The Jimbob


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Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 15:00
Tricky-Dicky wrote (see)

 

Jimbob - you're back on the thread!! Nice to see you dude. Want to try encouraging a few more of the lost back here, otherwise they will be distantly remembered and Natty might lop them off the runners list

 

 

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Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 12:23

thinking of ditching the track tonight in favour of Regents Park this afternoon. It's a lovely day and I could do an adequate amount of "speedwork" in my lunch hour. Would be sacrificing my lunch hour and scoffing a sandwich & mince pie at my desk this arvo, but getting my evening back ....  

It's so cold and slippery over at Finsbury park track in the evenings at the moment 

Sub 3

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 21:34

Tmoth. Resting HR right now, as I couch potato it up,  is ranging from 45-50

Sub 3

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 16:49

my targets for the year are the Marathon.  Boston (Spring) and Amsterdam (Autumn) are my A races. My target is to train well and produce good PB performances at both.  The Dam is a long way off so I'm not thinking about it. Boston is in my sights and I am concentrating on training for the next 4 months. No races till March - crank out a decent half then and then set myself a proper time goal. Hopefully the two training campaigns will reward me with some PBs at the shorter distances.

Sub 3

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 12:43

SJ - my average HR on a 5k race is about 170. Had it up to 174 on a 300 metre track rep the other day. I suppose my max is around 180 or just over. Don't know exact as never had a proper stress test. Will do at some point. The data comes from Garmin so it;s never 100% accurate. I think the 117 was a "low" day, at a very comfortable day. Had a Steady 5 miles this morning at 7:28 / 135bpm which is more like my usual

 

 

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 12:23
Holly in a half-shell wrote (see)

Meh, unfortunately I can't make that date otherwise I'd be making my way to Anglesey. Mind you, March is hideously chocker with races already and is making me feel a bit queasy! On the plus side at least none of them are marathon distance!

TinkerBEL: I have booked in for 6 marathons, 2 x 50ks, 2 x 20 milers and 2 x halfs so far for 2015. But I intend to do 3 other marathons that I haven't booked yet, possibly 4, and also I have my eye on another 50k which is local so I could do it if I really wanted to .... I'm just not sure that I actually do!!

 

Holly in a half-shell wrote (see)

Meh, unfortunately I can't make that date otherwise I'd be making my way to Anglesey. Mind you, March is hideously chocker with races already and is making me feel a bit queasy! On the plus side at least none of them are marathon distance!

TinkerBEL: I have booked in for 6 marathons, 2 x 50ks, 2 x 20 milers and 2 x halfs so far for 2015. But I intend to do 3 other marathons that I haven't booked yet, possibly 4, and also I have my eye on another 50k which is local so I could do it if I really wanted to .... I'm just not sure that I actually do!!

so a quiet year ahead HIAHS? better ask Santa for an OROD

 

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 09:39
Eggyh73 wrote (see)

I don't have any pre-Paris races lined up. I'd like to get a half in, but they are few and far between up here at that time of year. I hope the Loch Katrine half is on again this year at a time that works, so I can include that. I didn't run a half at all last year!

I've never been sure about racing in events during training. Every single time I've ran well in races leading up to a marathon I've not ran well in the marathon. The year I ran my marathon PB I didn't run a single race in training!

 

come and do North London Eg - crash at mine!

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 20:30

It wasn't Shake it off, the girls got confused about their song title. It was One Direction, what makes you beautiful  Shake it off is the new Taylor Swift track. 

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 19:27

Heather well done. It's grim when it's cold but once you get warmed up and in the zone it's great, plus it's satisfying to tick that workout off the list. As a fellow asthma sufferer, I've found my asthma has improved greatly from my marathon running/training, regular training will help that, the mince pie "extra layer" and hopefully it's good for the arthritis too. Not sure about the Renauds Syndrome, my mum suffered with it and used to wear two pairs of gloves

extra satisfying in having had two good runs today,one at 9 miles/low HR 117 and sub8mm. The other a 10k uphill toodle home. Came in, and there was a big hearty dinner waiting for me with thick gravy. Presently knocking back a large glass of red. Bliss.

sting in the tail ......the girls are working a dance routine to Shake it Off on repeat.

 

Sub 3

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 15:30
bainspj wrote (see)

 

Jimbob – a HR of 117!?… I think I have to lie still to get that low.  I certainly couldn’t get down to sub-8m/m at that HR.  I am up at about 130 - 135 to even do a recovery run.  Although I notice my new Garmin has a slightly lower HR than my Polar HRM had (and I certainly wouldn’t have said I am fitter)

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I know! - just had to double check the watch - 7:52 average pace / 117 average HR, 01:10:54 total workout time / calories 903 . you get days where you have a higher HR to produce a similar effort, so why not the occasional day where the reading is lower? Normally, I'm more like you - would expect that run in the late 120s/mid 130s.

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