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Sub 3h15

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 19:13

Sorry I don't know how to do a link thingy

Sub 3h15

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 19:13

This one is for you and your ITB VTr!

Sub 3h15

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 18:44

A middle aged woman heads out for a run with her dog on a lead. Before setting off she takes a gel as pre-race practice. Unusually for her she wears her Garmin to measure distance and pace. It has rained recently but has stopped. She runs along a tow path towards an old railway line that has been laid with gravel and retained as a cycle path. The path runs through forest and alongside fields. She runs for 2 miles to warm up and then proceeds to push faster into a tempo pace for 8 consecutive miles, pausing only to cross a busy main road and a less busy village road. She encounters dog walkers, cyclists, walkers and a horse rider. Fortunately, the dog manages to maintain bowel control for the duration of the tempo miles. After running out for 6 miles she loops back for the remaining 6 miles. Her tempo miles paces seem to vary wildly coming in at 7:17m/m for the first two, then dipping into the sub-7 territory ranging from 6:40m/m to 6:55m/m in no particular order.

Please explain why this pacing should have occurred. She has no bloody clue.

You have 15 minutes to answer this question.
(10 marks) 

Sub 3h15

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 18:39

 Happy birthday, Birch! Proof that 60 is the new 50 indeed. 

Hansons Marathon Method

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 17:05
And then did (s)he grind it even harder on you?

Hansons Marathon Method

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 16:26

It should hurt like nothing else you have ever experienced.  It should feel as painful as childbirth.  It should make your eyes water and like you want to bite down on a leather belt.  Did it?

Hansons Marathon Method

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 16:11

Have you found anyone who knows how to wield a Graston tool effectively yet, AR? I know I keep banging on about it but it really has helped me a great deal. What a bummer you are still sidelined. I hope you are managing to find something else to keep yourself ticking over.

Hansons Marathon Method

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 15:42

Nell Blue - let us know how it is going won't you? I have been following the Hansons Marathon Method for beginners from the book and have so far found it a great plan.  As AR knows, I have been suffering from Achilles issues for years now but the plan seems to suit me as it is not too demanding in terms of time on feet. That leaves me plenty of time to address the rehab and conditioning side of things which is crucial.  I think tendon injuries never quite leave you once the tissue is damaged but I have learnt how to work with and tend to it.  I hope your ITB is not holding you back and gets resolved.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 15:34


Sub 3h15

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 17:09

Yes, the latissimus dorsi, marrows.  They are quite large muscles and help me engage my shoulders correctly now I know what I have been doing wrong all my life. 

Hokas are soooooo popular back in California.  In fact (boring fact) one of the models is named after Stinson Beach where I lived in a beach house for my final months there.  

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