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  • Amazing run Dr. Dan! A bit of creep on the last few miles, but I think you will take that on race day eh How does this compare to your race day pace target? Is that MP+ 30 secs or a bit less? Just an easy 6 for me today then off to ballet short…
  • Haha nice parkrun Andrew I always love a good slip and roll Agreed thats a good result given conditions. Interesting plans for the next few months. I would agree that there seems to be too many base phases, but only you can know what the cricket do…
  • Let the half be the guide on sub 3 aspirations. I would say (not in that sort of shape so dont know), my experience has been in general that a 1:22 is needed for a sub 3 conversion. BUT this depends hugely on how you convert at the full, experienc…
  • DT19 I ran a 1:28:51 off 20:03 a few years ago...so thats about 20 secs a mile difference. It was stand out performance at the time mind and I was paced by a friend (she was running at her MP!). So I think 6:20 might be achievable. I would recomm…
  • JGav I often find the bike really good if I am struggling with running! Well done.
  • Good work though DT19 - I always think a few heat runs are a good idea, just in case its like that on race day! 5 mile recovery for me this morning (9:41 avg OUCH!). Then 13 miles cycled with a coffee in the middle. Stopped off to see my Occupatio…
  • Dr. Dan is better at the this than me in terms of scientific side. Here is my take though, so in a way all of those will train VO2 max because it is not a fixed point thing in terms of when systems switch, but a range. I think of it like this: inte…
  • Always VO2 intervals or a variety of intervals that involve running various paces faster than target race pace? If the former, I would recommend swapping out *some* of those sessions for other sessions (probably less but longer reps AND shorter bu…
  • I think we all do that with parkruns DT19, I have a favoured course if "going for a fast one", today wasnt it but closest fast one. Still 35 secs is amazing gap of time. Gives me hope for the season ahead as well. Enjoy your long run tomorrow. I s…
  • I hate the stitch! We call WAVA - the last resort of the old, the slow and the female (jokingly of course, its actual a fairly useful measure for comparisons across gender)
  • Woot DT19 that is a huge pb! Well done. Alehouse I have done two of Copenhagen's parkruns - I prefer the beach one, but the one near the conference centre is pretty. Glad to hear achilles is not too badly damaged. I agree with everyone else Andre…
  • Andrew the SAL (southern athletics league) is very mixed, depends on what division the club you join is in. I assume the Northern is similar. My track club is currently in division three, although may have just got promoted off the back of a meet wi…
  • Wow DT19 thats a good weekend of running! 7:45 pace = tasty for a 22 miler. Great pic. Oddly my friend has one the same so must have been in B'ham this weekend as well. JGav hopefully nothing serious but sore to hear about the calf. All about the…
  • DT19 STOP you are doing the session. You are just doing it combined with a different one. It is the same in training benefit.  My coach always says you can feel free to drop 20% of the plan with life etc., Yes if you can do 100% it is good, but 80…
  • DT19 I had the massage on weds after my run, but yes sometimes I can be sore for two days so just have to live with it on the second On your question, you are going to be doing 13.1 miles @ MP + w/u & cd so I would wager that will be 16 miles.…
  • Nice! But surely 3 laps of a track is 1.2km? Unless it is not a track of course... If you can run a 1km in 3:36 you can definitely run a sub 20 5k! Track session for me tonight. I did half as a race in days. 2 mins @ 5:36 mins/mile 2 mins recover…
  • Hi JGav and welcome. Sounds like a sensible build up to a half. I am not experienced with Hals plans, but I would suggest 5-6 days/30 mpw is a good amount. You just want to watch that you build the endurance for the second half - this is the stumb…
  • As I was reminded on facebook the other day, Andrew one of the original posters on this thread by the name of parkrunfan has done a beer mile or two! If you want to check out an interesting blog one day his is pretty impressive for progress: http:/…
  • I have been beaten by a race walker in a 5k before! Its a unique action, but agree that they all "cheat" (unknowingly I think). Great session last night, I was leading the group which is unusual and had to reign myself back on the second half becau…
  • Good morning! Sorry been really busy the last few days. DT good holiday running. Lazing is brilliant for the fitness isnt it? Dr. Dan nice stats. Very wet here too earlier in the week, but lovely now. Hoping it stays for a few days. AndrewD when …
  • Nice Andrew - I felt great today on my run 8:25 avg, with a few middle miles at 8-8:10 pace. Um I was in VIP so free drinks and food and Seb Coe sat behind at one point! Competition win so a bit different from this Sun coming where we just have ge…
  • Well done Dr. Dan that is amazing running! I was out all day watching the marathons then at the stadium so didnt run yesterday. Did clock 28,000 steps though and do weights first thing. Just working off the hangover with coffee and then off ou…
  • Yep it is a tough finish. Especially the turns off the hill. Really about line there and if you get caught up passing/lapping its tough. I've heard good things about Whitstable if you are down that part of Kent? I've done none down there because o…
  • Nice work Dr. Dan - did you push for the sub 20 or not? 27:59 for me on pacing duties for 28 minutes as part of a 12 mile long run (dont laugh thats my long run at the moment). We are going to watch the marathons tomorrow and then have tickets to t…
  • Amazing track session tonight. 5 x 600m [1 min] [2 mins] 5 x 200m [1 mins] First time all summer I have done the endurance session rather than flat out speedwork. Aim is to carry some of my recently gained speed over longer distances in the next…
  • Enjoy the hols DT19! I can imagine its pretty hot at the moment over there. So I'm just in the "already does strength training" group and thus only have to go once more next week. It was cool though because China and Japan's elite athletes were us…
  • Yes I often wonder how men who are sub elite plan their lives (especially if their partner doesnt run and kids are young), they seem to do lots of VERY early mornings. Must have greater powers of recovery - which was something parkrunfan always used…
  • Dr. Dan that is some great long run! And you too DT19 wow - I dont think I have ever done a long run with pace starting with 7 (except a raced marathon of course). 12 for me at 9:15 pace Feeling better but still not 100%. Really pleased with Ot…
  • Well done DT19! My race was 7K - sorry should have said that...they allowed double dipping on our race so one lady got second, first v35 and first local lady. Dont begrudge though - if thats the rules I have no problem with it. And despite being 1…
  • Nice work Andrew sounds like maybe just a bug that needed shaking out! I had a good race last night, scored first for our team (which won!) and was 10th woman overall I think. Was just over my A goal time of sub 28 with 28:07, but given how I have…