Introducing the fourth member of our ASICS Target 26.2 team - Lee (aka Choisty) With Virgin London Marathon Championship qualification as hi...
Well for those hoping to see him in London on Saturday; I woudn't wait, he'll probably end up in South Wales.
His sense of direction is atrocious; he was once running along the North Devon coast and he somehow managed to run the wrong direction!
Piers, if you mention the test way there will be no beer tonight!
Matchstick Man wrote (see)
Choisty, what sort of mileage do you do a week currently,ie do you keep a diary? Also how do you structure your year, your training and your racing? Your 2-01 for 20 looks promising for your targets next spring so did you train specifically for it or was it something you just went and did? I take it you self coach and am trying to get a feel for how you train - is it structured or as you feel or somewhere in the middle? As someone who aspires to your short distance times I'm simply interested as to how you've got them: by accident or design?
No worries about the questions.
The thing I think helps most with training, racing and running is to smile and enjoy it
Won't hurt you too much
I had a feeling when I met you first thing at Bootcamp that you'd make a great member of the final 5. A great goal to aim for! Well done Lee on making the team and all the very best for Paris. I'll be following the forums and tracking your progress.
Congratulations and don't forget to take enough change for the car park!
Thank you all for your votes and congratulations, I hope to make this interesting reading, one thing is for sure I am likely to go off on a tangent from tiem to time.
CC2 I have worked up to 90+mpw when marathon training before without injury problems so am hopeful I can again.
Abi, I've decieded to take the train at the weekend so I don't have to faff about in central london in the car
As piers said we did "Norfolk" reps at the club last night, now this session stems from our training week last year when we joined a session of North Norfolk Beach Runners and in true runners style each rep turned into a wee bit of a race. However the session was a complete mix of differing length and pace of rep and you never new what was coming next, so often it was flat out only to find the rep suddenly extended by 200m.
Last nights session was a series 4 x 2min 30s on a hill, then on to a new area for 3 x 1.2km cruise reps, then 5 x 100m hill sprints with the last being a race between the two groups with the slower paced group having a head start, which they used exceptionally well to win by a street.
Another Clubmate of Choisty's....................
Piers is 100% right about Lee's sense of direction and the "Test Way" episode is the classic of his navigational blunders.
All the best with your training Lee, I will have to look at new ways to make you suffer on Thursday nights.
Choisty wrote (see)
Unfortunately I couldn't complete the tests as my heart had an irregularity which could be a blockage or a sign of increased athletic performance, I will find out next week! I was advised to take it easy until then. So I decided to race this morning, which was wonderful through the frost, and even better I won individually and we won as a team!
Typical runner, told he may have a heart condition (and we all know it is the docs being ultra-cautious) and to take it easy so he races
We need more details than that, what race, what distance, what performance?
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