The Middle Ground

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19/04/2013 at 14:54

Hahahaha I felt really self concious on my run today about my form and I get back to see the piss taking continuing Still 3.5 miles @ 8:36

Simon I think sub 70 secs would be fine - looking at last years results most finishers are around 62-66 secs so I would hope to get to that at the next try, but I expect to die on my arse this time due to the marathon still in the legs!

I also do sessions of the sort you describe - they are good fun as not too mentally difficult either.

Enjoy the jaffas/malt loaf/snackage Phil  - need to get my tracker set up for runners on Sunday

19/04/2013 at 15:01

Possibly Simon, amounts to the same thing though.

Sounds like a good ( and a very Moraghan  ) decision Curly.

Turbos are hideous Phil.
Not sure about jam on malt loaf. Butter and strong cheese on malt loaf surely?!!! (though I understand that wont make optimal carb load fuel)

19/04/2013 at 17:15

Phil - Hope the jaffas are going down well

Curly - I want to ask where you want to be next April. I think it might be a secret though  Probably a sensible plan you've decided on.

YD - Good news on the recovery. Those first few runs back always feel a right effort.

Simon - I might do. I'm going to see if I get any improvement in the next couple of weeks before doing anything else.

Half day at work so made the most of the sunshine and did a 16.5 miler. this afternoon. First 10 easy @ 8mm, the 5.5 steady @7mm and a little cool down. Average of 7.40 for the whole run. Been feeling a bit stronger the last couple of runs although I still didn't feel able to push the steady section up to MP. Hopefully I'm starting to turn a bit of a corner though.

19/04/2013 at 18:33

YD/Mr V - Sounding tentatively promising on the recovery fronts.

Curly - Have to add to the race walking comments. Have you seen any pics/videos of Ellie Dooley in action? You're the spitting image!

Phil - Jaffa Cakes are being consumed at a healthy rate here too


Rotherham parkrun in the morning and then might have a think about a visit to that Excel place....

19/04/2013 at 19:26

Mr V, I'd say that run demonstrates reasonable fitness, even if it's not quite what you'd expect. Have you given any more thought to middle distance?

20/04/2013 at 17:51

Best of British to all MGers (and lurkers) doing that jog in London tomorrow.  May you all beat our top Olympic distance runner to the finish!

Soz about no posts, but much going on in TRW and therefore no time or ability.

If any of you are at the Expo, take a giz at the bloke up in lights on the Cancer Research stand.  I'm there in spirit...!!!  

20/04/2013 at 18:52

Delurk (will delurk sort of properly soon!)

What are people's numbers for tomorrow?


20/04/2013 at 18:55

Hahaha all I will say is dont try and race 400m 6 days after a marathon - no speed at all in the legs, but a very comfortable 75.8, followed up a few hours later with another 75.9 in the 4 x 4 relay.

Simon did well

20/04/2013 at 19:51

Ratzer - All the best people have a full-time presence at the expo. 

Simon - Saw your result.  Top bombing!

Curly - That's a lot quicker than I plan on running next week! I bet that's loosened things up a bit.

chubby: 619.

Fully carb'd up over here and settling down watching Rocky IV.  Already looking a lot more cartoon-like than I remember it when I saw it in the cinema aged 16 or whatever, but might provide some weird sort of inspiration for the morning. 

20/04/2013 at 20:18

Well done, Curly, Running a marathon and a 400 in the space of a week is great I look forward to seeing what you can do when fresh,. Oh, and nice high knees as well

Looking forward to tomorrow. See you at mile 25, Phil.

17:20.7 for me today, which is a 20 second PB, and a win in the B Race. 1600 splits were 5:27; 5:36; 5:42 :-/ which tells a tale. The first mile felt v. comfortable, but the rest hurt like hell and can't wait to get back to a respectable distance

20/04/2013 at 22:53
Busy little period for me so just a quick pop in to say all the best to all at the marathon tomorrow and Phil and PRF in particular of course. You've done the hard work, now go out, reap the rewards and feckin' nail it, fellas! Will be trying to keep tabs on your progress throughout the morning.

Excellent result today, Si - think I predicted 17:19 - do I win a prize? Well done with your 400 Curly too. Great effort, particularly 6 days after Brighton!

Will have a proper catch up tomorrow.
21/04/2013 at 08:25

Simon, cracking good time, well done. You would go sub 17 (and then some probably)  very quickly with a few a long runs and some specific 5k sessions under your belt. 

Curly - consistent consistency is key  Well done for getting out there this week.

50 minutes progressive on the treadmill for me yesterday. Built up a right sweat, was hitting 6:15/mi towards the end, but that was very hard work. Some way to go, but the leg is holding up.

VLM tracking for Chubby Bloke

VLM Numbers:
Phil 619
prf 31891
Minni 29044

others of interest to this thread:
Keir (prf’s mentee) 30831,
TR (pops in occasionally) 31054,
cant think of any more that would be of interest to this thread.On the tracker you can search on number, name, club. You can also store runners you are tracking on one page, saves you searching each time.
Looking forward to it, Mrs YD is taking junior out this morning so I can watch the Marathon in peace 

Edited: 21/04/2013 at 08:26
21/04/2013 at 10:25

Phil through 5k in a shade under 2:30 pace!

21/04/2013 at 10:25

Phil through 5k in 17:46, so thats 2:31 pace 

21/04/2013 at 10:30

prf 20:48
Minni 22:46
Keir 20:26
TR 20:33

21/04/2013 at 10:46

Joolska seems to be having a good one... as does Phil at this point!

I have to leave for work in half an hour. Just when its getting good. Waaa.

21/04/2013 at 11:06

Tracker seems to have lost some runners! But Phil looking good at 15k.

21/04/2013 at 11:08

Morning everyone, keeping a keen eye on the tracker right now! RJ is going very, very well (on for sub-2:25!) and Phil looks well on course too. prf's tracker seems to have broken, either that or he got the start time mixed up 

Simon, great 5000 yesterday, really well done. That'll set you up well for 1500s this year. Sub-17 before the season is done I think!

Curly, nice work with the 400s, how did you feel after? Very consistent times and placing is a good job too 

Back to the tracker....

Edited: 21/04/2013 at 11:09
21/04/2013 at 11:17

RJ through halfway in 72:20!

Phil through halfway in 76:22!

21/04/2013 at 11:19

Looks like Phil got a bit of the Tower Bridge effect, he sped up a bit between 20k and half way 

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