Come on peeps, manup!
8x800 (60s) on track last night. 2.54 avg. Blinkin warm!
70mins in the lovely 26' Leeds sunshine today at lunchtime. Trying to drink 3 litres of juice per day. That's a few toilet stops!
Well, 15mi in 1hr50 done and dusted...especially the dusted bit. I was pretty tired by the end after yesterday's LT run and sunday's 22mi....but this will all make me stronger, right?!
Chick you are lucky with your asthma - mine has started playing up with this heat. As a result I am not sure if I will get out for my recovery run later this evening as I am having trouble regulating my breathing just sitting still! But we know that recovery runs are non-essential, right
26-27c perfectly Spring like, its currently 32.5c here
I think that I may actually prefer running in the cold - and I quite enjoyed running in the snow apart from the day that I slipped and ended up with a small tear in my hamstring which then forced me to pull out of Brighton marathon. I hate, hate, hate running in the wind though.
Good luck on your race Tiny.
Nice running 15W
Hot weather set to continue...infact for us in the NW going to get hotter. Quite some heatwave this becoming. Some interesting info nicked from another thread:
Galloway's Book on Running (1984) has a chart called "Adjusting race pace for heat".
Estimated temperature at finish...Slower than goal pace55-60 degrees.....1%60-65 degrees.....3%65-70 degrees.....5%70-75 degrees.....7%75-80 degrees.....12%80-85 degrees.....20%above 85.....forget it, run for fun
Converting to proper units this would be:
According to this, ideal temperature is lower for longer distances:
Oh dear Tiny hope you survived your fell race.Lisa: a lot of people suffer with asthma in the spring/summer, so I guess I'm very lucky. It's a different story in Jan/Feb though I just wish it could be 10 or 12 degrees every morning when I'm out for my run Interesting stats there 15W so my 11 miler this morning (av. pace 7:59) was in fact 5% quicker as it was 20 degrees out there with 93% humidity.
Correct...and my long run on the weekend was infact a 22mi mp run, and my LT run was a VO2 max session. All good.
7mi easy run for me today...might run less depending on how legs feel.
Oh yes, and I zoomed around my 5(ish) mile race yesterday at 3k pace.
I'm not sure whether those stats are good news or bad news....
At my current pace in this heat I'll be smashin the 3 hour barrier in my October marathon.... on the other hand my 11k hilly race on Saturday evening in 30c+ heat will be at a snails pace.
13k with 10x100 strides today... little bit cooler this morning but legs aching.... couple of days off now (sorry, taper) before my race.
Well I survived.......just. That was the most brutal and hardcore fell race I've ever done. I felt like I was on the Krypton Factor and was just waiting for Gordon Burns to jump out.
It started with knee high grass on a single track (so chest-high grass for me). The grass on either side of the narrow track was so overgrown you couldn't see the ground so you kind of just had to run blind and hope for the best. Saw everyone around me constantly falling over and it was horrendous on the ankles.
THen we were out onto open moorland aka welcome to divot hell. Horrible tussocks and holes everywhere. Managed to fall, put out my arms to save my face, did a press up and got back up again! I didn't care about finish time, just wanted to get to the end in one piece. A few of my friends took some nasty tumbles and a clubmate had a horrible fall onto a huge rock and badly grazed her hip. It was a war of attrition. I have never been so happy to see a finish line in all my life. But then the midges attacked us as we were cheering everyone in.
It was really well organised and flagged but it was just too hardcore for me. Average heart rate 184 - not good. The hills were fine and I ran them all no problem but the terrain was just far too technical for me. Could have pushed it a bit more but just wasn't worth snapping an ankle. Finished in 1hr 20mins. Very happy to be getting back to tarmac and marathon training!
Crikey Tiny, rather you than me! That sounds brutal even without the hot weather.
Cripes Tiny! Well done!. I'm not ever sure what a tussock or a divot is. I do know what a hole is though. And a rock.
7 very slow miles done at lunchtime.
Tiny glad you survived the race, but that sounds like too much like hard work in the summer heat.
Well I have actually stuck to the plan for a change and completed my 11 mile run pretty hard work initially as was still very hot to begin with but overall dare I say enjoyable.
13mi for me today. Going to get up to 28C here in Manchester. Lovely.
Going to be a hot one alright. Yesterday was 8M with 4M tempo. Tempo came out as 6.40 pace, which is slower than target mp! Can't blame the heat either cos the hr didnt go anywhere. Legs were tired, didn't feel like they'd recovred from Tuesdays track session.
Onwards and downwards.
wow Tiny! Well toughed out . Off roady stuff is not for me I think. Too much hard work!Hi Shaz, good to see you 8 miles with 3 x 1 mile @ 10k pace. Not much resemblance to the original P&D schedule left ... but ok training for a half, I guess.
ML11 today, with last 4 at target marathon pace. I'm now trying to hold back over the early miles to leave some energy for some MP miles towards the end.
Previously I've run more of a constant pace over the whole run, though usually at the quicker end of the recommended training paces.
Got my 10mile MLR in at 5.30am this morning. Earliest I have ever done a run.
Forgot what its like to run in normal temperatures, felt refreshing.
Have been keeping the same pace in my MLR and LSR must refer back to the book as it looks like most people are doing MP miles near the end of their long runs.
My lunchtime 13mi was another hot and sweaty affair. Looks like there will be a bit of a breakdown of this heatwave next week sometime...might go out with a bang or a whimper...but will hopefully be followed by cooler temperatures, but also more unsettled.
I'm seriously considering not racing tomorrow evening.... was due an 11k hilly race at 6:30pm but it'll still be over 30c then and I'm dreading it.
Might be better off getting my scheduled 24k run in early in the morning.
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