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Dashers great hope young Chris did a similar solo 5k to Reggie.
His original effort had a 115feet downhill in the first mile, so this one kept to the rules, perhaps a 20feet drop mile 1, but that's ok.
17.15, which is a proper pb.
Heart rate started over 200 from mile 1 and a legit one apparently, as he's well into his tech gear (did it in the Next trainers!)
Needs to apply that anger and higher mileage (50 this week, which is unlike him), and he could drill his pbs.
A lot of my last 4 weeks have been around midday when it's warm, but today just felt a step above that. Maybe a lack of wind. Combined with the hills probably. Although sometimes it is a weird feeling that you're in a cutback week, and it feels harder than in the full week!
Have a single day of training Wed - Advanced Powerpoint - hopefully that's lighter relief than the Excel.
Then weighing up whether a VBA course - beginner level without any doubt there, as that's a whole different proposition to Excel.Had a quick 30mins doing the world's most basic macros and buttons
Classic me - all or nothing
That's a huge run of double digits there TR!
Bearing in mind in my usual format of runs, I'd do a 10 and a long run each week, for 2 double digits (slight disclaimer that a tempo might total 9, which is obvs close to 10)
Over the last 5 weeks I've done
22x10 (well one was 10.5, but put it in here)1x144x15
27 double digit jobs, so just over 5 a week!
It's going alright though as an experiment.
I can deal with not putting an 18.30 time trial in!
Unlike Chunt, I can't put a max HR job in solo! I doubt I could do that in a race
ps - just to clarify, as we have exceptional readership levels
There have been NO doubles, as per gov instructions
I've not really been arsed to do any other time trials since the 5k thing. We had the 2.6 mile challenge v Clapham Chasers, arranged by Joe's mate Angus. We've put them in their place apparently
Did a painful ish 11.5 today, 7.21 pace (as did 9.21 mile with the family first..)
Yesterday's 1k reps were 3.40 warm up, then 3.25,3.25,3.19,3.18,3.18, then a 3.41 warm down.
Leg not great, need to do more stretching this week.
The Bus said:
You do get acclimatised to it to a large extent though SG. The worst is when it has been cool for ages then heats up on race day Very nice long run by the way.
Two days of biking of me - 30M yesterday and 31 today. Nothing by the standards of Reg (who happily does 5 times that at a faster pace!!!) or Joe, but enough for me. Today's was OK, but my back was sore after about 90 mins.
Some weird etiquette going on currently. yesterday I was overtaken while taking it easy, and my instinct was to jump on his wheel, which is, of course, not a good idea at the moment. So, I left a gap of about 30 feet or so, but he then proceeded at a speed just less than I was happy with, so I was left with a quandary - do I overtake, knowing I'm going to have to push really hard to get a gap, or just take it easy? Taking it easy won out Similar today. At the top of Winter HIll, I took a quick photo and someone went past. I then caught him on the downhill, but again had to keep a large gap. Eventually, I overtook him, but having to slow for other cyclists/walkers etc meant he caught me. HE was then behind me all the way to Maidenhead, and as I couldn't let him overtake, I had to keep a speed a bit quicker than my legs would have liked! Of course, this made the climb up to Cliveden through Taplow a tad painful!
The foot seems a little better today. The swelling has gone down a bit, but still no chance of running on it yet. Maybe tomorrow or Tuesday.
Aley - thought that was gonna be a legit one til I saw the guy in the cap. No respectable runner races in a cap
I think this would be a much more interesting approach than the 5k thing.
No rules on elevation, stopping or anything. But you have to run. You can't use a train or a car.
Jools - just put me down for an 1836, based off doing a mile at 6.00 at the start of my tempo two weeks ago. I could "Probably" manage 3x6.00 deads, if allowing me a decent slope
What an unusual food snap! And you seem to recovered easily from that marathon effort!
Back on the weekday day 10s for me. Took ages messing with stuff, so only stepped out a bit before midday. Was pleased to think "this feels cool conditions" but set off and realised it was one of those dreaded misleading, actually humid jobs.
Probably took until 2/3 to start enjoying it. Last mile round the back of our local parkrun, where the pace always seems to drop off. It has a few inclines and is in woods, but always surprises me.
But anyway, 7.10 job
The Bus said:
If only we were all as magnanimous, zen and wise as you Ric, acting on your own higher plain of consciousness instead of just being characterless, disrespectful, infantile prats whose training and running means shit.
Ric, we need to have a little chat here - it's been brewing a few weeks now I feel. You'll take in good heart I'm sure.
We generally have a decent fairly good spirited chat on here. That's not to say it's all a lovie "agree fest", we debate things, and we don't always agree. I don't see the benefit of doing a 5k time trial right now for eg, others reckon I should - no offence either way etc.I'm quite a conciliatory, easy going chap (ed, you sure son ), and over the years I've dealt with a couple of (departed) posters who made regular cracks at me, or showed me nothing but disdain, yet still hung around on the thread of someone they clearly had an issue with - which baffled me.
One of them, I actually shared a number of PMs with, to try and help him over the injury that stalled and finished his running - unfortunate, as he had cracking potential - we ended on good terms.
The other - no such luck - it happens, you can't get on with everyone.
6months, after a few implied digs at no-one in particular, you made the suggestion that we on the thread "Lacked character".
I personally took that as a right insult, having had a real long slog back from a worrying time a few years ago, plus many other comebacks and various situations.
You then disappeared without explaining it.
Fair enough - I welcomed you back.
But since you've been back, you've seemingly made an implied insult on most of your posts.
You've picked up your tendency to have a constant go at Bus the whole time.
We all know Bus clatters himself, he knows it. But it's better to clatter yourself, have fun racing and running, then to just stop isn't it. Life is short, you have to get out there and do it while you can.
Your implied threats in that last post are not cool pal, not cool at all.
Nice grub Jools! Love the shocked Olives
Relatively ok 7 miler today, leg annoying at the start, got better when I started to stride out.
Pete - its the long runs that hurt a bit. All the faster sessions I have done have with 2xu compression shorts plus lighter trainers, and I can hardly feel my leg at all. But slower runs with running shorts and heavier trainers...it's a completely different box of frogs. Slowly getting better though I think.