RW Forum Six - Sub 5



  • Morning, Rob

    It's not "proper" camping Tracey. We've got a van so we should be able to get it reasonably warm.

  • Evening.

    Hi Rob.

    Camping's not my bag (even in a van) but time away is always good.  Hope you both enjoy your trips.

    According to forecasts weather is due to be better tomoz so aim to do my long run then.  Have 20 at 4.45 pace in mind just to see how it goes.  Checked my shoes tonight and see that one of the heels is almost completely worn down, eek!  Luckily there seem to be a few pairs in my size going cheap on Fleabay so have bought a pair.

    Thinking of dropping Crawley.  Still not got any accommodation sorted and I'm wondering if sub-consciously I don't really want to do it.  Can always pick up another marathon later in the year.

  • Aimed for 20 miles at 4.40/4.45 pace (3.33.44/3.37.33).  Managed 20.01 in 3.32.41 image

    Need to do something about my pace in the early miles as am still going off far too fast. And my groin was a bit uncomfortable.  Shin was a bit sore after the run too. 

    Other than that am a very happy camper

    Oh and I got comedy tan lines image

  • That is brilliant running. Keep a lid on the niggles.

    I'll be looking for 3:40ish tomorrow depending on the hills.

  • Tracey GTracey G ✭✭✭
    XB - we have a lovely six berth caravan image

    Was lovely and warm last night.
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    Kaz - have been thinking about doing the Oppington half marathon? Is the half one lap of the marathon course?
  • Don't know tbh T.  Is there anything about the courses on their website?
  • Tracey GTracey G ✭✭✭
    It says the marathon course is two laps. I read that that a half runner got lapped by a marathon runner last year. We are staying in Maidstone that weekend as Bernard is doing a 100 mile bike ride on the Sunday.
  • Tracey GTracey G ✭✭✭
    Kaz - I was hoping to run the first half with the marathon runners. But the half run starts at 1pm and not 10am like the marathon. I could enter the marathon and just do one lap.
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    Given up on the idea now as the marathon looks like one big lap this year
  • That's a shame T.
  • Tracey GTracey G ✭✭✭
    Kaz - I thought I could keep you company for one lap.
  • 3:50 today. It was a bit hillier than I thought. But a nice day out.
  • Tracey GTracey G ✭✭✭
    Well done XB.
  • Morning

    Nice one XB!

    Had a dreadful run yesterday.  Overall not much slower than Saturday but just felt awful and the gremlins were on over-drive telling me I can't do it!

  • Tell them bastard gremlins that I'm telling you you can do it AND will do it
  • Tracey GTracey G ✭✭✭
    Kaz - you will be so fast at Brighton I will not see you during the race like last year.

    18 mile run on my own today.
  • Well done, Tracey.

    It's been a glorious day here; I was tempted to go for a run but settled for a stroll with the dog.

    I might treat myself to a few miles tomorrow.

  • Tracey GTracey G ✭✭✭
    Thanks XB image

    I bet your dog enjoyed his walk.

  • Tracey GTracey G ✭✭✭
    I wouldn't call long runs nice Kaz. Have now done more than 200 miles this year.

    Bernard is doing the London to Brighton bike ride.
  • Well done T. 

    Have already done over half of last year's total.  Course that doesn't take much doing!

  • Tracey GTracey G ✭✭✭
    Kaz - my goal has always been a 1000 miles.
  • Evening, my lovelies.

    Something unusual happened today; I wrote a training schedule. Spurred on by your musings, Kaz, I thought I should have a crack at giving Stratford Mara a good go. I've jotted down 3 major sessions per week which I'll try and do to add a bit of speed. I'm reasonably happy with endurance; I could do better, but I should be OK.

    My target is to dip under 4:20. I think it's possible as long as it's not a hot day. If it's hot then Chester will be the target.

    There, I've said it. It's got to happen now.

  • Tracey GTracey G ✭✭✭
    XB - you cannot have Kaz doing marathons faster than you;-) Good luck with your training.

    My cold has now reach my head. This cold is going to make our family bike ride on Sunday interesting.
  • Go for it XB!! image

    I made vague mutterings about sub-4.30 the other day but, luckily, only one person picked up on it!! image

    Hope you get shot of that cold soon T.  Rotten feeling cr*p, especially when you've family things planned.

    Was only thinking yesterday that I've been really lucky this year on the cold front.  Had that pig of a cold I picked up in Berlin but since then barely a sniffle. Phew!

    Got a bit carried away with it being light when I set out on my run this morning and ended up doing over double what I normally do of a morning.  Slow though so it's put my morning out a bit!!

  • Tracey GTracey G ✭✭✭
    Kaz - I did read your bit about Sub 4.30.

    I havent had a cold for a year.
  • I read your sub 4:30 musings. My job is to get you sub-5 at Brighton but if you whop the arse of it and go sub-4:30 I'll be as chuffed as a chuffing chuffer.image

    It was your musings that got me to muse.image

    Perhaps you did double, Kaz, because subconciously you really love the early morningsimage

    I hope your cold buggers off before the weekend, T. The thought of long strings of snot billowing behind you is not a pleasant oneimage

  • Oh goodness I won't be sub-4.30'ing at Brighton!!  Sort of more a target for autumn - Abo etc.

    I think it was the shock of being daylight - and not being awake enough to realise I'd run past the turning I was planning to cut back on - that did it.  Believe me I really can't see me turning into an early type!

  • Morning

    Rest day for meimage Tomorrow is first tempo session and I'll have to do it early. I'm really excited.

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