The Running Thread

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by Avon » Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:01 am

Hey everyone. Long time no post.

Been out injured for a couple of months before Xmas but getting back into the running now. Still a while to go until I get back into good shape though but making some progress.

Hope everyone’s running is going well!

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by Spindash » Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:25 am

hamm sandwich wrote:Slightly overdue but last Sunday I was delighted to achieve my goal of a sub 4hr time at the Peterborough marathon coming home just over 3hrs 58. I was absolutely thrilled with that!

My only marathon experience was a 4hr 29 at Nottingham a few years ago which I was determined to vanquish but wasn’t sure I could improve by as much. It wasn’t easy though... I planned to run with a pacer but felt at the start that the 4hr pace was too slow so I caught up and passed the 3hr 45 pacer as my enthusiasm got the better of me. I hit the half way point at 1hr 50 and got my first stab of cramp shortly after.

After that I knew I had to just manage my run and reassure myself with the time I had in hand from the first half to achieve my goal. As the race got lonelier the longer it went on I was just left to think about my cramp and look at my watch far too much until I was running with near straight legs at the end. It wasn’t just me though, the woman directly behind me was carried over the line by two marshals who might have been the last person to go sub 4.

I’ve only just stopped feeling it today but i’ll almost certainly give it another punt next year and I can hopefully rope some friends into it!


Well done! Fantastic running. :toot:

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Spindash » Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:08 pm

Salford 10k this morning. New PB of 38:25. So hot :dread:

Went through 5k in under 18:30 but really felt it in the second half, so aiming for sub-38 when it's a bit cooler.

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by satriales » Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:40 pm

satriales wrote:I've got a 38 mile race a week on Saturday (The Fox Ultra) It's the same one I did last year as my first ultra, plus it's local, so I know the course and feeling much better prepared than last year.

So I am just sitting in the bath having completed this race. It was my usual race of two half with the first being way faster than I planned, and the second being a painful plod.
I had set some goals and this is how they each went:

satriales wrote:Complete the race without injury (I have a 66.6 mile ultra 5 weeks after this!)

I took some ibuprofen near the end of the race to the deal with the pain, but unless that's masking something I think I'm just sore rather than injured.

satriales wrote:Beat my time from last year (8hr 40min) by at least an hour (7hr 40min)

I completed it in 7hr 18min. Success!! :msgreen:

satriales wrote:Don't stop at any aid station for more than 2 minutes.

The first two aid stations I flew past without stopping for more than 10s to grab food. Then aid station 3 I was there for a couple of minutes while I called girlfriend to tell her when I'd be expected at checkpoint 4 (in hindsight I should have done this while walking). Between CP3 and CP4 I struggled bad and was in a lot of pain. I convinced myself that I was going to quit at CP4, but I was well ahead of time and so gave myself 5 minutes rest to change my mind, which I did. The last CP was also just a minute or two.

satriales wrote:26 miles in there is the biggest hill of the race. It is one mile long and I want to run it without stopping. I can do it on fresh legs, but not sure I'll be able to at that point of the race.

strawberry float that! That was a stupid goal!! :shifty:
That hill actually came just after CP4 when I was feeling the worst. I could hardly run on flat ground so there was no chance I was running that hill.

Overall I am really happy with my result. I just need to be doing longer training runs. I tend to max out at 18 - 20 miles just as things start hurting. Doing a few extra miles on sore legs can only help with getting used to it.

Good luck to anyone doing the London Marathon tomorrow. I shall be sitting on the sofa with my feet up watching it on TV. 8-)

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Spindash » Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:13 pm

satriales wrote:
satriales wrote:I've got a 38 mile race a week on Saturday (The Fox Ultra) It's the same one I did last year as my first ultra, plus it's local, so I know the course and feeling much better prepared than last year.

So I am just sitting in the bath having completed this race. It was my usual race of two half with the first being way faster than I planned, and the second being a painful plod.
I had set some goals and this is how they each went:


Amazing - well done. Can't imagine what it must be like to be out for over seven hours.

Watching Kipchoge :wub: Looks like he's just done his warm-up. So smooth.

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by satriales » Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:00 pm

Spindash wrote:Amazing - well done. Can't imagine what it must be like to be out for over seven hours.

Thanks!

Between hours 3 and 4 I had convinced myself that I was done and would call it quits at the next checkpoint. It didn't really get any easier except for the last five miles, but that was either the painkiller or me wanting it to be over ASAP.

I now have a 66.6 mile race in five weeks! It's full of mega-hilks, and the course record is about 14hrs. I don't know how I'm going to make it to the finish in that one. :dread:

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Mini E » Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:47 pm

Sat - you're bloody mental.

In comparatively lightweight news, we survived the London Marathon in just under 5 hours (you guys who tracked me are lovely :wub:) and I now have intense chafing on inside of the top of my legs. Any advice? I've never suffered from it before.

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by mcjihge2 » Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:43 pm

Mini E wrote:Sat - you're bloody mental.

In comparatively lightweight news, we survived the London Marathon in just under 5 hours (you guys who tracked me are lovely :wub:) and I now have intense chafing on inside of the top of my legs. Any advice? I've never suffered from it before.


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PostRe: The Running Thread
by poshrule_uk » Mon May 13, 2019 7:39 am

New 10K PB yesterday at the Eye 10K!

42.40 and that's the first time I have run every mile under 7 minutes that distance.

Was a little to hot though.

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by Spindash » Mon May 13, 2019 7:11 pm

poshrule_uk wrote:New 10K PB yesterday at the Eye 10K!

42.40 and that's the first time I have run every mile under 7 minutes that distance.

Was a little to hot though.


Great time! Well done :toot: Sub-40 incoming!

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by poshrule_uk » Mon May 13, 2019 10:27 pm

Spindash wrote:
poshrule_uk wrote:New 10K PB yesterday at the Eye 10K!

42.40 and that's the first time I have run every mile under 7 minutes that distance.

Was a little to hot though.


Great time! Well done :toot: Sub-40 incoming!


Thanks, that's the long term plan, end of the year or at least this time next year

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Spindash » Sun May 19, 2019 5:11 pm

37:12 at Great Manchester Run 10k today. :D

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by mcjihge2 » Sun May 19, 2019 5:58 pm

Spindash wrote:37:12 at Great Manchester Run 10k today. :D


Great time. Good weather for it today too. How was the staggered start? (- Or did you start with the elites with that time)

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by Spindash » Sun May 19, 2019 6:06 pm

mcjihge2 wrote:
Spindash wrote:37:12 at Great Manchester Run 10k today. :D


Great time. Good weather for it today too. How was the staggered start? (- Or did you start with the elites with that time)


I learned my lesson from last year and got into the orange pen early so I was right at the front, behind the elites and fast club runners - I'm on the BBC coverage at the start. Fast club runner wave is sub-38 I think, so hopefully I can get in there next year.

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by mcjihge2 » Sun May 26, 2019 6:11 pm

Liverpool Rock n Roll Half marathon. I had been hitting 1:55 on my training runs, so was going for sub 2hr. What i didnt realize was the tough course/conditions. Uphill, heat and humidity, and then a bad headwind. 2:14 in the end.

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by mcjihge2 » Mon May 27, 2019 5:34 pm

Ive had a bid more time to reflect on this now. Heat pads on the hurt help. Five years ago i did my local half marathon and the great north run in 2:22 and 2:24. I hadnt gone near the distance since about two months ago when i did 13.1 miles in 1:55 on my own terms - 7am in the morning start and a route i know. Twice. 2:14 is taking 10min off my "official" PB, but driving for an hour, waiting to start for an hour, running uphill, in humidity, heat, and against the wind is still a good achievement. Im not getting younger, Im taking those sub 2hrs I have already done.

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by satriales » Tue May 28, 2019 7:47 am

Good effort! Hills and heat really do slow you down a lot.

I've got a 66.6 mile race on Saturday, so taking it fairly easy this week. Did a 9 mile run yesterday on some ridiculous hills and legs still felt good after, so that a decent sign.

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by Curls » Tue May 28, 2019 7:48 pm

mcjihge2 wrote:Ive had a bid more time to reflect on this now. Heat pads on the hurt help. Five years ago i did my local half marathon and the great north run in 2:22 and 2:24. I hadnt gone near the distance since about two months ago when i did 13.1 miles in 1:55 on my own terms - 7am in the morning start and a route i know. Twice. 2:14 is taking 10min off my "official" PB, but driving for an hour, waiting to start for an hour, running uphill, in humidity, heat, and against the wind is still a good achievement. Im not getting younger, Im taking those sub 2hrs I have already done.


Did you run up Mount Pleasant past the pope cannon? I remember that hill from my uni days, so so windy ergh! (obviously just a guess). Liverpool is quite a windy place.

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by mcjihge2 » Wed May 29, 2019 7:05 pm

Curls wrote:
mcjihge2 wrote:Ive had a bid more time to reflect on this now. Heat pads on the hurt help. Five years ago i did my local half marathon and the great north run in 2:22 and 2:24. I hadnt gone near the distance since about two months ago when i did 13.1 miles in 1:55 on my own terms - 7am in the morning start and a route i know. Twice. 2:14 is taking 10min off my "official" PB, but driving for an hour, waiting to start for an hour, running uphill, in humidity, heat, and against the wind is still a good achievement. Im not getting younger, Im taking those sub 2hrs I have already done.


Did you run up Mount Pleasant past the pope cannon? I remember that hill from my uni days, so so windy ergh! (obviously just a guess). Liverpool is quite a windy place.


No, the route went from Albert dock to Matthew street, back along Wapping and up Upper Parliament street, then through Princes and Sefton pack then to Otterspool prom back to Albert dock. Parliament st has about a +50m elevation, and the tree cover around the parks ramped up the heat and humidity. All the wind was the 4miles back up the prom.

Ive now got my eye on the Edinburgh half - apparently thats 90m downhill.

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