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sounds good, mcf.
I managed 32 which isn't too bad considering I flew back from states Monday/Tuesday.
I've got 3 weeks to get into gear before my target half. Need to lose some weight in that time as well.
Anyone at the Midland rd relays on 21st?
I'll be there, DT. Think I'm going to be on leg 3 which suits me well having been on the anchor leg for the last 3 relays we've done.
Managed a 19:13 parkrun on Saturday, was going ok until the third mile when I hit the headwind and I sort of gave up a bit.
I've no idea what team or leg I will be on.
I find it is much easier to give up a bit in a parkrun than push harder at that moment.
Starting to get back into things post-holiday with each run coming a bit easier. 9m last night and a 6m tempo later today, which will give me a good idea of where fitness lies currently.
That sounds painful, Tommy!!
Tempo session straight after work. Will probably be more mp as I've not done a tempo in some 6 weeks so just easing back in.
Sounds like you're back into it after your holiday, DT. When's your half marathon?
Enjoy leg 1. It's always looked a bit furious when I've watched it with plenty of jostling for position and sharp elbows. We're still hoping to get full 3 teams out but still time for people to drop out.
Planning on getting to track tonight but will attempt to keep a lid on things a bit with one eye on the weekend.
Decent track session last night with Bob. Pyramid session of 1 min, 1:30, 2, 3, 5, 3, 2, 1:30, 1 with a jogged float recovery for 90 seconds. Pace for the effort's came out around 5:55-6:00m/m with the exception of the 5 minute effort which was around 6:10 and the final 1 minute effort which was 5:15.
Starting to feel a bit fitter now, still got 5 weeks to go until the half so still a bit of time.
I don't look on connect often, however I had a quick glance and saw Bob's relay. Looking at times from my club and others I know, it looks like the warm weather slowed things down a little.
Some decent efforts, Tommy. Which half is it?
I did 6 x 1m at hmp yesterday with the plan being to start in a reserved manner and then push on second half. Came in 6.22, 6.20 and 6.16. I then went too hard on the first 800m of rep 4 in 6.13 and with only 1 minute recoveries I struggled to get straight so last two were 6.19 and 6.26.
Easy 7 tonight.
DT - it's Worksop half. I've done it a couple of times before but not since 2015 when I came agonisingly close to going under 1:30 for the first time but missed out by 6 seconds. It's generally regarded as quite a quick course despite its undulating nature.
Didn't manage to get out for a long run over the weekend so had to do it last night in the biblical rain which wasn't ideal. Added a few miles on before a club run. Due to the rain, I didn't want to be hanging around so it came out quicker than usual but felt comfortable enough.
Can't make the track session this evening which is a shame, might try my own session tomorrow lunch time.
I've managed to miss the rain lately which is quite pleasing.
Taper session yesterday of 10 x 2 mins starting at hmp then progressing to 10kp. Felt ok but I don't feel I am where I was in Feb/March time.
Hi Kevin, yes everyone seems to have disappeared!!
I've been plugging away though struggling to regain fitness (and racing weight) since spending most of August on holiday.
I did the Burnham half yesterday. Unfortunately it was a windy day generally which was made worse being in a coastal town. I persevered as long as I could at 6.30 pace hoping to turn a corner and find a long straight rd with a tail wind. Unfortunately only the first 3m seemed to do that. The final straw came at about 8m when I lost complete sight of any other runner in front or behind.
It was obvious then I wasn't turning it around and conceded defeat to plod home in 16th place in 1.27.33. My slow down cost me 1 place when someone eventually came into sight in the last 800m and passed me in the last 100m.
DT well done for toughing it out in windy conditions, what is your hm p/b. Weight will come back done once you get back into training
Muddy hope you are on the mend mentally and physically. I have entered Manchester marathon too I have a 10k first week in November.
Sounds like a rough old period, Muddy. So are you going to drop out in York half way in? What are the logistics for getting back to the start area?
It was annoying sunday morning as I stepped out the front door at home at 8am and thought these are perfect conditions. Then as I drove down the m5 and approached Bristol the car started shaking in the win. The race hq were the rugby club and it was blowing gale. Not had much luck with halfs, 2 of the 3 I've run this year have been very windy.
Kevin, pb is 83.35 and sb is 83.44.
You certainly need to conquer your issues before Manchester!!
DT looks like you have been in shape going by your sb, hopefully a period of training will see some lbs dropping too and the right conditions could see you hitting a good time.
9mls last night with some tempo miles, hoping to do this on Mondays to get that feeling of running at a faster pace. 4mls easy later.
Muddy - Some decent wireless earbuds online, bought some 'EnacFire' ones for £40 down from £125. Sad to hear about your rough patch, bollocks to playing sad songs, you need some feel good about yourself music!
Ultra Nate - Free, Echobelly - 'I can't imagine the World without me'...that sort of stuff. Don't let 'em drag you down!
I haven't really been running since I went to my barefoot running guy, bought the trainers he told me to try as a starter effort and after about 400 yards it felt like my ankle was completely buggered. Then I did just jack it in for about 4 months. Did a parkrun last weekend and ran for 40 mins the other night in Poland but as far as a serious pursuit is concerned I'm done.
Anyway I pop in every now and again still to see how whoever is left is getting on and the main things I've learnt from this visit is that DT has had a nasty pre cancerous skin thing removed and Muddy's love life has gone down the shitter.
Oh and Kevin still can't run a race without stopping. Sounds like you have some ideas though Kevin and you're still able to run so you're in a better place than me so I'm not giving you any advice other than just enjoy it.
DT that must have both been a shock and a relief - won't matter for next few months running in the dark but presumably you're going to be even sweatier now after your lunch time runs in a hat smeared with protective cream.
And Muddy - I am sorry to hear non running things are not so good. If you aren't able to follow Simon's advice I think you should at least be publishing your full Sad Songs play list so we can give some critical appraisal and make some other suggestions.
I vaguely remember a Friends episode where Chandler got dumped and was in the initial moping round house in his joggers whilst Joey was desperate for him to get to the next phase of going out and getting smashed and hitting a strip club so maybe there is a good nght out not too far around the corner.
Hi Lou, Tommy and McFlooze and I should also thank Arthur for popping in 872 pages later with some top advice.