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Solid 20 miler G-D - is that the second?
Excellent racing Leslie - you just need to shift some of the ballast and you'll be flying!
Very patient on the recovery Stevie and a good week's training.
Another strong finish 20 miler Gul - the endurance should be bullet proof by now!
Good to see the pace has returned after ditching the painkillers DT - how's the back?
QE Olympic Park 10k for me this morning. A bit of a trek to get there (1.5hrs around the M25) but good to visit the park having not been here for c. 4 years, Three laps on tracks centred on the ArcelorMittal Orbit, so pretty flat and good surfaces. A nice well organised event with c. 540 runners but not many at the sharp end. The plan was for something Sub 40'ish but I wanted to make sure I didn't go off to fast and had a strong even-paced run. With the first two kilometres completed in 3:45 and 3:48, I realised I'd blown the even-split pacing plan! I was prepared for the worst, so ignored the Garmin and just ran to feel. Almost caught a group of six that would have helped pull me along and give some shelter from the wind but instead ended up running solo for most of the race. Pace dropped off in kilometres 7 and 8 (4:05 Garmin pace) but managed to pick it up a little for the final two. Finish time of 40:12 for 20th place. Fifteen seconds quicker would have made me a lot happier but it was not a bad effort all considered and I managed to pick up the age category win. 5K w/u and 5K w/d to give 12.5 miles for the day.
Just need to find some motivation for the long run tomorrow now!
Enjoy the beers G-D!
Good find on the Park Run Lorenzo and a timely return of speed.
I finally took the plunge and organised the Boston logistics. So flying out on the Friday, returning Tuesday. Toyed with the idea of staying close to the start but in the end found some accommodation near to the finish area. So it should be easy to get across to the bank of the Charles River for a couple of runs on Saturday and Sunday morning. All beginning to sounds a bit close now!
My youngest is 20 today and I feel old. Beer will help me through...and lots of it!
That's a really strong 20 miler DT - 12 at MP outside of a race is tough, so you're in good Sub 3 shape.
PMJ - yes drink more beer, it's just as effective for the speed as intervals!
Good call on the Dartford Half Lorenzo - pretty miserable here at 9:00am. It would be good to meet up in Boston - will PM you.
Any races planned Birch?
Hope you had a good run at the Haweswater HM OO.
A bit windy here this morning but at least the rain wasn't too heavy. Had been tempted to get out at 7am for the long run but didn't want to go out unfuelled, so 9:00am it was. The plan was to just get round but the legs felt a bit fresher than expected, so 20 miles at an average 7:40 pace, with a strong finish on the final uphill miles. Brings me up to 81 miles for the week. Just need to maintain a similar training volume and intensity for the next three weeks!
G-Dawg (sub 1.25)SBD MP Run (1:30)
10th March Vitality London Big HalfNicko1981 Just get a medal and do more miles.
17th March Bath Half MarathonNicko1981 MP Run (<1:30, + 8 slow)
17th March Fleet Half MarathonLorenzo (1:28)
24th March Ashby 20DT (Session of some sort)
30th March World Masters HalfSpeedy Goth
31st March Cranleigh 15/21
Lorenzo (haven't decided what distance I'll do yet)
7th April Manchester MarathonStevieWh (2:45)Nicko1981 (2:59)Ian (3:09)
7th April Centurion 5
DT (sub 31)
14th April Boston UK MarathonGul Darr (Sub 3:15)15th April Boston Marathon (the hilly one)SBD (2:59)Lorenzo (3:10)28th April London MarathonOO54 (Sub 2, win, beat Mo Farah)G-Dawg (3.05)DT (Sub 3)Speedy Goth (2.59.59)Poacher (finish)
OO- Apologies for the confusion, I sort of had in my head they were one and the same thing.
Poacher, good to hear from you. Nice casual mara entry as well!!
Nice start to the week, Gul.
7 for me at recovery this morning with spin later tonight.
10th March Vitality London Big HalfNicko1981 Just get a medal and do more miles.OO (??)
31st March Cranleigh 15/21Lorenzo (haven't decided what distance I'll do yet)
7th April Centurion 5 DT (sub 31)
5th May GEAR 10kGul Darr (sub 39)
sub 35 race?? I've not done it for a few years as it always clashes with Sneyd 10 miler. I am looking at Derby 10 this year late November so I may go with Telford.
Oh dear, Gul. I have recently had quite a few visits from the ginger bread man whilst out running myself.
12.5 over lunch with 10 at Tempo. Last time in early Feb I did 6.27mm average for 167, today was 6.35mm for 157bpm which is a much more significant HR drop than pace drop. I didn't want to push too hard as I was conscious that sunday was a big session also. Wanted to try and negative split. Came out-
6.42, 6.32, 6.41, 6.32 and 6.39= 33.06 (there was a strong south westerly blowing so basically odd miles into wind, evens with wind)
6.36, 6.31, 6.28, 6.32 and 6.37 = 32.44
So did what I needed.