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Well done Muddy - First! A Winner! What did you win?
A full day on the beers starting at 8:30am DT? Impressive drinking stamina.
I did parkrun then watched second half. I was surprisingly shit (a bit like England) in 23:02 - not shit as a one off run but surprisingly worse than the 22:48 I did about a month ago as my first run in 4 months.
I could have been in or around that then. Have they reduced the prize value? I still have mine from last year and it's £25.
Skinny, it was literally a full day, rolling in at just before midnight. My wife was mildly unimpressed as I said i'd be back by the time it was dark outside.
Yes, Saturday wasn't a particularly good running morning from the various photos popping up on-line of various parkruns.
I looked and it expires end of this month. I used the last one to buy a load of gels.
They pass the prize down there, though looking at results I would most likely have lost out on that prize. I see you beat Hayley Carruthers. I wonder how they decided the order the 3 of them would finish in as I think they must have planned it for her to come 4th as she still then picked up 1st lady.
Spent my voucher finally, on some wireless bone conduction headphones, though they were £60.
Tough session yesterday of 10 x 1k off 1 min. Racecourse still under a bit of water so I had a limited area to train. Meant running in a straight line out and back into and out of a direct headwind. The reps into wind all came out mid 6.20s and the ones with wind came out around 6.10. The 6.20s did more damage than the 6.10s though.
Easy 4 tonight then circuits or pump afterwards.
Congrats on the win, muddy!
Sounds like a tough session, DT. Good training for Telford.
Decent track session with Bob last night. 12*400m off 2:30, reps were generally coming in around 81-83 seconds with one outlier where I was mucking about with my watch, so was getting about 65 seconds recovery each time. Started off feeling fairly easy but was starting to bite towards the end.
Couple of easy paced runs later this week before the next XC instalment on Saturday.
Good session, Tommy. Yes I've heard Cambridge is a decent event. That must be more than the Great Run half maras are to enter?
8m tempo for me over lunchtime. Not sure what condition the race course will be in for it as on Tuesday there was still quite a bit of water down there.
Muddy, I am considering that xc as it's pretty local to me, however I am just a bit worried that rocking up for a one off xc maybe a hiding to nothing.
I need to start thinking of a spring target to break up that February/March period.
Are you back to Worcestershire affiliation now?
Yes that is a possibility though I would ideally like something a few weeks later and don't really have the opportunity to race too often on a sunday due to junior rugby.
Talking of which, there are a lot of consecutive weekends in your plan above. Can you make that work?
10.5m over lunch with 8m at low tempo so aiming for sort of 160bpm. The racecourse was a mess and very slippy with mud and leaves following the flooding and that was a 150m section that was shin deep water. However it presented a better prospect than the a38 in the dark tonight. It was going well until I fell on a tight bend just before 5m. Went down heavily on my left hip and thigh, but luckily into the grass verge. That knocked the confidence a bit but I ploughed on. Came out 6.36mm for 162bpm. Probably a slightly higher effort than the schedule intended, albeit it felt nice and controlled.
I'm hoping now that I don't wake up tomorrow morning with a problem in my hip area from the fall.
I recall you saying you club chairman had fallen out with Worcestershire AA and you weren't continuing to be members, at least I thought.
Yes, I am off to the spa at DL straight after work to soak in the jacuzzi and have a stretch in the steam room.
I've an easy 10m in the morning. I'll see how things are feeling when I wake.
DT hope you are ok after your fall, difficult this time of year when running at night.
Muddy class result in your 10k, plenty of races planned.
Tommy, £42 bit steep for a race but in you get a pb Good luck for the XC
Easy pace runs lately trying to be more conservative, hopefully this will help both mentally and physically.
Sounds good, Kevin.
Easy 10 Friday morning was a bit of a trudge sod itched Saturdays planned 5 and took a rest day, which I wasn't too disappointed by given the weather.
You know it's bad when xc is getting cancelled.
Derby 10m for me Sunday so taper this week. Weather currently looks decent, however I've sat here enough times on a Monday and thought that only for it to be anything but that come race day.
I ran 10 miles yesterday in the glorious autumn sun - very enjoyable.
Furthest I've run for two and a half years. Surprisingly easy too - expected to get really tired after about 7 or 8 miles but felt great - 82 mins (I was a bit fresher than you DT :-))
It's unsustainable as foot hurts today (and did at times during run but not bad enough to force me to stop) but lovely to be able to do as a one off.
well done, Skinny that's a good distance to get in.
I forgot to mention I did 13m yesterday in similar conditions and that was quite enjoyable.
Well done both.
Muddy is that a reservoir that is muddy or the reservoir closest to your house? (I suppose it could be both :-))
Nice work with the 10 miles, Skinny. Likewise on your 13 milers, DT and muddy. I was supposed to do a longer run yesterday too but was a bit knackered after XC and a few pints on Saturday night so sacked it off.
XC on Saturday was ok, a pretty flat runnable course, mainly around some sports pitches which is a bit dull, although it is improved immeasurably by a short section over a bmx/mountain biking in some woods. Finished a bit higher up the field than I usually do, but behind a couple of club mates I thought I'd be ahead of.
Good luck on Sunday, DT, I guess there's a chance of it being cancelled due to flooding - long sections of the route are on the river path. Derby city centre was completely shut-off on Friday night; my colleague's usual 40 minute commute took 2 and a half hours because of that.
13/11/2019: We have been around the course for the most part of today and as things stand, the event is still taking place but we wanted to inform you that we do need to make several changes to the course.
Our assessment of the course today has shown that the first part of the return section of river path at around 6.5 miles that we have been monitoring carefully is still not draining away and unfortunately it is highly unlikely to in time for Sunday’s race. However, the rest of the course is usable for the race. Unfortunately, Elvaston Castle have informed us early today that the park is currently closed and looks likely to remain so for the weekend. We are therefore unable to use the estate grounds completely including the outer perimeter. This reduces our choice of route. We are in regular contact with multiple authorities/agencies in regard to the feasibility of our plans and would like to thank them for their support in helping us to find the best solution possible for all.
We are working hard behind the scenes to give you the best running experience on Sunday and have medals and t-shirts here that we are looking forward to giving out to our fantastic runners. We aim to give you a further update tomorrow including the chosen contingency route