P + D training for VLM 2013

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22/03/2013 at 21:38

Thanks AG, only just checked the thread again. Much appreciated. 

22/03/2013 at 21:46

Fiona, no, like a moron I cancelled my gym membership earlier this month thinking I wouldn't need it now it's SPRING. Grr.

22/03/2013 at 22:06

Brilliant Fiona, hope it is a record

HeOw brilliant hope those bogs are clean, what pace for the cleaning?  

23/03/2013 at 08:40
HeOw you can pace me if you like
Fiona great running in the wind.
Today's half marathon is off due to the snow and wind so about to set off up my hill shortly
23/03/2013 at 09:32

Oh crap, its 16-18 inches deep on the side of my mountain - Off for a recce to see if I can get anything done today at all. Its gridlock here - all main arteries around Wrexham are shut. I would try and get to thm but they are shut due to snow!

Envious of those that can get out and do something.

Basefook - sorry Face book is definitiley for self obsessed narcisists in my view. Which reminds me - HeOw - You as a Pacer - god help the poor buggers.

23/03/2013 at 10:01

Morning all - 5 mile jog out there in the beautiful spring like weather. Garmin battery ran out again, it could be on it's last legs.

Wilmslow looks like on tomorrow, will be a bit chaotic I think though due to no car park etc. Also will be blooming chilly.

 

23/03/2013 at 10:02

All this bad weather is making me feel slightly better about being ill with the lurgy and having done fu*k all for a few days now (and unlikely to do anything for a few more). Hope its not too bad out there for everyone.

23/03/2013 at 10:11

Well, now I feel guilty that I've spent the morning gazing out of the window, eating flapjacks, and half-arsedly trying to psyche myself up to go outside. It's a bit sideways still, but only a couple of inches on the ground. Am thinking I might just do a pleasant 15-mile loop rather than the longer run I had in mind. I have already filled the bath with cold water.

23/03/2013 at 10:20

Oakley 20 is cancelled tomorrow   My third cancelled race in the last couple of years   

At least they've made the decision, so I know I can go out early tomorrow for my own 20m run.

23/03/2013 at 11:05
Morning. Well we've been lucky so far and there is no snow lying. It is however absolutely freezing in that wind. 10 miles done this morning including parkrun. It freezing. However done now and tucking into porridge and golden syrup. Yum.

Sorry to hear that yet another race has been cancelled
23/03/2013 at 11:05
Sorry to hear about all the races cancelled, no sign of snow here but the met office is saying the winds will be up to 40mph.

I'll probably use the treadmill today, don't think my long is going to be much fun tomorrow!

This weather is a nightmare, not sure whether I'd prefer the snow to this wind.
23/03/2013 at 11:26

We have about 3-4 foot here at the moment, it looks as though I won't be going to Wilmslow, I just can't get there, gutted.  I managed 7 last night up the hills with my Salomons on, I will venture out later for a few more miles in the snow, I quite like it, its tough and demanding.  Not sure on tomorrow now, was supposed to be Wilmslow or a 21 mile long run, I just don't think 21 miles is possible where I live at the moment, gutted.

23/03/2013 at 11:29

Supposed to be doing Banbury 15 tomorrow but it may be cancelled. second race this year because of our beautifuly weather!!

Don't wont to run in the snow because I injuried my achilles early in the year doing that.

Therefore my problem is my training hasn't been going too well this year due to injury and weather. I', up to 20 miles ..... did Ashby last week managed it okay, not as good time as previous year but hey..... my question to you guys is, it's four week till VLM I'm up to 20 miles, probably wont managed a long run this weekend due to snow, do you think one 20 miler will be enough to get me through on the day? weather permitting I will try to get runs in during week and a longish one next weekend. Advice please. Cheers

 

 

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23/03/2013 at 11:37

Hey Al Runs, did you make it down to Battersea park today?

My 10k race report:

The weather looked worse than it was; the course was mostly sheltered from the worst of the wind and sleet by the trees, apart from the section towards the end of each lap. And it wasn't really that cold once you were moving.

I managed a 7min PB with a time of 48 something (I think the guy said 48:15 as i crossed the line, but the results will be up online later apparently, so i'll know for certain then. I found a girl who was running about the pace i wanted to run, and she seemed to be fairly metronomic, so i stuck with her until just after the 9k mark, then pulled away slightly with whatever i had left. I thanked her afterwards for helping me keep the pace.

So, good start to the weekend, i'm delighted with my time, and looking forward to the slow 17miles tomorrow

 

23/03/2013 at 12:21

Woody - IMHO if you can complete the Ashby 20, you can complete a flat marathon.  Just be sensible about any time goal.

AG - awesome PB!  Well done.  I like to convert my PB times into distance, to see how far ahead I finish of my previous best.  It puts some perspective on how big an improvement the time actually is.

It's forecast to be windy and very cold with more possible snow for tomorrow's run.  File it under "character building" 

23/03/2013 at 12:39
AG - that's an amazing PB. You must be absolutely thrilled. Bodes well for the marathon.
23/03/2013 at 13:07

Wow, well done AG!

Woody, will you do 20 next weekend? That's what's in my schedule, and it would give you 2x 20 including Ashby.

I just completely failed to do my long run for this weekend - once I got outside in the shitty weather decided to go for 15 rather than 18 miles, through unpleasant wet snow/slush, but local geography means I mainly have to run east or west. So when I got to the more exposed part with the east wind blowing snow in my face for a couple of miles I decided I just couldn't face another few miles of that. I couldn't even see properly. So I did some swift rationalising and decided the only training benefit of doing this particular run was to improve endurance, which I think I have plenty of anyway, and cut it short to 10 miles. I realise this means I lose my well'ard credentials and have to hand back my Jim'll fix it badge.

I did have the cold bath, though.

23/03/2013 at 13:29

AG Cracking PB, that is a big chunk to take off

I decided to change my schedule around, so 17.5 miles very slow today, saving the 10k time trial for tomorrow. Something to look forward to.

 

23/03/2013 at 13:44
AG fantastic PB well on for another one in London
Craig went up my hill this morning and 2 to 3 feet of snow for about 3 miles up and down but drifts of 4 to 6 feet deep but got some great photos and video, the wind was unreal at the top.
Will stay on the flat tomorrow for 20/22 miles just hope the wind drops a lot.
23/03/2013 at 13:53

AG: Awesome!!!     A very well earned PB. Glad your race went ahead. Others seem to be less lucky with races being cancelled left, right & centre.

lit: wimp!!!  

No snow here - beautiful sunshine but it's -4 and windchill says -11  . Still got my act together today and braved the elements.

5 miles out in the most brutally cold easterly headwind ever. Had to wear my buff over nose & mouth and it froze soild after a while .
The return was great though. Decided to do the strides and the intervals which I missed earlier in the week. 5 x 600 in 2:19, 2:18, 2:20, 2:18 and 2:15. OK, it was of course cheating to do them with a tailwind but it was great to see my legs turn so fast! I never knew they could do that

Wore my marathon Kinvaras and I had no niggles, nothing. Guess the various pairs of worn Sauconys have had it and should be confined to the bin.

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