What: a.m. 2.57m easy; p.m. 9.56m easy.
Why: Base building.
Best I've felt on a wednesday run for quite a while, but last long run was the worst I've felt for a while. Never a problem being on form for quality sessions - if I can feel good on the wed and long I will be fairly strong.
Good to see everyone getting some miles in wherever possible.
Well done to those of you that trained outside today on the ice! I was watching Sky News to check the weather back in England and they showed one guy pull up his car on the side of a main road, jump out in full running kit and bound off in the snow beating all the cars ahead in the traffic jam - haha very impressive.
D.D. No questions yet about Dubai but I'm sure I'll have plenty nearer the time.
Re. Yasso's. I wish they were a good indicator of marathon finish time. Quite early in my training I ran 8 reps with a 2min rest all @3.25 pace. I know you should do 10 but I'm sure I could now and didn't find it to be one of the hardest sessions I've done. Going off my long runs recently I'm nowhere near 3.25 mara time but wish I was!
What: 21.5M Long run
Why: Should've ben 20M but felt good and kept going. Penultimate long run over 20M before full mara 5 weeks away.
Last hard: Today
Last rest: Friday
20M planned today at +30s per mile mara pace. Was going well then hit a rough patch @ 10M and was going to call it a day. Bumped into a club member going the other way and joined him instead of stopping. He was running a lot slower @10mm pace so I just jogged chatted and enjoyed - before I knew it I was 4M off my route and a further 4M from home. Left him and picked up the pace going back - legs felt great after 14M so picked up to Mara pace to bring back my time target. Within 2M of my house decided to take a detour to the gym. Quick 5 min stop to enter and get a drink then jumped on the dreadmill for the last 2M now running 15s per mile faster than marathon pace, got to 20M felt good so increased speed and stopped at 21.5. Stopped the Garmin and I'd just about brought the overall pace back to target following the very slow jogging with my friend in the middle. Stopped Garmin then remembered house was another mile away from gym so jogged back making the total about 22.5M in the end. Didn't go anywhere near as planned today but a good run nonetheless.
Take care on the slippy roads everyone.
What: 10 mins slippy today and yesterdayWhy: couldn't stay on my feet much longer! As icy as I've ever known it around here (27 years in my house as of today!).Can't afford to fall over now that my arm is well on the mend.
Some good running from plenty of others though!
Lyrics: not today.
Nice to see so much mileage being bagged in the face of the elements and underfoot conditions.
managed to bag 5.5 miles more myself at lunchtime at work. Was running on a frozen layer - but it seemed to be mainly of hail and there was a surprising amount of traction available.
HR was about 10 bpm too high all the way through though and this evening following trips to Morrisons & Sainsbury's (punctuated by another painful massage session) I suspect I'm beginning to find out why - there's an increasing sniffle taking hold. Just hope the Vit C, Echinacea and Manuka honey can keep it at bay....
Still on the treadmill as icy down here.... 5m done.
Plan to do a longer run tomorrow providing no ice...
Paddy - I wouldn't be against running Christmas Day persay, but I have to admit I am totally looking forward to 2 complete days of nothing but family stuff. Jr between having his birthday tomorrow and Christmas Day right after is completely wound up. It's great fun
chickadee - it was indeed. I think the worst of it was simply having to work whilst supposedly off, but all's well that ends well as it looks like I'll get both the overtime and the holiday back Are you ok to be back running btw?
LMH - I've got my own treadie, but cheers.
Nice one Sandrunner.
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