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!
probably being single and lonely helps! RH said she'd find me a wife but hasn't done so yet!
I'm busy knitting one for you
ooh! soft and fluffy!
and runs if you pull her?!
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.
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
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.
What is the current 10k PB?
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.
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!
that sounds really frustrating jim! looks like your pace was not bad tho. as you say, close to ur pb pace so thats a real posibility in the not so distant future?
Red, im sure you will smash your PB with all the miles you have in your legs, 10k will fly by!
my last 4 races have been PBs and if I felt better I could well have been my time. It wasn't a particularly good course for a PB, very windy and with a couple of city centre inclines. Next race is a 5k (PB almost guaranteed!) and then a flat 10k, then another 5k (same course, it's a series of 4), then an undulating 10 miler, then another 5k then a flat 10 miler.
With this race written off (not a 10k, so doesn't count towards any PB list) it could now be 11 PBs in a row!!!!! Goodness knows what the 5k time will get down to after four races though. Target (set by a drunken bet last year) is 21:45...
Gunk quotient high today with my peak flow just scraping above 200 and I sound like an asthmatic old woman - oh, that's exactly what I am isn't it?!
Day 30 - 5.92 miles with some hill reps thrown in to make me wheeze even more! I refuse to let the gunk interfere with my running challenge.Total mileage so far 202.48
Thanks for your confidence Andrew!
Jim, that must have been very annoying.
200 miles in a month, RH? wow, you're becoming a running machine, young lady! I'll be intrigued to hear how your PBs are smashed after this!
Third race of the year on Sunday (and third different distance) 10k this time and all being well, I should be the owner of a new PB by Sumday afternoon. But not counting my chickens just yet, a lot can go wrong on race day!
good luck Andrew! a PB should be a good'un... weather for the weekend looks good for running!
8.75 miles this evening, 8:42 average pace. Lovely!
race went really well today, never pushed that hard before but it paid off, crossed the line in 43:03 thats over two mins off my previous best time. Now fingers crossed my body holds together (Physio this week to get a few niggles looked at) and then aim is to take another min off that time by the end of july
fantastic, Andrew! Well done!
Well done Andrew. Another minute would be extra brilliant!
Today was a treddy session of 5.55 miles - 1.5 miles warm-up then 3 miles of (.11 @ 8 min miling with .09 jog recs) then 1.05 miles cool-down. Next time I do an intervals session I shall do 3 miles of .12 with .08 recs and so on until the 8 min miling bits all join together and I can manage 3 miles @ 8 min miling. That's how I started running 11 years ago but the faster pace was 10 min miling back then
Total mileage now 242.46 and only a couple of weeks until the birthday change in mileage to 5.6 which doesn't seem that onerous now I've got stuck into it.
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