Training for my first 100km mountain race, Jan 2016

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Re: MY LOG: Sri Chinmoy 50km race, 27th April

#106 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Fri May 02, 2014 3:03 am

esqinchi wrote:Maybe you should come to the States and try a real ale! 8) :augenroller:

Man we actually have some really great beers here, these are some of my favourites... 8)


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Re: MY LOG: Training for a 1.30 half marathon

#107 Postby vegan_rossco » Fri May 02, 2014 12:58 pm

Why don't both of you come to the Isle of Wight! We can go to the ale house and dress up in union flag suits!
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Re: MY LOG: Training for a 1.30 half marathon

#108 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Sat May 03, 2014 6:14 am

LOL, sounds like a solid plan there Ross. Seriously though, when I next get over to the UK we do have to meet up okay ?!
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Re: MY LOG: Training for a 1.30 half marathon

#109 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Sat May 03, 2014 6:18 am

What an amazing day today was. We headed over to a little place called Diamond Harbour, found a great little cafe that served top coffee and the best vegan burger I have had in a long time. The girls loved it too, amazing scenery and a short cruise ride to get there and back. This is what life is all about aye :wink:


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Re: MY LOG: Training for a 1.30 half marathon

#110 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Sat May 03, 2014 6:22 am

Here's my burger-fueled lunch mmmmmmmmm...

Off to bed now, hoping to get up early enough to fit in a decent run of about 3hrs tomorrow morning.
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Re: MY LOG: Training for a 1.30 half marathon

#111 Postby esqinchi » Sat May 03, 2014 7:23 am

Those do look tasty, and strong!

Ross I'm game to take a trip across the pond. Might have to leave the lady at home haha!

I'm posting up pics of beer tonight since you've both tempted me!

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Re: MY LOG: Training for a 1.30 half marathon

#112 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Sat May 03, 2014 6:04 pm

Look forward to seeing what you are drinking !!

Well I'm going to have to do a night run tonight as I didn't wake up in time to fit a long run in. Have to go into work for a few hours today but luckily for me I love my job...
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Re: MY LOG: Training for a 1.30 half marathon

#113 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Mon May 05, 2014 2:37 am

Will write last nights' run up soon but man... it slammed me. It was only about 12km but the first 6km were running into a gale-force headwind and it felt like I was barely moving. Before I turned the corner which put the wind behind me (YAY) I think I had only managed to average a 5.30/km pace and I felt pretty smashed, but the homeward bound tailwind must have really helped me out as I finished up with a sub 5min/km pace :)
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Re: MY LOG: Training for a 1.30 half marathon

#114 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Mon May 05, 2014 5:19 am

A few cool race shots from last weekends ultra 8)


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QUICK FOOD & DRINK STOP, ABOUT 30km INTO THE RACE


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500m FROM THE FINISH LINE WITH NOT MUCH LEFT IN THE TANK


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"THAT'S IT, IT'S OVER? YEEHAA."
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MONDAY 5th MAY

#115 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Mon May 05, 2014 3:06 pm

MONDAY 5th MAY

RUN TYPE: TOUGH RUN IN GALE FORCE WIND (into a mad headwind for first 5km)
SHOES: BROOKS 'GHOST'
INTENSITY: 6/10

PRE-RUN BW: 132
POST RUN DIFF: -2.2lb

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DIST: 11.7km
TIME: 57:39

CALORIES: 882 (917cal/hr)

AVE SPD: 12.12kph
AVE PCE: 4.56min/km
MAX SPD: 15.39kph
MAX PCE: 3.53min/km


** Ran the last 7km in 30mins
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Re: MY LOG: Training for a 1.30 half marathon

#116 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Mon May 05, 2014 9:35 pm

Another great little run this morning, wanted to put in one a bit quicker than race pace and my goal was 13km in close to an hour. Will type it up later but managed to knock out 13.5km in 65mins, which I was happy with considering the very hot & windy conditions.


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TUESDAY 6th MAY

#117 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Tue May 06, 2014 3:21 am

TUESDAY 6th MAY

RUN: TOUGH SESSION IN HOT & WINDY CONDITIONS
SHOES: BROOKS 'GHOST'
INTENSITY: 7/10

PRE-RUN BW: 132.44
POST RUN DIFF: -3.08lb

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DIST: 13.5km
TIME: 1.05:00

CALORIES: 1,025 (946cal/hr)

AVE SPD: 12.44kph
AVE PCE: 4.49min/km
MAX SPD: 15.56kph
MAX PCE: 3.51min/km
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Re: MY LOG: Training for a 1.30 half marathon

#118 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Tue May 06, 2014 5:15 pm

WEDNESDAY 7th MAY

RUN: FASTED COMFORTABLE TEMPO
SHOES: BROOKS 'GHOST'
INTENSITY: 6/10

PRE-RUN BW: 132.88
POST RUN DIFF: -2.64

MP3:

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DIST: 5.303km
TIME: 24:20

CALORIES: 376 (927cal/hr)

AVE SPD: 13.07kph
AVE PCE: 4.35min/km
MAX SPD: 16.59kph
MAX PCE: 3.36min/km


** Legs and body in general felt really good this morning despite it only being a short run :P
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Re: MY LOG: Training for a 1.30 half marathon

#119 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Thu May 08, 2014 3:48 am

Just felt like a walk this morning for a change, so headed out to grab a coffee before work: 7km in 64mins.

Back to running tomorrow, hopefully a 20km'er.
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SATURDAY 10th MAY

#120 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Sat May 10, 2014 4:30 am

SATURDAY 10th MAY

RUN: COMFORTABLE
SHOES: BROOKS 'GHOST'
INTENSITY: 4/10

POST-RUN BW: 132

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DIST: 6.632km
TIME: 30:57

CALORIES: 479 (928cal/hr)

AVE SPD: 12.86kph
AVE PCE: 4.39min/km
MAX SPD: 17.06kph
MAX PCE: 3.31min/km


** Realised today that it's at least 6 or 7 months since I have done any weights at all :oops: Now that speed needs to be a factor in my training I'm figuring it's not going to do me any harm. I'm able to hold onto a bit of muscle just from the running, I took this quick photo tonight so I can see where I am starting from. This is my 'runners physique' ~ one that's around 10lb less than when I'm PL'ing


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