Cheerful Dave


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Sub 3 Tom: #asics262

Posted: Yesterday at 23:58

If he's already knocking out 3:30 km reps I don't think getting Tom to sub 3 is going to be the biggest challenge you've had in those 38 years Steve.

You know you are old when ....

Posted: Yesterday at 18:02

Au contraire, Blisters.  If I hadn't had an excellent grasp of the facts  of life she'd be a heck of a lot older.

Sub 3 Tom: #asics262

Posted: Yesterday at 11:58

If you're targetting 2:45 to 2:50 I'd say that's an excellent plan.  if you're genuinely aiming to get just inside 3 then I'd say a lot of that is too quick.

Put it this way - if you can manage a 6 minute mile at the end of an 8 mile progressive run then your MP will be quicker than 6:50. 

Talkback: parkrun partners with Jabra headphones

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 11:50

At the end PP?  Everyone knows parkruns should be done in the middle of a long run.  You're not doing it properly.

I've been disappointed with the commercialism and general heavy-handedness of parkrun central towards local organisers and volunteers for some time.  No doubt they'll come up with some justification for promoting headphone use (didn't they have something similar with yurbuds a while back too?) but it'll be about as convincing as their insistence that 11 years olds need accompanying round 5k.

Forum five, six, seven, eight...

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 08:58
Freemers wrote (see)

I'd be keen - I mean I was relying on Minni to see me through to my target on her thread, but now she's gone and got herself injured I have no hope   So yes, let's get this thing going

So my advice of 'don't get beaten by the old lady with the dog' didn't cut the mustard, eh?

You know you are old when ....

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 16:38

When your daughter's history GCSE syllabus includes the year you did history O level.

Sweatshop Customers BEWARE

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 23:01

Sweatshop - now with 25% fewer full stops.

Sub 3

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 15:59

Targets - I tend to agree with TR, they're more 'wishlist' than targets at this stage.  Though FWIW I'd like to keep up my run of sub 2:40 finishes at VLM.  Other than that, anything is a bonus.  I'm coming to the conclusion that my quickest times are behind me, so targetting PBs isn't realistic.  I'd like to think I can get within a minute or so of my 10M and HM ones on a good day though.

Sub 3

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 09:24

RE - what jools said.  18 miles run quicker than MP isn't a training run, it's a race without a number.  Great for confidence building, but you're leaving all your race miles on those 18 miles, not the 26.2 that count.  You've already got the speed, slower & longer long runs will give you the endurance, and sub-3 pace on race day will be easy. 

Sub 3

Posted: 08/12/2014 at 09:54

Nice half ES.  I remember that last 200m uphill drag well!  Definitely a sting in the tail.

RE - the first few times on a turbo are always hard, it takes a bit of getting used to.  As does the monotony of it all.  Power readings should always be treated with caution and are best used for monitoring changes over time. 

Decent enough parkruns for junior and me Saturday, with a turbo session thrown in the afternoon.  Followed up with 16 miles yesterday morning.  Felt good, and less rain than there was in Bedford, it seems.

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