Unlucky on the cancelled races all. 10 miles at 7.45 [ace for me and eyeing up a 16 or 18 miler tomorrow if the weather allows me.
Its an endurance event this marathoning - physically, mentally and emotionally. Will be a challenge hitting the miles over the next few days, but its still early days.
Sorry to hear about everyone's cancelled races, though I suppose I'd rather that than come on here on Sunday and hear about everyone's broken bones etc. It seems to be 'slow and cautious' weather rather than racing weather.
I'm still going out in the snow though it was quite slushy today and I'm hoping for some fresh snow overnight as I think it'll be better in trail shoes than icy canal towpaths... today I only did 4 miles recovery as I was planning to (and did) jog to the gym for a pilates class and then back again, so 6 miles in total but not all at once. If I manage the 20 miles tomorrow I'll be up to 69 miles for the week!
5 and a bit recovery for me tonight before work...20 tomorrow..
Forecast bloody freezing..but no snow here,..
Pity about the cancelled races, ..
Mennania..yes its all very character building..
My work makes think I am mad running even 6 miles before a shift I don't even bother to tell them how many miles I run in a week it just sounds stupid or they wouldn't believe it..
Sorry to see about all the cancelled races. Last year I ran the cancelled Watford Half-Marathon on my treadmill rather than mess about trying to rearrange my plan. It was better than nothing.
NN - I probably wouldn't consider running on a treadmill if I lived in your area of the country! You're the second person I've seen mention those Yaktrax. Do they last a long time? Also, do they make you run differently?
Mark1981 - thanks for the help. The calf drops certainly hit the spot, so hopefully it's no big deal.
NP - hope you're 20 miler goes / is going well. I've got my first one in another fortnight.
Ten, I've got yaktrax too. They don't make you run differently as far as I can tell, but you can feel they're there. I'm going to take them on my 20 miler in the pocket of my bottle bag and put them on if I feel like I'm slipping in my trail shoes. They're fine and make you feel safe, but I'll be more comfortable not wearing them unless I have to. I used them last winter before I had trail shoes, so they've lasted at least that long. Only thing they're not good for is running over wet metal manhole covers.
Hello - just back from 18mi in 2hr13. For the 10 MP miles it was hard to keep an even pace due to ice/obstacles etc., was aiming for 6.40 min/mi but everytime looked at garmin was somewhere between 6.25 and 7.00 min/mi.
Well ran 15W, just about to do likewise although 7.15 aim for MP miles and judging by snow/ice may have to do those miles on the treadie.
Good luck for all other long runs today in harsh conditions including NN after working a night shift
Only managed 10.85 miles on the treadmill. Couldn't take the heat and humidity any more. Really disappointed at not completeing my run. Snowing heavily here so outside not practicle. Beginning to hate the snow.
Well I am up and thinking about it.. had brekky..just waiting for it to go down a bit..
15w nice running it must be so nice being able to run that fast and an 18 miler done in the time it would take me to do 15 !!
Ten I did feel a bit cautious at first with the on but soon got my confidence and my pacing wasn't affected, I used them for weeks a couple of years ago, and they are good to go now, but I haven't need them yet
SR 10.85 is a damn sight further than I could manage on a treddy....my eldest son is also moaning about the snow he lives in Surrey too and is training for a half..he was hoping to get a 15 done today..my grand kids there love it though..
Litertin well done on your recovery run hope your long run went ok and a nice 69 for the week.
15 West well done on your long run, nice that you where able to get close to some MP Miles in it.
NN good luck on your Long run
Markf enjoy your treadmill run and MP sections in it.
SR Well done on your 10 miles on the treadmill.
Well 20.34m in 02:39:20 over 90% of this was in the snow and at one point in a bit of a blizzard, the last 5 miles in to a head wind that was bitterly cold, glad its out the way hot bath and defrost, will get on the foam roller later.
Wow, NP, no blizzards here so now I can't really complain about conditions for my long run! We didn't get the extra snow we'd been forecast here, so instead pavements were a bit icy but the paths by the river were more just hard-packed snow that I could get an okay grip on in my trail shoes. So I did the 20 miles in 2:48 and wasn't going to worry about pace too much but in the end found I was able to hit more or less the paces I was aiming for as the ground wasn't too slippy. First and last miles a bit slower because of icy pavements, but miles 2-9 around 8:45ish, then speeding up to between 8 and 8:15 for the next five miles, then 7:50 for miles 16-19 until I had to slow down again.
Well done to everyone who got out, but even more so to anyone sensible enough to know not to when conditions are too bad! (I think I would find that even harder)
Sorry to hear of all the cancelled races/disrupted plans to training etc due to the weather - seem to have escaped it all here in North Devon (bit of snow overnight on Thursday but was all gone by Friday afternoon)
Well just completed week 5 of the schedule with the 18M MP run this morning. Ran the 1st 6M @ 7:30 pace then 6.46, 6.46, 6.36, 6.42, 6.34, 6.27, 6.28, 6.36, 6.39, 6.37 and then a 2M cool down (7.24, 8.14) to finish - feel tired but satisfied that the 10M MP section seemed comfortable
Hope everyone's runs go well today
It has been snowing here all day. Very fine snow, but it has been non-stop. I'd actually like to go out for an easy run, but am sticking to my planned rest day.
Thanks for further info on Yaktrax NN/Literatin. I was pleased how steady my trail shoes were yesterday, but unfortunately they do not cope so well on compacted ice.
Great pacing Dave - looks like you had a great confidence booster.
Well done with the 20+ NP, especially in the current conditions.
I'll be doing tomorrow's LT session on the treadmill. If my calf injury holds up, I hope to get outside again midweek.
Sorry to hear about all the cancelled races. We still haven't had any snow apart from high on the hills.
Lot's of big mileages posted today. Well done to NP and Literatin with their 20's.
I did 17 miles this morning with 10 at PMP, tbh they were probably closer to HMP as they were all between 6.44 to 6.52. (I must learn some self restraint.)
The last time that I ran this route was just 3 weeks before I ran last years Edinburgh Marathon. Today I did it 13 minutes quicker than last year (despite averaging 9.30 for the first 5 miles today) and my avg HR was 3 bpm lower than last year.
The last 13.1 miles of todays run (which included 1 mile of my 5 warm up & 2.1 miles cool down) took just under 1hr 33min which I'm very happy with considering my PB for a half is 1hr 39min (In September 12).
I can't wait until I actually race a half, unfortunately that's not until the middle of March.
Today's run brings my weekly total to about 43 miles which I appreciate is low in comparison to some of you monsters but it is my highest weekly total ever. I'm feeling good but still looking forward to next weeks recovery week.
Good running all.
Looks like we're getting a dog.
15West wrote (see)
Good running all. Looks like we're getting a dog.
I hope it can run!!
Fiona, 2:30 on the treadmill is incredible. I've only just started using one and only as a last resort, and I've yet to last longer than about half an hour.
Fiona J wrote (see)
I'm considering it warm weather training!
Good run and great attitude Fiona. This kind of training is good preparation IMHO. The problem with a spring marathon is that it is often run under much warmer conditions than we are used to training in during winter.
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