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29/05/2013 at 21:58

5k PB, 22:33 which was "fun"!!!

1st mile 7:12, then 7:23, 7:19, and 0.05 mile x 7:00 pace then 0.05 mile x 5:30 pace. Yummy!

A few days of rest/easy then a 10k race at the weekend. No rest for the wicked!

30/05/2013 at 16:23

Wowee Jimbo, that's a cracking time for your 5k!  What's your target for your 10k?

I've just had a 5.55 mile hat trick - 3 days on the trot.  Yes, I did make sure today's run was exactly 5.55 miles just so I could have a hat trick.  Yes, I know I'm a saddo but it's keeping me amused   Total mileage now 253.51 and I'm looking forward to getting all the 5s in the next couple of months.

We're having a fund-raising coffee morning and cake sale in the village tomorrow to help with my fund-raising so I'd like the weather to buck up please so loads of people will come along.

30/05/2013 at 17:30

10k PB is now 46:47 (set in early April) so any time below that would be good! it'll be a bit of an unchartered run though as my 5k time in the predictor says 46:50!

Scary thought though - I really enjoyed running at 7:15 pace!

01/06/2013 at 17:33

Afternoon all,

Well, what a day we had yesterday.  The sun shone, the people came for coffee and cake and they were very generous - we made £800 in 2 hours!  I could hardly believe it.  People who couldn't stay were popping in and leaving envelopes with money in.  Fabulous total and much more than I expected (I was secretly hoping we'd make about £250!).  Yay for my wonderful village and lovely people who helped out on the day and with all the baking 

I didn't get out for my run first thing yesterday so I had to go out in the heat of the afternoon and my it was hot!  I struggled with the heat and wheezed my way round 5.71 miles along eh river and through woodland.  Today I was out by 6am which was much more pleasant and I did 5.62 miles all cross country and across some rather overgrown fields which was hard work.

Total mileage now at day 41 = 264.88

Jim, good luck for tomorrow.  Hope it isn't too hot for you and that those little legs run really fast.

01/06/2013 at 19:36

good money raising Redhead, well done!

02/06/2013 at 15:30

10k race - 45 mins 42, which was 23:08 for first 5k, 22:34 for second 5k. Quite good considering that 22:33 PB for 5k just 4 days ago!

Going to have to do a LSR tomorrow to make up the mileage though!

02/06/2013 at 20:02

So a new pb then Jim?  Well done you xxx

Just 5.5. miles xc for me for day 42.  Total 270.38.

02/06/2013 at 20:14

6th PB in the last 6 measured races, 7th in the last 8 races. This year's PBs now extend to 5k, 10k, 1/2M, 30k, 20 miles, marathon. Just waiting for another 10 mile race and perhaps a 50k to complete the sweep!

02/06/2013 at 22:49

Very impressive Jim! Just think how much you could knock off a PB if you focused on one type of distance for a few weeks! Just shows what fantastic potential you have when you have smashed so many PBs running multiple distances! Good luck in what ever the next challenge is (not sure ill envy you if you go for the 50k mind)

Cold all week so combined with Physio advise to back off a little due to Achilles pain I've barely ran. Chomping at the bit to get out again as soon as my head clears enough

02/06/2013 at 23:05

my training was primarily high-mileage half marathon training; my average Sunday run from 1st Jan to 1st May was 13.2 miles, though I did a 30k race and 20 mile race as part of that (both PBs!) and the endurance helped me get round the half with a PB. My reward for that one was to enter a marathon with 6 days' notice, and despite proper training for that one, sneeked a PB too! This week's 10k and 5k PBs were more just due to strength and endurance work! I could concentrate on speedwork for 10k or 5k but would lose that endurance!

04/06/2013 at 23:17

What a Sunday.  What a day - we all went to Chester  .  He he - you swim in the water - you get on your bike.  Watch the chavs opening cars in the race car parks.  All the Police and they ignore you.  All in the glorious sunshine.  Some good times.  Some good shots.

05/06/2013 at 08:32

Oooooh, we haven't had a troll on here for a while!

10/06/2013 at 16:44

rested this weekend and ate and drank a week's worth... nearly 6000 calories between Friday and Saturday!

hope to make up some decent mileage from tomorrow for the rest of the week, so if I gain less than a pound weight I'll be happy! Back to weight loss next week!


btw. 6000 cals = 2 x cereal, about 8 x coffee, 2 x sandwich (normal food) thenfamily bbq with chicken drumstick, 2 x pork chops, steak, 3 x sausage, salad, lemon fluff, 3 x bread pudding slices and 7 x John Smith's bitter, all carefully spread out until 4am. Lovely!

11/06/2013 at 15:59

LOL at your calorific breakdown Jim and excellent pacing too 

Just looked at my mileage prior to the streak and I was up to 447.5. I work in .5 mile steps so don't bother including anything inbetween such as .25 (which would go to the mile below) or .75 (which would go to .5 below) so it's always an uncomplicated figure.  So my total mileage to date is 782.85 which is a little bit more than usual.  The .85 is really annoying but I have to include it as I'm recording my streak with all the little biddy bits of miles in.  It will be interesting to see what my total is at the end of the year.

12/06/2013 at 09:30

6 miles with 6 x 3 mins efforts last night as well as 4 miles on the bike (2 to and from work)

3.25 to work this morning as they were digging up one of the roads on the way

hopefully a long run tonight, just depends how much my foot hurts!


16/06/2013 at 14:35

Happy birthday to me,

Happy birthday to me,

Happy birthday to me-e,

With a brand new pb 

Staplehurst 10k.  Spur of the moment entry as Mike is still incapacitated with an injury to his back so we couldn't do anything today.  Asthma quite gunky but I was determined to conquer it.  Managed a negative split (that's a first!) and finished in 53:41 by my watch.  

Previous pb of 54:20 set in Brighton in 2007 (2 weeks after Beachy Head marathon and having done 5 marathons and 2 ultras in quick succession) and I've only run 1 more 10k since then in 2009, Ashford 10k and I ran exactly the same time there!

Today marks the halfway point of my running streak so I've got 55 more days at a minimum of 5.6 miles each day.  Total streaky miles to date 354.79 and mileage for the year 802.29.

Happy girl.  Now to eat some birthday cake 




18/06/2013 at 15:45

fantastic Redhead, well done! Birthday PBs are extra special, and now you're well and truely under 9 minute miling on a 10k too! Sub 50 must be your next aim after the streak!

26/06/2013 at 22:47

5k in 22 mins 21 seconds, a PB by 12 seconds.

The weather was fine, cloudy, cooling and a steady wind. Soon after the start I caught a girl from the club who I've never been close to for ever (i.e. she did 3:34 at VLM) until I beat her in a 10k at the start of the month. I ran on her shoulder for 2 miles, then managed to pull away, getting a lead of a whole 5 yards! It was enough and I beat her by a couple of seconds! The whole race (bear in mind I HATE 5ks!) was at a hurtling fast pace I never thought about before... gonna hurt in the morning!

16/07/2013 at 08:27

Helloooooooooo the thread!  I've been having such trouble getting on the RW site that I gave up.

Hope you're all well and training sensibly in this hot weather.

I'm now at day 86 of my 111 day running streak and still going strong (touch wood and all that!) although I'm getting fed up of just doing short distances so will probably have to start including some longer runs when I reach day 100.

Total streaky mileage so far = 525.87 and annual mileage to date = 973.37 

17/07/2013 at 20:19

congrats Redhead! my annual mileage is now 1020 or so, but ypu're catching me!

very sensible here, still increasing mileage and just done a lovely 27 degree 10 miler!

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