For anyone trying to crack the 3h15 barrier anywhere in the world
Great running RFJ, especially in these conditions. Was your footing ok?
Reassured to see everybody struggled with pace today- I certainly did.
Well done everyone on the runs, did another 17 miles on the MTB today excellent fun in the snow.
That topped of another record breaking week for me 44 miles in 4 sessions.
OO foot was great all round, saw 1 lass slightly slip but then she had strayed on to the white stuff. Other than that conditions were not far off being perfect, light snow (I prefer drizzle when running, a light breeze, plus with thermal top on under vest with gloves and hat not bad at all.
Nice and slow Young Pup take it easy and build it up.
Good milage Carbloader
carbloader - nice going. I saw a few MTBers this morning while I was running in the woods. It looked good fun today although there was quite a bt of wheel spinning going on and even though I wasn't running very fast I was going faster than them on the uphill bits. How many sessions are you intending to get up to? What was the mix this week?
Blisters/SJ - thanks for the advice on the trail shoes. I have quite a wide foot so will need to be careful on the fitting. I should do more running through the woodland trails really but need to make sure I'm in the right footwear. I was glad not to do any serious danmage by the time I finished today but my ankles are a bit sore now.
YoungPup - gald to see you back. I'll leave the advice, though, to those that know better!
DS2- Yes i was still a bit jealous of the runners i saw too lol quite a few tbf (Cannock Chase is where i go).
I did- 1 long 19mi, 8 mi tempo, 8mi aerobic, 9mi aerobic snow
Im probably goin to do no more than 5 and top out around 50-55 mi, i will be doing 1-2 sessoins on my road or mtb too which are always 75%+ i dont hang around on the bike lol
Nice 10k-ing RFJ.
Interesting poetry, guys...
Ballet was fab, although Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty makes quite a change from the classical ballet I did (albeit badly) as a kid.
As hard as a 20 without breakfast was Fraser, I would rather that than a set of 400s!
School's shut tomorrow, so I might have to go out into the white stuff for some more fun.
good work on the long runs (unfuelled or fuelled)
Minni - whats the decision regarding the build up races ? havnt done any 1/2's in mara build up myself, I have done 20M races (at ~MP) and even done 2 maras with no build up races (might be another this time too).
TR - I'm trying to keep a clear head over the HMs. Really the ideal scenario would still be to do the first one at MP and race the second. Its just unfortunate that I know the route of the first one and am sure I can go under 1:30 on it. I'm going to try and find out the route of the Northumberland half (OO do you know? Its not on the website but I've emailed them asking) and go down and run it as part of a long run in the next few weeks then make a decision from there. I know PBing isn't the most important thing right now but I would feel much more confident going into London knowing I had a sub 1:30 under my belt.
Fraser - I don't mind 400s, even 800s at a push but hate1000m.
Another 11 miles today, but this time I wore the Yaktrax, which made life easier in the woods where the snow has now been compacted by sledges and the like. Not so easy on the roads getting to the woods though and some comedy heel walking had to be done at times. Praying we don't get the forecasted snow tonight. Back to the treadie tomorrow.
Nice 10k RFJ!
Very jealous of you folks all out running in such rubbish weather. Character building stuff and some have recorded what look like excellent times in the conditions. Most impressed
Minni - a HM PB is a great confidence booster. I'd go for it eyeballs out if I were you. HM is such a convenient balance between endurance training, mental strength building and fast recovery. But of course keep the main eye on London.
No running here, longest time without exercise for 18 months but maybe that is not such a bad thing, might recharge the batteries.
Take care all
Sorry to hear that Poacher. Did you get a Coastal entry in?
I don't know the route Minni but will be interested when u get it.
Looks like the North East will get the worst of the snow. Journey to work tomorrow could be interesting.
Busy weekend on the thread! I'll have to catch up a bit later. Some more snow here, not loads but enough for a bit of sledging at Sandringham. 5 more miles of heffalump tracking completed this morning.
Nice 10K there RFJ.
Cracking long runs going on too.
Business travel got in the way of any weekend running and I made a paltry 23 miles for the week. I managed to get out of Heathrow and get to Japan despite the snow and a short connection in Zurich. Its a bit better under foot here so dying to put some miles in. Unfortunately I haven't been to bed for 24+ hours so it might be a problem tonight
Stay safe there Poacher.
Minni - self confidence is a powerful thing, self belief is even more powerful, so if a 1:30 helps with that its worth having. However, you can do the other race and it indicate you are in 1:30 shape, without actually running a 1:30 (course,conditions considered etc). I'd still just do one of the two races, if they are on consecutive weekends.
Poacher - stay safe. I'm in the not running camp too.
OK. Here goes... Well done to all those who got out for a long run in the snow: Jools, Speedy, Minni, Martin, Moof, LB70, Keir, OO, SD (assuming you have snow!), Blisters and CL - hope I haven't missed anyone!Lorenzo - well done on negotiating the obstacles; man-made and others. And good early run today. I think I may have spotted a woozle, but no catches.Ant - nice progressive run and long run too.Blisters - good to see you're keeping upbeat.Poacher - pleased to hear you're OK.Mennania - hope your report is accurate and the new paces are spot on.RFJ - good running and racing again! Especially good 10k.Thanks for the poetry too, Keir and Ant.DS2 - well done on staying safe.akatrigs - hope you find another 10 mile race.YP - good news. I think caution is the order of the day.FW - well done on getting in the reps.Keir - enjoy the day off.Bike It - hope you can get some running done in Japan.TR - hope that's down to the snow and ice and you're not on the bench.
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