AGF - Cheers, legs are a bit tender now! Still got last weeks farcical half in them, as well as yesterdays race.
MG - I think I'll do 20 on Sat/Sun and finish up with 5 on Monday, so a 13 day taper. But I expect to do very very little running in the 2 weeks leading up. The taper mileage on the P&D plans looks mental to me. I really only expect to run 25-30 miles in the 13 days leading in. Probably do a lot of swimming though.
After reading the advice I think I shall probably go with the 21 ...SLOWLY on Tues as this week is mad shift wise, she ( matron ) kindly stuck me on an extra night shift tomorrow to completely bugger my week up..plus I have the eldest son and grandsons staying the rest of this week till Fri...oh for Christ sake whose idea was this ruddy P&D schedule
Went for swim today not much just half mile but nice stretch out.
AGF I am truly gutted for you you were running so well I do hope things improve soon
STEWARTC re the MP run I would do it P&D style as part of the 16 , I did 17 with 14...you could do 16 with 10/12, dont do it instead of the speed work do it as well just to make it real hard core..THEN next time round you can do this fricking schedule
SM6 have you run a 20 just 2 weeks out before in marathon training ? mind you mine has a 17....yes this is a tough schedule to follow, thinking back to the beginning of December I was so excited and couldn't wait for it to start...BUT NOW !!! after 15 weeks and over 850 miles run over the coldest windiest crappiest winter in 2000 years I really have had enough only and if I dont get a PB I will actually kill someone
MG1 how can you nearly forget intervals ?? nice days training well done
TEK I take it you were in the purple top ? well done again
Intervals tomorrow 800s ? no far too easy ,1k reps ? no still too easy ..dont be silly
6 x 1200s !! and done as part of an 11 miler...oh what fun
OH all that snow and you are still smiling
That should have read "Finished up having fun pushing cars in snow" (B!**dy smart phones!)Yes still quite a bit of snow but quite pretty
Its still very cold but the sun is shining !!
NP a day off will have done you good, I felt loads better after an extra rest day last Friday.
Tek - not as good a finish as FRANKFURT where you nearly took off Well done again mate, a well deserved obliteration of your pb
First running day of taper for me NP ... 7 recovery w 8x100 strides ; i feel like a right lazy fecker already
What's the general rules on quality during a taper ? I assume it's ok to chuck some MP miles into the remaining long runs ( 17 + 13 ) ? or do you run them MP +10/+20 ? or just slow ?
NP - hope whatever it was is out of your system mate and i'm sure you can afford a little break.
We've been very lucky round here, hardly any snow to speak of but bloody cold. I know how you feel as i think i'm ready for taper. I feel ok but the weather is just a right downer.
This time last year was shorts and T-Shirt weather !!!
Stewart - I'd do as AGF says - Sat parkrun as the "tune-up" race, Sun do the LR 16 with X @MP. I'd also be tempted to drop the V.02 the following week and replace it with a MP run.
Stuart well done for slogging out the 18.3m
HM I sooo hope so
MG well done on the cross training and treddie intervals
NN yes that's me in the purple vest. Nice swimming. That intervals session sounds brutal. In fact I know it's brutal. Good luck!
OH well done on the 8 miles
NP I don't know what she was doing - if you see the start line she's right up there with the elites. Not fun letting 160 people go past you! That Saturday run sounded hardcore. Enjoy the 7 miler
Mace LOL. Nice 7m plus strides. Yes I think it's ok to add some MP miles, just don't go nuts.
Fiona that sounds like a really busy week. Hope the hip is easier this afternoon.
AGF - how are the aches and pains?
6.7m this morning, a bit on my own then through the woods/mud/snow with the club. Left foot still sore but better than yesterday.
Help fiona why ?? I think its the only time I will get to fit it in now
Very impressive pace for your 20 miler Fiona I went full blast at all the sessions there and actually came back from that trip knackered lol, so yes skip that race !!
NP be sensible hope you feel better soon
Mace have a good taper, no snow here either....all winter !!
Tek sounds like a couple easy days and that foot will be fine still VERY early since your race
Well done guys.
Second run of the day done in and around MP. Felt a little better
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