For anyone trying to crack the 3h15 barrier anywhere in the world
Hope all is going well, Poacher. Nut case
Parkrun for me this morning and back to the more hilly 5k route available to Bristolians. Means the usual wonky splits (7.31, 6.57, 5.38 and 33 seconds as I sprinted - by my standards - to the line to ensure I remained 1st lady!) but another course pb (20.40 or thereabouts) so I'll take it. Off to a wedding shortly and hoping that the weather holds, as otherwise my optimistically summer-y sartorial choice will be sorely regretted...
Jools Nice Pb, 2 in two weeks. Enjoy the wedding.
OO Basically after a couple of recovery weeks and then rest after London. Feeling fresh I ran 43 last week and 46 this week. After a great run on Wed, my legs feel heavy and yesterday whilst the stats were bang on, I struggled to get my HR up. I just feel a cut back to 4 runs and 30+ miles will help the legs. Also I very rarely do any hill work, in and around Monaco every run contains hill work. Plus, I have had a couple of late nights this week, which may not have helped.
Parkrun for me again this morning, on a rather flatter course than Jools'. This time I did succeed in getting my sub 20 (19.48) but once again it was pretty much full on effort. Bernie Ford (former 2.10 marathoner) thought I must have been on for a PB as I was 'gunning so hard at the end' (or was that 'gurning'?!). It is a parkrun PB I suppose, but still a long way from my actual best.
I warmed down with his missus and my clubmate Ann Ford and took the opportunity to quiz her on the mileage she was doing back in her peak (she's V60 now). Apparently when she ran 2.30.38 at London she was only running 70 - 80 miles a week, but she did point out that she'd been running seriously since the age of 12.
Good work, Jools, Speedy & KR . . . . .
Nicely done Jools - those splits ar kerazzee.
Speedy - speedy.
KR - well done fella.
I ran the Harvel 5 this aftrenoon and after having a few beers and a macdonalds last night, a pizza just two hours before the B of the Bang (it was a proper shotgun too) and it only being six days post Edinburgh I wasn't expecting a great deal. Oh did I mention I've put on c3kgs too?
As it turned out I ran pretty well, but couldnt really hurt myself so when Peter Tucker (a guy I beat last week by 20sec) turned it on at 3 miles I didnt have the balls to lift the effort level and go with him. Still I came in with a new PB of 26:07 and second place so was pretty chuffed. There is a whopping amount to come off that with time and fresher legs too so it'll do for now.
Ant yes, running's alright init?
It seems nobody had a bad run today- which makes a nice change.
6 at the track for me followed by 4 walking with Nordic poles (just to keep Mrs OO company). 14 tomorrow will give me 44 for the week. Then a mixed week. 10 on Monday & Tuesday to complete my Jubilee challenge 60 (counting 6 days) , then a light 1/2 week with just a speed sessions ahead of the famous Blaydon race next Saturday. Not so different to you Scoobs but I'm feeling fine, although top speed is a bit lacking.
I'm a bit late to the party but congrats and commiserations respectively to those who ran e'boro last week.I will also apologise for starting 'The snip' thread.... although it really should be called 'The burn' now.Well it took me 4 weeks since VLM, but i have finally done a few small runs these last few weeks which were desperately needed as I was getting fat. Aiming to do short stuff mostly to get fit. I have a natural plodding endurance without really being that fit; so lots of intervals, hill sprints etc I think are needed and desired.
Weekly mileage is probably around 30 ish miles moof off 5/6 runs per week. Doing more shorter runs at the moment during the week, focusing on track reps on Tuesday, fast/brisk 5-6 miler on Wednesday and a 5 miler with 5k paced miles on Thursday. All the Sunday runs seem to be fairly steady around 7.20 ish (dare I say sub 3.15 mara pace) but only about 10 miles max. It feels strange not to be concentrating on the longer marathon target at the moment and I like it. Bigger picture is to get my shorter distance times down and concentrate on an Autumn half and a Spring 2013 marathon. I hope it is all connected .
Speedy Sub 20 , very impressive.
KR Nice brisk pace.
Nice parkruns by the Glamazons & KR
Good run RJ, one of my club was just behind you in 5th (although racing as his other club)
I've practically forgotten what running is at the moment, what with being ill and various other events cropping up I managed a whole 48 miles in May, and 11 of those was 2 races. June isn't starting much better - on Thursday my right knee started giving me some quite sharp pains and the whole thing is a little tender, then yesterday I got woken at 5:15 by an almighty cramp at the top of my left calf. It eased off eventually but now the whole calf is really tender and sore. So with both legs being slightly crocked I canned my run today and instead stayed in bed until nearly 11am.
I was out early for 13 miles at 8:40 pace- so nice to have no pressure during the LSR on distance or pace. After that Mrs OO had me out with the Nordic poles again- 6 miles this time. The nice thing about that is you can stop half way for a coffee.
Well done, RJ. Very good running so soon after a flat out and very fast marathon!
Also well done, Speedy. 5ks are not easy. I think 70-80mpw is plenty for people our standard.
Poacher: as long as you're ok...
Hooray for Speedy and Jase, hoisting the Thread flag high, as usual.
OO, what is the "deal", as our colonial cousins might put it, with those Nordic poles?
walking sticks to you Ant!
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