Weight wise I'm 10st 4, lightest I've been was just dipping under 10st. I don't weigh myself a lot, but if I can count my ribs by looking in the mirror, then I'm in shape!!
3 x 2miles off 3mins (lap jog) tonight. With a training partner we decided 6:10 per mile was the target. First rep 12:16, felt far too easy so wound it up to 12:08, then finally 12:00. Very pleasing session, good to lock into HM pace and it feel a doddle.
Upside is managed 2 hour run yesterday and covered 17.5 miles. Due to the HF niggle I too opted to run laps of a 4 mile route so I was never far from home just in case. Did first 3 laps at 7.11 pace then stuck in a lap at 5.58 pace for a fast finish long run and not a sign of the niggle. Phew!
You are supposed to be unift?! You really p**s me off! Ha ha, jealously aside, great run and no doubt confidence building!
Dachs, seems like an almost flawless run if you beat all your rivals, and were fairly and squarely beaten by better athletes. There are few XC races like that, where you beat everybody you 'should' beat. It tends to throw up a few wild cards. I'm pretty sure you'll make the inter-counties team cut with 9th. Is that J Davies running for GB? Our lad is running the short event against Kiprop! Crazy! GB mens team looks very strong.
Dean, you can't be disappointed with that performance. Think back a couple of years where you found XC much more difficult to be competitive. Plenty of medals to start the year off! Good to hear your running Trafford though!
Bus, that trophy! Sounds like a good outing, especially as you haven't been training at full capacity.
Long one today, 15 miles in 7:18 average. Kept the pace even for once, only 2 sub-7 miles at the end. 46 for the year so far.
I'm not running my county XC today either, which is a shame as I really enjoy it. I'm not unfit, but too proud to risk getting beaten by club mates! I did a good little session around the forest with another 2 lads, one is a GB runner now. Safe to say I got ditched early doors! 15min tempo, then 10 x 1min (1min rec). 10 miles in total. So 9, 8 and 10 so far for 2015.
Bus, running on ice with a sling! There really is no stopping you! Hope the foot clears up.
Johnas, good to see you're back at it. Any specific plans for this year yet?
SG - race wise I've done a couple of overnights races (GNR, Birmingham Half, Great Winter Run.) The longest I've travelled is to the Wilne 10K which was a 2 hour 15 journey and a ball-ache. Also, getting over the Sheff for a relay was painful. Anything over 90mins in the car and it starts to mess with your performance.
Let's not forget the epic journey to Watford. I didn;t get home till 3:15AM! Was worth it though! My only sub 10 3K timing!
2165 miles – lowest for 2 years. Although about 40 a week there has been too much yo-yoing with mileage.
2014 Race Total
Wish I had done more than 1 track race, and NOT done that fell race as it nearly killed me!! I enjoyed the relay season this year and came out with a Cheshire bronze road relay medal.
Just one – HM 80:13. Came close to a 5M PB on a hilly course with 29:28 but that PB is so soft it’s silly!
2014 Running Highlights
Having a blinder at the County XC in Jan and getting team gold. Road Relay County bronze. Earning a Cheshire black and gold vest and representing the county. The HM PB was a highlight too.
2014 Running Lowlights
Not having a track season and messing about too much, not getting into any sort of good shape over the summer. Generally doing well, then downing tools for one reason or another and feeling like I’m starting from scratch again. Not PB-ing at Leeds despite being the fittest I’ve been.
2014 Thread Race Performance of the year
Hmmmmm. Tough one. I’m harking back to Rob T’s 15:45 5k at Christleton… I was there so it sticks in the memory.
2014 Thread poster of the year
Tough one this, I’ll go for Dachs, as many of his posts make me chuckle. As do Matt’s and Bus’.
Be clear about what I want to do and what distances I’m running. I’m going warm weather training in April which I want to kick start a proper track season where I’m gonna have a spin at the 1500. Up until then it’s time to work on my HM, 10K PB.
Most Missed thread poster
Erm, Seb, UG, SG when he has his wilderness months! Also, I enjoyed reading Johnas' stuff when he was going well.