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Best running app for iPhone????

Posted: Yesterday at 20:39
I don't think you'll get much better than Strava. It's the only one ive found to be vaguely accurate.

Overdone it?

Posted: Yesterday at 12:30

Beautiful.  Love the Lakes.

Bob, that's a smashing PB, well impressed.  

McF.  Boooo.  Bad news.

Lou, glad to hear hamstring is mending.

Charlie and Muddy, excellent parkrunning.  Good work.

DT, you will be proud of me - I watched quite a lot of Eurovision!  Cringe-tastic most of it was too.

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 11:41

Ooo, nice one Westy!  A second is a second!  

Millsy, was going to add my encouragement to blast it too, hope you did!

That sounds good Scott - yin and yang and all that.  I've been offered the loan of a bike so will probably have a bash at it in the next week or two, see if it's something I might enjoy for a bit of x-training.

Rachel, these massive races are never brilliant PB opportunities anyway, you may as well just enjoy the atmosphere.  Glad to hear you're feeling better.

Ferg, nice to hear you were bouncy, though I think lit has the original copyright to it

Bit of a cheeky blast last night with some faster guys from the club, and then an absolutely beautiful and v hilly 16 miles on forest and moorland trails this morning.  Feel like I'm getting my legs back at last.

Overdone it?

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 11:34

On an unrelated note, does anyone else really want to straighten the woman's T shirt in that banner ad at the top of the page?

Overdone it?

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 11:33

How'd it go Mr V?

Muddy, hmm, might be interested in that one then...  I think the profile is similar at Redcar (it's just round the town and along the seafront I think) but it could be really windy and there's a long out and back section, I'm told.

Ran a bit of the Hamsterley marathon route this morning.  It was beautiful, hilly and sunny, and then we decided to add some even harder hills on, so 16 miles, 1700ft and some glorious views all over Teesdale.  Really feel like I'm starting to get my legs back now, that was the best run I've had for ages, and did a fairly nippy 5 miles yesterday (should have been recovery but got pulled along by a couple of quicker guys).  Getting there...

Overdone it?

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 15:35

Good luck Bob.  Is anyone else going to race?  Any parkrunners?

Muddy, thanks for ideas of hill workouts.  I do the long ones quite a lot, but think the 0.4 up, 0.4 down idea might be a different one for me.  I feel like I lack strength on hills, though I run them lots at a fairly gentle effort.  I'd not considered Vale of York half, I had got Redcar in my head which is the week after - it is pancake flat but could be very affected by the wind, so maybe York is a better bet?

Overdone it?

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 13:10

I do most of my long runs there Mr V - it's very close to where I live, so most of my longer routes go either past it, through it or up on the tops the other side. Elevation a bit more than Clive Cookson 

Overdone it?

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 12:56

Well.  What can I say except clearly I need to do more running around in a ball for two hours a day. Hamsterley is just the name of the place I'm afraid, but there would be lots of opportunities for pretending to be a squirrel

Overdone it?

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 12:10
Yup, could see exactly where skinny was going to go with that one

My main goal is a sub 90 half at the end of September. Hamsterley Mara is first weekend in July, so plenty of recovery time, just potentially a big chunk out of half training. But I think I've got a fairly good base anyway and could probably do an 8 week training plan for the half to get some speed back. I think I am talking myself into the marathon...

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 08:58

I went for GA as closer to recovery pace too.  The only time I got near MP was on an MP run  (or obviously LT and V02 sessions, but that's different.)

Hi NE, good to see you back and clearly on good form!

Scott, great racing, glad you enjoyed it

Chicksta, wow, that's impressive over four days!  Enjoy your weekend off.

I'm being a bit aimless at the moment.  I know my proper target race is Redcar half at the end of September, but I'm filling in the next few weeks with some fairly frequent racing - I sort of feel like I'm going to be doing some half-assed racing and tiring myself out a bit for nothing in particular, but as that's what I feel like doing, I'm not sure if there's anything wrong with it  My scientific and critical side is saying it's stupid, but I feel like having a bit of fun!

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