Thanks for the good wishes PP, feel like I am held together with string at the moment . On the bright side my ITBS didn't pain me today which is a first. Though still having trouble with my feet splitting and a blister on one of my toes which is a first.
CW - Self restraint! The hardest part of the training for me. Hope your legs ease off.
JCT1 - It is a net reduction in height, theres a incline/hill at about 18 miles, so not too bad but probably not on a par with Abingdon. It is where I got my PB so theres certainly potential! On the weight I try and get as light as I can but don't do anything specific except try to eat reasonably well and stop drinking a coulpe of weeks before - not worked this time though I am oddly 2 notches tighter on my belt!
Banksy7 - I have the same goals on the weight (6ft 1) though struggling to shed it at the mo, think the XTraining may have added a bit of muscle I didn't particularly want.
BM2 - There are plenty of training plans on the web, all much of a muchness, I use the one on the Serpentine AC website as a guide, seems to work OK. P&D is popular on here but I am a tightwad!
Ran 22 miles in 2:45:50, last few miles were hard, though its the longest I have run since 10/2 so quite pleased. HR was 143 and 2,221ft of climb
83.84miles for the month - missed most of it. 202 miles equivalent (using my dodgy formulas) Xtraining.
For the quarter:-
Run : 349.44 miles
XCountry skied 115.8miles
TT: 40.5 hours
Skied 40 hours
Miscellaneous: 20 hours
Need some trainers for the marathon - any thoughts (left mine at home and won't get chance to get them and can't remember what they are, doh, mizuno I think).
PP - You big wuss, get your trail shoes on and get out and run Great run on the relays and gratz as ever to MrsP, and grats on the weight loss, I'm at 75kg ish
Banksy - Great mileage ona ski holiday! Bit of a mixed week ski wise
CW/CL - On eating. I can't have fruit but have to have something in the stomache or I feel like I haven't the energy.
Lev_ - Good luck on the tendons, I'm amazed your body holds together at all with the mileage and pace you do.
Muss - Good luck with the op and gratz on the win
Ryan - Sorry about the injury. The Xtrainer is never feels much effort as running and its slightly different muscles, I only use legs and do backwards as well as forwards. Closest I have found though to running.
ES - Grats on the win
JCT1 - I ran lochness marathon in 2005, my first proper marathon, really enjoyed it. YOu get bus'd out and run back to Inverness next to the loch. Not many loos were you start but apart from that fine. Good prize money too.
Padams - amazing losing weight on a ski trip, good to get some runs in, hope the chest clears. Selbs - sends like a good LR, not sure I needed to know about the hat tho
Good LR StJ, AB, TickT, Jools, JimB, CW, DanA and Al_P
So after the long run I managed an interval session, 5*1k(about) the last 3 in 3:34, first 2 a bit slower, first time I have run that sort of pace for about 4 months. Felt the R hamstring but it held up OK and the ITBS only seems to hurt at slow speed, as suspected it was pretty painful the day after the long run. Turbo the next day then 14 miles yesterday at 6:39 a mile (started out at 6:20ish and finished just under 7, though it was downhill on the way out and up on the way back, was knackered tho and the HR was over 160 for most of it). Anyway relatively pleased, tho my hamstring was pretty sore a couple of times on the faster sections. Turbo again today for an hour.
Alan, some pacing there, looks like you are going great.
PP, yeah the cross training is the easy part, finding somewhere sensible to run is the bugger
Lev, good luck with the training, be great to see what you can achieve
Most I have managed on a treadmill was a half marathon, no TV to watch either if memory serves
20miles bagged today and managed to be impressively slow at 7:35 a Mile, at last!! Thought iota was pretty flat but still had 1750ft of climb. Knee held up OK, but tomorrow it will be at its worst so will have to see then what its like. Both hammers are pretty taught, plan to do some reps on Friday so will have to be careful I think.