OH - Well done. 40 mins off is a fantastic improvement
Good runs going on all... weather has, erm, got a bit wetter down here in South Wales this afternoon. Still, didn't stop us getting out for a windy, wet MTB ride over one of the local mountains... in truth the temperatures are still fairly mild!
Off road hill repeats lunchtime today. 4.4 miles, 5 repeats, 798ft of ascent. Haven't done them for a while and it's a nice break from the office where most people seem to be sneezing and sniffling. Buggers. I don't want a cold!
Stuart - I certainly *plan* to enter it. Will need to keep an eye out for entry and race information this year though!!! Coincidentally there is another fell run down that way, Charmouth Challenge. A more modest 8 miles 1,900ft ascent. 6th July 2013. Must earn some brownie points and kindly suggest we visit my wife's mothers on some "selected" dates!
OH- great report and great running- well done!
YC- well done on cracking the marathon. One thing, I would have at least a few weeks before building the training back up- the body and the mind will need a break before cranking it up again. I'm planning on 3-4 weeks of light training/recovery after Snowdonia
jay- DON'T SNEEZE on the computer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sports massage for me yesterday and 4m slow this morning and 6.4m slow this evening. Fed up with tapering and wondering what non-runners do with their time?????????? Thankfully, work has been full on lately so kept me busy! I Still don't know what pace to run on Sunday- I think a lot will depend on conditions, but if the wind is kind i am thinking of setting out at 6.12-6.15 pace and seeing what happens. I think this might be a little optimistic and could result in the most spectacular positive split, but confident that I could get 2.48, and just hoping that the taper will nudge me towards 2.45-??
Jason - that's some pace for a full 26, but if that's what you've trained for then go for it. I was convinced that I wouldn't be able to do sub-8:00 at NFM but it felt comfortable on the day; slight positive split by 1 min but I put that down to the hill on mile 22. Only went out at that pace after talking to a good runner at work who simply said "If you've trained for that pace, set out and see how it goes".
Sounds like that's what you're going to do at Chester anyway, so best of luck
Great to hear everyone recovering well after Loch Ness and considering what marathon next!
Agree about the photos - I'll not be parting with any cash! (number 5166 although I also feature in the marathon winner's video bottom left red jacket cheering him over the line!)
Just a few more days jason. I think most folks spend a lot of time with their TVs, I never know what they are talking about in the office!
A treadmill run for me last night. 5 lots of 1.2k in 5 mins with 70s (200m) recoveries; 6 miles in total. Calves a bit tight but compression socks all night seem to have done the trick - attractive!
Well done guys.
HM good X-training yesterday!
YC thanks - based on the success of your toe-tapping tip, I'll give it a go
Stuart thanks - shame about the piccies
Kaz hilly tempo well done
AGF thanks and LOL.
Jay good training
jason nice slow double...wish I could predict my time to within 3 mins...or keep up with you for more than a mile
Fiona good treddie session
8m "easy" at 70%max...now at 9.06mm...coughing up stuff all the way
Kaz - Nice running
AGF - Well done
jay - Sounds like a good plan!
Jason - Is Sunday the big day for you? That's a mighty pace, don't think I could run that for one mile. Downhill. With a tailwind
Fiona - Nice intervals
Tek - Well done, don't think I'd have braved it out like you!
First exercise of any form since Sunday. Went to the gym for some upper body pushing exercises, nothing too exciting. Once I'm actually recovered I'm going to take things a bit more seriously, I weighed in at 79.1kg today, my next race will be in March (either Alloa HM, or Grangemouth 10k) and I'd like to get down to 73ish by then.
Stuart- Yep Sunday it is!
Tek- hope you get rid of the gunk soon
8.11m for me on the track tonight- track was to keep it flat and easy on the joints (I'm tapering, you know). 3m easy 7.00-7.30 pace, 2.5m @ 6.12 and finished with 2.61m easy again. Funny old game this running lark-for the "easy miles" my felt like lead and for the MP miles they felt easy and light. It was tempting to keep going at 6.12! Must be a good sign, I reckon.... That's pretty much it for me before the race- just got a 6, 5 and 4m recovery runs left over the next 3 days
Tek - i see where you're coming from now
OH - nice report, top running
jason - best of luck for Sunday you deserve a big pb and i look forward to your report.
First run since Sunday's half tonight.
3.5M @ 9:37m/m @ 69.1% HRav ....
...... ohhh, hang on did i say 69.1% ? Silly me, I was forgetting i've got a brand spanking new HRmax from Sunday's race, what i should have said was
3.5M @ 9:37m/m @ 66.8% HRav
Tek - that sort of run must give you huge confidence.
mace - thanks: yes, but still fussing a bit about bad drift on long runs - getting better but not much time left...well done for getting out again
What's your HR rising to on the long runs ? And do you take any gels ?
something wrong with the forum tonight - if this is a double post, sorry
ok, mace...looking at the four September runs
The three 20+ milers I managed to keep the HR below 83%max - but running a slow 9.30 - 10.00mm pace. Last one was sub70% for 17 miles, then I started to spike.
On the run with a MP section, I hit nearly 95% at the end of the Half Mara (19m into a 22m run) - stupid sprint finish...
Actually writing this down has made me think the drift ain't that bad...
Gels? No, not in training. 60g per hour on race day, though...
JSN - all the best for Sunday
Hope to do first post-marathon run tomorrow (with group)
Doesn't look too shabby at all, Tek
And on the 22 you put in a couple of low 8m/m's from memory to hit 95% !?
I reckon you look good and with gels to come for the real thing .... i'd have a few quid on you
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