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Sub 3

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 14:21

Excellent.  If we are counting the 5000 as separate from the 5K, I can claim 11.  I think I've Bubka'd your Bubkaing.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 10:12

PMJ - if we're dominating the race anyway, we don't need to rely on dead heats

Sub 3

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 09:57

Can't compete with Jools' PB collecting.  I've had 7 in distances I already had a PB in at the beginning of the year.  However, I did set PBs in three new distances this year, each of which I subsequently broke, do those count?

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 08:48

Interesting session Andrew.  Which track do you train on?

Hope the illness clears Dean.  I can sympathise with the young kids = illness thing.  They time it to just before target races as well, the little buggers.

Sounds a decent relaxed run Ric

Fantastic results Lit!

Track for me also last night.  Supposed to be 8 x 1000 with 200 recovery - at 5K pace with a kick the last 100m.  I'm supposed to be in a down period, so I didn't attempt 5K pace apart from the last one, but averaged 3:11 for 7 of them (felt a twinge in the back of my thigh on the last one, so didn't bother completing them).

Groundhog day

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 21:51
No problem Ric. Just saw an opportunity for a little affectionate ribbing. It's what I do.

Groundhog day

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 20:16
Some people just like routine. We can't all be like you Ric, with our lives veering wildly from winning age group prizes, to digging a flowerbed for an elderly neighbour, to cramming record numbers of tuna bagels into your gaping maw, to landing a tench the size of a toddler before lifting it aloft and smashing its head against a withered tree with a mighty blow.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 14:57

Hope it isn't as bad as feared Bus.

Good run at Sandhurst Iron.

Yes, I like to appear unexpectedly, like a ninja.  I definitely shan't be at any other TVXC before Christmas, as my arrangements on those other dates are immoveable.  Hopefully in January though, and hopefully on a course where I can actually run well (no surprise that the only good XC I've ever run was at Reading last year, when it was basically just hard trails).

Sub 3

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 13:05

Nice medium long runs all, and a good session from ES.

Good to hear the foot is potentially on the mend Padams, hope the calf goes the same way.

CW - I also have a workplace move in 2 days.  This will change my commute from 4.1 to 4.0.  I can sense that this is going to result in a massive loss of fitness.  On the plus side, there are more showers, so I can actually shower instead of washing myself in the sink as I have been since the only shower broke down.

Dr D - great time in those conditions, and nice to win a race you weren't expecting to be in until shortly beforehand.

re - excellent exceeding of expectations for you, great time!  Sub 3 should be very doable indeed.

I had expected a rest weekend, but changes to my kids' AM plans meant that at the last minute a chance became available for me to go to my first XC of the season on Sunday.  Conditions were horrific, my feet were in water most of the time and when they weren't they were in soft squelchy shite.  Legs going all over the place.  Ended up 3rd, some way behind two who I'd expect to compete with on the road.  I hate XC, but at least I had Jock Itch to commiserate with, who has a similar view on it.  Still, points for the club and all that.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 16:37
Matt, I've done that session before. It was unbelievably tough. Good work. Less good work on the waking up on the floor.

As Andrew alludes to, a last minute change of plan meant I could run XC after all, so I had a couple of hours to work out where it was and get into the racing mindset. Tough, tough, tough. Ended up 3rd, some way behind 1st and 2nd, both of whom I'd normally be able to hang with on the roads. Still rubbish at XC, need to sort this out somehow. This was proper hardcore XC, though, like trying to run through a swamp. I've heard tell of the Sandhurst puddle before, but it seemed to be the entire course this time. Horrific. Finding a rhythm impossible, and I need a rhythm to run well

Will just have to swallow my pride for a few months until I can get back to the roads and be where I think I should be.

Well done Andrew, great performance. Sorry to hear about the struggles PMJ.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 13:37

Matt, my rough plan for next year is to start off long and ratchet down the distances, with one target race in each phase.

Feb/March - Half Marathons

Spring - 10K

Early summer - 5K/3K

Later summer - 1500, maybe even 800.

This will mean starting the year with high mileage & long tempos and drop the volume and up the intensity as time goes on.  I hope this will enable me to tick off PBs at the distances as I go.

However, I haven't identified the target 10K yet.  The big fast ones down this way are earlier in the year, and are in any case clashing with my target half marathons.  This means that it will either be a local one, or I'll go for the Highgate track 10,000 in mid May.

Having a target half in May probably limits your marathon options in the Spring, so I think it might be best to go for an autumn one if Edinburgh is important to you.

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