Yes Nykie, it'll feel harder right now, partly because you have after all run further, but also you're changing pace a lot with the ice (slowing down for an icy stretch, speeding up when it's clear) and that makes it a lot harder than a steady run, even if overall it was slower.
Another 4 treadmill miles plodded out. Not fast- 35 mins. I need to run outside again. Snow, snow go away!!
Nykie - if you are like me there are days the legs feel full of bounce when they shouldn't and other days when you expect to go out and blitz a regular route in PB time & theres just no running in the legs! I can make no sense of it tbh
Heavy snow yesterday but thawed a bit today so got my 5 mile tempo done this evening - 7.46 pace.... starting to freeze so slippery in places but got away with it!
Guys (& Rachel)... the good news is that it will be a balmy 7deg C come the weekend
Another 4.5 miles on the treadmill tonight. 4 x 800m at 8 min miles with 200m recoveries and 1 mile WU/ 1 mile CD.
Well done Nykie, sounds like you are ramping up the miles.
I tried some intervals today and it was all a bit tricky - I couldn't really give it full gas. Still, all miles under the belt. Yesterday ended up being an evening 10k of laps round a field, in a blizzard. Not sure if that was better than a treadmill...
No run for me today as played staff dodgeball after school- lots of fun and very competitive, and that was only a practice for the real deal on Friday (losing is not an option!) I am hoping to get out and run in the fresh air tomorrow morning! I have decided to have a cut back week this week, and may need to do some rejigging with the plan. It's just one of those weeks when "life" has interrupted the plan (Saturday is such that I won't be able to fit in 18 miles...) Rather than get fed up, I have decided to embrace the cut back in order to have a stronger week next week!
Carl, it's safe to say we are all fed up with this weather and the impact it is having! Checking the weather forecast means I probably will have to do a treadmill run after all tomorrow bring on next week!
A recovery week will probably be just what the Doc ordered Rachel and you'll be back stronger & faster next week.Good going James & respect for the field running in a blizzard Dave - sounds more like a punishment!You seem to be getting plenty of mileage in Carter - well done.
The weather is really playing havoc with everyones training - I managed my hill session tonight and actually managed an extra couple of reps, Did a 4.4 mile run with 10 x 100 hill reps in the middle with jog down recovery. The hill was quite treacherous with ice though and was losing traction quite a bit.Bring on the milder weather & rain forecast for friday... never thought I'd be wishing for rain!
Life (and the weather) does get in the way sometimes, so training does need to be flexible. Some people seem to panic when that happens and you get posts on these forums along the lines of "I've missed 3 days training, can I possibly complete my marathon in two months time?". You don't want to lose focus though, so putting this week down as a lighter one and getting back properly next week is a good idea.
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