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RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 13:21

AA - not you as well!  Don't panic - the training is all there still, just thing of it as a bit of a rest period.

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 13:20

My food diary has been nil by mouth the last couple of days - been struck down with a stomach bug and eating was a bit "dangerous".  Not ideal, and of course it's meant no running.  This was always a cut back week but it's not quite what I had in mind

I think the Spitfire is the same day as the Cranleigh 21 which I'm doing.  They are only a few miles apart - you'd think the organisers would work something out to keep them on different days.

Isabel - 3.30 is bang on 8 min/mile, so one of the easier ones to do the maths 

Soups - hope you enjoy tomorrow

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 11:06

All very quiet on here....

Well my schedule called for a cut-back week this week, which is just as well as I have been struck by a nasty stomach bug that has completely wiped me out for the last 48 hours. No running and hardly any food since Tuesday evening.  Feeling a little better today but definitely not going to run until Sunday at least - I need to get back some energy for a start.  I know a rest is a good thing but I'd rather it not be accompanied by...well, let's not go there

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 10:27
Apologies then GM - it must have been your ginger twin

I saw they were having problems - they did at the prize giving as well as they completely missed the second placed lady. And I did see in the results an F60 with a 2.14 finish time which would probably be over 100% on the WAVA scoring so I'm sure isn't right. Either that or I want some of what she's on!

Got my tempo run done - 7 miles @ between 7.25 and 6.50 pace. Felt surprisingly OK

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 06:13
Soups - had a good run at Tarpley - a couple of quick miles which probably weren't too ckever but settled into a better pace after that. Aimed for steady effort so took it easy uphill and relaxed downhill. Ended up with 2.34.26 which was about 3 minutes quicker than last year and pleased with the effort as it's not the easiest course.

GM - yes it was you who passed me but must have been someone else with the metronome comment! I remember you looked really quick and of course I didn't know you also missed the start!

Angela - I did like the look of the trophies. I missed the F45 prize by a few minutes unfortunately as that would have looked good on the shelf! Glad your legs are feeling ok. Mine too - although we'll see what a tempo run feels like later...

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 09:24

Well I have to say the weather was just about perfect for yesterday's race.  Sunday, cold, a bit windy but nothing too bad.  Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) my pacing strategy went out of the window as the first mile came in at 7.19 .  I sensibly took the foot off the gas a bit and decided to go for a constant effort-type race - easy up the hills and a little quicker downhill. Averaged 7.42 for the whole thing, coming in at 2.34.20.  Quickest on that course, and it's not an easy one with some nasty long uphill drags.  So pretty happy, even though I was really feeling it in my legs towards the end.  52 miles for the week which is my biggest mileage since before VLM last year, so all good overall.

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 09:17

Just popping in to say well done to Angela for her prize at the Tarpley 20.  I was there too and heard your name called out at the prize giving - not surprised you had gone as they faffed around for ages.  Great result though, and well paced

Gingermagic - I think you  passed me at some stage - well, at least a ginger-type runner came storming past me, and I think it must have been you.  You said something about a metronome as you went past - not sure if you were commenting on me, as I didn't feel like that at the time!

Soups - sounds like you had a brilliant holiday

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 13:09

Pink - happy birthday for yesterday...hope you had a great meal out and productive tri-shopping today

O4S - enjoy the holiday/running/cycling/everything

Chick - take it easy on the ice.

Intervals today - decided to do longer reps so did 3 x 2k off 500m recoveries. Paces were 6.51, 6.45, 6.34, all felt pretty good really. I'm half tempted by the parkrun tomorrow as I feel my speed is better than it's been for a while, but I think there is a lot of wind forecast which will never make for a good time.  Plus I have the 20 mile race on Sunday so it may be better to stick to my scheduled trendy 5 tomorrow.

I think pink is definitely the season's colour for running shoes. I've just ordered a new pair of Asics Nimbus and they are also pink - well, officially they are "raspberry"

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 14:25

Carrot - I know what you mean about the weather...I think my 20 mile race will be very windy which will put paid to a decent pace.  Mind you that might not be a bad thing if it forces me to take it steady.

Got out for 8 easy yesterday and then a tempo run today - 6 @ somewhere between MP and HMP

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 12:22

Good results from Bramley - O4S and AA

Chick - glad you're feeling a bit better.  Sounds like you've been wiped out by that cold.

Some good running Nell, Barry and 2old

Another weekend when I had to fit in intervals and my LSR.  So Saturday was 8 x 0.5 mile @ 6.31 and then progressively quicker with each rep down to to 6.15 pace for the last one.  So a tick in the Yasso box I guess.  Yesterday was 17.5 miles nice and easy. And then did 5 recovery miles this morning.  I have the Tarpley 20 on Sunday, looking for a progressive pace - although if the first mile is quicker than planned and it feels OK I may do the same as AA and try for a good pace throughout. 

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