I only got a stitch once in the great north run and that was cause I went off too fast i think and it was too hot so all went wrong .. sorry thats all i have to offer
Khani - loved your race report, sounds like it went really well and your family are beautiful!
Shades - thank you very much for working out my paces. Can't wait to try them out. Unfortunately it doesn't look like this will be straight away as at the moment I cannot run! Felt fine during HM on Sunday, went out for 10k recovery run on Monday, no problem. Rested Tuesday, then went out for a slow 10k hills route on Wednesday. I normally try to run this quite fast but my legs were feeling a bit tired after Sunday so I ran at a fairly easy but constant pace. Yesterday I went out for a planned 16k but from about 3k in started having twinges in my knee (same knee I jarred jumping from window a couple of weeks ago); This got steadily worse until I had to stop running altogether and actually had to walk the last 6k back home. Have been out on bike today and that is no prob but there is no way I can run. Am VERY worried. Have googled symptoms (knew this was a mistake as I was doing it) and it looks like it might be it band thing. Anyway, will not run for a few days and pray.
Wow I feel like such a grown up today I was meant to do a 5 mile run - I was going to run it easy pace as I have done no tempo runs since my injury. My tendon attachment points were twinging a little though which is when i did the grown up thing. I decided to skip my run to prevent injury!
Wow, I bet you never thought you would see the day huh? Lol. Will wait until Sunday when i have a 20 mile run scheduled. Plan to do 15 miles at 10 min/mile and then do the last 5 miles at 9 min/miles.
meh whats up with this stupid forum.....
Lol er i cant actually run that slow these days without concentrating i can bimble along 9:15-9:30 pace though happily enough and manage to go a little slower in the dark. I think i'll stick to 8:45 pace target for Blackpool which would be 3:50 approx.
The tempo pace is for what sort of distances? It seems to slow to me as my current 10k PB is 7:45 pace.
My Macmillan times are supposedly these Long Runs 8:38 to 9:55. Easy Runs 8:33 to 9:35. Tempo runs 7:43 to 8:00. Tempo Intervals 7:32 to 7:51. 800m reps 3:26 to 3:35.1000m reps 4:24 to 4:38. 1200m reps 5:17 to 5:37 Mile Reps 7:21 to 7:33. Althugh i'd be highly unlikely to be going sub 9 on a long run
Tonight I'm mostly having trifle
mamafox - start doing some of the ITB stretches several times a day, it's a very common injury during marathon training.
Khanivore - you did the right thing by resting. Sometimes, less is more. And without the tempo runs you still did a cracking half marathon last week.
Keith - re forum, when I'm typing it's in tiny font, most annoying but I'm getting used to it.
Re paces the tempo is for up to about 5 or so you most certainly wouldn't want to do that distance in training at faster than 10k pace.
Rattler - yuk
Hi Clag - just put your recent half time in the pace calculator and your long run advised pace is 9.10 to 10.10 min/miles.
So I would not advise trying to go any faster than the pace you do with your friends. Doing a long run faster will not give you a faster marathon time, in fact it will probably have the opposite effect.
Your mid week training runs are too fast too. Should be nearer 9.10 pace, but you can up the last couple of miles to MP if you want
Great time at Smokies well done
Must dash, off to get my hair cut
I knew I was going to have a late night last night (Friday) and Saturday, so I managed to get my long run after work. I got 16 miles in at 10min/mile pace, which I know is a bit quick, but I did purposefully speed up for the last 4 miles. I felt okay and it may sound strange, but I don't think I'm still 100% recovered from the half last weekend.
Shades - I mentioned a 10K I'm doing in March. I've been having a look on Garmin Connect for a race profile and it seems it's mainly down hill. All being well, I think I'm bound to get a PB but will it actually count? The forum isn't letting me post a screenshot but the course starts at 200ft and ends at about 40ft. Here is an example.
Beautiful day today - so sad I can't run. Thank you for advice Shades, will google IT band stretches.
Good running this weekend everyone
Big G - I see it's UKA permitted race so there should be no problem with the distance, a short course would invalidate any PB's. So as far as I know there is no reason why you can't use a PB on this course as a PB record. If you were going for a qualifying time or a world record then it might be a different matter.
(((mamafox))) you will have to rest for a little while then start back training gently, but the stretches should help.
Emmy - hope the long run went well.
Hair is fine, I trust my hairdresser
Sofaboy - have a good time, don't wipe out too many weeks training in one mega session of partying
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