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Sub 3h15

Posted: Today at 08:31

Awesome SJ - I'm exhausted just reading it. I feel rather inadequate right now. 

Sub 3h15

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 23:43

Thanks SJ!!! 

Comrades 2016

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 00:21

I'll be at Abingdon but not sure I'll be using it for a qualifying time. 

Sub 3h15

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 00:19

Somehow managed a slightly slower 5000m on the track this evening than I did on a trail in a parkrun on Saturday. Bah! 

Sub 3h15

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 23:26

Quiet on here today!

Good battling from PMJ. 71 miles in 4 hours on hilly terrain shows some decent form from Blisters as well.

Not much to report from here - cycling commute yesterday followed by an OK-ish parkrun in Banstead Woods this morning. Combination of the day before's cycling and a short night's sleep probably played a role in a slightly below par 19:40.

May well be back out on the track for a 5000m vets race on Monday - 12.5 laps aaaargh!

Sub 3h15

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 06:27

Poacher - chin up big fella. Sounds tough at the moment but give it a bit of time and don't hang up the running shoes just yet. I'm sure you mentioned something about a green number last time I saw you! 

Welcome SW78 - I'm not aware of any downside in incorporating hills in long training runs before racing on the flat. On the contrary, it can only be beneficial in my mind as it it'll make any undulations on the course appear to be flat.

Another 800m race last night - fortunately it was graded (i.e. they split all the entrants up into races according to their estimated time) which meant:

a. I didn't have to go in the same race as younger Lorenzito
b. there was ample opportunity to show those cheeky u11 upstarts what a real finishing kick looked like! 

As it turned out, I got my pacing far better than last time and ended up with 2:32 and a bit; a 6s improvement from last week and on the same rate of improvement, by my calculations I should be up there with Rudisha et al by the end of the summer.

Rest this morning.

Comrades 2016

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 07:49

Aaaaaargh! Just made a HUGE mistake and noticed that this thread had been set up......


.... and I've bookmarked it.


Just go a few months to convince myself that running this again and securing a back-to-back, becoming a true Comrade and all the glory that that entails is a bad idea. 

Can anyone help me with that?!!

Sub 3h15

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 07:29

Amazing SJ, just amazing!!

Great stuff from you too Madbark.

On a more sane level, it was a gentle commuting run (albeit with quite a heavy backpack) for me yesterday followed by another short sharp (2x400, 2x200) intervals session this morning. Am hoping to make to back from a meeting in tIme to do another track 800m tomorrow evening.

Top of the to do list this evening: sort out GFA entry 

Sub 3h15

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 11:34

Chin up G-Dawg - sub-20 is yours for the taking.

Well done Speedy - another top spot even though you're not in top form at the mo.

Some more interval work for me during the week followed by volunteering at the Guildford parkrun yesterday (in which the course record was smashed - 15:16 by Phil Wicks) albeit with a 10 mile bike ride to and from the parkrun.

All of this was supposed to stand me in good stead for a nice flat 10K over in Richmond this morning - good conditions and a mixture of road / pavement and tow path. Was aiming to go sub-40 and I went through halfway in about 19:45 but the next few kms were quite tough and by the time I got the finish I could see the clock ticking away from 39:5x into 40:0x territory and I crossed the line at 40:07. 

However, that was gun time and I'd started a bit further back and the official results show a chip time of 40:00. Is it OK to assume that in fact the time was 39:59.95 and it's just been rounded up?! 

Sub 3h15

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 22:23

G-Dawg - I can't remember exactly which part of Surrey you're in, but if you want a flat parkrun course then head over to the Rushmoor course in Aldershot. Suspect it might be a bit slippery when wet but on a dry day you're odds on for a sub-20.

Blisters - sounds like a pretty solid performance to me.

MsE - hope that the injury eases quickly. What sort of race plans have you got this summer.

Talking of the summer, I have decided that post-Comrades, some focus on speed is necessary so having eased back into things with a 19:54 on an undulating Guildford parkrun, tonight was the moment of truth: the local Vets League and I rashly decided to enter the 800m (i.e. less than 1% of the distance of Comrade - can anyone else claim that level of difference in two consecutive races?!) followed by the 3000m less than half an hour later. 

F*** me, it was tough!!! 800m in about 2:38 (so I'm only 25s slower than 14 year old younger Lorenzito although I'll maintain I was just treating it as a warm up for the longer race) followed by 11:22 in the 3000m (clearly the warm up didn't help in the slightest!). Some work to be done but at least it's a marker in the sand if I decide to do something similar again following a bit of focused training. 


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