Barry-marathon training is going well I see.Interesting about your shoe crisis...wonder if you just couldnt get used to running slowly possibly engaging different muscles and found your mojo again at a fast pace.
Chick-great placing on Sunday well done.This low HR training may be worth a try.Im looking forward to my post race meal already.
AA-looks like the knee is on the mend so all should be good for you.Venice isnt the easiest of running cities hence the laps-wonder where the route of their marathon goes..thats in a few weeks. What is your running plan from now on?
Nell-good to see you back and another quality HM there from you yesterday. Im sure youcould bang out a good marathon time tomorrow.Did you say that youll be at London next year...probably in the FGFA section.
Minni-so pleased your return has gone well and you're confident to ramp it up after Marine Corps.Good solid training too and fingers crossed for that GFA.Patience will pay off. Ive never been to lisbon so am looking forward to it. The first 21k is pretty undulating with a series of hills from from a base of 1-5m upto 20-25m approx (I would call that hilly) and the rest is less so but with a proper hill towards the end. Im not expecting PBs and am doing this one for charity so it should be a fun(?) morning.
Bit shocked yesterday to see I had put 8lb on in 10days so now on a starvation diet for a week. Did a test 10k last night around my usual route-splits:7.36,7.12,7.22,7.11,7.10,7.13,1.23. Didnt feel easy and was a minute slower than 3 weeks ago . Need to get one more LR in this week I think.
Chick- very well done there and a great confidence builder for the future. Pressure is on AA and I now
AA- I know how you feel. I've been troubled with my back for he last week and wonder if running is a good idea except it's less painful when I do. Trust the trainng. You'll be fine. Ice got to try and lose the weight I've accumulated the last 10days so I'm not expecting great things in Lisbon.
Oh no it's now thunder and raining in Venice -as if there's not already enough water here.
Managed just over 200 miles in September and about 41 slow miles this week. Just done 8miles on a half mile circuit around my hotel. Seem to have lost my speed so will be glad to try and sharpen up at home next week