I've have Inov8 Roclite 315s with about 400 miles of mainly offroad/trail/hill non-fell use; typically 8-15 miles. Like them a lot but the stitching needed fixing (glue) quite early on. Also wear them 2 miles onroad start/end of quite a few sessions, which is ok, but has worn the sole a bit. Need to replace them and have had the following suggested: Inov8 Trailroc 255 / Salomon Sense Mantra / Adidas adizero XT4 / Mizuno Wave Harrier 3.
I was concentrating on running with my brother's dog. I didn't realise how much more tiring it would be with an animal attached. His splits were 7:00 for the first mile, 7:50 for the second, then he dropped out :-P
Hilarious. Great to bump into you again at Nonsuch. Managed a sub20, but not sure if PB sub19:57 ... waiting for results. Maybe just the easier revised course (toiugh the grass secton up the middle is a bit rough). Need to try a Bushy Park to make it 'official' Good luck with the race.
Anyone doing / keeping up with this lot? http://app.strava.com/challenges/run-base-mile-blast-2013 Some nutter miles. Mate Ben has clocked up almost 200m in Jan; how long is that sustainabe? 40 hilly miles in Tenerife last week now sees me at the physio, with evil thumbs being applied to plantar fascia and calves, so languising around 450th with a measily 60m
So with all the great running that is happening (note the opportunistic buttering up), I’d appreciate any advice re marathon pace target(s) for Brighton next year. I used a cut-down 16/24 weeks of Daniels for Brighton this year, with max 50mpw, aiming at 8:00 pace / 3:30. All went to plan in training / racing and 7:56 pace / 3:28 resulted with pretty consistent mile times and minimal fade (http://connect.garmin.com/activity/168330187).
For Brighton 2013 I’m i/ sticking with the max 50mpw, ii/ doing the full 24 week plan, iii/ was doing 40mpw going into the plan, cf. 25mpw last time, iv/ am at 20:30 ish for 5k and 1:33 for HM. His tables suggest this is approx. VDOT 49, equating to approx. 7:25 pace / 3:14. A pace of about ½ a minute faster than last time seems a big step up. Is this unrealistic? Should I aim lower … 3:20, 3:25: Any guidance for picking a realistic pace appreciated.