Carterusm with Spoons
Nice planning ahead Carl - an exciting year to come for your running!OK - it's predictions time for Carter's HM on Sunday. I'll kick it off and say 1:41Who's next?..... closest to the actual finishing time wins a date with Spoons
Lol - you don't want that!
good news on the ballot Carl
woohoo - I managed to pace myself on my LSR. It was still sleeting/snowing, so grim conditions, and I was still perhaps a little bit fast, and I managed to get lost, but I averaged 9.18 per mile for 14.36, even checking at the end that I was ok and picking it up a little. Thanks for the advice on the pacing. Looks like your LSR went really well too Carl - and hope you have a good run tomorrow Carter.
Well done Hannah
Carl - great 20 miler. Before I answer about tomorrow - How did you feel in the last few miles and did you slow at all?
Ricky - have a good one
Carter - best of luck for tomorrow (not that you'll need it). Just keep a steady pace until 10 miles, then ignore the pain and go for it. Remember pain is temporary and pride lasts forever.
Thanks for the good wishes all.
Some good running today guys. I've missed getting out today but looking forward to tomorrow.
Currently carb loading with my feet up !
Wise words Spoons.
Hope it goes well tomorrow Carter, look forward to hearing how you do!
And no Magners tonight......
Spoons - I ran the first 13 miles or so quite steady and very slow (for me) with an average pace of 9:53. The last 7 miles were quicker with an average pace of 9:10 and in fact mile 18 was my quickest at 8:57.
I consciously sped up as it had started to rain and it was quite cold bearing in mind I went out the door at 7.50am.
I was very comfortable during the last 4 - 5 miles and could have carried on if I needed to. I only carried a lucoxade sports drink with me today as I eat immediately before going out and as it was a slow run figured I would not need anything else. Interestingly enough I started getting noticebly hungry around mile 16 but it did not affect me.
Did eat well when I came in and have taken o a lot of fluid since.
Next week my training plan is Tues - tempo run; Weds MLR of 10 miles, Thurs - intervals, Sat - LSR with MP as follows (4m easy, 4m MP, 4m easy, 4m MP and 4m easy) with a recovery run on Sunday.
While I feel fine now I know my legs will be somewhat tired tomorrow.
So do I run at a steady pace throughout and if so how slow / how fast or do I mix it up a little ?
Ricky W wrote (see)
Nice LSRs Hannah & Carl... I'm psyching myself up for a 7.30am start 17 miler tomorrow. Looking at the weather forecast I will need flippers & a snorkel!
Ricky - go for it in the morning. I managed it today and I am not an early bird when it comes to running as you well know.
If I was doing some MP in my LSR I would probably have a good bowl of porridge first, wait for it to settle before heading out. If I was doing easy / slow as today I would eat and go.
Strong indeed Carl. I would forget about the garmin and run on feel. Just keep it nice and easy, slow and comfortable.
Carter - good luck for tomorrow. Just had a look at the course map. Looks like a testing course.
I am hoping to get my MLR in circa 7.30 tomorrow morning - real shock to the system this running early business but it is the best way for it not to interfere with the family too much at weekends.
Spoons - I will take it slow and comfortable and see what happens.
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