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sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 17:53
Well at least 4 of us were, me, Ikle, and Just Coop in our team, Jovi in hers.

Details and photos to follow. Fab time had by all.. If a bit hot on Saturday... 30 plus degrees? Felt like it. We had a good giggle though.

Martin, I saw the sneaky marathon. Not too sure about the 8 a year , or aiming for 12. The marathons become the long run, so you could just do speed work in between nearly.

Susan. Great stuff.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 08:24
Lurking... Hello peeps. Wondered how you all are.

2old injured (again?) and o4s though?

Running but no targets at moment. Work been busy, and also took it easy after Comrades for 4 weeks. Thunder Run this weekend, may see Brol and Minni (if she is running?)

sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 00:34
Wabo, Tempo, for me, and also our coach is your 10mile / 15k pace run for 40-60 minutes. So not as all out as your 10k race pace, ( in between 10k and half), maybe 15-30 seconds off per mile, and add more time on if you're tired or hills in your route.
It should feel tough and work the heart / lungs well. Should still be able to chat a bit early on.

I'd do 1 mile warm up, stretches, legs & hip swings then do 6-7miles. Good to add a Fast finish sometimes, last 0.5-1 mile.

Good run Susan.

sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 00:11
Totp!

sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 00:09
Howard cold / throat doesn't sound good. Echinacea works for me, if I could spell it. That and garlic capsules.

Just coop. Not expecting you to do 45min 10k trail. Leave that to me this weekend. Did 45-46min at thunder run last year but maybe a little off that at moment.

Susan nice sensible running.

Wabo. Massage with elbow the day before a race.. Ouch.

I'm on my 4th pair of Kanadias (club weekly long run is mostly trail).. Cheap at 25-35 quid , can take a battering and work fine for trail and ultras. I've got other makes but resent paying 70-100+ for Salomons and others.

Related question Was trying to find a pair for mrs FRC but no 8.5s. One article said men's sizes are the same as women minus two. So a women's 8 is a male 6.
Any of the ladies on here tried this? Lot more selection and get some bargains then.

Ended up doing 11 miles trail Sunday but jeez.. It's hot out there. Lovely in forest shade, roasting in sun.

Monday after speccing a 1 mile trail loop for our running group.. Did I underestimate how tough it was. 4 x 1 mile trail at silly pace with earth, rocks, hills, 90 seconds recovery.. Hot too. Looked like we had been in the shower after.

sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 14:41
Wearing 2 pairs of socks works for me Ikle.. Cheap pair of trainer socks under the others stops any rubbing.

That and not dancing barefoot

sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 22:00
Tumbleweed back at you Susan. Hope parents house okay. Take it easy tomorrow, or not at all?

JustCoop, congrats on sub 50. Once you crack that (mental?) barrier, seems a lot easier. Next stop sub 45 then 40.

Nicole, I'm with Howard, 40 miles at week 2 sounds a lot. Peaking at 55 is a lot if you're not used to it. I usually average out 30-40 miles a week, fine for marathons and ultras.

Conversely You're doing it by heart rate so lots of miles at low HR. I was actually going to say to Howard - are you going to do anything by HR? (after the mention of predicted marathon pace + 1 minute.) I've done a few LSRs at sub 140bpm. Feels strange but very revealing. Look afte that throat too.

Race went okay Wednesday but tough going from last race 56m ultra to a 5 miler. Hips not 100% and felt tired after 3 miles in, so off target by 60s. Finished in ~33m though..

Nice 6m trail at 7am this morning, 4m walk to gym in Hoylake with Mrs FRC, tough circuit, then 4mile walk back. Oh bumped into Judderman too on his way to the golf.
More miles tomorrow prep for TR24.

sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 20:09
Yes good placing Ikle.

Susan. Litter pick up? Don't quite follow. It's a camp site but very well run. No bands... You don't need them. The atmosphere is amazing.. everyone friendly.

Like the last 10 minutes of a marathon but for 24 hours...with hundreds of people running.

I had a video somewhere from our first year.

Ikle was in our team last year, had someone drop out last week and ACoop happened to say she fancied it.

sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 20:09
Good running Susan and Howard too.

8 m yesterday, speed session in the middle, 12 miles trail today, left knee finally seems to be recovered.

sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 20:02
Mad? Susan , Steve Way is scary fast...he also has the uk 100km 62 mile record that he ran in May 6hrs 19m.

That was after doing vlm in 2:17 a few weeks before, qualifying for the commonwealth games.
He writes some great blogs too, like this one about the 100k

For 10 miles though, my coach pips him with 47m 35. He's going to the Commonwealth too.

Good running Ikle and ACoop.

Good news about buying some trail shoes finally ( you ran a trail marathon?) ... And house sale.
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