Comfy but lacking in support! I'll try the rest of my training runs in the new and see what happens.
EF, hope you survive the cold! Shouldn't have tempted fate
I've just gone through my splits for my 8*800s last Thursday and the pace of those was generally slower than my race at the weekend - admittedley, they were in to the wind and the icy rain was lashing down and I was on my own. Still just goes to show how I react to the excitement of a race!!
Happy tapering, we're almost there!!!
I'm sure we had a discussion about cross training during taper two years ago on this forum and there was no real consensus. What I do is taper cross training volume about the same percentage as I taper running volume, but keep intensity. I guess you should just do what will get you to the starting line with that happy balance of reduced fatuige but maintained fitness......
Great PB FH. Hope you sort out the wardrobe issues. I have to say, I'd be tempted to go for the shoes I was sure about (as long as they don't have loads of mileage in them!)
EF is it still snowing in Scotland?! Crikey thats bad luck. Lets hope it warms up (just a tad) for London or I'll be a bit chilly in my club vest on race day.
5 x 1k today felt almost good.
Ha, that's the great thing about advice, we know what's right and will quite happily pass on these wise words, you just don't quite believe enough to put it into action for yourself
Out in the hail with friends yesterday for 4*5 mins! 7 miles in total. Your tempo is also longer as I've only got to do 6 miles this week, with a mere 2 at maximum effort, followed by 10 at my optimistic marathon pace at the weekend. I'm excited now!!!
I'm on holiday from my normal sedentary job and am quite knackered with life away from the desk.
I've plugged all the data into my Amstrad CPC464 which has worked out that a week of impromptu beach cricket, touch rugby (with 8 and 6 year old adversaries) and country walks plus three courses at lunch, are EXACTLY equal to one cross-training session.
HB - children are definitely an all round workout!!!
RR we all know that customer service is a thing of the past, but nice try though!! I need to get out for 10 at MP and am procrastinating ... on the plus side the sun is shining ... but there is a slight breeze ...
EF, hope you manage to keep that cold at bay and as for times, have a look back over your training, you may well be in better shape than you thought and if all your runs have been consistently quicker (which it seems to me, from what you've posted, is the case) then perhaps you have underestimated your current potential. I'm not a good one to comment because I'll always start off at my most optimistic goal pace and will need to hang on towards the end but I still think this gets me a quicker overall time. All the proper advice would be to start conservatively and push from 20 miles if you think you have it in you. Make sure you get you strategy sorted before you get to the start line - indecision will not help ;-)
Not a steady MP effort for the 10 today and average pace was a little bit quicker than I meant but I thought I had to make up for 3 slower miles in the middle and hammered the last couple. I know, I missed the point of the run, still I know where I went wrong and I'm determined to work on mental strength and discipline before I get to the start! Barring any major blow up, this time next week it will all be over!!
Followed by the chip removal, finisher photo, baggage collection and walk to horseguards, back on the tube, finally a bath and a cup of tea!!!
good efforts everyone.
My MP run today was a shade quicker than it should have been as well. I would have decribed it as a "fairly aggressive" MP effort. Felt easier than last week and was slightly faster. 5:56min/mile average giving an unofficial 10 mile PB. (I have never raced a 10miler before)
Like FH, I need to be more diciplined in a week's time. I am determine to set off at a more conservative pace and avoid the usual marked slow down in the final 2 miles - we shall see!!
just 6 x 400 then a piffling 3 miles at MP to go!!
We'll be on the train back home by now this time next week if all oes well.
World fastests Paula Radcliffe and Moses Mosop struggled today in their respective races.....
oh my marathon shoes have developed a tiny hole in the upper today and I'm not sure whether to wear them ot get a new pair for next week. My only other shoes a properly light racing flats which I use for my speed sessions. They would probably have a bit too little protection.
I also have shoe dilema now!!!
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