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Re: Official Gym Thread

Posted: Fri May 30, 2014 10:31 am
by Casino
A couple of mates of mine did that a while back, they'd both be quite fit and in good shape. One of them got sick on the first day. Said it was fine though after about a week. They'd done two weeks when I was chatting to them last, must ask them how they found the rest of it/ if they finished it

Re: Official Gym Thread

Posted: Sat May 31, 2014 10:44 pm
by dwayne
Starting to get a bit nervous, I should really be asleep already. Will report back tomorrow, hopefully I'll do alright!

Re: Official Gym Thread

Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 4:20 am
by Jack
good luck Dwayne

Re: Official Gym Thread

Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 11:31 am
by dwayne
Toughest thing I've ever done in my life, course is much tougher than Dublin. My splits are pretty bad, 2nd half nearly 20 minutes slower. Had to stop and walk repeatedly after 14 miles.

Personal best at least, 3:48:09 according to my watch. 3:30 pavers are just too fast for me over 26 miles.

Re: Official Gym Thread

Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 12:15 pm
by maradara
Had my first yoga class. Meh
i am not flexible

Re: Official Gym Thread

Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:40 pm
by Panther
christ i hate the gym

i used to go quite a bit but recently I've stopped..i went the other day and i couldn't do half the stuff i used to be able to do

very disheartening :(

Re: Official Gym Thread

Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:48 pm
by stateofyouboy
Just keep going, you'll get back to where you were a lot quicker than it took to get there the first time!

Re: Official Gym Thread

Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:50 pm
by stateofyouboy
Well done Dwayne!

Looking at yoga myself data, always had problems with my flexibility and it leads to various injuries

Re: Official Gym Thread

Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:04 pm
by enemies/friends
Superb time Dwayne.

Is Dublin relatively flat?

Re: Official Gym Thread

Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:23 pm
by dwayne
Apparently it actually has more elevation than Derry, it's just more gentle. Seems to have a lot of small climbs, whereas Derry has 2 massive ones and a couple other fuckers (including after 25 miles, which I thought was a joke).

Was chatting to a guy who was going for the over 70s Irish record today. he was running in the 3:30 pacer group. Lost him when I dropped off at 14 miles, but that's pretty fucking impressive.....under 3:30 at 71 years old!

Re: Official Gym Thread

Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:31 pm
by enemies/friends
I was up in Derry today too, didn't even click the marathon was the one you did!

I did a 10k a couple of weeks back, did the first 5k in 24 minutes which was a bit harder than I was planning to go out, but I was holding it fine, then after 7.5km there was a hill like something out of hell. Absolutely killed me and I ended up finishing in about 53 minutes.

I can only imagine what a hill after 25 miles of a marathon would do to me!

Re: Official Gym Thread

Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:37 pm
by never_green
i did my 3rd 10k of the year this morning, the plan was to do under 50m but my back/side has been at me for the past 2 weeks

decided to simply do it at a consistent 5.30/k as anything faster was painful enough, ended up doing 53.59 when i was thinking i'd struggle to even finish

delighted that i can now do sub 55 minutes without even pushing myself

Re: Official Gym Thread

Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 12:35 am
by dwayne
Panther wrote:christ i hate the gym

i used to go quite a bit but recently I've stopped..i went the other day and i couldn't do half the stuff i used to be able to do

very disheartening :(
Just do it like this guy;

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Re: Official Gym Thread

Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 3:53 am
by maradara
stateofyouboy wrote:
Looking at yoga myself data, always had problems with my flexibility and it leads to various injuries
It was like th guy (who looked exactly like a yoga instructor from tbe simpsons would) was mocking me with some of tbe contorted shit he was doing.
If i do it again, it will be with 2 mats to keep my boney ass off the floor.

Re: Official Gym Thread

Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:36 am
by frank castle
congrarts dwayne and ng.

i haven't run for about 3 weeks now. now that i've moved house and will have exams out of the way i'll be making a timetable that will be mostly morning runs.

i have a half towards the end of this month and need to start training for berlin.

Re: Official Gym Thread

Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 3:18 pm
by eventSecurity
dwayne wrote:Toughest thing I've ever done in my life, course is much tougher than Dublin. My splits are pretty bad, 2nd half nearly 20 minutes slower. Had to stop and walk repeatedly after 14 miles.

Personal best at least, 3:48:09 according to my watch. 3:30 pavers are just too fast for me over 26 miles.
Great time all the same, thats class

Re: Official Gym Thread

Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:15 am
by dwayne
They're looking for pacers for DCM (saw it mentioned on boards).....I dunno if I'd be right for it at all, but thinking of offering to do 4:30 or 4:40.

Re: Official Gym Thread

Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:17 pm
by eventSecurity
I think they need you to have run a certain amount of Marathons at much quicker paces. Id say for 4:30, they might need you to have done 3:30

I could be wrong of course

Re: Official Gym Thread

Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:32 pm
by dwayne
For 4:30, they say to run a sub 4:00 recently, and for 4:40 a sub 4:05. Recent sub 3:30 time if you want to be a 4:00 pacer, it seems.

4:30 would be slightly longer than 10 minute miles, I think I could well manage it. The problem would be to try and hit that each mile, of course.

Re: Official Gym Thread

Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:40 pm
by eventSecurity
Jesus yeah, my timing is all over the place. Ye would be well able for it

Training for DCM starts in 3 weeks myself, dunno what time to aim for, maybe 3:45.
What was your goal time for Derry, what did you train for again?