P + D training for VLM 2013

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15/02/2013 at 13:56

Chick your 15 sounds as dismal as mine, actually worse as you had to run it in the dark

In fact it looks as if those 15 milers were pretty grim weather wise as well as mentally challenging, well done everyone, this thread is inspiring us all on

Just worked out my last non running day was 19 days ago !!as I have been doing easy 4-5 recovery runs instead of resting on mondays..and this week I did that stupid way off scheduled track session and suffered for it... oooops think I am due a rest day so nothing for me today, (better practice what I preach )then easy 5 tomorrow. 10 mile race Sunday, not  a pb course, but  I would like a course pb ..

And recovering in the Caymen Islands !! sounds terrible NP poor you..

15/02/2013 at 14:26
Night Nurse wrote (see)

10 mile race Sunday, not  a pb course, but  I would like a course pb ..


NN of  course, good luck with it

15/02/2013 at 15:00

what's your current course PB?

15/02/2013 at 16:44
HeOw wrote (see)
Chickadee - bloody hell - what time you do your 15? Well

Got up at 4am, left house around 4:20ish  

Good luck NN and other racers this weekend

15/02/2013 at 16:49
I have been wiped out today with some kind of stomach bug. I did a recovery run last night at about the slowest pace I've ever run. I suppose sometimes the body really is trying to tell you something isn't right! Luckily it's a rest day but I'm not sure about racing on Sunday any more.
15/02/2013 at 17:34

AG 1.19 

Chick Christ almighty that's dedication !!

Caz take care don't do it if you are doubtful, not only will you be disapointed but also ruin next weeks training

15/02/2013 at 17:38

Hope you make the race Caz.  Good luck to everyone racing this weekend!

I've received the Silverstone race pace - exciting! 

Great day for running today - feels like spring has sprung 

Really enjoyed today's 8m GA with strides.  The first time I have ever tried running strides outdoors!  How cool are they?  They always feel so hard on the treadmill when I max out at 6:40 pace (9mph), but today I hit 4:37 (13mph) pace and enjoyed every one of them.  They just didn't feel so regimented.  I didn't even know I could go that fast   (albeit just for 30 or 40 yards of the strides).

Rest day tomorrow, followed by a nice easy fourteen miler on Sunday to round off the recovery week (43m total).  Next week looks intimidating, so god only knows why I'm looking forward to it!   

15/02/2013 at 17:49

Ten well done for hitting that pace !! the strides are my fav sessions I think, I couldn't imagine doing them on treadmill.

You are looking forward to next week cos you are a highly tuned, dedicated  motivated athelete  !! (or mad ) 

15/02/2013 at 18:13
Night Nurse wrote (see)

You are looking forward to next week cos you are a highly tuned, dedicated  motivated athelete  !! (or mad ) 

D'oh!   The prognosis doesn't look good.

15/02/2013 at 19:47

Bloody hell, Ten, I can't go that fast on my strides.

Caz, hope you feel better soon but I agree with NN -- don't do it if you're not sure you're well enough.

And I don't think I've ever been awake at 4am.

Just done a 13.5mile MLR, 6 on my own then the rest with the club, in 1:47. Now off to the pub.

15/02/2013 at 19:52

I am often awake at 4am but I am paid to be awake at that time !!

Nice MLR lit..enjoy the refueling down the pub, soaps for me tonight ( sad old woman that I am )

Ten there are a few of us here in the same boat 

15/02/2013 at 20:17
Good advice NN and Lit. I agree there is no point in racing if not up to it. It's annoying but at least it's not VLM this weekend!
15/02/2013 at 21:37

Did the 13 miler this evening.  Got a bit carried away with a new pair of trainers and did it in 1.32.


Will feel it on my 20 miler tomorrow morning.

16/02/2013 at 10:21

Off for a four mile plod on a flat stretch of road with some hmp strides in it in readiness for tomorrows little jaunt around Wrexham ind est.

HeOw and Craig - I am no 528 and will be getting there in good time for a mile or so warm up if you guys are available to day hi.  Have felt vaguely off all taper but thats nown new. If I can get myself to mile 3 somewhere near PB pace and feeling relaxed gonna give it an almighty whirl. If not its a pmp training session for the last 10 miles.

SR - speedy stuff

Lit - nice MLR.

Ten - Rapid stuff.

16/02/2013 at 11:02
Hello. 7 slow miles along Thames this morning, with a few half hearted strides. Have got rid of family, now on a tour of various London pubs withal visit to the emirates in the middle.
16/02/2013 at 11:28

Mennania - What is your target time for the half tomorrow

16/02/2013 at 11:42

How exactly to you measure these strides and what pace do you do them, I have never done them.

16/02/2013 at 11:59

Did last weeks 20 miler this morning - did a half marathon race last week.

Wasn't as tough as I thought it would be considering I did a 13 mile run last night.  Had to switch Saturday and Sunday around as visiting parents tomorrow.

16/02/2013 at 13:07

Mo Farah's running the first half of VLM 2013:


Edited: 16/02/2013 at 13:08
16/02/2013 at 14:39
Craig, would be great yo get 1.23.xx but everything will have to come together for that.
Strides are a short increase in effort to a much faster pace then hold it for a short period and then return to aerobic pace. So today I did 3 x strides with 250 m at hmp
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