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Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: Yesterday at 19:07
Chickadee I chuck some of those cranberries into my bullet on carb load days!

Two breakfasts bears scrutiny - I did that one year but only because I woke up way too early.

Slowkoala this is top news! Am seeing my physio tomorrow, hoping to have made progress.

Nice running Sean and Angela.

Hope the night isn't too long.

Sub 4 Amy: #asics262

Posted: Yesterday at 08:23
Tim I got lost in a XC once - went into an extra field with cows in it!

Quite fancy a go at Yassos now, but will stick with the 1-2-3-4-5-4-3-2-1 efforts and see how it compares with last time.

Amy I'd try the caffeinated blocs during one of your 20s, no need for all of them I reckon.

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: Yesterday at 08:05
Wow! NYC!

Super your plan is ace for Sunday, and regardless of which option I choose you will be lapping me for sure, as will Slowkoala and my brother. Hopefully not twice!

I did the whole thing @ close to MP once for 2:55, last year I think my fastre option had me in @ 3:06, the other being closer to 3:15.

It's not flat, undulating but nothing awful, I actually love this quirky course. You start each lap with a sweeping downhill. There's an uphill to the 2nd water station [at the top of a residential cul de sac], and another to the West Ruislip tube station.

Look out for the corner where there's no pavement and drivers don't like to wait. The marshalls are on it, but one of them got biffed last year [and the driver immediately nicked heh heh]

Marshalls are very encouraging, and the laps get shorter.

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 19:40
Mr P those are fast miles.

Super I'm not sure yet, would love to do each lap slightly faster than the last, although an alternative would be to take the first 3 easy and pick up in the final lap.

Was very slow getting started today.

Sub 4 Amy: #asics262

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 16:12
BRB one of my options is to do 3 laps easy, pick it up in the 4th & last, I do enjoy the opportunity to pick up each lap at Finchley though. Very consistent by you this morning, nice one.

I managed what was effectively a 10k in an hour, so slow to get going but by mile 4 was coming through.

I've heard of the GG, and hope you enjoy it - I do get the redemption imperative, I was like that with the Benfleet 15, kept putting myself through it.

Isabel I like your point about pressure. Amy it's important to recognize that it's all coming from you, not from us. Great to have motivation and impetus, but if it was one of us in your position you'd be much less harsh than you are on yourself, and probably having less doubts about our performance, whereas you are in the driving seat of your own experience, not of ours.

I probably would do the 18 on a treadmill rather than late at night Isabel, but then there's jetlag and whether you'll have time to do the run on your trip.

If you were coming home in a couple of days I might not stray too far from UK time and get the run in upon your return, treaddies not being ideal as we know.

Sub 4 Amy: #asics262

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 09:45
BRB The opportunity to walk around slowly for hours after a long run is the upside for sure - I didn't get any DOMs at all when I did my longest runs before a 10 or 12 hour shift. Well done, love nailing it like that.

Speaking of which I haven't decided yet which approach to adopt for the Finchley 20 on Sunday - I have 2 progression runs planned for 20s, [& 2 easy, plus another mega long dead slow], seems a shame to cash in theeasier versions when race day gies such a boost, but it's a question of managing the knee now and I don't want to miss the midweek sessions.

Amy I did actually sort of plan Saturday, because it struck me that I could get a long run of sorts in [was only scheduled to do the 10 but would have been at much better pace in past years].

So the stages were from house to parkrun, from parkrun to house to change, from house to club, warmup around park a bit, the10, home again after changing and snacks & chat.

Actually it struck me that I could get a 5 hour marathon that way no stress if I need to do that.

Have a pyramid session today or tomorrow quite similar to your fartlek. Undecided whether that's the choice or the steady for today, will know within the mile warm-up.

Would love it if I lived close enough to meet up more!

I do agree with coach Steve about trying the caffeine version once before. You'll still get maximum impact by the time Paris comes round, and you needt o know they don't affect your tum.

Will probably have a halfway blast this Sunday myself, with nonC @ 5, & 15 miles. I always look up what I did before and how that worked.

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 19:13
I meant a Chinese plaster infused with similar herbs of course.

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 19:12
Super - enjoy!

I'm going to put a plaster on my knee rather than smoke myself out again I reckon!

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 16:16
Super - moxibustion is intended to stimulate the circulation of blood and qi and what I have looks like a cigar. It turns out there are smokefree versions, who knew.

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 10:15
Still a fab 20 Malcs! I would do the same and stick with miles, which are easier to pace anyway by definition.

Am just on the bike here waiting for a parcel - one of those where they send you a text inviting payment of a slightly grammatically challenged customs surcharge which turns out to be for real, then a card arrives telling you that you weren't in for 12 hours and will have one more opportunity to guess which day to be in or your unspecified consignment will be off to a depot.

Online shopping is great in many ways, but I would have liked to go to the pool today for a jogette.

I used moxa on my knee, very therapeutic, but I need to not breathe in those fumes somehow. Am also using heat, not ice!!

SlowKoala I do envisage you running round our park and suddenly attaching yourself cutely to a tree - there would have been plenty of time for you to do that on Saturday if you'd run with me and Bramster.

Paul didn't run, although he was there at the start, so I was waiting to be lapped twice over 5 laps, but it didn't happen. The half win was his 4th in 4 HM races this year, truly deserved and overdue.
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