Gul Darr

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Sub 3h15

Posted: Yesterday at 07:55

Congratulations to GD - no wonder you're chuffed. Excellent result and look forward to the report.
MsE - sensible decision and still a great time to say that you reigned it in in the second half. Sub 3 again soon!
No running this weekend for me for various reasons - not injury related you'll be pleased to hear! So did my long run very early this morning. 18 miles at an average pace of 8:21 m/m, although it ranged from 9:07 to 7:27 m/m.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 06:29

GM - Never been to Yorkshire? Utterly unbelievable!! Good lunchtime run.
Lorenzo - I was slacking a bit there, wasn't I? I could have got up at 3am and put in a few miles! However I didn't want to risk nodding off during the training course!
Abbers - Nice 1 and 0.5 mile efforts! At least you won't peak too soon. And good tempo run too!
GD - sorry to hear about your bike - hope it's not put too much of a dampener on things. All the the best in Berlin! You seem to be in great shape.
Leslie - hope you've learned your lesson
KR - long run on a Friday night doesn't sound very appealing!
OO - sorry to hear about your relative.
Thanks to Poacher for the suggestion of running on the towpath. I did 5 easy miles on Wednesday evening - bit of an unusual experience for me especially as there were other people around including lots of runners. Thursday morning I did 9 miles inc. 16 x 0.2M reps. Out much later than usual (6:18) as I thought I'd better wait until there was some daylight when I got out of the immediate city centre. Got a bit frustrating having to negotiate all the other people on the towpath when doing fast stuff though. But the most surprising and disappointing thing was how few people replied when I wished them a good morning - I thought Yorkshire folk were meant to be friendly - probably all visitors on training courses! 6 mile recovery run this morning.

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Posted: 20/09/2016 at 21:04

PMJ - sounds like torture or maybe an illusionist's stage show!
Abbers - sounds like training is going well.
Up early tomorrow, but no run planned. Catching a train at 5:19 and heading off to Leeds for a 2 day training course. Hope to check out the canal in the evening and again on Thursday morning.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 20/09/2016 at 06:43

Leslie - mara pace? I wish! All the best with your comeback.
Poacher - not tempted to nip back into the country for the Autumn Shakespeare? Not a great slogan for Stockport, how about: "Stockport is slightly less horrible than Hull"?
KR - some decent training going on there and morning runs too!
PMJ - what is the procedure they are proposing to do then?
GM - rest day - nice idea!
15 miles at a steady 7:58 m/m this morning starting at just the right side of 4am.

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Posted: 19/09/2016 at 08:27

MsE - ignore the taper madness!
Poacher - nice scalp at parkrun. And an excellent time in Hull - what a result! Sounds like you had a cracking weekend.
Birch - pleased to hear you've ended your streak.
Lorenzo - nice run/bike combo. The rest of my Saturday was spent loading/driving/unloading a van, so not really free!
GM - no, I don't use an alarm clock. I don't think that would go down too well! It's amazing how your body gets into a routine and wakes up at the right time.
OO - well done yesterday - decent result given the far from ideal prep.
WD - sorry to hear you had a tough day in Hull. Hope the aches and pains don't last too long!
PMJ - belated birthday wishes. Hope you can get your back sorted OK.
Jools - enjoy the taper!
GD - not long to go now!
5 recovery miles yesterday to bring up 58 for the week. 10 miles this morning with 2x3M tempo which turned out at 7:07, 6:48, 6:40, then 6:40, 6:40, 6:35.

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Posted: 17/09/2016 at 06:46

Jools - still a good pace for 965m reps!
All the best to Poacher, OO, and WD (you're not aged 40 by chance, are you?) tomorrow (I presume!)
Not able to do parkrun today, so out early and did 17 slow miles just under 9m/m. Saw loads of people congregating at the local Sports Centre ready for the start of the Round Norfolk Relay.

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Posted: 16/09/2016 at 08:55

Abbers - good to hear how you're getting on - if you want to do more training just give up sleep!
Leslie - don't remember any hip-clunking noises - just the knees occasionally! Hope the hammy is OK.
PMJ - did you arrange a smackdown with him then?
GD - nicely controlled pace, even it was a little faster than the coach asked for.
GM - hope the MRI goes okay and you get a sub 20 parkrun despite the course.
Lorenzo - hills noted.
8 miles inc. 13 x 0.2M efforts this morning.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 08:55

KR - nice progressive run.
Leslie - a plan? No, that would be too organised.
WDfDE - good to hear from you again - all the best for Sunday.
OO - that photo is just scary!
7 slow miles this morning. Mrs GD went to see a physio this week and he is recommending that she has an MRI and sees a specialist as he thinks she has Femoroacetabular Impingement, where the hip ball and socket are not a good fit and the soft tissue gets worn away. Rather frustrating that no-one has picked this up sooner as there is a procedure that can help with this but it needs to be caught early, but Mrs GD has had this problem for years. Hopefully her GP will now act on the physio's diagnosis and get it followed up.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 09:00

OO - yes, that's RJ. Must listen to it sometime.
MsE - most of my mile are in the dark again now, but yesterday I had a change of routine and went a bit later to coincide with the Sorting Office opening time in order to pick up a parcel. Turned out to be tube shaped, so I pretended to be a relay runner
Poacher - thanks for the tip!
Leslie - no, don't say that! I'm 50 and I haven't even cracked sub 3:30 yet, but I'm not giving up just yet!
literatin - good to hear from you.
GM - I love running on the coast - sounds great.
Lorenzo - nice ladder intervals.
8 miles inc. 4x1M this morning, 6:14, 6:14, 6:20, 6:20.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 08:26

Birch - my HM PB is from GER too. Mind you I've only done 3 HMs and 2 of them were GER! Not sure about my highest weekly total in a Mon-Sun week - will have to look it up!
Poacher - isn't there an endurance event in which you see how many times you can run back and forth across the Humber Bridge in a set time (24 hours)? Sounds right up your street!
9 slow miles this morning in between juggling loads of extra jobs. I'm booked in for a training course in Leeds next week and will be staying one night - anyone know a good place to run near the centre?

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