For anyone trying to crack the 3h15 barrier anywhere in the world
Carbloader said "My parents are ony 46-47 respectivley" - hmm, maybe time to reach for the carpet slippers and shuffle off this thread . . . . . .btw, 3:10 for 29 yr-old = GFA - oxymoron, surely
plenty of snow here this morn . . . .
moof - what address did you contact Garmin on? Mine is on its last legs so I need to do something. I was looking at buying a new 210 at the weekend but I'd be happier paying 50 quid if my unit returns as new!
I'm older than your parents Carbloader! And I'm by no means the oldest on here!
Very, very windy and cold on the North Downs for my tempo run this morning. Should have been 9 miles with 5 at 7mm (about my current half pace). It was really tough and I almost cut the tempo bit out. Once I got started it was ok but couldn't get near 7mm. Averaged 7:12 but feeling like I was working harder than I raced last week (struggling to keep it under 8mm into the wind!) so despite the time it should have the right training effect.
No snow - thankfully!
minni - I was intending to do York but left it to late so had to rethink. I'm happy with Abo as a replacement though!
Garmins do cost a lot, but when things go wrong they are really good at turning things round. Recently had a little problem with my 610 which was just under 12months old - received a brand new one within 2 days under warranty
Currently heart rate strap is playing up, with spikes all over the place. I have the soft strap - seems its a common problem, they just don't last as well as the standard straps.
I will be going for another trip to Abingdon this year - didn't realise entries were open already.
13 this morning, 9 @ 7:30, followed by 4 @ 6:40. I was wanting to do 9 @ 75%, 4 @ 85% HR - but as I say, technology let me down
Carbloader's presence means I am no longer the thread junior. Dammit.
Ha ha jools! However, bragging rights on this thread come at the other end of the age range
Great going AR. 4 @ 6:40 at the end of a 13 is good going.
Sorry joolska, can you now hand me the nappy and bottle
Also-ran I have had a few probs with my garmin but it only spikes for the first few mins, doesnt do it all the time though. Im out on a similar workout to you in a bit keping it MPHMP i really need to shift this lactate zone.
Hi CL (new kid on the block!) , I used to get spikes at the start, then it settles down. Now its totally random - I think the strap is now shot. The cheapest solution for the soft strap seems to be the following:
Thanks moof. I shall get onto it today!
Carbloader - enjoy the threshold moving run! Do you run before school or after?
Carbloader - my yongest brother is the same age (almost) as you so I will view you as a sibling if that is ok. 29 is a cracking age My first daughter was born on my 30th B'day so for me 29 marked the end of one of lifes passages and the start of another!
Stuck myself on to the upto 70 PnD for a couple of weeks to see how I get on and did my first double yesterday with a v slow 6 and 4. All very nice. 14 scheduled for me tonight.
Talking about Garmins I've just bought a 110 off amazon for £89. A couple of things annoying me at the minute is the charging clip (instead of a cradle), and the fact that it keeps going into power save mode and switching off the GPS when the stopwatch isn't running. It also comes with no HRM chest strap so I hope my 305 one will work on it. A new 305 at £50 might have been a better option but I'm fed up wearing an old fashioned brick.
Lovin the fighting spirit moof! I'll be out for a 6 mile tempo (plod) tonight. Club session is on the track so I'll give that a miss for the sakw of my hip.
DS2 & Mennania-
Just Back from another steady stateTempo run 8.8 mi
first 4mi@ 7.15 MP followed by 4mi@ 6.25 ish pace.
The fist 4 mile at MP felt the hardest lol, anyway doing my first 20+ LSR tomorrow think ill take the jelly beans for that one
Jools/CL - Oh, so all this time the thread pup wasn't me? Dash it all...
Awful CNBA symptoms playing havoc with my reps session today. I had decided on 8-9 miles incl. 3 x 2000 at about HM pace off 3-min jog recoveries, but while doing the first rep, I resolved to sack it and go home, giving it up as a bad job. However, during the jog recovery I thought I may as well do one more rep, and so it went on until I'd actually completed the session as planned. The reps came out in 7:59, 8:01 & 7:54 (6:25, 6:26 & 6:21mm) so nothing spectacular, but it's truly amazing how much psychological grief I heap on myself, when I bet if I did a session like this with a friend of similar speed (sic) it would be a no-nonsense breeze. Tsssskkk.
That's great going Carbloader. I set all my PB's at age 29 - then Mrs DS2 decided she wanted children!!!! All downhill after that!
The 305 unit has gone back to Garmin. Looking forward to getting my replacement, even if it does still resemble a brick. Being mildly autistic I like what I like and change upsets me
Saved money can go towards the new trainers my feet are telling me I need!
Nice session (in the end!), Ant.
15M for me at about 7.40m/m - bit of a guesstimate because Garmin had a mad patch on the out section of my out and back route and decided I ran the mile which included the Staple Hill tunnel in 6.07. I'm sure that isn't the case. I added an extra 0.25M on at the end and figure that probably corrected for the error, so the total run time of turns the average pace from 7.34m/m (Garmin's maths) to about 7.40m/m. Or something.
Minni - snow on the beach again, blowing a hoolie, best stay in the hills. Did you get an email.
10m this morning, chuffing cold, feeling seriously unfit
I've entered Abingdon too, it's not the most scenic but it's definitely quite fast.
Damn. Can't edit my post. It should say total run time of 1h55...
Poacher - welcome home! Looks like we might have a bit of a train at Abingdon from this thread!
Nice going, as ever, Jools.
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