MG1 glad to hear you are feeling better .. come back nice and easy
Tric , it sounds like you are running in very old trainers ! 800 miles is well over the recommended 500 ( max) , hope you manage to get out and about , dreadmill running is sole destroying
Cal nice effort there ! not easy the day after a spin class
SC thanks Its down to consistant track/speed work I am sure ... well done on the MP miles
NP you are virtually a full time athlete these days ... cant grumble too much myself as lately I have been able to change my shifts a bit .. for 15 years I did 3 nights and 1 afternoon shift , but for the last 4/5 months I have changed to 2 nights and 2 afternoons , still full time hours but the extra nights sleep each week is paying off dividends !!! marginal gains and all that
OH nice 17.5 , glad the weather was nice for you
5.5 miles @8.15 pace tonight with 2 guys from my club who live near by .. it felt so easy my easy pace is nearly 1 min faster than a year ago ... funny incident while running ,3 miles in some chap ran towards us ...' I am french I lost , can I run with you ? ... had I been on my own I would have course legged it in the opposite direction but we let him join us ... his english was really bad !!! none of us could speak french so the whole thing was like a bad sit com ! lots of loud slow talking and hand gestures !it was very difficult trying to explain he wouldnt get a number for London this year no matter how hard he tried but I did get that he is training for Vienna marathon ... and his brother lives in Bristol !!
Not a race I have run much over the years as its not really my favourite distance ( I used to shy away from anything under 10k ) but since doing well over 5k last year and 10k this year , and not doing a marathon I had no excuse really
Its 2 laps of Exmouth seafront so guaranteed to be nice and windy !! and there is a long drag off the front after both laps ... but a fairly nice downhill/ flat ... but into the wind finish
Although better than yesterday it was still pretty breezy and the road was covered in sand for about 3/4 of a mile so that times twice was heavy going
The start was annoying a loop around a green and I struggled to get away and I could see the one woman my age who may beat me get a nice clear start ..
I managed to tuck in behind her though after about half a mile and I wasnt sure whether to stay there or overtake ... I didnt want a full on race that early but feeling comfortable I decided to go in front , hoping it would mentally destroy her ha ha ... she always beat me untill last year but I have managed to get her a few times recently although theres not much in it !
first mile in 7.07 with a nice side wind then a bit of a drag back into town with a bit of a down hill ... mile 2 in 6.59
then returning to the seafront more wind and sand , mile 3 in 7.09 I was slowly gaining on Lewis !! now Lewis is a club ledgend and part if me doesnt really want to beat him !! hes 66 ! and still runs a 1.35 half marathon , I passed him but I knew he wouldnt have it !! mile 4 in 7.07 I managed to run neck a neck with him till the last 3/4 of a mile then he was gone ! the last mile seemed a struggle a drag up into town ..with a downhill but windy finish ... legs sapped by the sand mile 5 in 7.18
Finished in 35.59 !! ooooh that one second ..beating my nemisus by 48 seconds ( 5 mile PB by 1 min ) .... oh and I was 11th lady overall
Nice collection of trophies too .. 1st V50 1st Ladies Vet team and 3rd overall ladies team
MG1 , Jersey sounds good when is it ? flattish ? well done on the weight loss you sound like the ideal build fir a racing snake ! glad you are feeling a bit better , make the most of the rest day
NP you never cease to amaze me ! a superb days training again !
Cal nice 6 miles ! hardcore in the icy winds well done for getting out there
SM6 I reckoned this winter to train ( amost like I was doing a marathon ) but drop the long long run and add more quality , seems to be paying off , what time are you hoping for this spring ? brilliant 9 miler there flying !!
Agreed to meet a friend last night before work she is fairly new to running but seems a complete natural .. I guess being 27 helps , never run together before and I said I was happy to do 5/6 miles easy , as racing on Sunday even though we were running fairly familiar roads we some how got lost !! ended up doing 9.2 @8.47 pace , and me being late for work
5k @7.50 pace today to shake off the night shift hangover .... thats it now till race day !
Getting a bit slack on posting now everyone seems to be on Strava ... must do better !!
NP superb racing at the weekend I couldnt do I mile beginning with a 5 !! there must be some very fast men in your age if you were 4th ! still very respectable though ... I have a 5 mile race this Sunday and hoping for sub 35.30 ,
SM6 your pace has come on in leaps and bounds ! superb 20 banked
DD 31 days streak is pretty impressive ! its been a wet/windy month or so so getting out everyday takes some determination
OH 21 miles ! good effort indeed ! especially in the weather you seem to be getting up there
MG take care ! you have been training g like a machine ! the immune system will suffer ! I always always !!! get a bug/ sore throat /cold around end Feb beginning of March when marathon training ! I remember doing a 20 mile race last year coughing up green gunk !! I was assured it wasnt a chest infection just a virus so carried on .. ( and was fine i may add)
SC good consistant running going on how many weeks now ?
Tek nice commuting !
I did 4 miles on Sunday quickish as I was short of time so try to make the short ones count .. ..7.45 .. 7.15..7.20 .. 7.15 . good short race practice
yesterday I did 15 miles at just under 8.30 pace 2 hours 7 ... feeling very comfortable and wondering just how I would do in a marathon as these runs are at least 45 secinds per mile quicker than last year ... thinking maybe of doing an autumn marathon but it choosing which one ? may be Dublin ?
186 miles for January not bad considering Im not marathon training ... plenty of 13/15 milers just no 18/20s