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Sub 3

Posted: Yesterday at 14:39

ES - Has your avatar lost weight?  

SL - Peaky!

SC - Hats off to you for Saturday. I just can't bring myself to imagine 25 laps unless I think there's a potential PB to run for.  Running through the bar though, sounds ace.  BTW I've just realised one of the 3,000m opportunities I was thinking of is another SAL match that I won't be around for, but the other is our new 3,000m club champs race in a few weeks.  And I'm a bit confused by the BMC fixtures; it would appear that the Jun/Jul/Aug races in this neck of the woods are scheduled for Ladywell (i.e. "Catford") rather than Eltham, i.e. our home track.  Makes no odds to me but yeah, a 3,000m on 10th August would be excellent timing before leaving for bike tour three days later.

Sub 3

Posted: Yesterday at 11:56

Good to see bainsy contemplating racing again. Looking forward to seeing what you can do.

Dan  - Good effort yesterday. I think I would've been tempted to DNF by ducking into one of the local drinking holes by the Thames.

Padams - Some impressive multi-racing in quick succession.  I was hoping to report a quicker 3,000m time then you went and one-upped me.  

...After some relatively low mileage weeks leading up to the marathon, followed by a bike tour shortly afterwards, I've not really been feeling myself on the running front recently, so I was quietly dreading yesterday's race.  Following the demise of the Southern Men's League, we've joined the lower ranks of the Southern Athletics League this year. We may struggle initially since we just don't have the numbers to put out a full women's team, but equally it's a great opportunity for some members to try events they've never done before, and I'm sure we'll get some momentum going.  

I was up for the 3,000m, definitely not my distance but I was telling myself that it's only 7.5 laps, so would be over quicker! I had myself down for 9:30 - 9:40 before the race based on recent (not very good) form, and started out at more like 5k pace, but found it comfortable and managed to keep pushing the pace, working my way up from 4th to 1st in the B-string race in the process, so that was nice.  Km splits were something like 3:12, 3:11, 3:06 for a time of 9:29.7.  Just 12 seconds outside my PB (my only other 3,000m) but there will be at least two other opportunities to run it again this year, so I'd like to be getting closer to 9 minutes really.

So a slightly renewed racing mojo after my first track race going into the Summer, which is nice.  And helped by a new double-session regime as of last week, which involves regular sessions before breakfast each week day. That'll be row/run doubles Mon/Wed/Fri and run/run doubles Tue/Thu with long runs and bike rides at weekends. (With the odd mid-week bike ride thrown in when the weather's nice.) Hopefully reaching PB shape before undoing all the running fitness with a three week bike tour mid August!  


Posted: 18/05/2016 at 10:06

RicF is making a conscious bid for most replies to one of his threads, and ICMFP.

Random thought: This week I've learnt how much sugar and butter goes into making a coffee and walnut cake, and I don't think I'll be making them too often. Damn tasty though.

Does anyone have a London 2012 frisbee

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 20:31


That annoying moment your chip fails in the London Marathon

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 20:26

My shorts and Godwin's Law on the same page.  Get in!

Pride Run 10k

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 20:09

Gay, but there were also a few beers afterwards.  I don't remember any lions, although there was some interesting fancy dress going on.  I've just realised I can't do it this year because I'll be flying to Vancouver that day.  Ah well.  

Pride Run 10k

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 16:34

Good race.  I should probably turn up this year to defend my title.  Although that would involve actually getting fit again.  


Posted: 11/05/2016 at 16:16

Oh I nearly took a picture of a Scotch egg the next day in a beer garden at Corfe Castle, but similarly just went ahead and scoffed it.  It looked particularly impressive sharing a plate with two fat sausages (Lincolnshire and Toulouse, I think), a massive lump of black pudding and a cone of chunky chips, with a side order of crackling.  Pigtastic!

Non-food beer garden p0rn:



Posted: 10/05/2016 at 18:15
Nurse Ratched wrote (see)
Possibly the most dangerous recipe in the world

Wow, even making that stuff sounds like something you'd see in a p0rno.  Fantastic!

But this thread is useless without pictures.  (Good bump, BTW.)  On an ice cream theme the best I can offer is from my visit to Lyme Regis last Wednesday on a five day bike tour of the South Coast.  Double scoop with rum & raisin, and chocolate.


Should training be THAT hard?

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 18:08

As Madbee says different people have different limiting factors.  I train pretty hard but I'm careful not to push it to the limit, especially during interval training in a group, where there's a temptation to start racing to the line, as Ric mentions.  But even when I push as hard as possible, I've never been sick. I think it's important to maintain good form, and to run your reps as evenly paced as possible. Clearly you're keen to compete against your peers, which is healthy, but don't race them in training.

It might also be worth looking at how hard you work for various sessions, to get the hard/easy balance right.  Your schedule looks sensible, although maybe if you ease off the pace on some of your easier runs you'd be fresher for the hard sessions.  I'm a little quicker than you (9:17 for my only 3,000m, bit short distance for me!) but rarely run quicker than 7m/m outside of sessions.

BTW, sub-9 is a target for me this Summer if I can get back into something like PB shape. I'd happily puke at the finish for that.  

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