lou Diamonds

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Posted: 27/07/2016 at 21:31

I seem to be going through an unusually productive period at work, so spending most of my time actually working, and school hols make everything a bit more difficult to fit in.  Getting some miles in though but not as much as I would like.  Even considering some early morning running myself, but it hasn't happened yet.

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Posted: 25/07/2016 at 20:52
Not a lot to say about Saturday. I ran a t a moderate effort and picked up the pace a bit at the end to pass a couple of people for league points. Time was 39.19, which could be a six mile pb, but I haven't checked.
Then fourteen miles yesterday afternoon which was quite warm but not too bad. Did a bit of exploring eastwards where I don't think I've run for a few years.

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Posted: 22/07/2016 at 17:32
Same old story " I was rubbish but still won" my heart bleeds for the pair of you.
Hi mace. Get well soon.

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Posted: 20/07/2016 at 23:18
9 miles, easy. I was going to do a few strides, but didn't.

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Posted: 18/07/2016 at 08:02
Is that the Autumn 5 in Coventry?

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Posted: 16/07/2016 at 23:31
They're beauties Charlie.
Nice on DT - no problems with vomiting these days?
Madbee you mad head. Does 5.5 hrs include snack breaks?

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Posted: 14/07/2016 at 19:37
Well done DT. Steady improvement.
I didn't race last night as I was on parenting duties. I did walk half of the course though and can confirm that it was very uneven underfoot.
Good luck tonight muddy - plenty of foliage at this time of year.

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Posted: 12/07/2016 at 11:10

Whilst we're on the subject of shoes - I'll soon be needing to replace my general road shoes.  I've been using asics gel 33excel and really like them, but unfortuantely they've stopped making them.

I quite like the look of Saucony Ride

Lactate Threshold etc, or keep it simple?

Posted: 09/07/2016 at 21:09

P&D is a marathon guide, so unless you are training a marathon I don't recommend following the schedules therein.

Apart from that I think if you are running regularly with consistent mileage then including to variety to the pace at which you train will benefit you.  This can be as simple or a complicated as you like.  Personally, I like to use gps to train to specific paces for intervals, but  these days for tempo runs I tend to just run 'quite fast' for however long I chose.


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Posted: 07/07/2016 at 13:17

McF - I have Asics DS Racers for racing, but you know that don't you.  A lightweight trainer rather than a flat: 150g but with decent cushioning and a bit of support.

I thought the problem with 0 drop shoes was that they extend you calf further than it is used to rather than the lack of cushioning

My Inov8 roadx have done quite a few miles now, but still seem in good condition. Mudclaws feel very sturdy.

Well done to Tommy for having a good race and enjoying the beer festival.

Sorry to hear you bad news MB, but congratulations on Mr Mad's win - obviously karma or something.

Thanks for the reminder Skinny - I also did 800m last night, but felt I had a terrible race.  The time 2:30.46 was getting on for 10 second slower than what I was hoping for.  But it turns out that it is a pb .  Though - as with sunday's 10 miler, this is more to do with my previous pb being out of date than an outstanding performance.


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