Oh, meant to say, Lorenzo - Abingdon is on my "wish list" too but have for various reasons a number of DNS against it as a race.
So maybe 2015 might be the year, and a resurrection of our VLM train, this time maybe I might be able to stay with you for the full distance, but judging by your recent times, I'll be long off the back wen you finish!
Lorenzo - I'd be up for a bit of international flavour... but I think the kids might object, unless of course you're alowed to have ketchup...
Minni/Slokey - having done a fair bit of swimming in the past - legs dropping can be a problem with incorrect breathing. The head should rotate only to half out the water, nothing more. This then keeps the body rotation down. With your body straight, you go faster and your legs stay up, it is amazing how much even a slight modification on technique can change how you move through the water. Very much like running really.
Stinking cold here - so limited running over the weekend. I'm not stressing though as thinking big picture. I don't want to hammer myself into the ground now and set myself up for a longer layoff again.
So today it is an admin day for me - the task is to find a decent couple of warmup HMs in the run up to Brighton in the spring. A bit worried that I might have left it a little late this time and a lot might be full already.
I'd say mostly consistency. Basically for the last 2 years I've only had 3 periods when I haven't been able to train as planned: ......you need the PMA as well as the training.
I couldn't agree more. If I'm positive in my mind when I train then I train well, if I have a bad session or few days of bad training then this seems to knock my confidence and I start to be less positive about my training.
The biggest leap in my performances followed a consistent section of training, resulting in my first sub 90 half, and this seemed to elevate me to believing I could run faster generally, and generally I have.
Confidence in training give confident performances....
Or Consistent Consistency.
Talking of CC - Jantasitc kicks off again soon - seeing as we did pretty well last year as a thread, anyone up for a repeat performance?
I like that they are planning on linking it to Strava this year, and having on ly just discovered Strava I'm quite excited about what they are planning...
Now just need to catch up with a years worth of MT podcasts. Good to hear Poacher is making an appearance - but I thought that sort of Media Ta*ting was only to be seen on the Sub3 thread.
Fishey - P&D vs Paula.... Both plans have a lot of structure to them, and a lot of miles, but P&D seem to focus a lot on the General Aerobic running with one or two more structured sessions in the week - Paula's plan is a bit more varied.
I happen to have a link here to her plan, it's only there for my benefit and personal reference but for educational reasons you might want to have a quick look...