sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

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22/12/2012 at 23:00

A gentler parkrun today as suggested by FRC. 21:49 pacing a friend who was hoping for 21:00. I tried to pace it right, but he didn't keep up! In the analysis afterwards discovered that this was because he'd come to his target using the rule of thumb "3 miles = 5k, so 5k in 21 minutes is 7 minute miles" knowing that he could achieve 7 minute mile pace. However 7 minute miles is in fact 21:45 so he was spot on in producing his form. 21 minute 5k is 6:46 mile pace though

Nonetheless a good experience for us both and one which we plan on repeating. Any tips on pacing other runners gratefully received. I was surprised at just how comfortable that pace felt and that I could talk so freely. Once my friend recovered his power of speech I was pleased, and slightly relieved (quite a new friend), to find that he found my words of encouragement useful rather than annoying

22/12/2012 at 23:19

Hello Brother. I just signed up for the Mornington Chasers 10K on Sun, 3rd Feb. Keep my foot in. There's that one plus the half at Silverstone on 3rd March. Just need to do the actual training now...

22/12/2012 at 23:38
More mince pies & wine, nice food being enjoyed.

Cicero gentler obviously good, more like a tempo run for you perhaps. Maybe try racing each 2nd or 3rd one?

Ikle, Congrats on the park run. Rest up with that sore throat, hydrate well with some alcoholic beverages. Bit worried that TRS stopped by power cut, some sort of Robocop outfit they have you wearing perhaps?

As per Susan's & Daves posts, likely not on for 3-4 days. Happy Christmas everyone. All stay fit, healthy and happy.
23/12/2012 at 07:47
32 mile week happy with that......enjoy your hols folks.......don't eat more than you need!
23/12/2012 at 09:36

9 mile run this morning with TGR, and I managed to talk away my knee pain. Like, entirely away. By lifting the knee and focusing on form. How blooming exciting. IT IS BIOMECHANICAL! IT REALLY IS! =)

23/12/2012 at 20:25
mcs wrote (see)

Food shopping fine, its the crowds of folk there will be there buying obscene amounts of stuff they dont need that does my head in.

But... the shops will be closed for a whole DAY! How are people supposed to cope without panic-buying a month's worth of food?

Hope everyone has a great Christmas 


23/12/2012 at 20:33

Hello all

Just wanted to pop in and say Im still alive very tired and having a rest from running for a couple of weeks before the start of training but most of all


Have a good one all

24/12/2012 at 08:59
Merry Christmas !
24/12/2012 at 11:15
Hi folks, hope every one has a great couple of days.
My lad has opened his presents here, and is off to his mums later so he gets 2 christmas mornings!
I will go for a 5 miler this afternoon after dropping him off, hope the rain eases of...
24/12/2012 at 22:20

Merry Christmas everybody!!!

25/12/2012 at 00:15
It really is christmas now ... Sssh .. I can hear bells ringing .. Merry crimson monkey man .. Night night .....
25/12/2012 at 00:15
25/12/2012 at 08:51
Merry christmas everyone!
25/12/2012 at 11:04
Time for a run me thinks in the nice rain! When will it stop? Enjoy your hols all assuming all are off work today my daughter is working....
25/12/2012 at 16:58
Hi folks, did 5 miles this morning while mrs D was at her sisters opening presents. Ran at sub 8.20 per mile pace, was amazed at this as was quite hung over! Saw 3 other runners while out, which was nice, even got a freindly nod from a serious looking cyclist. Not running tomorrow, as I am shooting.
25/12/2012 at 20:03

Well done, SD2. Good for you!

25/12/2012 at 23:48

Merry Christmas

25/12/2012 at 23:49

Merry Christmas sub4h thread people

No running today, but I did direct the Dulwich parkrun which was great fun. The atrocious rain - heavy and continuous throughout - made the whole thing somewhat surreal and borderline hysterical at times. The scanners stopped scanning and we had to write down quite a few finishers. Results up now and I'm looking forward to being a parkrunner again on Saturday.

Edited: 25/12/2012 at 23:50
26/12/2012 at 09:15
What are you shooting Scott ? ? ?
26/12/2012 at 15:05

Crimson?? Late night I see!!

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