Cheerful Dave


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Sub 3

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 15:00

PP - thanks for the link to your photos.  Now I know what Albert Steptoe crossed with Alf Tupper would have looked like.

Sub 3

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 09:45

There's some very decent HMs gone on, LukeS, DrD, Al_P, PP amongst others at Bath (I reckon marders' beard acts as a massive windbreak for the rest of the field), and that's a fine win padams - great to be chasing a win like that rather than a time.  Like TT says, it looks like you're in very good shape, and you know what MP feels like. 

Bad luck there Lev, hopefully just a minor tweak.

CD Jnr had a lesson in the harsh realities of racing yesterday, in a U13 borough challenge road race at Finsbury Park - 200m in, still on the track he got tripped, took the skin off elbow & hip in some quite nasty friction burns.  He picked himself up and finished pretty well, and the St Johns people patched him up afterwards.  He's milking it this morning!

Long Run pacing....

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 22:39
Stephen E Forde wrote (see)

Your other physical activities are draining your energy. You may have a 3 hour marathon in you but the other activities are not helping your running. Running specific strength training can be done after a run or on a off day. Other aerobic or anaerobic activity that is not running is pointless.

To run you must run. 


No, it's not pointless.  Plenty of folks run decent marathons off what might be considered low mileage (40 mpw) if that mileage is backed up with other aerobic stuff.

RW F7 – Searching for 3:09

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 19:03

That sounds more promising Rich.  Don't get carried away though, your knee obviously isn't 100%  and doing too much too hard would be the best way to wreck it again.  Nice and easy for a while, and if you're going to run the half next week I'd do it without any targets or expectations.

Sub 3

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 15:09

Happy birthday TickTock. There are quite a few V45-49s in here, at least 4 on this page alone.

A nice slow 23 today, over to Kingston parkrun and back.  Drizzly but not as cold as I thought it would be.  Judged the run there quite nicely, I arrived as the announcements were starting.  

RW F7 – aiming for 3.15

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 18:40

I don't care what it's called, nobody with ankles that flexible should be able to stand up straight.  

RW F7 – aiming for 3.15

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 14:18

I think you're overpronating on that sunlounger

RW F7 – Searching for 3:09

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 13:40

Bad luck Rich.  Is this more of the same lurgy, or something else?

Don't give up on running Manchester, you've still got your entry so you could always treat it as a training run, with something in the autumn as an A race.

Get yourself better first though!  Always happy to help, just ask.

RW F7 – sub 3.30

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 13:06
sense wrote (see)

Think the result has completely justified TR’s “slow miles/ time on feet” approach.  I still don’t really understand how it works – it baffles me that I’ve not run anything quicker than 8mm for the last 3 weeks yet today I managed to average 6.50ish for 13 miles. 

It works because some of your training (well, most of it for marathon training) is learning how to run for a long time, and some of it is training to run quickly.  Doing too much of both at the same time (i.e. long runs too quickly) and up leaving your best miles on training runs.  Keeping them largely separate maximises the training benefit, although there's a place for some pacier stuff now and again.

Doubting that pace will be there on race day is probably the main reason lots of people run their long runs too quickly - it's a confidence thing.

Great result at the weekend, it'll be interesting to see what happens from here.  3:30 looks a bit soft right now!

Ironman Bike Routes South London

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 09:57

The L-B route is OK if you want a bit of everything.  If you can find a route map for the Pearson 150 it basically follows the same route to Brighton but has a different return route.  Depending on where you're starting from that could easily be IM distance. 

If you want something flatter then heading out through Hampton Court through Chertsey towards Runneymede & Reading has some good routes. 

Richmond park is OK but too crowded lots of the time and a bit dull if you're doing multiple laps.

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