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Sub 50min 10k/Sub 1h 50 half marathon

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 20:29

Well done PTD.

Nick - thats tough luck.

Tim - Thats a cracking time considering the wine! You should also try the Marathon du Medoc - more of the same

We celebrated our first parkrun birthday on Saturday. Was great fun, we invited Martin and Liz Yelling who were kind enough to present some awards and were generally very lovely people with loads of time to talk with runners. It was a shame I was busy Event/Run Directing, cake cutting and results processing! But the important thing was everyone had a good time. 261 finishers, a record by over 80! So all in all came away from the day feeling particularly smug. Then chilled for the day with too many ciders and a dominos pizza. It was so bad but soooooo good!

Had a cheeky 8 miler on Sunday and finished it feeling good. A 4 miler today in alien territory was a bit weird though. I'm sure I ran through the Tamworth equivilent of the Chatsworth. But all good. Got a canal route planned for tomorrow. Travelling for work and being away from the missus sucks sometimes, but at least I get to run in some different places!

Rich - how goes the injury? Is finishing still the main goal or have things improved?

What is your race entry pattern like?

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 09:40

Much like Seren, I'll pick an A race to work towards and factor in some warm ups over a shorter distance. I generally find my PBs fall in the warmup races too as my fitness improves as part of a training cycle.

This year I've had 2 target races, but raced an additional 6 to that, excluding about 5 parkruns I've run at race pace.

Sub 50min 10k/Sub 1h 50 half marathon

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 23:14

Yeah I've already checked mcmillan ha ha! My main target is still sub 1h40, I'll set my garmin to be that for the top end, then 1h35 for the bottom end and aim for something in between.

Sub 50min 10k/Sub 1h 50 half marathon

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 21:26
Nah, I like you lot too much to jump ship!

Yeah Bob, sub 20 is next. My marathon training kicks in mid December, and after Bristol I'm focussing on 5/10k until then. If I can break 20 in 2014 I'll be over the moon!

Sub 50min 10k/Sub 1h 50 half marathon

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 20:29
Rich, still no race pack for the OH.

Just got back from my 5k - 20:46 a new PB! Delighted!

Sub 50min 10k/Sub 1h 50 half marathon

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 10:19

Didn't yesterday - not sure about today though, we leave for work before the postman arrives! Will let you know when i get home.

Sub 50min 10k/Sub 1h 50 half marathon

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 12:31

Rich, I'm trying to lose weight not add more on ha ha! But then again running with added weights will probably burn more calories!

Sub 50min 10k/Sub 1h 50 half marathon

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 20:42

Its the simple things that make this hobbie so much fun! Luckily it was a pretty flat route. Unluckily, I ended up on a motorway junction roundabout. Still, these things are sent to try us!

Sub 50min 10k/Sub 1h 50 half marathon

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 20:28

I agree with Dan - Might as well make the most of it, just try your best not to push too hard and at least get to the end!

Dan - good running. Big PB on the cards if you can keep that up!

I just got lost. I'm working in Coleshill near Birmingham 2 days a week from now on. Planned a nice 5 miler. Only problem was, I didn't factor in the Private Road I ran into! Ended up going around it and turned into a bloody 7!! Still, legs feel good. Race Wednesday. Sub 21 firmly in my sights.

My Race Pack was home too apparently. I'm in Wave 1 Blue number 12386. Curiously though, my missus race pack did not arrive! Most strange! 

Sub 50min 10k/Sub 1h 50 half marathon

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 13:37

Well done all on your PBs. it was a hot day in the end, glad I got my long one out of the way early!

Dan and Rich - a friend of mine who works from home had his arrive today. I suspect mine will be at home when I get back from Birmingham tomorrow too.

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