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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #525 on: March 20, 2018, 01:36:35 PM »
Doing Winchester half in September, so did a 10K last night at a comfortable pace in 54 mins. Happy enough with that, as I want to target sub 2 hr half.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #526 on: March 20, 2018, 01:52:34 PM »
Has anyone on here done the Leicester Marathon? I'm looking for one to replace the cancelled Birmingham one which is at around the same time of year and that is the nearest one.

I'm looking for an alternative as well. Really annoying as the Brum marathon was cancelled on the same day that the Coventry half was, which I was meant to be doing yesterday.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #527 on: March 20, 2018, 02:32:45 PM »
Has anyone on here done the Leicester Marathon? I'm looking for one to replace the cancelled Birmingham one which is at around the same time of year and that is the nearest one.

I'm looking for an alternative as well. Really annoying as the Brum marathon was cancelled on the same day that the Coventry half was, which I was meant to be doing yesterday.

Same here with the Stafford Half on Sunday. It was a real triple whammy of a weekend with Brum being cancelled, Stafford being postponed and losing to sodding Bolton.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #528 on: June 26, 2018, 06:09:10 PM »
The heat is absolute murder for training. Iím doing the Winchester half in September and running 5 or 6 km in this heat is difficult!

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #529 on: June 29, 2018, 11:55:27 AM »
The heat is absolute murder for training. Iím doing the Winchester half in September and running 5 or 6 km in this heat is difficult!

I feel your pain. It is usually already 20C here by 6am - I've given up on staying in the 6 mins/km range until the Autumn (if we have one - we seems to have just two seasons anymore: Winter and Summer)

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #530 on: June 29, 2018, 02:08:10 PM »
Luckily or unluckily whichever way you want to look at it, I've not been able to run the past 10 days whilst we've had this mini heatwave in the UK due to a back injury. Following a course of treatment with my chiro I'm feeling much better now, swimming this morning I felt much stronger so am going to head out on Sunday and see how it goes, may be an early one to avoid the heat of the day.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #531 on: June 29, 2018, 05:14:36 PM »
Just did a 5k averaging 5.07 per K. Happy with that, because the heat is savage and saps energy reserves.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #532 on: July 01, 2018, 02:02:06 PM »
2 runs in the last 48 hours both pain free, one straight off the TT bike this morning after a 50km TT.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #533 on: July 01, 2018, 02:31:15 PM »
Good on you all for running in this heat and to those who are battling injuries, donít give up too soon like I did. I retired from competitive athletics when I was 27 because of a persistent calf injury and now bitterly regret it. I can tell you itís a bloody lot harder to try to run when you are old and fat like I am now so keep going - running is the best drug ever! Respect to all you runners !

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #534 on: July 09, 2018, 05:05:52 PM »

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #535 on: July 09, 2018, 07:46:04 PM »
Cheers interesting reading, still hate running in the heat.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #536 on: July 10, 2018, 08:04:51 AM »
The at glance version.




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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #537 on: July 10, 2018, 09:20:46 AM »
I remember running a Half Marathon in the Oceania Games when it was around 32c. Very uncomfortable conditions and although I still high in the field my time was about 11-12 minutes slower than I would usually run.   

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #538 on: July 10, 2018, 11:02:56 AM »
The chart I posted is scarily accurate, I can tap out an 8 min mile marathon in Ironman which I tend to do late season so temperatures not high, I did a 90 minute run yesterday in 30c and averaged 9:05 for 10 miles (16k), I was well hydrated and carried 2 bottles in an ultra endurance vest, felt fine but just couldn't push that hard.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #539 on: July 17, 2018, 06:37:46 PM »
Ran just over 10k in 53/54 mins. Happy with that as a pretty hilly run, and I was tracking at 47.15 at just over 9k when my Fitbit stopped timing (annoying).