alarm on - hopefully yesterday's volleyball match (we lost again!) and tonight's training session will count as cross training.
Edited: 14/01/2013 at 06:57
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