Minni v Dubai Dave
Freemers wrote (see)
Spoons - I use TM for intervals mainly because they're impossible to do at lunchtimes in London and I have no access to a track. But you use a track for those don't you? In which case I'm not sure a TM would have any advantage.
Well.. There is a sort of track we use in the summer evenings. To be honest it's actually a school playing field with some paint on the grass, on a slope, no floodlights, only 300m, sometimes the grass is too long etc etc....
Red - Hope you get good news.
Spoons - I'm with Free on this one. I use the TM for speedwork and intervals as i'm so bad at pacing and obviously you can set the exact speed on them. I only use them for other runs if the weather is so bad that it is dangerous to run outside. Also, due to the a/c in my gym being shite, i like to kid myself that the occasional long 'un on the TM is good practice for a hot raceday???
Much as i hate them they are a necessary evil.
Free - That'll be fun to watch is that is her weekly mileage! Even i've managed more than that this week, with one good leg and a dressing down from Minni!!
Woke up to an email saying my planned race has been cancelled - snow in croydon? wtf? Dont believe a word of it from the view out my window. Oh well, makes me feel a bit better about the DNS. Going to get a GP appointment to get my bloods done and see if theres anything else going on.
Spoons - personally I see treadmill as a last resort, I would always rather run outside. Guess it depends on how you like your running.
Freemers - I've followed that low mileage marathon training plan before! (in fact, looking at the last month, I think I'm following it now!)
Simon - that training plan sounds a lot more sensible as a weekly mileage!
Col - its the effort that counts and it sounds like you got it right. The wind is draining to run into and its also hard on your own. I was lucky last night in that my last couple of miles were with a tailwind and I could finish strong. What are you going to do for your 20 next weekend? A progressive one might be good to help your confidence?
2old - I think you're nuts loving the TM so much! lol. But I'm taking it all on board. I think I need a change of focus after VLM and maybe that can be part of it!
(((Redders))) - hope they find out soon what's wrong with your dad. kfc: hope you feel better - just as well they cancelled the race. col: shit runs happen all the time - don't let it knock your confidence. Minni: wow, you nailed that sesh! Very impressive. Actually, you inspired me to get my act together today and brave the intervals that I hadn't done earlier in the week...
Wore my marathon shoes as I think all others have had it and that's why my feet & hips hurt. Faced with one motherf....r of a wind . Came almost to a standstill in those gusts. Blimey! Had to wear my buff over nose & mouth and it froze solid. But the sun was out and I battled out 5 miles into the wind. The return was blissful! I even got warm in the sun . Did 6 x 100m strides and then 5 x 600m reps. They were hugely wind-assisted of course but I had no idea my legs could turn that fast ... 2:19, 2:18, 2:20, 2:18 and 2:15 (the last one was very close to 6mm ). Now feeling great, no pain, no niggles. As for 22 miles in those conditions tomorrow .
2old: actually, wore my new shoes today and they sorted me. It's the old ones that gave me grief
haha Chick - I love what you did there!
I wore my marathon shoes yesterday but will go back to my old, but not so old, ones for tomorrow.
2old - maybe we could switch schedules next time round and see what happens?!!
Col - what other MP work have you done?
Carrot - by comments on facebook it looks like Thirsk will be ok tomorrow?
Right I'm going to start a proper list for you all to copy and paste: (others not doing London can be on this list too!!)
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