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RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: Yesterday at 10:36
Barry - my OH keeps banging on at me not to use the treddie when I have injuries, as it means each step is exactly the same, so if you have a problem with your achilles it just goes over the same problem with each step. Better to run on uneven ground like grass - it'll hurt more initially I expect but better in the long run. Mind you I rarely take his advice myself, but there is some logic in it!

Kiwi - hope the knee settles down soon

Nell - great reps

I was on 800m intervals yesterday. Only 6 of them but I'm more keen to get some speed back rather than do loads of them. Times were ranging from 3.25 down to getting there

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 08:29
Great mileage kiwi. And I'd agree with the others, a 10k 2 weeks out sounds like a good idea.

kfc - that sounds like a great marathon to do. I'd also go out at 3.20 pace and see what happens

Nell - nice 16, good pace too in that wind.

Windy on my run too yesterday - 12 miles, but I surprised myself with my pace - averaged 8.03, but it was progressive, and they were all sub 8's after about mile 5 or so. The last one was 7.28. Not sure where that came from but it felt good!

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 08:48're having a slow poo? The mind boggles...anyway, I hope it was a good one

Tempo yesterday, pretty much the same as last week - average pace for the effort (3.5 miles) was around 7.20. I don't feel I can go much quicker yet over a sustained distance, but at least I'm starting to regain some leg speed. Interesting interview BTW on MT last week about running action, cadence etc - worth a listen.

Euros good again last night for the Brits. Pleased Andy Vernon got the silver - he seems like a gutsy runner, very strong but hasn't turned it into bling before now. I thought he was going to come fourth as that last lap was happening, so it was good to get the silver.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 08:16
Kiwi - don't forget you've had a lot longer out of running than I have - I think I must still have some residual speed from the spring marathon training. Your pace will come back

A nice easy 5 yesterday, tempo planned for later today.

How good was Jo Pavey again last night???!!!

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 08:42
Great to see you back Oompa

kfc - enjoy the taper

Chick - hope the 20 miler went well

Nell - that's a good time in the heat. 3 seconds quicker than my PB anyway!

Pink - sounds like you're putting together some good training. Have you got a tri in mind?

Kiwi - well done on the long run

So Saturday I ventured to the gym for a treddie interval session. Managed 6 x 800 @ 6.57 pace, and they felt really tough, but hopefully the speed will come back. Yesterday was 11 miles, pretty windy and a few heavy showers along the way, but glad to get it done.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 13:25
Nice swimming pink & barry. Take care on the bike pink!

Hope the Spanish contingent are having a good time

O4S - a few HMs will get you back in the swing. I thought about entering a few in September/October myself but then decided against it. Norwich is 23 November, and I might do one earlier that month depending on how I feel.

Chick - that's a good pace in humid weather

My tempo run on Wednesday was surprisingly OK - the tempo bit was 3.5 miles at average 7.22. The first mile felt really quick but once I'd settled in it was OK. Today was another 6 but easy pace - very windy out there.

I should get out tomorrow (intervals, yikes!) and then looking at 11 on Sunday. Not a huge amount of miles but just building up very gradually. The weather looks like a shocker over the weekend with thunderstorms so hopefully we can dodge those.

GFA London Marathon 2015

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 14:34
I think as long as it's a UKA recognised event (or overseas equivalent) it can count, doesn't have to be chip timed. I got my first GFA from the Bungay Black Dog marathon - small event in Suffolk with a couple of hundred runners.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 08:46
Hi folks....

Good to see some decent mileage going on - especially kiwi on the comeback trail

Nell - that is one fast mile reps session

Chick - I knew you wouldn't resist the thought of a marathon for too long

I'm slowly getting my running mojo back. Still have pain in by feet/ankles but it's manageable and wears off so I'm keeping at it. To get my head in the game I've worked out a schedule to take me through to the Norwich Half in November - started with a trendy 5 yesterday of course! Today is a tempo session - will be 6 in total with 3-4 @ MP-ish. Mind you I'm not sure what that is at the moment, but hopefully around 7.30s. Could be interesting!

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 08:41
Hi folks,

Another one who's been awol for a while and doing very little. Left heel still troubling me, now right achilles is niggling a bit so I'm sticking to a bit of cycling, rowing and XT in the gym. All very dull.

Minni - hope you get some answers on the hip soon.

O4S - likewise, hope you can get some answers.

2old - sounds like you need some proper attention on that calf of yours.

GFA London Marathon 2015

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 09:13
I don't see it as selfish - the reason I don't do it for charity is more the fact that all my friends, family and colleagues know I run marathons so I would feel awkward asking for money for me to do something that is "normal" for me. I did do it for charity for the first couple of times but once I got on the GFA role (last 4-5 years) I haven't.

Harty66 - to answer your questions, I would expect you to be in pen 3 with that time. Should be across the line in under a minute, and should be into your running without too much trouble. I reckon there is about 4000 runners on green. The queues for the portaloos are still a nightmare though!
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