Jantastic, Febulous and Marchvellous

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26/02/2013 at 17:12

New page, so I'll repost this

Time to complete (if not already done so) your Marchvellous details.

These include, "How many runs per week", "How far each long run will be each week" and "How fast you predict your DIstance Time will be"

This time is MOST IMPORTANT, You need to judge your current ability spot on. The penalty for being over optimisyic or under achieving is HARSH.

It gets worse  The shorter the distance, the more critical this prediction is.

Trogs    pirate
26/02/2013 at 23:15

Febulous got me through the door again this evening and I had another good run, feeling reasonably comfortable at a much higher average pace than I've managed since restarting

Was going to aim for a 5k(ish) time for Marchvelous but now I think I might wait to see how I get on with my 'long' 5 miler this week before deciding whether to stick with the 5k or set a 5m target for the end of March

27/02/2013 at 11:13

Don't leave it too long Trogs, has to be sorted by Monday 

Trogs    pirate
27/02/2013 at 18:41

5 miler is planned for Friday morning so ample time to decide before Monday

Also want to test myself properly rather than 'cheat by setting a time I know I can do and running easy to hit it dead on. 

Edited: 27/02/2013 at 18:45
27/02/2013 at 19:22


Running Postie    pirate
27/02/2013 at 20:57
All set for march
Trogs    pirate
27/02/2013 at 21:23


27/02/2013 at 21:34

It was FF I tells ya

01/03/2013 at 10:47

Long run done this morning, week 8 completed

Started to rain half way round turning the surface quite slippy, been a while since running in the wet.

On the good side, pace was good and I'm sure my target for next month is achievable, looking forward to it now.

Trogs    pirate
01/03/2013 at 14:23

Me too. Doing my run immediately after a pilates session may not have been the greatest idea I've ever had but, hey, I got it done; just

So, although I'm sure my fitness will continue to improve over the next few weeks as I continue to slowly build milage, I think Marchvelous target is going to be 5k. Just have to decide what time is going to be challenging but achievable.


PSC    pirate
02/03/2013 at 07:32

this has been the hardest week... motivation missing.  Might change the plan to an easy week next week..

02/03/2013 at 10:22

PSC - the bad times pass.  Cut back and recover, then the enthusiasm will return.

02/03/2013 at 12:05

Always nice to have a recovery week PSC, reduce your mileage and recharge the batteries.

PSC    pirate
03/03/2013 at 06:37
Thx guys.... I will do March predicts later.
03/03/2013 at 18:41

Not too long, they have to be done by monday

03/03/2013 at 18:42

Time to log last weeks run everyone 

03/03/2013 at 19:37

It's a shame today's half marathon didn't count for the target.  I had predicted 1:50:00, and finished it in 1:50:04 (PB by almost 5 minutes ).  My new 5k prediction stands as it's in line with today's HM result.  It should be challenging for me, but achievable with a fair wind 

The bad news is that I only logged four out of my five runs this week, due to an ankle injury picked up early in the week.  I couldn't take the chance of scuppering today's race.  Sorry all 

Edited: 03/03/2013 at 19:39
SaintB    pirate
03/03/2013 at 23:55
Ok, being new to all this fitness, and running, and biking, and swimming, and wot not, I set my target at a conservative 55min for 10km (my best being about 57:35 ish). I haven't really being paying attention to times cos I been concentrating on getting volume up to a level. Anyway, went on my (short) long run of 10 mile today, as it was a reduced volume week I thought I would time the first 10 km to see what level I was at. I managed it in 53:39, so not fast by any standards, but still knocked some time off my best and under what I was aiming for. I have now updated my target to 52 min, is this still too conservative, or is it ambitious to make those gains in a month. I don't want to push too hard as I am having issues with my patellar tracking, so am back and forth physio. Ref the run today, I would say it was pretty close to all out effort, started retching at 9 km and my pulse was around 180 bpm for most of it, my max is 184. What do I think?
The Silent Assassin    pirate
04/03/2013 at 09:10

If I'm reading it right then we are in second place in the medium size groups


04/03/2013 at 09:20

SA - you're right, though it includes a couple of March runs.  If all teams have logged all of their runs (they still have a day to get them logged)  then I think we are in fourth at the end of February (100%+97%).

Weren't Team Minni in the large teams?  I'm not sure what happened, but maybe it changed in February?

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