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Ant that doesnt sound one dimensional, with that level of mileage you are forcing the issue, i.e. things will change, probably for the better. FWIW what you are doing is far less ploddy than my so-called training before reinvention last summer.
Gul thanks for the WtP reminder - part of growing up
Scooby - I sense that you are faster than you believe and that soon you will surprise yourself by having everything fall into place on race day. Can't recommend living on painkillers though, been there and back
As you were
Minni, terribly sorry to hear about your dog.
Minni - What a terrible thing to happen. Very sad.
Minni - sorry to hear that sad newsSJ - good that the IM training is going well, I've seen folks say that Fink is light on bike miles, but I guess the snow isnt helping that. You can ramp it up when the spring comes anyway.
Ant - thats a very balanced week, if you feel tired then drop the reps or the tempo, you dont need to be doing them yet. We still have 12 weeks yet, peak avoidance is more important that looking for a peak at the mo.
I'm not bombproof or titanium, possibly being a bit over careful, but I'm keen to avoid a peak too although I'll need to be back to it in the next few weeks ready for some peak chasing.
Minni Very sorry to hear your sad news.
Oh, Minni. Really feel for you.
That's sad news Minni. Its devastating when things like this happen. Hope mum dog isn't affected by this.
Thanks for all your interesting comments and advice, all very welcome. I'll reply properly tomorrow, but I've got to get to bed now. Good night, all.
Btw, I know of one Bradford City fan who's going to be a very happy man tonight.
Ant - Do you reckon he knows? He's probably out pounding the streets as we speak!
Sorry to hear Minni (((())))
Had to use the ind est again tonight for my session - 8.58m done, 10 mins easy (1.19m) 20 mins Steady (2.82m) 20 mins threshold (3.02m) and 12.5 mins easy (1.55m) in the wind and sleet, couldn't quite get to threshold oace due to the hill on each 1m lap, so happy overall.
Always worth it when Pizza with mates and cake awaits afterwards....
Keir - I've seen his Facebook post. He knows!
Such a horrible thing to happen Minni .
Ant, keep the faith, 50 - 60 miles a week would be my peak mileage. What Fraser said stuck a chord as i think i have been guilty of running all my runs to quick in earlier mara campaigns and i think it is good to mix it up. All this snow & ice has been making me run a lot slower and has helped. For example tonight I went out and found a 1 mile stretch of urban road and ran 1 mile reps. All were under 6 min mile pace, but for the first time in over a week the feeling of not slipping and being able to stretch out was brilliant.
13 laps of the square Jools! A crafty way of getting the miles in. I think inthis weather you have to find a way!
Nice midweek run at pace Scoobs. I'm not drinking during the week through this campaign and hope to loose a few pounds on the way - just need to cut back on the biscuits!
Classic shouts of abuse Moof.
Minni - that's a terrible thing to have happen - sorry to hear it.
Scooby, RJF and KR - Nice bit of speedwork there chaps. Tuesday is always a good day to run fast if your LSR was on Sunday.
There are some very creative solutions appearing to get some miles in.
Another 10 miles banked this (wednesday) morning. Nice view of the mountains as I ran along the river. I ran fairly late at 7am and I saw a group of schoolboys running Iten style in a casual jog at about 6:30m/m on the floodplain of the river. Well it is no surprise that Japans got so many high caliber marathon runners when they've got a well organised school system.
I too have put on lots of weight. I only wear a suit on a business trip and the trouser were decidedly snug when I got it out the suitcase on Monday morning. I don't think it is one specific thing with me, just general greediness and lack of recent running. I expect I'll drop back to normal as soon as I get my volume back up.
Talking of volume, I've got 28 miles for the week already logged and my calf problems are settling down. Hoping to run sustainable 50 mile weeks through to middle of March. Let's see
Ant - as others have said, maybe you need to take the easy/steady runs a bit easier.SJ - keeping very positive!CL - hope the tempo run went OK.FW - good 12 miler.SD - great running.Minni - how terrible! That's so sad. ((()))FINgers - well done on getting the sessions in last week. Sounds like you're going be even busier soon!EFC-Col - take it easy on that knee.Keir / Ant / Lorenzo - my dad was a Park Avenue fan, but I'm sure he would have been pleased for City.RFJ - good dedication.Moof - well done.KR - good improvisation and great set of mile reps!Bike It - sounding very promising.Recovery run d&d. 6 laps and home = 3 miles.
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