I've not bought the magazine for a few years now as it just seemed to repeat a lot of things and even coming on the forums is a bit less these days. At the end of the day the Target 26.2 competition is a marketing vehicle for ASICS to raise their profile and brand awareness within the running community - end of. RW use it too as another filler for the magazine and for website footfall.
I think the forums need a bit of a shake up and redesign as the format is a bit dated now compared to other social media. But content wise for the competition thread it would be more interesting like you say Seren, if the info relayed wasn't just about the runs. But then I think that would mean that forum regulars would make sense as the hopefuls/regulars. Surely that would achieve higher forum/website footfalls rather than have someone who gets lots of mates (non rummers of them to vote and then never come on here?)?
Big congratulations on your massive PB Jools - proper elite time! Just shows what great training you put in, not just in this campaign but all the others too. These things don't just happen overnight.
Agree with others 40 minutes, that schedule is too intense. 2 hard days back to back is looking for trouble.
Bad day at the office yesterday at the Leicester half. I finished with 1.28.29, which is ok, but I was hoping for 3 - 4 minutes quicker. Started off fine with a fast downhill first mile of 5.54, then settled into a 6.22 pace for the next few miles. Started to feel it a bit at 7 then got to 10 miles in just over 66 minutes. The last 3 miles were painful with a few 7+ minute miles. On reflection I think I judged the early pace wrong, but ultimately I think I needed a consistently higher weekly mileage in training. This was a part experiment as I thought I had been doing too many miles and not enough quality. Roll on the next one with more miles AND quality!
Good luck to jools in frankfurt.
Nice progressive run Gul and a strong finish.
Cracking unexpecred (?) 10 mile PB Lorenzo. In good form at the moment
Going to record the great south run tomorrow on channel 5 to watch local runner gemma steel take on paula ratcliffes UK record. Go Gemma!
Leicester half on the morning and an early start time of 9.15. Just as well the clocks go back tonight.