Week 4 day 1 (12 with 60 sec rest, 14 with 60 sec rest, 11 with 60 sec rest, 10 with 2 min rest & finally 18).
Well done guys.
4 miles done this morning (longest run in about 5 months) with ave pace of 10.58 min miles. I'm really surprised I'm running that quickly so soon. Could this be an effect of the press ups strengthening my core?
Well done HM4.
Very pleasant walk over Costa Head in blue skies - a part of Orkney I've not been over before (although I've been "under" a few times
Sounding strong HM4.
Still not 100% first thing so just in from a 5 mile treadmill run, 3 at 6:55mm pace. Calves a bit tight but feeling better. Dashing off to deliver Beanie (my cat) to her holiday home! Will catch up tomorrow.
Fiona - Nice run
HM - Good running
Tek - Nice run today. Although your posts aren't filling me with confidence ahead of Lochaber!
Mace - Nice easy run this morning
MG - Sounds like a good workout in the gym
Jason - Good running, good luck with the 10k on Sunday
Stewart - I think you can look at 4 hours as realistic. You've put in the miles, and it sounds like you could have went faster on Sunday had you not been waiting for your running partner.
EveningMACE thanks for the reply I felt much better than I was expecting to be honest it rounded off a 70 mile week I was really tired from 3 busy nightsthen had the littlest grandson for 2 days/ nights and by the time I eventually got out for run late Sunday I was knackered.So yes I aM now in that dilemma do I dare start a bIt faster than what I thought was marathon pace, I don't think I have the confidence and will start off at 8.20s and see how I feel at half way.
TEK yes thanks for nothing lol..no seriously I guess its all about confidence in the training,I am finding if I run at the suggested paces set out in p&d my hr is too low, so if I run the long runs at HR times are the paces set out for 3.30 but I dont have the confidence to run 8 min miling from the start...Oh bum I am confused !! Having said.that I am glad to say I have never felt quite as bad as you have during a marathon
Fiona have a lovely time are you going with anyone of just going on your own ? I hope beanie enjoys her hols too
MG1 your half time is the same as mine and I run 3.40 marathon which is under 8.30s hoping for a few mins off that this year so yes you should aim at least 8.20s-8.30 which plan do you intend following ?
48 hours on shift ? is that what you mean ? thats harsh !!! well done on the 2 runs..and thanks for the reply
MG1 your long runs are strong I have seen the splits go for it !!
HM fantastic sets - keep it up. Nice 4m - and yes, I think the stronger core helps...
OH glad you're up and about
Fiona nice treddie tempo. Enjoy the holiday!
Stuart sorry - I'm always the prophet of doom on here
MG good tempo and bike work
NN I guess you have to ask yourself "would I be happy with a 3h36?" If no, go for the 3:30. If yes, then that's probably where you'll end up. I'm wavering back to 3h36 at the moment...we'll see after my Half on Sunday.
NP nice double again yesterday, and good treddie 10m this morning
1m warm up then 9m run with a 83%max ceiling as a MP test. Came in at a disappointing 8:05mm, but no real drift in the last few miles. Progress of sorts
Tek I would be VERY happy with a 3.36 even a 3.38 even a 3.39.59 anything but over 3.40
Well done on the MP effort yourself
NP 10 miles on a dreadmill...good effort indeed
Pathetic slow heavy legged 12.5 miler in 2 hours for me this morning plus pilates class
Right to fit in with everyone else here I got just this foam roller, now ,someone tell me what to do with it, decent suggestions only please !!
Tek - you are in 3:30 Shape and IMHO should go for it. Definately. The taper has a brilliant effect - especially with the miles you have done.
I have a conumdrum !! Berlin is my A race for the year. brighton is meant to be a stepping stone.
However - I feel busted again/still. In short I have been hobbling on/off since the HM a couple of weeks ago. After the weekend run I have strains in the hips/quads/hams again. A Sports massage tonight - will see how it goes.
However I am seriously considering not running brighton. My body feels like it does after a marathon PB attempt - shattered. Not good. I do not want to run a mediocre run at brighton and then be busted further and impact Berlin.
The 1:29:58 half makes me feel that in right condition I can run sub 3:15 and get GFA - so I will be dissapointed with say a 3:25 in brighton. That would be a great PB - but I know I will be dissapointed - yet my body is not ready for a 3:15 attempt due to these niggles/strains etc.
Sorry for rambling / moaning.. frustrated thats all with these injuries/niggles
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