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Overdone it?

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 13:19

Um, yeah, I'd have a better chance of being able to do that pace for reps if they were only 75% of the distance too... tbh though I think the longest consistent reps I could do at that pace would be 1ks. Otherwise I just can't run that fast.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 30/11/2016 at 09:53

It is also quite mild in Fife, esp compared to last week, when we had to do reps round the outside of a frozen-solid rugby pitch because the track was an ice rink.

P&D spring marathon 2017

Posted: 30/11/2016 at 08:08

I enjoyed that report, but I have to say that nothing about it makes me want to try an ultra.

P&D spring marathon 2017

Posted: 29/11/2016 at 22:57

Because of the cold, Ramjet? You need some neoprene overshoes.

Overdone it?

Posted: 29/11/2016 at 21:51

I don't know how DT decides on his target pace (v. fast, btw; I don't think I've ever run a mile that fast, let alone three of them!). I just do some running and see how fast it comes out, then try to run about the same speed on the next rep and hope it comes out the same, which it mostly does.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 29/11/2016 at 20:40

I never ogle anyone at all when racing because I am too busy concentrating on my running.

Overdone it?

Posted: 29/11/2016 at 20:38

Well done Pete. Now  best to take it easier the rest of the week ready for your half on Sunday.

Meanwhile I went to the track and did 2*(5*400) which was okay and quite consistent in about 81 seconds per rep and also some 100s, which I did not time and which my hip flexors were not impressed by.

I quite like Christmas pudding, but not as much as I like Christmas cake, and I baked mine in late September so it's okay to use the C word in my house.

Venice Marathon

Posted: 29/11/2016 at 11:29

If you are filling in the form in Italian it will ask you for your tax code, but if you click on the UK flag and do it in English it will want your passport number instead.

Here is the medical certificate.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 29/11/2016 at 11:12

I did have a look from time to time in Chester marathon, as I had a pretty good idea of what time I thought I should run and how fast I should be going. I'd probably have a few glances in a half marathon too. But this year with low iron etc. I've not been anywhere near PBs, so I've just been doing races to do my best (and compete) rather than having particular targets. And if you know you're not going for a PB but are otherwise in reasonably good shape, then there's no need to look at your watch - e.g. I checked a few times in the first mile of Stirling 10k to make sure I wasn't accidentally going out too fast, then just did the race and ran at the faster end of what I was expecting (37:27, as opposed to about 37:30-55).

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 29/11/2016 at 10:59

Well, my old garmin measured everything a bit short, and my new one does too, so I've tried that! But actually I'd rather have it that way round because most people's measure stuff a bit long, so they always think they are going faster than they actually are because their watch said so, a recipe for failure and disappointment.

Also, given that I don't look at my pace much in races, and I don't look at it at all in sessions (because there is a coach with a stopwatch there to tell me how fast I am running), it's mainly just there to record distance and draw me a pretty map on the internet.

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