Sub 25 - and beyond!

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15/07/2011 at 10:31

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 benefits
re "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...

15/07/2011 at 12:12

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!!

15/07/2011 at 15:08
The one I've got sprint Akie. Also have the heart rate monitor, which I do not use. Great for pacing.
15/07/2011 at 16:15

Hello everyone!

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

15/07/2011 at 17:00

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.

17/07/2011 at 13:40
11 miles this morning with a mix of on and off road round the airport. Very wet though!!!
18/07/2011 at 11:35

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 too
maybe you will decide to come back to 5k ?

18/07/2011 at 12:32
On the subject of 5K, I've entered Capenhurst 5K in August as my next 5K race where I try to crack 19mins. Will do a few Parkruns in the lead up as practice!
18/07/2011 at 13:05

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.

19/07/2011 at 11:55

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

19/07/2011 at 12:08

My legs were still tired and sore last night after Sundays LSR but managed 6 miles at 8 m/m pace which was good. Intervals tonight at the club and then I need to decide if I am going to do the Moonraker 10K on Sunday!

Good luck on Thursday Ockham.

Which race do you organise Ostrich?

19/07/2011 at 14:05

Thanks Sprint Akie. Done some fartleks this morning, around 250m with 500m recovery. First one was at 3:30 pace and by the fifth one 4:00.

Ostrich, 107 5ks that is a hell of alot. My tenth one is this week. I am finding three weeks between races is not long enough to train, even though the times have come down.

19/07/2011 at 15:30

Ostrich - I said 5k cos of the thread title, but 10k's are good too!

I am having an easy week, tapering down for the Snowdon Race on Saturday
did it 3 years ago, but struggled, so going back to make a proper job of it

weather permitting, this will be my view, come 3:15pm:

ooh! even better - found a video of the descent:

Edited: 19/07/2011 at 16:26
19/07/2011 at 18:16
Daz, it looks longer than 10 miles and they are quicker than me on the flat.
20/07/2011 at 12:38
 Hills reps last night which really made my quads sore but they strangely feel better than before today. After 27 miles in 3 days I'm looking forward to a well earned rest day before tempo run on Thursday. Still not decided about Sundays race yet but I'm leaning towards not doing it.
20/07/2011 at 15:29

that fly-through is just the descent, so about 4.5 Miles, although 3.5 mins is a bit quick, I am hoping for 35mins!

4x1k at lunchtime, best ever set:
4:04, 4:14 ,4:09, 4:14
think I can break off another big chunk from my 5k PB soon...

Edited: 20/07/2011 at 15:30
21/07/2011 at 12:15

Go for it Daz. I will be making some parkrun appearances soon as I lead up to my big 5K race.

Tempo run tonight which will probably be around 8 miles with the club. Hope the dry weather holds out!

21/07/2011 at 13:43

Hi Sprint - it's the Hove Prom 10k on 18th September!

I'm in sole charge of the cat shelter where I volunteer today!!

Usual Hove park intervals later. I might as well just live in the park.

21/07/2011 at 21:55

Would love to run that one but Hove is about 250 miles from me!

9.1 miles tonight off-road in under 8 m/m. Was tough at times but nice route!

21/07/2011 at 21:57


Edited: 21/07/2011 at 21:59
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