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Sub 3h15

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 10:58
Abbers wrote (see)

GE - 20 on a treadmill? Good mental strength!

Hmm, maybe just mental  . . . .

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Speedy - hope the illness/injury issues short-lived

solid start to the week here - 11 Mon, 6 y'day, 13 "combo" session today -  3 to park, 2 x 800m, 1 x 1 mile, 2 x 800m, mile trot to road loop, 3 mile "tempo", 1 min walk recovery, 2 mile "tempo", mile trot home.

 

Sub 3h15

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 11:28

Gul, do you intend toeing the line at SSM?  
Lorenzo - excellent effort fitting the 15 in before travelling  . . .
good work at Parliament Hill, MsE, Jools - the younger Mr Birch was there . . ..
GD - splendid 22  . . . .
Leslie - fine week's total  . . .
OO - terrific  weekend's work. . . .
Minni - good progress . . .

22 here yesterday, 4.5 this morn to yield 52 for the week off 5 days (had to miss Wed run)   

Sub 3h15

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 10:18

Speedy - " Sheffield was just friendlier"    -  

Sub 3h15

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 11:54

Great "almost 22", Lorenzo - 1 in 5 hill near the end sounds cruel . . . .
VTr - admirable patience there . . . .
RFJ + jnr - good parkrunning - nice to run with our offspring (even if they show us a clean pair of heels)
Leslie - excellent miles !
MsE also - 17 & a 61 mile week - you're in the zone ! 
Gul - another showing commendable fortitude - surely your day will come  . . . .
( 5 x 20-21 milers this year here, with a preliminary 18 & 20 in December)

Sub 3h15

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 12:49

so, how does this work ?

impromptu long evening with my friend, shared a couple of bottles of wine, kip at 3:30 am, up at 6:30, meet pals for 7:30 - 10 miles undulating on & off road, back at park for parkrun - hadn't planned, but had barcode, so thought "why not" - just hit it as hard as I could, not expecting a lot, Result - 20:47 - full minute up on the two I did before Christmas (21.46 & 21.47), - quickest since autumn 2011, and a WAVA of 77.15%. 1st VoGit & 49/460 overall.
Trotted 7 to complete a 20 mile morning'swork.
Not a preparation I'd do too often, but very satisfying, so I hope the self-indulgent post can be forgiven . . . . . .

 

Sub 3h15

Posted: 13/02/2015 at 14:38

"vinyasa core flow"    ????????

Sub 3h15

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 12:49

Good news, Minni - onwards & upwards now  . . . . 

MsE - excellent work !  

6.5 easy for 55 mile week here - in shorts, too !  

Sub 3h15

Posted: 07/02/2015 at 12:35

Blimey, VtR, Gul - not good  . . . . I guess sympathy isn't helpful, but you have mine, nevertheless.  
Better news for MsE   

good work this morn, Lorenzo, and encouraging re no reaction  . .

impressive midweek action by Jools (refuelling, that is) - although run not bad either . . . . .

21 here this morn  - felt comfy

Sub 3h15

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 11:44

Gerard, good to hear from you - good luck with the move ! 

always good to get the first one bagged, GD

the other GD - is the foot problem a concern yet for the SSM?  

after 20+ on each of the last 3 Sat's, I cut back to 16.5 today.

I know its "1st world problem", and completely unimportant in the greater scheme whether we can pursue our hobby in satisfactory conditions, but this weather is having a laugh now - I'm fed up with snow and ice !!   

 

 

Sub 3h15

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 09:00

ditto, PMJ - I still have the paper results for my 10K & half PB's - 5:37mm & 5:48 mm respectively, so WAVA is a handy motivator now for me

(sitting here with kit on prevaricating as blizzard rages outside  . . . . . . .)

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