Minni v Dubai Dave
Col – nice 9.6k – that’s pretty speedy. I say go for it with the HM.
Weeble – I’d definitely recommend a f*rman novice schedule as a base for a comeback from injury – 3 runs a week and cross training helps lower niggle risk.
Minni - Great news the calf seems to be on the mend.
Nice swim AA, glad the shoulder is feeling better
SS – I like that you are sticking to the plan – I think you’ll be raring to go when you get back to running on the ground again. Never say never with the PBs – you’ve surprised yourself once this year!
Kiwi – glad the physio was more useful this time
O4S – nice biking
2old – a little cruel watching the marathon no? Good that things seem happy walking
Great news Brolish! And great pace for your steady run too
Nice 3000 Ant – never done one of those before, can imagine theres a big temptation to go off too hard and pay for it big time!
Redwood - hope this week is better
Minni/Ant/Col/Carrot – yes, 8’s for me right now is too fast for easy pace/LSR – it certainly doesn’t feel easy! I’d like it to though in the future so my plan is lots of 10-12M progressive runs with as much at 7.30-7.45 as possible to build speed endurance and get my legs used to running faster.
So another progressive 10M for me today with the last 6M at about 7.40 pace. Still feels tough, but I'm kind of enjoying it... Next one wednesday!
And a pretty big couple of weeks ahead… Marathon on Sunday, then straight into a road bike training week, 10k Tuesday evening, and hilly half IM the next Sunday. I’m carb loading!
Bro - Congrats on the new job, is it in Travel Insurance by any chance.
Becs - Now you've got no excuse for being slow .
Ant - Well done on the 3k.
Minni - Did KFC just get away with mentioning F**man
Minni- hope the chickens are still there to be counted.
Kfc- that's a tough schedule ahead of you. Which marathon is it?
Ant- well done with the 3k. What were your Splits? do think you might have run it different ly ?
simon- your Garmin fix worked thanks.
managed 7 miles last night av pace8mm. Felt a variety of aches discomfort bit heel area but nothing constant or unbearable so will put that down to stiffness scar tissue and lack of conditioning. Will have another go on Wednesday all being well.
KFC - jeez, that's some racing schedule!
2old - splits were pretty rubbish really. I went out too quick and paid for it. Wanted to go out at 1:30 per lap, but the first three were 1:26, 1:28 and 1:31, and then it went downhill after that I guess its lack of experience at the distance (as in it was my first time ever at a 3000!) But maybe 3 nights of late night boozing over the weekend didn't help either.
Re your aches and discomfort - I guess you'll feel that anyway having been on the bench for so long.
Ant - well done for the 3000...and that time would translate into something a bit quicker than 43 for a 10k wouldn't it? Or are you doubting your speed endurance? I'm betting sub 42
Glad the calf is behaving Minni . And 2old - hopefully it's just residual pain and nothing more. Great to do 7 miles.
kfc - I'd forgotten Edinburgh was this weekend. Tapering again!
Congrats on the new job Bro
I missed my run yesterday, just ran out of time in the day. I might not get a chance today either, or if I do it'll be a short one. Oh well, at least I'll be fresh for the intervals tomorrow
Nice racing Ant
Sounds very promising Minni
simon - shhhhh!
2old - edinburgh - at 4.30 pace though so its more a LSR. 7M at 8 pace is going some after your layoff - be careful on your build up please!
Ant - I guess that pacing helps explain why you just missed your target - I find it so hard to get right on the shorter distances. I'm with freemers, I think a swifter 10k is ON!
Ant-pacing must be a fine art at that distance, a couple of seconds may mean the difference between hell and a pb. That speed can only help your 5k and 10k racing though. Does track running have a high injury risk-I am sure it did for knees.
KFC-I guess it was a bit fast but it felt ok which was probably the result of spinning and swimming over the last few weeks. Left foot/heel/ankle stiff this am but so is the right side which suggests conditioning is the issue. I suppose I was trying to run until I broke down again and as it didnt happen by then I had done enough. Wont you be tempted to push Edinburgh a bit more once the race atmosphere kicks in?
Free-the positive side of not running is that is when some of the adaptations from previous training has a chance to take effect.It felt good getting out again
Another swim today
No chance for sub 42 on Thursday! Aiming for that will give me only pain My PB for the 10K is 42:59 and that was done in October last year after a good load of speedwork. I would be totally happy with 43:xx as that is already a minute better than the time I was doing last year in the same race. I am aiming for a 41:xx by the end of the summer - but need to build up to that. I will pace it at 7mm and see what comes out of the mix.
2old - absolutely not - I'm running for fun with a friend and I dont want to deal with the consequences of taking her out too fast! Plus, I can still remember how hard london was - I'm not ready for that again just yet.
Ant-I thought the point of a 10k was pain
KFC-so its going to be more of a fun/chat run nothing wrong with that...I would love to do one myself but Id struggle at 4.30 now
Carrot: wow, up to 15 miles already! That's brilliant!And nice 13, Freemers.Bro: congrats on the new job . Great running with a hangover.Minni: great news!Ant: well done on the 3000 - sounds brutal!2old: more positive news from you. Keep crossing my fingers for further improvement.No news on the running front here . I will be resting till Sunday . Then do the 10k and if the leg is giving me further grief I'll sit back and jog round with Mr. Chick. The race is local - less than a mile from home so no travel involved. Just a fiver in entrance fees for our local youth centre. Not expecting anything really... with little to no running and no speed work since the marathon there's not a huge chance of PBing ...
KFC - major schedule ahead for you!
ant - great 3k. Just the thought of laps on a track brinGs me out in a rash!
minni - good news.
2old - great that you've managed that distance. Don't rush it.
Rest day for me yesterday and I'm considering an arctic swim again tonight. Considering...!
AA/Chick-thanks, Im gradually returning to running but I think I can carry on with the non impact stuff in between
AA-do that ice swim tonight-its warming up and if you do yours today it will force me to do mine tomorrow
Chick-sometimes its good to do a race just for fun-Im starting to sketch a few ideas for next month
Another pool swim out of the way and no more until Friday.
5 mile recovery run along the canal. Legs appear to still be moving, if a little slowly.
AA - brr
KFC - were you cycling along the canal in islington/hackney today? I saw someone who looked the spit of you near viccy park.
Chick - bring on those 10Ks! Hope the leg recovers
Ant - well done last night. Sounds pretty good to me. Did the asparagus help or hinder?
KFC - have you done Edinburgh before? There's not much atmosphere (compared to London or the Town Moor ).
2old - its sounding good for you.
Spoons - did you get a new bike last year on the cycle to work scheme? I'm thinking about it and just been to the bike shop for a look...
Chick - hopefully things might feel good on the day for the 10k.
I ran another 2 miles this morning, pain free. Won't be home till late tonight so nothing till tomorrow night now but all looking good (fingers crossed). And its kick started my healthy eating again.
Minni - I don't think the wine and asparagus race preparation technique worked particularly well!
Our training plans for June have just been dealt a substantial blow as BA has been sent the date to have his cataract 'done' - 31 May - and he has been told no running or cycling until after his post op follow-up on 25 June So much for our month of cycling hills and running 10 k races.
I can do the running no problem (actually prefer it on my own) but long cycle rides on my own seem a bit unfair if he is stuck at home unable to drive (plus I'm not very good with mechanical issues)
Anyway took him out for 50 minutes off-road running tonight and a hill training bike session planned for after work tomorrow, although he doesn't know about that yet
O4S - oh no... How about hiring a tandem for a month and getting BA to ride 'stoker' weraing flying goggles? My mum had hers done a few years back and she recovered well and quickly - and she usually takes a while to get over these things.
Ant - yes I was! Hope I didnt knock you over!
Minni - no I've not. I'm a bit worried about lack of atmosphere for my mate who loves the big city races - last one we did was Berlin so its got a lot to live up to. I'm going to have to store up 4.5 hours of good chat. I'll be liberally calling on material from here - all names will be changed to protect the identities of the innocent
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