Gul Darr

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Posted: Yesterday at 06:47

Leslie - nice mile reps and a cracking tempo run. Nice 5k too. And more mile reps!
GD - lunchtime mile reps! Whatever next? MLR of course! Congrats on the new job. Have a great time in Rome.
Lorenzo - good royal flush and bike commuting. Did you bike or fly to Kosovo? Nice hill running.
OO - sounds like a lovely 14 miler. Nice parkrun in the wind. Sounds like the whole family will be out there soon! Good to get a 20 miler in the bag whatever the pace.
PMJ - glad you had a good week in Lyon. Good steady mileage.
Jools - good running - building up nicely.
DEot - excellent 23 miler. Taper soon!
SJ - sounds like you were having a great holiday (not to mention the breakfast!) Hope you're on the move soon.
GM - good to hear from you. Take care now.
Great holiday in Pembrokeshire.  Had a cold and high temperature so missed a few opportunities for running, but still managed to get 30-odd miles in. Certainly lots of hills here! Got back yesterday, so another couple of days before it's back to work.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 16/08/2016 at 06:36

GD - good 20 miler - that sounded like tough work. And good pace on your short run.
Lorenzo - good bike miles. Pleased to hear you've entered Beachy Head mara.
OO - excellent parkrun.
Poacher - nice progress at parkrun.
PMJ - nice week living it up in France. I don't have good memories of Lyon - hope you enjoy it more than I did!
Leslie - good impromptu progressive run!
Jools - sounds like things are heading in the right direction.
DEot - great time for your 10 mile race.
Back after a great weekend away. After 3 days off, I enjoyed a slow 8 miler this morning. Off on holiday tomorrow, so no more running for a few more days while we're travelling to Wales! Catch up with you folks in 11 or so days!

Sub 3h15

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 08:55

Leslie - good track session.
GD - nice 10 miler. How did the interview go?
Jools - great MLR.
Lorenzo - do you race the train along the tracks?
I think I am pretty much at the end of my "patience" phase now. Seemed to have plateaued, so will have to move on after the hols at the end of August. Here is a graph which I made earlier, which shows the ratio of pace to heart rate.


Sub 3h15

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 07:29

Apologies for the flying visit. My clock had stopped so I kept turning over to get some more sleep until the daylight gave the game away! 6 mile recovery run to finish the week with 57. Away this weekend. Have fun folks!

Sub 3h15

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 07:55

Birch - hope you can banish the fairy and get some miles in today.
Leslie - nice easy run.
Poacher - Am I allowed to sit in on the panel? a) Lack of sleep to fit in my current mileage might have aged me a bit, but I wasn't on the Embankment this morning! b) I did have a "GUL DARR" t-shirt when I was about 17, but no personalised kit at the moment c) yes, sort of. Obviosuly the wetsuit manufacturers got in with the name first
I was planning to sneak in my long run this morning as I'm away this weekend, but I overslept and only managed a lazy 14. 7 @ 9:15 HR 130 and 7 @ 8:10 HR 144.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 07:38

Jools - not a bad time all things considered. All the best with the 10k.
Poacher - sounds like a tough but scenic course as one would expect.
Leslie - 10 seconds is rather a lot! I'm sure PMJ could give you the stats on the differing distances for each lane on a 400m track Good reps.
OO - is Abingdon still a possibility, then?
GD - great speed work there.
10 slow miles this morning @ 8:56 m/m HR 128.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 07:28

OO - how did the 18 miler go?
DEot - I presume your 20 miler was 2:50ish not 1:50!!! All the best with your 10 miler and the Hull mara - is that at the beginning of September?
GD - good lunchtime run.
14 miles this morning. 6 @ 9:12 HR 126 and 8 @ 8:29 HR 137.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 08:52

Leslie - good effort in the 10k. Maybe the downhill first mile set you off too fast. And as you say, probably stil had tired legs.
Lorenzo - Beachy Head suits me better being in half-term, but still trying to sort out exactly what I'm doing this autumn.
13 miles this morning. 7 @ 9:23 HR 128 and 6@ 7:49 HR 147.


Sub 3h15

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 06:44

OO - congrats on the parkrun win!
GD - good 20 miler.
Lorenzo - thinking about doing Beachy Head too. Mrs GD has always wanted to visit the Alps and casually asked if I fancied doing the Jungfrau marathon. Slightly shocked (and mostly terrified) I thought I maybe ought to try a hilly marathon if I were to seriously contemplate the Jungfrau. Specificity in training would be impossible locally of course.
Poacher - just the name sounds scary. Good luck.
My local team is King's Lynn Town. Innocuous start to the season with a 1-1 draw against Merthyr Tydfil.
4 mile recovery run to bring up 76 for the week here.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 07:00

Birch - how recent is that photo 
 - have a good parkrun and long run this weekend.
Poacher - which mara are you contemplating?
Leslie - great to have your daughter run with you.
VTr - well obviously they had to try and distract you by talking about something other than the procedure! Hope it's well and truly smashed.
Lorenzo - did you see any other runners out on the streets in Moscow? The mileage on my shoes stand at: 517, 538, 1308, 1056 (now retired), 1118, 779, 331, 369.
19 miles this morning @ 8:20 m/m HR 137.

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