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RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: Today at 13:10

Hi Chick- welcome back! sounds like you had a fab time.

Hi AA- yay she's back! I think doing a couple of tempos per week will more than make up for lack of intervals...

DD- how did the half go?

2Old- hope the hip is behaving and you're back running.

Barry- nice first 20 miler of the campaign yesterday!

My training is at last picking up. Mileage back to around 50 with a couple of quality sessions a week. Track tomorrow and Surrey ladies xc on Saturday. Looking forward to getting some speed back in the next few weeks.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 19/01/2016 at 12:55

2Old- nice pace on that LSR and good weekly mileage.

DD- yes, this easy running can be tough sometimes! I always end up running too fast when it's freezing just to stay warm.

Barry- hope you can do your washing again!

Surrey Ladies League xc on Saturday was a lot less muddy with the cold weather. I think I went off a lot faster than the previous week and in general pushed harder and as a result it hurt a lot more! All good fun. 7m this morning with some 100m sprints on the track thrown in mid way. Definitely speed inducing weather brrr...

Can't get out of bed to go running

Posted: 13/01/2016 at 12:53

I love getting my training done in the morning, winter or not but if it means you're not getting enough sleep and compromising your recovery, there's no point. So yes to going to bed earlier and yes to a lumie (or similar) alarm clock (with the light coming on gradually before it actually goes off). I got one for Christmas a couple of years ago and love it, it makes a big difference. Other than that you just need to suck it up and do it

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 12/01/2016 at 12:55

2Old- nice 1st LR and happy belated birthday!

Chick- enjoy Florida- nice time to escape the cold and darkness.

Nell- enjoy the hills today- ouch!

Barry- hope you feel better this week. I'm sure it's a difficult time, hang in there.

DD- good luck on the dry January... I'm approaching the end of a dry year.

XC was good, super hilly and muddy. Didn't go off too hard as knew the course and what awaited and think I managed to pace it quite well. There was no sudden death for sure and being overtaken on the 2nd lap. Surrey Ladies league coming up this Saturday. Other than that it's all just easy running and when I say easy I really mean EASY... Hardly ever going over 8.45mm. A bit unsettled with this lack of quality but happy to try something different. 10m planned for later today on the way home.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 07/01/2016 at 13:14

Hi guys

10m for me last night post a killer gym session.. ouch. Monster DOMS today but also a rest day so all well planned! Surrey County xc champs on Sunday, it is shaping up to be a muddy affair.


RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 04/01/2016 at 13:28

Hello everyone and Happy New Year!

Slightly depressed to be back at work...

2Old- haha thanks but no thanks, not at all tempted to do VLM!

A decent amount of running got done here in the last 3 weeks, most of it very slow with just some short strides/ 100-150m sprints thrown in and a parkrun last Saturday which went ok considering it was a total mud bath. All fired up now and ready to start some proper training and racing over shorter stuff, starting with Surrey xc champs in Denbies this Sunday- eek.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 21/12/2015 at 13:23

Hi everyone

O4S- sorry to hear your news and hope you can keep on enjoying shorter stuff and slower 100 milers for many years to come!

AA- sounds like you're back enjoying your running- glad to hear that.

Nell- super speedy as always, those are not numbers I ever see on my garmin.

I'm back running after a 2 week break in the sun. Doing only slow runs at the moment (nothing faster than 8.45), some of them with strides for another week. Will then do a parkrun, assess the damage and take it from there.

My marathon shoes are firmly hung up for 2016. I'm planning to spend it on trying to get my 10k and half times down and will not attempt another marathon until I bank 90min for a half- don't think there's much point.

My conclusion from San Seb is that I left it in training- doing too much quality, all long runs done fast, not enough recovery including in taper and generally overtraining. I was being coached so not entirely my own stupidity but hey ho. I should've probably trusted my instincts more when it didn't feel right. Lesson learnt. I think this type of training may work for some but clearly not for me. So I'm back with Moz and planning on training a lot more sensibly in the future! Looking forward to a lot of parkruns and 10ks this coming year...

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 01/12/2015 at 14:05

Hi everyone. Sorry for the late check but most of you of course know from facebook that San Seb did not go to plan at all. Struggled from very early on and 7:25-7:30 pace felt too hard almost from the start. From half way knew it was going to pot and had to use all my willpower to keep going, in the end clocking up 3:32. It's such a long way to go when things don't go to plan!

The course was brilliant, the weather perfect and nothing wrong with me on the day. I can only deduct that I overcooked it this time and left too much in training. Clearly very disappointed but will bounce back and give it another go but not until I get more speed on shorter stuff so that I have a slightly larger error margin! Not planning to even contemplate another mara until my half is down to 90min so if I do start changing my mind, please give me a slap! 

I'm off on holiday to the Maldives (I know lucky me) later today so planning on getting some proper recovery in and clearing my head and I'm sure by the time I'm back I'll be all good as right now I'm feeling just a bit broken.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 08:33

2Old- my last run is today, just 10min @ MP with a short warm up... and that's that! The race plan is to go off at around 7.25 pace or just under and try not to slow down!

Last day at work today, working from home tomorrow morning and flying to Bilbao at 4pm. Hope the weather gods are with me this time and there will be no unscheduled landing in France like the last time...

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 25/11/2015 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!

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