good luck with that 17, Andrew!
Jenf, the evil 30k is in Stamford, crossing the borders between Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Rutland and Bedfordshire (I think). It's 4 counties, anyway..!
always easier to run than to drive!
the common rules are that if you can finish that race in February, you can finish the marathon in April. I kinda disagree now, but it's a good test of fitness before the joys of super mileage in March! Also I find that the time in this race matches most people's 20 mile times on flat or undulating courses!
Andrew, well done for 19.5, that's a good effort! didn't you feel like adding 1/2 mile to make it 20 though? am I too bothered about OCD mileage?!!!
ha ha! I really "suffer" from mileage OCD and will regularly run past a group of finished runners to run round the car park! I'm getting better now I run more times each week, and can often add runs together just to get an even figure at the end of the week!
I was planning on more than 40 miles this week, but with Sunday's 15mi turning into a 30k race (18.6mi) I'll have to taper slightly. Just means shorter steadier runs and maybe not do Friday's run as a sprint!
well I did a 4.96mile run this eve
just made some lush pancakes, I added oatmeal to the mix ( my attempt at making them healthier) and served with banana n maple syrup. yum yum. Who else has indulged this eve?
8.1 tonight of which there was plenty of 10k pace "sprinting" and I'm pooped. Also makes a mess as 15.6 + 8.1 =/= nice round numbers!
Also suffering from a hole in my shorts which.. err... rubbed up the wrong way?
you're brave still running in shorts Jim! It was SO cold out this eve here,
cold? nah, it was a whole +1°C for the run, dry and without wind this evening!
I've been in shorts all winter!
not sure if I'm running tonight, hole in my inner thigh as bad as the one in the shorts and it's now snowing heavily, so I might taper for the weekend race and bake some cookies in preparation for next week's birthday! then again, might sneak 5 miles in first!
ouch Jim, I prescribe a big batch of birthday cookies for holes in legs!
Andrew.. I really don't know the answer to your question as I've yet to do any really hilly races!! I've one really good hilly coast path of 5miles, so my plan is to do a midweek run of two laps, but prob do my long long runs on a part of my local cycle path which has a 10 mile gradual incline up.....then return down! At the moment I am doing lots of heavy squats/lunges/deadlifts to try and build some leg muscle. There is also a brilliant Snowdon thread, with some experienced runners, so I'm aiming to pick their brains as it gets nearer the time.
I am a wimp.. definitely not running in shorts in this weather!! red thighs are very unattractive
only wore tracksuit trousers for one run last year, and that was the Sunday before New Year's eve whenI had manflu! didn't last winter at all, and so far in the snow, not yet this year... just start steadily and let the muscles warm up!
shorts and tshirt tonight and a steady 6.3 to make asteady 30 mile week. I'll decide at the time if I do more tomorrow!
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