Running thread for 2019


#141

Apparently I covered 5.6km in 30m 17s although Strava crashed for a few seconds so I had to go into the app to continue it. So that means I did 5km in about 27m. That seems good enough.


#142

I hope that was supposed to be 2x3 and 2x2 rather than 23 or 22, otherwise that’s an utter beast of a session!


#143

23 mins followed by 23 mins. Both at 5k pace. Go!


#144

30 seconds recovery should be enough between those, right?


#145

Haha whoops. Yes, you’re correct. They’d still be picking bits of me up of the track if it was 23 and 22!


#146

just had to go one better didn’t you!? :roll_eyes: :wink:

Well done man, keep it up :slight_smile:


#147

It is purely that I have very long legs I would imagine, don’t worry :slightly_smiling_face:


#148

Im 2m tall :sob: :laughing:


#149

Oh. Well I guess you probably gave similar length of legs to me but a longer body and thus need to do more work to move it.

I also run first thing in the morning which helps a lit. In the evening there is only death.


#150

what sort of temps you have over there?

running in our summer last year nearly killed me :expressionless:

quite like the crisp weather we have atm. just a shame its dark on weekdays


#151

It’s a nice 16 degrees at around 6 here. At 5.30 Brisbane time it was like 23 degrees or something awful.


#152

Died on my arse doing 6 miles at marathon tempo this morning. Probably because we did it around queens park (hilly) and i was wearing a massive back pack. Going to track next time for it. :sweat_smile:

Mainly amazed I actually got up at 5:30 to jog over to meet a mate and do it. If you said to me this time last year I’d be getting up that early to do 8 miles before work I’d have laughed in your sorry face.


#153

What’s “marathon tempo” for you?


#154

5:20 per km (3hr 45 target). Will adjust up, down or keep same depending on how I feel end of Jan.


#155

Yeah, that’s quick. I’m probably looking at the 9:30-10 per mile for mine (around 4:20-4:30 target). Reckon I should be able to do that relatively comfortably, but I won’t really know until I start hitting the longer distances. I’ve done halves at sub 9 minute miling, but I’m kidding myself if I think I maintain that for another 13 miles. The last three of a half tend to be considerably slower than the rest.


#156

Achilles has gone. Physio appointment tomorrow :crossed_fingers:


#157

Aren’t you getting boozed up the way around as well? :smile:

Think as long as you get the distance in training you’ll be reet. I’m basing mine just on how I ‘should’ feel after the training programme, so still v flexible! To be honest if it goes tits up I can fall back on sub 4, and if that goes then just enjoy the experience.


#158

Ah crap, sorry to hear Aggs. How bad?


#159

Hasn’t popped so that’s good. But tried to strap it and go for a jog yesterday and it was painful and had no power coming from it. Especially going uphill. Think (hope) it’ll just be a couple of weeks resting it but may have to reshuffle the training plan a bit after that


#160

There will be booze involved, yes.

This really is a “can I finish?” target, but I need to run it and anything less than 10 minuting miling feels like walking pace.