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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #390 on: March 24, 2015, 02:35:43 PM »
Best of luck with your Mum Fin Feds Dad. Hope she gets through it.

Richard, well done on you PB. 

Thanks JD - appreciated mate.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #391 on: April 05, 2015, 10:58:21 AM »
Well, it's London Marathon No. 8 for me on the 26th April......have to do my last really long training run of 20 miles tomorrow; hoping for something like 3:50 this year, but we'll see.

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« Reply #392 on: April 05, 2015, 12:22:56 PM »
I'm doing a 10km and 12 km next month before the Mooloolaba Half Marathon in August. It's my first half and ive never run anywhere near that distance before, maybe 12km is my tops to date.

I know my body can do it, despite the usual 42 year olds knee issues for a 105kg bloke. It's going to be more mental this. Any advice appreciated (other than lose some weight you fat bastard).

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #393 on: April 13, 2015, 08:23:49 AM »
I'm doing a 10km and 12 km next month before the Mooloolaba Half Marathon in August. It's my first half and ive never run anywhere near that distance before, maybe 12km is my tops to date.

I know my body can do it, despite the usual 42 year olds knee issues for a 105kg bloke. It's going to be more mental this. Any advice appreciated (other than lose some weight you fat bastard).


Get a heart rate monitor.  Have someone work with you to understand what is your max HR (220 - your age is absolute bobbins) and then train all the time in HR Zone 2 with a few brief sessions in Zone 3, forget distances, just go and run in Zone 2 for set periods, 30 mins, 45 mins, 60 mins etc.  As you get fitter, the distances you cover in those times will increase, as your heart gets fitter you'll need to work harder to stay in Zone 2 i.e. you'll be running faster to work at the same rate.  Mileage junkies never really truly improve as measurably as those who use science.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #394 on: May 03, 2015, 08:19:34 AM »
Belated update: my finish time at the London Marathon last Sunday was a PB: 3:51:56; chuffed to bits with that, and I've raised over £2,000.00 for my chosen charity!

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #395 on: May 03, 2015, 08:27:29 AM »
Good luck to any H and Vers doing the Birmingham 10k today - it's going to be a wet one.

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« Reply #396 on: May 03, 2015, 08:36:14 AM »
Belated update: my finish time at the London Marathon last Sunday was a PB: 3:51:56; chuffed to bits with that, and I've raised over £2,000.00 for my chosen charity!

Well done VF.

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« Reply #397 on: May 03, 2015, 02:12:33 PM »
And to the tosser who was running the 10k today wearing a 'Justice 4 Lee Mockble' t-shirt, I hope your legs fall off.

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« Reply #398 on: May 04, 2015, 10:12:59 AM »
I ran the hottest half marathon I've ever done yesterday in Aix en Provence as part of a half Ironman triathlon, the Pays D'Aix 70.3 Ironman. It was 25c yesterday but I still managed a 1:44 half, not bad for an old bald bastard after a 1.2 mile swim and a 56 mile ride through the hills and Col's.

Sub 4 in London is very good VF well done.
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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #399 on: May 30, 2015, 07:08:08 AM »
Anyone else doing the Great Midlands Fun Run in Sutton Coldfield tomorrow morning? Great pre-planning on my part that was!

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #400 on: May 31, 2015, 08:40:20 AM »
Anyone else doing the Great Midlands Fun Run in Sutton Coldfield tomorrow morning? Great pre-planning on my part that was!
I did it last year for the first time and was planning on doing it this year but decided to let my wife and her sister do it and leave me to look after 5 kids.

It turns out it was a stroke of genius on my behalf with yesterday et al.

Good luck, my wife is striving to beat my time from last year of 1h 19m 32s.

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« Reply #401 on: May 31, 2015, 08:43:17 AM »
Cheers. That's pretty much exactly what time I did last year!

Was very warm and sunny last time. Better running conditions today and the frustration of yesterday to work out of the system.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #402 on: May 31, 2015, 09:13:55 AM »
It looks like great running weather out there today, just need the breeze to drop a notch and it will be perfect.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #403 on: May 31, 2015, 05:45:08 PM »
1:14:21 which was my PB and a 5 minute improvement on last year. Temperature was a lot kinder and the rain stopped just before the off. Very happy with that.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #404 on: May 31, 2015, 07:13:16 PM »
1:14:21 which was my PB and a 5 minute improvement on last year. Temperature was a lot kinder and the rain stopped just before the off. Very happy with that.
Well done, great time, my wife got 1:15:15, beating my time from last year by some considerable margin.

Obviously if it had of been as hot as last year she'd have got nowhere near me 😆

 


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