The Jimbob

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Posted: 09/07/2014 at 09:51

ON7/Selbs - it's a bummer but it's a good experience for me. Running on my lonesome and trying to maintain that sub40 pace when you are just running laps was tougher than I thought it could be. I put in a strong final lap and finish straight. If I had ran on for one more lap I think you'd have been looking at 1.15-1.17 at best so would still have missed the 40 by a few seconds. That's ok though cause I'm enjoying the journey .....

Dids: hope that ankle feels ok soon

TR: nice running and riding mate

Dachs: nice pb bashing

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Posted: 07/07/2014 at 22:31
CC2 - Speedy Goth wrote (see)

Padams - I thought much the same! Not entirely surprisingly she jumped a division best. She also ran the 4 x 400m relay. She really can do everything!

Comedy 10000m there Jimbob. I'll be sure to wear my garmin for mine in September to avoid similar.

Mmm yes I had my Garmin on and it had me well over 10k at the finish. Be sure to use the lap counting feature if your model has one.  My 110 is fairly basic, so while it does have a lapping option it's fiddly and not easily readable. I've heard the gps watches don't work so well on the track. A pace band, a good stop watch and a reliable way of keeping count of the laps would be my recommendation. This watch has served me well on road races and it's come very close distance wise, almost spot on in most of my races, but it let me down, as when I was on my last lap (or so I thought thanks to the lap counting people) with 200 metres to go I had already clocked 10k, so there was no doubt in my mind. Also, all the others who finished around me who all ran 9600 as well, all had over 10K on their garmins. With that and men with clip boards shouting the laps we didn't stand a chance! (Data below FYI)

lesson learned, don't rely on the garmin, or lap counters. Next time i will take a mate to keep count



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Posted: 07/07/2014 at 13:48
Joolska wrote (see)

There must be at least one question to which the answer is 'beer', surely?  Otherwise why bother?  I would also add 'it's not rocket science'.  That should cover most scenarios.

Sub 3

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 11:02

yes Phil, and a rookie error by me relying on someone else - particularly as I was aware they had just made similar balls ups with the 5000

Sub 3

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 09:41

Morning ladies and gentlemen long time no type. My appearances on the thread are relative to the amount of training I am doing at the moment. I've been looking in here and there, Jools sorry to hear about your friend - well done for a decent race yesterday. Tmoth yeahhh London Baby! ON7 - nice barbecuing/sub80'ing.

So better late than never - June stats:

Running Miles: 69 (lowest in 2 years)

Beers/Burgers/Sausages: a lot

June did include a comedy 9,600 metres on the track in 38:46  - my sub40 pace group dropped the pace fairly early, I tried to go it on my own from 8-9 laps - lost count at half distance as the digi lap counter ticked ahead and I was getting lapped, so used the brilliant race officials who were counting me down verbally with their clipboard number crossy out thingies. Somehow they lost the plot, must have been gassing about Corrie or something, they counted me down from about 10 laps to go and gave me the bell - I soared and flew to a garmin 6.37 miles in new rasping pb but suspected I wasn't in that shape and as I crossed the line and waited for the others we all looked at our shiny pbs with suspicion, some faster runners had also managed 10,400 metres. They totally cocked up about 8 peoples' races/results. I looked at their method of counting and can't see how they could balls it up. The UKA and EA refs were also scratching their heads as everyone stood around the clipboard guys trying to get answers.  Anyway, on the whole it was a good experience, tough running on your own for so long at pace. What you gain in the track speed, you lose in other ways. Garmin Player confirmed my suspicions and I wrote to the organisers informing them. 

I've had 9 days off running - today is day 10. Tomorrow I've a training plan starting, with a mere 26 miles scheduled in for the week, increasing 10% per week to get me in some sort of shape for Abingdon.

Any of you at the Olympic Park on 20/07 for the 5 miler?

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 09:23

List Fairy .... please check you have all these for me ...

20th July - Olympic Park 5 mile

23rd August - Thames Meander Half

7th Sept - Regents Park 10K

28th Sept - Ealing Half

19th Oct - Abingdon Marathon

15th March - North London Half

22nd March - Reading Half

20th April - Boston (Baby) Marathon

26th April - London (Baby) Marathon

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 28/06/2014 at 17:30
Dirty Leeds Rob wrote (see)

Now then.

where you been all my life big boy?

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 13:40
Heroine in a half-shell wrote (see)

No it's Jimbob, he's gone all fluffy rodent on us!

squeak squeak shhhhh

btw Weedy please put me in for Reading Half 22/03/2014 also ....

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Posted: 24/06/2014 at 08:07
RW- Paris. Done it twice but didn't crack sub3 but pals did. Never did Rome but a pal reckons Paris is the quicker of the two. He has his two sub3s there and a DNF in Rome. Of course if wanted a quick marathon Autumn/Winter time, Frankfurt or Amsterdam, or the site of my best performance Valencia which is like Berlin for flatness but not so chocker in terms of participants.

Lev, superb 75 in the sun.

Yes Charlie was caked in Salt on face arms and legs.

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Posted: 22/06/2014 at 20:44

Evening, lovely day today. Perfect day for lying by the pool with a book and a piña colada. I didn't do that, did the hackney half which was a nice event, well supported, good atmosphere. I was in the pen somewhere between the 1.30 and 1.15 entrances. Thinking no way I'm gonna run a pb in the warmth but will try for something close. Gave it a good go but was already warming up by about 6 miles. Went through the 10k marker on the chip at 40:49 thinking 1.26/1.27 would be more than satisfactory in these conditions.

Was constantly tipping water on my head at the drink stations and carrying the water and sipping all along the way. had plenty gels on the belt for electrolytes and used them, good thing too. I was covered in salt at the end (never had that much before) anyhoo got to the Olympic park have just posted 7:03 for mile 9 and I was just boiling, I couldn't get cool. It was quite open down there and the sun was beating down, not a cloud in sight. I managed it to the end as steady as possible thinking easy sub1:30 and relaxed a bit, coming up the straight I had to find something to dip under 1.30. 1.29.44.

Was reasonably pee'd off with the performance until I looked at faster fellow club mates fall well short of their PBs and accepted that in these conditions you have to accept it won't be as quick and actually it wasn't a bad run.

Not everyone struggles in the heat mind, Marders and Marigold placed Top5 so they would have come away with bus fare home .....

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