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  • Alehouse - I can confirm it was more pints than anyone could count. She was still on Whitehall in the same running kit she ran the race in late into the evening and while others were looking worse for wear she was absolutely fine.  DT - Good stats,…
  • Ah brilliant, 1 sec difference! That was chip time though so we were probably a fair way apart on the road. Just to echo the comment about conditions it was indeed brutal.....and I thought that I should have been acclimatised having run in similar c…
  • Yep, that's fine. However you will find that kind of thing so much more difficult mentally in training than in a race. Save all your efforts for races, make training an enjoyable relaxed activity. Train don't strain.
  • Grant, it's the old puzzle that you see people pondering but it really is quite simple. Run a minimum of 80% of your mileage slowly....and by slowly I mean 8 mins/mile + and preferably 9 mins+. But why? Well, the bulk mileage is there to teach your…
  • Good day Middle Grounders :-) I noticed a comment about my head surgery above. Thanks for taking an interest in my wellbeing. In the end it all turned out ok....a diagnosis of 'a 99% chance of a sebaceous carcinoma', which is a very aggressive canc…
  • She was the only one who had experienced a badly paced 50k, think of a badly paced marathon and multiply it a few times. So caution was always going to be employed, especially in the heat. Their resoective marathon PBs going into this were: Amy …
  • Myox - The mantra to keep repeating to yourself is 'Slow down to speed up'. It worked wonders for Hannah mentioned above and it transformed Gladys Ganiel from being a good runner into a 12th place finisher in the Commonwealth Games marathon (and sub…
  • Alehouse - you were asking about splits from the World 50k. These are the 5k splits for the GB ladies: Amy         - 20:41, 20:38, 20:19, 20:26, 20:30 (25k 1:42:34) Rebecca -  20:35, 20:20, 20:42, 20:28, 20:29 (25k 1:42:34) Sam.        - 20:41…
  • MYOX - Just as a general observation from your last post, you often see the default route to getting a 5k time to go and get stuck into some 'speed sessions'.  But I would do exactly the opposite, forget the speedwork and build some extra strength…
  • 5 years ago Hannah couldn't run a barh
  • I think if there had been a parkrun within striking distance she would have done it. I don't know whether you've seen but the GB team beat the USA to team gold: GB 10:35:01 USA 10:40:00 So the 4 GB girls are World Championship Gold medal win…
  • Thanks for asking Alehouse The plan was to ignore the race and settle into a sustainable rhythm, even if it meant being tailed off in last place. We were expecting the time to have to be slowed down to something around 4 hours compared to the 3:3…
  • Alehouse - Would like to do Ron's race again but I think the timing is going to be a bit tricky with a 6:30 start! It was a bit hot in Wardi's back yard today for the Tadcaster 10. The race hasn't been run for the last 20 years but nonetheless it …
  • BTW What are the arrangements for access to the chamber? Would a certain upcoming Team GB athlete be able to use it for her 50K heat acclimatisation work? 
  • I thought it was a third Brownlee when they unveiled you in the chamber Dan!
  • It all depends how fast you want to go and how much running you want to do. Forget the age, you will keep getting quicker for at least the next 5 years just by building a base mileage, take everything very steady to build strength and endurance.....…
  • Nice one Alehouse, thanks for the assistance It was the first  Sizzler for me for about 3 years and it certainly wasn't as big as tonight back then. 500 or so on a tight course is just about ok but it couldn't get any bigger. The half stone diff…
  • Dr Dan - Not in bad shape at all as a starting point for a marathon campaign. Decent mileage and racing at a whole range of distances seem to be the main two ingredients required. I'm expecting a good'un at Abingdon You're right about it being hu…
  • Dr Dan - What's all this talk of an 'aged body'? You're nowt but a bairn And yes, you're definitely a runner looking at those stats..... Mr V - Nice Blaydon effort. As you say, worth sub 36 for 10K which would be very nice. Welshpoppy/DT - Hope …
  • Iower - The combination of heat and that amount of climbing does indeed sound brutal, well toughed out. Still good fun though?   Dr Dan - 3 days! That's all you've got left to get the digs in   It was a trip over to Derry for this Sunday's m…
  • Dan - It certainly was a tough one last night, not my cup of tea at all as there are too many points where you lose momentum, especially those narrow steep snickets! Not a bad training day at all (for an old bloke anyway). It would seem that you c…
  • Alehouse - Sounds like a very good job on the nose if there was so little in the way of after effects. And the streak continues......   Duck/Thirsk - It is certainly a sign of how things have changed when we have expressions of mild disappointm…
  • It is like the good old times in here, isn't it? So close last night Dr Dan but then again it was raining so you were carrying extra weight by the end, that must be worth at least a second.   Alehouse - Hope the nose issues go well today and …
  • Alehouse - Is that 647 consecutive days? If so, that would appear to be one of the best things to focus on for building strength and consistency. It never did Ron any harm with his 17000+ run day and even HO is on a current streak of 1100+. Dr Dan…
  • DT19 - You played it well relative to those around you, that's basically all is a race is in a nutshell. You ran it intelligently and gained places as a result Alehouse - I will indeed. After about 4 miles we decided to run the race together in m…
  • To be honest, a lot of people will read this and be pained by the simple fact that the question is being asked. As Cougie says just let him run when he wants to run, if he enjoys it then he'll carry on, if he finds something that interests him more …
  • Dr Dan - amazing that we didnt bump into each other yesterday, after all there were only 7000 runners and a few more thousand spectators!  Anyway, looking forward to your thoughts on the conditions, I can't recall a race where so many 'experienced…
  • Good luck tomorrow Dan, hopefully see you there.....
  • Dr Dan - You could well be right about the sneaky ploy. You'll go well at Leeds HM based on your VOY performance and, as you know, it is a course which rewards sensible pacing with all the tough stuff being in the first half. Talking of Leeds HM, I …