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Sub 3

Posted: Today at 15:01

Sorry to hear the bench is getting crowded...

Phil: good detective work on the RL.  I'm doing Maidenhead.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 09:48

Gul: there's not a huge difference between fastest (35s) and slowest (38s) - could just be fat fingers!  Impressive to even attempt 200m reps at that time of day...

3 x ~2.1km last night (well, I got them as about 1.35M).  Started a bit sluggishly (8.45) but then improved on the second (8.35) and the third (8.25).  Wonder what I could have managed on a 4th

Enjoy Glasgow, Lorenzo.  The river Kelvin or the canal are good for running if you're in the city centre, and should just about be light enough at this time of year unless you are out at Gul o'clock.

Sub 3

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 09:44

3 x ~2.1km last night as part of 10M.  Started a bit sluggishly (8.45), but got faster on rep 2 (8.35) and again on rep 3 (8.25).  Perhaps I should have done 5 or 6 to see what speed I could build up to

Glad LS21 is alive, but I've worked that out from FB.

DrD: sounds like you are recovered!!!

Sub 3h15

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 17:28

Fingers crossed for you, GDawg...

Oh, Blisters, proof that 15 year olds do still really need their mums and dads, even if they like to pretend to be grown up.  Fab cake, and I hope it helped!

I think Ant is also on the MT FB page at the moment.

5M recovery last night and going to attempt a club session tonight.  Thursday would be better, as tonight's 2.2K reps are nowhere near the session P&D want (600m reps), but I'm not going to get back to Bristol in time for Thursday's session and I need the company to drag me to faster paces!

Sub 3

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 15:56

Sorry to hear you're rather glum, Lev, although not surprising: it must be very frustrating to be on the bench when you know that aerobically you are in great shape.  At least you also know that historically you've been good at getting back into race shape quickly. 

I guessed you'd ruled yourself out of Reading, TT.  You must be one of the many spectators I failed to spot, although I did see my mum

I would say Wokingham is faster than Reading/Bath/Bristol but suffers a bit by being so early in the road racing season.  Cardiff is probably also very fast, but I've been a bit cautious since the year they got the distance wrong - I hadn't entered before then and have not wanted to since.  I can cope with most things, but not busting a gut for a 12.95 mile pb or whatever people ended up with...!

Sub 3

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 21:47
Alan: b*st*rd child of both: hm pb pace is 6.15 and mara pb pace is 6.35. Aiming for 6.30s at VLM but got a big carried away today, although felt pretty comfy throughout. Well done on the 5k. Sounds like a very quick field!

Sub 3h15

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 15:28
Quiet on here! Sorry to hear about your daughter, RFJ. Hope the test results are ok.

Sounds like there was a lot of pre race stress, BI. Almost certainly your explanation lies there!

Reassuring run for me at Reading. Having run 1.23.30 at Bath and felt generally out of sorts I needed a better performance today. I was undecided about my pace right up until the gun but after a steady 1st mile decided to stick to a p&d mp run. Wanted to stick under 6.25s to allow for Garmin error but 6.20s felt comfy so just settled into that pace. 1.22.56 and the pace:effort ratio was right. More importantly I enjoyed it, which I hadn't for several of my recent races. Long warm up and cool down to bring up 20 and 72 for the week.

Sub 3

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 13:50
Oh, time was 1.22.56.

Sub 3

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 13:49
Phew. Banished the demons after a disappointing run at Bath 3 weeks ago. Today: 30s faster for much lower perceived effort. Was still deciding on the start line whether to run at hm or mara pace and only really decided a couple of miles in. Decided I'd aim for 6.25s as Garmins are bad at giving accurate data in built up areas and ended up with 6.20s. Felt comfy so didn't want to rein things in but should mean next week can be a proper training week rather than mostly easy running to recover. Big weight off the shoulders - I hadn't enjoyed my last few races at all but today was fun

Sub 3

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 07:20
I'm doing Reading. Stayed at my parents' and jogging over for about 9 or 9.15ish. Will keep an eye out for Jim and any others.
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