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RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: Yesterday at 13:13

Barry- yes... well wish it was true! I think it's since I moved to Suunto when runs get transferred form their app (equivalent to garmin connect) to strava strange things happen and mile splits come out a bit different from what my watch is showing. I had auto lap off and averaged just under 7mm for 25min so no way I was running at 6.22! Stupid technology!

Last round of intervals done last night- 2x 5min @ 6.50mm followed by 2x 3min @ 6.30mm. It didn't feel easy! 3m plod at lunch today and only 1 run left tomorrow. Eeeek!

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 24/11/2015 at 16:51

2Old- oh no! That sounds a lot more painful that my encounter with a gate.

Free- that's a good time at this stage especially on a hilly course.

TM for me tonight for just a few short intervals. Need to keep those legs turning!

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 23/11/2015 at 16:50

Barry- fair enough with making up for the first mile... I just saw all those speedy miles in the middle! Agree with 2Old that the only other thing I can think of is the overall volume.

Free- how did it go yesterday?

Nell- some very speedy running there. Woosh! San Seb definitely much cooler than Valencia, at the moment around 10 degrees and possibly rain but that I can deal with. Does get windy sometimes though so that's something I'm currently obsessing about!

10m steady for me yesterday during which managed to run into a bike gate and bruise my leg... ouch... taper stupidity or what? 3m plod planned for after work. Getting nervous!

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 11:47

Free- good luck on Sunday what's the target? I will be operating within quite a narrow range... pb is 3:19. I would be over the moon if I got close to 3.15 so will probably set off at somewhere in low 7.20s and see how it goes. Anything from 3.15-3.18 will be good. The training has gone to plan but I have struggled to improve on shorter stuff AGAIN and my last half didn't show any improvement so it's a tough call. On the other hand I realise I was training very hard around that half with not much of a taper so maybe just wasn't fresh enough to run to my best ability (or so I'm telling myself...). I did manage 19m @ 7.25 in training a couple of weeks ago which makes me think that 3.15 is not completely unrealistic so will just have to see. Long answer to your question!

2Old- 10 day wait... how annoying!

Gym this morning and popping out for 25min tempo at lunch. It's a bit chilly out there today.


RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 11:45

Barry- great race report. Some very fast splits there in the first half- especially mile 5-14, all well under 3.15 pace- possibly overcooked it a bit? I mean I don't know, obviously different pacing strategies. All I know is that if I knocked out a few miles at 7.05-7.10mm  at that stage that would be the end of me! What do you think you would do differently about your fuelling strategy?

2Old- I'm up next Sunday, 29th. No major nerves just yet but I'm sure taper madness is about to descend with full force. Good luck with the MRI tomorrow.

8x 1m reps done yesterday all around 6.50-7.00mm. Ouch. All maintenance now.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 13:34

Barry- sorry it didn't go as planned. We all know the feeling. I know you don't want to look for excuses but as Chick said 24 and sunny is very warm in my books, I would be cooked no doubt. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay.

Free- jeez you're fast at the moment!

Chick- well done for braving the elements.

I did 15m yesterday with some MP thrown in. It felt harder than it should but blaming the wind and general taper mode. Think it's time to chill now. I have one more tough session coming up tomorrow and all maintenance after that.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 15:20

Hi Free- congrats on the new job. Some speedy running there, who cares where the speed is coming from, embrace it!

2Old- nice YKW. When do you get the test done or do you not know yet? Grrr indeed!

Chick- impressive running against the elements and well done for getting Mr Chick involved.

Barry- are there any tracking options available? What time is the start?

Got one of my last killer sessions done today. Worked from home so managed to get out at lunch, so much easier than doing it after work in darkness.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 06/11/2015 at 14:10

2Old- ouch, hope you can get it sorted.

Barry- taper madness indeed, sounds like you need to rest now.


7x 4min @ 6:30-6.40 done this morning before work, half of it in darkness... committed or what? Easy few miles tomorrow and the last 20m on Sunday with some spurts at MP thrown in but nothing like last week's 19 @ MP. Heading for a bit of tapir after that but still 3-4 challenging sessions to be done over the next 3 weeks.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 03/11/2015 at 12:52

Minni- great report. I was there every step of the way on the tracker trying not to fall asleep as it was my post long run nap time! GOOD JOB!!!

Nell- storming 10k. Woosh!

Chick- Base training already? What's the next event?

Barry- how is Tapir treating you? What's the target for Valencia?

2Old- hope the appointment goes well on Thursday.

4 weeks to go for me and things are looking good. Did 19m @ MP on Sunday which came out at 7.25 and wasn't completely spent by the end so a great and much needed confidence boost at this stage. Nothing yesterday as was stuck in a conference all day and 7m easy home later today.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 08:54

Chick- you're allowed some downtime- rest woman!

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