For anyone trying to crack the 3h15 barrier anywhere in the world
Its a never ending battle with the kids Ant - the totally superfluos use of like as punctuation is a particular annoyance. Actually getting the eldest one to talk to you at all is hard work. 13 yr old daughters - just dont start me..
17 for me this morning before the wind ground me down...
any race reports?
I half considered the XC yesterday Minni- a good few from my club enjoted it, except for the mud! Good effort by you and the club team.
Sounds like a tough long run yesterday Mennania. Well done for toughing it out.
Good long running too Lorenzo. Sounds better than the marshalling!!
Excellent XC Minni. Being promoted to the fast group can surely be of benefit to you.
Good to see you managing the tough run/life balance Speedy. Amazed you can run the mileage you do.
Impressive 23 miles Scooby and excellent mileage.
Ant - Excellent pace for your 20 miler. PMP is looking good at this stage. Keep positive.
Just on easy 3.8 miles for me this lunchtime on very tired and hungover legs. 42 miles for the week. Longest of the year.
Nice one Moof, a big PB and certainly there or thereabouts for sub3. FWIW I went from a very similar HM to sub3 last year so you should be right in the frame. A good day's work
Nice XC too Minni
Moof - great race and PB especially in those conditions.
Minni/Speedy - as impressive as ever
Good long running from lots of others.
Mennania - 13 year old daughters...............try a pair of them...........with Aspergers Syndrome!!!
Anyhow, pleased to say I am officially off the bench and back. Did a steady 12 on the way home from work on Friday and 18 today in awful conditions with the last 10 pretty close to PMP. Felt absolutely rubbish at the start but once I ran a bit quicker it seemed to come together and my legs suddenly felt strong.
Had a carp evening last night when I got a phone call to take my Dad to A&E because they'd got the result of a poteassium blood test and it was through the roof. Anyhow, a further blood test, ECG and exam later (plus 4 hours) we were on our way home. All seems ok - but a bit of a worry and wasn't in the best of frame for todays run.
Did get talking to another runner at the hospital who was there after injuring herself at XC so evening flew by talking running exploits
Nice XC Minni and a promotion as well. Good efforts all round on the long runs too.
Got to Wokingham still a bit unsure what to wear on upper half. After a few easy miles before the start I ended up wearing my Gore jacket. OK - first Rookie mistake of the year as I slowly steam cooked around the course.
The plan was to try and PB, but also get in some miles at 6:06 pace to see if I can work towards a sub 1:20 later this year. I just couldn't get into the pace and ran around 6:15 pace, with a quick last mile to come in at 1:21:46 which is a slight PB. I'll take that given the day.
Well done Moof, my sub 3 came off the back of a 1:22:10 on a course with perfect weather conditions, and no undulations. All bodes well.
Nice shiny new PB there Moof.
Moof & AR, both great times in tough conditions. Definately in sub-3 territory I'd say.
Brilliant PBs from Moof and AR. I don't expect to get anywhere near those times at Loughborough next month and I'm still hoping to sneak under 3 hours so it had better be possible off those times!
Took a bit of a tumble 19.67 miles into my 20 this morning. I have a big ugly lump and graze on my chin, a smaller lump and graze on my knee and a bigger but less painful graze on my arm. It's dangerous, this running lark.
Gah! Sodding 3G (am on train) gave up on me just after I'd typed my post...
Well done Moof and AR, who are clearly made of far sterner stuff than me. I settled for MP once I'd seen the conditions and tbh legs felt a bit tired during my warm up. Scores on the doors 1.28.00 (Garmin - need to check results), which I'll take, especially as part of a 69M week. Plan now is to do the last 6M of the Bramley 20 at 6.45s next week.
Sorry I didn't catch up with any threaders, but it was so blimming cold - I was shivering all the way back to Reading!
Good work, AR, Moof - I can tell you sub-3 def on with those timesJools - good end to a decent week - and best strategy to make pacing decision beforehand rather than wasting energy changing tack mid-race.Blimey, Speedy - no fun taking a tumble with nearly 20 miles in the legs !
6 hungover miles in the sleet this a.m. - finally takes me past 100 for the year to date
Well done on the LSRs Scooby, Ant and Speedy (hope you are OK)
Great PB's from Moof and AR
Jools, well done (hopefully see you at Bramley next week)
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WET, WET, WET, Meon Valley Plod (21m), quite possibly the worst conditions that I have ran in, freezing cold winds, freezing cold rain, freezing cold puddles, freezing cold streams that had overtaken the footpaths, and mud that was over a foot deep in places..... but I loved it.... the splits tell the story - 10:09, 7:57, 7:15, 11:17, 7:53, 9:29, 7:58, 10:26, 8:29, 9:15, 8:45, 13:12, 9:29, 9:51, 9:54, 11:09, 9:48, 12:06, 6:58, 8:32, 8:05, .55, spot the hills rivers and mud against the road sections / down hills..... 12 mins fast than 2 years ago and its now 1m longer too, bonus.... hardest I have had to plod for a medal, the marshalls were truely outstanding today.. it was bad enough running in it.... Great race, cant wait till next year already... racing is not everything, this despite all the elements was still a spectacular race.... thanks to all at PJC and again to all the marshalls..... oh did i mention the hills.... 2, 323 feet of elevation...
Well done Moof. Phew 1:22 is very fast.
And you too Jools. My friend AA from the sub 3:30 got a new pb at just over 1:30.
20 miles just finished. Cold and wet and tired but at least its done.
Mennania/DS2 - You have, like, my sympathy.
Excellent HM PBs from Moof and AR, and a very solid performance from Jools, too. For the record I got my sub-3 after a 1:22:36 HM.
Speedy - Photo? Hope you're o.k.
RFJ - That sounds like fun...I think. Well done on the race PB.
Good miles from lots on here - what a level of committment. Nice mention for the CCSTFT on this week's MT, btw.
The weather is just apocalyptic over here - I was so lucky to avoid it this morning. Went out for lunch, got back home and it was straight into jim-jams and dressing gown, whereas my friend went off to the football. I'll be watching it from my sofa, I think...if you don't mind....
Lots of good long runs being posted.
Great PBs from Moof and AR.
Wokingham for me today as well but the plan was 18 miles with 13 at MP. Given my lack of anything approaching MP over the last 4 weeks I was just aiming for sub 1:35 for the HM. Managed 1:33:xx, so pretty happy with that. More importantly, managed to feel in reasonable shape at the end of a 74 mile week. It can only get better
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