Sub 25 - and beyond!

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08/01/2007 at 12:50
Afternoon


shortest race i ever did, was last year 3km blasted off from the start, that did hurt, can't imagine anything shorter but would like a go.



Not 400 though maybe 1500. Gulp what am i saying.


3.75 easy miles today.
08/01/2007 at 13:11
I will convert you all to the dangerous joys of sprinting yet...

BTW ceal is hot stuff burn the track at the 1500. She is currently ranked 9th in the world - yes the world[/b[ for her age group.

Something to aspire to or what!
08/01/2007 at 13:22
Oops, me bold went a bit wrong.
Never mind, it was worth shouting about.

I love those sprints even though 50 plus is getting on a bit to discover that's what you're best at (relatively speaking) in the grand running scheme of things.

The mixture of nerves and excitement before a track race is the closest thing I've found to the pre gig feeling playing with my band in my misspent youth. Over a lot quicker than a gig though, even in my case.

08/01/2007 at 15:39
Hiya Sharkie !

You gotta good thread going on now. Sorry I can't make much contribution on subject of 5k racing having never done one in any case. And round here its 5k famine land :-)

Shortest races were last year doing the 5 milers which is designed for club runners as it is a county club championship series.
They are of the lung-bursting variety and I think I'd much prefer a 3.1 mile(5k).

I will have to agitate for organisers to get a 5k going :-))


Anyway, here's to your goal of subbing 25min. You'll do it, easy peasy :-)

xx
08/01/2007 at 16:01
My 5k PB is 25:02, so this is the thread for me!

Particularly hilarious to find Hippo on it LOL!

I have a hectic race-diary of longer races right through to mid-June, but deffo intend to "strip down" to an assault on my 5k PB in July/August time...

After all the Long Slow Runs I'll be doing, a few poxy short intervals will seem like a rest...
;o)
08/01/2007 at 16:11
Daz

Hippo is going to do a 5k race.
08/01/2007 at 17:21
am I?
08/01/2007 at 17:25
Yes you are. I have posted your entry.

What time should I have put for your estimated time?

Bernard wanted to put sub 20 mins.
08/01/2007 at 17:25
s'wot you said last night - don't you remember??!?!?! ;o)
08/01/2007 at 17:28
Hippo

Was you on the Gin last night?
08/01/2007 at 17:29
yes, why?
08/01/2007 at 17:29
estimated time

TIME?????????

40 minutes
08/01/2007 at 17:30
If Hipps really does run in a 5k, I will pay good money for a video-clip...
;0)
08/01/2007 at 17:30
Hippo

I put 30 mins. Well you are faster than aws.
08/01/2007 at 17:32
not at the mo i am not

blooming quads
08/01/2007 at 17:35
Hippo

Maybe you should have a massage.
08/01/2007 at 17:36
yes, i am thinking this too tracey
08/01/2007 at 17:40
Hippo

It will be painful, but worth it.
08/01/2007 at 17:40
Im in constant pain anyway tracey
08/01/2007 at 17:45
Hipps
Have you got a good soft tissue person? (Love putting it like that - sounds like they provide the box of Kleenex)

In spite of the exchange of yoga poses and other stretches yesterday I actually think the quads are very diff. to stretch properly. I'm quite a bendy person but my quads get really tight. If the joints are loosish then it's sometimes diff to actually stretch the muscle.

roundabout way of saying decent sports massage ahoy.
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