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Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 10:46


Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 10:34

Hi Chris. When I've done the uphill sprints I try and use distance rather than time e.g from one lampost to another. Once you've done one and you can see it's around the right time just do the same for the rest. Same for the strides. And my recovery is always just jog back to where I started.

Thought I might start wishing I was doing a marathon next year with you lot all talking about starting training plans soon.......but I'm not!

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 10:02

Bloody hell Andrew! Cycling already scares me and that has just confirmed why! Doesn't bode well for the triathlon I've entered next year........! Hope your knee gets better soon.

Just under 10 wet and hilly miles this morning. Looking forward to a rest day tomorrow then cross country on Saturday.

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 25/11/2015 at 12:16

Go easy on that Toblerone won't you Slowkoala!

I did a VO2 session this morning - 8 miles with 3x1000 and 3x800. Was quite pleased with paces but I had to do them on the treadmill and seeing as neither treadmill nor foot pod are calibrated I have no idea whether they were really the correct paces! Felt like they were though and surely that's what counts?!

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 12:29

I gave the cycling to work a miss today because of the gales and am glad I did as it's now decided to thrash it down as well!

The culmination of my 5k training plan was an aquathlon on Sunday and turned out to be a bit of a disappointment. Can't complain too much as I've been running well throughout the plan and having a tough cross country race the day before (didn't know this when I entered the aquathlon) probably didn't help.

I am now following the last few weeks of the low mileage 10k plan in preparation for a 10k in December and then I will be going plan-less for a few weeks to give myself a break. Thing is, I don't want to stop the speedwork altogether so what sessions should I be doing to ensure I don't lose any 'speed' gains I've made over the last few months?

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 07/11/2015 at 15:26

Sounds like a good session Andrews.

Felt I had recovered enough from my cold to give the 5 mile off road race a go this morning. Was then questioning the sanity of my decision while sitting in the car beforehand with the rain thrashing down and the wind howling! My feeling of doom wasn't helped by the fact that I had left my trail shoes at home and so was going to be forced to run in old trainers that had holes in the sides! By the time I was ready to make my way to the start the rain had stopped and it wasn't actually too cold. Between miles 3 and 4 and on a particularly muddy stretch the runner just in front of me slipped and fell and in my attempt to avoid him I too fell hard on my arse! Ouch! Quickly got up and managed to keep going trying to ignore the pain in my ass! Like an idiot I tried to sprint through a water feature near the end and was then knackered for the race to the line. Must have accidentally paused/stopped my watch when I fell so not sure of my time but pretty sure I knocked a couple of minutes off my previous time for the course. Not bad considering, although I think I've knocked back my cold recovery by a couple of days as I feel pretty rough now!

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 06/11/2015 at 12:44

15W - as someone else who does my training very early I can only say that if I had to run at lunchtime or after work then I wouldn't be running! So kudos back to you and everyone else who runs later in the day!

Been a little sidelined this week due to Westy sending his germs down the computer line! What started as a slightly sore throat on Saturday turned into a grotty snotfest by Wednesday and is now an annoying useless cough. Hopefully it won't affect my off road 5 mile race tomorrow morning.

Good luck to anyone else racing this weekend.

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 31/10/2015 at 15:21

No top parkrun finish for me but I did get an 8 second PB and achieved my 5k target for the year with 2 months still to go! 


Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 30/10/2015 at 14:44

NE I have a similar issue in that I've lost just under a stone since April but my middle still seems quite thick! The only place I can tell I've lost weight from is my thighs which are definitely looking thinner. At least I feel lighter and therefore a bit faster.

Has been a relatively easy week for me so far building up to a 5k tune up race on Saturday which will be parkrun. Will be a party pooper and won't be dressing up in Halloween fancy dress for this one! 

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 19:03

Congratulations AWC!

Cross country yesterday went pretty well. Better pace than last time on a slightly harder course, got in the top 50 and beat a rival club member that I'd set my sights on chasing!

10 mile run this morning, then 4 mile bike ride to help out at the junior parkrun followed by swimming with the kids. Now I'm knackered!

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