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Sub 3h15

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 22:28
Quick drop in to say:

Well done OO! I was a bit worried when I saw your photo on fb that it hadn't been good. And it wasn't - it was excellent! Phew!!


Good result I think from PMJ? Sorry not time to read the report.

TR - good point. I hadn't thought of that.

Duathlon nailed today. I felt it was a very solid performance. Better than I expected on both runs and bike, although it would appear my 1.65m pace is now a bit slower that my old marathon pace!! I'm not worried though. I never dreamt 3 months ago that I'd be back racing now, so feeling happy.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 22:16
Blooming heck Nell, that's a fantastic time! VERY WELL DONE!!

And Carrot! What a run. And that mile at the end is just showing off!

Duathlon was great! I really enjoyed it. It was short but long enough for me at the moment. I didn't know what to expect at all, pace wise, but figured if I averaged 8:30ish on the first run I'd be doing pretty well and couldn't really predict the second what with my current fitness and having never done one.

The run lap was 1.65m and I finished in 13:08, so just over 8 m/m. First transition was over minute to pick up bike, get helmet on and run to the startline. 2 ladies passed me during transition but as soon as I was on the bike I passed them, and on a hill!! 6.5m bike - passed another few and got over taken myself by some powerhouses on carbon bikes, you know Dubai Dave types!. However, after a couple of miles I found myself on my own and this was it for the rest of the race. Bike 23:xx. Transition 2 - 25s, dumped the bike as soon as I could. It was an odd second run. It's around a lake and not another person in sight. It feels really slow running off the bike and I had my Garmin set in a way not to show my pace, asi didn't want any pressure. Second run: 13:28, so only 20s slower than first. I was really pleased with this as I felt it was a solid performance. Times didn't really matter. Not sure of finish position but I'd say I was about mid pack, which I was delighted with. I am a happy Minni tonight!

Sub 3h15

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 18:25
Full on marathon training going on. Good to see.

I've got a lot of life going on at the moment and my busiest time of the year at work so not much time for forums. But that doesn't mean I'm not thinking of you all!

Can't rember if I said but swimming has taken a sudden halt after an ear infection progressed to a perforated ear drum. I went for a quick last night to assess and it's sore again today. I have a short run/bike/run duathlon to look forward to on Sunday though!

I'm going to attempt some months of slow HADD style base training to HR. Any tips?

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 12:49
I'm hoping the fittest Marines will be on catch duty on the finish line...

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 11:52
Puffy - meeting on a bench outside the church sounds a bit seedy... I'll be there!

Chicksta (love the new name) Is MCM tough? Maybe I should check it out. As Freemers has pointed out, I haven't looked beyond the men in uniform.

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 22:25
Freemers/Angela - gutted I won't be on the green start this year. We've had so many happy years there - great memories. Freemers - the year we started at the very front together, ran the whole race within meters of each other and shared that hug at the end, both thrilled with our times is my happiest race memory ever. . Then last year we both started so well but it wasn't to be. You're going to be flying this year though.

Superman/Malcs will you be in London watching?

I'm struggling with the forums at the moment as a lot of life seems to be happening. However, the eardrum is healing and I have the short duathlon on Sunday. Dreading it in one way as I feel so unfit but I'm looking forward to pinning a race number on again.

And tomorrow I am going to enter the lottery for the Marine Corps Marathon, Washington DC.

Sam - I'm thinking of doing a few months of HADD style base training (thanks Chick for the tips). Do you have any opinion on it? I feel it might be a good way back, although I don't relish the thought of all those very slow miles!

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 20:32
2old - the duathlon is Sunday. :-/

Chick thanks. As I say I attempted the HR test last night. The highest I got it to was 167 on two stints of 0.3m. I ran about 6:40 pace for each and didn't expect them to be so fast, so that was a nice surprise. I'll wear the strap again on Sunday and see what comes out. The two runs are only 1.5m so I should be able to hit something quite high.

I can see the advantage of doing this and thinking about it for about 3 months and see where I am then.

I'm going to enter the Marine Corps Marathon lottery tomorrow.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 21:04
Freemers - you are on great form just now. You're sure to have a great London.

Life is getting in the way at the moment so not trying to keep up with the forums but good to see everyone getting on.

Chick - you are a HADD queen. I am thinking of doing done HADD style bars training. I have tried a Max HR test but I think it's a bit low so not sure if I put 100% in, although the pace would indicate so. If it is right it's giving me an easy running rate that is barely more than a walk. Does this sound right???

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 17:08
Chick - believe it. My skiing has been cancelled because the snow is melting too fast. Boo. Probably not a bad thing insofar as my current ear situation though!!

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 11:59
Ruth - I've supported on a few things now and actually really enjoy it, although it is quite tiring!!! On Saturday I was mainly thinking of my own food - had a lovely Craster Kipper sandwich on the sea front!
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