Catalin Bond

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Ironman Lanzarote 2015

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 15:45
Pirate on the run! Sorry missed his number

Ironman Lanzarote 2015

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 10:04
Anyone tracking online? Am I reading right that there are no bike splits on the online tracker (other than final time?) going to make it very hard to know when to head to the finish....

Ironman Lanzarote 2015

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 17:38
Good luck Pirates! Am out here supporting mum who is racing. Will keep an eye out for you guys.

London 2016

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 11:21
Saw something on Facebook announcing just under 250,000 in the ballot. So roughly 1 in 10 chance of getting in. Those odds don't seem too bad, but then again I never hit in when it was 1 in 5!

How do you target a race, when you think a pb is definitely off the cards?

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 16:56

Good luck for Sunday RunningDadUK I always find a 10k more likely to be an enjoyable run as they're over a bit quicker!

As for me, I ended up about 1 min slower than last year, but overall I'm happy with my time. It came down to a decision at 9 miles, speed up a little to pb pace to beat last years time, or carry on at the pace I was doing. Didn't quite have it in me (mostly mentally I think) to speed up!

How do you target a race, when you think a pb is definitely off the cards?

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 15:19
Guess everyone's different Ricf, without some kind of target it's too easy for me to think that my legs are sore, breathing hard and I might as well slow down a bit!

But your right about training being key. Mine is generally a bit lacklutre because I let other things take priority.

How do you target a race, when you think a pb is definitely off the cards?

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 14:54

Thanks everyone for your input. Think I have a plan for Sunday; main target is to beat last years time. If feeling v good at half way may push for pb esp as most the uphill is in the first half. But based on how I felt last year, I need to mentally prepare for painful legs in the last 3 miles! 

Anyway am still interested to hear how other people plan targets for races.

How do you target a race, when you think a pb is definitely off the cards?

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 22:30

1) Go for it anyway, you never know what you can do if you don't try.

2) Set a tough but more achievable target (e.g., best time for the course)

3) Take it easy and enjoy the day

4) stay in bed (why bother run if it's not a pb attempt!)

5) Always have a clear plan of A races which are pb attempts and B races that have a specific goal!


I have the Leeds half on Sunday. Last year I got a pb at this race, then I beat that time by 3 mins in Feb. The new time was bsaed entirely on the fact that it was a flat course, whereas Leeds is undulating/hilly. As such I'm very unlikely to beat that time. I'm wavering between going after last years time, and running at a comfortable pace and enjoying the event. Not sure if I'm just being lazy, but option 3 will involve a lot less pain!

For cat lovers...

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 22:00

So much cute!

I used to watch "the Critter room" live feed a fair bit, but haven't as much of late. May have to make these part of my daily procrastination! Sure my boss wont mind...........

Run a thousand miles in 2015

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 21:58

Lagging behind after a week off with a hip niggle. Still not reached 300 (need to check watch for exact figure but am on aroung 290). May need a revised target of 900... (or step it up a bit!)

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How do you target a race, when you think a pb is definitely off the cards?

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I saw a mouse, where? there on the stair....

Well actually in the kitchen.  
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Nice cup of tea

How do you have yours? 
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Garmin 305

problems retreiving data from device 
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Richmond Riverside Spring 10k

Mar 23 2013 
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Selling stuff second hand online

Dilemma. Hope you good people can help! 
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Ironman Busselton

Anyone doing this? 
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Kitten live feed

If you like cats this is the cutest thing 
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