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Thursday 24th April 2014

Posted: Today at 10:29

Hello again all. 

OH, give it a go.  I'm sure they will be welcoming. 

Calm down emzap!!!

As for me, I dragged my unwilling bones out to do my session. 

Jogged just over 1.6 miles to the only bit of what passes for flat road around here to do my reps.  The road appears flat but there's a very slight incline (enough to feel in either direction). I wasn't sure what I'd manage for the reps - last time I did this the reps were all around 9:20mm pace. 

I started in the 'uphill' direction.  The reps are off 90 secs (mostly walking) recovery.

05:48 time/ 09:21mm av pace/ 158 av HR
05:44 time/ 09:15mm av pace/ 159 av HR
05:46 time/ 09:18mm av pace/ 160 av HR
05:39 time/ 09:08mm av pace/ 157 av HR (eh?)
05:43 time/ 09:15mm av pace/ 159 av HR
05:37 time/ 09:04mm av pace/ 156 av HR

Then I jogged home.   The two speediest reps are obviously in the 'down' direction! 

Quite pleased with that as a session. 

Now back to some Spanish revision as my class is at 1pm.

Enjoy the rest of the day!

Thursday 24th April 2014

Posted: Today at 06:32


What: ~80 minutes including 6 x 1km reps @ something a bit slower than 5k pace
Why:  time I started doing sessions again

Back later.

Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Posted: Yesterday at 16:30

Wabo - just decided I wanted to do something constructive when I packed in my job and, as we go to Lanzarote a lot, Spanish seemed like a good thing to do.  Unfortunately I'm not as good at doing my homework as I should be - the time just flies by and suddenly I find it's time for the next class and I've done nothing! 

Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Posted: Yesterday at 08:07

Morning all.

What: 4.7 miles easy d&d
Why: easy day

Gorgeous morning here in Kent.  Pottered along gently aiming to keep HR under 135 bpm.  Difficult on the lumpy routes I have here.  But pleased with av pace of 11m/m dead, for av HR of 128. 

I ought to go to the gym today but appointments are scheduled to make it almost impossible to fit a gym visit in between them.  My own fault I guess.  Only 6 weeks left of this work contract to go and then I have a break.

Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 13:53


Wabo, you don't get a payment page at this point.  You only pay if you get in.

Chicka - well done for finishing.  Glad you had a good day.

I have put an entry in for London next year, if only because to get into the Club draw for places you need to have entered the ballot. I don't expect to get a ballot place.

What: 10 mins warm up, 4 miles in 41 minutes, cool down to home done first thing
Why: it's on the plan

Been into that there London place for a meeting but am home now and my job for the afternoon (other than do some Spanish homework/revision) is to write Terms of Reference for a committee.  Such an interesting job. 

Have a good afternoon

Monday 21st April 2014

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 17:23

Hi all.  Was just following Boston on Twitter.  Great result for the USofA in the men's race. 

Yesterday I did 5 at just slower than 10 m/m pace. Didn't feel too bad.   Today...

What: 10 very very slooooow miles, but as it was on one of my hillier routes that is to be expected (specially as the sun came out and I am NOT a runner who likes heat)
Why: meant to be LSR


Hope Chick is having a good day over there in Boston. 

Byee all

Saturday 19th April 2014

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 07:30


RFJ - was that the Enigma?  I will be losing my Enigma cherry in June!  Well done for your run.

Thanks everyone else for the well dones. 

What: A slow easy run, maybe up to 10 miles (considerably slower than yesterday!)
Why: back on schedule for marathon training
Last hard: that would be yesterday
Last rest: 13/4

We're off up to that there London today.  We've got tickets to see Susan Calman at the Udderbelly on the South Bank tonight so decided to make a day of it up if the weather holds.

Friday 18th April 2014

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 18:25
Thanks LMH and alehouse. A gel or some kind of energy at half way will also help. It's Worcester Half. A friend is doing it as her first. She wants to run with me but she's an "eyeballs out till I die" type of runner and I'm not sure she'll be prepared to stick with me at the start! My half PB is now 9 years old so a tough ask!

Friday 18th April 2014

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 18:09
Hello. Well no PB at Folkestone BUT a course best by almost 7 minutes. The last time I did this race was back in 2009. So 5 years older but 7 minutes faster. And only around 40 seconds slower than my PB. I'll take that. Time was 1:39 and change. Waiting for official time.

I paced it badly and died on my a***e. Was hanging on from 8 miles. Perhaps if I'd tapered and not done a hard legs session at the gym on Wednesday I would have had that PB.

I know I worked hard. I haven't felt this shattered after a race for a while! Can I maintain that pace for another 3 miles at my half in 2 weeks? That is the question.

Hope you're all enjoying your Friday.

Friday 18th April 2014

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 07:46


Been up for ages but couldn't think of a lyric!

What: Folkestone 10
Why: because it's there

Have a good day.

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