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jda M50

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About Me
Dubious and reluctant mid-life (~2011, early 40s) recruit to running, surprised to find it enjoyable!

Got my sub-40m 10k at the end of 2013, followed by a sub-3 marathon at Chesterfield in Sept 2014 and then 2:54 in Manchester 2016 (pic above). Further gradual improvement to 2:51 and 2:48 in 2017 and 18, both at Mancs again. A result of accrued experience and gently increasing mileage. Kept chipping away with 2:47 in 2019 and also a 10k PB.

Lifetime goal of 2:45 still seems just tantalisingly out of reach though, and age will surely catch up eventually. But it doesn't seem as impossible as it felt a few years ago when I had barely broken 3h. I'll keep plugging on and see where I get to. There still should be some PBs to come at all distances unless I get injured...sub-18, 37 and 80 at 5,10 and half are all in sight now.
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How do you pick yourself up when you need to?
Beer, a curry, a good run, a cat on my lap.
Recent Blogs
A tale of three races Feb 2020
Outlook for 2020 Jan 2020
Reasons to be cheerful Dec 2019
Magic marathon plan Nov 2019
Yorkshire report and post-mortem Oct 2019
Recent Training
5th Dec
General 9.5mi 1:23:50
3rd Dec
General 10.6mi 1:21:38
2nd Dec
General 12.6mi 56:43
2nd Dec
General 12.6mi 1:03:26
1st Dec
General 5.1mi 56:34
12 Month Benchmarks Run Bike
Mile 5:44 1:59
5k 18:18 6:49
5mi 32:37 11:30
10k 40:57 15:38
10mi 1:16:10 26:02
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Recent Threads
Cricket Thread
Coronavirus discussion thread
The Environment Thread :-)
World Chess Championship
Coronavirus **support** thread
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