sub or about 4h30 hopefully

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10/02/2013 at 22:02
Well done guys, all braver than me... I've had a cold so bottled it! Watching the weather all day I'm glad I did too. but as im a teacher on half term I can do it tomorrow. Planning on 17 miles will let you know how it goes
11/02/2013 at 10:03

good luck with that 17, Andrew!

Jenf, the evil 30k is in Stamford, crossing the borders between Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Rutland and Bedfordshire (I think). It's 4 counties, anyway..!

11/02/2013 at 13:02
No be easier to drive it jim?......... Lol.
11/02/2013 at 13:39

always easier to run than to drive!

11/02/2013 at 14:38
Looks like the evil 30k will live up to its name at least Jim. I would def opt to drive, not much experience on hills.
Run went well tnx, did 19.5 in exactly 3hrs in the end. Need to work on staying slower as I start at 9.45 min miles but after about 10k always end up at about 9.00-9.20.
11/02/2013 at 16:27

the common rules are that if you can finish that race in February, you can finish the marathon in April. I kinda disagree now, but it's a good test of fitness before the joys of super mileage in March! Also I find that the time in this race matches most people's 20 mile times on flat or undulating courses!

Andrew, well done for 19.5, that's a good effort! didn't you feel like adding 1/2 mile to make it 20 though? am I too bothered about OCD mileage?!!!

11/02/2013 at 16:46
Ha I considered it but is already ran past home and back again to get myself over 3hrs of running. I hate passing home when ur done makes those last few mins drag! Will make sure that next week is 20 miles just for you tho Jim
11/02/2013 at 18:06

ha ha! I really "suffer" from mileage OCD and will regularly run past a group of finished runners to run round the car park! I'm getting better now I run more times each week, and can often add runs together just to get an even figure at the end of the week!

I was planning on more than 40 miles this week, but with Sunday's 15mi turning into a 30k race (18.6mi) I'll have to taper slightly. Just means shorter steadier runs and maybe not do Friday's run as a sprint!

12/02/2013 at 18:35
Well did 7.4 miles at average 8.30 min pace. Did 7.4 for Jim as I did 16.6 on Sunday so That gives a nice even number 24 miles so far for the week. OCD mileage can be worrying for Jim.... Lol
It was a good run and with the snow and winds forecast for tomorrow I'm glad I've got it over with today.
12/02/2013 at 20:56

well I did a 4.96mile run this eve  

just made some lush pancakes, I added oatmeal to the mix ( my attempt at making them healthier) and served with banana n maple syrup. yum yum. Who else has indulged this eve?

12/02/2013 at 21:34

8.1 tonight of which there was plenty of 10k pace "sprinting" and I'm pooped. Also makes a mess as 15.6 + 8.1 =/= nice round numbers!

Also suffering from a hole in my shorts which.. err... rubbed up the wrong way?

12/02/2013 at 21:39

you're brave still running in shorts Jim! It was SO cold out this eve here,



12/02/2013 at 21:46

cold? nah, it was a whole +1°C for the run, dry and without wind this evening!

I've been in shorts all winter!

13/02/2013 at 09:40
Rest day yesterday after long run Monday 6-8miles in the cold again today tho.

Jim ur not alone, I've been in shorts all winter apart from one Friday when we had the snow a few weeks back.

I made pancakes last night Jen, had friends for dinner so they were pudding after my yummy sausage casserole mmmmmm
13/02/2013 at 15:15

not sure if I'm running tonight, hole in my inner thigh as bad as the one in the shorts and it's now snowing heavily, so I might taper for the weekend race and bake some cookies in preparation for next week's birthday! then again, might sneak 5 miles in first!

13/02/2013 at 18:23
Oooo cookies sound a very good idea Jim. Did a tempo 10k today in 45.24 only 12 secs of my pb! But just for you Jim I then kept going for a cool down to reach 7miles exactly!
Jen, just curious, how much hill running do you have to get in to train for snowdon or any of the seriously hilly maras? Said before I'd love to do one but everywhere round here is pretty flat so hill training is a bit of a hassle!
13/02/2013 at 18:53

ouch Jim, I prescribe a big batch of birthday cookies for holes in legs!

Andrew.. I really don't know the answer to your question as I've yet to do any really hilly races!! I've one really good hilly coast path of 5miles, so my plan is to do a midweek run of two laps, but prob do my long long runs on a part of my local cycle path which has a 10 mile gradual incline up.....then return down! At the moment I am doing lots of heavy squats/lunges/deadlifts to try and build some leg muscle. There is also a brilliant Snowdon thread, with some experienced runners, so I'm aiming to pick their brains as it gets nearer the time.

I am a wimp.. definitely not running in shorts in this weather!! red thighs are very unattractive

13/02/2013 at 19:59

only wore tracksuit trousers for one run last year, and that was the Sunday before New Year's eve whenI had manflu! didn't last winter at all, and so far in the snow, not yet this year... just start steadily and let the muscles warm up!

14/02/2013 at 21:33
Well went along to the club again tonight and they did the same route as last week! Bit peeved about that as it would have been good to go elsewhere and to make it worse we ran by my house about 4.5 miles in, tempting to chuck it at that point!! Last week was average 8.40 min miles and this week 8.24 min miles so that was good.
31.2 miles in total this week over 3 runs and looking forward to my 18 miler LSR on Sunday.
Quiet on here at the moment, hope all are well and I've had shorts on ALL winter. Tough Scotsman I am, this is like a hot summer to us!!!!
14/02/2013 at 21:59

shorts and tshirt tonight and a steady 6.3 to make asteady 30 mile week. I'll decide at the time if I do more tomorrow!

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