Cheerful Dave

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RW F7 – Searching for 3:09

Posted: Yesterday at 20:33

On the plus side, it's illness rather than injury.  Once you're over it you'll get back to speed fairly quickly, but do make sure you're over it first!

Sub 3

Posted: Yesterday at 16:11

PP - I don't know, but there was this:

TR wrote (see)
running is a simple sport and you should get out the result that your training desrves on race day, as long as folks dont have eyes bigger than their engine.

Which I think we would all agree with.

Sub 3

Posted: Yesterday at 15:55

All this talk of 20 vs 23 vs 26 mile runs and nobody's said 'horses for courses' yet.  Or something about how many ways cats can be skinned.

Most folks in here have run at least one marathon well, so by definition their training for it was OK.  Could improvements be made by changing things?  Possibly, but I'm with CW in not wanting to overhaul anything at this stage.  FWIW, I go for the 20-22 mile options, but starting earlier than most do.  And I'll do intervals, which some would describe as speed work. but they're half mile ones rather than short fast stuff.

Wokingham Half Marathon

Posted: Yesterday at 15:20

You could always run with the number but not the chip Millsy - take your own time (it won't be going on powerof10 under your name anyway, so accuracy isn't a big deal) and there's no chance of you screwing up the results. 

RW F7 – Searching for 3:09

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 22:16

I'd try for even effort, but with a little caution at the start so that I can either hold it for the run or pick it up a little in the last few km.  Better than starting too fast and having to slow down, I think.  I go by perceived effort rather than trying for a specific pace, which can vary depending on conditions, route, what I did the day before, all sorts of reasons.

RW F7 – aiming for 3.15

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 20:48
tinyrunner85 wrote (see)

I really struggle to hit fast paces in training.  I still can't believe I managed a half at 6:48 pace when I still struggle to do anything more than a mile at that pace in training!


tinyrunner85 wrote (see)

Job done!

Splits as follows:

6:39, 6:47, 6:46, 6:40, 6:33

Just sayin'

Very good session there.  I'll be very surprised if you're not well under target in April.

RW F7 – Searching for 3:09

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 20:06

Trying to Rich. Tempo 10k this lunchtime.  How are you feeling, any better?

RW F7 – Searching for 3:09

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 07:18

Rich, leave the turbo resistance the same and change gear instead for increasing effort.  Think of resistance as gradient out on the road, the higher the resistance the steeper the slope.

RW F7 – Searching for 3:09

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 22:09

Turbos are OK but you can't beat a good hill climb on a bike.

You'll be back running soon Rich, but don't let CC drag you round a long run just yet! 

I'm all for unbroken running too - I really don't like XC, all twists and turns and ups and downs, I just can't get a rhythm going at all.

Sub 3

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 16:17

SB - as many others have already said, don't worry about it.  Fretting about being able to sustain marathon pace was one reason I used to run many of my medium and long runs far too quickly.  These days, hitting MP outside of an interval or a race is highly unlikely.  Not for want of effort, mind you.

Some on here do weem to be able to put in MP miles into most long runs which I used to find a bit disconcerting, but i've given up worrying about it.  Save it for race day!

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