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Sub 3h15

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 17:48

usual Fri rest y'day, no run today as van driving to move my daughter to flat as she recently started her first "proper" job (ie in her chosen career) in a new location. Pre VLM, I of course would have fitted some miles in (eg, now, ) - but treating myself to a double of zero days. Cold beer now, food & wine awaits my friend's arrival  - 
must do 14 tomorrow to salvage a 40 mile week. . . . . .

Sub 3h15

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 09:51

seems rather inadequate, but good luck, Poacher  . . . .

couple of my chums have signed up for Mable again, Gul, so I may be there in a supporting role . . . 

Sub 3h15

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 11:58

7 steady today - 1,000 exactly for the year to date.  

Sub 3h15

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 11:08

morning all

Gul - - "Longest run of the week this morning (younger daughter's birthday tomorrow). So 24" 
was relieved to read the next line was "laps of field" - momentarily thought you'd knocked off a near mara in training . . . . .
As for your question - VLM was meant to be my swansong, but I now have the club V60 record (oh what straws we clutch at) a mere (!) 1 min 50 secs away . . . .

GD - fine relay work - tea & cake always a good reward !

OO - good return to faster running

MsE - I guess most on here would make interesting case studies . . . . .
naming no names (well ok, I'll name one or two) - -Blisters/Lorenzo/Poacher/BikeIt/madbark/SJ -  all fit my criteria - going further than 26.2, disciplines involving water and/or machinery, strange costumes etc etc oh, and 24 laps of a field probably qualifies . . . .
(btw, SJ - bit too much info re nads  . . . . )

anyway, 16.5 this morn - 12 warmup, parkrun, 1.5 trot home. Unlike OO, legs still tired (3 weeks still not long enough from VLM), so around 21:15 (official times not up yet) - 30 secs or so slower than pre VLM, and same pace (6:50 ish) as my March half mara. So, clearly not recovered yet, but a good morning's outing, with the 12 mile warmup in lovely sunshine with 4 chums - what could be better?

 

 

 

 

Sub 3h15

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 12:25

Wardi, many thanks, much appreciated ! 

Didn't do anything much different than usual, so, yes, think was the "consistent consistency". After the 2012 Boston injury woe & most of 2013 building back, I had to do spring and autumn 2014 in order to get on track (and get the gfa) for mara completion 26 at this year's VLM. Fortunately stayed injury free, so I think the 2 marathon cycles leading into this year (probably a couple of dozen 20+ milers in total inc the 2 maras) made an impact. I also noticed I was a bag of spuds lighter around Feb time so this probably helped my big improvement at parkrun & half marathon. Felt a bag of sugar had returned by VLM, but was happy enough with the result.

Thanks again - we VoGits have to stick together !  Do you have marathon plans this Autumn?

 

 

Sub 3h15

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 10:24

More or less an inverse taper for me - averaged 61mpw for the 13 weeks pre taper, then 51, 36, 17 + VLM, 17 (5 day rest, then 11 sat, 6 sun), 41, & this week I'm aiming for 52, for no other reason than it will give me 1,000 for the year to date.  Probably settle at 45-50 for a while . . . .

Sub 3

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 10:23

whoops - wrong thread !  sorry, folks  . . . .

Sub 3

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 10:22

More or less an inverse taper for me - averaged 61mpw for the 13 weeks pre taper, then 51, 36, 17 + VLM, 17 (5 day rest, then 11 sat, 6 sun), 41, & this week I'm aiming for 52, for no other reason than it will give me 1,000 for the year to date.  Probably settle at 45-50 for a while . . . .

Sub 3h15

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 19:40

Quite so, MsE - especially we VoGits  . . . .

14 this morn - considered including parkrun, but (wisely) demurred  . . .

Sub 3h15

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 09:56

good 9 day block, Leslie - well completed with the erratic 20 !

reps in the wind never enjoyable, so well done, GD (& Lorenzo)

was going to remind Bike-It of summat, but can't remember what  . . . .

Gul/Lorenzo - my polling staion is in a Church (conveniently 20 seconds walk from my place), so voted this morn before setting out on my 8 mile plod . . . .

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