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RW F7 – Searching for 3:09

Posted: Today 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!

RW F7 – Searching for 3:09

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).

RW F7 – Searching for 3:09

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...!!

RW F7 – Searching for 3:09

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!

RW F7 – Searching for 3:09

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 23:39

That's a tasty run that one Kr.  I'm yet to do any of these HMP / MP sessions that everyone does.  Looking forward to it though - sure it won't be long

RW F7 – Searching for 3:09

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 19:55
So long as you're feeling better perhaps a 30 min recovery pace run or even 20 mins? Or even walk/jog type effort perhaps? It's always important to not try to throw yourself right back in. I'm sure you know that though. A few easy days at the very least before trying to step it back up.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 15:15

I'm certainly interested in this weight / fat debate.

I'm just shy of 5'9 - no idea what that is in cm.

I weigh myself fairly regularly and for the past 6 months or so I've been steadily somewhere between 64-66kg, which I think comes out at about 10st 2 - 10st 5 ish.  I have been as low as 10st on the button once or twice but that's as low as I've been as an adult.  During inactive periods I've seen the weight go on fairly quickly and get up to about 12st (3 years since the last time I weighed that much) and looking back at photos, although I wasn't weighing myself at the time, about 12 years ago, I'd say I was 12.5 st.

I've long thought that I could easily shift a bit more and still be healthy and it would mean being a better runner.  I'm in no hurry to shift it, as I think I am gradually chipping away at it and once the marathon training properly starts I think I might dip down a kilo or two.  I just checked the BMI stuff on the NHS website and I'm smack bang in the middle at 21.1 - I thought I'd be lower than that actually.  Reassuring to know that I could go right down to 56.8kg and still be in the healthy BMI range.

I do love food though...

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