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Argentan, 28th and 15th edition(s)

October 5, 2013

Here we are again, back to the starting blocks of this ‘Og, for the 28th edition of the Argentan half-marathon… After a reasonable training season, only interrupted by the flu two weeks ago, I am about to leave for my 15th half-marathon there. As always, many parameters will impact both my pace and my position […]

Argentan half-marathon [1 23’38”-31/583-V2:1/111]

October 7, 2012

Early readers of the ‘Og might remember that the very first entry was about my 2008 half-marathon in Argentan! I was not particularly happy about the outcome, due to a recurrent tendinitis. In the subsequent races, I was injured for two years in a row and last year saw a combination of very hot weather […]

Argentan half-marathon [1 33’48”-29⁰-34/540-V2:4/97]

October 2, 2011

Terrible half-marathon! The weather had been unusually warm all over the week and it was 29⁰ (Celsius, alas!) in Argentan when we started the race… As I cannot stand the heat and my favourite temperature is about 25 degrees lower, it abode very poorly of the outcome. There were about 680 registered runners but only […]

Not back from Argentan

October 4, 2009

The half-marathon in Argentan took place yesterday and, out of sheer masochism, I looked at the results of the first runners. This is more than frustrating as, even with my poor time from last year, I would have made it in the first ten V1’s (1:24;36) and before the first V2 (1:22:40)… But I have […]

Training for Argentan

September 4, 2009

In preparation for the Argentan half-marathon, I have set up the following training plan: Week 1: one 12×200 session (36″) and one 12×300 session (57″), plus four recovery sessions Week 2: one 5×800 session (1’45”) and one 12×300 (56″) session, one  25mn threshold session and three recovery sessions Week 3: one 6×1000 session and one […]