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Ian, that's a decent run the day after a raced half!
Nicko, you obviously didn't race hard enough. I guess the group environment picks things up a bit.
SBD, yes it is a really fast course and everything is organised to make it as easy as possible, including the midday start time. For perspective there were 183 finishers and I came 129th so very much back of the field. The slowest runner was an fv60 in 47.12. 159 went sub 40. Even the first v60 bloke beat me.
In terms of hr, it went like so (average per mile)… 167, 175, 176, 177, 176, 176 and 177. So fairly even effort.
Well done on the fell race, Lorenzo. Enjoy the xc on Saturday. Everything will probably have dried out come then looking at the forecast.
11M mlr tonight for day 2 of the vmlm campaign.
Gul, I couldn't ever grow the level of facial hair that 135 has!!! The top was sold as being Red. I tend to refer to it as Salmon!!
That's a decent run, Gul. Plenty of time for mp to come down to where you want it to be. The trick is not to run the pace you want it to be in all the mp runs right now if it isn't there yet.
Yes saw results. I am back down to 37.34 which is what my watch said so happy with that. Have you seen the photos at the water drink station? A very odd place for a photographer to go. There is utter dismay on my face as the volunteer there doesn't spot my attempt to grab a cup and retracts her arm. Generally though there are some funny pics of people grimacing trying to make the plastic cup work so they get some water!
Poacher, That must be pretty tough after so many years. I think for me even after 6 years I would find it odd not building towards it now.
Hey Gerard, good to have you back. You have a lot of natural talent and do well off limited training. Hope you stick to the new regime 😉I tried a few pilates classes, but not brave enough for Yoga yet...OO - You're too kind. Thank you. I've been doing a little bit and will ramp it up soon as I think I'm going to do a half end March. Try the yoga, you'll like it I'm sure.
Ian – That’s a super HM on a tough course
Les – Good progressive 12 miler
OO – Nice 20 miler
Jools – Good mileage for a recovery week
Stevi – Great 1k reps
DT – Excellent 10k time. Yes, 1.21.x for a half would be a
Poach – Sorry to read about your woes. It must be tough to
miss out in London
SBD – Good to read your fitness is returning
Nicko – Awesome progressive run. Nice photo
Lor – Good 14 days block of running. Good luck in the
Southern XC champs
Gul – Nice 18 miler
GD – Good luck in Surry.
GM – That’s a good pace for almost 9 miles. If it was me, I’d
be shooting for about 6:30 pace in a HM with that sort of form.
It’s great to read about so much good running. I’m happy to
report things have been going well for me. I’ve definitely got my mojo back the
last week. I’m starting to ramp my mileage up and have a few ultra-marathons
scheduled over the next few months.
First up will be Last One Standing at Castleward next month
I’ve never run anything like this before so it should be
interesting. I certainly won’t be trying to win as it’s not an A race for
me. I’ll be running it without a taper
and only a few days to recover. My main goal remains the British 100k
Championship in May.
Good luck with the half, Gerard.
Badbark, pleased to see things shifting back to the old routine for you. That event looks very interesting as a concept. Though, you could almost walk 4.2m in an hour so it could go on some time I would guess.
Well done on the recovery miles, Gul.
TR- yes I think I've got myself in the habit of letting the numbers control how I race, whereas Sunday I raced like I used to and got a reward. Let's see how the half goes before I start dreaming of sub 2.55.
Nice work on the 12, Jools.
Good going, G-dawg. I often have random aches and pains like that which come and then go just as quickly.
SBD, I think it's 11am summer start. You have to apply for place when entries are open, then when entries are closed the fastest 200 or so get offered a place. You have to give evidence of your fastest 10k in last 2 years. You'll be ok with 37.50.
Another cracking tempo. good to see the hr shift also.
Put my first mlr in last night with a slow 11m. Then due to commitments tonight and through to lunchtime, I got up before work and did my 8m. Both were still legged, but hoping by the next time I run it'll all feel good.
g-dawg, fortunately I didn't need to be in the office (locally) until 9.30 so it wasn't some crazy start, just out by 7.45.
Yes, I find that adjustment period after a marathon and then not doing much for 5 weeks. You just have to carefully plough through it.
Gul, nice 15. I am not quite sure how your body doesn't fall apart! Mine wouldn't be hugely pleased with your last 4 days!
Nicko, some more pacey stuff there! My club tend to do a lot of their sessions in the winter on the bus lanes on the outskirts of town.
Well done on the 15, SBD. Not always much fun contemplating those midweek but great once in the bag.
Quite a contract in paces there, Leslie, but if easy that day is 9.xxmm then so be it.
Easy 5 planned over lunch with bodypump tonight.
Popped to the gym for my bodytrax weigh in again. Came in 71.2 today from 71.9 last week. Additionally, despite my body water being higher than last week, my bodyfat was down by 1kg and muscle mass up by same amount as well as internal fat being down. A lot of these internal measurements can be affected by several things so difficult to read much into 1 improved outing. Hopefully it'll be backed up next week.