Alastair Simpson

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Loch Ness marathon 2014

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 21:14

I'm at the stage where everything worries me! I need to stop reading taper recommendations as everyone seems different.

Welcome back Nurse Ratched.


Loch Ness marathon 2014

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 16:38

I'm now confused (not difficult for me I know!)

I was looking at around 4hr 10min pace, then on Saturday I easily broke my 5k PB and today ran 16.5 miles with the last 3.5 miles at 8min20sec/mile pace. What's going on?

My number is 1599, which is really weird as that's my age plus 1555 and at 15:55 I'll be on my 3rd. beer!

Loch Ness marathon 2014

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 14:22

Plodded 23 miles this morning at just under 10 min/mile pace. Didn't really enjoy it but it's done now. If I can do 20+ next week that'll be me done per- taper. 

Gold: Sub 4

Silver: 4:00-4:15

Bronze: 4:15-4:30

They all end with beer.

Loch Ness marathon 2014

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 19:40

Just done a 1:45 at the Severn Bridge 1/2 marathon (great event if you fancy a 1/2 with a difference) very happy with that as I expected a 1:50 and I had a little left in the bank.

Now got to knuckle down for a big 2 weeks.

Can't wait for another trip up north to the beautiful highlands. Not long now everyone.


Loch Ness marathon 2014

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 19:55

Less than 9 weeks to go. I don't feel as fit as this time last year, but I have had to deal with a few injuries. I'm getting the miles in but feel like my steady pace is 30sec/mile slower. Still can't wait to do Nessie again. 

I think I'm heading for 4:00-4:15. Where does everyone else think they are?

Loch Ness marathon 2014

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 06:59

Managed an extremely gentle 18 miles Saturday with not too much drama. I'll drop down to 13 next weekend as I'm doing my first 50k the following weekend.

Sheesh: Mapmyrun tends to under-estimate how far you run as it leaves large gaps between registering where you are and then drawing a straight line. So if you run a wiggly bit, it can miss chunks out. My run this weekend. MMR said 17.55 and my GPS watch said 18.25.

Race to the stones 2014

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 18:51

Just signed up for Day 1 only. I just want to see what all this ultra running is about. I'm an ultra virgin so still a little worried even though I've done a few marathons. My plan is to walks bits of it and see how it goes. Sorry if this sounds a bit wimpy to all you seasoned nutters out there!

BHF Swindon Half Marathon

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 07:00

Who's doing the 2014 event?

Severn Bridge Half Marathon (rogueruns)

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 19:09

Any update on numbers Paul101?

Loch Ness marathon 2014

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 06:52

Did my 11 mile leg of the Ridgeway yesterday, taking 1:36. I was very pleased with that considering how tough the course is and I'm far from fully fit. 

Booktrunk: There were a few muddy areas but on way enough to wear anything but road shoes.

Next up: the Severn Bridge half marathon in August. Should be an interesting event as you have to cross the Old Severn Bridge twice. That's 4 miles of bridge running. could be blowy!

Keep on plodding everyone!

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