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« Reply #975 on: January 29, 2012, 05:44:20 PM »

huuuuuge 5k pb for me today

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had expected to take a little while longer to get to this point so need to reassess. next target 18 minutes

slow down ffs 

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« Reply #976 on: January 29, 2012, 05:50:30 PM »

huuuuuge 5k pb for me today

19:02

had expected to take a little while longer to get to this point so need to reassess. next target 18 minutes

slow down ffs 

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He didn't say he was trying to run non-stop for 30 minutes as a goal. 
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« Reply #977 on: January 29, 2012, 06:28:59 PM »

huuuuuge 5k pb for me today

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slow down ffs 

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He didn't say he was trying to run non-stop for 30 minutes as a goal. 

Thought the long term goal was to run non-stop for MORE than 30 minutes...assuming it'll take longer to complete a marathon.  Surely she's doing good by breaking it down into mini goals?
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« Reply #978 on: January 29, 2012, 06:59:53 PM »

huuuuuge 5k pb for me today

19:02

had expected to take a little while longer to get to this point so need to reassess. next target 18 minutes

slow down ffs 

fyp

He didn't say he was trying to run non-stop for 30 minutes as a goal. 

Thought the long term goal was to run non-stop for MORE than 30 minutes...assuming it'll take longer to complete a marathon.  Surely she's doing good by breaking it down into mini goals?


That's my point. The goal is to run for 30 minutes, but instead of doing this she might be going at a pace that's too fast at this stage.
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« Reply #979 on: March 11, 2012, 12:22:02 PM »

Bump... Has this diary run it's course?

Amazing day for a run today, I have just had my best hour of the week and it was free!
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« Reply #980 on: March 11, 2012, 12:28:01 PM »

No, I've just been injured for the past three weeks so nowt to say!

Getting some new running shoes tomorrow, hopefully will be able to run in them this week. Was meant to be doing the Silverstone Half today, but had to kick that into touch unfortunately.
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« Reply #981 on: March 11, 2012, 12:42:07 PM »

Jolly good, the weather today was a treat! I bought some new shoes last week and again you just feel a little more lifted in your running, I used to be about having the latest model but now not so much. I think I did the inaugural silverstone half in 2003, back then it was touted as the London marathon prep, I remember thinking this was a little weak. 3 laps from memory, one going backwards around the track, the second around the middle of the track and the third going the normal way. Not the best half but quite fun to run on the track!
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« Reply #982 on: March 11, 2012, 03:04:32 PM »

I did it in 2004 and have done it again since. A well organised half, and like you said ideal prep for London.
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« Reply #983 on: March 12, 2012, 07:05:16 PM »

sounds like silverstone was hellish temperature wise, lots of people pulling out not expecting it to be that hot

a friend of mine finished 5th overall
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« Reply #984 on: March 12, 2012, 07:43:14 PM »

The weather was hot because God thought I was running it. It wasn't that hot yesterday though.

The female runner from our tr24 team last year managed to win the ladies race.
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« Reply #985 on: March 12, 2012, 09:53:33 PM »

Got my new running shoes delivered today, and tried them on and they seem to fit well. Going to go for a run in the morning and see how they fair and also see how my ankle holds up.

I've been running in performance/racing shoes (even though I'm not a fast runner) previously as they have a limited amount of cushioning in the midsole, as opposed to the running shoes with substantial midsoles and lots of cushioning aimed at those who heel strike when they run.

Anyway, since I've moved house my usual runs are now on woodland trails, compacted gravel paths and some paved roads. I've got some trail shoes which are excellent when it's very muddy or deep snow. But I've been after a pair of shoes that are more 'minimalist', with little cushioning and a 'zero drop' from the heel to the front of the foot. This is supposedly the best structure of shoe for forefoot running, without a heel to interfere with the landing and a thin midsole to aid 'proprioception' - basically being able to feel the ground through your feet when you run as you would if you were running barefoot.

So the shoes I've got have this zero-drop and low profile, with a grippy sole for trail running (but also suitable for the road as well). They're the Merrell Trail Glove, and hopefully they'll be exactly what I was looking for.

Will report back tomorrow, assuming my ankle doesn't fail me.
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« Reply #986 on: March 12, 2012, 10:04:06 PM »

They look a bit like clown's shoes because of the large toe-box:

 
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« Reply #987 on: March 13, 2012, 12:54:13 PM »

Went out for a run this morning, and the ankle didn't suffer too much at all.  Could feel it before I started, but once I got going it was fine.  My left calf (it was my right ankle I'd injured) was tight though, right from the start of the run.  I guess it's been working overtime whilst my ankle has been sore.  That and the fact that I haven't been running for a good few weeks, although my right calf was perfectly fine.  If they're feeling OK I might go out for another short run tomorrow morning.

As for the new shoes, they felt good.  Very little difference in the way that I run previously, but the shoes definitely encourage a forefoot landing (and discourage a heel strike that can happen when I get tired and my form suffers, especially downhill).  Can definitely feel the ground more through my feet and I felt 'lighter footed' going through the technical trail bits (with lots of exposed roots and sharp stones).  They feel good on the road as well as on the trail parts of the route, which is what I was hoping for.  Not the best time to test the shoes, with me not having run for a few weeks and having had the ankle injury.  Should get a better idea over the next few weeks.
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« Reply #988 on: March 14, 2012, 11:14:16 PM »

The weather was hot because God thought I was running it. It wasn't that hot yesterday though.

The female runner from our tr24 team last year managed to win the ladies race.

I was speaking tonight to the guy who came 5th. he was saying it was fairly hot but the problem is the complete lack of shade at any point on the course so people were collapsing

been looking through his garmin readout for the race, his split times are remarkably consistent. I guess that's something to aim for, mine tend to very a lot
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« Reply #989 on: March 15, 2012, 07:48:35 AM »

Consistent or with a negative split is meant to be the key.

Sure you'll be fine though.
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