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The Middle Ground

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 11:54

Well done on the 9 miler DT.

Mr V, glad you're back running again so soon.

Had a great run on Wednesday, and am starting to believe that I may be able to push for a sub 20 parkrun in Hull at Christmas. Long way to go yet though...

I've been using a variation of Monofartlek, and doing 20 mins of alternating 1 min hard, 1 min harder. It seems to be working!

The Middle Ground

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 22:21

Good consistency Alehouse.

I got away with shorts and t-shirt after getting quite warm walking the dog in a thick coat. Loving my new headtorch on the trails!

The Middle Ground

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 20:58

Alehouse - Delamere  has a fairly undulating first kilometre and last kilometre. It's all on trail, some parts may be muddy but I've never known it to be slippy. There may be a couple of short sections that are quite stony underfoot due to path rebuilding (I can't really remember how bad they have been recently- so probably not).

My PB there is 21:17, which wasn't flat out, but probably around 10k effort. Compare with 20:10 at Dunham Massey around the same time. It's probably 30-40 sec down on a flat road course for a 20min 5k runner.

Missed club tonight because meeting overran - Grrrr. Got out later though. Leg OK when running!

The Middle Ground

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 10:31

Well done Mr V. You seem to be hitting a well deserved purple patch at the moment!

Slowly managing to build some pace back into training, and feeling like I'm running a bit better. Hobbling now - hurt my leg falling over recycling bins in the dark last night - managed 6 miles this morning but suffering now!

The Middle Ground

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 12:33

Just read back a bit!

Dr Dan well done on the strong finish, even if you did have to revise your target.

DT sounds painful. Hopefully the MRI will reveal the full extent and they can sort it.

Still struggling for any pace (or motivation) Trying to sort out my diet at the moment in the hope that by not eating rubbish my body will respond in a positive way. Going well so far - eschewed cookies at break in favour of carrots. Just need to keep it up forever now!

The Middle Ground

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 09:51

Congratulations Duck

Nothing exciting from me.

 But here is Little Miss CB finishing her first junior parkrun!

The Middle Ground

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 21:05

hello. I'm still around but nothing much to report apart from the fact that I've run 3 days on the trot! Will post more if things get more interesting!

Hi Charlie, I still sort out my own schedule, with help from the thread. Ironically Curly started the thread then went and got a coach!

The Middle Ground

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 12:50

Alehouse - we finish next Weds for a week and a half, but there's so much planned for half term! I'm away this weekend with some 6th form doing a walking leaders' course. Things should settle down a bit after half term!

That's some impressive consistency there. Another 50 years of running daily and you'll be up there with Mr Hill!

The Middle Ground

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 22:01

Good news on the recovery front DT

I did have a 10k planned but binned it off because my form was so bad. Mission before Christmas is to build up some consistent mileage and get down to the weight I was in June.

The Middle Ground

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 12:43


Well done Mr V, and congrats PRF, outstanding result.

Still not feeling the love. Energy levels all over the place. I'm trying to get out 3-4 times a week and hoping that when it all slots into place again I'll have a base to build from.

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