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  • Hello everyone - dropping in briefly as the household is in pre race mode (Windemere Half for me, Full for Mrs-to-be Duck and Mother Duck). Dan was making me feel bad!  Forgettable year so far here. Was in 1:13-1:14 shape at world half champs and …
  • No point in worrying about it DT, it is what it is. Just find someone bigger to run behind! (apologies for butting in after a multi-year absence from the thread...)
  • Mild? Ok, probably best looking towards the Saucony Guide, Brooks Ravenna, Mizuno Wave Inspire. I was thinking of the J-33 more for the shorter stuff, if you're wanting a mileage shoe then I would agree it is too racey. Brooks are in the middle of…
  • Cheers guys - may have a date booked tomorrow! DT, the Saucony Omni works very similarly to the 2000 from experience. If you fancy a lighter shoe, the Asics Super-J 33 is surprisingly supportive although it does not look like it. Works with the s…
  • Mr V, no real plan yet, just something I am pondering. Something like starting off base with 13M in 1:45 or similar easy pace, then over training periods increasing the pace until it's done in 1:35 or slightly quicker. For easy runs it would be more…
  • Afternoon all - have disappeared recently as Amsterdam really went south & decided I needed a break for a while. Something was clearly not right on the day as my usual HM heart rate is 170bpm, yet after a few K I was struggling to get below 18…
  • Afternoon everyone... has been a while!? I've taken on some more responsibilities within the company I work for, which has meant I've got less free time than I used to - still running well but meant the forum was the first thing to go! Been spyi…
  • Afternoon guys - 37:17 & 4th at Forfar 10k for me today. Went a long way to slaying the demons of my bogey course today. Relaxed & feeling good through 5k in 17:50 then had some really strong headwinds in the second half (pushed like crazy @…
  • Evening all! Mr V - looks a good result from Darlington, as you say a big improvement on last year so good progress seen. Josh, welcome back, I think to begin with it may be best to run to time (10 hrs/wk is a really solid figure to aim for to b…
  • Evening - quick one from me right now. Celebrating having a UK record holder in the family tonight - mum ran 5:40.07 to break the UK V55 mile record by just over 13 sec. Even 85s laps throughout. I ran 4:27.46 to finish 3rd in the 1500. Pb by ju…
  • Evening all - Glasgow wasn't half bad eh? Had a blast over the 4 days I was there, saw the man himself Rudisha, CS got a selfie with Libby Clegg and it was amazing to see Laura Muir & Eilish McColgan competing as well (I remember these two dukin…
  • I have a 1500m August 7th, pb is 4:31 but really not sure what to expect from it. Then Haddington HM 2 days later which is East District champs. 17:18 today which is a course pb. Pretty fast start but crept up from 8th(ish) in the early stages to …
  • Afternoon all - bit of an absence recently, bit of a difficult period at work. Am on holiday now however DT - 3*15 mins is really brutual so I am not surprised you were finding it tough. I would use that as a peaking workout and probably only onc…
  • DT, as you said yourself - being disappoined with a 15s course pb shoes how far you have come! I think this little racing block will o you well, just give yourself some time to absorb the training now. TR, well run, hangovers just mean you suitabl…
  • Heh, no marathon planned I promise! Brief post as am on phone. 18.36 today at Camperdown for 2nd and course pb by 23s. Good to blow the cobwebs away.
  • Nicely done 10k DT, hope Sunday goes well! By then you will be into the 10k groove for sure. 10k HR for me is about 175-180, I have actually only done 2 10ks with a HRM on but based off a HM HR of ~173 it would make sense. TR, you are doing some…
  • The Bus wrote (see) Go on lurkers, show yourselves Ok ok, I'll come out of hiding...
  • Evening guys. We have our fair share of places up here that sound like Rhyl... DT, nope no marathon planned, just experimenting with longer runs to see how/if they will help with the latter stages of a HM.  Hello Wardi - good to see you posting.…
  • 17 miles for me this morning - started @ 7:30 and did 13M before parkrun then paced to 21 minutes.  DT - how did the assessment go?
  • Yeah it can be - Saucony are a good like-for-like with Asics, Brooks tend to be shorter but wider.  In training news, 4M this morning and afternoon did 10M w/8M @ 84% MHR which came out at 6:23/m so 7s/mile faster than last week. Intensity was mai…
  • I suspect the hot spot may be due to the balls of your feet sitting exactly where the gel mould ends on the 2000 - did it feel like  there was a ridge there or similar? If you really are that mild I'd look perhaps at Brooks Glycerin/Ghost or Sauco…
  • DT, interesting you mention many have not taken to the 2000-2 - it is softer for sure as they have increased the gel in the heel & forefoot areas - so a slight weight increase I believe, but from a structural/stability perspective it is really n…
  • Morning all - another busy week flies by (I always seem to have time to post on Wednesdays...) Mr V, honestly the 10k did not feel that way! It was just hard, plain and simple. TBH looks a good club - some very good times in the mix there. cb,…
  • velloo - yeah ASV is amazing isn't it? Not coached by either of them but know them well, they have done an awful lot for athletics up here especially with Rhona Auckland.  DT, reckon that 10k time will be revised soon enough! Keep up the good thre…
  • 37:00... ho hum. Nothing felt especially wrong but probably not recovered from last weekend yet. Onwards and upwards!
  • Who are you joining? Hope the house move goes well. I think if you can get to the point where you can run about 30:30 for 5M in training without being totally wiped out you will have a good shot. Mr V wrote (see) Duck –I’m guessing sub 75 is in…
  • DT, FWIW LT for me is around 175 with a max of ~175. For a HM I average 170-172 on a good day.  Remind me what your 10k pb is? I recall just prior to London you were doing a HM in about 1:28 so I would imagine if you can run 39:xx then I think you…
  • Evening all - after a few days of seriously sore legs I seem to have recovered well.  TR - it does sound very difficult to know what MP really is even with an ideal build up! Could HR be an option or is that not something you like to use? DT... …
  • The results I finished 8th. EIGHTH. In my first ever trail race. My lap splits were 53:50 & 49:54. My second lap was the 4th fastest in the 22k race. King of the Mountains times were 10:24 & 10:30 (23rd & 13th) - my average was 10:27…
  • With that hill out of the way we were into the last section before the beginning of lap 2. I had no idea what place I was in but I knew I had done a seriously good descent and was already looking forward to seeing the stats afterwards (we were chip …