...and the beat goes on...
Hi everyone. Back from a little break on the Olde Island and back now in the land of chocolate and beer. Haven't read back but I I se on this page a cracking new HM PB from Simon - wow - 4 mins something off is excellent. For all those struggling on your long runs and feeling like you are expiring in the last couple of miles - well done - keep up the good work. It is supposed to be tiring. This deep fatigue is an indicator you are training properly. It is the stress to your body that prepares the way for adaptation (aka - getting stronger). So be reassured, not worried. If your long runs were feeling easy all the time - well that would be a reason for concern.
Got in a couple of runs in the UK including a very icy run up and over one of the Moors in Chesterfield. There was a road on the top which was just compacted ice and I was wibbly-wobbling all over the place as I hadn't taken trail shoes with me. Thankfully, very little traffic.
Had my first outing in SHORTS today which always feels lovely. A sign that good things are to come. Almost 22km, taking it pretty to steady to begin with but pressed on a bit in the final third (Strava always counts waiting time and I met someone in the parc who wanted tochat about my dog*). Nice to clock a HM time of 1:33:26 on the watch and maybe an indicator that I can perhaps turn up my training intensity a notch. I'd like to add a bit of base mileage so I have the platform for adding some LT stress.
*It's a doubly nice feeling seeing my Border Collie curled up in a ball, tired out. This almost never happens
Anyway, nice to be back. Have I missed anything important?
Dark Vader - that's awesome!!! Well done you!
Half marathon PB for me today - recorded 1:42:26 on my watch so I'm delighted (my previous PB of 1:47:12 was set in 2008 while training for my first marathon & I haven't touched it since). Very happy indeed, especially after a really tough session last week where my 20 miler felt hard all the way.
Anyone looking for a Paris Marathon entry? I have two I can no longer use.
DV you are a monster as ever. 21.4 for me at the Buttermere round in 2:35. A respectable outing and a course PB by a whisker- 1 second faster than last year!
Very promising clag, racing and hard training don't mix, but this will pay off as you wind down to race day.
+1 for all that's been said, PC and James. This is the hardest part of the training and you're aiming to be prepared at the Start...not for the runs you did, tired, some 7 weeks before. Tomorrow's the start of a new week.
And well done, all the racers! What a lift, Simon and Clag.If today's weather was inspiring, you're going to love the Paris spring. *Where are you, Denis? 'sounds as if you had a great day out, too. *
A 36 mile comeback....It's tiring just to think about it.I'm off for a lie down,DV.
Well done all, sounds like some impressive running today.
Simon, Clag - Well done on the PB's
DV - Awesome as always!
TD - Amazing half marathon time..........in a training run!
Nice running RR/TJB.
Finished work at 1pm today, and headed out as soon as!! Think spring or maybe our summer has arrived - 11 degrees 10.6 miles D&D all very slow but quite a consistent pace. Never had any water with me today, and learnt that working from 7-1, and only having 2 mugs of green tea was not clever fuelling for my run. Stopped by mums for some water but in future I think I need to prepare slightly better!
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