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  • I think there's been a Wokingham angle to a lot of your posts over the past fortnight Stevie - so much so I was under the impression the race should have been last Sunday. It's obviously been at the back of your mind. It could be you've got a bit of…
  • Oops auto-correct worked its magic there. I hate to think what the headlines may have been. I've had a mentally difficult set of runs this week where I've been willing every run to be finished though I've not taken on anything arduous. I really can…
  • Glad you are feeling better Lit. Enjoy the solo parenting. Be warned they will stare at you resentfully and complain the other parent doesn't ask them to do that I did an unpleasant 13m on Tuesday night with some uphill hard work Mace. I got dazzl…
  • I think the messages come up on displays around the course last time I saw that kind of thing The Bus. I quite like the idea of sending generic insults to generic names, but I imagine they might scan them before broadcasting.
  • Just dropping in to wish the Wokingham crew a whole lot of luck. I won't deign to make any predictions, sure you'll all do well. Been dipping in and out of the thread and seeing some stupendous training that makes me feel both ashamed and that you …
  • Looks good Stevie. Good luck to all at Wokingham, hope you can make it Reg, but not worth risking making it worse at all. Re: racing and not tapering, I don't think you can have it all. A no taper, race hard, continue training approach lacks the re…
  • I find when racing a half I have deep antipathy to the 10 mile marker too. It signals impending pain and never-ending miles. Skinny - it’s hard to say about times. I’ve been this fit before, but I am struggling to get the long slow runs in so may n…
  • It was not a doss Stevie, even more so when you take into account scheduling, and 4m before the race. My parkrun time was changed to 17.07, I had 17.06 on the watch after stopping it well over the line and for once I thought the parkrun fairies ha…
  • Well done McFlooze, 23 miles in a day ! I think there were GPS issues round the course DT so not sure if the distance measurement is out. Mind you I don't normally look at pace when running so maybe I've been unaware of those crazy pace fluctuation…
  • Wow Joe! Wouldn't want your grocery bill. Nice 10k Pete. Long, undulating course gives you sub 38 elsewhere then ? Sounds like a win. Vaporfly have been enormously protective of my calves. I can see that the high platform is relatively unstable if…
  • Yeah 14 miles round and round on a track would probably destroy running for me. I knew I'd be putting in a shift at parkrun this morning when I felt like I was dying from about half a mile in. I hung on grimly through miles 2 and 3 to finish in 17.…
  • Come on Skinny, get with it, core work is the new thing to be demonised ! (I'm meeting a cyclist mate afterwards, so it'll probably be all about the incredible ascent attacks of Nairo Quintana)
  • Well done Mace. 30 miles for me too this week, with 8 planned today, 6 or so tomorrow and 18 on Sunday. I don't mind dropping a few seconds per mile to act as a windshield for DT. It won't make much difference to me - still a tough workout either w…
  • As you don't measure much other than pace I think you will have a hard time realising the effects, but you certainly won't feel beat up afterwards. I suppose it depends on the support network at home really. I rely on babysitting so the costs limit…
  • You should be alright - there'll be a good boost from the shoes  Hats off to her though - much as I'd love to do that much,  work + parenting doesn't leave room for a lot more (it's at this point you tell me she's a single mum of 5 (3 adopted), volu…
  • I've seen super fast amateur runners posting easy paces like that on their run commutes Stevie ... albeit with a backpack on. Having said that I'm not super fast but quite happy to bimble out easy runs at that level without any baggage if that's how…
  • I'm more flabbergasted that he can do 40 goes around the same loop. I'm back up and running with nearly 59 sore but easy miles last week. My eye has healed up, ribs still not quite there but I can sleep. I am going to the Village Bakery Wrexham Ha…
  • Last night's 10m was worth 7.04 min/mile on the flat according to Strava and that was for av.hr 130bpm. Generally I reckon on about 3 seconds increase in pace per mile per bpm increase . So a sustained 150 bpm could be around 6.04 min/mile on the fl…
  • In contrast I felt quite jaded on my 9m over lunch, after 10m last night. At the moment, I think I will go for a parkrun/mp combo weekend, keep the miles high and taper properly for Newport.
  • Skinny Fetish Fan said: Anyhow HR is a pile of shit (that seems to have helped you become one of best V45 runners in country ). I think you mis-spelled county Even then Worcestershire appears to have a fairly low standard in my age gr…
  • I wondered if that was the series you referred to Jooligan. Real shame it was refused a licence - wonder what changed ? Well done on the parkrun podium!
  • Pete/Ric/Reg - Glad I wasn’t hit by anything other than a pavement ! Three ribs *shudder* I've not had a scan but suspect one rib is fractured rather than broken given how non-diffuse the pain is. I shouldn't complain in the circumstances. Worse thi…
  • No, it was just a bit exposed and into the wind - so pace wasn't really responding. I was increasing my effort to catch up with a lady ahead of me that I thought was around my age category (nothing prideful, just curiosity ) I was mainly posting t…
  • Surge towards the end Skinny - got to have some fun !
  • DT - I wouldn't have run it to pace and limited effort yes, but if I felt like a bit of leg stretch at the end, I would be quite happy to throw that in. It's not so much about the session itself, but looking at the metrics to understand what you mig…
  • No, DT,  I'm saying that my heart rate would be pretty much the same at mile 3 and mile 10, on a flat route working under capacity. My perception of effort would be another matter. Based on that split info - it's too high towards the end. Not sayin…
  • I once saw a physio who was a former shot putter. She politely told me I had a body for running, and 'tested' my glutes. My problem was in my calf, but after what Ric just said, I'm glad I didn't quibble. I've been back running for the past week. A…
  • I don’t have years and years of conditioning; I can show quite a few examples of runs within my capabilities with steady state behaviour. People will beg me not to though 😀! I accept in a race of half to marathon distance that running around your l…
  • Skinny Fetish Fan said: Anyhow I might have but I'm basing my statement on what you are achieving in your training and how you should be able to convert on race day. Don't be shit. Yeah, I agree in the specific with DT but have seen plenty…
  • For a hilly half you want to be thinking mainly about effort rather than pace adherence Kevin. Don't blow yourself up on the hills. Skinny - I ran a couple around the 1.21/1.22 level for marathon effort in the preparation for Hull. At the moment ma…