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I see someone had a swift race midweek...no report tho.
I'm sure he knows I'm not up against him this year (not that he'd be unduly worried!)
Marlow 5 is the much better race Bus. Much better competition, bigger, closer, and tonnes more people you know.
Must be the race I've done the most, probably 10 turnouts there.
Good work on a Friday eve bad conditions run.
I certainly don't miss the days i'd leave work on a Friday night, and have to go and do a solo track session. Used to run Saturdays the next day too, often doubles. A dreadful mix.
However now..a glorious SAT OFF
(po10 count up to 148/240...got some of the Summer series 5ks up... Maybe it won't be as high as 70 odd not going up)
Simon Coombes 2 said:
PMJ - I listen to the 'Lets get running' podcast by Shaun Dixon & Jermain Mays - the last but one was a big interview with that ultra runner who did the spine, 268 mile job. She was much of the opinion that the Ultra is the distance where women are probably better (or may end up better) than men - definitely in actually 'completing' apparently- numbers wise.
PMJ - I listen to the 'Lets get running' podcast by Shaun Dixon & Jermain Mays - the last but one was a big interview with that ultra runner who did the spine, 268 mile job.
She was much of the opinion that the Ultra is the distance where women are probably better (or may end up better) than men - definitely in actually 'completing' apparently- numbers wise.
You'll be fine Reg. 2 weeks is plenty of time.
Nice turnout Jools, albeit a frustrating "In the middle" action, although it's always satisfying when you come away with the maximum position you could have done of a race.
Shame to see long term series ending! That's why that Nice Work company I discovered from Gosport mile/5k are quality, as they have 5k race series all over the place, south coast, Ipswich, Kent, some in Bucks etc.
It's a bit short sighted of councils and people causing problems for races, as you'd think they'd want people to be a bit healthier and thus less burden on the health system later on!
Jools, you are a crazy man. I can sort of relate a little to wanting to get as much in while you can though
Aley, Thur eve is a random positioning, but will again see if it's in any way a goer.
On a random note, I thought i'd spend 10mins on my anorak refreshing of my PO10 history, as I have more results at home than at work.
Uploaded a bootleg now defunct 4miler from 2007. Went to add it from 2008, found it's already in their history, and for sheer randomness, the guy who'd obviously claimed a time, had linked it to the site myself and a running bud set up at the time (and now long, long defunct!)
So it's not just me patrolling for old results
The site itself is an oddity though. You used to have to qualify to get any result up, and fairly challenging times too.
Then they loosened that up, but insisted it has to hold a UKA license.
Cue peeps like Bus having a big section of "non UKA" results.
From what I can see though, if you just upload an excel file / find a working weblink, they'll add it on anyway now. Maybe a certain time cutoff, but 2010 and before I think is fine.
(ps yes I know I should be out there trying to find a wife, but maybe next week )
The Bus said:
Anyway, kept going but at 10 miles it's a long gentle downhill so tried a "Zatopek" and switched from averaging 7:50 miles to a mile at sub 6! That did the trick, and all but one of the last 5 (which was up a big hill) were done around or under 7 pace to give spot on 7:30 for the full 15.1. I'll settle for that in the circumstances!That makes 10 weeks averaging 50mpw, so easy next week and try not to do too many hills in the Lakes the week after
Had a look at last year's build up as well, and 1 Sunday before, I only did a 10, but that's because I'd done the 15 on the Thur. I've done 8x15s this year over 9 weeks (one 16), versus 6 last year over 6 weeks , so today can be the final 15.
The key session this Tue needs to be 3x2miles HMP off 90secs. The rest of the week is flexi. Can either do the second session as something light and fast like this week, or combine the long run into a quality fare, maybe on the Sat, something like 12miles with 4miles easy, 4miles steady, 4miles threshold.
Last week will be a 3x1mile HMP, off 60-90secs (i'll check!) and nothing beyond an 8 after.
Will take the lesson from GSR (on top of the conditions not helping) that the Tue sesh was probbo too much volume, (5x1m Threshold), and as Dean I think at the time pointed out, done too fast too