hang on slack to the track and vibrams in one post....
AH, interesting about the swimming. Think I mentioned about the thermogenesis thing, wondered if you would be tired or actually super charged, well recovered on say Monday. Guess its a matter of fitting your long run in before the swimming either on Sat or Sun.
Ikle, I don't bother with Yassos. But did alternate doing miles with halfs/ quarters this summer - big improvement. Yassos, I don't think I will be doing a 3:03 marathon based on my times mid last year, and certainly not a 2:45-50 as it would be now. Long run far more important. oh and see above about the 3-4 days a week running, my 4th or 5th day is cross training, hard cardio circuit. Got some interesting HR readings doing 50 minute circuit... proved that it is very fitness building but not OTT, similar to a interval session but not as much impact on your legs - so the running can carry on.
Susan, mcs, Tom - 10k & half times.. Women statistically have better completion times half to a full marathon - they are better runners. We men tend to go off silly fast in both, and then slow down, so might have faster half times but much slower marathon times... will be interesting to see how Martin gets on going for sub 4 and then keeping it going.
Wabo... have you seen the Snowdonia course? my mad ultra friend who did Leadville Marathon de Sable and other scary 100k & 100 mile races did it, and flew through it... other friend not so much. You really need to get some hills in, actually mountains. with Susan doing track and Wabo hilly stuff, definitely new year
Interesting comment on conversion times for women compared to men. Need to go slower I guess, plus I dont have as much fat reserve as my wife, she told me that by the way Maybe need to eat more in the marathon!!!
Wabo - SO exciting re Snowdonia. Not as exciting as Peru of course. If you took your trainers with you you could get in the odd run at altitude. You'd prob fly when you got home!
Funny that Ikle brought up Yasso 800s. I'm going to start doing them with my athletes next week. We're going to start with 6, then repeat the session every two or three weeks adding one on. I'd really like to do them myself - surely my little legs can cope with one grass track session every two or three weeks... I put something on the club website this morning about it. When we get up towards 10 the session is going to get very long - especially for us 4 hour marathoners because you do jog recoveries of the same time as your efforts. Non-marathoners will do fewer reps, faster and with shorter recoveries. Everyone's a winner.
Who's done them on here? Looked like someone had because they said they were hard - can't remember who.
In other news, I swam my arms off this morning. Then had a triumph at SuperDry because they took something back without the receipt. So I then went and blew that dosh (plus a bit more) in H&M on 6 tops for £56. Feel ridiculously pleased.
it is exciting about snowdonia. Hen I am at sea level so you know the trainers are coming! They are coming to meet me in Lima and from there we weill fo to Mancora for a beach holiday!
Wow Tom ist all relative eh, I did a very fast 3.17 race last night in 8mm! DIdnt feel slow mind you I see what you mean If I do 800's the pace is much quicker.
Yasso 800s are great for training regardless of whether you use them for marathon purposes. But as AH says getting up to 10 reps on a club night could prove challenging.
Signed up for Jantastic eventually (kept putting it off and actually thought I was too late) Opted for the 5 x run per week in January which is already a challenge with being away (in sunny Mexico City in case you didn't know ) Hopefully my hosts will know some good (and safe ) routes in the city.
So far run 37 quality miles this month - including 12 in the new DS9 Racers (I love 'em) and my not-so-secret target 1250 for 2013 is on course...
Still thinking about Bullock Smithy (as if the mere mention of it will rouse WT back to forum) - what do you think? Doable, stupid, ambitious - all of these?
Dave of COURSE you should do the BS. So you're actually IN Mehico? Goodbye.
Susan - is your weekend away at a secret location? How exciting.
Is it only me that gets a bit nervous the night before a long run?
Dave might consider BS
Lou- No but what I see as a long run has changed.
Bit of a eye opener today and interested to see what others think. In 2010 my 10 miler mid week was a key part of my Comrades training. Today I have run one of my quickest 10 milers ever but included 1KM at 9.45 pace!!!!! (all runs in KM now) The slow one was because I was walking most of it as it up a hill. At the top heart rate had dropped so was ready to run hard again. I have always tried to run all of a matathons and yes my best 2 involved running it all but maybe there is something in run/walk from the start.? (time 1.20) today so going to use it in Gloucester and see
Visit the official Runner's World page
Follow Runner's World on Twitter
Other Natmag-Rodale Sites
Run For Charity
About Runner's World
Runner's World is a publication of Hearst Magazines UK which is the trading name of The National Magazine Company Ltd, 72 Broadwick Street, London, W1F 9EP. Registered in England 112955. All rights reserved.
Website powered by: Immediate Media Company Ltd. | © Runner's World 2002-2013 |