Minni v Dubai Dave
Think I've managed to read back through - loads of epic runs being completed in the snow/rain and wind!
DD - sorry to read that illness derailed your marathon, but what an awesome effort and great result!
AA - great to get that first 20 out of the way - and on the treadmill, you are hardcore
O4S - you've had such bad luck with the weather interupting your runs recently - hope the flooding stays away!
Barry - super fast 5 miler, well done!
Mr Z - awesome time on feet run.
Ventured out on 1 run mid week, 4 miles, the paths were all frozen so ended up running in the road and dodging cars, not much fun, so didn't venture out again! Been to spin twice though, this morning the bionic woman had us doing seated climbs and standing sprints, glutes are definitely getting stronger with all the high gear climbs
So which way are people choosing their training MPs? Using current pbs to judge it or basing it on the time you want to achieve in the marathon?
OOmpa - sorry because I know I've asked you this before but I keep forgetting. What is your marathon pb? I've given you a column on the Team Minni PB Sheet (you can also take this as confirmation you are now a fully fledged member of the team having passed all the tests ) then I don't need to keep asking!
I used to try to train to the time I wanted to do in a race and always failed but now I train to current fitness and have achieved pbs from that. I remember Nell saying she wanted sub 3 and just trained to those paces. She did achieve it albeit with a bit positive split.
DD, really well done for continuing when under the weather and still getting such an awesome time, and at the same time such a shame that you didn't get to see what you could have done as you were flying in your training.
Some great long runs being banked including in the snow and on the dreadmill.
I was struggling to get the training in at the start of this week, but I've done better over the last few days to get in some cycling.
At long last I made it to a physio today. Have some strengthening exercises to do and a new stretch to add to my repertoire. Problems seem to be coming from my weak ankles, although I've also got weak glutes and tight calves. Feeling positive that I should be able to get back up and running again, although the target is likely to be short distances this year.
Minni- 're MP ..I suppose the starting point for me is my last marathon and then look at how I'm running in March to decide what pace to try in the race itself with the benefits of taper. I will probably try one tempo a week from next month at the pace I would ideally like to run at and add a few miles each week to the taper. if I find that too difficult to maintain I will drop the pace . I'll probably do this on the TM. Probably more scientific ways of doing it but that's what I plan unless someone suggests a better way
Becsa- good to see you back .
AA- very nice MP average overall run and total for the week . Another week begins ...
Minni wrote (see) I could tell you Oompa but then I'd have to kill you. I went from 3:28 to 3:20 and you've G??tterd??mmerung speed than me so hopefully sub 3:15 will be yours. Minni - Can I have some of that G-terd speed, was that the secret to a sub 3:30 mara
Minni wrote (see)
I could tell you Oompa but then I'd have to kill you. I went from 3:28 to 3:20 and you've G??tterd??mmerung speed than me so hopefully sub 3:15 will be yours.
Alright all. 18 done today along the river Lea to Broxborne wit blustery strong winds - but in the sun at least. But I can't say it was enjoyable. In fact I was cursing marathon training for the last 4 miles. But I'm on schedule and taming the demons. Don't know why some of you have the long run as you favourite workout. Give me intervals on the track anyday!
DD - sorry to hear things didn't go quite to plan - I suppose it is a reason to have a backup marathon in the bag for a month later and sit out the race if you are ill. Am thinking about siging up for Milton Keynes again for that very reason.
2old/Chick/Spoons/Red/Ant - Good runs in difficult conditions.
Oompa - Nice TM session in the heat. Learn to embrace the joy of treadmill running.
AA - Very good MP run.
Minni - MP is a no brainer for me, based on last autumn's races and current form it's 7:20 for me, has been for the last few, hopefully this time.
Still sick, still have DOMS. Finishing that one took a lot out of me, so will swim at lunch
Well done all braving the elements and even more well done those who did epic runs on the DM Freemers: hope you feel better soon. Having to fly with a bunged up nose is horrid (cue epic headaches). Hope you have something to help with the congestion.Love reading about target marathon paces . I train by HR so as long as I'm in the right zone I'll be ok. It means a lot of slow & shit running at the beginning of the campaign but if this one goes like the last one did then things will fall into place by April and I should end up with MP that gets me a sub 3:25. Minni: Great mileage . You beat me by 1 mile - racked up 60 last week
Have read back properly
DD - really well done on seeing it through to the end. I had exactly the same happen to me at VLM last year and it really isn't pretty. Not surprised you're still feeling it today, it took me about three weeks to get back to normal. So 3.28 is a damn fine effort in the circumstances.
Barry - nice 5M, sounds like you're broadly on track which is good
Lots of very good LSRs from everyone this weekend, all in trying conditions either outside or in trying conditions on the TM!
Becs - fingers crossed your physio has diagnosed it and the strengthening exercises sort it out for you
2Old - I won't mention the football... if it's any consolation, my team won for the first time in 2013 this weekend, but we're still rock bottom.
Freemers - fingers crossed you've got most of it out of your system ahead of Chicago. Agree with Chick, a long flight when feeling ropey really isn't much fun.
Minni - on the MP front, it's going to be a case of wait and see for me. My heart wants 8.00s, but my head says I'm going to be lucky for 8.30s given how long I've been out. I'll see where I am in a couple of week's time and start putting in some quicker stuff. No idea what form that will take as yet, but guessing probably try to do some tempo runs before I go for intervals.I do have the bonus of an extra two weeks as MK isn't until May 6th but my main priority is to get to the start line fit and healthy as I just want to be able to enjoy it.
DD - not surprised you're still recovering after that effort. Take it easy.
Freemers - hope you recover soon. not nice being ill but well done for resting - its usually the OHs that make us see sense hey!
Golden session (as Shaggy would say) this morning, I prefer killer session though! 8x800s, @6:26 pace aka 15kph. Glad thats done.
AA - you're right....OH said I looked like death yesterday morning and he knew I'd probably be stupid enough to try a run! He said he'd hide my Garmin as well as the orthotics! Very quick 800s there - I've never yet put the TM up to 15kph...I think I'd fall off the back
2Old - the football could have been worse....you could be a Norwich supporter
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