Minni v Dubai Dave
20 miles for me this morning. Marginally less painful than the 18 on sunday, but done a quite a steady pace 9:09. So I'm with you there Oompa
kfc - sounds like an amazing trip - have fun
2old - try reading the post!! I am not in the girl's under 11 team..............
The Irish made it England beware
30 miles done today in fabulous conditions. Mixture of proper running, shuffling, walking, bird watching plus tea and cake indulging. Took a long time but it flew past and included stops to watch the Goshawks hunting and to listen to the birds singing in the woodland as the sun came up over the hills. A perfect day and as it was just Mr O4S and me we could do whatever we wanted. Some of the mud was truly dreadful 30 mile event next week so will have to get a bit of a wiggle on then
AA - Something around 1:30 would be nice, how about you? I'll message my mobile no.
Brol - Yes, don't think i'll be hitting your mileage. Target for tomorrow?
2old - You should be OK for a couple of weeks for Abo, but don't leave it too late. Saying that there were places on offer on the Forum up to August last year.
Oompa/kfc - Over the past couple of years I've come close to 3:15(closest being 8 seconds at Abo last year) a few times. Under advice from DD and Minni I'm putting some quicker miles at the end of my long runs to get used to running at pace on tired legs. First 3 today were over 8 min/miles then next 10 7:50 to 7:40's then ramped up for the last 7. I've always run at the faster end of the recomended paces but hoping this time the quicker miles at the end of long runs will mean I'm not going to struggle for the last few come VLM.
Minni wrote (see)
Carl - yes it's tricky putting in the longest run. Because I follow the Frankenmoz schedule I don't know how long my runs will be. I'm tempted to put 4 x 20s but I think when I start putting quality in a couple might drop to 18s.
As I am following Spoons recomendations for my long runs I am mainly doing 20 milers during February with a HM scheduled in as well.
Have today put in my 2nd 20 mile LSR in my build up to Paris. 15 miles at 9:18 mm pace and the last 5 at 8:16 mm pace (a little quicker than what I think my MP will be).
So I think I will go with 20 miles for my long runs apart from the weekend that I do te HM. I will just have to nail each one of them.
Definitely alot going on here and always interesting to keep up to date with it.
Brilliant news SS
Quick check in, just moved house, off on holiday today but I've hit my Jantastic target for this week. There's commitment to you all.
SS great update to see, happy logging.
Awesome long runs from Barry, Minni and 2old, I miss the satisfaction of crossing off another long run on the marathon campaign!
Spoons - sorry to read you are still injury plaugued, probably the right decision to defer, rather than struggle on and not shift the injury!
Minni - you 'could' retire when you go sub 3:15 at VLM, but obviously you're not going to retire - you've already booked that autumn marathon haven't you
DD- excellent podium place with your tri.
FRC - wow, impressive ultra run there, how are your legs today?!
AA - hope you sort your calf out soon!
Weeble - have a great holiday!
SS - great to see you back, hope your lr went well today.
Been spinning twice this week, mid week run,was due to head out today for another run but have really tight calves after spin yesterday - think the standing sprints on the bikes are wrecking havoc with my calves/achilles, so strectching and rollering on the list to do today instead.
2old - wow a 74m week is good going and nice finishing it off with a 21m run at a speedy pace.
Weeble - hope you remember where this house is! Have a nice holiday and well done for getting jantastic logged before you go.
O4S/FRC - nice ultras. FRC - what is your target for London? Do you think the ultras will help?
Kiwi - nice to see you still spinning and continuing to build your fitness.
Nice to see Barry and AA planning a sub committee meeting next weekend. AA - hope the calf continues to get better.
Oompa - when I put strides into a run like that I tend to do about 6 x 80m. Sometimes I'll do one per mile, say at the end, or stick them all in the middle, about mile 4.
Spoons - hope the X training helps keep your head straight. Stick with it and you'll be back.
KFC - have fun over there.
Ant - nice to see you clocking a 20 miler and you too Carl.
SS - nice to have you back.
Just back from 7.5 with some 1400 intervals to make up for my feeble effort on Friday. (6:39, 6:42, 6:46, 6:36, 6:41). I've finished the week on 58 miles, tired but happy now.
Rest day today, finished the week on 50+ [but no speedwork]
Have a bit of a dilemma to resolve. My 100 mile event is only 2 weeks after VLM this year as I am doing the Marshals' event and helping on the main one. I am struggling to see how I can train properly for both - if I do lots of long slow distance for the 100 miler I will have to drastically reduce the speedwork as I won't be able to manage both without injury / exhaustion setting in. So I have to decide whether to go for a decent time in VLM and then just meander round the 100 as a social outing or go all out for the 100 and probably do VLM in just under 4 hours, no doubt feeling very frustrated
Don't worry I am not expecting a solution, just talking myself through the problem!
Sorry Brol - Well done, I can barely remember the last occasion I managed a time like that and it sounds like a toughie!
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