For anyone trying to crack the 3h15 barrier anywhere in the world
This is a great time of the year to pick up random viruses, coughs, etc, so be extra viligant with all the precautions. I know Speedy will be spraying her workmates with anti-bacterial stuff by now . Slokey - I think it's called "snot" for short, that.
I had the rare luxury of not having to do an out-and-back run, or even a loop, today, as Mrs Ant had stuff to do ten miles away, and so a bit of co-ordination and organisation later I did a 10.1 miler and there she was with the car to take me back home. Nice and easy in increasingly cold and grey weather, 7:30mm.
Just made carrot and coriander soup for tonight - it's pleasingly orange
Keep on keeping on, and all that.
Some mighty fine stats from Jan, mine not so good 101 miles but from only 11 days running. My calf is still not playing, I tried a run as suggested by physio last friday but still a problem there and changing my running action, so just x training at the mo and giving running a break till calf feels fully recovered. So apologies to fellow Jantasticers, even though hopefully running by next week I'm not going to put any targets for Feb. Worcester mara only 11 weeks away but at this rate at best it will be a get around with no specific target.
Stats for January:
175.52 miles (highest month ever, although not in the same league as some!)
23 hrs 16 mins
Average pace 7:57
0.14 of a mile more than my previous best, September 2010- when my average pace was 8:31.
top run that BOTF, 10 in 70:31. So 7:0X miling for 10M 12 weeks out. We all know that 10M at MP is a tough run too ! Was it comfortably hard or hardly comfortable ?
245M for me in January, 233 of it was probably somewhere between 7:50 and 8:30 m/m. 2x6M was av 6:30.
Barry - really sorry to hear your calf is still not playing ball.SJ - looking very nippy there.BOTF - very nice out and back.Some impressive stats for Jan being posted. Slow but sure has now got me thus far:January:17 runs87.5 miles11 hrs 55 mins 29 secsavg. pace 8:11 m/m
About 180 miles for me in Jan but haven't kept any records. No idea on avg. pace either.
I have a similar trick with Mrs OO- I run out to the pub and she picks me up
3 runs this week. I'm putting in a couple of hill reps on each one to prepare for my race in the Lakes the week after next.
Looks like we're all in for some chilly runs this weekend- Brrrrr
It's taken a turn for the nippier here, too and, in fact has just started to snow.
Did 10k this morning in 43:00, incl 4M at an av 6:35mm. Felt pretty comfortable, but I still wonder about the magic of the safety pin and how I'm going to maintain (or hopefully better) that pace over 13.1 miles in two-and-a-half weeks...
Barry - Hope that pesky calf starts playing the game soon.
Keir - Go easy on yours, too. Bit of a madman's game doing that track session straight after a massage, maybe?
Morning all - keeping on keeping on, I see, with good efforts from BOTF, Ant & SJ in last day or two.
Jan Stats for me - 230 miles, 24 outings, includes 4 x 20's. Almost all quite sedate.
Been posted before, but worth a revisit...
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