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RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 09:13

Well done Ali - it might not have gone to plan but you toughed it out and showed great mental strength to bring it home. Think I would have called it a day after the first barf!

To be honest a 16 min positive split isnt too bad and probably better than average - in fact quite remarkable really given what happened to you in that 2nd half. Congrats!

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 22:04

Wowsers Nell & Stuart!!! Phenomenonal running - very well done and congrats on the PBs. You both must be very chuffed - rightly so 

Carl - surprised yourself today eh?! Great 10k time given your recent layoff since London.

Come on Ali - don't keep us hanging!!

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 22:56

Good luck tomorrow Nell, Ali & Stuart - hope the weather is kind! Look forward to the race reports.

Carter no races planned - Mourne maybe in a few weeks but will be downgraded to the half rather than the full. 18 weeks to Berlin from tomorrow - eeeek!

7:16am tee time for Golf in the morning so ran a 12 miler this evening instead of my usual early Sunday AM slot (8:40 pace)

Good luck Carl also for tomorrow (or is it Monday?)

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 21:52

Carter sounds like great course !

Ali - the 5k improvement indicates you do have a bit more speed in the legs compared to pre-Ness .... comes down endurance and that last 6 miles I guess. Similar to Nell I would target 3:55 - if ur feeling relatively strong at 20 mls then bring it home, if the wheels start to come off a bit hopefully you can hang on and nail a 4hr finish 

Nell - you're flying/looking very strong for Edinburgh - looking forward to reading the PB report already!

Got a 13 miler in @ 9mml pace on Sun morning. Training in earnest for Berlin starts next week - fitting it all in will be a challenge as we recently bought a new (old) house which we are renovating & hoping that it will be habitable and ready to move in to by the end of June! Every evening of late I seem to have a meeting with a builder, plumber, spark etc which is impacting running time grrrr!

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 23:34

Sean - fantastic running & congrats on the PB! Couldn't understand why I couldn't see your posts and discovered in my settings that I am ignoring you?! Note to self - 'must pin protect I-pad from the kids' 

Carl - with Nell on the long runs... running with company makes the time fly by.

Nell - hope you are enjoying the R&R (and beer) in Frankfurt. I have been running usually 11 - 14 miles every Sun morning for the past few months so 16 is a bit of a step up but not overly I think.

Carter - some great hill running there ... Will stand to you for sure. The Giro D'Italia was only about 10 miles from me but between work, running & golf I didn't find the time to get see any of the action. Did see one of the teams out on a training/shake down ride last Thursday morning though.


RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 11:24

Great effort there Carl after your layoff - you've still got it m8 

16 miles this morning for me - longest for some time. Kept it nice and slow & it felt ok albeit a tough hilly mid section on the route. Ran in a group of 3. Met up with 4 more @ three miles in and then the group of 7 became 5 after a few miles and then 5 became 2 @ ten miles in and then @ 12 miles I was solo! Everyone had different distances & objectives in mind - some went longer, some went shorter hence all the breakaways!

New route for me on some cracking(if brutally hilly) country lanes - sun shone mostly & no rain. Bit windy but generally a great morning for running!

Kept the pace slow - 9:10 avg for the run which was just what I wanted to do. Happy enough with that.

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 21:25

Good advice there from the family Nell 

Hope you got out today Carl? Sunny day here interspersed with very heavy showers & a drop of thunder & lightning thrown in for good measure. On the golf course at the time which was interesting!

Off for my longest run in a few months tomorrow morning - 16 miles planned .... plan on keeping it sloooow & eeeeasy 

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 21:59

Looking forward to hearing all the Edinburgh reports - a few from my club are running Edinburgh also.

Carter - no races planned before Berlin. Still have Mourne Marathon provisionally pencilled in as a walk/run do it for fun type of training run. However am worried that as it is right at the start of my Berlin training it will burn me out right at the start! Maybe downgrading to the Mourne Half event might be wiser 

Out last sat night for last hurrah with a pal who is off to Mexico on a work secondment for 5 years so a 'big head' on Sunday prevented any running! Ran 10ml on bank hol Monday instead, 5ml recovery on Tuesday & 5 ml tonight with 4 @ tempo pace of 7:20

Have decided to run my LSRs slower - recently have been running them around 8:40 pace but going to focus on slowing it to 9/9:30 pace. Going by Carter's recent performance in Manchester there must be something in it!

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 22:17

Well done Ali - 'twas just taper madness. We all suffer from it !

Just a wee 5 ml recovery run for me tonight @ 9:13 .... got drenched - wet & windy uuurgh!

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 22:54

Pool thought the 3 points were in the bag and fell into the trap of pushing for more goals to try & negate that goal diff of City's ... Kept getting caught on the counter. 

Pity - spoiled next Sunday a little. Might be a few twists & turns yet though!

Gooners for the Cup!

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