Sub 5 hours

Slow, steady but determined.

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12/11/2004 at 18:28
No not my first. I did FLM 2002. Then I ran my first race in over 2 years last weekend - a 10k which i really enjoyed. Getting the bug again now.
M...eldy    pirate
12/11/2004 at 18:44
I shall have an easy session in front of the rugby match tomorrow I think!!
12/11/2004 at 18:48
Oh!! Those legs.
12/11/2004 at 19:22
Hi Shades, yes lazing around.

Ran yesterday have a bit of arthritis as I have been eating loads of choclate, drinking wine and coffee so will start training properly on Monday.

Ran a comfortable 3 miles (now I am quite proud of saying that as it wouldn't have been possible last year!) with a 12.33. Had been running 11-ish miles during the training for Dubs before I hurt my leg so I think that I will try EP's training schedule for a week or so and see if it is possible if not I shall go back to the Get you round and try to up the mileage.

We shall see if I am being realistic or not in a week or two!!
12/11/2004 at 19:24
Perhaps I better explain that the 12.33 is a minutes per mile as is the 11.

3 miles in 12.33 minutes - now that would be impressive!
12/11/2004 at 20:46
Im very tired

marathon make me very dperesssed after
12/11/2004 at 21:11
Hi Do Do.,

Hi Hippo, sorry to hear you are feeling tired, as you have no more races planned for a few weeks it maybe a good idea to take a few easy training weeks and run for enjoyment and do a few miles every day to keep yourself sane, as I know you do enjoy running for its own sake.

12/11/2004 at 21:14
atually, i dont
every run is hard

i intend to build some miles
12/11/2004 at 21:23
Running can be hard when its cold and dark and wet and windy, but I generally feel better when I have been out and done some running even if its been 20 mins here and there.

Hippo, I think you have done really well this year to have run a good few marathons under 5.30 so just pat yourself on the back and smile.
12/11/2004 at 21:28
oh, i ALWAYS feel better after

But i ant recall a single easy run
12/11/2004 at 21:36
I find there are always times within a run where it maybe a bit harder but within the same run it suddenly seems a bit easier, why who knows?

Just got to keep going for those odd times when running is just running and being free and easy.

12/11/2004 at 21:39
i dont know that felling jane
12/11/2004 at 22:05
you will and its worth all the hard work and training.
12/11/2004 at 22:10
no run for me even a 3 mile training run has ever been easy

we keep going
12/11/2004 at 22:22
yes, we keep going, next stop a sub 5 hour marathon, or if not the next one will do.
12/11/2004 at 22:23
it hads to be FLm

10 min stop at 18 miles
willhave to plod quick
13/11/2004 at 09:29
Do Do - have you thought about base training? Hippo & I are doing it (and quite a few others).
Huge thread under Training.
13/11/2004 at 11:31
Morning all

Fantastic 5 mile plod this morning. The Wandle looked very pretty :-)

Mile 1 10.57 mm
Mile 2 11.39 mm
Mile 3 12.03 mm ( new bit of my run, it was a bit lonely and I was nervous so HR soared!!)
Mile 4 11.54 mm
Mile 5 11.54 mm

All at 70% WHR

I'm finally getting over my lurgy so 'proper' training can recommence.

Good Luck to Jane for her cross country. I hope it is as nice up there as it is here.
13/11/2004 at 15:51
just back from the x-country. it was cold and dry and the sun shone for most of it, prefect weather for running. The start was steep downhill so took it easy and settled into a steady and not too an uncomfortable pace, first mile 9.11, starting to feel it so eased back slightly, second mile 9.59 this included a steady uphill climb, mile 3 9.23 and only another half mile to go all uphill and finished 3.6 miles in 34.54 so not too bad, slowed down a fair bit in the last half mile. It was muddy in places but my trail shoes had good grip so didn't slide about too much. Will be back there to do some training but at a much more sadate pace I think :)))

JJ well done with the training run.
13/11/2004 at 16:21
Good times!!!

Haven't plucked up enough courage to try X country yet :-)
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