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Overdone it?

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 21:56
Charlie, I tried to play with cadance earlier this year. I was naturally running at around 160 for an easy run and 170 for quicker pace.
I gradually in creased my easy cadance to 170. I still do various drills, fast feet, high knees, high heels skips etc but I haven't checked my cadance for about 6 months.
I used an app called runzi which saves the trouble of counting and I think reduces the chance of bias when counting.
I've just installed the app again so I can check if there has been any change.

Overdone it?

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 09:46
Skinny Festive Fun wrote (see)

Muddy - the middle smiley is obviously meant to be a golf ball sized snot ball. your report reminds me of my 5 mile race last week with the first 3 miles run at 5k pace - the great unknown is whether or not it would have been faster run more sensibly.

Well done Charlie on the parkrun location PB and the just missing of your actual PB. Your enthusiasm for running comes through on all your posts.

McFlooze good comeback 20k although I am VERY disappointed with the behaviour of your family - disgraceful!

Some good running elsewhere by everyone else too - I managed 35 miles last week with a 10,6,10 end to the week which left me feeling tired enough for a rest day today.

Hey! I had three kids to wrangle.  We did go out to watch the first lap and the finish, but just missed her both times.  I think I was confused and based my estimate on HM rather than 20k (and maybe I didn't expect her to run quite so fast)

Overdone it?

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 08:04

Excellent running Muddy, and another report that makes me think I just don't try hard enough.  We've hired a babysitter to cover for races a couple of times.  

Bob - Are the leg speed and hill reps  part of your base plan?

DT - No mara for me next year, but I do have the Naunton 19 in mid Jan.  Likely to be very hill and muddy, which is why I'm trying to do a lot of my running in the mud. I'm considering some new trail shoes that handle mud better than my current fuji elite.  I suspect they are very good on rocky mountain trails, but don't have a great deal of grip.  Any recommendations?  I've heard salomon speedcross are good in the mud.

edit: just had another look at the Naunton website, aparently "The paths are primarily on firm ground and good for running." so maybe I shoudn't worry too much.  There are some muddy looking photos on there though.

Best hate songs

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 21:02
The Grinch 2 wrote (see)

Total coincidence but it seems Iggy Pop has just discovered The Sleaford Mods on R6

Maybe he's a RW regular?

I like SM's.  Very john cooper clarke.

Best hate songs

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 13:29
These suggestions are almost all thirty years old. Any recent suggestions? Is it case of they don't write em like they used to, or are we all just old.

Best hate songs

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 13:11
David - Anything by Crass would be worth consideration, but Reality Asylum is very powerful.

Overdone it?

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 12:56
Fortunately, Lit, you can't die of stupidity. But, similarly, when i check my watch I have to ease off the pace early on.
15 mostly muddy miles this morning (with a sneaky few miles along the canal). Mile 14 featured a very slippery climb, which was hard work.

Overdone it?

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 20:13

Very good Charlie, particularly on a muddy course. I might try my next parkrun without garmin to see how well I can judge pace.  I'm normally all over the shop so shouldn't be much worse.

Well done Pete. slowly, slowly catchy monkey.

Just looked back at my end of 2013 summary.  I have heard the mellifluous sound of sub 20 and sub 40 this year, so I'm reasonably happy. But they were also my 2013 targets, which weren't achieved due to cataclysmic injury during summer 2013.  I'll obviously be looking for further improvement during 2015, but perhaps, like Lit, I might find specific time based goal unwieldy.

10 very muddy miles yesterday and another 4 today.

Marathon Trainers for mild overpronator

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 14:57

Asics ds trainer are nice compromise, fairly light with a bit of cushioning and support. 

Overdone it?

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 11:01

Morning chaps, day off today and I've just been to see eldests Christmas play.  Very good.  Now, despite being my day off I have to call in to an unproductive conference call that, apparently, I just cannot miss. Hopefully,  squeeze a decent run in later.

Decided against sneyd as I'm concentrating on upping long run mileage.

Muddy - It must be your legs.

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