Catalin Bond

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Run a thousand miles in 2015

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 20:06
Very similar to Andrew d
Jan 75 miles
Feb only 61

Total 136

Need to do a consistent 21 miles a week for the rest of the year to make it.

Post race sore quads

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 17:25

Thanks for all the responses (and am amused to see someone even has the user name sorequads!)

Philomena Cunk is correct, it was Brighton Half. So no real downhills to explain it. Is interesting to see others who ran in Brighton also had sore legs/quads. Probably was the repetitive running on the flat/pushing myself. I ran a 3 min pb so we going for it! Legs not so bad today thankfully.... yesterday stairs involved a lot of saying "ow!"

Post race sore quads

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 20:13
Not concerned as I know it's DOMS but was thinking about leg soreness and wondered if anyone has any insight. In training my quads never hurt, I generally give them a cursory post run stretch and then ignore them. I ran a fast (for me) half marathon on Sunday and today my quads are the only part of my legs that are sore. So is this likely to be a sign they are a bit weak? Or a sign that faster running uses my leg muscles differently? Or just that they're a big muscle so did a lot of work.

Half marathon pace

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 23:46
If I were you I'd set out trying to keep somewhere between 9 and 9:30 mm pace. If feeling good on the day try to keep to the lower end of that band. If you fade a bit in the second half you should still pb.

Your training paces sound pretty similar to mine, and this advice is basically what I've done on my last 4 Halfs. It got me 2:03, 2:03, 2:02 and finally after 12 attempts, 1:59!

Favourite flavour of running energy gel?

Posted: 11/02/2015 at 21:43

Came to say Torq rhubarb and custard, but see someone's allready recommended it!

Female runners

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 23:31
Gideon Levy wrote (see)
Is Leeds a city?? Really??


Apparently it's the 3rd largest city in the Uk, which I'd kinda shocked by!

Female runners

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 21:01

As for thread topic, today I passed 3 or 4 runners. Mix of men/women. None said hello or even looked my way. I think it may be more of a city/country thing than male/female. (I was running in Leeds)

Female runners

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 20:58
kaffeeg wrote (see)

When I run in the countryside, I say hello to everyone. Usually mostly groups of cyclists that I pass.

saying that, the other day I was running in the countryside and a man with a shot gun came walking towards me. Now if that had happened in london........


Last year I passed two men with assault rifles whilst running in London. Ok they were armed police on patrol but I still found it

Run a thousand miles in 2015

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 20:56

12 done today (oh ok 11.93 but close enough!)

Gets me 101.5 so far. Glad to be over the 100 mile mark. Last year it too me until 24th Feb to top 100 miles!

Run a thousand miles in 2015

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 19:55

65.5 still slightly off target but higher than any monthly mileage for 2014!

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