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Sub 3

Posted: Today at 12:19

Lev.. you should start posting in volumes!  Fantastic report and a great progression from you in the last year.  I had a feeling you would be close to 2:30 eventually after your great run in Frankfurt.

Enjoyed Toro's report too (and acrobatics!), hope the sub 2:45 comes to you soonest.

PP.. Duvel straight after a marathon??  Isn't that stuff about 8%?  Not sure you would have seen out the rest of the day after a few of those! 

Marders.. best of luck with the flu bug.

Bains.. I like training for an Autumn marathon with lighter nights, better weather, bigger selection of routes etc.  However I tend to find mid-late summer busy with social stuff, hols, invites to stuff etc so have to juggle to fit the training in.  Winter is quieter on the other hand so I find I can crack on with it more easily.

In other news another birthday has arrived.  57 today and another year closer to a free bus pass - might improve my WAVA score if nothing else.  Couldn't resist the sun & blue skies this morning so got out for 11.3 miles around the lanes & trails.  A bit chilly though so first outing in a while in long sleeves.  Out for a few beers with clubmates & chums later.


Sub 3

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 20:33

Fantastic to see some hard working marathon preparation reaping due rewards, hats off to PP, Lev & Toro - PB's all over the place.  Enjoy those enormous beers!

Well done on toughing that one out Selbs, make sure you recover well.  Great long runs from Tick Tock & Charlie too.

CC2.. I wondered where you had gone, nice to hear you're ready to ease back into it.

Sub 3

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 22:03

Just adding my best wishes and positive karma to the Berlin runners.

Great session there Al P.  Doing a marathon before an 'A' race marathon seems to be catching on!

Just had news from my clubmate who is in Greece for the Spartathlon ultra.  246km anyone?  Sub 36 hours is the target. The race is on Friday and errr, Saturday.

Sub 3

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 20:54

Congrats all the relay runners.. TT, Dachs, Padams, Bains, & a nice trophy for PP - well done to Mrs Pub too.  Funny when you get a trophy & immediately think 'what can we fill it with?' 

Very impressed with your 1st Brit award Marders, so impressed in fact that I will overlook your 19:58 pacing debacle.   Hope yours & TT's niggles disappear.

Sensible strategy Lev, hope to see you fly round on the day.

Re. the V70 chap - there's more than one up here!  Another one (Vick Shirley) ran 41.30 ish for 10k the other week and that was a twisty off road course!  My own clubmate is 69 now and he managed a 1:32 half recently.  I think they must all be on some beetroot/spinach shot combination but they won't reveal their secret!

Sub 3

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 01:03

TR.. top effort 13th, well raced under the circumstances fella.

Al P.. blimey, sub 76 after an 8m warm-up!  Great pacing & looking good for the main event!  Nice 100+ for the week too.

Charlie.. brave effort putting in a 20m after a party night!

Jools.. wow! That's a big chunk to take off a PB.  Where did that put you amongst the lesser spotteds?

ON7.. cracking sub 59 there & well done on the podium place.

Jimbob.. still a thoroughly decent time at Reigate, nice one!

Tick Tock.. congrats on the 5k PB, well done on grinding out a 20miler same weekend.

Routine Park Run for me yesterday.  Thought I would assist the 16 yr old sub 20 pacemaker until he charged off at 6mm pace, headstrong youth etc!  I overtook him around half way and suffice to say my Bubka-esque 19:59 contrasted with his slightly mistimed 20:05.  The guy who finished 1 second behind me turned out to be a V70!  5m more in the evening & another 11m today.  55m for the week which is my highest for a while.

Sub 3

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 23:22

Al P.. 107 mpw is going some, nice miles! 

A good stack of weekend miles for Jools noted & decent long runs from Selbs, Jimbob & Tick Tock.

Well done Charlie at Grunty Fen, nice prize haul.  Impressive cello carrying too.

Congrats to Old No 7 & Steve6 on their Park Run wins.

Bains.. great racing in the relays, sounds like you got a few scalps.

PP.. an admirably robotic session there!

Marders.. I will be spectating at York so I will give you a shout.  RaceJase is running it so you might have a bit of company for a while.

My legs were groaning yesterday after Saturday's double so I could only match TR's heroic 6 miles!  Did 10.2m after work tonight as it was a pleasant evening.


Sub 3

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 20:09

Adidas.. yes I find I need a half size bigger than my usual Nikes as the fit is a bit narrower, bad luck with that Dr Dave but nicely done on the 20 miler.

All the best for Grunty Fen Charlie.

Dachs.. nice MLR with a tasty Park Run at the end, congrats on 1st place too.

I can't hold a candle to PP & Dachs' 5k pace but pleased enough to card 19:54 at York this morning for 35th/336.  Another 5m tonight so I'm off for curry & beer to restore calorific balance.

Tick Tock.. a couple of my mates drink the local dark/light mild up here which is something of a bargain at £1:31 a pint!  Nice long bike ride BTW.


Sub 3

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 20:31

Welcome to Tick, sounds like you already know a few of the southern boys.

Sounds like a good bike purchase Padams, hope it gives you more speed.

TR..  meant to say much sympathy with the beachfaring rib injury.  I guess you won't be humming Beach Boys segues anytime soon   

PP.. one Rogan Josh/Pillau Rice & one Jalfrezi/Pillau rice duly purchased from Tesco this morning for the princely sum of £1.65 each.  I decided I could also afford a jar of Patak's spicy chutney to accompany!

Jools.. hope the lurgy clears soon.  I would recommend 13.1 miles at brisk medicinal pace from recent experience.

Bains.. cracking progressive mile reps!

Charlie.. Mrs Wardi is Cambridge bound this weekend - the Midsummer House restaurant beckons.  One of her girlie trips away where a small group of them spend exotic amounts of money on life's finer things.  Oh, and swift hardening to your feet!

Mileage base building up nicely again, last few days have been 13+4, 5.2, 8.9, 7.4.

Sub 3

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 14:53

PP.. weren't you tempted by the Tesco half price curry & rice offer?  BTW congrats from me too on 2nd place, good to see you got the high-viz shoes in picture!  Congrats to LR1976 & Bus too, fab running!

Well done to Jimbob on the sub 40 10k & nearly sub 34 from Bains, good work lads.

Selbs.. great to see you running long distances agin.  BTW your 'mid run evacuation'  ties with TT's 'hygenically challenged' as the phrases best not though about too much.

TMoth.. a big round of applause from me.  Well done indeed on grinding that one out to get the win.  On endurance practice - one of my mates (Jon Steele) organises the Hardmoors ultras up here.  He does loads of them so gets used to the punishment & how to refuel etc.  Just look up 'Hardmoors' and there will be contact info for him - he's a really nice bloke if you want to ask any questions - tell him I sent you!

KD.. top bombing on the sub 3 - you'll be needing some metal polish for that haul of booty!

Great training from Lev & Al P as usual.

Dr Dave .. I won't say 'Doctor heal thyself' but like TT says go easy - a few days to let it sort itself out won't lose you any fitness.

Much sympathy to Jools who seems to have caught my sore throat from last week.  I had it from Thursday up to Sunday morning so was on the verge of dibbing out of the debut 'Vale of York' half marathon.  Still felt a bit rough but when I woke up to blue skies on Sunday I thought I might as well have a run round if only to try and sweat it out.

The race started on an aerodrome and headed on a lightbulb style loop around country lanes which were all closed to traffic.  Apart from one railway bridge which we crossed out & back the route was flat with light winds.  Settled into 7:20 pace which felt comfy and kept churning out + or - a few seconds either side of this all the way round (1:36 at the end).  Really enjoyed it with no pressure, the time wasn't important.  Top event this one, could get very big if the word spreads.  Great to have a natter with Race Jase at the finish, top performance fella.  Chapeau indeed!

Anyway, my sore throat had gone yesterday so it was all worthwhile.

Vale of York Half Marathon

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 00:17

Me too.  My local running/cycling neighbourhood so no surprises.  Pleased to see such an excellent turnout.  Would prefer numbers/chips sent out (I like to arrive ready to run when possible) but otherwise a super event and long may it run.  Cheers to the organisers!

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