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  • I'll also pop up now it's taper week and remind Macca of his pacing obligations   Brighton sounded like a very tough shift so a big pat on the back for you all. My training got rather rubbish with no sessions being run due to a virus going on far…
  • That was an all-time pb Skinny, a 2s improvement on a time from 4 years ago on a flat fast course. Congratulations on the bigger and faster run, Out for 11 and a bit miles this morning with 5k around marathon effort.for the win at Great Run Local. …
  • Sounds like a good session David. I did my pre-marathon parkrun session this morning. I entertained the thought of heading to the faster Walsall or Worcester courses but in the end settled on an extra half hour in bed and a big breakfast. So off …
  • Stevie, P&D have a 3x1mile vo2max sesh in this week, so I didn’t think a 5k was unreasonable. I know a sub 2.40 marathoner that does an all out parkrun the day before the marathon !  The parkrun fairies were incredibly generous and moved me up …
  • Apologies not been posting much so I am way,way too late in congratulating Dean on his performances especially winning a gold. I reckon we needed to see the pissed up in a kebab shop aftermath photo too. Also commiserations on the appendicitis Dac…
  • Tommy: https://www.strava.com/activities/1199347629 Ah yes DT - Pitchcroft might be feasible for me too. By contrast I am racing far better than I am training. 10k easy over lunch for me. Lovely and warm pouring with sweat
  • On the 10k front Tommy, Hull 10k is flat (but twisty) early June - I'm doing the half there that day. Black Country 10k is early July (2 laps round Halesowen and hilly). Leeds 10k mid July-ish and York 10k early August-ish. Leeds and York flat as ca…
  • Yeah I didn't do it Skinny. I am getting blood tests done next Wednesday as part of an annual health check so will be interested in what comes out of that.
  • Speedway 10k in mid-June Tommy - it's Chepstow though, so a stretch from the Midlands. Market Drayton 10k is usually full by now but there is a transfers queue (mid May). Later in the summer, well more towards Autumn, you probably know Wilne 10k ...…
  • I’ve semi caught up (apologies skimmed through). Awesome run at Manchester Macca. Congratulations!  If you just station yourself after Tower Bridge ready to hit 6.18s that will be perfect, ta! Really sorry to read of those that couldn’t do Manche…
  • So far although I have an entry for Droitwich, I won't be doing it - so looks like my reign as Worcs. Vet county half marathon champion will be over. It was good while it lasted 
  • Maybe FGFA offends those in the category somehow DT ? It's not something I would really take pride in - it's a description and I have neutral feelings about it. What was the other reason ? Anyway I will be joining you in the Yellow start.  Mace …
  • Just bobbing in to say good luck to everyone doing Manchester! Got a fair bit to catch up on the thread tomorrow so.will be interesting to see the before and after bits from the Manchester folks.
  • Rooting for you McF, you've trained like an early rising demon. Best of luck!
  • Best of luck for the marathon Tommy. I was thinking Antwerp too ? Or is it Rotterdam ? Well done on the parkrun too. Well done on that 14 miler DT - it was snowing on the school run ! I managed a little session for the first time in two weeks over…
  • Yeah I think you may need to discover what creates results for you David. The 10k is massively aerobic, so I would focus on that part of the puzzle first. A middle ground for me would be cruise interval work around the 1.5-2 mile range touching on h…
  • I wouldn't do any of those sessions and stick to tempos and fast finish progression runs David. To be honest I don't think you're there yet for a sub 40 10k and so I would focus on your developments in the longer term. A burst of these speed sessi…
  • Well done on the parkrun improvements McF. Take it easy now ! Congrats on your new pb (I think?) David. Kudos to everyone for getting out there I say. Still all looking good DT ! Just don't kill yourself racing next weekend. Today I am starting …
  • Congratulations on the vest Pete. I'll be interested to hear thoughts on your question about colds/illness. I've had a similar pattern of illness. I had been inclined to think it's happening after hard workouts but the truth is I'm never more than…
  • McFlooze said: What does everyone think about doing a hardish Parkrun 8 days before their marathon, instead of doing the 3 x 1m at 5k pace on the plan?   That's my plan for this year. I did that before London 2017 and was a little disapp…
  • Blimey Stevie - that's some damage to the Vaporfly. Here's mine with approx 200 miles on them: Good going at the relays Stevie. Hull Marathon finishes with around half a circuit of the KC Stadium before you nip through a door to complete the ci…
  • Actually I'm trying to understand where you lost it David ? As the mile paces come in well under 7.15 min/mile averaged out ? Edit: Sorry I get it now - you were hoping to make up the difference to 90 min half pace in the last 5k !
  • Hard luck David ... DavidHaydon83 said:  "this must be that infamous race day magic that those chaps on the forum were talking about, I'll be fine at this pace for the rest of the race".  Can we definitively nail this as bullshi…
  • Well done on the 20 DT. All looking good for London. Nice relaying and long run Tommy. That's great Skinny ! Hope the PF let you get out at the weekend Mace. On Tuesday I felt great, so entered Wilmslow half as I had Sunday free, unexpectedly.…
  • Tipton do a track 10k StevieWh - good standard too. I think it tends to be August-ish but they have some stuff in May/June usually too.
  • David, there's no shame in it. Pre London 2017 my feet were so battered I went to a chiropodist, who did more in half an hour than I would ever have been able to do. I sat in an elevating chair and my head was nearly touching the ceiling. My bliste…
  • Cheers folks! I’m starting to feel in good shape Congratulations on the half pb Millsy. Glad you are back at it SQ-I’d call it a cutback week and not go chasing after fitness though. It’s barely going to register as a loss because you’ve had a l…
  • Cheers Stevie. I was tired week before last, and the mileage this week has been a response to that tiredness dropping away.  Dean - I forgot to congratulate you on the gold medals, but I am kind of taking it for granted now. I think I may have watc…
  • First the commiserations to SQ and Jools on their current situations. Really hope you both can get back to it sooner rather than later. FBT, I missed your issues earlier in the thread but glad to see you have managed to run. RSR for having to slight…
  • David - Yeah I wouldn't be blasting the hill sprints - again just focusing on range of motion and achieving "smoothness" for want of a better word. The hill is really there to stop you overstriding in search of speed. The quick benefit of this is ke…