Hi Sprint Akie, what time are you hoping for in the half?
McMillan: 5km 19:15, 5m 31:55, 10k 40:00 and half 1:29:00
I will probably enter the Ipswich half in september and try for under 95 mins.
Training going well. Done more 750m fast with 250m recovery. This time managed to do 3 and on the 4th one only 400m and then had to walk 100m to get breath back.
got round Wasdale fell race last Saturday in 6:49 (hours!)
got my head round doing Sale Sizzler 5k on Thursday... theeeen transpires that Lady Slugge is taking eldest Sluglet to see Harry Potter film on Thursday evening [doh!]could leave it til parkrun on Saturday, but I hate running in the morning, and the weather forecast is poorso might have to run my own solo time trial an hour or so earlier on Thursday evening than the 7:30pm race start!
Hoping to challenge 90mins and get under it but see how the training goes. Got plenty of time as the race is about 17 weeks away, there will attempts to get under 19mins for 5K and 40mins for 10K as well a long the way all being well.
4M easy last night ahead of intervals at the club tonight!
that's the onewharfee's vids are legendaryweather was similar, so looked just like that for me
rightsolo time-trial is the plan tonightcurrent PB is 22:22, equating to 4:28 paceso going to aim for 4:20 pace, which will give me a 19sec reserve tank for a sub-22 wish me luck!
Good luck Daz!!
I'm doing about 6miles tempo tonight with my new Garmin watch . Hoping to do about 40miles this week as part of the training plan.
I take it you did not use a garmin to keep pace Daz, but still a good time. You must be having a good year Daz. Better times as we get older.
Sprint Akie, which one did you get?
no garmin, just an ordinary watch plus my uncannily accurate innate sense of pace (not!)good year due to massive (for me) slabs of bulk mileage over winter through til May - now reaping benefitsre "Better times as we get older" - last night's 5k was also the best Age Grading percentage I've ever registered at any distance (beating an 800m from 2 years ago) at just under 66%makes 70% seem less of a dream and more of a possibility...
also, my 2M, 4M, 5M and 10k PB's now all look laughably soft, so I'll have to address those at some point...
Well Done Daz, be Sub-20 before you know it
I bought the Garmin Forerunner 305 which was like £100 on ebay, never had one before so I'm really enjoying it. Struggled in the heat around 6 miles last night on tired legs but get a rest day today!!
I've retired from track racing (again) as I remembered I HATE it!! Not timing myself on anything at the moment as it just upsets me that I am so slooooooooow at present.
Nice 10 miler today along the seafront. Hot though! Playing beach volleyball later. Oh dear God!! I'm really crap at it. Good fun though
Yeah I got the HRM as well which I havent tried but might do tomorrow. Found it great for pacing so far!!
Good to see you back Ostrich, was starting to miss you!! Hope the weather is nicer down there than it is up narf for Beach Volleyball.
Welcome Back Ostrich!
none of us are going to win gold in 2012, we do this running lark for enjoyment, so packing in what you don't enjoy make perfect sense taking a break running "off the watch" sounds sensible toomaybe you will decide to come back to 5k ?
Managed to run 21km on Sunday, a little bit of a struggle and feel that I was running better at that distance in May. Hope the long runs are getting worse and the shorter runs are getting better as I have a 5km race Thursday.
Would like to knock at least 20 seconds off my previous pb but would settle for a few seconds if conditions are not right. Sub 21mins.
I will come back to 5ks most definitely! At the mo the same applies to parkruns though - not doing them as times upsetting me. Think after 107(!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) I've become a bit jaded by them. Did our Arena handicap 10k last week. Bob (coach) predicted 47.30 for me and I did 47.12 but we don't know our predicted times beforehand so he was almost spot on with mine especially as my last times for 10ks were 51+ minutes. He is sooooooooooooooooo good at predictions. When I looked at the results he was within a minute of almost everyone, in some cases within seconds. I salute him. The course is along the riverbank so quite rutted and a few stiles to cross so I was pleased with my time. No watch so just ran by feel. My stile crossing technique needs major work. Might be catching up to someone but then lose it all when I stumble like an utter coordinationless buffoon over them!
Weather permitting I'll watch the seafront 10k that's on tomorrow evening and see how it should be done. Might also try to hand out some entry forms for the 10k I organise in September.
Glad to see everyone is still at it
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