Minni v Dubai Dave
When looking at MyAscis for a 3.30 marathon, my longest mileage during the whole 16 weeks is 30 miles. I was expecting to see something closer to 50.
Hopefully the coaches will be able to tweak (or totally change) them.
8 miles for me this eve at GA pace - felt freat - first run since bonking my head!
Treble for me today - although only about 9 miles in total. First run was recovery after last night, second was hills [sort of had to be to get home!] and the third was a tempo run to keep me warm until the heating got into action - we don't put it on timer and the warmest room in the house was 10 degrees when i got home.
Checked the official results for last Sunday - 11 people were DQ'd for wearing Ipods contrary to entry form and pre-race announcement. I was 11th overall and would have won the FV50 if I hadn't been a FV60 [well I know what I mean.........]
I don't suppose Mora would approve of doing a 50 mile off road event the week before TM
You have been busy overnight
I have always kept the 14 - 17 mile long runs in all year regardless of what I'm training for and have never had any problems going back to the 20 milers when needed, so it works!
ST / MrZ I might well enter the 1/2 at Challenge Henley just so I can come along for the Craic.
Well I did swim yesterday, then ran 10K slowly last night. This morning I cycled pre dawn and will do speed work tonight, still not 100% but not sick enough to do nowt either.
I went Christmas shopping at the mall last night and did the whole lot in 2.5 hours which included dinner in PF Changs, hardly another person in the mall, the joys of living in a muslim country! The other plus is that the Mall is a 2 minute drive from home. Boy am I going to be screwed in Wiltshire
Morning! Done my Xmas shopping on Amazon.
loving the new emoticons!
Woke this morning to a temperature of 0.2 degrees [not a mistake] inside our bedroom. I know we think heating a house in the morning is pointless since we are up and out within 15 minutes - but this takes things to a whole new level. In fact once dressed minus 3 degrees outside felt positively balmy! Good run into work and will be lecturing at 9.00am wearing my 'Bah Humbug' hat, assuming any of the final years manage to get there in time!
DD: as you say - you are going to be seriously screwed in Wiltshire
AA: we could save ourselves a lot of effort if we didn't bother getting on in the first place
I agree with Paul and Sarah.....will defiitely be sticking around!
O4S - That's one cold bedroom
Struggled with my run last night, as the pavements were very icy. It was hard to find any traction. I'm glad I managed a lunch time session too. Is their any negatives of breaking runs up into smaller runs if you still get the same daily mileage in? Sometimes I find it hard during the week to have a dedicated time to do it all at once?
Shady: Splitting them up occasionally can get you used to running on tired legs, which is always a good idea, but obviously you need to get in plenty of the longer continuous runs as well. In the winter I do find that two or three shorter runs a day fit are easier to do and it means that at least some of your running is in daylight. When i did the three shorter runs yesterday the last one was the faster run - legs tired after half on Sunday, tempo run Monday and 2 earlier sessions - so you get the feel of how trying to keep the pace up towards the end of a marathon will be.
DD - You'll be OK in Wiltshire, can't beat Swindon for a shopping experience.
Paul - With your times for 10K and HM, with the right training 3:30 and below is very doable.
Ady - Doing doubles help get the mileage up, I'll be doing doubles all next week cause I'm on night shift, but you still need to get the longer runs in. ie doing 2 x 5 milers in a day does n't equal running a 10 miler.
Day off work today so just over 11 frosty miles done at 7:42 avg. Rest of day to be spent Xmas shopping and catching up on TV.
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