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RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 21:06
Just seen. Wow o4s amazing time.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 21:05
Red sorry to hear about the op.

Col, great time, will that come down, or did chip fail to register on the mat?
Ant, excellent 5 minutes.
KFC, tough race, good grind to finish though.
Nicki now you've unlurked, you can post and help others now.

Lots of my club pals all struggled second half, what was the temperature like?

2old, lfc. ..what a result today

I understand where Brendan is coming from, Mo has a lot to learn. Best to do 5&10k whilst he can, then move up. Those guys today, probably had 4 years marathon experience and had between won tons of majors. All had done a sub 60 half too I think. Mo would need 2 years plus to catch up.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 14:34
Ant & AA superb times.

Freemers gutted for you.

Where is Minni?

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 12:44
How is everyone doing?

Most of the club runners I'm following seem to be slowing maybe with the heat rising?

2old, no didn't run Manchester, was heavy dose of antibiotics and tired for a week. Getting some decent running in though last two weeks.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 21:51
Quickly popping in to say hello and good luck to all VLMers tomorrow.

Go smash it.

Good news on the house o4s.

Is someone doing forum stalking duties tomorrow? 2old?

sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 13:17
Susan nice split! Maybe conservative but like you, I always prefer to finish strong than be flailing and on last legs. Feels better.

ACoops.. Yes super glue claws for cats. I kid you not. And no I would never do that to ours.

Didds. Had heard of inner chimp, not Gremlin though? Same thing.

Dtf good to hear from you.

With tonsillitis end of march, haven't gone over 10 miles for a few weeks.. 10.5 m trail this morning.. Bit of doms from tue-thu but not too shabby. More planned tomorrow with club and back early to watch Mo. Going to be fascinating - he's aiming for even split I reckon... women's race too is equally interesting with Dibaba doing her first..

Oh. Half mile into my run today.. Could hear someone pegging it.. Let them go past... But he was trying to catch me.

It was Judderman!

He said good luck to Ikle.. Congrats to Susan too.

Ikle your mantra:-
don't worry about your pace in the first mile.. You might go 30-60 seconds slower with all the people - don't panic and try catching up in mile 2. Steady pace.

No weaving - London last year I ran 26.4 miles going around people and going for water every mile - bottles alternate each side adding distance.
Running 3:x5:04, that extra .2 mile maybe cost me 2-3 minutes and getting GFA. 5 pesky seconds.
So don't weave and waste energy. Hug the blue race line.

Keep cool. Might go warm. Pour water over head. Handy if you've got a buff for head or wrist for this.. (Susan think you suggested this to me.. Top tip!)

Final good luck to Ikle, Jovi, and Tutu. Exciting!

sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 00:27
Hmmm... Senses Howard has sat there counting the number of lines on the page to know its a TOTP. Naughty!

Redeemed by the poem though.

Ikle, you can get smaller belts from running shops that take 3 packs of blok shots. Sure you can pick one up at the expo, clif are there too, plus loads of others. I find the little belt better than the larger bum bag type ones that could take a phone too. They bounce more so rub your back. Sports direct have Karimor one.

Definitely no need for a phone.

Tough Tuesday pyramid session, Wednesday strength session legs then a little tired.
Tonight, with GB athlete, 2km @ ~10k pace, 2 min rest, then 15s flat out sprint x 12, off 15s recovery x 12 ... (Feeling nearly sick by no 8), then back to 2km tempo on now tired legs. Ouch but in a good way.

Rest tomorrow. Afternoon off, new sofas arriving. I shall test for zzzzz..
Friend was telling me ( thought he was joking) about soft claws, stick on claw covers for cats - super glued on. People really do this in the US?

Good luck Ikle and Jovi.

sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 22:42
Definitely works, even splits or close as you can get. Slight positive split second half to first or small neg.

Pacing someone to 3:45 on a 4 lap course with some hills. I had to hold my pal back from going too fast and exactly the same as Susan, we saw the same people surge past us, then come back, then surge past 3-4 times.. Honestly got funny.
4th lap we went past them all, some finishing 10-15 minutes behind us. They were spent, tank empty, we finished strong.

Loads from Manchester this weekend ran big positive splits.. One I know ran his second half 45 minutes slower than his first half. Started way too fast.

Be interesting to see how Jovi does with 2 fully raced marathons in a week. Taper counts for 5-15 minutes to me.

sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 22:38
Susan Top run for Mara No13 and excellent fund raising too. well done.

Khanivore, fab improvement. Post more often ! I was half a stone heavier for VLM last year to Edi, but mostly stronger legs so still knocked off another 13 minutes. A Stone plus though would start to make a difference. Any differences in half marathon/ 10k times?

Ikle, no more runs needed. If you must, the the odd leg stretcher to get rid of nerves but certainly nothing more than a bimble, run/ walk. How are the ears?

Just Ikle doing VLM then?

sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 16:18
Cause you enjoy it, you feel better after doing it. And the booze and food post race?
Good luck anyway. Sure you'll have a top time with all the track work.

Oh WT running too, revisiting her Manchester sub 4 of two years ago.

Hmmm that was biblical cold last time (i was doing a 20 miler race nearby) , 2-3 degrees with a windchill. The forecast for tomorrow is rain. Ouch.

ACoop, I've forgotten, which marathon are you doing? Obviously not soon if doing an LSR.
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