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Sub 3h15

Posted: Yesterday at 23:02

good miles there, moof  . . . .
Lorenzo - junior following in fine footsteps - well done !
fresh legs, marrows? hmm,I think I can recall that feeling 
race haircut, Gul ? you are taking this seriously  . . . . .

209 for month here (does include some tapering, though) - 1730 for year to date

Sub 3h15

Posted: Yesterday at 09:39

no 79 for me, Gul. 4 easy here earlier. 
Splendid target, btw - appeals to my sense of symmetry ! 
To elaborate a bit on the "do my best" aim - that is quite true, as I'm not the type to want to just get round taking it easy (if that exists in the 26.2). But, like your "neat" 3:10, any of the following would be "neat" also
a)  breaking club VoGit record - a soft 3:37 currently, so I'd be disappointed not to break that (but expect my fellow VoGit to be ahead of me at Mable, (Poacher - he's the one who did 3:16 in the Boston furnace of 2012, aged 59)
b)  beating Manchester time - I feel I'm in better shape than at Manc (used parkrun as an indicator, and that suggests so), but 1995 last time I did spring/autumn, so that is an uncertainty factor, and as stated y'day, 2002 last time I bettered prev one
c) to finish in one piece - this would mean I'm on track for the 26th completion at VLM 2015, of which 13 would be London (see symmetry ) 

5 days out, but looking like the old east coast wind is priming itself  . . . . .

Sub 3h15

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 20:58

my aim is to feel I've done the best I can; however, it would be nice to be quicker than Manchester in April -
2002 was the last time I ran a marathon faster than the previous one  . . 

Sub 3h15

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 17:18

Great long running from Lorenzo & moof (and splendid last (pre taper) week, moof).
Abbers, that's rubbish news - keep plugging away  . . . . .
OO - excellent half by Ms OO - that is a terrific debut at age 17  

Gul - 5 here also, but with 3 x 1 mile at "marathon feel" pace. Had a nasty stab of pain in my knee during 2nd rep (had to stop and flex/massage), but no further alarms (I naturally (and stupidly, I admit) finished the session . . . .
Yes, it does look as though wind may arrive for Sunday 
number came today, btw  . . 

Junior 10k

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 12:38

competition distance permitted for age 10 is 3K
for 10K the permitted age is 15 years

see pages 11 & 12 here 

Sub 3h15

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 15:36

welcome back, Speedy 

Sub 3h15

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 11:07

tks, Gul - I entered after the date for postal despatch, so pick my no. up on the day.
belting session yesterday for you - looking very good now - take it easy from hereon-in

10.5  d&d here  

Sub 3h15

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 21:45

x-post - I see you did, moof - good stuff !

Sub 3h15

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 21:44

VTr - yes, I tend to have thu/fri as rest days with a jog the day before - I did check back and found I had this approach years ago - pre Pb (1991) was 7,7,5,0,0,2   so pretty similar to the current 5,4,4,0,0,2

moof - did you get the double done today to continue the impressive week?

SJ - you did say not to mention, but blimey - I really feel for you . . . . .
great session, btw ! 

Sub 3h15

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 11:04

SJ - "I'm just too damn young to get a good WAVA score"   -  my wava score has fallen away as I've become older - eg mara PB at 36 = 76.4%, latest one at 59 = 70.6 %  -  I think I fit the Noakes model of "beaten up legs after many years of running"  . .although like TR, I do the best I can with what I've got - I don't worry about wava etc - Its just a bit of extra interest

Gul - mile warmup, 3 x 1 mile with walk recovery, 1 mile warmdown  . . . .

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