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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #195 on: August 28, 2012, 08:59:35 AM »
Good luck with the training, there is a killer hill at about mile 11 going upto Edgbaston from Cannon Hill Park so try and do some hill work if you can.
I'm tempted as I've done the last two but it clashes with Norwich at home. I would have to get home,soak in the bath for an hour or so then go to the game. Probably wouldn't go down to well with my other half.



The Norwich game is the following weekend, so you can do both :-)

 I'm supposed to be doing this, my first ever run, but my training has been knocked off line by, a gall bladder op. Have just resumed training and have got to see how it goes, got 2 months to knock myself into shape.

You're only right ! Schoolboy error....I'm in then,I'm going to do it. Good luck with the training.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #196 on: September 08, 2012, 10:11:18 PM »
Havent entered the Birmingham run yet but have got up to the 13 miles distance in training. Using the Sutton fun run course with extras added on, so some good hill work involved.
The good thing was I managed to do the distance without stopping to walk, wasn't pushing time wise at all just steady steady the whole distance. The bad thing was it took me about 2.25 so getting near to 2 hours at age 55 might be a bit unrealistic.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #197 on: September 17, 2012, 06:06:30 PM »
PB for me last weekend at Reading Triathlon in the run leg, 10km in 44:27 putting me 14th overall out of 290 athletes for the run split.  All down to the new shoes I reckon.

Windsor 1/2 Marathon coming up in a few weeks, target time 1hr 45.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #198 on: September 18, 2012, 07:47:45 PM »
I've just started a 12 week Triathlon plan

Have you got a link to this please Jon (if you thought it was any good)?

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #199 on: September 19, 2012, 07:57:13 PM »
I've just started a 12 week Triathlon plan

Have you got a link to this please Jon (if you thought it was any good)?

Bob it was in a book funnily enough called 'Triathlon Training Plans' which I bought at Barnes & Noble in the good ole US of A.

Happy to try & reproduce for you.  It was for an Olympic distance race, 1.5k swim, 40k ride, 10k run.  The book in question has plans for most distances, Super Sprint, Sprint, Olympic, 1/2 Iron & Full Iron.
If I remember rightly it was about a minimum of 8 hours a week in a 12 week plan.
I currently do on average 14 hours a week between swimming, cycling & running + a little gym work, notice it's not about miles, everything is about hours, sets & reps.  And remember whatever the distance you spend the least time swimming & the most time cycling, make sure your training plan reflects this.

Some good free resources out there, get an account with Training Peaks to record all your activities, if you have a Garmin watch or cycle computer upload direct to the site.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #200 on: September 20, 2012, 11:16:51 AM »
I will check out some of the training plans online. Cheers.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #201 on: September 21, 2012, 08:50:36 AM »
PB for me last weekend at Reading Triathlon in the run leg, 10km in 44:27 putting me 14th overall out of 290 athletes for the run split.  All down to the new shoes I reckon.

Windsor 1/2 Marathon coming up in a few weeks, target time 1hr 45.

Well done in your triathlon Jon, great result. I think you will smoke your target time in the 1/2 marathon, given the training you are doing. Good luck mate.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #202 on: September 23, 2012, 12:43:06 PM »
Havent entered the Birmingham run yet but have got up to the 13 miles distance in training. Using the Sutton fun run course with extras added on, so some good hill work involved.
The good thing was I managed to do the distance without stopping to walk, wasn't pushing time wise at all just steady steady the whole distance. The bad thing was it took me about 2.25 so getting near to 2 hours at age 55 might be a bit unrealistic.


Having the distance in your legs already is a massive advantage. you may be surprised how much the crowd and the occasion carries you along on the day, especially with a few more weeks training under your belt.

I did it a couple of years ago but had run no more than 8 miles in training due to a heel injury keeping my milage down. On the day I was bang in schedule for 2 hours at 11 miles (1 hr 40), then realised I couldn't feel my legs at all, which was just plain weird, so I ended up walking loads of the last 2 miles and still finished in 2 hours 10 minutes!

I think there is something around not under or over training when you are older. I got an injury from over training, which led to me under training.

http://www.tonyferncoaching.org.uk/index.shtml

This is my Dad! I think he could get you from where you are to 2 hours in the remaining month if you are interested. Have a chat with him on line and say you're a Villa fan and I sent you! He would very like you straight away from your user name!

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #203 on: September 28, 2012, 02:12:48 PM »
Not entirely all about running but today I entered Ironman Wales 2013.  It takes place on September 8th in Pembrokeshire centered on Tenby.

Another bucket list item hopefully ticked off by this time next year.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #204 on: September 29, 2012, 09:54:07 AM »
Send a link please Jon Crofts - not that I’ll do it but I want to see how crazy you are.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #205 on: September 29, 2012, 01:14:27 PM »
http://ironmanwales.com

In essence, 2.4 mile sea swim, 112 mile cycle, 26.2 mile run.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #206 on: October 04, 2012, 07:17:06 PM »
Cocking hell.  Found the speech on the tinterweb yesterday of the race directors race briefing for the 2012 Ironman Wales race.

His opening line was 'Ladies & Gentlemen, welcome to the toughest Ironman race in the world'

Something to think about for the next 11 months.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #207 on: October 05, 2012, 07:27:59 AM »
I thought Kona was the most difficult, given that it is run alongside an active volcano in Hawaii. That's a rather big boast from the race directors  ;D

I don't envy the training you will be doing for this though Jon and I wish you the best of luck.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #208 on: October 05, 2012, 11:33:13 AM »
Kona is the world championship not necessarily the toughest, it's tough just as it's meant to be & the bike leg is epic across the lava fields.

Having done more research & read race reports from competitors it seems the weather is the key, the past 2 years have seen gales, rain & cold temperatures, Wales, no shit.  There are 3 sanctioned Ironman races in the UK, all have a fearsome reputation especially Ironman 70.3 in Wimbleball (Exmoor) for the terrain & Wales for terrain & weather.

The training isn't so bad, I'm doing Don Fink's 30 week programme, weeks 1-10 avearge about 8 hours a week overall, 11-20 steps up to about 15 & weeks 21 - 30 max out at 20 hours in 2 of the weeks.  These are mostly rides, 6 hour plus & a couple of 3 hour runs.
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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #209 on: October 07, 2012, 09:12:58 PM »
PB for me last weekend at Reading Triathlon in the run leg, 10km in 44:27 putting me 14th overall out of 290 athletes for the run split.  All down to the new shoes I reckon.

Windsor 1/2 Marathon coming up in a few weeks, target time 1hr 45.

Well done in your triathlon Jon, great result. I think you will smoke your target time in the 1/2 marathon, given the training you are doing. Good luck mate.

1:45:17

I think if people in front of me on the start line had actually gone to their realistic rather than dreamworld finish time pens I could have gone 6-10 mins quicker.  Great course, a good few hills nothing too severe but a good test & a beautiful place to run around.

 


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