Posted: 05/10/2015 at 17:39
Sorry I haven’t got online for ages – this past weekend was swallowed up by the eldest’s 6th birthday. Carnage as I’m sure you can all imagine!
Lots of races about to happen which is exciting, they’ve come round quickly!
There is a lot of taperdom flying around the forum right now ;o)
I’m gonna say all my good lucks now as I’m off climbing in North Wales Fri – Sun this week so won’t be able to check back here till Monday. BEST OF LUCK to all racing – I believe it’s traditional to say in this forum at this stage ‘don’t be shit’ (blame Carter if I got that one wrong)!! Seriously though I’m expecting great things and will be thinking of you all from the side of a welsh cliff!
Rob: in the taper for Abingdon! Bet that’s a RELIEF! Great parkrun there, shows you are totally on form…. 3’50 seems a very sensible target, go for it, am crossing everything for you – 8’45 pace sounds good – don’t do what I did at Edinburgh and run the first half in 1’46 only to blow up big time in the last 10k!! Finsbury Park ‘a flat course’ – someone is having a laugh! That’s my parkrun (when I’m doing them) and it has a bit of a monster hill and a couple of long steady ups… definitely not flat at all! Well done indeed to Mrs R for going the extra mile and nailing it and on such a tough 10k course..
PS: HM race, great effort – well done on taking it easy… and love that medal!! Can’t believe this Sunday is Chicago marathon already! I’m sure you’ll do brilliantly – your training has looked so so strong on strava, just remember that when the going gets tough and dig in.. What pace are you targeting? I would put the Boston QF time out of your head, don’t think it will help you whilst running Chicago… REALLY GOOD LUCK FOR SUNDAY
Carl: thanks – yes feel like am on good form at the moment. You look to be going really well, must fill you with confidence for Chicago on Sunday? Your training mileage is as ever so impressive, I know you are going to smash Richmond time. Just remember how hilly that was any time it feels tough in Chicago. Can’t wait to hear how you go but I’m sure you’ll do a great time. BEST OF LUCK MATE
Carter: Really glad to hear Mrs C is ok following the op. How are you, ready for your ultra wk after next??
Washwood: 1’33 for 12.1 miles – speedy as! Great racing, you shld be targeting 1’38 for sure this weekend at Oxford – have a great race and best of luck,. Oh and well done on the VLM place you jammy get ;o) London is a great race if you’re not chasing a time!!
Sean: Best of luck to you too mate racing Royal parks. Is the ankle ok now?? Avoid the congestion at the start and I’m sure you’ll be on for a great time – it’s a pretty flat course and some stunning scenery as well, most enjoyable
Ali: you are doing a lot of racing! It’s good, looks to be having a big benefit with that 10k time, excellent work.. how was your half yesterday?
Hi Nell! Good to hear from you! Hope you’re well…
So I had a pretty decent wk last wk on the running front with my 2 runs. Did 13.4 miles last Monday @ ave 8’42 pace – took it easy generally but pushed hard up the big hills as my HM race is hilly. And then Thursday went out fairly quick to see what sort of 5k time I could do on the track. Surpised myself by clocking 20'53 and unofficially knocking about 40 secs off my 5k pb. Was hungover as well, not sure what lessons to learn from that to be honest?! So all good basically. Am going to do 12 miles tonight but v easy ie 9 min mile+ pace an