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The Middle Ground

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 19:13

Solid racing DT, enjoy the holiday.

Andrew, well done in the 10k. I hope your toe isn't too bad. I broke my big toe a few years back and was out for a while. (Kicking fridges not recommended!)

It's amazing how much 11 miles can be during an easy weet WJH!

First interval session in ages today. 6x3mins off 90s recovery. Paces not as shocking as they could have been!

The Middle Ground

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 08:57

I liked the course. It got congested at the start and was hard to make my way through the field in places. If you were going for a fast time this shouldn't be a problem as you could start at the front. It was an interesting course, apart from the long straight section next to the road (road wasn't on view), but maybe I'm just biased as it reminded me of the hundreds of miles I've run on the Fallowfield loop cycle path!

The atmosphere was friendly and welcoming and the other runners seemed supportive and chatty.

I'll try Hastings parkrun next time I'm down that way on a Saturday.

The Middle Ground

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 16:33

Alehouse I can't this Weds. It's Mrs CB's birthday so I need to get back home. Another time. I love your comment that the horses were probably scared too!

The Middle Ground

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 12:00

Sounds good DT, a flat course and no horses, sub 40 will be yours! Well done on the heroics. A horse (riderless) ran through the field at this years Wilmslow half. Not sure what happened there...

The Middle Ground

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 10:08

Keep your head up DT, things will pick up with consistency!

Glad to hear you're feeling better WJH, and enjoying the downtime!

Alehouse, glad you enjoyed Delamere, I love it as a course. I agree the start can be pretty mad, if I'm putting in an effort I make sure I get to the front. I can understand it would be frustrating trying to find the right place for a 25min runner.

I ran a blustery Eastbourne parkrun as a controlled progression, with the last mile coming in at 7 min for a total of 23:30. Good to put in some effort, but I've got some way to go before I'm as fit as I was 8 weeks ago.

I've now run for the last 6 days, starting to get that consistency back. Will try to get some intervals in on Weds or Thurs, see how the rib holds up.


The Middle Ground

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 21:27

 Try again!

Alehouse - I can't make Sat, my Grandfather is severely ill so I'm heading down to the South Coast to visit him - I may make it to Pevensey parkrun.

Free car park is circled. From here head South on the main path and pick up the red footprints (South at first, turning left just before the railway bridge) which will take you straight to the start line - about a mile.

The Middle Ground

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 21:23

There's the Whitefields car park which is just over a mile from the start by the parkrun route. It's about 400m North of the main car park. Or if you take the road West from Delamere village there's a forest car park along there that's about a mile and a half away through the forest. I tend to park in the main car park then do a warm up run from there. If I'm running on Saturday I'll let you know and meet you in one of the car parks.

The Middle Ground

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 09:44

Alehouse I'll wait and see about the 5k series. If I can get anything resembling fitness and if I can get the time (Mrs CB works Tuesday evenings and has things to do on Thursdays) I'll get to them! I don't think I'll be in PB shape though. I should have tried to get to a flat parkrun the week after Trafford!

That's great running in the 5m, the consistent consistency is paying off! I'll get back to you on the Alex Park idea - Wednesday afternoons is most likely for me.

Breaking off HM training to do 10k - advice needed

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 09:54

That looks like the taper week I did when I set my 10k pb in March, except I did 3 on Friday and 4 on Saturday morning, before 10k on Sunday.

A 10k for me would involve a 3 mile warm up and a 1 mile cool down so would hit your 9 mile target.

I would just run it, but make sure the runs for the next few days are easy.

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