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Carl - sounds like a great run. I feel fortunate to live both very near the sea and also Dartmoor. I occasionally go out purposefully when it's blowing a gale or there is thunder & lightening in the air to run near the sea (when and where it's safe to do so obviously!) as it is somehow inspiring and refreshing - I always come back buzzing after those runs, even if it's only 3 or 4 miles. I tend to leave the Garmin at home on those days too, or at the very least cover it up so I'm not checking paces etc and am just running for pleasure.
Carter - We must pull together a list of all the races that folk are doing for the rest of this year. Indeed, lets keep this updated as I keep losing track of who is running when
July - Lake Coniston trail marathon - Carter
August - Long Tour of Bradwell (50k) - Carter
September - Ladybower 20 - Carter
October - Chester marathon - Carter
Carter - as Oirish says, an Autumn marathon would be better but, as CD says, 6 weeks is perfectly doable, the key being that you treat the marathon as a LSR.
June - Wales Trail Marathon - Spoons
I soooo want to do another race...but am sticking to my guns and waiting a while yet...I will still be hanging around here though, cos I'm not losing touch with you guys till I've beaten Carter- I need witnesses!
Who knows Carter..I desperately need a goal to motivate me to run consistently, but am going to wait a bit till I'm sure my alopecia is resolving. Every week is better, and I have another derm. appointment in a few weeks, so we'll see what he has to say!
I haven't thought much beyond Limerick on 5th May other than my postponed Larne HM which has now been rescheduled to 8th June and probably Dublin as an Autumn Mara.We have an HM series over here which is basically a championship of10 HM's with best 6 times to count (3 races must be pre 30th June & 3 races must be post 30th June).... so I might give that a go.Rachel - I'm like you ... I enjoy training much more if it has an end goal such as a race.Oirish - great run from you... cracking pace on mile 9!!Did my first taper week LSR of 14 miles tonight (swapped it from Sunday as I'm doing the Titanic 10k instead).... windy & showery all the way - ran last 4 @ MP and averaged 8.57 pace for the run.Encouragingly, whilst my right knee has ben gradually improving, this was the first run that I didn't feel it either during or after... so touch wood I think it has sorted itself out
Carter - that's great and will build you a strong endurance base for Chester
Wales trail marathon will not be quick. It's all offroad running round Snowdon national park. I hear many of the inclines are walk only steep....
Good news re the knee Ricky
Oirish - very sorry to hear about your difficult times.
Thanks to you and to everyone else for the advice head of VLM on Sunday.
I have decided to aim for 3:50 but if I don't make it, not the end of the world and will be happy to just get round on my first marathon. My running number is 38897 in case any of you are watching. Its a canary yellow 'Dog's Trust' vest I will be wearing, the charity I am running for. The chest infection is 80% gone and still 36 hrs and a few more antibiotics to take so hopefully will be okay. Did a 5 k on Wednesday and Thursday and felt okay on each day. resting up now.
Thanks again to all and I will of course let you know how it goes
Good luck Bruno!
Fantastic Bruno - very exciting ..... will keep an eye out for you & keep tabs on your progress with the tracking app!Best of luck, enjoy.Looking forward to the race report!!
4 miler tonight to assess race pace for my inaugral 10k on Sunday... first two miles were uphill & splits were:8.06; 8.01; 7.06; 7.10
I am thinking 7.20/7.30 pace will be about right.... so I guess I am looking at about 46/47 mins... whatever it is it will be a PB (as long as I finish that is!)
Carl - re: running marathons close together, my experience is that if you treat them as LSRs that's fine. I ran 4 marathons in 4 days in 2011 and people do the 10 in 10 challenge up in the lakes. If you try and race them, very few people have success and those that do often seem to have a massively long recovery period after the 2nd and often pick up injuries.....
That said, someone on the sub 3:30 thread ran 3 x 3:30 marathons in 3 weeks last year. Although I suspect he was capable of runnng 1 x 3:15....
Not going to London now. Will do an early run, then come back and watch it on TV whilst tracking runners online. Much easier and I'll see more!
Bruno - Best of luck tomorrow, like Spoons I will be at home tracking your progress with interest and looking forward to hearing all about it.
Ricky - Same for you, good luck tomorrow 46 mins is very doable for you.
Carl - Of out early tomorrow for my final 22 mile LSR. Going to take it nice and easy, my training has been pants this week so I think time on my feet is the order of the day. After that it is a 3 week taper which is when the madness comes so I believe
Carter - hang on for a 43min 10k?? not a chance ... if I can go out at 7.20 pace and hang on that'll be my limit I reckon!Bruno - best of luck & enjoy.Handy link for tracking tomorrow:
So tomorrow from here at the VLM we have :
Bruno - 38897
and from the other thread most of us drop in on (Rachel's) we have :
Will - 47136
Cheerful Dave - 821
and of course Ricky is running his first official 10k.
Good luck to everyone.
Its going to be a warm one today.
Go Go Go ..........
Dave thru halfway in 1:18.18
Will thru 15 k in 1:23.38Bruno thru 15k in 1:19.23
Will thru halfway in 1:58.26Bruno thru halfway in 1:52.25
Might be last from me until later - off out to my 10k soon.