Hallam Blue


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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?

Family room hotels/b&bs in Brighton?

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 11:14

We got 4 of us comfortably in a Premier Inn room last year. On North Road, I recall.

Recipe Ideas

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 16:34

Wouldn't tablet break apart / dissolve pretty easily? Flapjack has half a chance, and has a combination of simple and complex carbs in there.

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 16:18

Mikasa: I fully recommend "Total Immersion". Even reading the book converted me to a FC swimmer. Probably need to get soime coaching, but this is a good start.

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Total-Immersion-Revolutionary-Better-Faster/dp/0743253434/ref=sr_1_1_bnp_1_pap?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1369926899&sr=1-1&keywords=total+immersion

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