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Posted: 22/11/2015 at 14:59

Happy 'birthday' BB.  You've come on in leaps and bounds!

Rest day for me as Mr. Jools was staying over (the joys of long distance - relationships, not running!).  Apparently long runs do not count as quality time together, despite the fact there is a simple solution: he could take up running

Sub 3

Posted: 22/11/2015 at 14:55

12M for me yesterday so that I could have a rest day today as Mr. Jools was staying over.  Sadly I am now in the office.

Sub 3

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 16:27

The balance between mass participation and attracting the faster runners is difficult.  Even the Abbey Dash isn't great - they have a sub-35 min pen but last year the next pen was sub-45.  They had introduced a sub-40 minute pen this year, thank goodness.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 19/11/2015 at 21:21
Yay, go SJ!

Buoyed by my runbritain success, a technical 5M pb of 30.40 tonight (I think it's a pb, but the race in question is ARC so it's harder to keep track of times. Plus my 8k split en route to my 10k pb was 30 dead, so there's a sub 30 lurking within...). Nice to feel a bit more like the Jools who ran so well last autumn and this spring.

Sub 3

Posted: 19/11/2015 at 21:16
9 miles tonight including the Prom Run in 30.40, which I think is a pb (because it's ARC I'm not great at keeping track of my times...) albeit I have gone through 8k in about 30 dead en route to my 10k pb. Still, felt about the best I have since the Cardiff half so fingers crossed the upward trend can resume!

Sub 3h15

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 17:34

£250.  Sadly, it doesn't cover the costs of entering and travelling to the 5 races in question...  And the covering email from UKA points out that only 30 British athletes entered 4 or more events.  Still, I was the 9th best lady to do that

Sub 3

Posted: 17/11/2015 at 09:08

Well run, PP.

Happy birthday, Padams, and welcome to Joke Vet Category.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 06:36
A good but tough day of racing by the thread! Big congrats to Fishy, OO, BikeIt, Birch.... I hope that's everyone!

Not the best conditions in Leeds for the Abbey Dash and a lacklustre 38.55 or thereabouts for me. I will wait to see if that was enough for me to cling on to a Run Britain placing...

Sub 3

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 06:29
Well done Daventry, Dan and Charlie.

A very unspectacular 38.55 for me at the abbey dash. Partly tiredness, partly conditions and probably partly me once I realised the first 2 meant a pb was gone. Results still don't seem to be up so don't know if I've clung onto a decent run Britain placing...

Does this affect you?

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 17:27

It doesn't affect me, in the sense that I'm a keen club athlete but well short of national/international standard.  I did once run at the Inter-Counties Cross-Country, but that's because a large number of other runners were ill/injured.

Does it bother me in the sense that I follow athletics more generally, both on TV and by going to watch things like the Diamond League (and the Olympics in 2012)?  Yes.  I want to know that the best athlete won, i.e. the person who took whatever level of natural talent they had and then trained hard & smart to get the most out of that talent.  I'm not interested in knowing who is friends with the smartest chemist or who took the greatest risks with their health.  

For me as an athlete, what makes a personal best sweet is all the memories of the sessions when I was knackered and/or not in the mood to train but went and trained anyway, and then finally that hard work pays off.  I can't imagine that thinking of all those short cuts you took has quite the same reward, and that's what plays on my mind when I watch dopers racing.

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