Monday, 28 September 2009

Long Run

Friday night was the first of the "long runs" leading up to the Norwich Half Marathon on 28 November. The route was from the railway station at Hackbridge in Surrey back to Ashtead and was a total of 9.45 miles over reasonably hilly territory. At this stage, the run is designed to be below eventual race pace as a feeler towards longer distances.

In fact, I ran at Marathon pace (roughly) and covered the course in 1.19.59 at 8.27 minutes per mile. In new money this is 15.22 km at 5.15 per km.

Friday, 25 September 2009

It's all his fault

The inspiration.....

The Start

It's now official: I am entering the 2010 London Marathon. This will be my fourth London Marathon: 1992, 1998 and 2004 being the previous three. PB of 3.45 in 2004.

Limited training so far. List excludes treadmill runs:

9 September: 8.51 miles in 1.14.31 (ave pace 8.43 per mile) a delibereately slow exploratory training "jog" from Carshalton to Ashtead.

14 September: 6 miles in 45.24 (ave pace 7.34) a hard pace run round Hyde Park

21 September: 8.12 miles in 1.04.12 (ave pace 7.54 per mile) a pace run round Hyde Park

24 September: 6 miles in 45.07 (ave pace 7.31 per mile) a hard pace run round Hyde Park