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Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 10:21

Man this thread is moving fast, I can't keep up!

Soups - your plan looks challenging but also spot on in terms of the right mix of speed and endurance.  Very similar to mine in that respect, specially with the longer intervals (mile reps are your friend ), and perfect for the mindset aspect which is so key to a good marathon.

My plan has a Minni-special scheduled for today - w/u then alternate 5 mins at MP and HMP, for 40 minutes, then c/d.  It's a great one for making MP feel relatively easy!  But not one to do every week as it is a challenge

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 16:56

Hello Minni

Sorry - bit late to the party, been reading and lurking. Really looking forward to Soups' journey to Paris

What Minni isn't saying is that after that 7.09 mile she left me for dead in the last mile and finished half a minute ahead .  Not that I really minded as we both got huge PBs 

Salming running shoes

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 08:24

I won a voucher for a pair of Salming running shoes.  Never really seen them before, so wondered if anyone else had used them.  From the website it looks like they are all neutral fit which suits me.  And they come in pink which is a bonus

Any comments would be very welcome!

Forum five, six, seven, eight...

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 09:12
Cheerful Dave wrote (see)
Freemers wrote (see)

I'd be keen - I mean I was relying on Minni to see me through to my target on her thread, but now she's gone and got herself injured I have no hope   So yes, let's get this thing going

So my advice of 'don't get beaten by the old lady with the dog' didn't cut the mustard, eh?

Ha! She was definitely getting pulled up that hill.  Plus, if she was 'old' god knows that that makes me judging by our respective age categories

Forum five, six, seven, eight...

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 08:23

I'd be keen - I mean I was relying on Minni to see me through to my target on her thread, but now she's gone and got herself injured I have no hope   So yes, let's get this thing going

Great Bentley Half - anyone dropping out?

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 16:39

Entries are closed already, but I'd really like to run it.  Please PM me if you have a place you won't be using and would like to sell it on.


RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 08:48

Some nice miles last week chick

O4S - well done on getting the bathrooms finished

Pink - hope you can get your runs in this week

2old / Barry - some speedy long runs there

kiwi - sounds like a great race from you

A pretty productive few days running from me - I was visiting family over the weekend so got out for my long run on Friday - 17 miles.  Realised when I was about 5 miles in I had fogotten to taken a gel with me - I normally have one on a run of that length.  But it didn't seem to make any difference. I might do a few more without them and save them more for races.

Then left early on Saturday to drive down to Surrey and met up with my brother (Cheerful Dave) at the Banstead Woods parkrun. Nothing spectacular - 22.34 - 2nd lady (beaten by a woman being dragged round by her dog!).

After a day of lots of food and drink I got up yesterday and pootled round the route of the Epsom 10, which goes over Epsom Downs and surrounding villages. Really nice run but felt it in my legs by the end - I'm just not used to hills!  It made me think about that and I have decided to put a hill session into my weekly schedule from now on.

Speaking of a 18 week VLM schedule starts today. Thankfully it is 5 miles easy

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 17:43

Couldn't quite fit in the 10 but got 8.5 miles done earlier.  A bit breezy but nothing like they've had in the north west.  How is the weather 2old?

Minni - a bit of pain must be expected I guess.  Hopefully keeping mobile will help.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 09:43

Minni - glad it went well.  Now do what the fizz tells you for the rehab

2old - hope you get some answers from the doc.

kiwi - great to get some races booked

Limited myself to 12 miles on Sunday seeing as I hadn't run all week. My legs felt really fresh, fancy that!  Yesterday was a tempo session on the TM - 6 miles progressive pace from 7.40s down to 6.30 for the last mile. Hoping to get out for a MLR today of around 10 miles (I am working at home so should be able to get away from my desk!).


RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 04/12/2014 at 10:58

Loving the fact you are buying tri events as xmas presents Pink!  I've bought my OH a rice cooker which doesn't sound quite as exciting

So this week has again been a write off on the running front - only one measly (but trendy) 5 completed so far.  Today/tomorrow are also not going to happen, so I will just have to get something done over the weekend. I'm just glad to have banked some good running in and long runs in the last month or two.  Hopefully next week will be better (but I think I said that last week too!)


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