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Good to meet you G-D. That's an excellent PB in those conditions and bodes well for London. Do you have any more races lined up?
A 2.5 minute PB today is excellent work nicko - save the Sub 1:25 for another day!
That's a cracking 10K Ian and a big PB - looks like you had the best of conditions today - must give you confidence for Manchester.
Well done on ticking off No 91 Poacher. Hopefully the injury you picked up is short lived.
Your patience on the come back is admirable Stevie - hopefully the planned long runs give you the confidence to run well at Manchester.
I was dreading the forecast conditions for Surrey last night but thought it wasn't too bad on the day! The plan for me today was 18 miles with the last 14 at MP. So a 5 mile w/u with the last mile at 6:50 pace and then in to the pens for the HM. My pacing has been a bit suspect in recent races, but it worked perfectly today - so Garmin splits between 6:24 and 6:40, pretty much accounted for changes in the terrain and wind and a consistent Heart Rate for the 13.1 miles of c. 166. Time for the HM of 1:25:54 which is my fastest for a while. Felt a lot harder than MP but the HR was around marathon effort. Two miles w/d to bring up 20 miles for the day and 84 for the week.
Poacher, well done on ticking another off. Hope the injury isn't too big a problem.
Ian, that's a great time. Looks like you got weather lucky.
Nicko, that's a great pb and time on such a crappy day.
Equally, G-dawg well done on your pb.
Badbark, sorry to hear you've been so down regarding the injury. It's easy to get carried away with dark thoughts in the moment of injury as it just feels like it's never going to get better. Hopefully you'll be back to it soon enough.
Looks like you had a good day also, SBD, doing that in amongst a 20 on a windy day!
well done to your daughter, OO.
Lorenzo, well done on the parkrun and the 20.
Leslie, I often have an issue in there on my left hand side. For me it is just a 'trigger point' so some intense deep tissue there usually just frees it back up. Looks like you are going well though so fingers crossed it can continue.
Will be back to it later today after a rather heavy weekend away. Still feel a little hungover today.
Nicko, I think you are pretty well placed based on that time in the conditions, though I am not sure how your long runs are tallying?
Speedy, I have decided to try and avoid races which involve a hotel stay. There's always issues and idiots and I never have a good sleep.
Gul, that sounds like a heavy weekends work!!
easy 4 miles last night followed by spin. 10 X 1KM session today over lunch. Doesn't look like it'll be fun!
Love the pic G-Dawg! I always sprint finish which makes for interesting race photos! I also love your clubs colours, wont miss you!
Nicko - I wouldn't worry, I will have only done one 20! Plan is for 17 with @ MP this weekend, 20 with 12 @ MP next weekend and then an easy 18 the week before race day.
Excellent racing over the weekend by all, just an easy 15 for me. Progressed through as I was feeling good, started with an 8.47 and finished with a 7.40 for an average of 8.01.
Good to have a diagnosis now badbark. I can't see if you were on the thread when I joined towards the start of 2011 or if you joined soon after but I see an old post in 2011 when you were hoping to go sub 3:10 at Belfast and my, you have come on so far since! It's obviously a major bummer that you can't race the Anglo-Celtic 100K in a national vest but I think you have a fairly full trophy cabinet including national medals so I hope you can look back on this all with some satisfaction of a job well done.Moving forwards, what is the plan? After you have had a rest and can start running again, will you carry on with it for the enjoyment?
Thanks for the kind and thoughtful words. I’ve been on this thread from
the start in December 2010 and was on its predecessor, the ‘Sub 3:15 - 2009’
thread too. When I first joined I was aiming at 3:15 having a PB of 3:26 after
4 marathons. I never would have dreamed
at the time of running a 2:47.
I don’t really have a plan for the future yet. I’ve a few races booked
that I can’t get refund on so will run them slowly. The last real running goal
I have is reaching 100 marathons/ultras. I’m currently on 80, so still plenty
of running ahead of me – just slower.