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LuvsaPB - wishing you well - but i'm not at al lsuprised that the last 10 miles felt uncompy
and yes, unti lyou adjust take each race as it comes
Me / us - marathons ? it will be our first this year, we did take another on earlier but i wasnt well enough so pulled out
this weekend will be our 42 nd FM together, depending how my prostate holds out, and now sadly my ears nose and throat as they feel rather blocked - but ( for me or us ) it's only another race, we can easily pull out
Abingdon old course we clocked our PB there of 4:03 in 2006 -
( new course 2008 ? ? ) we clocked 4:19, was on for 4:03 but twice around a bumpy path took its toll
never mind, we live to fight another day
but i want to say to you all, even with all my expereince (as an old hand ) if you like, i'm never compleceant
Also targeting Comrades in 2012 though a little more slowly than Gobi. I'm still looking for a sub-3hr qualifying marathon at Lochaber but will run the longer distance with slower friends and enjoy the experience, at least in the early stages.
Not quite sure how to plan my training. Higher mileage and more biking (~2000 miles/ 1000 miles) than 2010 made me very consistent over 10k and half marathon distance but a slight drop in quality (especially of hill work and race pace) meant I was a minute or so slower over 10k. I'm thinking strict adherence to a marathon plan but with back to back long runs might do the trick for the ultra.
Can't believe its over three months since I last posted on this forum.....
Changed my training at the beginning of November, went from just under 30miles a week to 40miles a week.... And have since knocked 2.30mins off my 10km time..... Looking forward to 2012, and agree with 57.5, that high mileage will make me more consistent and get me so far, but also requires the right balance of quality to carry on the improvement, which also brings on the niggle's and crap....
But.... Roll on 2012
Happy New Year all
Nice targets Sawney Bean
Looks Promising Bluenose
All the best with Comrades Trg Gobi and 57.5
Rough end to the year for me with a Hamstring injury, that hasnt stopped me running just stopped faster running..... the new year will also be rough starting as have to have an op on my bladder in a few weeks times...
Once sorted my aims for the year are simple, regular 19 min Parkruns, sub 40s for 10k and a sub 85 for the half....
Good running sawney. I just want to do a half in calm conditions this year and hopefully knock a bit more off my slightly soft PB.
I have managed a fair increase in miles OK since mid December but lacking motivation for speedwork or hills. Did enjoy a couple of tough runs over the weekend and a total of about 30 miles but some knee trouble that cropped up in my last race in October made an unwelcome return. Was practicing a swift trail descent at the time so I'll give hill running a wide berth till after Comrades!
On the plus side the knee felt fine tonight.
Well done Sawney mate..... Good start for 2012..... And no doubt a welcome boost to yourself....
I'm safe in the knowledge, that if I get round to doing a HM, it'll be a PB.....
Some great work / times being pushed out here, well done.
The rough end to my year got worse with a rougher start to 2012... have had to have an op for an internal water works issue, that hasnt gone wrong, but had issues with it... so currently no running at all
The rest however is good for the rest of the body and after some base when I can come back will start making some targets... main one beig a sub 85 half later in the year.
Take care all
Are all us 'mature runners' too busy training to post? Hope no-one is on the injured list.
I saw that you were running Strathclyde parkrun RFJ, hope it went well. Supposed to be a quick course.
My ultra training paid off today in an surprising way with a big half marathon pb among a strong field in Inverness. Set off at 6.15 pace and got stronger as the race went on, just getting into third V45 spot on the finishing 300m on the track. After being a bit slower at most distances aged 45 than at 44 that was a nice result to welcome age 46!
First post of the year! Been a strange first quarter for me. Buggered my calf by being too enthusiastic, attempting 3 long runs in one week! Was unable to do Gloucester mara in Jan & Bramley 20 in Feb. Have only raced once this year at Wokingham half, and found myself struggling after only 3 miles. Crawled in at 1:33.
Have managed to get the mara training back on track with some 70 mile weeks done including 24 mile lsrs. Started donig speed sessions again once a week on club night which is proving hard but necessary. Got Fleet half this weekend-will see if my speed endurance has improved at all!
Then it's Milton Keynes mara on 29th Apr & my continuing pursuit of club record of sub 2:54:55 for male 45-49
Doesn't time fly when your having fun (or not)..... Still sticking with the 40 mile a week training (as posted 30.12.11), and just recently my 5k times started tumbling, so looking forward to the next few months....
LuvsaPB, good luck over the next five weeks, no doubt you'll find that Workington was just a blip....
How's the rest of you doing????
Haven't posted on here for some time hope all are well and training and racing meeting expectations!!
I have had niggling calf tears over the last 5 months and feels like one step forward one step back but I am now half way through my 4th week and things holding together starting to feel stronger and more importantly faster day by day managed 10X400m (60 sec recovery) all 68-70 secs!! so pleased
Planned first race since November, 5 mile road on 4th April!! not expecting too much just a bench mark race
I have now moved well into my 48th year since my last post
great run rob
without going back in posts whats a typical weeks mileage/runs you do and how do you find your body manages with the training.
myself personally started doing a few more miles 6 months back, try to get in 60 to 75 per week. seem to cope ok myself and tend to run how i feel although try to make it a point to train easier the day before a harder session even if i feel good and want to push on a bit.