Crash Hamster

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Robert Berry

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 13:18

His training actually scares me. Look at some of the HRs, especially week 6, look at the pace for the 20s, try to spot the build from 13 - 20 miles. 3x 20M at MP is a big load.

We all do training that's suboptimal. It's not a criticism.

RIP Robert.


Going too fast on LSR

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 14:42

If they're running 4:50s in the race and 6:00s for an LSR their LSR pace is almost 25% slower than race pace; this means running LSRs at 10:00s for an 8 min miling marathon...

I suspect that it's a lot easier for a 4:50 miler to hold form at 6 min miling than an 8:00 miler to hold form at 10 min miling, so there probably has to be a degree of compromise, but it's really hard to run an LSR too slow.

I suspect (and I have no basis for this except my own personal experience which certainly isn't a scientific sample) that the best way to approach LSRs is to do them at a lower heartrate but the same pace as you get fitter. eg I used to do mine at HR 150; this marathon campaign 145; the pace is very similar. I'll run my marathon at 160.

Its Grim up North

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 20:00

As a wider point, the regulations are clearly nonsense. One water station at 7 miles is more than sufficient for a 1/2M; if you want more, carry it yourself!

This is what happens when governing bodies get hold of sports; the rules become more complex without there being any benefit... and the prices go up!


Rotary Shakespeare Marathon

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 18:14

Personally, I love the Greenway; last 6 miles are gently downhill! Bring sunglasses as it gets really bright with the glare off the surface.

It's a shock when the 1/2Mers disappear after 11.5 miles.

Second loop is longer than the first, with an extra hill...

running can be harmful

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 17:52

I'm not a jogger so it doesn't apply to me

[ opens can of worms; stands well back ]

Race Choice for 2015

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 13:15
cougie wrote (see)
I'd best start erecting bales of hay all round the bike course then...

I'd probably miss 'em

Challenge Vichy 2014

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 17:08

It's not a dangerous race unless you miss the chicane! I had a really good time and I reckon it'll be an absolute classic if the locals take to it in a big way. I'd certainly go back.

Race Choice for 2015

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 13:54

Personally I'd take Frankfurt, Klagenfurt, Roth in that order.

Frankfurt is easiest to get to, while Roth is the most awkward.

Accommodation is a PITA at Roth, but easy in Frankfurt and Klaggers.

Both Frankfurt and Klaggers are easy for spectators, but Roth is a hassle. Wave starts are a right pain.

Klaggers being the Pirate race trumps everything and I may come out of retirement...

That photoshopped guy to the left and right of us

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 21:48

photoshopped guy to the left of us
photoshopped guy to the right
stuck in the middle with you?

Porkers of the world....

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 13:22

No; it's just resting

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