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The Bus said:
Yes, but there's a world of difference between the good-natured tone and well-meaning intention of SG's post and your own oblique, yet frankly hostile referencing and pseudo-philosophising...
Ric - the problem with words on a page, especially on a forum that RW has made so hideously bland, is there's no tone. Therefore, despite it not feeling that way too you, at times it appears you're having colossal digs at people.
Eventually, after enough of them they will react. So be nice, you need all your focus on next Sunday's comeback extraordinaire
Reg - humble aim there then
I had been vaguely considering a turnout tomorrow, but as I never turn up with such little notice to a race, knew it was unlikely really!
Therefore, 14 today, by sheer fluke , exactly 7.00 pace, 1:38:00
Doesn't "Need" to be that "fast" as such, but the nature of the route meant climbing to about 8-9miles, then an absolutely colossal down over 1.5miles, and that just left some momentum to close out the last few miles.
If I'm honest, I was just doing a 13, hence doing the variant of the loop that has a big downhill as above, rather than the other one that has it 11-13, but I still had about 20mins of a great podcast left, so thought i'd eat into that more
Stevie G said:Reg - humble aim there then
The Bus said:Yes, but there's a world of difference between the good-natured tone and well-meaning intention of SG's post and your own oblique, yet frankly hostile referencing and pseudo-philosophising...Says a guy who has written down that he's stubborn, stupid and does not learn. And is consistent with proving it.I've always argued for common sense. But in the strange world of internet forums that apparently qualifies me as an arsehole.The character of those who think along those lines is questionable.
Ealing mile then, it's always a nice little low key burn out, but you can always rely on a decent set of pics.
They usually generate a bit of FB banter, as they have the tendency to push the kids to the front for the pics, meaning if you're not careful it can look like you're in a kids race
However, this pic shows the little "plant roundabout" that makes the start a little more fraught than it could be!
So you have to curve to the left to start with, and then round the bend, out of sight, there's an even sillier blind sharp bend past a massive tree, that makes for a particularly silly first 20metres.
Once that's done, you're off!
Why they don't run it in reverse, start on the left of the shot, or round past the tree I don't know. Tradition I guess!
Nice session SG, but was that 8x600 or are you casually knocking out sub 2 800s on tired legs?
16 x 400 for me tonight, will aim for 1.25 which is just inside 18min 5k pace, will try and push the last 8 on a bit
Session went pretty well. Was aiming for 1.25-1.26 which is just inside 18min pace, first two reps came out at 1.22! Third was 1.20 when I had tried to slow down so decided to stick with it. Plan was to push on the 2nd half of the session which I did and finished with a couple of 1.18s
1st half: 1.22, 1.22, 1.20, 1.22, 1.22, 1.21, 1.20, 1.21 = 1.21 Avg2nd Half: 1.22, 1.19, 1.19, 1.20, 1.19, 1.19, 1.18, 1.18 = 1.19 Avg
I don't think for a second im in 17.05 5k shape but felt in control and was good to get the legs turning over
Matthew Head said:
There's never a dull moment with this thread! Except maybe when SG rattles on about pre-race parking As usual, some great training going on - nice reps SW and SG, and Reg with the tempo!Bus, I hope you manage to find a fix for your back - I can't imagine what it's like to put up with that. So, got back from NZ last Thursday, with April being approx 190mi month - all easy base building. So, naturally it's sods law to pick up some stinking cold somewhere on my journey back. Not run since Friday, putting me on a total of 7.5mi this month.Got a local Grand Prix race on Sunday, a 10km, so just gonna see how I go - make it a sensible workout of sorts, and try to get some points for the club. On the 19th I have Plymouth HM, training hasn't gone to plan as I've done no specific speed work (read: no speed work at all), so plan to make that a harder effort long run. Let's see how close to 90mins I can get.Currently imming and amming about a track 5000m on Thursday 23rd - will be a case of seeing how the legs are after the HM, but I'm definitely keen for a short burn out as a marker for summer speed work.