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Posted: 09/03/2015 at 00:00

Well done Rich - after the last few weeks that's a solid run!  Good to meet you at the start!

I managed 83:49 so very happy! The first 4 were tougher than expected but the rest of it (apart from mile 13!) was easier than expected.  I'm in better shape than I thought!

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Posted: 07/03/2015 at 09:28

Rich - just caught up on the thread!  Quite a lot has happened since my last contribution!!

glad to see you're on the mend.

I'm in Inverness for the HM tomorrow.  Target is PB (currently 86:03), but hoping to go at least sub 85.  Training has been going well - up to high 50s mileage wise now the past few weeks.

That XC race last month was good fun.  5th place, couple of mins behind Steve Buchan from Metro who is 35:35 10k runner and finished ahead of the leading lady who is a 37:37 10k runner - well chuffed!  The course was good - 2 laps, 1 absolute beast of a hill per lap and then loads of downhill.  Tough but good!

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Posted: 04/02/2015 at 22:47

Out in the dark tonight. 7.7 miles in 60 mins.

Good to scrape under 8mm Rich!

Rich - what's the underfoot conditions in Peterheed?  Thinking about hitting the track tomorrow!

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Posted: 01/02/2015 at 19:49

Rich - good work on the 14 miler today.  Good to get back out there I'm sure.  I did 13.75ish yesterday instead of today as we were staying over in Aberdeen last night, so today wasn't going to happen for a run.

It was f***ing windy.  At some points I felt like I had a parachute on...  Different loop from usual and one I used to do a couple of years ago.  All on the road and very undulating.  Came out at 7:55 average, so happy with that.

Because I ran on Saturday instead of Sunday, it meant 7 days in a row, including 2 long runs, so over 62 miles for 7 days (48.55 for the actual "week" Monday - Sunday) - that and just shy of 210 miles for the month of January.  All records for me!

Got to head up to Alness tomorrow all day for work, so might struggle to get the 30 minute recovery run in (which won't be a disaster).  I'm heading to Haddo XC on Sunday, so I'll see you there!

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Posted: 30/01/2015 at 16:22

Oh - and yes, I think I hinted at that in my last post re: people heading out quicker than they should, therefore, you'll be in their way rather than the other way round.

I've become pretty good at not getting caught up in the excitement at the start of the race.  I always keep a very close eye on my Garmin because what feels comfortable at the start of a race is normally way too quick.  I just make sure to take a look really early and a few glances and if I need to slow down, I do.  On my HM PB in November, I was targeting 6:40 per mile for the first 6-7 miles and then cranking it up in the second half.  At the start of the race, everyone flew off as per normal and my first look at my watch showed that I was going sub 6:00 pace!  I felt like I was jogging...!  I actually said out loud a couple of times "slow down" and I settled right back down and went through mile 1 in pretty much bang on 6:40 (after passing LOTS of runners even in that first mile as their early enthusiasm was haunting them very early in the race).

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Posted: 30/01/2015 at 16:17

CD - I agree.  Not training is NOT a good idea.  Been there and it wasn't pretty.

Sub 3

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 12:25

I'll have to keep a notepad at the ready for reading this thread...

Sub 3

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 10:42

Morning - some quality training going on as always.

DrD - all the best.  Hope all goes well!

Lev - sounds great - very jealous.  I'd love a wee stint out in Kenya!  I'd need some pretty good sunblock though with my pale blue complexion!  And, like others have said - more stories would be most welcome!

PP - tailwind?  Is that the treadmill belt spinning you round?  Nice to throw in a faster mile in there.  I'm no fan of treadmill sessions at all!

CW - as a latecomer, I don't get the potatoes reference at all...

RS78 - I see you're a Newcastle fan...  You may (or may not) have some local-ish knowledge of good use to me!  I got a call yesterday that means I may be heading to Durham 3 days a week (Tuesday-Thursday) for a few months.  Any ideas of good places to run / train in Durham??  I see there's a 400m track at the University, so hopefully I'll be able to use that on a Tuesday evening.

TR - sounds promising for the youngster!  Is that in athletics or something else?

SJ - well done getting 10 done in rubbish conditions

Tmoth - that looks like another solid session!

Padams - nice one getting the biggest month in 5 years!!

bainspj - I doubt I could stomach that amount of time on a turbo - it would bore the hell out of me.

30 mins easy for me this morning, will be followed by 1:45 easy tomorrow (which is normally Sunday, but juggling things a bit this weekend) to round off another good week.  That should take me up to about 48ish for the week I think:

M - 30 mins recovery (3.78 miles @ 8:05)

T - 4x 10 mins @ threshold (6:23/mile / 6:22 / 6:28 / 6:23) off 90sec recoveries (total incl WU / CD - 10.26 miles)

W - 60 mins easy (8.01 miles @ 7:46)

Th - 10 mins @ 10k (6:16/mile) 75s rec, 6x 800m (2:57.1 / 2:57.7 / 2:57.6 / 2:57.0 / 2:56.4 / 2:56.6) off 75s rec (total incl. WU / CD - 8.94 miles)

F - 30 mins easy (3.78 miles @ 8:00)

S - 1:45 easy

Should bring in about 210 miles for January.  Highest ever by 40+ miles...!  A tad artificial as Saturday's run should be in February, but still...


RW F7 – Searching for 3:09

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 10:23

Rich - I'm by no means an experienced marathoner having only done Edinburgh and Loch Ness.  I suppose I experienced the start of those two like most others despite falling apart in the latter stages...

Despite being in HUGE group with hardly any space, there was always enough space to run at the speed I wanted to run at.  So long as you're in amongst other runners generally in or around your pace, you're not going to lose much if any time (also most people fly off too fast in every race, so chances are if you pace yourself right, you'll be getting in others' way rather than the other way round!) in those first couple of miles.  AND, a marathon is a long way so say you get held up by even 30 seconds in mile 1, it really doesn't matter.  Don't try to make up the 30 seconds once it opens up or else you'll suffer for it later on.

I think I talk a good game anyway - let's see how well I put this into practice myself...!!

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Posted: 30/01/2015 at 09:08

Rich - yeah that's right.  Booked up for accommodation yeah.  For a change we're well organised!

30 mins easy for me today. 8:00/mile.

Brings up just shy of 196 miles for the month.  I'll be doing my long run tomorrow instead of Sunday for a change so I'll be up to nearly 210 miles for January.  Think my biggest before now is 165ish!

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