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Simon Coaching - velloo

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 21:51

Sunday was a lovely day, light breeze, sunny, almost warm but that was London and I was racing in the arse end of S Lanarkshire where it was cold, wet and bloody windy. This 10 mile race always attracts a fast field as it's a championship race for various organisations and is usually on a flat course but this year the route was changed to a horrible hilly route. The race started off on the track then climbed for two miles so I kept my pace easy, miles 3 to 4 were lumpy but I felt my pace was ok, then we turned round. I was smacked in the face by hard cold rain and a brutal headwind I really wanted to quit but I was in the middle of no-where and walking would've been just as bad but taken longer. I tried to find a big person to run behind but had to settle for running alongside a skinny guy and we pulled each other along. Not a PB but one of the most unpleasant races I've done recently. To make things worse I felt so unwell afterwards that I couldn't eat, and my stomach is still in turmoil today. My FB pace is full of smiling club mates sunning themselves after the VLM, I feel like the dour faced grump of running! 

 

The Middle Ground

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 14:20

Well done DT excellent first marathon!

Overdone it?

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 19:23

Sub 3 with some to spare, well done Lit! Looking forward to reading how the londoners did too.

Sub 40 for my first 10k

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 19:47

Trebor my OH was fast as soon as he started running, and like you he was (still is) very light with lots of non-running fitness. He started out faster than you but didn't make huge leaps in his progress partly due to injury but 5 years on the times are still dropping and he often places in races. As others have said how you progress is anyone's guess, structured consistent training will give you the best chance.

Simon Coaching - velloo

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 08:07

Thanks Simon, by triple extension is that locking out my back leg and powering through it? 

DT19 P&D certainly laid down an excellent base from which to work on, you'll be flying . Actually I'm still very uncertain about the effects of marathon training on other distances and post-mara training. I sort of want to run London next year but not at the expense of the rest of that summer's road season. 

Diet

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 17:55
Mo eats lots of chicken and pasta, I remember reading an interview where he was saying his diet was boring.
Today I've had carrot and puy lentil salad and a kitkat. Dinner will be fish followed by a variety of cough sweets and lemsip type drinks. Exciting!

Leg can't seem to take me beyond the 10k mark

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 08:00

Bill this is the calculator to use, but don't worry if your easy runs are done a bit slower.

http://www.mcmillanrunning.com

Simon Coaching - velloo

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 22:06

Thanks TR, it went much better than I expected.

Simon I was racing her once I hit the track, another 100m, a strong gust of wind to my back and I might've caught her! But I didn't realise our ages/times until after the race, she wasn't someone I recognised.

Simon Coaching - velloo

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 20:29

10k race today, wasn't holding out any great hopes for it due to getting over a cold. It's was a flat, ugly course, which suits me as I really need to concentrate to stop my pace slipping. The start was quite crowded but as it was chipped I didn't push my way to the front, it usually attracts a quality field so lining up against 30min guys wasn't an option! First mile felt ok tried to keep the pace down but then I saw the woman who beat me at the 5m race and decided to over-take her, so the first mile was 6.12 a bit too fast. Next mile still feeling ok but midway through we turned into the wind for the next 3 miles, it was a brutal, energy sapping slog, it also rained, and was surprisingly warm. I was monitoring my pace a lot and couldn't stop it slipping 6.22, 6.27,6.31, then we turned and bang! 6.02 wind at my back, oh no we turned again and back into the wind 6.21, turned onto the track for the last little sprint and a new PB. 39.15 on the chip, and 39.23 on the gun. The woman 1 second ahead of me won the vet prize but my chip time was 4 secs faster so maybe I should move up the field at the start. 2nd Vet and masters team prize. Very pleased with that.

Simon Coaching - velloo

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 20:13

I always feel really hungry after a swim.

That must be my quota of colds done for the year now, it's my OH's fault. He was working with a load of infectious children. 

Those 8min miles are done on hills though and just buffer some brutal sessions like that 25mile progressive run 

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