Latest posts by Lorenzo

1 to 10 of 3,445

Sub 3h15

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 22:25

Great report Madbark - you're seriously flying at the moment.

KR - another paragraph that reinforces why I don't want to even contemplate doing a 24 hour race. Great dedication to the cause.

11 hilly off road miles with a mate this morning - made a very pleasant change from running solus and we put the world to rights throughout the run except for the steep bits up the side of Box Hill/

Took me up to 111 for the month (which is OK seeing that I was away for almost half of it) and 1,318 for the year so far. A decent burst of autumn training should get me over 2,000 for the year for the first time since 2011


Sub 3h15

Posted: 29/08/2015 at 11:34

G-Dawg - difficult to know what to say. Are you in the kind of industry where there are opportunities for short term contracts while you're looking for the ideal job? Fingers crossed for you.

Good set of intervals there PJF

Slightly later start than normal for my long run this morning - had picked a route that I thought was around 19 miles, but it ended up at 20.4 so I'll take that. Very undulating trip over to Leith Hill and back with a couple of nasty steep bits, but all good training.

Am transferring my Abo place as I'm definitely not in shape for a decent time in 7 weeks time, but the Phoenix Riverside Winter Marathon (starts in Walton-on-Thames) on 22 November looks to be a good one. Have we got an autumn marathon list yet? 

Very hopeful for a successful session in Beijing over the next hour

Sub 3h15

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 15:47

Sounds like there are alot of folks waiting for the holidays to end! 

Nothing much to report other than a gentle 4.5 mile run through the woods this morning and the pleasure of working from home which generally means more toast and less coffee consumed that when I'm in the office.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 08:14

VTr - just long grass rather than actual weeds but seem to have got back on the well mown bits now. Sounds like you're in good shape at the mo.

Gul - makes sense to take it easy. Hopefully you'll be back out there soon.

After a few days off to rest and recover, I managed to make it back out yesterday for an hour's plod through the mud followed by a faster, more tempo-like session this morning. Pace felt good, but was still a bit taken aback by the fact that in 40 minutes, my phone logged a run of, er, 16.5 miles. Suspect the GPS wasn't working 100% but I've dropped Mo a line to warn him about my form just in case it was accurate! 


Sub 3h15

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 22:22

Stand out performance from Madbark - chapeau sir!!!

Good to see KR building up the mileage for a particularly lunatic event and Speedy throwing in some decent mileage as well.

Far too much detail from MsE!!!

A mixed weekend for me - 15 miles up and around Box Hill on Saturday represented my longest run for nearly 3 months but my legs felt pretty heavy from the get go so I was a bit surprised to average 8 min/mile pace.

I might have been suffering from something as I felt pretty sh!t and generally lethargic yesterday, and canned the recovery run and today's easy run. Will see how I feel tomorrow morning before making a final decision about hitting the roads.

Longer term, I'm having second thoughts about Abingdon in October - it's one of those marathons that it's only worth doing if you're in decent shape and I'm not confident I'll be in that position in 8 weeks so I may try and sell my place and go for another marathon in November. Ho hum.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 23:14

Impressive long run there MsE - presume the niggles have all disappeared. I hope you have a fun weekend away.

Welcome to Frizzle - you'll enjoy it on here!

Have been a bit rubbish at posting this week - been a rather busy one. Getting back into a routine with a shortish threshold run on Tuesday, an hour on one of my favourite loops through the woods on Wednesday and an intervals session yesterday, albeit one rather compromised by one glass of wine too many the previous night. 

Rest day today and then taking out my new Mizuno Hitogamis (£95 for two pairs) out for a spin tomorrow. 

Sub 3h15

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 12:12

Wow SJ - sounds great fun if you like the idea of getting into cold water at frequent intervals. I'd love to do some running up in the Lake District so with elder Lorenzito being just down the M6 as from October I can see a few weekends up there in future.

Belated congrats to Madbark for another stunning performance, and a cracking time on tired legs from Jools.

Yesterday marked the "official" start of my shortened (9 weeks) training schedule for Abingdon and it kicked off with a rather disappointing parkrun (I'm too embarrassed to share the time!) but today's hilly 11 miler was better. I need to start getting the mileage in, but clearly won't be jumping straight up to 50+ a week yet.

Thinking about next year's plans, has anyone (esp the North East crew) got any experience of the Race the Wall event (http://ratrace.com/thewall2016/)? Looks to be an interesting alternative to heading down to South Africa. 



Sub 3h15

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 23:40

Congrats to all those heading off to pastures new in the autumn - the Lorenzo household will be one man down as well with elder Lorenzito off to Manchester to study Maths and Statistics (different uni but same course as his old man!). 

Got back from holiday yesterday lunchtime so headed out in the rain for 6.7 rather undulating miles this morning - my first run for almost 3 weeks. Very pleasant indeed. 

Comrades 2016

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 23:57

Poacher - I'm just keeping an eye on things!! 

No commitment at this stage and the back-to-back is still more off than on at this stage. Have managed a massive 3 miles in the last 3 weeks since being here.

Comrades 2016

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 23:55

Not me - am in Borneo at the moment! Got my Comrades t-shirt with me though.

1 to 10 of 3,445

Discussions started by Lorenzo

GB Ultra Country to Capital 45

Fruit cake anyone? 
Replies: 8    Views: 2526
Last Post: 15/05/2012 at 21:19

Surrey Slog Half Marathon

Any takers for this one? 
Replies: 20    Views: 1866
Last Post: 27/07/2006 at 22:59
2 threads returned