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Top 3 Personal running Highlights of Year.
running sub 16 for 5
running sub 33 mins for 10k
Running the Yorkshire 3 peaks and the Ben Nevis race.
Top 3 Disappointments of the Year
dying on my arse going up and over Pen Y Ghent in the 3 peaks race. ( I think I could've ran 3.15 )
dying on my arse descending Ben Nevis. Never experienced anything like that.
Injured during August and September leading up to the Ben Nevis race
Dean pulling on an England vest and Dachs and Johnas marathon training and exploits make me tempted to have a go.
The Bus - seems to post no matter if injured or not, although he is still usually training through it where as we all seem to disappear for short spells at some point.
Irons improvement is there for all to see.
sub 32 10k
post a decent half marathon
get my 10 mile time in line.
Matt, this is why we hold off til the 31st...so we can include the last 2 days miles!
Looking at your highlights and disappointments, I think there is a very slight screaming out of "stay on the fast road courses, and avoid the hills/fells"
Bluey, sounds the roller is working, so roll on a healthy 2014 for you!
Phil, might try that. Only thing is, a pal at a rival co can get a 30% discount, so that is funding the whole idea of moving to something decent.Only last complications are that I'm pay as you go and have a real stack of credit left, which'll be lost if I move networks and the idea of insurance, which I'd love to risk none, but as clumsy as bastad as I am is essential. (and no, bank account doesn't cover)
I'm too impatient to wait!
It shouldn't be Pen Y Ghent either, it was Ingleborough.
Thanks Matt - it's basically 'cos I don't have a life !
As far as "sticking to the roads and avoiding the fells is concerned", I'd just ask - which do you most enjoy? It is not just about PBs (controversial I know ) and it's not totally impossible to achieve great performances at both.
SG - did Yoda write your last paragraph
True Bus, Rob Hope ran 32.04 yesterday.
The Bus wrote (see)
It is not just about PBs (controversial I know )
It is not just about PBs (controversial I know )
Also Matt I have thought of a solution to the posting early problem - you'll just have to not run today or tomorrow.
I am chomping at the bit to get my post up seeing as I miscalculated my annual mileage as predicted earlier! However, I am spending the next 24h thinking long and hard about my nominations!
Last quality session of 2013 for me today... 8m inc 6min @ tempo, then 2min jr, the 3min, 2min, 1min, 1min, 2min, 3min, 2min, 1min at tempo with half recs.
Was a reasonable session seeing as I am now the newest member of the thread to be battling a bitching cold, just in time for Hogmanay
Nikki, no doubt you'll just do a 17miler at 7.20 pace tomorrow to boost the stats
Nasty day out there, wind, cold, wet.
Big week, so back to what I used to do every week, week schedule as below
Tomorrow,I'll be telling myself, at least this isn't that 3miles at HMP x2 sesh! Just to decide whether to do 6(+) laps per rep, or do 1.75 laps of a road circuit.
Nikki, all on time, and interestin pyramid esque version. How come it starts with a 6min? Then all the rest 3 to 1? Is the 6 to really get you in, so that the others feel easier?
well, seems i'm sat at work and havent ran in 2 weeks thanks to my injury, you can have mine now - no chance my mileage will change (distance on an eliptical machine don't count I'm guessing).
Top 3 Personal running Highlights of Year
2014 Race Aims (not necessarily just times)
Well, last year the aim was to achieve a Championship Marathon place and managed that 3 times throughout 2013. Next year I think it’ll be back to the short stuff. Current injury has ruled out VLM 14 and with baby Johnas due in 6 weeks, I think race aim is for a sub 33 10k and/or sub 16 5k in the summer
SG - have you got the predictions we made last year by any chance? I could go back through the pages, but if you have them already.....
Bus, fraid you'll have to dig that stuff out!
Johnas, incredible progression, when you've been around a fair few years now. You had a spell where you had gently eased past my pbs to tease me, then put the absolute boot in and hit figures well out of reach!
Did I completely miss what you've done injury wise? Hopefully not too bad when you say it's ruling you out of London? Presume that's more due to that at your level you can't miss more than a week, rather than it being so bad you think you'll be out months?!
Right, here we go with last year's template for those still on the thread:
2013 Race Aims (not necessarily just times)
Quite simply for me it’s to achieve a Championship Marathon time of sub 2.45. Got 2 stabs at the cherry with VLM in April and Frankfurt in October.
I'm adding some latitude to this as this year has been mostly about triathlon. Maybe to provoke some discussion
These are tricky for me, as I popped back in towards the end of the year. Nothing springs to mind immediately, so...
2013 is about shorter races for me.
Stevie G 2012:
Some honourable mentions to DT2 and Dean, clearly the fasties on the thread for some marvellous fast stuff. Also to Dachs and Johnas for their marathons.However, Phil giving the marathon chaps a good 12 years in age, and having a big deficit on them for shorter stuff times, wins out for me. A surpremely planned campaign, the standout being doing a 10miler with me, and then us separating and him doing another 10/11 on his own! Hats off...and certainly taught a couple of younger chaps a lesson or 2 along the way!
Everyone adds value to a cracking thread, the real fasties to amaze us with their sessions, the nothern lads with their insight into races up there that we don't know much about, and the local/localish types for familiar chat about races down this way.
However, he's been here from the start, Stevie See, a top lad who is always enthuiastic and supportive of everyone on here however his current running situation is going.
Dachs I think. A bit of a niggle upset the terrific improvement curve, but he still smashed Gosport. By spring I'm expecting big things. And that's in the context of a thread of pretty good achievers!
DISTANCE PRE 2010 NOW
DISTANCE PRE 2010 NOW HARD LUCK COMMENTS
Total miles 2180 22 races 7 Distances raced..5k, 10k, 5m, hm, Xc, relay short leg in midlands, relay long leg at nationals. 8 PBs Personal highlights Breaking sub 80 @ hm then breaking sub 75 Getting a big boost by going sub 16 @ 5k and at the finish addylad telling my time was faster than robT and DT2 PBs. As I hold both in high esteem I am very happy I'm in that mixer. My recent 10k PB, the build up couldn't have been worse (lack of form, confidence knocked by XC, sickness, poor track sessions in the week before) but managed to put that to one side, focused on the race and had a good performance. I suffered since for it mind but it was worth it. Disappointments of yr. XC - haven't got close to turning my road form into Xc form. I used to be so good on Xc that it bugs me I'm weak on it now A poor summer - in may hit a 15.57 5k then ran 4 more and didn't get close, due to Achilles injury in part but I didn't get close. I learnt a lesson that to get that PB down it takes dedicated speed sessions to the distance and general speed sessions aren't enough Chingos injury - we were going to push each other this yr and to lose him to a long injury is a shame Thread performance There is Philips perfect prep and delivery of the marathon or Steve see PB at abbey dash with that photo of him sprinting to the line eyes on the clock but slightly ahead of both for me is Sebs performances in Xc. I was in same race and finished and thought I would hang around at the line to cheer him in......big mistake as he was already in having beaten me by 80 secs. No fluke as he got better next time out. Made me stand up and take notice of him at Telford. If he can translate the grass to the road.. Poster of yr Dachs and Steve see. Dachs posting at midnight mostly yet still very funny. stevie see always positive and genuinely interested. After lake vrynwy hm he was happier than I was that I had gone sub 75 One to watch in 2013 Dachs is at a point when I can see some big PBs coming. Injury slowed him down at points this yr and If he stays free he can hit any time he aims for. Results ......2011 PB. 2012 PB 5k. 18.09. 15.57 10k. 35.34. 33.03 Hm. 83.44. 74.15 Aims for 2013 to build on this yr and to PB at every distance. As I'm a v40 in a month it would be good to finish high in the rankings.
STEVIE SEE 2012:
Top 3 Personal running Highlights of Year
Best thread race performance:
This is so hard to choose, SG having smashed the Cabbage patch to bits, Dachs cruising through Berlin, Deano going nuts in the last 2 miles of the Lake V half, Philip at the London Marathon, Chingo and RobT ran really well at the Spring 5, Chingo again running at Helsby despite gale force winds, anyone who gave the marathon ago – fair play, Bus and his many V40 wins and PBs along the way. There are loads I’ve missed too! It’ll have to go to Phillip for bossing the marathon a 2:50 is a great return and the way it was planned was impressive – hats off sir.
2012 Thread poster of the year:
Obviously the thread wouldn’t be so useful/enjoyable without everybody’s input, but I think without SG rambling it would soon loose it’s edge. His transparency and honesty about training, motivations and aspirations are quite refreshing. I like Dach’s, Bus’ and Deano’s inability to spot an innuendo too! Always worth a chuckle.
One to watch
Whether it be PBs or V prizes everybody seems on an upward curve of some sort so it’s a tough call. But I think Dean has only just started, and his 10k time especially will really fall away dramatically (no pressure mate).
10:24 – 10:08
17:58 – 17:23
30:13 – 29:24
37:10 – 35:51
61:42 – not raced.
81:13 – 81:43
3K – 9:49 (be Cheshire Champ again, see who turns up!)
5k – sub 17:10 (May)
5 miles – sub 29mins<
Only been on this thread a short while so not fully up to speed with everyone's achievements and ive only been racing for 10months myself so cant compare last years. I know that there is some serious times and training goes down on this thread! Hopefully it'll help me pick up tips and hearing other people's experiences can hopefully help me. -Years Mileage. Not sure at all. I only bought a garmin in the summer and have only started logging my weekly mileage 4 weeks ago. -Races run. 16 -Distances Raced at. (First year of racing) 5km, 10km, 10 m, 13.5m, 17 mile. -PBs (not including first attempts at a distance). 5k - 16.33 10k. - 33.56 Top 3 Personal running Highlights of Year - got to be breaking 34 mins for the 10k. After my first race in February and running 36.16 I'd never have imagined I could knock over 2 mins off that time. - entering my first 'proper' fell race in November (the tour of Pendle) and finishing 8th. I turned up without any fell shoes as I didn't have any and a club mate lent me some money so I could buy some around 10mins before the start after they'd stopped laughing at my trail shoes. 17 miles with 5000ft of ascent and id only planned to do it as a training run to accumulate some miles. - breaking 17 mins for the 5km. Managed to do it at the Burnley park run then on the road. I'm still one of only 2 people to go under 17 on that course. I think Dean may know the other fella. Top 3 Disappointments of the Year - getting injured around 4 weeks before Chester marathon. - dropping out of my first ever xc race the other week with the sh@ts around 4 miles in. - Losing out in a sprint finish in my first 10mile race. They're only minor disappointments as I can't complain with the 10months I've had. Thread Members. I've only been reading this a short while and I just pretty much jumped in at the end so off what I've read recently. Best thread race performance - Deans 33.03 10km or Ironcat5's Ironman. I tip my hat to anyone who completes one of those. 2012 Thread poster of the year (with reasons) - after only reading for a short time it's obvious to see how SG seems to keep things ticking over nicely. 2013 One to Watch - after seeing the pb's that Dean has demolished this year Ill plump for him. Race Results - 6 x 1st places (3 in the club summer series and 3 at the parkrun) 2 x 2nd place 3x 3rd place 5th, 8th, 9th and 71st. 2013 Race Aims (not necessarily just times) - to hopefully keep improving. I've turned down a free club entry for the London marathon as I want to concentrate on lowering my 5 and 10km times with a bit of luck. Later in the year I want to do the Snowdon international, the Ben Nevis fell race and hopefully have another good run in the tour of Pendle. Staying injury free would be my main one!
NOT PICKING ONE!
Dean’s 10k @ Telford, a stellar performance really flying and a cracking end to the year
Phil’s VLM, destroying the young crowd coupled with outstanding pacing
SG’s Cabbage Patch 10M run, big improvement after years of training, great to see the miles and dedication paying off.
Hmm not sure, probably BUS, everyone contributes in different ways, but Bus posts regularly with great encouragement of others through good and bad times.
Very interested to see Deans progress, the race time drops from 2011 to 2012 are Insane to put it mildy.
PB at every distance I race including:
Sub 34 @ 10k/10000m
Sub 27:30 @ 5M
Sub 16 @ 5000m
Sub 57 @ 10m
Stepping up to half marathon Distance
More Fell running, less road running
Even though I’ve written time aims for race distances down, I’d like to think I’m not too fussed about these for 2013. I’m hoping the year will bring strength and endurance gains along with good performances in off road racing which I’ll be focusing on. I aim to run lots of easy miles and do much more strength training & long runs, exploring Lydiard’s approach to running training whilst still playing with Daniels running formula training methods.
Post more on the thread. Im useless and often absent for days/weeks
1,669.60 miles, less than last year, was on target for more. Many races, 29 on po10, probably another 20 not on po10 so shy of 50Distances, 3000m, 3000m s/c, 5000m, 5k, 5miles, 10k, half, 20 miles, marathon, cross country, odd relays and handicaps etcPBs: steeplechase, 5 mile, half, full
3 personal highlights of the year
Half marathon sub 80 at Wokingham2:50:28 full at LondonBlack Park parkrun win (350 runners)
29:20 at Marlow 5: needed sub 29Only once went sub 18 for 5k or 5000mMissing big chunks with injury
All on po10: http://www.thepowerof10.info/athletes/profile.aspx?athleteid=75021
Best thread race: DT2 at Amsterdam. I saw him after London and he was down in the face with 2:39 and Amsterdam was just rewards for a year's hard training.Poster of the year: LuvsaPB for the honesty of his training and the inevitable outcome of such.2013 one to watch: just about anyone, DT2, UG, dachs, Dean, Stevie, our own SG, all putting in PBs time after time.
Aims for 2013:
as many 80% + WAVA
5k 18:00 5m 29:4610k 37:2810m 61:28HM 81:3720m 2:07:20Mar 2:49:48
Enjoy a few more races.
Haha, Stevie S. had 5 top 3 highlights.
And me for 2012:
Bubbling under: 1st V40, massive trophy and £50 vouchers at Bramley 10!; County Bronze medal at Wycombe Half; weekend of Lad's Leap Fell Race including long run with Seb; course PB at Ridgeway after a 6 year wait!; trip to GSR with SG. Oh, and getting through a whole year with no (serious!) injuries!
And my review of my predictions:
Pretty much spot on there (apart from using the word "all")!
Oops - this crucial bit was missed off of the bottom of Stevie See's (thinking about it, i should have just posted the predictions!):
10k – sub 35mins (by November)
10miles – sub 59mins
HM – sub 79mins (By September)
Other - Sandstone Trail race – top 10 finish
Oh and if I run a 34:xx 10k I’ll enter a 2014 marathon. You can hold me to that. You heard it here first!
And the last bit of SG's (but then his was never going to fit on one page!):
2013 Race Aims (General)
2013 Race Times Aim
I'll stop there with stuff that's realistic now, rather than setting any stretch targets. As last year showed those can quickly go if you get a niggle at the wrong time, or you get unfavourable conditions on a pb hunt
edit.... you noticed just when I did /
Not quite sure why a lot of us wrote everything underlined...my fault probably
If I'd thought about it and done a proper job, I'd have edited it for the predictions and tidied up the formatting, but too late and I've found something to do now!
You're review of last years predictions is my post of the year Bus.
i hit my 5 and 10k targets but never ran Snowdon due to targeting the 5ks in the summer and after getting a PB at Leeds Abbey Dash I decided against the Tour of Pendle. Without coming on here and picking up bits of advice etc I'd have probably ran Snowdon and Pendle and missed out the hitting my targets.
Nice work Bus, you missed me though... .
Fantastic 10k matt, i would give A LOT for 2x sub 33s.