Am I being stupid.
Angela - Do these shorts have inbuilt motors in them? Jeez that's dear.
What is your budget? Is this going to be a regular thing? Or is this a one off?
Don't be jealous I was a sweaty mess by the end of that session.
havent been posting for a while as been soooo busy. cars still dead but oh well!!
little running for me as i expected.
wednesdays session was my last and its XC 2moro last of the season.
managed a new P.B on wednesday which is always good. 2.4 miles in 14.10 so very pleased with that. i think the pace was calculated at 5.54 m/m
hope everyones good and injury free
A pretty good week all around topped off with twenty miles in the crappy weather this morning. I tried to chuck in some MP miles and didn't do too bad
Here are the splits:
1 @ 9:03
2-7 8:29, 8:43, 8:43, 8:39: 8:49 8:47
8-11 9:21(a flooded road, don't ask) 8:59 8:56 8:40
12-16 8:13 9:25(Gels and a breather) 8:49 8:49 8:52
17-19 8:34 8:25 8:30
20 9:25 So 20 miles @ 8:49 avg
On a slight taper for the HM next sunday this coming week for me, how is everybody?
so no LSR for me yesterday. Was feeling a bit groggy and the weather scared me, so I decided to treat my mum to home cooked lancashire hotpot, and myself to an extra rest day instead. As Oirish says, taper for Half Mara this week, so would rather lean on the side of under training than over doing it this week. Still feeling a bit lethargic today if I'm honest. I think the trip took it out of me a bit and I just need some duvet time.
What's your goal time for the HM Oirish? I'm going for sub 1.57, but my training suggests I could do better, so I'm going to use your assessment of the course to help my pacing. Will go for 1L57 pace for the first 5 miles, and then try to speed up by 5-10s per mile for the next 5 miles and then do what i want (as long as its faster) for the last 3...
I am aiming for 1:40 to 1:45 but as it isn't the be all and end all for me and just something I entered for fun I'll take it as it comes. I'll set off at 1:40 pace but not going to kill myself to acheive it.
I took in the route as part of my LSR yesterday so that was good especially as I did the hilly section at 15 miles and not two as I will next sunday. North hill PAH!!!! I think it'll be fairly fast alright. If you are on pace by the time you get off Ipswich rd then you should be totally fine with maintaining it or getting faster.
I'll do a little jog around Shrub end fields in a bit with the dogs as a recovery run, 2-3 miles and then a hill session tomorrow, MLR done slowly Wednesday and something light Friday.
Will I see you in Ipswich on Saturday?
Yup, I'll be in Ipswich. Are you volunteering or running?
Looks like I'll be eating your dust in the Colchester half...perhaps I should wear my boost and have chia seeds in my drink
Angela - Sorry I thought I had already replied to your post. I'll be volunteering although I'm contemplating jogging to the train station. So a bit of both really.
How is everyone? I did 7 miles in the snow yesterday morning which took a fair bit out of me so I rested today in preparation for a bit of speedwork tomorrow and after that it is all systems go for the Half Marathon Sunday
Angela - If I put any kind of hat on I do have a Gnomish quality about me!
This weather is unbelieveable when I ran Tuesday it was through a snow blizzard on hilly fields and 12 hours later it was all gone. I'm looking forward to running in reasonable conditions today
this weeks been o.k in the sense ive done some good running.
tuesday- 4 miles easy as per schedule
yesterday- Club session, which consisted of hill speed work, very tough as we,ve got a marathon runner who's training for sub 3 so he's super quick at the moment. trying to keep up with his pace was fun .
still managed a quality session and was totally exhausted when on the cool down. 7ish miles (GPS lost signal weirdly) with the first and last 2 warm-up/cool down.
sounds like you two are rearing to go on sunday. good luck if i dont post from now until then.
wish i could come watch and cheer you both on! whats the target?? 1:30
Jason. 1:30? If I am not in the pub for midday opening I'll be very disappointed
I hink it is a vital component of all training plans for your last pre race run to be a shambles. The worse the better in my book.
A few things to keep you chipper
1) Better before rather than during your race
2) Your tapering so haven't missed much
3) You were probably a little tense because you wanted it to go so well rather than just doing and see how it goes as you would normally
4) You'll rest, put it to bed and be determined and noncomplacent sunday when you gallop around Colchester like the thoroughbred you are (note I avoided the word mare )
In summary IT'S ALL GOOOOD
@Oirish, if you're not in the pub for midday, something went very wrong! isnt the race start at 9?
Thanks for encouragement, I of course know that the terrible run was inevitable
So I'm in charge of Numbers tomorrow... I feel particularly qualified, as I know how to count!
Do you know your role??
No not yet. I'm glad I'm not doing the numbers, there are more than 20 runners and I want to keep my socks on
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