For anyone trying to crack the 3h15 barrier anywhere in the world
SD - hope you enjoyed the rest day.DS2 - good start to P&D. I don't want to put a dampener on the 50th celebrations, but I think VLM 2014 is on the 20th (which isn't good news for me either being Easter Sunday)Keir - good pic. Not sure about the grass on the field - don't often see it without the snow!OO - running in the snow is great, although I always forget that it's a bit harder work too!AR - good effort.Mennania - look forward to hearing the full results.Ant - hope those reps are going wellMore snow here, but still OK for running on the paths. 10 miles @ 8:51 m/m. Lovely.
Well done Gul. Snow here too.
Keir - looking great in that pic.
3 miles for me this morning with intervals tonight.
Joined the RAF when I was 17 and they measured me at 183 cm and I never disputed it - Turns out I am 186. This means I have been robbed of an Inch all my adult Life !Fraser - reason I wanted it was I have managed to PB every race I have done and the splits come out even through fastidious adjustment of pace through constant review of Garmin. Therefore wanted to know what was in me rather than picking race and training paces which may be soft(ish)? Turns out by the looks that my next targets are starting to become proper targets that wont be acheived of average training!
SJ - I must be a glass half empty person cause I was disappointed with that result but it feels better when you view it your way.
Gul nice running again
Mennania As you say SJ view of it is the the way to go. Sub 3 form in January.
Tempo run for me later. Going out just before lunch, so I can legally pig out when I get home.
Re lardiness - see attached;
So I am 1% leaner than your average Joe Some Christmas present
Mennania, when I was last at my physio, I took the liberty of having my height checked - it turned out I was 3cm shorter than when measured at school. Maybe that explains my crappy hunched up gait.
14m this morning. Really hard work cross country; so glad when I got back on tarmac. Getting a bit giddy having run twice this week and its only Tuesday - steady on AR. I headed out 10 mins after Gul had posted on his 10 miler!
I'm 186cm. For years I believed I was 6 feet 2 inches, thinking there were 25mm to the inch. In fact there are 25.4mm to the inch so I'm in fact 6 feet 1 inch and once I found out I was somewhat sad of the loss of this inch I had never had. If only Garmin made rulers...
I was getting quite excited (having read Mennania's post) about getting measured and discovered I'm actually taller than I thought, but then I read AR's and decided against it. Plus there's a heck of a lot of photographic evidence which supports the contention that I am considerably shorter than most. Apart from Minni, who I really should meet up with one of these days
13M for me at lunch; sunny and cool here but no snow and very little ice so all in all very pleasant. Very gradual acceleration throughout to go from 8.10m/m to 7.17m/m, ave 7.48s.
Mennania Again the positive (for myself also) is having fat to lose means you know you will get quicker once the fat goes. Unlike these racing whippets who have nothing to lose.
Jools Sounds like a very enjoyable 13 miles.
9 miles with 5 at tempo today did not go well. I didn't expect it to go well, so that was probably the problem. Hoping for 6:25 per mile (sub 4 min km). I bailed after 2.5 miles at 6:29 pace (but getting slower and working much too hard).However, a fit of "come on for crying out load" ness, after 0.75 mile jog I than ran 0.62 mile (1km) at 6:24 pace, had a 400m jog and then ran 0.8 mile in 6:32 pace. So very roughly 4 miles covered in tempo pace.
Minni - where are you doing the intervals?Lorenzo - nice run. Some of the snow has melted here - just enough to re-freeze later and make a skating rink.Mennania - don't ever remember having my height officially measured, but I've always thought it's around 189/190 cm.AR - I need to remember to take it easy off-road until the paths are safe again. For the record, I was ootd @ 4:38 and back at 6:06.SD - enjoy your reward.EFC-Col - wise move. Hope niggle goes quickly.Jools - nice controlled progressive run.
x-post SD - sorry to hear you had a tough time. Don't sweat it.
Well done Jools and AR for getting the miles in - I take it those are your MLRs done for the week?
I am apparently (and "officially") 2cm shorter than I was when I got married 13 years ago. What could this be down to?
No snow here - plenty on the mountains, however. Bah - it's not even that cold, ffs! I went out this morning in short-sleeves.
The plan was not to try and smash the km reps and so I did them just with the aim of keeping under 4 mins/km. In fact, with 2-min jog recoveries they came out as 3:57, 3:53, 3:57, 4:00 & 3:59. It was much harder going than I'd anticipated - and not helped by a nasty headwind for the first 500m, which meant I was playing catch-up for the second 500m. Still, this should become easier with time and less weight... 7.5M in total.
Scooby - x-post - That sounds about as much fun as I had this morning...still, those battling sessions are much more valuable in the long run (heh, see what I did there?) than they appear at the time.
Ant: this is a 68M week so in addition to 20M LSR I have a 10M and a 12M still to go.
Tempo runs solo suck, SD. I'm doing mine on Thursday at the Weston Prom Run (it's very kind of them to organise a 5M race in the week my schedule has 5 @ HMP ).
Jools - I'm teeny-weeny. It doesn't bother me that much but my son is now taller than me and that bothers me! I'll be hanging out in Chandos after the marathon but i guess you'll be in the Red Lion?
We had a lot of snow this morning which led to a very slow and slippy drive to work. I'm hoping enough of it will have melted to allow me to do my intervals on a nice surface.
Jools and Minni: Other, more altitudinous runners, are envious of the simple fact that an extra foot of height can easily equate to an additional stone or two of total body mass. The best distance runners are the little ones.
Agreed - I'm about 6ft 3 or 4, and always look especially ridiculous in race photographs - my (twin) brother eloquently describes me as "a big c**t". I always imagine he puts the stress on "big", although I could be wrong.
Jools - Oof. Are you doing any speedwork?
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