Overdone it?

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18/09/2013 at 22:05

Haha Lit!

I ran 1:31:21 which was a 1:20 pb from right at the front of the A pen!  However, I have also pb'd from the back of the B pen.  I didn't know where I was so very pleased with this. 

18/09/2013 at 22:08

And I got a 10th category placing so well pleased with that!

 

18/09/2013 at 22:32

Er, Skinny, is that 6 secs/mile per shoe you're 'giving' me?

19/09/2013 at 08:34

Hmmmm - I believe it is - as you re only a size 5 I'm not going to find that difference but if I could get down to tommy's 260g per shoe then that could find me 3 secs/mile per shoe or 6 secs per mile - that could be over 36 secs in a 10k race - that's a lot! I would have been second MV45 if I had been 36 seconds faster.

I think I have my Christmas present sorted  (although I still have my doubts!)

19/09/2013 at 09:04

From memory, the weights quoted for running shoes are for a size 8UK men's shoe and a size 6UK women's shoe.

Back to the physio later today, hoping to get the go ahead to increase mileage/time on feet again.

19/09/2013 at 09:10

For what it's worth I do my road trainng and racing in asics DS Trainer, which are very slightly lighter than the gel 1060 that I used to run in, but still provide cushoning and support.  However, they do have a snugger racing fit, so the do 'feel faster'.  I keep looking at racing shoes (and xc spikes) and will probably get a pair of DS Racers which are a lightweight version of the DS Trainer (very imaginative naming from asics).

I bought another pair of last years model in the sales a month or so ago, which should will last me until Brighton next spring.  I'll probable need a new pair of trail shoes before then as my current Brooks Cascadia are getting a bit tatty.

I'm a midfoot runner naturally so I doubt my choice of shoe would have much bearing on my running style, but given the problems I've had with injury recently, I would be happy to be proved wrong.

19/09/2013 at 16:09

Stat              Skinny       Lit           Lou       Richard    Tommy        Mace     Bob

Age                   45         31            40          42             31               47         42

Height               6'0"       5'4"          6'1"       5'10"          6'0"          5'10"     6'1"

Weight           10st 4     8st 12     11st 7    11st 5        11st 5      12st12  11st7

5k/pr              19:15      20:16       20:08        NT          21:32        19:13  19:47

5m                 31:17      32:12       32:16      38:40        34:46           NT   33:34

10k                38:52       39:45      40:10       44:02       43:03       41:16   42:42

HM             1:29:08     1:28:26   1:29:02    1:38:46    1:41:30   1:33:54     NT

HMs 2013          1               1             2              8              1             2        0

Marathon           NT     3:06:16          NT    3:56:57    3:54:19   3:16:52     NT

 

 

 

19/09/2013 at 16:11

Above adjusted for my GNR and Richard's US HM runs.

19/09/2013 at 16:16

Very nice. Though I'm still sad about the lack of a 'number of county medals won' category. You can probably de-highlight my age, too, as Tommy wins at being 31.

19/09/2013 at 16:26

I  was expecting a 'weight of shoes' catagory.

19/09/2013 at 16:27

Me too, and I was looking forward to winning it.

19/09/2013 at 16:32
Looking at that table, good to see my 2 horses coming along nicely.

 

Edited: 19/09/2013 at 16:40
19/09/2013 at 16:38

I bet you'd win a 'pairs of shoes owned' category too, Lit.

[/rampant sexism]

After a boozy few weeks with reduced mileage had seen the weight creep up from the above, was pleased to see a bit more discipline and the gentle increase in mileage had actually taken me below it when I checked for the first time in a while this morning. Now have the tricky decision of whether to start eating more (yum), or allowing the weight to drift down another pound or three, potentially making me a little quicker, but also risking the wrath of the 'you're getting too thin' brigade!

19/09/2013 at 16:40

Running shoes, or all shoes?

19/09/2013 at 16:53

All shoes of course. 

19/09/2013 at 16:54

Following our earlier discussions i am considering cutting off my toes so I can squeeze into some smaller shoes - got to be worth a few seconds a mile?

Bob - for the first time in my life (and I have been thin all of it) - my dad actually said I was looking very thin on his 80th birthday on Sunday - whilst slightly put out I did take this as a confirmation that i am in prime racing weight.

19/09/2013 at 16:56

That's the Ugly Sister strategy, Skinny. They never get to marry the prince though.

Bob - don't know. I'll have to count them when I get home. Are boots in a separate category?

Edited: 19/09/2013 at 16:56
19/09/2013 at 16:56
Stevie G . wrote (see)
Looking at that table, good to see my 2 horses coming along nicely.

 

Thoroughbreds or carthorses?

19/09/2013 at 16:57
Skinny Fetish Fan wrote (see)
Thoroughbreds or carthorses?

One of each?

19/09/2013 at 17:03
literatin wrote (see)

Bob - don't know. I'll have to count them when I get home. Are boots in a separate category?

No, all footwear.

 
Skinny Fetish Fan wrote (see)

Bob - for the first time in my life (and I have been thin all of it) - my dad actually said I was looking very thin on his 80th birthday on Sunday - whilst slightly put out I did take this as a confirmation that i am in prime racing weight.

Next time my Mum moans, I ought to point her in the direction of the stats on this thread...at only an inch taller, I'm still carrying over a stone more than you! 

I think your recent 10k result was also confirmation that you are in prime racing weight by the way.

Edited: 19/09/2013 at 17:04
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