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RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: Yesterday at 20:02

I am now a big fan of Leicester. Had a very enjoyable race today .....quite low key for a change ...went into it pretty laid back about expectations and ended up with 3.05.49. 45th overall and 4th in the 50plus age group. My second fastest marathon this year/ever.The hardest parts of it all were the drives there and back...I hate the M6 in Cheshire . Enjoying a beer now. Report to follow. 

Nell - must have been quite a buzz running in the stadium . I ran in and out of  the Warrington WolvesRugby stadium in a HM last year ...empty...so a bit pointless really 

Chick- I followed you run for years in sub zero conditions without a single complaint From you ...what's happened ?

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 17:49
AA- excellent cycling by you the last couple of days. You'll need them with the long winter on its way .The variety of tri training is fun. Not going to be a pb attempt tomorrow , I'm just going to go with the flow.
Barry - thanks. Enjoyment will be my plan. Happy to see another run for you
Nell - once this is over I'm going to tick over too as I've got too many niggles going on especially my hip/back . Was there a big crowd in the stadium ? So you go and see cool bands and I go a different way- saw the Four Tops, The Temptations and Tavares last night and the fact I knew so many songs indicated how old I am.
Now in Leicester and about to look for somewhere to eat. Not sure I will get much sleep as there's a big wedding going on at my hotel. Maybe I'll gate crash.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 17:22

Nell- glad you survived the trip...we thought you'd got lost in the red light area or buying tulips. Looks like you did the right thing running conservatively - eventually-avoiding injury , having an enjoyable run and after all that achieving a very good time . I wondered if the wind could be a problem after experiencing it sight seeing there a few weeks ago. Still it's a race I'd like to do ...next year maybe. What's next on your list ?

Rest day for me. Not enjoying this taper .

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 19/10/2016 at 21:59
Barry- great news about your TM run. Must have gone well if you are thinking of a spring marathon. Agree what you say about swimming. It's a strange art.
Did a bit over 10 k last night on the TM , 7.30 mm av and just under 8 today ,6.57mm av with a 20.17 ,5k tucked in the middle. Just a few jogs to do.Looks like pace won't be a problem on Sunday but I have real doubts about my endurance. I'm really unsure what my target will be. Any ideas?

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 18/10/2016 at 10:42
AA- only 3 so far, Sunday will be 4.Never done that many in a year but seems nothing compared with some I follow on Strava who do one a week. Your swim coach says the same as my golf coach ...they must both use the same manual .
Recovering from a very unpleasant massage at the mo. 6 miles later which may be on the TM if this rain continues

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 17/10/2016 at 11:15

AA-if you can put in some decent running in your IM plan you can get  into GFA shape... not long ago you were shelling them like peas .I like the sound of the IM sessions I've read about where you do 2-3 hours on the bike then run 17 miles straight after.Would be interested to hear what the IM guy says about improving your swimming.... all tips welcome

Barry-I'm not sure if the aches and pains are taper madness or my age.Sad you wont be at VLM but you do have a tough target to aim for . Will you do a 'training marathon' along the way?Good to see your niggles are resolving but be careful on your return ,not that I'd take any notice of such advice

Nell-how did it go in Amsterdam?

Just a 5k yesterday-7.29 mm av including a 8.19mm warm up. Rest today. Looks like it will be cold and wet on Sunday-dont mind the cold but could do without the wet.



RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 22:11

Chick- hope the DOMS are gone today. Enjoy the swim?

Nell - is it Amsterdam tomorrow? I've lost track. If it is best of luck. 

A bit over 10k yesterday 7.16mm av and HM distance at 7.29 mm av today. Sluggish to start but improved as I warmed up. Taper niggles - low back stiffness, right knee sore,right shoulder ache, insomnia so  all ok I guess. 

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 21:52
AA- I'm not convinced that a bike focussed IM training regime will get you into sub 3.30 shape ....if you were to focus more on running and do less cycling it might be different . I don't envy you doing long rides through the winter - give me a LR any day . It's interesting how badly everyone has done in the ballot this year so you can't take the chances of losing your gfa
Chick- bet you think running caused less pain than all the hammering cross training and gym work does to your body. I'm run fit but fit for not very much else
Nell- yes I should know better. Fortunately my back is on the mend as I found out in a test run tonight after a Piri Piri chicken meal . Definitely intend to make proper arrangements for London next year.
Back stiff all day but not painful so thought a short run might losen it up which it did. So another 5 and a bit miles done tonight

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 10:57

Nell-glad the stretch helped (need to be relaxed when you do it)and that overall things look more positive for you. We need to be more organised at London next year to ensure we meet... who knows it may be my last one.I quite like country runs.Looking at the route it has some similarity to Boston-a lot of that is in the country,its down hill for 6 then undulating, hills at 14 but  with a 'Heartbreak Hill' at mile  24 instead of 19-21 as in Boston

AA-hope all is well

As usual I broke the golden rule of tapering and did some DIY yesterday and now I have a severe back strain .Had to bin my run yesterday and will have to do so again today as well.Glad I have a week to recover.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 11:27

Chick-me jog?Ha ha...I wish. So a spin class, a TM session and a swim...when is your first sprint tri? Good to see you making progress back to fitness.

Nell-probably will do Leicester but it means missing a family race day at Aintree and spending a night in a Travel Lodge instead The dreaded hip/glutes strike again. Try facing a table or kitchen work surface, lie down at the hip face down on it with both legs straight down to and on the floor, then raise one leg behind straighten it and bend leg up at the knee , repeat and do for both legs. It helps me with low back ache, tight hammys  and calf and even grumbling achilles. Looks like there will be 3 of us in London next year then....unless AA joins us and maybe Barry too. Maybe a swim will help too? Fingers crossed you get to Amsterdam-still time to recover.

9k run last night av 7.22mm. 


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