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Sub 3h15

Posted: Today at 09:01

Freemers - well done bagging the 20 miler.
OO - excellent parkrunning.
Poacher - lovely conditions for parkrun. Thanks for the info about White Peak - I think I have walked some of that descent and it's not great!
Abbers - hope the rest does you good.
Bike It - challenging indeed! All the best.
Jools - great mileage.
Hilly - well done getting out for a double yesterday.
9 more easy miles for me this morning.

Sub 3h15

Posted: Yesterday at 09:20

Lorenzo - good week of running.
PMJ - well done on the slow pacing.
WS - sounds like you earned that recovery shake - but it does sound revolting.
Jools - must have been bitterly cold.
Birch - Sorry to hear your knee is still playing up. I discussed possible race plans with Mrs GD. Not looking promising  Seem to be busy every Sunday. Now looking at White Peak - maybe Poacher has done this one? Not going to be fast obviously, but could be good experience ready for a crack at a decent time in the autumn (Mablehorpe?)
Badbark - that is a very impressive 10k with a parkrun warm-up! Great WAVA score too.
Leslie - more progress and 25 miles!
PMJ - nice 20 miler. Looking promising.
SJ - moving in the right direction.
KR - on course for a cracking race in Manchester, I think.
Bike It - nice way to spend a Saturday night! Enjoy the mini-taper. What's the plan for the marathon?
GD - well done, that's a great result. That must have been a really strong wind to feel like you were in reverse! Glad the lurgy has gone.
Rest day yesterday and started my cut-back week with 7 easy miles.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 10:12

Jools - rehearsals or concerts? Any running planned too?
GD - all the best with the Grim Challenge today.
KR - getting in some good consistent training there.
Abbers - easily done!
GM - bet that was enjoyable run.
SJ - I thought maybe you had them in case you found a boat
Speedy - hope all is well.
Birch - hope you can make Dewsbury tomorrow and good luck to your son.
Freemers - nice intervals.
Willy Samson - welcome to the thread and all the best with your training for MK.
Poacher - welcome back!
Badbark - nice photos - I wouldn't want to be in your way!
Hilly - enjoy the week off.
Overslept a bit today - but not enough to have to bin the LSR. So started at 4:37 am and did 19 miles. Legs felt like lead - so a real plod @ 8:42 m/m. 63 miles for the week and 81 in the last 7 days. Maybe that's why I struggled. Put it down as a time on feet run!

Sub 3h15

Posted: 05/02/2016 at 06:50

SJ - swimming with paddles?
Freemers - sounds like my HM/10k conversion (6:36 v. 6:31 I think!)
Hilly - nice double.
OO - enjoy the parkrun tourism.
10 easy miles with 12x100 strides. Going to be a wet LSR tomorrow I think.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 06:28

GM - just think how beautiful the sunrise will be reflecting on the sea as you glide along the promenade all by yourself
Jools - nice reps in the glorious mud.
Abbers - good swimming.
Leslie - hope the swimming went well.
GD - solid MLR. Maybe a rest is in order before the Grim Challenge!
KR - yes, but it's not very loud! With my old watch I would have just used a loop around the park where I know approximately where each 100m starts and finishes!
6 mile recovery run d&d this morning.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 09:19

GM - sounds tough out in Tenerife
Abbers - good effort there. Er, yes, still looking for an option!
Bike It - good LSR. Can't wait for the sunrise to be early enough to see while running again!
PMJ - ooh a graph! My mileage is OK (217 in last 4 weeks I think). Must be something else I'm doing wrong!
Mini - Hi! Really sorry to hear about the stress fracture.
KR - your doubles are starting to sound regular to me!
Hilly - I'm guessing you live somewhere up north!
Freemers - enjoy the Minni special!
Bit of a Mini Zatopek session for me today! Should have been 400m tempo / 200m easy reps, but my GPS watch does intervals by time rather than distance. So I set up 16 x 1:40 / 1:05. The only information it gave me afterwards was the mile splits (7:10, 6:56, 7:00, 7:00, 7:00, 7:11 and 1:40) and total distance of 6.26 miles in 43:59 (what happened to that other second?!) Plus warm-up and warm-down, 10 miles. Still trying to figure out what pace the 1:40 efforts might have been! 

Sub 3h15

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 09:03

Abbers - nice fast finish "long" run.
GD - good rest. An important part of training!
Freemers - always feels good to pick up the pace at the end of an LSR.
Bike It - excellent mileage for January. Enjoy the Saturday night dreadmill run!
OO - we're all obviously in the wrong country!
KR - you are in cracking form.
Jools - only 2 long runs in January for me!
12 mile MLR this morning (usual time just late posting). 6 @ 8:24 m/m and 6 @ 7:42 m/m.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 06:30

Hilly - no ice in Norfolk yesterday. Hope you're fully recovered from the lurgy very soon.
Badbark - impressive month of running and congrats on another MT podium place.
OO - thread celeb! Another good LSR.
PMJ - nice LSR to round off January.
SJ - mud + hills = fun?
Lorenzo - great mileage for January.
Birch - hope the knee is OK.
Bike It - very nice tally for the week.
Jools - 272 is going some.
Leslie - looking good.
Speedy - great 21 miler.
SBD - good to hear you're still going strong. Sounds like you're already in serious training!
6 recovery miles this morning at uber-plod pace. Forgot to report yesterday that my mileage for January was 226.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 31/01/2016 at 06:55

Lorenzo - still a podium finish! Enjoy the long run.
Birch - sounds like a good session. And actually I had a 150 min lie-in as I just went back to bed for another hour!
GD - I wouldn't be thanked for using an alarm clock at that time in the morning! Good 15 miler.
Hilly - nice parkrun. I haven't been parkrunning for several months now.
Jools - good effort.
Leslie - hopefully I can get away with sub 3:20 this year as I become a FOGIT.
Speedy - sounds like a tough parkrun!
PMJ - maybe your local one is a shorter course?
Managed to get out a 4:00am this morning for my long run. 18 miles d&d. 11 @ 8:15 m/m and 7 @ 7:46 m/m.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 06:48

Birch - good timing for your rest day.
Freemers - maybe we should swap threads - I still haven't got a sub 3:30 yet!
Jools - enjoy the XC.
GD - good pace for a hilly run.
Hilly / Freemers - have either of you done King's Lynn parkrun? Worth a visit if you're looking for a fast course.
Overslept today by 90 mins   So my long run will have to wait until tomorrow!

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