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Yesterdays lyrics - A Bad Dream by Keane.
Good luck Chickadeee and 40 - and anyone else racing?
What: Peak 100k rideWhy: it's hillyLast hard: I have a feeling I know what I'll put for this tomorrowLast rest: 18/6
What: Rest day, but up walking Geordie
Why: He doesn't realsie its my rest day
Oh and he won a 'best puppy competition' at a local gala day yesterday
LMUH: Enjoy your 100k ride.
Good wedding yesterday, although I'm not sure that all the food & alcohol was an ideal prep for today's race.
Off to the Martock 10K soon. Not done this race before - course described as "fast undulating" - not words that I'd normally put in the same sentence. I managed 42:20 at a pan flat 10K at Easter, so anything under that would be great and under 43 OK.
Will report later.
Good luck to anyone else racing!
What - 11.5m D&DWhy - Tick over before mara Trg StartsLast Hard - Yesterdays Park RunLast Rest - Fri
All the best to racers - kids not in the land of the living yet so still waiting for dads day stuff... but we are going to Nandos for Lunch all being well
Orchill 10K - Gleneagles.
Perfect day for racing - not too hot, light breeze against us on the way out, pushing back home on the return. Course quite hilly - mainly downhill for first 3 miles and mainly uphill for last 3 miles -although last half mile a slight decline.
I had played football on Thurs and then taken Fri and Sat off to give myself a shot at beating 40 minutes. So, did it happen??
Milling around the start, I noticed a load of good quality club runners from Kinross Road Runners, Central AC, Carnegie Harriers and Wee County Harriers so I knew the standard was going to be good. After last weeks bad pacing, I told myself to take it easy at the start. I had planned an attempt at 6:20 miles which would take me well inside 40 minutes.
First mile, everyone flying off at top speed, kept myself back just a little but definitely felt the effects of the faster pace. 6:17 was ideal though I felt relaxed at 1 mile. 2nd mile was downhill so it was no surprise to clock up a 6:09 and then a 6:16 for mile 3. Well ahead of schedule at half way.
Then it started getting tough. I just couldnt seem to cope with the uphill sections on the way back and my legs were burning with the effort. Kept it going for mile 4 and then dropped the pace for the hilliest one, mile 5 coming in at 7:01. Five folk had overtaken me in that mile and I was struggling badly. Had a look at the watch and just gave everything I could for mile 6, clocking 6:11 which was my saving grace and then sprinting for the finish line to stop the watch in....... 39:00.
Delighted with the final time but not happy with the way I raced it again. I'll probably take at least a month off racing now and work on general fitness and weight (still a bit heavy).
Good luck to anyone else racing today!
just a quick one.
Well done Dustin no PB here. SAME 44:48 I did in my last 10k. Hate 10ks, wind & hils
Well done to all of you on your races!
What: Bike later (Pool still chemically closed!)
Why: Trying to lose weight to make me a better runner!
Last Hard: 22/05/11
Last Rest: 2 days ago
Alehouse: Note the comment re: Garmin and mile mapping, but I'm a bit of a stats geek for seeing what I've done! It's just become a part of my run now, so felt a bit naked without it yesterday! I blame that RW Garmin-ready marathon schedule!
Birkmyre: Was up walking my pair at 7 this morning too! Well done to Geordie for being a pretty puppy!
What: a.m. couple of miles walking and then slow running whilst marshalling 10k on trails/p.m. about half an hour including 4x about 90 secs effortsWhy: trying to lose weight to make me a better runner, etc.Last hard: realising that I have done something to my foot today...not sure what...struggled to put foot down for a while towards the end of run, and on examination there is a very noticeable and prominent vein on the side of the arch. So ice cold water and ibruprofen.Last rest: 09
Alex: Go naked! You know it makes sense! Or go part way and log the distance but don't get hung up about times...yet.
Don: well done! And Chick: that's OK
Well done Donaldo and Chick on your races today
Hope all the dads have had a good day
LMUH Hope all went well today - thats a long way hills too
What: NothingWhy Rest day ran the previous 7 days and its my birthdayLast Hard: not sureLyrics not sure on that one either
donaldoCongrats - that's some PB!
chickConsistent or what?
Martock 10K was a nice little race, under 200 runners, but a well marshalled, well signed single lap course. Uphills weren't that severe, more rolling than hilly. Ideal temperature, gusty wind but it stayed dry.
After a rather quick 3:46 opening K I settled down and got to half way in 21:00Lost concentration for the next couple of K, rallied a bit and finished in 42:30.
10 seconds slower than the last 10K, slightly more challenging course, so just about OK.
Major achievement - 1st lady took 43min - so for the first time ever I've finished ahead of the 1st Lady!
Happy Birthday Pammie!
Well done Donaldo - fantastic result.
Chickadeee - I know it doesn't help but they can't all be PBs.
40 - you sound happy with that - especially in not getting chicked
birkmyre - awwww, who's a pretty boy.
Alehouse - hope it's nothing and short lived.
Well, I completed my ride - 70.52 miles according to the Garmin with 1947m of ascent. Happily twiddled my way up the hills with my newly fitted triple but have to face the fact that I'm still a carp climber. Really not sure what to do about Henderson. It was a bit windy in places but stayed dry despite the ominous grey clouds that kept gathering, a few people missed a sign but generally I thought it was well organised and the free massage after really soothed my aching rhomboids.
Happy birthday Pammie!
Nice work 40 mins. Wish I could run the first K that fast! Can't seem to break 4 mins at the moment.
LMH: that's a looong ride! Well done! What is Henderson?And I hope the foot problem is shortlived too...walking fine just now...will see what tomorrow brings. Have not worn my orthotics for a long time...have put them in my ordinary shoes, at least temporarily.
Fat chance Paddy - she's just not reminding you
Alehouse - Henderson is the World Championships, an 03 distance triathlon (4k; 120k; 30k) on the Silverman course - said to be the hardest full distance course in North America, and very hilly, which really plays to my weaknesses. I've qualified to represent GB as an age grouper but the course is as bad as it could be for me. The sensible thing to do would be to try to qualify for next year and hope that it's a course that suits me better but I'm really worried that I'll get ill again and not be able to continue with tri/running so be left with a 'I could have' - which would be much worse than an 'I represented GB at the Worlds and came last in my age group' if that's the last chance I have. If it were in the UK I'd definitely give it a go but it means Mark (my husband) sacrificing our annual holiday and of course a high level of expense. Ahh, if only we had chrystal balls eh?
Well done DonaldoChickadee - good pacing to get the same time again...!!!40mins nice racing you seem happy with your performance as a whole
Damn, my watch had it at marginally short of 10K but other folks online are saying it was about 250m short..... can't quite say that I got under 40 mins just yet!!!
Well done chickadee and 40, two good runs