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07/05/2013 at 13:26

ROFLMAO Jim!  Silly boy but I applaud your chosen method of celebrating your pb, although I do think that alcohol should have played a part as well 

Underpasses are tricksy little things aren't they and often feature in city races.

For Day 16 of 111 streaky days I ran 8.36 miles almost all off-road.  The ground is now hard as concrete and the rutted bits are treacherous.  I ventured through the forest to the top of a hill and found where the buzzards are nesting.  

Total miles so far 121.35 - only 95 days to go (yikes!).

   
10/05/2013 at 21:49

6 miles last night, steady and not too sore, though I did feel tired.

2 miles then pilates tonight - the pilates hurt more! makes 39 miles for the week, which sounds good! got a 10k race next week, so might drop the mileage (only doing 12 this Sunday) and taper a bit! I could do with a new PB for 10k... the current PB is a whole 4 weeks old!

11/05/2013 at 08:28

Remind me Jim, whats the current 10k PB? My first of the season is in a couple of weeks

pilates is meant to be really good, I badly need to do something like that or yoga to help with my core strength and running

11/05/2013 at 10:37

Andrew, 10k time is now 46:47 (23:37 first half, 23:10 second half)

Pilates has really helped me! there are usually three or four of us from the running club who go (same gym as where we're based) and the girl who runs it really knows how to make us scream! It is essentially stretching, concentrating on leg and core strength, but it's made me more flexible and probably more efficient. Good chance for the cute girls who go to gawp at my awesome, gorgeous temple of a body!

Edited: 11/05/2013 at 10:38
12/05/2013 at 13:17

I'm sure they will say that is the same reason that they go along! 

If your looking at getting your 10k times down, drop your overall mileage so that your focusing on lots of shorter runs in the week with a longer 8-10 miles on the weekends.

hoping for a sub 43min 10k over the next few months 

12/05/2013 at 13:22

focusing on a range of distances still; I've found an increase in weekly miles (I'm still bang-on 5 miles a day for 2013) has helped speed endurance. I felt really comfortable gettings PBs in the 10k, 1/2M and 20 mile races!

13/05/2013 at 09:46

Morning all,

I'm now up to Day 23 of 111 which was on the treddy and I upped the pace just to see how my legs responded.  Did 3 x .5 mile @ 8.5 min miling with no adverse effects so far.  Total mileage 5.55 - I tried to get my time to be the same, ie 55.55 mins but I was a bit out - 56.07.  Simple things amuse a simple mind   Total mileage now 161.75.

I used to enjoy pilates but there aren't any classes nearby now and I don't stay motivated enough to do it on my own.  Not sure about yoga although it's good for felxibility.

13/05/2013 at 13:04

IJ - did I read correctly that you entered a marathon the week before the event?!

Great to hear the milage is ticking along so nicely RH - sure i saw a picci of you in a VLM promostional magazine or similar recently (it was one of your knitting exploits).

Hope you are all well.

13/05/2013 at 14:02

yeah, ran a half marathon PB on Sunday and decided to reward myself with a marathon entry. I found the Milton Keynes race still had entries available, and entered on Sunday night - 7 days and 12 hours before the race started!

I'd already done a good spring of training though clearly hadn't done enough marathon-length LSRs. It was a bit of a test, but now I am happy to report that 16 and 17 mile LSRs (with one 20 and one 30k) aren't enough. Average Sunday LSR since 1st Jan was 13.2 miles.

On the good side, it seems my club trip to Palma is going to happen, so I now have something like 23 weeks to race day. I'll lose the next few Sundays to 10k races and my dad's 70th birthday (no chance of a Sunday LSR with that hangover!) so will aim for 35 miles a week through May and June, then from July will increase weekly mileage by 5 miles each two weeks (i.e. 40, 40, 45, 45 for July, 50, 50, 55, 55 for August, and 5 x 60 for September). LSRs will get back to 20 mile each probably by July, and then increase in turn through 22, 22, 24, 22, 20, etc.

Scary thought, and I'll need to buy some new trainers to cope with all that!

13/05/2013 at 14:06

Ye gods IJ - that sounds like a massive amount of training! I am tired just thinking about it! I have no idea how you squeeze all the trainign in let alone have to decication and commitment to complete it all. Good on you - I clearly need to get of my fat behind!

13/05/2013 at 16:25

probably being single and lonely helps! RH said she'd find me a wife but hasn't done so yet!

13/05/2013 at 19:40

I'm busy knitting one for you 

14/05/2013 at 09:07

ooh! soft and fluffy!

14/05/2013 at 09:07

and runs if you pull her?!

14/05/2013 at 14:34

She's a real purl!

Day 24 of streaky streak was 5.51 miles across hard ground.  Nothing exciting happened.  Total mileage now 167.26.

15/05/2013 at 18:58

Keep running red, your doing a fab job

Jim good luck with your plan, that's some awesome weekly mirage you will be clocking up, mathe you should be thinking about trying an ultra? Just don't forget to. Drop your mileage every so often for a week both with your weekly mileage and your long run distance to allow your body a week to recover from the miles.

im settling for 10k training for a couple of months with a longer run at the weekend when I don't have a race, did some good intervals this evening. 8 x 400m with 200m recovery averaged 1.31 per 400m

15/05/2013 at 21:38

Thanks Andrew   Nice intervals.

Today, day 25, was 5.75 miles - 2 miles warm-up along the lane to the post box and back and then the rest on the treddy as the wind was impossible!  So, a nice tempo run, not quite at my 10k pace but not far off.  Serious speedwork starts next week as I've just entered the Brigthon 10k in November - let's see if I can end the year with another pb 

Total mileage now 173.01.

15/05/2013 at 22:08

What is the current 10k PB?

 

16/05/2013 at 10:09

0:54:20 set at the Brighton 10k in 2007 which is the year I started to do multiple marathons to 'celebrate' (!!!) my 50th birthday. I'd run 5 x marathons plus 2 x ultras (35 & 52.4) with the last and toughest marathon, Beachy Head, just a couple of weeks beforehand so I had no expectations of getting anywhere near a pb time but I managed to beat my previous pb of  0:54:34 so it was a great end to the year 

I've only run 1 other 10k since then, which is shameful really, which was the Ashford 10k in 2009, over a hillier route, which I completed in 0:55:44.

19/05/2013 at 15:56

just popping in to say my 10k race today went not too well; 7:40 average pace was okay (pb is 7:32 average) and it doesn't matter as the race length was reduced by a faulty swing-bridge which was meant to be used... so the race was about 8.8km (garmin said 5.48 miles) instead of 10km / 6.21 miles. Oh well. Well organised race but shockingly expensive and not value for money.

I'll aim to do a LSR tomorrow to make up for it!

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