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unlucky Paul though still a good time. Think though to carve over 2minutes off that within 2months to get sub 30 like some guy earlier on this thread said is a bit optimistic. Long term maybe though.
However, the 40-50miles a week is spot on, i've done that for a good few months now. Did a 5k race dressed as santa today..even in that suit and running at what i felt was casual knocked out a 17:32 5k time. And my best time ever was 17;45 before that but generally 18mins but which felt flat out...so thats encourgaing. Only now do i feel in sub 30mins 5miler pace though.
Whens yourr next target?
well done all today, perfect conditions.... I was planning a PB attempt (31:33) held from 3 years ago at Hanney 5, have been doing 35-45m base for the last 10 weeks or so, and that has included 2 PBs at 1/2 mara, a 10m PB and 2 5 k pbs, the 5ks have been used as speed work most weeks.
Was expecting to hit 30:30 31:00 today.... went off very fast and tried to hold it, got in with a group at 2m and stuk with them, ended up doing 5:50, 5:56, 6:08, 5:54 and 5:51 for a 29:42 finish, and very happy.
The moral to the PBs above is the fact that I have been running heavy for 9 and 1/2 years, decided it was time to ditch the rubber ring and changed my diet, 12 weeks later and 2st lighter and so solid base trg and I have PBs at 4 istance and times I never thought possible...
Impossible is Nothing as per the advert....... hope this helps
Well done to all racers again today.
well you can all now have a look to what your PB face is...
Race photographs on SussexSportPhotography.com
Good luck with the 2 intervals and 1 tempo per week thing -rather you than me...
...good crack at the V5, weather must have been good too. I went to watch the ill-fated Luton marathon.
Good posts from Yifter, bit of old fashioned advice - but its true, I popped out a 32.38 10k from nowhere (pb of 45 secs) after 2 or 3 months of consistent training with some hellish tuesday training sessions from an ex-olympic steeple chaser (some of which were probably too hard...) so its what you want to get out of it really...best of luck with the targets...
as for finishing pictures...I did a 10k in Leighton Buzzard in the summer and I finished looking like Ducan Norveille (remeber him? chase me!! chase me!!.) Eyes closed, limp hand out in front. Nightmare
Paul, you're a w*nker! (Joke! Sorry, that was too easy )
Simon, did those Tuesday night sessions happen to be with HHH at Tooting Bec track? If so, who's the Olympic steeple chaser? Remember you telling me about HHH when I was about to join. Well, I've been to 5/6 Tuesday sessions now and am loving it - definitely feeling the benefits already. Nice one for the encouragement.
And to go off on another tangent...I've just booked five tickets for me and my mates to the World Athletics Championships in Berlin! Managed to get finishing straight tickets on the night of:
Women's 400m final (possibly Christine O and Nicola Sanders)
Men's triple jump final (possibly Philips Idowu)
Men's 400m hurdles final
Men's 3000m steeple chase final
I'll also see some chancer by the name of U Bolt in the 200m (only the quarter final, mind).
There are still tickets for the men's 200m and 100m finals, but they're not great seats so thought I'd go for another night. Can't wait!!!
Right first time about what?
Another night shift for you M.eldy?
Oh good stuff. What time are you aiming for?
I've got about 9 weeks more of nights... then I start my 7 weeks of classroom training! I know this might sound like a daft question... but is the training paid, do you know?
yes the training will be paid as you will start contractual employment (I hope!)
Time? Difficult because its quite a hilly course, my pb is 5.15 this year on a flat course so anywhere near there will be good
Nifty Yifty I am always out there for a long time - just some times they are shorter longer days than others!
Sorry Paul .... really going now
It's okay, I haven't started the new thread yet!
I should have come on this morning, I was up and coughing my lungs up again at 2.am. First day off work in 7 years and the last Stevenage 5k tonight and possibly Andy Reading 10k on Sunday up the spout..grr
Shelf side - It was John Bicourt, but about 2 years ago now. we had a grioup that started a bit earlier at 6.15 on a tues. Tim is still doint the session with the fast boys down there on a tues (lanky skinny guy who is a good improving runner but he tells me is still hanging off the back of the group!)
Yep, saw the earlier group at the track last night - fast...