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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 […]

Back from Argentan

October 5, 2008

Wow, this race was tough (or tougher than last year)! As posted before, I think the overall track is faster on objective grounds. But… the steep slope on the 7th k, just at the entrance of the forest, and the unceasing headwind on large parts of the track have changed those grounds to slow me […]