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Offline PaulWinch again

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #555 on: November 06, 2018, 05:53:53 PM »
You see amazing quick improvement when you start running and then stick to it. Itís really worthwhile, and itís great for mindfulness as well.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #556 on: April 19, 2019, 06:52:16 PM »
First time Iíve pushed the distance a bit this year, 8k in 41.43 which Iím fairly happy with in the heat! Targeting a sub 1 hr 50 Half in September, so hopefully on track.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #557 on: April 29, 2019, 07:43:37 PM »
Hayley Carruthers. What a legend. Sheís the athlete who was pictured crawling over the line at the Marathon yesterday as her legs literally gave way under her 10 yards from the finish. Just done a lovely interview on Midlands Today. She ran a superb time at an average pace of 5 minutes 52 seconds per mile. If anyone is in any doubt how fast that is, if you are medically safe to do so, go and try running just one mile at that speed. Then try to imagine repeating it 25 times without a break in between. Mental !
And to cap it all sheís done all the training in her own time. She was back at work at the QE today , still with bleeding knees, working as a radiologist.
What a woman ! Total respect and admiration to you Hayley - youíre every bit as hard in your own way as the Emperor Tyrone Mings ! Hope you get your Olympic qualifying time soon - just 3 minutes to go !

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #558 on: June 02, 2019, 10:18:21 AM »
Anyone else doing the Great Midlands Fun Run today? If so good luck.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #559 on: June 02, 2019, 10:31:11 AM »
I'm taking part in the GMFR...a last minute substituite for Mrs Shipscat,who's father is very ill...normally run about 5miles...so a touch further

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #560 on: June 02, 2019, 06:39:07 PM »
Hope it went well.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #561 on: June 02, 2019, 08:08:21 PM »
My aim was to do better than last year, and I did. Got round in 1:09:31. Third best time out of seven attempts. Not quite sure how because it felt very hard today, extremely humid.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #562 on: June 06, 2019, 06:24:37 PM »
Well done!

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #563 on: June 30, 2019, 01:36:19 AM »
On a very rare day recently when it wasn't already 23C at 7am I managed to go out to 13km with no left knee pain.

I'm excited now for autumn and cooler temperatures and longer runs

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #564 on: July 13, 2019, 07:52:15 PM »
I run just over 16 miles on Saturday mornings.  Every year I worry that age is going to fuck me over but for the last few weeks I'm in the 1hr50m to 1hr55m bracket.  I take one gel with me and normally notice I smell of amonia towards the last couple of miles which means my body is burning protein as everything else has run out.  I've entered a 33.6 mile  ultra in North Yorkshire in September.  Hopefully I'll be in a condition by then to be competitive but I'd be chuffed with an age trophy. 
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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #565 on: July 14, 2019, 08:14:08 AM »
I run just over 16 miles on Saturday mornings.  Every year I worry that age is going to fuck me over but for the last few weeks I'm in the 1hr50m to 1hr55m bracket.  I take one gel with me and normally notice I smell of amonia towards the last couple of miles which means my body is burning protein as everything else has run out.  I've entered a 33.6 mile  ultra in North Yorkshire in September.  Hopefully I'll be in a condition by then to be competitive but I'd be chuffed with an age trophy. 

That's a great time Tayls at 48 (if your age is right). I gave up racing a few years ago but still go out for a 15km run every Sunday.

Good luck with the Ultra run.   

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #566 on: July 14, 2019, 09:37:52 AM »
I run just over 16 miles on Saturday mornings.  Every year I worry that age is going to fuck me over but for the last few weeks I'm in the 1hr50m to 1hr55m bracket.  I take one gel with me and normally notice I smell of amonia towards the last couple of miles which means my body is burning protein as everything else has run out.  I've entered a 33.6 mile  ultra in North Yorkshire in September.  Hopefully I'll be in a condition by then to be competitive but I'd be chuffed with an age trophy. 

That's a great time Tayls at 48 (if your age is right). I gave up racing a few years ago but still go out for a 15km run every Sunday.

Good luck with the Ultra run.

Thanks JD. I've got no speed these days, hence why I concentrate on longer distance now.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #567 on: July 20, 2019, 02:12:03 AM »
15km is a great distance. I used to run a 15km loop along the canals in Brum every Tuesday and Thursday after work and then a 20 km out-and-back to Dudley Port on Sunday.

How I miss those runs!

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #568 on: July 20, 2019, 10:58:40 AM »
Thatís great pace Tayls.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #569 on: July 20, 2019, 11:40:10 AM »
Cheers Paul. I'm just back from this morning's travails. Feeling ok. I have a strategy of not fuelling and running the tank dry over the last couple of miles.  I suppose I'm hitting the wall so it feels more akin to marathon distance. My other runs are 5-7 miles so I keep some pace in my legs. Hopefully I'll achieve something decent later this year.