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Overdone it?

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 14:06
Skinny Fetish Fan wrote (see)

 

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I wouldn't have thought you have much cause for concern about your endurance over a half considering you are an endurance beast * over a full ?

 

* i was trying to think of a suitable animal as i know you like that, but my mind isn't working today so settled for 'beast'. I'm sure you aren't an actual beast though

Camel?

 

LOL that's worse than BEAST !!!!

I was thinking more of a long distance Gazelle-type animal

Overdone it?

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 13:37

Blimey, unless i'm very much mistaken that's a training pace equivalent of 1:20:34 ....

Overdone it?

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 13:31
Skinny Fetish Fan wrote (see)

 

mace wrote (see)

I wouldn't have thought you have much cause for concern about your endurance over a half considering you are an endurance beast * over a full ?

 

* i was trying to think of a suitable animal as i know you like that, but my mind isn't working today so settled for 'beast'. I'm sure you aren't an actual beast though

Camel?

 

LOL that's worse than BEAST !!!!

I was thinking more of a long distance Gazelle-type animal

The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 13:25

Stuart - still a very good run, don't give up on sub 4 as it's well within your grasp.

Tek - sounds like it wasn't your day for the half but still a time many people would be over the moon with.

Nurse - interesting comment about fading in the later miles. I was talking to a chap at parkrun a couple of weeks back who did his first sub-3 this year. He said he always faded but this year he maintained pace to the end. The difference in his training he thought was more MP miles on tired legs and in particular progressing to a 24 miler with 20 miles of alternating 1km @ MP and 0.6km easy. Bloody tough workout but then i guess that's why it works ....

Overdone it?

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 13:12
literatin wrote (see)

Hmm. I'm not convinced 2 pain free days counts as 'oh good, off out for a run again', but take it easy if you do it!

Not a pedant, mace? Are you sure you are in the right thread? Actually though weight fluctuations within about a 5lb range are pretty normal, aren't they? Otherwise I will have to confess that I am not actually exactly 8st 4 at all times. Nice session too though 'enjoyable' sounds all wrong for 400s in the dark.

Somehow missed Bob's niggle in all the excitement - take it easy!

I did my last light HM session today: 3x 1 mile @ HMPish off 90 secs. Obviously feeling a bit easy after doing all those 10k pace reps recently, but my main concerns for Sunday are (a) my endurance levels and (b) the weather.

5lbs i'd say is ok but my target race weight is 11st and i've been at the dizzy heights of 12-9 this year ( and not that long ago)  I hope to settle around 11-7 over the next couple of months.

I wouldn't have thought you have much cause for concern about your endurance over a half considering you are an endurance beast * over a full ?

 

* i was trying to think of a suitable animal as i know you like that, but my mind isn't working today so settled for 'beast'. I'm sure you aren't an actual beast though

muddy - thanks for the report and congrats again that's a pretty rapid start and there appears to be something wrong with your HR showing a max of 99 bpm ? Shame you couldn't get some useful HR data I've had to contact Garmin as my new HRM-RUN strap has started to play up the last few weeks. Good news is they're sending a replacement FOC

Overdone it?

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 09:09

Excellent work from Richard  and Tommy

Easy does it Bob and DT

Skinny, it's actually 11-12 but as i'm not a pedant i can live with that and it will probably be right anyway by Friday. I did say i while back that i could keep you in a job updating the table the amount my weight jumps up and down

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8 x 400 ( 400 jog ) target 80's in the dark this morning came out at 84-81-80-81-81-79-79-81 so about right overall if you ignore the slow start and quite enjoyable.

Overdone it?

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 18:44

I think for both my HM and 10M pb's i was thinking before the race i could do about 5-10s per mile slower than i actually ended up running

It seems you have more than a fair share of natural ability hitting that sort of time off your mileage and having only been in the game around a year or so.

Very well done 

 

 

Overdone it?

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 16:05

Excellent muddy, i had a feeling you were going to put in a good time

Overdone it?

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 08:54
Good luck Tommy and muddy

Pleased to hear that, Pete

Overdone it?

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 09:52

Tommy - it's 7th December

muddy - HA ! yea, been there when my kids were nippers. One second they're under your feet, next they're hiding in the loo rolls or behind cereal boxes and i'm running to the exit thinking they've been nabbed

Richard - nice session, good luck

Skinny - 45 blinkin' minutes !!?? Another reason i don't do downtime is i'd seize up. If i keep running i'm fine and just have the odd stretch ( probably a couple of minutes a day in total ) so i guess if you're on low miles at the moment that's why you have to stretch so much. Or is that normal when you're in full training ?

Charlie - welcome and good luck with your return to running. The bit about sheep shit made me chuckle a lot.

 

This week was the first of an 11 week build up to December's 10 and i've gone for Daniel's half marathon plan with 3 weeks of phase 2, 5 weeks of phase 3 and the final 3 weeks in phase 4.

Last week's parkrun was used to give me some idea of where i was having had a summer of putting on weight ( and lately losing a chunk of that ) and no racing.

So, Tuesday was 3wu, and then 5 repeats of 200(200jog), 200(400jog), 400(200jog) at about 3k pace. McM and Daniels give around 5:20pace or 80s per 40 which was intimidating !! 200s were all over the place ( not least because of confusing some sort of pace alert with the end of the rep a few times, so slowing down then going again ) Hard work by the time i got to the last 400 and after hitting 84 seconds, including a u-turn, for that i knew it was about enough. Certainly made me think about the paces Bob's been hitting, that's for sure

 

And this morning 2m wu then 4 x 1m off 60 seconds rounded off with 4 x 200. Miles were a bit quick averaging 6:05 and should have been 6:10

That's 48M this week with a long run to come tomorrow so should nudge into the 60's

.... and 11st 12 at weigh in this morning

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