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Posted: Yesterday at 21:27

seems you're in great shape, Gerard - find a race !

good midweek miles, Leslie, SBD

milder temps - did my 3 x 1 mile in the park this pm, with mile w/up & w/down, but dressed for the temps of prev two days, and was dripping by the end of my session !  

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Posted: 05/12/2016 at 13:22

OO - just checked out the XC local league standings (it's the final fixture this weekend) - is that your daughter top of the U20 pile?  

Sub 3h15

Posted: 05/12/2016 at 13:15

I believe so, OO  . . . .

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Posted: 05/12/2016 at 12:53

welcome back, SBD - good miles there; fingers x'd for Brighton . . . .

enjoyed reading about the XC  fun & games, PMJ - satisfying to get the better of the silly tw*t   

bad luck with the stitch, MsE, but still a podium finish !  

great miles, Leslie  . . .

Lorenzo - yes it is a great thing to be out there running a long way with our offspring  . . .     speaking of which - OO   -  I agree that 3:15  off a 1:24 half  should be a "less stress" goal - but there is the added factor of it being a debut at the 26.2  -  similarly,my daughter (at 24, a few years older)  is making her mara bow at Manchester;  she ran 1:34 half recently,  but has a goal of sub 3:45 to qualify for VLM the following year. On the face of it, a "soft" target, but  she's heading into unknown territory, so we'll see how the next couple of months go.  
Saying all this, my son's mate (at age 24) made his debut at this year's Manchester and won the thing in 2:22   

9 this morning with pal - v.cold and frosty, but lovely bright sunshine  . . 

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Posted: 03/12/2016 at 18:27

Blimey, Lorenzo, that's a sterling effort, but showing off a bit with those final couple of miles   

Good discipline, Leslie - job done in the only available time slot . . . . .

great pace job, Philip - do you use a watch, or rely on your "inner pacer" ?  

built on last week's 17 with my daughter with ano 17 today with her - like Lorenzo, legs grumbling to start with - first 5/6 miles -  but felt better as run continued. 

Hope Gul is enjoying his weekend celebrations  . . .

 

Sub 3h15

Posted: 30/11/2016 at 17:48

Good monthly totals, chaps - easy 6 this morn gives me 159,  1717 ytd . . . .

Sub 3h15

Posted: 28/11/2016 at 10:10

she ran 1:34 , Gerard.   She's not new to running, though , but although she's done a few 15's , this was her first venture into "proper" long run territory (my own definition is anything over 16)  . . .

Poacher - - blimey, a narrow escape, notwithstanding the facial damage  . . .

Philip - good racing - nicely executed. . . .

Sub 3h15

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 13:49

thanks , Gerard - my daughter's legs were tired last 3 or four miles, but was a good easy paced run for her, and a decent one to get under her belt 6 days after setting a new PB at half marathon.  Main thing she noticed was getting bored towards the end - don't know if that was caused by the length of time we were out, or the length of time in my company !   

DOMS in quads for me - unusual after long slow one  . . .

excellent effort to round off a very satisfying week for you, Leslie  . .

fine total for you also, Gul  . . .

 

Sub 3h15

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 13:38

Gerard - (2 x  1/2M) + 5 min is an excellent conversion by your female friend - I've found (2 x 1/2M)  +10/12 mins more common for 2:45 - 3:00 marathoners.  

Yes, Gerard - 2015 VLM was 3:18, which was reasonable for age 60, as I was then - in the 13 weeks prior to taper I did 740 miles, so average 57mpw, but 11 runs of 20.5 - 23 miles ( 2 x 22, 1 x 23), 1 x 16.5 miler, and 1 x half marathon race. The final 2 weeks of the 13 were each 70 miles. 
I now feel, in PMJ's words "old and slow " . . . . .

still, 17 this morn with my daughter (longest she's ever run) is a start . . .

good runs Gul, GD & Leslie noted  . . . .

 

Sub 3h15

Posted: 25/11/2016 at 12:11

welcome back, Badbark, and great to hear from TAR  

to those who kindly asked - no plans made yet for next year, but I definitely have a plan to make plans !  Remainder of this year I'm just going to aim for 1900 miles total - 40mpw will do it - will average out at approx 36mpw for the year.  

Then - been thinking (it's hard, but I've made myself do so)    

maybe instead of doing a bit less, and capping long run at 16 or 16, as a concession to the ageing VoGit legs; perhaps (and after reading plenty about the amazing AnGit Ed Whitlock)  , and as I've plenty of time to spare, the Poacher ethos of "what if the opposite were true" should at least be given a try ?  So, maybe more miles ????   if my legs really don't like it, then nowt lost, but, nothing ventured, etc  . . .    anyway, we'll see  

(I really should be posting these musings on one of the VoGit threads , but I like it around here)  . . . .               

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