Harry, the bit you forgot to mention on your post here, is that you use one of those Nike calibration devices. They aint very accurate.
You claim on your other thread that you can do 1hr 02 for a half marathon. In training, off about 3months of 20miles a week.
If that were true, i'd be getting down to the bookies and putting a lot of money on you to be the world champion in 5 years.
If you can do anywhere near 32mins for 10k I'll be astonished!
Harry Grimwood wrote (see)
HAHAHA thats funny because i took that criticism on the chin went and recorded that 10k at my (new) club i did 25x 400m laps boring the absolute hell out of me and i actually beat my other time by 12 seconds, hmmm thats kinda funny dont you think?, im not saying im the best ive never bragged in my life theres plenty of guys out there that can kick my a** hands down im applying for a us sports scholarship and they run much faster than me at least sub 30 ! so i was just looking for some advice ! but no i guess haters be hatin ! :L
Let us know the US college responses to your 25 * 400m workout as evidence of your times. I expect you'll get a full ride to a NCAA div 1 college.
Once again, advice is impossible without you doing a race.
I've been short listed for the Olympics just did a sub 30 10k in training honest wasn't even pushing myself did I say I am nearly 47!!
I reckon this is a forum regular using an alternative nick on the wind up..... Its not even close to plausible, nobody on the planet is running 32mins @10km and saying things like " I heard combining a morning run with weight/gym sessions in the afternoon is a great way to train but im skeptical on how long you could do it until you burn out"
Also in his original post he gave pb's of...."5K 15:57 10K: 32:12 10 miles: 54:56 Half Marathon 1:02:12". Anybody who has the slightest bit of knowledge about running knows these times are ridiculously out of sync with each other.....
What i dont get about posts like these are, they are neither funny or clever....i can understand people responding, but whats in it for the OP? Entertainment? Having people post in response 'ah you're bullsh*tting' or 'prove it' is just predictable....all just abit absurd.
Chingo, you're right...there were a flurry of these kind of posters around the time you emerged...hence you were originally seen in the same manner!
There's always the hope that one of these kind of posters is real, and that we can "spot" some kind of top runner of the future, but normally they die away quickly.
this is probably the same guy who posted can he go sub 3 for a marathon off a couple of weeks training if he works hard.
And very possibly the same guy who reckoned he could do some amazing fast time off a couple of runs aw eek, but didn't want to take it seriously because he was representing England at hockey at some U15 level.
or some utter gash
It's also very possible this is a guy who used to post as Jokerman/Jack the Mack, and various other incredibly tedious incarnations
I was going to comment on this but can't really be bothered - would like to know where the 63 minute half marathon pb was set though as it does not appear in the 2011 rankings, the fastest being Mo Farah's 60:23 with Andrew Lemoncello's 63 minutes second fastest - I have always been an avid reader of AW and I am sure would remember a British runner running 62 minutes for the half distance.
Mr Viper - I'm always happy to give the benefit of the doubt in most situations, and you'll find 99% of the time im positive about other people's training/times etc...but when somebody claims to be the 2nd fastest half marathon runner in the uk whilst maintaining the idea they dont have a clue about training....its a non starter!
When i started posting, i wasnt claiming world beating times! Just a reasonable club standard, plus of course without being arrogant alot of RW training forum contributors are probably familiar with my po10 profile by now and anything i did say could always be substantiated independantly. I think thats a minimum requirement when people make grand claims, yes there are talented but inexperienced runners out there but outside the kenyan hills nobody comes out of nowhere with world class times!
It's one thing for a couch potato with an ego to come on here and give it the biggun about getting their 10k time down to 35mins off 12 miles per week or whatever. It's quite another to claim you've run the second fastest HM in the country this year, then admit to being completely wrong when it's politely pointed out that your Nike footpod is not that accurate, then to come back and claim that actually you must be incredibly fast all along cos you've now gone and done it on the track. It's about as funny as a WKD advert.
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