For anyone trying to crack the 3h15 barrier anywhere in the world
Ant Thanks for your concern. My head is going to be just fine. I was a little bit dopey for an hour or so after the event and that cleared away quickly. The socket driver is about 500g and landed on the pointed bit on my skull, which is what caused the cut. My cut is about 12mm wide and very deep which is why I needed to get the closures. I'm sure the resulatant scar will be lost in the lines on my forehead anyway.
Good to hear from you Scooby. What is your target marathon?
Re nipples, for me it is solely down to the fabric. Fine weaved materials don't cause me any problem. Open weave materials cause a bit of chaffing.
7miles easy done this lunchtime. Feeling much more recovered after a great sleep.
knight rider wrote (see)
So what's that area behind your knee on the back of your leg called - any ideas?
Gul Darr wrote (see)
PMJ - Yes, I love the Meaning of Liff. Do you have the Deeper Meaning of Liff too?
Nope, but will hunt it down now.
Glad to say no shoamin' in the gloamin' today (you are old if you understand that one), just a gentle 7.5 at 7.5 pace, nice symmetry.
Like MM we have a parkrun showdown on Saturday. One of the guys in the office developed diabetes and is trying to loose weight so there is a lot of running going on. He has found an on-line calculator that converts your race time to that of a 25 year old 100lb female or 143 lb male.
Philip_M_Jones wrote (see)
Glad to say no shoamin' in the gloamin' today (you are old if you understand that one)
Philip_M_Jones wrote (see)Glad to say no shoamin' in the gloamin' today (you are old if you understand that one) Now having a bit of a Farnham moment BTW, you haven't been logging many of these runs on Jantastic lately!
Evening all - what's the general consensus on strategy for running 5ks ? Course is flat and doesn't hold any surprises.
Options - Just go out and hammer it and hold on for as long as you can ?? Have a target time and try to run 1st km at that pace - or is looking at watch a sign you're not working hard enough ?? Relax at the beginning then try to pick off runners in front of you ??
Tempted by the "just try to hammer it" option but wondered if the frequent shorter distance racers had a strong view
Happy Birthday Speedy.
Cut back week here which is nice. Although the schedule still called for a cheeky progressive half marathon (well just over) this morning. Went through 13.1 in 1:24 dead. and the last three miles avged just under 6mm. Feeling pretty strong. So strong in fact that I've just done some weights for the first time! Feeling well buff I am. I bet I'm sore tomorrow though.
FW- 5ks are horrible, especially if you're not used to them. I think they take a few goes to get right, and even so I still struggle to get up for them because the effort is so intense. I know PMJhas some thoughts about doing it just a couple of notches below all out or soemthing which I think is probably not too far from the truth.
Sorry to hear you've been in the wars Bikeit. Hope things get better and that will be one almighty scar! Well done for continuing to build the miles nicely.
PMJ- I like the age grade calculator, we can dream. Does your time now correspond to your younger years?
Bike it- DIY and Marathon training just don't go together. I'm supposed to be sprucing up our kitchen, but it seems to have come to a grinding halt, much to Mrs Moofs annoyance. I'm too knackered, gonna have to call DIY sos. Hope the head doesn't hurt too much and hats off for the 0.5 loops around the block, I would lose the will to live!
12 miles for me this morning, out the door at 5.20AM. I usually run after work on a wednesday but I had a lunch time trip to the dentist for a filling. Glad I got the run out of the way as I wouldn't have fancied a plod tonight with a numb dribbling, lopsided mouth.
RJ- I noticed that you are number 20 in the FETCH miles run list. I was about 76, which is nice. Cut back week for me too, 55 miles, which is still more than I did in my biggest week in last mara campaign.
You're going very well moof. Keep it up.
Last year I finished just outside the top 20 in the Fetch league in 23rd with 3255miles. I might have similar miles this year but I'm not that fussed about them this time to be honest. As long as I get the results. Interestingly, although I'm not being coached per se I am enjoying not having to think about what running I'm going to be doing on a daily/weekly basis. I always thought I'd be the opposite and get frsutrated by a plan/somebody telling me what to do, but it seems to suit me.
. He has found an on-line calculator that converts your race time to that of a 25 year old 100lb female or 143 lb male.
I hope it's not just me, is there something here that dare not speak its name?
Scooby - welcome home
Fraser Wells wrote (see)
Evening all - what's the general consensus on strategy for running 5ks ? Course is flat and doesn't hold any surprises. Options - Just go out and hammer it and hold on for as long as you can ?? Have a target time and try to run 1st km at that pace - or is looking at watch a sign you're not working hard enough ?? Relax at the beginning then try to pick off runners in front of you ??Tempted by the "just try to hammer it" option but wondered if the frequent shorter distance racers had a strong view
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Some stunning speedowrk going on last night - MM and Keir. And then there's RJ doing a Hm training run at something like my VO2 Max Nice stuf.Belated birthday wishes to Speedy.5ks - I've discovered that if I hammer the first mile, then I really suffer for the remainder, not just in a physcial way as MM said, but pace wise too. Maybe next time I will get it right from the off; a couple of notches down as per PMJ.By the way, I've found no evidence yet that "racing" has a positive effect on my performance. My fastest 5k is still a training run.
Keir, MM, good sets there, make me feel a little guilty. Was toying with the idea of doing a fast session today but had talked myself into a steady 14 instead, now will have to revisit the idea of fast one. Those 2 mile reps from Keir are fast (if that is your 10k pace it is about 36:15!) so I may go for the MM session instead.
RJ,the calculators all have two big caveats:
1) You have to do specific training. I get predictions that go from 64 for 400m to 2:45 for the marathon and beyond each way. Both of these would be hard but both (I hope) would be possible with dedicated training. If your train specifically for one distance, your other distances will suffer to some degree, though I think we are lucky in that marathon runners come down distances better than sprinters go u, but maybe that is because I think 11 and 10 seconds are pretty close over 100m.
2) There is some degree of self selection. I expect that your build is suited to marathon running, it isn't a 100% free choice. We don't come to running and say "I am going to be a great marathon runner" and then do so. We start running and find out some distance we like and are good at. Some people only discover this very late, Grete Waitz ran her first marathon in 1978 after many years racing shorter distances. When I look at a calculator I see it agrees with some of my times and diverges at the ends: some of that divergence is I am sure to not training but some is due to my build being right for the events I do well in.
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