AA- I'm just about avoiding injury but really enjoying my running at the moment -just hoping to go into January with a good base to start marathon training properly .Your going really well now - some fast long swims already and great cycling in horrible conditions . Build up your run miles and that GFA will be in the bag ...Nell and I need you at the start in London with us
A couple of swims this week and 15 k last night
Back from my holiday in St Lucia and its very quiet here
AA-when is your marathon and where?Ready for it?Great tri stuff going on-you'll be ready for that IM by Xmas -then maybe you can focus on London-or is that your plan anyway?
Chick-I bet you will run 20 miles next year-the miles are in your legs which just need a gentle reminder.Odd getting blisters so easy any idea why??Any more snow your way-the pistes need some?
Barry-yes that pic/banner was everywhere-what's it like to be a star?Looks like your tri training is moving along nicely
Nell-those paces look gut busting -I wimp out when I feel my heart pumping hard but maybe I need to do some.I fancy some X country but I'm not in a running club and feel I've left it a bit late. Hope the back is ok now.
Pretty active holiday managing on average 1.5 to2.5 hours of swimming/runs/fitness classes a day.Still managed to put on weight-all muscle I hope.The ex hurdler Colin Jackson took a few classes which made me realise what a different league he's in-even now- and how I need to do more strength and flexibility work.
Home on Friday,10.5k run Saturday and another Lancaster HM on Sunday.Nice and cold ,just as I like it and even after the holiday still managed to scrape under 1.30 with 89.58 including a last k in 4.08m. 34th overall and 1st V55 but I left before prize giving so no idea if there was anything for that ....probably not.That's my 3rd HM this year 87m,88m and 89m .Need to reverse that trend.
AA-another one in 4 weeks ?Which one?You could do what I tend to do in the last 4 weeks- wk4-20m LR, 12m MLR, 10m tempo/mp , wk3 18m LR, 11m MLR, 8m tempo/mp, wk2-13mLR , 8m MLR, 8m tempo/mp, wk 1 7m with 3mp rest.If I cant get the 20 in week 4 I change the 18 to 20 in week 3. But then again Nell's plan is more sensible Wonder how the cross training translates into marathon conditioning?Good luck.
Nell- I did 20 because I got carried away on my 16 mile plan.It was a bit tough as it was my first long run since Leicester.Anyway it proved I still had the distance in my legs.I read your varied training with the eyes of a green eyed monster-I am struggling to run consistently at the moment.I know what you mean about the cold-I couldn't undo my laces after my run on Friday.What will be your next race?And yes...give Strava a look.
Barry- any nerves an starting the schedule or just the thought its a long time ahead of you? Looks like your running is continuing to go well. I saw the photo -its everywhere in the city-pity I didn't realise it was you.I was in a photo advertising the Southport sprint tri in a group waiting to start the swim-I'm the only one looking the wrong way.
17 mile LR on Friday in horrible weather-my face was stinging in the hale showers.37 for the week.Nothing this weekend and a 2k slow swim and 7.5m on the TM yesterday.I might run 100 miles this month if I'm lucky.
Nell-good to see your runs getting faster. It seems to have warmed up here again so I will continue in shorts for the time being too. Your MP runs are faster than mine.I tended to be around 7.15mm for 8-10 miles both for the recent marathon and London so I'm not sure where the 7.06 and 7.01 mm averages came from .I guess its the cumulative effect LRs ,MLRs and park runs? What's your London target?
Chick-nice mix of training and very lucky having that 50m pool -even I would swim more with that near and for free.Good to hear that snow has arrived...should have a nice base for my skiing in the Alps.
Nothing since my last TM run. Had a long weekend in Valencia watching the MotoGP motorcycle racing. Couldn't help wishing I could run around the track and frustrated to see the marathon is in the city next week. Barry didn't you do that one?Looks like a fast flat course.Put on nearly 3 kilos so better get back to it.