Stan Trinket

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Sub 3:30 Gingermagic: #Irunsuccess

Posted: 07/11/2015 at 11:35
Morning! Good to see more and more people joining this thread.

So today was #sub40Saturday as coined by Malcs. To be honest my prep wasn't the greatest. I meant to have a massage on Thursday but had to go to the Lancashire tourist awards and didn't get in until 2! Up early too! Last night was a meal out and I went vegetarian (something I don't normally do) two bottles of wine were drunk along with a pint and a Gran Marnier. Breakfast this morning was coffee and then wine gums washed down with lucozade, yum! I didn't even wear my compression stuff to sleep in (not sure why I do it but I did it once and it worked so I've kept it up - anyone else have weird superstitions?)

So I arrived on the very wet and windy start line not feeling my best. Race went OK until mile 4 and a stitch arrived. However I pushed on and finished in 39:19. Sub40 achieved not my best but my best this year! Not sure what lessons I can take from it either! Should I just prep for races like above or take a monk approach? Any ideas?

Hope everyone has a good weekend of running!

Sub 3:30 Gingermagic: #Irunsuccess

Posted: 03/11/2015 at 20:25
Just a quick one from me..... Peanut butter is for bananas. You need to put almond butter on your apples. Just try it!

Sub 3:30 Gingermagic: #Irunsuccess

Posted: 31/10/2015 at 18:31

Evening all! Gutted for you Sean but sure once you do go under 20 mins at Folkestone you will feel great. Sure it will happen any Saturday soon. Well done on your first parkrun DS2. Did you get a 20% voucher for sweatshop too? I am going to use mine for a new pair of trainers as that will be the thing that bounces me towards a pb! Didn't manage one this week - in fact my legs didn't feel like they were up to much today and I finished in 19:44 and down in 30th. My coffee experiment actual made my time worse..... failing new trainers I guess I'll just have to actually get out and train.

Angela in terms of using weights and doing squats and lunges. How much do you recommend? I currently do weights 3 times a week and then run between 20-30 miles. Would it be better to drop a gym session and increase the mileage? What does everyone else think?

Got a massage booked for Thursday and then doing the Cheshire 10K on Saturday (great having a race on a Saturday for once). I am hoping to get under 40 mins after failing last week in Accrington....

Hope all goes well for your consultants visit Mr P! Hope you are back up and running soon. Malcs how are you maintaining your fitness with the bad foot? Are you swimming or cycling or are both those too painful as well?

Good luck for your hilly half marathon Seren. I like a hilly course as at least you get a kind of rest on the downhills. The uphills however.....

Sub 3:30 Gingermagic: #Irunsuccess

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 15:26
DS2 - how is it your first ever parkrun? How have you avoided one for so long? Beware they become addictive, I am nearing my 130th. I'll let you have the PB for the first one though some racing purists won't!

Thinking of the psychological element GM I guess the key thing is that you already know the course so that should be one plus. Once you can see Old Trafford you know you haven't got that far to go. The other thing on your side is you know what it feels like to see a target slip away so that should help to motivate you! When I did the first Manchester marathon back in 2012. I struggled round in 3:30:XX the next marathon I did in Chester six months later was a much better result due to that experience. It will be interesting to see how the marathon fits into your ultra training. Will that weekend be the equivalent of a weekend off?

Sub 3:30 Gingermagic: #Irunsuccess

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 14:29
Wow this thread is certainly motoring on. Hope you've entered the Manchester Marathon prize package on the side bar GM? You never know you might get some new Asics shoes out of it. Might make up for a lack of a store day.....

Great to see Minni and DS2. I remember DS2 wise words at the start of the VLM a couple years ago. Kept me calm at the start. Looking forward to following the progress of GM and I should make it down to the course in April to cheer the runners along.

I am totally desperate for a parkrun PB this weekend that I have given up coffee this week to see if it gives me a boost when I have cup on Saturday morning. I'll let you know how I get on. I am a bit grumpy at the moment as a result....

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 27/10/2015 at 16:44
Shall I switch the light off then?

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 17/10/2015 at 19:53

Mr P  You should have come across and introduced yourself! But i know what you mean, I remember hanging around the park bench at Blackheath trying to work out which group of people were from the forums! Luckily I guessed correctly!

Shame to hear about the Asics 26.2 competition. It has done wonders to your running Malcs and also for a lot of other runners. Like you say it is the reason why some of us started posting on here. I had such a blast at boot camp when I went back in 2012! Do you have any insider information about whether they'll do anything else instead?

Sense - the 10k is on an undulating course but I am sure it was the first one where I managed under 40 mins. I like courses that go up and down at least I get a little rest on the downhill. Its in Accrington so I'll have to make sure I drink some milk before hand! 

So to my parkrun this morning...... Last week I went out for a curry and had a few drinks and woke up a little rough. Managed to clock 19:30. This morning woke up refreshed and raring to go. Clocked 19:24. Not sure what that is all about. Was hoping to do much better. Anyway the best thing about parkrun is that its every week. Not like a marathon where you have to wait about 6 months before attempting a pb again. How did everyone else get on?

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 15/10/2015 at 21:48

Evening everyone hope you're all well? Nice race report on the Oxford half marathon Angela. Good luck with the gym targets! 

Bad times Mr P but like has been said before now you have a diagnosis you can get things sorted and move forward. How long do would you have to wait for the surgery? Does this affect your VLM plans?

What are your plans Malcs? You going for Chelmsford then? Probably the best call on the York Marathon. Last year I ran on a bad foot at Chester and then couldn't run (or walk) for 8 weeks. I had to DNS at two races. Was gutted!

I agree with what SlowKoala about half marathon PB's - they usual happen during or shortly after marathon training. However that said I am probably going to give the spring marathon a miss and see if I can PB at a half marathon in the spring. Gutted about missing all the VLM bench fun at Blackheath but hopefully see you all there in 2017! After running at Chester this year I've decided to go for the full marathon. Hopefully my first under the magical 3..... Fingers crossed!!!

Going to enter a 10K for next weekend and then a half marathon in Lancaster early December. I haven't gone under 40 mins at a 10K this year so hopefully will do it then! Looking forward to parkrun this weekend hopefully i can join the rest of you at going for a PB. Feeling good at the moment.....

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 22:47

Can I just add that if anyone is ever thinking of doing an autumn marathon then Chester is one of best. I've done the metric and full marathon and the facilities and organisation are amazing.

Secondly it has the best goody bag! When I finish a race I rarely want a razor, toothpaste or Uncle Bens Microwave Rice (these are all things I've found in goody bags before).... I want food that I can eat and at Chester you're spoilt for choice. Should I start with the Double Decker, Jelly Beans or just the flapjack? The T-shirt is pretty good too. Not fussed about the medal. I know some people go mad about the medal but I would be happy with an extra kit kat chunky!

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 22:40

Ok this next post may be a bit long so either scroll down or indulge me!

So there is a little background to the Metric Marathon. This was the fifth race where I was up against my closest rival. Now I am not sure if he is aware of the rivalry but it is very real in my head and is certainly not helped by the compare runners function on runbritain. I am not the only one that does this, am I?

Anyway I had beaten him in the first two races this year and he had claimed the second two. This was crunch time. We had a little chat before the start where he said he hadn't been running much but I wasn't falling for that one. The gun was fired and we were off running around the horse racecourse. I was away like a shot doing my finest Black Beauty impression.

I was away fast. I know from experience that when racing against him that I have to be in front or he just extends his lead though it does leave the worry of not knowing how far he is behind. First mile, boom, in 6:19. Way too fast..... time to calm it down. Saw Mr P just after mile 2. Was still half asleep and didn't realise he was cheering me on! Sorry Mr P - the penny only dropped just as I ran passed you!

So I carried on carving the miles out, gradually dropping the pace to a sustainable 6:50ish. I was waiting for the time we turned and starting going back on ourselves. I looked at the watch to see what the gap was. I passed him after 40 seconds. Surely at 8 miles the gap would be enough? But then my pace dropped to 7:00. Could I keep it up?

The sun started to feel hotter and I was now joined by the full marathon runners who were overtaking me which is never good psychologically. It was getting very hard. My legs were hurting. I was paying the price for going out too hard but I could do this. I started to count to 300 distract me. Suddenly I was back to the hilly part of the course and the pace dropped to 7:21. He would be gaining on me, I had to push it on but it was just too difficult

Luckily I was running with the 3rd (at the point) placed lady. We encouraged each other as we ran. Finally we came onto the riverside. It is a beautiful part of Chester and I wished I could be sat down there having a pint! Finally we arrived back at the racecourse. A quick check over my shoulder to see if I could see him. No sign. Quick sprint for the finish. 1:52:40. Four seconds faster than last year 49th place. So not too bad (finished 10th last year but the fast lads weren't there then)

So where was he? I waited at the finish, he couldn't be that far behind. Two minutes passed and no sign. He finished in 1:56:21. My tactic of going out fast had paid off but we both certainly suffered for it. He had had to walk up the final hill.....

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