Minni v Dubai Dave
SS - doing those sessions back to back will catch up with you eventually, and it's not a bad idea to have a cut back week every now and again. So put it out of your mind - a bit of rest will do you good and next week will be a lot better.
You can thank (or blame) Minni for the killer session as she started it! It's a good one because it makes the MP bits feel really easy when you sandwich them in between the HMP.
I decided to get my recovery miles out of the way early so did it when I got into London before work. 5.5 miles in an unspecified time (naked and slow!).
Morning all-didnt sleep well after allergic reaction to my swim,might give it a miss until after VLM
DD-no more IM? What is your focus going to be from hereon?The Brownless are toast-listen to Free!
Free-That was a tough session well done for getting that out of the way and a RR without vomit
SS-listen to Bro -she's the master? of high volume without breakdown
Simon-enjoy the lakes-they will be spectacular today after that frost and in this sun
Bro-Banff is awesome -went there many years ago (1988)and remember swimming in the outdoor pool with steam rising from it and a deer grazing on the lawn to the side of it with the mountains as a backdrop..bet its developed a bit since then. Tempted to go back to ski but it gets very cold. Im not suprised you are feeling tired ,nice 10.
MLR later, I hope
Free- it does sound like one of the Frankenmoz sessions!
SSheep- you might consider giving yourself a day off or a 3m recovery run day between those session. I typically do a quality session on Tuesday, MLR on Wednesday, rest on Thursday and then the second quality session on Friday. Space them out a bit more. The smackdown is very much on.
Jeeez - one day not on the forum and 6 pages of catching up to do!Today's 15 mile MLR d&d - split it into 6 x 2.5 miles. Plan was warm-up/steady/MP/steady/MP/cool-down. Worked out as 8:41-- 8:17 -- 7:40 -- 8:01 -- 7:42 -- 7:56. Crikey, I so didn't expect that, but priddy pleased now . Col: welcome. I guess my MLR today wasn't what most people would do. And I'm usually someone who runs to HR and keeps her LSRs and MLRs sloow. I will probably regret getting carried away tomorrow, when I have to do my 1200s ! Yours were great, btw.Freemers: brilliant speework on Tuesday and congrats on 1st female unattached (never new there was prizes for single ladies ) Love the Minni killer sesh! It's about time I did one of those again.2old: great tempo run - 13.6k is a lot @ tempo !!FRC posted something about a wahoo dongle ... errrm ... I am beginning to think about tapir prehensiles again !AA: of course 9x800s @15kph, 6:27 pace would hurt! You nutter Well done!Oompa: that was one hell of an adventurous run! I reckon the old biddy on the bike hit you deliberately. The stride incident was pretty cool too. Reminds me of the idiot that tried to nick my water bottle the other day. He had no idea what hit him. He was too scared to shout anything back .BarryB: Crossing my fingers that the calf injury clears up. Minni: glad the race organisers finally got back to you. 28 quid for a half really is steep. Bummer about Castles mara ...kfc: sounds a bit scary! My heart sometimes does it when I rest (they didn't find anything in me either) but I never have it when I run. When it occurs I usually have a shit run the next day though .O4S: pretty consistent 800s - well done! Now have a rest and allow that skin thing to settle.DD: great long hill run! Would love to see a proper DD / Brownlee smackdownSS: don't be too despondent about the sesh - you've worked mega hard over the past couple of days and your legs are telling you just that. Happens to all of us.
Chick-interesting MLR there and one that can only be a positive contribution to your conditioning. It was a long tempo but at least it wasnt a lactic session!
Oompa - its definitiely the 20 this weekend as well. I think they hold both of them together.
2old - we'll see about my pacing on the day Might do the first 10 too quick I think is the main possibility, but will try to be disciplined.
Minni - I think you're getting a little too focused on the course measurements. Just get out there and race, you'll do great
Garmins seem to have turned everyone into freelance course measurers 0.1 extra in a half marathon for example is nothing and probably to be expected with just weaving and the Garmin's margin of error. AFAIK course measurers will also err on the side of caution when measuring the race to make sure that it doesn't end up short.
12 miles last night on way home from work, 10 miles tonight as well.
Ant-some good mileage going on there.Ive only raced one 20 and deliberately ran the first 10 steadily -I chatted to another runner most of the way and then raced the second half averaging 7.30mm, so thats one way to do it -firts half steady ,second half eye balls out...just a suggestion.
2old, sounds like the right thing to give the swimming a miss until after VLM. Is the reaction just happening in one pool or in pools generally? Have you tried googling it?
Free/Chick, I'm through my moping now, thanks to the forum As you say, it is only to be expected and it does happen to everyone. Nice MLR by the way, Chick.
Brolish, that's a great idea, thank you. I think where I've been going wrong is trying to keep the weekend free (Fri/Sat), well just a recovery run on Sat, while I've got the luxury of not working. But OH is really understanding so he won't mind me doing a session on Fri. Anyway, he'll have to lump it come April when my job starts
Ant, good luck for Sunday!
SSheep- I know what you mean about Fridays but it's all about the priorities... I often hit the track at 7am on Friday before work or do my LSR on the way back if I have a busy weekend. When do you start working by the way?
SSheep- oh sorry, you did say April. Back to reality!!!
SS - Red wine & cider!!! I'll admit to the odd "snakebite" in my youth, but that combo is ridiculous! Mind you, imagine the "kick" you'd get if you used it in a mara instead of gels??!!
Free - Like the sound of that session, although i'm sure that my opinion will change after i've done one.
Chick - Nice MLR. Really good to split it into sections as well... Will give that a whirl next time as i sometimes find MLR's & LSR's get boring at one pace.
Ant - Thanks for the info. I'm still unsure if i can trust myself to not race it and just use it as a training run? I don't want to detract from my quality sessions during the week, with only 7 weeks to go until VLM.
Barry - Thanks for the suggestions on adding in MP to the lsr. I will try the 3 slow / 3 at MP routine on my lsr next weekend. Sorry to hear of your calf problem. I wish you a speedy recovery.
Some great sessions by everyone. I especially like the multi paced runs by Freemers and Chickadee.
My own MLR last night was 9m at 8:45 pace with an average heart rate of 131.
Legs mashed from yesterday so just a recovery run tonight and a short stretch [1 mile in case I didn't get out tonight] before work.
MLR tomorrow looking less attractive by the second
Barry - how's the calf?
Brol - like the sound of your flicks.
AA - what about 4/4/4/4/2 tomorrow: easy/MP/easy/MP/easy
chick - nice mixi up session there too with tasty paces.
Tonight was 12m MLR but I couldn't quite get into it so cut it to 9. Last night I smashed my head off a metal plank while out running - ran under it but came up too soon bit my tongue, saw stars etc and its been hurting today and ached when I was running. Tomorrow is a rest day.
AA - 3 slow, 3 MP, repeat or middle 6 at MP if you have the self control to slow down for the last 6.
Minni - My calf is the same as your head, sounds painful.
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