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excellent session - good speed and with 13 miles plus good endurance too. Important to get sorted on the lower back etc - hardest training almost behind you now.
Dr Vice? Really? LOL.
Not much running here, life intervened. I have a HM on Sunday though, so it's just a bit of extra taper. Not too worried.
Petronius? is that the new name for a catfish?
I will not scold you about your pre and post meals (your post meal run actually hit really good recovery levels for carbs and protein but not sure if that "just happened" or was planned! Planning your food in busy days is something to work on beyond Paris!
Will start to talk about taper soon, can't believe we are already coming to that stage!
Hi Roger - good to see that your training is still going well with 'taper time' in sight now!
Am keen to hear what pace you plan to run your last long run (20 miles?) on the weekend and if your nutrition plan will change for the final 3 weeks.
another good medium length run today, which most would be a hard run but was a relatively easy one for you after the day before! re Sunday - don't think you need to go too fast after having done so many long runs and so many tempo efforts like Thursday and speed endurance reps like Wednesday.
It's cotton wool time for you now Roger!
Stafford Half for me today. 3rd lady in 1.24.51. It is a PB but I have to admit I was hoping for a bit faster. The ferocious headwind from 6 - 12 miles put paid to that on the day. I'm sure I could have run a full minute or more faster on a calmer day. 2nd lady said she was over a minute down on what she was expecting as well. Still, it can't be that windy in London as it's built up and there will be loads of runners to hide behind.
Well done on the PB Speedy, particularly in those conditions. Don't think you'll need to worry about similar conditions for London judging by today... Glorious weather down here. Ran 23 slow miles (meant to be 22 but hard to gauge these things once you factor in tourist weaving...) Including final 5 of VLM route. Good group outing and really enjoyed it.
Hope you had a good last long run, Roger.
Well done on the PB Cc2
good effort on the 23 Rob, another good long session banked.
i managed a 20 today, last big run before the big day. Felt really good at 10 miles doing 7.15-7.30 so pickedup the pace and did the last 10 around marathon pace, this was a bit variable due to undulating terrain, I ran on footpaths and bridal ways through the the countryside via Weathampstead to St Albans. Pace coming back between 6.35-7.15 but mostly around 6.45. My garmin went on the blink so I popped back and picked up my old garmin, can't seem to download the run at the mo. overall a good week. the last 13 wks have gone really well, PB's and no injuries, it has all gone to plan so far. Now I must get the taper right! I've gone wrong here before!
Erm, didn't Steve tell you NOT to do anything fast today?
You seem to be going from strength to strength, Roger. So that's the last of your (long) long runs? Like CC2 says, cotton wool time. Great work on the PB CC2; looking like you're right on track - and you too Rob, easing things back from here on in?
Alas, I still haven't laced up the running shoes since I last checked in. That's me been out of action for over a month now; can't put into words how frustrating it feels, having built up nicely to the 20-milers and felt like everything was going so well. Have been doing a bit of swimming to keep the cardio/fitness up (though I'm definitely more of a land animal and struggle to motivate myself to get to the pool...), and have been getting physio treatment of the shin and calf. Signs of recovery this past week, so this next week is crunch time: if I can get back out running before the weekend, then I might just make it to the VLM start line!
How about you Steve, any update on your recovery? Still harbouring hopes of making it to the start line?
yes that's not what I would call relaxed and easy Roger. You did not need to go that quick after what you have done the last week
well done on the half CC2 - worth more.
Sorry to hear Cookbox. Was given all clear on Friday to start running and did parkrun at half effort yesterday but achilles still not right and not fit enough to contemplate it so can't see anyway can do it. Did 87 miles on bike instead this morning in frustration.
Just finished posting on James thread that I will be putting taper nutrition pointers up this week! Will post this on all threads.
Roger, please don't overcook it listen to Steve!
Best of luck with your last few weeks of training Roger, sounds like you are in great shape.
Out of interest, what are your new PBs now you've been through the bulk of your training?
It's good that you can run that fast and feel that easy and hope it's the same in Paris! I'm sure it will be.
I'm sure what you did Sunday was fine and was no excessive than most were running this weekend but it came at the end of a hard week and you might have had more energy this week had you an easier Sunday run.
I think you are right Steve, I will stick to the plan.
thanks Ruth, I look forward to your taper tips, I need to ensure I don't keep eating as much as the training load diminishes I think.
TimL sadly have not done any 5 or 10 km races. Half marathon pb is down from1.23.42 to 1.19.00.
i can tell you at 6.18 miles on my half the time was 37.23 previous 10k time 37.32 so I am sure I could smash that! I do have a 5 k race on the last Friday of the month, 1 week before the marathon that Steve thinks will be fine to race, see if I can knock a bit of time off 17.42.
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