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The Middle Ground

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 10:00

Well done on the 10ks Andrew and DT (imagine what you could do with a taper DT!) and on toughing out the Tri and ending up feeling good Iower!

Nothing to report here. A week's snowboarding over Easter followed by relative visiting meant running and diet went a little awry! Back on track with both now though, with 4x1mile (800m recovery) this morning averaging pretty much spot on my target pace.

The Middle Ground

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 10:54

Sorry WP . It was going so well. Hopefully you'll recover soon and the training you've done can be built on, but it's scant consolation now.

You've been doing a lot of fast miles recently Dr Dan, let yourself recover, especially on a low carb diet, slow miles are key.

I managed 6 gentle miles yesterday, and 3 then a core workout this morning.

Talkback: 6 alternatives to refined sugar

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 21:36

Agree with VDOT. If you want to give up sugar, give up foods containing sugar. Don't substitute it. Too much fructose has been linked to fatty liver disease in American teens, previously only seen in alcoholics. 

The Middle Ground

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 21:27

You go away for a few days and everyone's I'll or injured. Take it east everyone until you're recovered.

Little Miss CB did her last South Manchester junior parkrun this morning before Northwich juniors starts next week. I got 9 easy miles in the sunshine this afternoon. Easy pace is back to what it was before Trafford.

The Middle Ground

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 14:51

Well done Dan, a good sign of where you are at the moment and more to come soon.

Nicely run MYOX, and to keep up the pacing with no pacing device is impressive.

Thanks Alehouse, the second one is already on the calendar (along with Mid-Cheshire 5k, Round the Runway, both Dunham Masseys and Hollins Green). I'm on DofE for the first and after that we're into summer holidays so can't plan for anything.

Little Miss CB came last at junior parkrun, predictably. She runs all the way, but is quite happy to trot round chatting away to anyone that'll listen. One week she'll get her head down and show what she can do!

6 stiff miles on Monday, last gym session before membership runs out yesterday and 7 easy this morning. I toyed with a tempo run this morning but my legs are still pretty mashed from Sunday.


The Middle Ground

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 21:40

Well done WP, thngs are looking good for Cardiff.

DT, that's impressive pacing over 20 miles. I suspect a lot of the longer races this time of year, from hm up, have lots of runners using them as prep for spring marathons.

Well done on the mileage and toughing out the dehydration run Andrew.

Alehouse - 20:15 at Lymm a few years ago. I think I got around 20:20 at the uphill Dunham Massey 

The Middle Ground

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 14:07

20:10 set 2 years ago at Dunham Massey (the downhill one!)

Sunday 13th March 2016

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 12:13

Thanks for the shout Alehouse. 42:38 was faster than I dared hope for. I'm feeling a lot more confident about a 5k pb this year now.


The Middle Ground

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 12:12

Nice little session there Andrew.

Well done on toughing it out WP.

Delamere parkrun yesterday, I was on 30min pacing. Found it mentally tough as my easy running pace seems to have increased a bit from a year ago! Got a fairly constant pace and came in at 29:30. A few people that were trying to ahead of me shattered their pbs, so it was worthwhile!

Little Miss CB was at the Northwich junior parkrun trial event today, it goes live in 2 weeks. The in-laws took her so I don't know how it went from her perspective, but by all accounts she was the star of the show!

Trafford 10k wend better than I dared hope. 42:38 is 81secs slower than my pb from a year ago. Considering 8 months was spent recovering from rib and tendon injuries (none of which caused by running!) and I've only been back running for around 4 months, I'm really happy. I'm feeling confident for a 5k pb later this year, hopefully at Christleton.

Hope everyone else is having a fun weekend

The Middle Ground

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 09:07

Great improvement Dan. I think sub 7 min pace is a conservative estimate of where you'll be on Sunday.

Well done on the back to back runs WP, enjoy the lake run.

6:50 is the dream MP DT!

I've done very little quality work recently and been getting through on around 30 miles per week. I was happy to knock out 3x1 mile at an average of 6:51 this morning. Trafford 10k on Sunday, my game plan is the same as Dan's, set of at 7 min miling and see what happens! Then after Easter it's all about the 5ks...

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