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RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 19:28

Alright all - quick read back to see there is still a lot of swimming talk. What gives crew!

Anyway but some of you are marathon training, which is nice. I started my 18 week plan for VLM this week (cos having a week off in a couple of weeks). Utterly brutal Sunday provided me with a 14M run inc 8M @ MP and 1M @ threshold pace. And today 14M total again including 5M @ threshold via 2M intervals.

Yikes. It will either get me fit or kill me. 

Still doing XC - 3 races into the season and 3 more left including the Nationals in PHF in Feb - anyone signed up?

chin chin

 

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 09:17

Pink - that's a lot of swimming you do - you have do a tri next year. They are great fun.

Bro - PHF XC - sweet. I have signed up to the Nationals there in February - you going to be there yourself?

5x1000 intervals for me last night. Felt good.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 18:09

Jeez O4S that sounds epic. Do you do this for fun?! It sounds like the sort of thing they get french foreign legion recruits to do

Orthotics - I used some for a while (over a year), but then they gave me a foot problem so I ditched them and havn't looked back But yes they also adjusted mine before I decided to go au naturel

AA - nice just knocking out a sub 3:30 for fun. Quality.

I have now managed 2 30+ mile weeks on the trot, so starting to feel more like a runner again, which is aching and tired 37 miles planned for this week.

 

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 14:29

Barry - yes see you at the start - I think I put sub 3:15 down, but am currently not in that shape. Here's hoping Jack Daniels will do the trick (book not drink variety). And glancing back you're planning an Ironman! Jolly good if you fancy a whole day's worth of hell 

Free - still a painful foot, curses. I was going to do the Norwich half, but am building up slowly instead. I have signed up for the Brentwood half in Spring if anyone else is doing it. Kiwi? Daren?

2old - how's your achilles?

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 20:59

Alrighty all. I see the thread has risen like Lazarus I am back in the marathon saddle. Got a ballot place for London so am currently ramping up the running to get to something reasonable at plan start. At around 30mpw at the mo. 

Did a load of tris over summer which were great fun, but ended doing only around 15mpw while i was doing them hence the need for some base building.

Trust all are well. chin chin

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 15:44

kfc - those races look mental! They would be a very hard sell to my fellow walkers 

O4S - the hamstring sounds nasty - I hope you make a rapid recovery

chick - pretty much on the dark side for the time being. Earliest possible mara is next spring.

 

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 14:26

I am still here! And still sort of running. Still feels odd only running a couple of times a week. I have a 10K next week as well. Hope that isn't too painful. Up to the Lakes this weekend to do some walking but will probably bring my shoes to have a little run around grasmere from ambleside.

You guys doing these 15M+ long runs - i can barely remember doing them! 

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 10:52

Alright all - some good racing going over the heat of summer by the looks of things.

KFC - I presume that's the Orion Epping Forest race you did. Looks a toughie! Well done, shame about the missed turn - better course marking or marshalling required.

Barry - I've found swimming is sometimes like that. One day for no reason nothing seems to go right.

Pink - when is your first tri? You signed up to the dark side yet?

I did my first Oly tri at the weekend it was a blast. It was the national Oly distance championships so was chocka with some very fast types. Lots of disk wheels and very expensive looking bikes. 

Weather was gorgeous and swim started with a run in from the beach start and was one big 1500m loop. My sighting wasn't great so I didn't take the fastest route, but came out with 32 mins nearly on the nose. Transitions were much smoother and headed out on the bike for the 42km ride - single loop undulating with some cheeky climbs. Did that in 1:21. The run was a relatively flat out and back along the lakeside with the heat building - and did that in 46 mins. So all in 2:42. Pretty please with that and my legs are well sore today. Got a pint of alcohol free beer at the end which was lovely!

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 15:48

2old - you doing the Southport tri this weekend? Enjoy!

Nell - you "pick your moments for a swimming race" - it sounds like you are a dark horse in the swimming stakes

I'm doing my fifth race in 12 days this evening. A club 10K (well prob about 5.5 miles). My legs are a bit knackered, so don't expect anything too special. Then after that its rest and easy work until the Dambuster.

Don't think I have ever raced this much. Must be something to do with this multisport stuff. You recover quicker (perhaps) because you're not doing so much running?

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 12:39

Daren - I read somewhere (I think it was Bob Glover) that sometimes a stitch can be solved by doing the opposite of what you did - i.e. putting the hammer down for a short period. 

In fact i just found the info online: http://goo.gl/YPJwwI

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