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kinboshi

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Re: The Loneliness of a Long-Distance Runner-Runner
« Reply #45 on: March 11, 2009, 11:42:22 AM »
Yesterday was a rest day after the 16-miles on Monday.  So today I got up and was planning on either running 8-miles (standard morning run), or going for a 4-mile run at a faster pace. 

I decided on the 4-miler, and managed it at 7:09/mile pace - which is the fastest I"ve done so far. 

Tomorrow will be another rest day (in preparation for the half on Sunday), and I"ll probably do a gentle run on Friday.  I"ve got a hockey match on Saturday, but have told the captain that I"d rather not play, but will be available as a sub if necessary.  Ideally, I won"t have to play.

Looking forward to Sunday, and it should be a good indicator as to how well the training"s going.
"Running hurts up to a point and then it doesn't get any worse."  Ann Trason

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Re: The Loneliness of a Long-Distance Runner-Runner
« Reply #46 on: March 11, 2009, 11:47:31 AM »
Sounds like you"re getting the miles in Dan.  Keep up the hard work.  ;D

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Re: The Loneliness of a Long-Distance Runner-Runner
« Reply #47 on: March 11, 2009, 11:52:38 AM »
Be glad when it"s done to be honest!  Keep getting offers of nights out on the lash, and am turning them down...
"Running hurts up to a point and then it doesn't get any worse."  Ann Trason

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Re: The Loneliness of a Long-Distance Runner-Runner
« Reply #48 on: March 11, 2009, 18:10:59 PM »

Be glad when it"s done to be honest!  Keep getting offers of nights out on the lash, and am turning them down...



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Re: The Loneliness of a Long-Distance Runner-Runner
« Reply #49 on: March 11, 2009, 20:18:53 PM »
Yes, but imagine how many beers I"ve earned with all this training and abstinence.
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Re: The Loneliness of a Long-Distance Runner-Runner
« Reply #50 on: March 15, 2009, 19:00:29 PM »
Just got back from Silverstone.

Had all my excuses lined up this morning - I had to play a full hockey match yesterday, I didn"t get an early night because of the boxing, it was really warm today so the heat would slow me down, etc.

BUT - I managed to run it in 1h 38m - which works out at 7m/24s mile pace, so faster than my target time.

Going to download my splits for each mile to see how I ran it, but I know that I was really struggling at 12 miles.  
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Re: The Loneliness of a Long-Distance Runner-Runner
« Reply #51 on: March 15, 2009, 19:00:39 PM »
Here are my splits (the total distance I ran was 13.3 miles according to my GPS whatsit, rather than the 13.1 miles which is the shortest distance you can run on the course):

Mile - pace
1 - 7:14
2 - 7:24
3 - 7:23
4 - 7:24
5 - 7:26
6 - 7:30
7 - 7:28
8 - 7:24
9 - 7:22
10 - 7:30
11 - 7:14
12 - 7:30
13 - 7:45 (I was hurting)
last .3 of a mile - 6:11 (still had enough for a sprint finish)

Quite pleased with that to be honest.
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Re: The Loneliness of a Long-Distance Runner-Runner
« Reply #52 on: March 15, 2009, 19:23:00 PM »
Excellent effort Dan, defo not racing you in the near future!
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Re: The Loneliness of a Long-Distance Runner-Runner
« Reply #53 on: March 15, 2009, 19:26:35 PM »
Good effort Dan, WD!

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Re: The Loneliness of a Long-Distance Runner-Runner
« Reply #54 on: March 16, 2009, 15:55:17 PM »


Nice one Dan

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Re: The Loneliness of a Long-Distance Runner-Runner
« Reply #55 on: March 17, 2009, 09:29:48 AM »
Did 8 miles this morning - @ 7:24 pace.  Looks like my accelerator is stuck.  Well consistency isn"t a bad thing...
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Re: The Loneliness of a Long-Distance Runner-Runner
« Reply #56 on: March 23, 2009, 14:16:57 PM »
Did 17 miles this morning (nice getting up at 5:00).  It wasn"t comfortable at all.  From 15 onwards I was struggling, but hopefully that was due to lack of sleep, the running I did on Saturday playing hockey and also the fact that I didn"t take a drink out with me.  Now I"m doing more than 12 miles, it"s getting to the stage that I have to have a drink of something as I run, otherwise the tank hits empty and it"s a struggle.

Still got a few more long runs (19 miles and 22 miles hopefully), so will see how they go.  
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Re: The Loneliness of a Long-Distance Runner-Runner
« Reply #57 on: March 23, 2009, 14:17:04 PM »
I"ve had an idea.  I"ve just got a G1 phone - otherwise known as the "Google Phone".

Google has released a service called "latitude" that means you can transmit and share your location with others.  I was thinking of using the phone to show where I am on the course for anyone who wants to follow it (that"ll be my mum and dad then).  Might be interesting.
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Re: The Loneliness of a Long-Distance Runner-Runner
« Reply #58 on: March 23, 2009, 14:21:42 PM »
Sounds good. If I"m really bored that Sunday morning, I"ll be sure to look you up.

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Re: The Loneliness of a Long-Distance Runner-Runner
« Reply #59 on: March 23, 2009, 14:27:09 PM »

Sounds good. If I"m really bored I can be bothered to get up that Sunday morning, I"ll be sure to look you up.


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