Tiny Runner 85

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Any one else looking for a sub-1h30 half?

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 17:47

Thanks for the input guys.  Lunchtime runner - good luck for 2 weeks' time!  I'd definitely do a taper, nothing but easy running 5 days before.  Perhaps put in some strides if you're feeling 'antsy'.

Some fantastic times there Barefoot ted!  Really hope you get the times you're aiming for, I'm sure you will 

Any one else looking for a sub-1h30 half?

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 09:00

Thanks Cougie.  I was stoopid.  It's good motivation though to sort my training out and then have another crack.  Not going to give up just yet!

Any one else looking for a sub-1h30 half?

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 08:12

Well thought I'd come back and update.  Had a go at Fleetwood half marathon a couple of weeks ago.  The warts and all race report is here.  But in summary, I crashed and burned. Total mess.  Set off far too quickly for my ability and ended up walking.  Lesson learned!

After a summer of racing but not much specific training, I'm cutting right back on the race scene now.  Time for head down, focused training.  I'm following a plan and re-introducing the tempo runs that I'd stopped doing and doing some longer reps at the track.  Hopefully there'll be an improvement by November 

Strangest Prize/Memento you've got from race running

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 12:40

Can't compete with Lit who is the obvious winner of this thread, but did win a massive box of choc chip flapjacks last month in a 5k.  As you can see, I was pretty happy about it..........



GFA London Marathon 2015

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 08:08

Well, that's it, I'm in.  Had a few issues with the website over past couple of days and it wouldn't let me get through all the pages before taking you to the bit where you pay.  Decided that I would have one last try this morning and if it still wasn't working I would take it as 'fate' and do Manchester instead.  Tried this morning and it worked first time .  Now to look at the nightmare of transport and accommodation!

Lancashire Runners

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 11:15

Hi Rick.  Some good races there!  I also did the Pennine Lancs 10k.  Been doing some other local small races over summer but gearing up for the Fleetwood half marathon in August 

Any one else looking for a sub-1h30 half?

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 09:09

Thanks for joining in ParisRunner and JM89, good to know I'm not alone!

ParisRunner wrote (see)

 I've been guilty on the classic 'newbie' error of running each training session much too hard, with no easy runs/ development of aerobic fitness.

Ah yes, I have a few running buddies like that.  Luckily, I'm far too lazy to go out and smash all my training runs! I really enjoy the easy runs and they definitely benefit you.  As long as you remember 'hard days hard, easy days easy' you can't go too far wrong.

Really sorry to hear about the stress fracture JM89.  Sounds like you're well on your way back to fitness though, keep it up!

Any one else looking for a sub-1h30 half?

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 21:00

That's reassuring Grendel, thanks.  I have quite a few 5 and 10ks coming up so will be working hard to get those times down.

Any one else looking for a sub-1h30 half?

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 13:48
cougie wrote (see)
Er yeah - Langdale is definitely not the one you'll PB at !

I can't believe some are foolish/brave enough to go round twice!

Any one else looking for a sub-1h30 half?

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 12:36

Thanks so much for posting that link cougie, very kind of you.  More work to do then 

I don't race half marathons very often.....well compared to 5 and 10ks anyway.  Last one was a couple of weeks ago but was nearer 14 miles and contained over 2000ft of ascent so was some way off PB .  Next 'serious' one will be Fleetwood at the end of August, and probably Great Langdale after that in September.  Langdale definitely not a PB course but think it's good to do some of the tougher ones.

Can't really answer about the heat.  I started running in summer 2012 so only doing short distances and think I did okay running in summer 2013 - did most of my mara training between June - sept and found it okay.

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