Likewise Bus. Looks like the miles in the lakes payed dividends. I've had my arsenal kicked the last couple of times I've turned up hoping to do a bit of a pot hunt. The young whippets seem to turn out in force!
How come no running Ric, injured?
I went to do some mile reps on the yesterday. Had planned on 6 x 1 mile off 1 min. I managed the first in 5.08 then although I was on target for something similar on rep 2 I had nothing in my legs so canned it at 1200m. Then the self doubt starts and I wondered if I was just being a big shithouse.
I jogged a couple of miles then realised that I prob have no right being able to run 5.08s off 1 min anyway. My PB is 5.13s. Haha.
Went back early this morning after having had a look at Macmillan training and they suggested 3 min rec so decided on 2.30. ended up doing 1600s.
First 4 reps were all 5.11 with the last 2 being 5.09. Really had to dig deep and hurt myself, especially on the last 2. Pleased with that.
I eventually quit in April 2012 a few weeks before running 34.47 for 10k. I don't recall starting to cough things up once I'd quit either. I can't stand the things now, i seem to have a knack of running past a smoker who accidentally blows the smoke out just as I'm passing. Ha!
Good luck AG. Personally I'd go with the racers. The vast majority of people will say that you shouldn't try anything new on race day but you'll only feel the blisters after you've finished if you even get any at all.
I wore brand new socks, trainers and shorts for my last marathon. Well my trainers had about 10 miles on them. I never took on gels in any training runs either but had 3 on the day.
Nice 3000 CC. im supposed to be having a crack at one next weekend. Also a solid threshold there too!
tasty 600s there SC and a return to the fast stuff SG. just blast a bloody parkrun
I had a bit of a wobble after my warm down at the relays SC. Ended up passing blood also but not sure what that was about. Nothing before or since so maybe due to dehydration.
I've been feeling wiped out pretty much every mid afternoon and dreading my evening run. Usually finish lunch at 1.15 then work straight through til 6.15 ish. Just feel drained. Still managed some decent sessions though this week. 8 mile at 5.44 pace on tues then 5 at 5.30 on Thursday. Both in my threshold zone but pushed a bit more on the 5 as it was a shorter effort. I raced the relays slower than that last week. Granted it was pancake flat on a great cycle path through Cambridge but it was only 3bpm above my marathon HR.
Hopefully get some 800s done at the track today.
Good luck to the VLMers this weekend. Only found out that Bekele was running yesterday. Looking forward to watching it.
I had my suspicions about Manchester being short as I'd seen Racejase and Steve Way both comment that it was short on occasions. Also 3 club mates ran the race last year with one running 2.33 and 2 running 2.34. Strava showed it up as being 25.9 which is odd for a race to show up that short. One of the lads openly admitted that he thought it was short but the other 2 were having none of it.
Apparently a dodgy measuring wheel is to blame. Hmmmm.
Rumours of a few recent races being short. Trafford 10k start is being moved next year so that's being remeasured apparently.
I sometimes get the feeling that those who measured the course are hung out to dry. What's to stop a RO moving the start/finish after they've got a certificate. People want fast times run on their course.
I definitely know this has happened in a race up my way which pissed me off as the bloke who measured the course has his reputation tarnished.
RO came out with a load of bollocks about having a meeting, remeasuring it etc and that it was a mistake. It never got remeasured, he just bided some time and made a cock and bull story up.
I was out in a vest this morning although i woke up to a smattering of snow this morning.
Not read through the pages as I'm a lazy btard and very slow at typing but that sounds a pretty solid week there SG.
Nice Parkrunning Pete and nice intervals Dean.
Hope the taper is going well Dachs.
I had a bit of a shocker at the 12 stage yesterday. Didn't know if any of the threadsters were going to be there as I'd not been on here for a good few days. I spotted SC in the results when I went to check how shit I'd been.
Also spotted PP doing a few strides but looked as though he was about to head off to do his leg as I went to warm down so didn't bother him.
I'd had a bit of a cutback week running wise with a poor threshold run on the Monday and a not much else quality wise so had hoped for a good run. Lad who did the first leg for us had it at 4.7 miles on his garmin so I thought I'd give it a fair crack and hold on. Big mistake as the course was 5.4 and his garmin was acting up!
Off on leg 3 I gained a place pretty quickly and then worked hard up the first hill until I passed another runner. That was a mile and a bit in and that was me done. Quads felt empty, breathing like a women giving birth. The lad who I'd just passed started to pull away and two others came passed me like I was stood still.
I've not felt like that so early in a race before and the only thing that kept me going was the fact that it was a team effort. Another lad flew past me before the
I started the last mile where the short leg joins the long leg runners.
A lady doing a short leg joined the route just in front of me and I recognised her as a vet that had won the local 10k the other year and she was moving away from me for a short time. Managed to rally a bit and then got asked if I wanted medical assistance at the finish. 29.31 I ran which was our second quickest long leg in the end but I felt like dog turd!