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Well done on a pb, OO.
Nice 16, SBD.
Gul, my local team were on their 3rd visit to Norfolk on the weekend at Needham Market. Following an inconsistent start they've now won 6 straight games and find themselves in 2nd.
My parkrun pb is 18.20, however it was run on the old Worcester course which is accepted as being about 80m short. My 5.56 average pace on Saturday is the fastest pace I have held in a race, if my gps was correct in stating that pace, ever.
Followed it up with a very enjoyable and bouncy 12m sunday morning, coming in at 7.49mm which is pretty quick for me.
4m recovery done over lunch spin tonight.
Good to see you're back running Leslie - shame about the icy conditions.
Well done on the PB OO. Given the course and conditions on the day you should be capable of improving on that at London in 2020. I'm still amazed you could run so quick after York - what long runs have you done post York?
Well done on your Sub 3 Little Theodor- what's your marathon history?
DT - I was curious on what they looked like rather than interested in purchasing!
That's a long midweek run Gul and postal deliveries as well! Yes - London training start date is approaching far too quickly!
That sound like a good weekend in Barcelona Ian - were there no running opportunities?
Sounds like tough training conditions VT - will you continue to train outdoor over the next few months?
Have you had a Physio look at the calf G-D? And are you doing any calf-focussed S&C work?
Treadmill tempo session mid-afternoon, 10 miles with the middle 10k at tempo pace, Determined to get a good marker down before the 18-week London schedule begins so full mental throttle and a time of 39:00 for the 10K.
Ian, Barca is very nice isn't it and always seems to have nice weather when I have been.
SBD- I understand, I'll post it up in a bit. Nice treadmill tempo.
Nice work on the 16 Gul. It seems at this non league level a lot can change and there is a very high turnover of player. In September we were right down the bottom half, however we have enjoyed big crowds for many seasons now, averaging about 1000 a week which means there's plenty of cash plus lads want to play in front of big crowds in a pretty decent non-league ground so we just got in a load of better players.
VT- Thanks, yes I hadn't really thought about the pace in that way. I enjoy winter training and snow running, but am pretty uneasy when it's icy.
oo, similar to your daughter I am not blessed with winter routes like that, which brings me onto last nights tempo.
So, for the 5th time since July the racecourse is flooded yet again (only the third time since 1989 this has happened!) so I found myself doing a 6m tempo up and down a 2m stretch of the A38. All pavemented with only 2 junctions to cross and reasonably lit. It is grim though as it's just lorries and cars flying by and it was bitterly cold and dense fog. Plan was a low tempo effort so mara pace. I always struggle with paces in the dark, there seems to be this difficulty in perceiving pace accurately.
Anyway, 6m at average pace of 6.42, but more positively average HR was 153 and it felt that easy as well. For context my average hr in London (granted that was much further) was 165. That's the best pace v hr on a tempo I can recall and it probably would have been better statistically in the daylight looping around the race course.
Easy 8m shortly over lunch break.
SBD- Here's the link.
SBD- Yes, I've used them every night except last night (as I was out) and lower legs and in turn knees feel so much better. I think I first came across them or similar concept at London expo.
I have entered the Speedway 10k on 19th January down in Chepstow. No frills race for fast runners is the tag line. £10 to enter and they only accept the fastest 200 or so entries. Odd arrangement in that you apply to enter, send then a po10 link to fastest 10k in last 2 years then wait for entries to close. Only then are you charged entry fee, if you make the cut. I messaged them as didn't initially understand the process and they confirmed i'll have place. Looking at results from summer race, a huge proportion of the field are sub 40.
After that is Village Bakery half again I think, then Knighton 20 early March, road relays, then London.
Nice 10, and yes I often wonder that and also how any of it work before the Internet!!
Nice 12, Gul.
Solid reps, Leslie. Yes my stretch isn't dual carriageway but it's 60mph and the pavement isn't well maintained or overly wide.
8m easy yesterday. Suddenly all my easy running is coming out at 7.50s average. HR is still in same place so i'll just go with it.
3 X 2M at threshold tonight. Racecourse still under water and I don't fancy the necessary paces on a38 so will go to track. It's club night so I can use for free, albeit i'll be in and out before that starts.