Hi Nayan it looks like my aims are similar to yours at the moment...im currently training to get a sub 40 10k...it's killing me. After doing lots of slow miles for my ultra all these quick miles are certainly testing... But fun.
wow, your training weekend sounded fantastic Mc Hilly , who did you book it through? I would be quite interested in doing something like that.
Thankyou Malcs for the sympathy, Mr A's eye is now ok and he's back at work. He's also stopped panicking about himself going blind (he's a bit of a hypercondriac). Would be lovely to go sub 3 hours for a marathon...but baby steps first...sub 3:15. Ive managed to get a championship place for VLM so if I don't make paris I have a nice backup plan.
So sorry to hear about your Aunti and your work reikirabbit. It's a dreadful thing to happen after all your hard work. Hope you have a safe journal And it goes ok.
Stan you have my sympathy... My aim of a sub 20 yesterday got me 20.0 exactly (my watch said 19:57 so it's a little frustrating as I started it on the 2 part of 3..2..1 and i managed to run 3.12 miles) but never mind...means my aim to run rothervally parkrun next time will be a sub 20.0....again Rather than sub 19:30 (which sounds impossible)
Thankyou Minni for your vote...I still need to enter and convince them that they need to mentor someone to sub 3:15!
You sound so passionate about Snowdonia McHilly...im going to try and enter it at the end of December, thankyou. I was thinking about entering a 10k at the beginning of feb, Dewsbury 10k..it apparently flat and fast. “Run the highlands” sounds amazing. I cant wait to hear all about it.
Sorry to hear about your thyroid Chick. Hope its just a blip and it settles back down to normal soon.
The 400’s hurt at the time RR but felt great afterwards. This week I did mile reps instead...they hurt more. Managed 4 good ones but by the 5th one I was suffering. I had planned to race a 10k this morning but my husband developed a corneal ulcer so instead I spent the morning at the opticians and then eye hospital so missed my race. Was gutted as it was a nice course through dalby forest. When I got back from the hospital ( 4pm) I decided to do the mile reps...but I was very under fuelled having only ate an apple since 8am and paid a little towards the end as a result. Congrats on your recent times and your 400’s, and good luck with all those races...looks like you have 2015 mapped out quite well already. Sorry to hear about your job, do you know what projects you will be doing instead?
Haha..im not sure i could get a sub 3 malcs..only in my dreams.
Glad to hear the foots much better Stan. Well done on the fantastic parkrun time, i would be delighted with that time post injury
Hi Mr P, loads of people I know are doing Manchester...it does sound like a fantastic event.
Well done at Parkrun Hans
Angela I would love to do the Disney marathon also so if you need a friend to go with you
Thankyou RR. Glad you enjoyed the carvery. What races are you planning on doing? Sounds like you had a tough run to work, 9.5 miles is a long way to run before work, well done.
Hi McHilly, good luck in the comp. im going to apply this weekend, when ive got time to sit down and write my application and find a photo that will actually upload! I can remember watching snowdon marathon last year and really fancied it. It looks tough but so scenic. How did you get on in it this year?
Im so relieved that you've managed to survive the man flu Malcs...phew. Well I'm now into week two of your 10k training plan and ouch...there's so many faster paced training runs....there goes my nice steady ultra marathon training plods that I was doing...think my body went into shock yesterday. Managed the 12x400m in sub 90's yesterday....just but it was almost vomit inducing!
Brass monkey entries open at 6am on the 8th November if anyone's interested
sorry to hear about your cold chick. There seems to be loads of them going around at the moment...quite stubborn aswell. Hope you make a quick recovery.
How was the carvery RR? Good luck for entering the comp and good luck to everyone else entering also. I liked the session that Minni did for me, was 5 mins at marathon pace followed by 5 mins at HMP for about 50 mins, doesn't sound to tough but it is when your doing it.
Sorry to hear about the foot Stan. I hope you make a full recovery soon. Nothing worse than being injured. I would be horrendous to live with if I couldnt run!
Haha...glad to hear that I helped pace you too (from a distance) Hans. Congratulations on the big 5-0. 21.31 with a buggy is fantastic, Especially with all the obstacles, well done. I think we're going to do Rome marathon if I don't get anywhere in the comp.
i did parkrun on sat and managed to just scrape a PB. Managed to finish in 19:35 (previous pb 19:39). First time I've been under 20 mins this year but I haven't actually raced a parkrun since feb/March time.
well done Rachel at Birmingham on little training, glad you enjoyed it depsite the hill and no chocolate.
i read a friends book on the MDS and really fancied doing it. Then I watched a documentary about it on TV and it put me off! Fancy comrades though.
I think I will apply again for the asics comp...third time lucky and all that...got to be in it to win it!
so are you racing parkrun in the morning Malcs? Im hoping to, will be the first one ive raced in over 6months...making me feel nervous! Hans I would do it in fancy dress for the big 5-0
i went to speed training last night...enjoyed it but I dont think my legs have fully recovered from the marathon yet. We did 2x4x800m and my ave pace was 6:20. A few weeks ago pre ultra I did 6x800 with an ave pace of 6:05...guess it's still early days.