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Posted: Today at 09:15

SL - as I said, I'd already seen you result. You must be in low-2:2x shape at the moment - 10bpm must be worth about 20-30s per mile?

Al_P - very solid run there with a slightly limited build up.

4M with the dog this morning, just under 30 mins which is our fastest ever (includes lots of stopping as you can imagine). She was getting a bit tired in the 3rd mile but picked it up towards the end.

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Posted: Yesterday at 15:24

Dan - sounds like an ideal training run. I agree about struggling in the last few miles even if you start slow - I reckon miles 22-26 would be a bit painful even if I'd walk/jogged the previous 22!

Just looked up SL's result - seems to be in "reasonable" shape as suggested by his insane training runs!

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Posted: Yesterday at 10:12

GBRM - fantastic, welcome to the club!

piscator - perfectly judged, shows that good pacing can make a huge difference. Funnily enough if you'd done more long runs you might have ended up with a slower time, as I suspect you'd have gone off harder.

Jooligan - unlucky, sounds like you might have had some sort of virus. Also, 3 hard runs last weekend is probably a bit much, even if they were not flat out. My preferred last weekend is a 5k race on Saturday and 12M on Sunday (mainly steady with a bit of MP).

CC2 - still a pretty good result even if your team was a bit weaker than usual.

Good weekend of running for me. 15M on Saturday morning, which is my first run over 10M since July (although there was a short gap between 5M with the dog and 10M with a friend from the club). Then XC yesterday - after a minute or so I realised none of the fast guys were there, waited until the 2nd lap of 3 and then pushed on and won reasonably comfortably (20s or so I think). Time was around 27 mins for 4.9M on undulating grass (wasn't wearing a watch so will have to wait for results for exact times).

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Posted: 21/10/2016 at 12:41

PP - looks like a good plan, and hitting 100mpw plus a bit of cycling should get you into top form. Well done in all the recent races - I reckon you're targeting a marathon just because MsPP is catching you up and you need to focus on running again to keep ahead of her.

4M with the dog this morning. She seemed tired today for some reason.

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Posted: 20/10/2016 at 15:53

LMH - not really any races coming up other than XC (e.g. this Sunday), although I might do a local HM in a couple of weeks if I can get the morning off (although it would be comfortably my longest run for a few months...). My running club is cheaper than that pseudo-club too, and for that we get about 20 free races a year plus use of the track etc. etc.!

pisc - good luck at Abingdon, should be interesting. With a 1:21 HM you should be well under 3hrs.

5.5M with the dog this morning, might pop into the gym on the way home if I have time.

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Posted: 19/10/2016 at 13:31

AlanB - that was a bit of an in-joke, "TR's club" means unaffiliated! Hence CW's suggestion.

LS - good to hear you're feeling better. A bit of a pain that it's not really treatable, but sounds like you're starting to manage it quite well.

Just did my usual 7M lunchtime loop and got around in 42 mins (with the last mile easy to cool down) and felt reasonably comfortable, which was fairly pleasing.

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Posted: 18/10/2016 at 16:03

LMH - that makes sense, I wondered how you didn't have a qualifying time!

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Posted: 18/10/2016 at 09:13

LMH - you could probably jog around a HM sometime in the next couple of months (once the knee is sorted) and get the Champs time (sub-1:30) if you want a proper upgrade. Hope the knee sorts itself out soon.

AlanB - nice final week and steady long run. Don't do anything stupid in the next 2 weeks!

The dog was being a bit of a nightmare last night as she hadn't done any exercise all day, so I got up early this morning (helped by mini-Padams sleeping really well last night) and did 6M with her. That's about her longest run ever, but unfortunately she didn't seem too tired at the end - now it's cooler she finds it much easier. I could run faster, but I expect that will tire me quicker than her!

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Posted: 17/10/2016 at 10:29

SL - another fantastic run, and bodes well that you start feeling good later in the run. The training makes sense now that you've let us know the target! Official record should be comfortable for you, the unofficial one is a bit more "stretching"...

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Posted: 17/10/2016 at 09:16

Dan - 78 mins with a bit left in the tank is very nice.

Well done to the parkrunners and XCers. TT - you are not surprisingly in reasonable shape as I suspected!

Wardi - that looks about right for a marathon recovery week.

I hit double figures on Saturday for the first time in 3 months with 10M inc. park run in 16:36. The park run was very lonely as I won by more than a minute. Had a fair bit left in the tank, so quite pleased with the time (40s outside my course best). Then just 70 mins on the turbo yesterday.

Might try to make the XC on Sunday this week - it's the lower standard league of the two we compete in, but fits better with family stuff and races are typically much closer to home.

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