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I'll repost to the new thread. Good work, HA, and some more cracking day time running. Emergency ‘pit’ stops can’t be quite as easy in the middle of
London. Today’s strava route had a hint of the animal about it – perhaps a
camel with fat legs?
Nice fell running, NE.
Unfortunately my work internet won’t let me see the photo.
Amazing, Joe! And
so impressive to speed up with 10k to go – great determination. I think it is
really well deserved. You seem to have had a slightly up and down year, but you’re
so definitely on an upward trajectory. Hope the beers were good!
Amazing also, OO!
Great 10k, Tom.
It can be very windy there, so impressive time and finish position.
Solid work in the 5M, Jooligan.
Pleased you escaped grunter.
Nice AG win, John.
Ran my first track session since early August on Sunday
morning. A Competitor Running facebook post I saw a few minutes before leaving
inspired to do 2 x (600, 400, 300, 200) with 300 jog recoveries. Averaged about
1:20 or a bit faster, so really pleased with that. 11M total.
This week I want to frontload the running a bit. I’m off on
a stag do in Edinburgh at the weekend. Fly early Saturday morning, going old
school and not booking any accommodation, fly back early Sunday morning – so no
running opportunities (a shame as I’d love to head up Arthur’s Seat). 16M easy
effort on the canal this morning with the head torch. HR marginally higher than
expected, but perhaps this is due to yesterday’s track session. Next week is
the beginning of my 12 week P&L plan leading into Wokingham half. No doubt
a two day hangover to deal with before that.
So in terms of this thread and ambitions:
P&L 12 week 60-80M Half plan, Wokingham Half main target sub 80 minutes. Then freestyle with some BAC sessions for London marathon, sub 2:50 target.
Bath Half Marathon 4th March 20181SteveMac - P&L 12 week - Mix of 2 plans (peaking at 50 ish miles) - Target Sub 84 mins.London Marathon 22nd April 2018Reg Wand - P&D 55-70 variant - Target 2:39Joe Blogs - Sub 2:30Ramjet - P&D 70-85 - 2:55JohnOz - P&D 70-85 variant - 2:55
Jooligan said Bath Half Marathon 4th March 20181SteveMac - P&L 12 week - Mix of 2 plans (peaking at 50 ish miles) - Target Sub 84 mins.London Marathon 22nd April 2018Reg Wand - P&D 55-70 variant - Target 2:39Joe Blogs - Sub 2:30HA77 - sub 2:30Ramjet - P&D 70-85 - 2:55JohnOz - P&D 70-85 variant - 2:55Jooligan - 70mpw & Race hard all year & hope for the best - A 2:59, B:3:05, C 3:14Phil - 50-70mpw no plan - sub 2h30Newport Marathon 29th April 2018Northender - P&D up to 55ish. - Target 3:20 (please)
Always exciting when it comes time to start a new thread. Congratulations on the amazing performances from Joe and OO. Inspiring stuff. Great 10K from Tom, and 5M PB from Jooligan, too.
I’ve seen a bit of progress with the higher HR, and had a really good track session on Saturday. A classic 6x800m with 400m recovery, and averaged 2:45 per rep, right on the recommended interval pace from the Daniels calculator. Definitely the fastest I’ve ever done that session. I then ignored my own advice about doing two long runs in a week and ran 18 miles along the canal on Sunday because I was in London yesterday so couldn’t do it then.
My plans for spring have changed slightly as I’ve been selected to be part of the “Big Marathon Challenge” that Men’s Running do every year (which is why I was in London yesterday). I basically get loads of free Asics kit and proper coaching from Full Potential Coaching. I also get a place at the Manchester Marathon so I am probably going to be targeting that, and then will run London “for fun” two weeks later assuming my legs are up to it.
Given that my 80 minute HM goal for this autumn, which seemed ridiculously ambitious when I set it, worked out so well I’m going to be equally bullish for spring and say 2:45 is my goal. Although that will be subject to revision depending on how training goes! Certainly no sandbags to be seen here though…
Wokingham Half 18th February 2018Sorequads - P&L 12 week 60-80 - target sub 80phil - 50-70 mpw. Sub 72Bath Half Marathon 4th March 20181SteveMac - P&L 12 week - Mix of 2 plans (peaking at 50 ish miles) - Target Sub 84 mins.Manchester Marathon 8th April 2018RunSpoonRun - TBA but plenty of miles - 2:45London Marathon 22nd April 2018Reg Wand - P&D 55-70 variant - Target 2:39Joe Blogs - Sub 2:30HA77 - sub 2:30Ramjet - P&D 70-85 - 2:55JohnOz - P&D 70-85 variant - 2:55Jooligan - 70mpw & Race hard all year & hope for the best - A 2:59, B:3:05, C 3:14Phil - 50-70mpw no plan - sub 2h30Sorequads - freestyle 6 week plan - sub 2:50Newport Marathon 29th April 2018Northender - P&D up to 55ish. - Target 3:20 (please)
“Ooh, I don't really feel in shape”, “No chance of getting a PB – just going to enjoy it”, “I'm in pain as I still have buttocks chafing from the tight trunks I wore in April”. These were some of the pre-race excuses that came out of the mouth of The Sprag.
But Le Sandbagger Extraordinaire only went and dipped under 2:40 - I'm not Joeking!
A truly awesome performance and one that most of us can only dream of. Now if only he dropped the silly swimming and crazy cycling...