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The Middle Ground

Posted: Yesterday at 10:53

Alehouse 35 is the new 60!

I don't agree with most people's definition of junk miles. My idea of them is any run which is not fast enough to give you any benefit that a slow run wouldn't, yet too fast to recover from properly to train effectively the next time.

The Middle Ground

Posted: Yesterday at 09:48

10x400m (200m recovery) done this morning. Paces averaged out at just slower than 5k pace. Feeling fit .

The Middle Ground

Posted: Yesterday at 09:03

DT she's 4 and tiny for her age! Yesterday she plodded slowly round the first k, then we walked/ran for 500m before a determined run for the last 500m. Everyone is so supportive, she was last over the line but around 10 other kids came back and ran the last 100m with her. Take your son!

Alehouse - I bought her an ice cream afterwards! Lots of sympathetic looks in the café assuming I was a weekend Dad!

The Middle Ground

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 19:33

Well done DT, that you got that time given your problems is testament to your consistent approach.

Good to hear you're feeling better Alehouse. The mileage might pick up now it's getting warmer (except for the snow forecast tonight!).

A very slow 2k at South Manchester Junior parkrun this morning. Little Miss CB's first sub 23! Looking forward to this week's taper.

Otley, Yorkshire

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 13:48

You're quite close to the Chevin - I got married at the Chevin Chase Hotel and remember a lovely 6 miler on the morning of the wedding. Going the other way Ilkley moor has a few good routes on and around it.

The Middle Ground

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 19:47

I joined it at Sainsbury's and head East, using the first 2.5 miles (out for 1 effort, back for the second, then out and back for 1 mile each on the third). It does seem to get hillier every time I run on it! Take it easy Alehouse, hopefully the health issues will clear soon.


The Middle Ground

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 15:57

Hope you're on the mend DT.

It's quiet here!

Last really hard session of training plan today. 3x2mile with 5min recovery. Paces averaged out at 6:52 on a mildly undulating Fallowfield loop cycle path, so hopefully should translate to around 6:48ish on a pancake flat (apart from the canal bridges!) course. Ridiculously happy that I managed to hit those paces. Want to sleep now, but have 70 year 10s in front of me for a DofE training session so rest will have to wait!

Farah on fire!

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 11:38

X post Phil!

Farah on fire!

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 11:38

It was a 200m track. It was an indoor record.

The Middle Ground

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 10:14

Good day for Sale then! Kirsten McAslan followed up her British Champs indoor 400m win with a 3rd at the Birmingham Grand Prix and another PB.

Thanks for the advice. I did 4x1k with 400m recovery then 4x200m with 200m recovery. The 1k efforts averaged out at 6:25 pace, so spot on where I want to be over 5k. Really happy with the session.

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