Male Vets Over 40 Discussion

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30/04/2011 at 23:32
maybe 10k pace but just run comfortable, i plan to try it soon, car broken so couldnt get to track today so went to park and ran a speed session no grass
i did 2 x 2 miles with 4 mins recovery on tuesday and tried to keep it at 10k pace ended up 5.38 5.32 5.33 5.29, this was on road
01/05/2011 at 00:02
That's a good 10k pace Sawney. What sort of weekly mileage are you doing? I've got another marathon planned in October and want to average at least 40 miles per week before I start the 16 week plan. I don't normally do that kind of weekly mileage during the summer, so hoping that is a missing link, plus some “new” sessions too.
01/05/2011 at 00:06
doing about 45-50 miles per week, 12-14 on sunday, 3 sessions a week, 1 x barefooted running on beach with drills and sprints oh and some core work
02/05/2011 at 18:03
Can I join in? Very new here, ran two 10Ks in my life about 8 years ago as part of a triathlon, with a best of 52 minutes. Aiming to run some again as part of a tri again in Aug/Sept and would like to run 40something mins. In the long term I'd like to run and complete a marathon in less than 4 hours next spring.
02/05/2011 at 18:50
What is your 10k pb now sawney b?
02/05/2011 at 20:06
35.26 BB
02/05/2011 at 20:07
But aiming for sub 35
02/05/2011 at 21:10

When is your next 10k?

Your 2 mile reps are showing good signs that sub 35 is well achievable!.

02/05/2011 at 22:25
thanks for the support Beany, restarted serious running in 2009 and did my second 10k in 35.28. 2010 was a mare with loads of domestic issues and work problems.
Really trying to nail a good performance in all disciplines and reading and listening to more experienced racers than me.
Done 57.40 for 10 miles and 35.26 for 10k within a week of each other. Next race is a 3000 steeplechase which if i can get close to my pb of 10.06 which i did in my 20's i will be over the moon, time will tell.
Race is two weeks time. Next really big planned 10k is Stirling in September but might slot one in before. Dont think i run well doing distance in heat of Summer
02/05/2011 at 22:39

No worries sb,a good couple of pbs together there,you are going all guns at the minute.

Is steeplechase your discipline then,not something I have ever tried,I have heard it is tough though,so good luck with that?

I did a 10k Bank Holiday Monday in the heat,I think that sort of distance is fairly doable ,but anything a bit longer and you do start to struggle a bit,love running in the hotter weather though,not that we see it that often.

02/05/2011 at 22:52
Beany, i am 6 foot 4 so maybe i have an advantage for steeples but since i last ran in the preceding century. god knows
02/05/2011 at 23:01

They are more like tiny hurdles to you then.

I am 5ft 7,so I would need a ladder to get over them,your fitness shows that you will do well mate,age and how long ago it was does not mean a thing,have you had any trial runs at it in training?

02/05/2011 at 23:07
No none and tbh the time i did it i had to ask the other competitors "whats the craic here lads" you see i come from the Highlands of Scotland and the first time i stood on a track, i think i was 26 years old
02/05/2011 at 23:17

Ha classic....

First time I stood on a track was last year,cluelessly trying to become faster by doing some 400s or 800s I beleive.

05/05/2011 at 20:42

Glad to see the thread revived. I didn't run on a track until I was 40 plus and it was a bit embarassing not knowing where the various start and finish points were (didn't pay enough attention when watching TV in the distant days when the UK could hold its own on the track). The track here in Inverness has nice little labels tacked onto the inner curb for the uninitiated .

Welcome hitman, good luck with the goals. I'm going to try running less over the summer and biking more with a view to maintaining fitness without hurting too much. I have continued to be a bit off my 2010 pace this year (with the exception of beating my rather soft half marathon PB) and have to shake things up if I'm going to challenge sawney's times.

05/05/2011 at 22:24
Ah Inverness the place of my birth, but isnt every 1960's kid from the Highlands born in Inverness as there was no other hospital, from Caithness in the North to Skye in the West and Aviemore in the East , all born in Inverness
06/05/2011 at 19:00
... except one or two who popped out unexpectedly en route I'm sure.
06/05/2011 at 19:01
aye my brother, born Mallaig
14/05/2011 at 20:10
well tomorrow is D Day, 3000 steeplechase. rested for 2 days and feeling slightly nervous, mainly because i know one of the lads who is doing it did the steeplechase in sub 9 minutes last week.

tbh only interested in my own time and would be happy with sub 10.30.

did 6 x 1 mile on Tuesday with 3 mins recovery

5.32 5.31 5.34 5.31 5.29 5.23. Lets see what tomorrow brings.

I am running better than i did in my 20's but can i pull it out of the bag in the steeplechase????
16/05/2011 at 21:01
11.01, could do better
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