2018 Sub-3. No rules. Run. (Read 745 times)

    I must admit that I view people differently from here to Strava where I get more of a sense of where they live, what they look like, who they run with etc.

     

    Mikkey that 10k description sounds pretty perfect as the pain cave sets in at mile 4. I guess Im freaking a bit that my base is not great after stuttering through the last 4 years and I dont want to put up a bad performance.

     

    Cal you probably already know but American/English spelling of some words is different like color/colour favorite/favourite etc. 

    50+ PBs5k 18:29 Tauranga Parkrun May18   

    10k 40:16 June 18

    " I have a plan to make my legs longer by wearing shorter shorts "      

     

       

       

      Cal you probably already know but American/English spelling of some words is different like color/colour favorite/favourite etc. 

       

      Oh my god Piwi - now finally I see you really think I am stupid! 

       

      FYI - in Russian schools they teach you British English.

      JTReeves


        Mikey: Nice race recap, and great placement. Good idea to hit the weights now!

         

        Cal: Are you waiting till 2021 Boston to be in the next AG?

         

        New world best for 15k: 41:05 

        http://www.letsrun.com/forum/flat_read.php?thread=9115600

        5K: 17:55 (2017)    HM: 1:23:57 (2016)    FM: 2:52:16 (2018)

          Reeves I saw that race on youtube crazy fast.

           

          Cal ha sorry the jokes on me then. I know you are super clever.

          50+ PBs5k 18:29 Tauranga Parkrun May18   

          10k 40:16 June 18

          " I have a plan to make my legs longer by wearing shorter shorts "      

           

             

            Cal: Are you waiting till 2021 Boston to be in the next AG?

             

            Yes.

             

             New world best for 15k: 41:05 

             

            Vaporfly?

             

            Cal ha sorry the jokes on me then. I know you are super clever.

            I am definitely not clever - as the saying goes: If you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich? 

            JTReeves


              Vaporfly?

               

              It does look like he's wearing Vaporflys in the picture. A very distinct color to those things.

              5K: 17:55 (2017)    HM: 1:23:57 (2016)    FM: 2:52:16 (2018)

                 

                It does look like he's wearing Vaporflys in the picture. A very distinct color to those things.

                 

                Definitely used Crayons to change the color...


                Elite Jogger

                   

                  At 45yo I was probably in 64 minutes shape for 10K Smile

                   

                  btw Mikkey - when you call me "my favorite - you know the correct writing is favorite, right? - Russian", you are not afraid, like all British people, I will use "Novichok" on you?  - like all Russians do to their British comrades according to the press...

                   

                  I’m only nice to you because I’m scared of you. Yes, reading the British press has made me scared of all Russians! 👻

                  5k - 18:29 (2018)   10k - 37:53 (2018)   Half - 1:22:06 (2017)   Full - 2:51:32 (2016)

                   

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                  finbad


                  A street-wise Hercules

                    Fin - Who did you go see to get those inserts? Trying to figure out my plan for foot pain as well as my foot is so tender after every run that I can't see how this will heal on it's own as I increasing miles. Or did you just get them over the counter?

                     

                     

                    Just went for the £5 from Amazon option  They don't fit equally well in all trainers but have definitely helped

                    mt79


                      madison - Really strong sub 2:40 performance on a challenging course.  Way to hang on for 10 miles at the end by yourself.  I dislike courses where you share a section with slower runners from another event.

                       

                      slingrunner - Great job going for it.  The race itself is a great training effort.  I agree with others here that you should get back in the saddle and really train for Boston.  It gives you some advantages.  The cooler weather should make training outside easier and especially your treadmill sessions if you let some cold air in while you are running.  Boston is a faster course by 41 seconds according to the marathon comparison site.  You should also have a lot more people running right at the 3 hour mark where you can tuck in behind and enjoy a break from wind and not have to think hard about your pace.

                       

                      BGS - Tough race.  Bad days are part of sports.  It makes the good days more satisfying.

                       

                      squirrel - "I ran the marathon of my life." - Congrats!  You crushed that last 10k.  Great race report.  You need to work on your stealth passing skills at the finish line.  I don't know what the percentages are, but the majority of marathoners are going backwards fast in the last 5-10 miles.  My last marathon was ~30,000 people, I ran only a 3:09 and I was passed by roughly 2 runners in the last 1/2 marathon.  I was passing people non stop and this was with a positive split.  At 6:39 pace for your last 10k, you were probably just destroying the field.  Are you thinking of trying to lower your 5k/10k times from 2014 in the nice Spring weather?

                       

                      Ace - Welcome and congrats on the sub-3.  I enjoyed your race report.  Really awesome last 1/2.  I like the wife fuel supply handoff.  I had never really heard about the Indy marathon, but it seems like a great option.  A woman from my office ran it, I think she was on pace for high 2:40s low 2:50s, when I saw her early tracking splits.

                       

                      Kram - The 15 hour drive to Virginia did make my left knee really stiff, so you called that one.  I stopped at rest areas like 5 times for the dogs, but it didn't help I guess.

                       

                       

                      Swim- "I think it might be time for all of us to take a deep breath and realize how absurdly fast a sub 2:30 marathon is."  Agree.  Improvement is not linear and running faster times is always easier in theory than in practice.  Nice training week!

                       

                      weatherboy - You are in a great spot to run an outstanding 1/2.  Looking forward to seeing your performance.

                       

                      JTReeves - Glad to see you are back running well already.

                      mt79


                        Forgot to post my week...

                         

                        Nov 11-17

                        Goal: 7 runs, 66+ miles, 12 mile long run, 1 quality workout

                        Actual: 8 runs 67+ miles, 12 mile long run, 1 quality day (4 x 1200 @ 6:35 mile pace, 4 min recovery runs during an 8 mile run)

                        I skipped Sunday after my long drive, and had to do 2 short evening runs to get the mileage back, miscalculated and ran an extra mile. 

                        Goal for this week: 8 runs, 68+ miles, 13 mile long run, 1 quality workout (5k race on 11/22)

                         

                        Feeling healthy for my 5k tomorrow.  I only ran 6 miles this morning, so I should be rested.       

                        the steve


                        powered by plants


                          squirrel - "I ran the marathon of my life." - Congrats!  You crushed that last 10k.  Great race report.  You need to work on your stealth passing skills at the finish line.  I don't know what the percentages are, but the majority of marathoners are going backwards fast in the last 5-10 miles.  My last marathon was ~30,000 people, I ran only a 3:09 and I was passed by roughly 2 runners in the last 1/2 marathon.  I was passing people non stop and this was with a positive split.  At 6:39 pace for your last 10k, you were probably just destroying the field.  Are you thinking of trying to lower your 5k/10k times from 2014 in the nice Spring weather?

                           

                           

                          hey, thanks man. My last 10k was actually around 6:36 pace.   But yeah, I had a talk with my coach about next steps and I'd like to at least go after another sub 18 5k.  He also seems to think I can chop another 5 minutes off my marathon before I start to slow.

                          5k: 17:52 (2014); 10k 36:59 (2014); 15k: 56:29 (2018); Half: 1:19:27* (2018); Full: 2:54:22 (2018)

                          *downhill AF

                          mt79


                            Congrats to weatherboy on a new 5k PR!  Well deserved and I can't wait to see how you do in the 1/2 next week.

                            weatherboy80


                              Hey MT - thanks and was nice meeting up with you afterwards! Good job today as well and a solid week overall!

                               

                              Yeah, we both ran our local turkey trot 5K and I clocked in at 16:44 for a new PR and 2nd OA. What was interesting is that I negative split the race with my mile splits at 5:29, 5:21, 5:16, & 4:44 for the last 0.13 via my Garmin that is.  I ran in a pack of 4 for about 1.5 miles with some high school kids so maybe I was mentally setting my pace based on that?  Then they seemed to up the pace/effort on the home stretch so I just tried to run with them. Ended up keeping up and eventually passing 3 out of 4 of them and charged at the winner for the last 800 meters or so losing by only 4 seconds.  Think he helped keep my pace up a bit though.  Other thought was that I believe the first mile was net uphill and into a gentle breeze so it may have been more of a even effort based race than the splits suggest.  All in all very happy and now I can ease off a bit into the rest of my taper Smile

                               

                              BTW - Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

                              5K: 16:44 (11/18)  |  10K: 36:09 (2/18)  |  HM: 1:17:15 (12/18)  |  FM: 2:48:58 (1/18)


                              Elite Jogger

                                Wow Weatherboy, that was some finish!  Big congrats on 2nd OA and PR. 👍

                                5k - 18:29 (2018)   10k - 37:53 (2018)   Half - 1:22:06 (2017)   Full - 2:51:32 (2016)

                                 

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