Hallam Blue


Latest posts by Hallam Blue

71 to 80 of 711

Daily discussion: Trail running

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 12:10

Lunchtime run yesterday up Porter Brook in Sheffield was stunning. Accessible, shaded from the midday sun, and given enough time, you can get out to the peak district.

Looking to drop ten minutes

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 16:01

Prancerise is the future!!! Superb.

 

Race Paces for 10k, Half and Marathon

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 12:26

I'm doing Chester in October: I'm doing a 16 week plan, so that starts in a couple of weeks. Can't wait to get started on a focussed plan (though I am still running in the meantime, of course): I'm following the RW 4.15 training plan. Just a 'longest parkrun event' to do first.

Race Paces for 10k, Half and Marathon

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 11:37

You are slightly quicker than me, but not a lot in it (my 10K PB is 53.15, and my HM is 2:00:36) and therefore got a very similar predicted time.

In reality, the predicted time was quite optomistic, and I finished my first marathon in 4:32:36, which I was reasonably happy with. I did, though, fall in to the schoolboy error of starting to fast (9-9.30 min/mile forthe first half), and suffering in the tail end. I think I would have been much better served sticking to about a 10 minute mile all the way round, and targetting a 4:20 finish or so. This time, I am training to finish in 4:15, and definitely going to pace myself better.

Which marathon are you doing?

 

 

 

Insane Training Plan -- Wise idea?

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 10:33

Are you a member of a running club? I would have thought that if you are targetting a win in a half-marathon, that is the starting point.

Dropping Water Bottles

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 10:13
Blisters wrote (see)

More of a challenge at London and Bath was the Lucozade Sports pouches. Tread on a half full discard and it shot foul smelling stuff up your leg, or worse, over a spectator.

 

Worse .... really? 

ParkRun

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 23:06

I agree - road shoes will be fine, but if it is a particularly weather affected cpurse (my home course definitely is) then I would get some trail shoes for wetter days.

ParkRun

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 18:00

If anyone is interested, have a look here at the details of the 'Longest parkrun' event (7 parkruns in one day) for  Cheshire and South Manchester.

https://www.facebook.com/events/363422140432921/?fref=ts

There are a number of similar 'longest parkruns' in London, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Hamphire, Surrey & Berkshire, and the East Midlands as well. Details here:

http://www.parkrun.com/crispy/longest-parkrun-2013-2/

 

ParkRun

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 20:00

parkrun is superb. I go every week I can - sometimes with by 9 year old daughter.  A huge variety of runners from 17 min speed snakes to 40+ minutes.  Really friendly atmosphere - the least intimidating running experience ever. It offers something for everyone- a manageable distance for beginners and a short speed session for more advanced runners, and a free opportunity to assess improvement every week. Also love visiting other courses round the country. 

The bargain thread

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 11:43

Absolutely no idea if these are any good, but Groupon has a 50% off a pair atthe moment. I think it only lasts 24 hours:

http://www.groupon.co.uk/deals/national-deal/urban2ucouk/22249488?nlp=&CID=UK_CRM_1_0_0_152&a=1664

Anyone know if they are any good?

71 to 80 of 711

Discussions started by Hallam Blue

Running after a calf strain

What to expect? 
Replies: 5    Views: 4168
Last Post: 26/07/2013 at 10:00

Tapering

What is the shortest race you would taper for? 
Replies: 5    Views: 415
Last Post: 10/06/2013 at 14:48

Comparing Sprint Tri's with half-marathons

.... what is reasonable to expect? 
Replies: 3    Views: 653
Last Post: 25/04/2013 at 14:18

Is there a appliance that will tell me my required interval pace?

Replies: 4    Views: 453
Last Post: 17/03/2013 at 18:09

5K improvement

.... what is reasonable to expect? 
Replies: 0    Views: 603
Last Post: 02/03/2013 at 12:56

Club Prices

- how much, and what do you get? 
Replies: 8    Views: 465
Last Post: 26/02/2013 at 09:52

Persistent Cramp

Replies: 3    Views: 461
Last Post: 08/02/2013 at 09:56

Glossop Open Day Training Sessions

Replies: 2    Views: 521
Last Post: 29/01/2013 at 06:44

How to assess progress using a turbo trainer

Most cost-effective option? 
Replies: 13    Views: 1337
Last Post: 21/12/2012 at 18:15

Regents park in winter

Replies: 14    Views: 1048
Last Post: 14/12/2012 at 11:57

Turbo Training Questions

Replies: 2    Views: 572
Last Post: 30/11/2012 at 16:53

Newbie Gear Dilemma

Advice, please 
Replies: 11    Views: 574
Last Post: 26/11/2012 at 12:43

What is realistic?

Half marathon in a month 
Replies: 3    Views: 475
Last Post: 01/10/2012 at 15:39

Manchester Marathon 2013

Any thoughts? 
Replies: 27    Views: 3193
Last Post: 09/10/2012 at 07:34

Heart rate training - books?

Replies: 3    Views: 925
Last Post: 23/04/2012 at 15:32
1 to 15 of 31 threads