Free-nice HM time...didn't know there are hills in Norwich. Next time wear a big bin bag while you wait for the start...always keeps me warm
Bro- looks like you're going to keep running every day until your marathon.Some fast miles there. Your watch sounds complicated . Ok so what is your race plan?
Barry- yes staying uninjured is the big problem . All the IM I know put runs on the back burner and do lots and lots of biking and swimming . How are you planning to structure your training prior to London ? More emphasis on running then up the riding after it? Nothing wrong with a lazy week....or two
10k on the TM yesterday and 5and a bit 7.17 AV tonight
Nell-putting together some nice runs there . For the last ten days I have been vegetating and drinking beer.
Barry- yes the heat takes its toll(Boston, Chicago).Enough LRs there and you did a fast MLR most weeks.The only thing missing from a traditional schedule is extra volume made up of slowish and steady stuff. I found that only when I ran more than 50 miles pw regularly I cracked 3.15 but then I suffered more frequent injury.For London I stayed around 50 pw and added 3-4 swimming .
Wont see GP until Dec and as the back/hip isnt improving decided to see physio later this week and do a few miles.
Barry-hope you feel better after writing that excellent report.I can empathise with you as the latter part of my Lisbon race seemed to fall off a cliff too.Ironically your time was by many standards very good though , I know,not by your standards Probably best not to over analyse at this stage just bask in the knowledge of having completed 14 quality marathons.Maybe get some input from a coach for London.You have a great base and are uninjured so its an ideal platform to work from.As your not 50 until after then it looks like you'll get to sub 3.15 before I did.
Bro-looking cool as ice and outstanding reps there.Bet you'r rearing to go.
Nell-yes Leffe was a very tasty brew ...though I couldnt drink too many of the 8.2% stuff. Nice to be able to run near 7mm for 6 miles comfortably.
DD-are you seeing a physio for your injury? Any pronosis? Bet your swims soon returned to standard...planning a tri or two?
Nothing by me for a week-had hoped a rest would see improvements but that has proved not to be the case.MRI earlier today and now a 10 day wait to see the doctor to review it.Dont they realise I have some running to do!!!