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Overdone it?

Posted: Today at 06:41

Bob, I have been thinking about that second mile and I think it may have been slightly longer than a mile, in fact, because it was quite thick woodland to mess up the GPS, and I noticed when I was warming up that my garmin got quite confused along that stretch, jumping between 7 min/mile and 10 min/mile, neither of which I was running.That would explain everyone's slow second mile and why my garmin thought the course was slightly short (it did the same for Reading half because of the underpass).

Overdone it?

Posted: Yesterday at 22:13

Richard - missed your PB in all the excitement of emigrating. Well done!

Skinny - I am more pleased with the time as I have an identical county medal from 10k last year, though I was happy to get an envelope full of money.

DT - about a year.

Overdone it?

Posted: Yesterday at 10:42

Hello everyone. I now live in Scotland. Just catching up now... the only item of mail I have yet received at my new house was a letter from Scottish Athletics confirming that I will be eligible under Rule 5(7) to compete in team competition for Fife AC from 1 August.

Big-Bad-Bob wrote (see)

It's particularly mental when you consider that your 5k PB remained over 20 minutes until as recently as March...

...FFS! What progress. 

Of course, this makes a better story if you don't mention that I have rarely raced 5k, the first two were in less-than-ideal conditions, and I had run a sub-40-minute 10k in September last year. But the real 5k progress story is this: 18:37 during marathon training, then 5 weeks of post-marathon recovery and a couple of months of focused 5k training with SG has brought that down to 17:55. Which goes to show that some sensible structure and focus and not destroying yourself does work.

SG - still trying to find the races to fit the plan!

And DT, Muddy et al: probably not Robin Hood half, though I have a place - Glasgow is probably slightly better timing in relation to 10ks I can get to, and my friend is quite keen on coming up to do it with me.

Skinny, do I get new WAVA? 

is sub 3:15 marathon plausable

Posted: Yesterday at 09:54

It all sounds pretty manageable. I used the P&D 18-week 55-70 plan for my first marathon aiming for 3:15 and it was easy enough to do the sessions as they're all explained in the book. I did join a club but they just go for a run and then go down the pub, so all my structured training was from the book!

Overdone it?

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 22:57

Bob, when you stop (or change direction) it takes a couple of seconds to notice that you're moving again, but notices that you're in a different place, so assumes you got there very, very quickly.

As for me, I celebrated my last night in Nottingham, and last night of eligibility for Nottinghamshire champs, by winning the 5k championship in a sizeable PB of 17:55. 

Overdone it?

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 22:53

We weren't having a smackdown, DT, we were (some of us) racing the 5k championships.

Have you ever been first in an event?

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 22:49

I won a local 10k last year and there weren't any bloody prizes. I was a bit indignant, to be honest. It was the first time I'd won anything except I hadn't.

Overdone it?

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 22:47

Well, it was lovely to see you both and thank you for heroically waiting for the presentations. I don't seem to have been bitten at all. Re. the second mile, perhaps it is your 'doing a 180 degree turn around a cone' technique that needs work - that should be worth a few seconds.

Have you ever been first in an event?

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 22:35

Phil - mine was a county championship and I timed my imminent move to the Frozen North for the day after to make sure I would qualify!

Have you ever been first in an event?

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 22:29

I just did. 

I won 20 quid and a dodgy bottle of chardonnay.

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