Hi Red, it's good to hear from you again, but so sorry that Mike is still unwell, necessitating lots of medical care. I do hope that the results of the tests are good. It must be a very stressful time for you both. It's good though that you are maintaining your running fitness, as it is a great stress reliever. Take care x
JB, yes it was tough, but everyone gave maximum effort. The secret of pyramid sessions is pacing, to ensure that the same pace is maintained throughout. Some of our runners set off much to quickly and consequently slowed during the latter efforts. That was still a very good time for your 5k. and a negative split is always beneficial, although not everyone would agree. I was the opposite in my speedier days, running flat out for the first few miles, and then hanging on for dear life.
It was minus 5 when I got up, and it is very frosty outside. Today is a rest day.
JB, no pain no gain, that session will do you good.
Columba, I've never done spinning, but one of our ladies at club has said that she has been getting pains on the soles of her feet. Another lady who does a lot of miles road cycling said that she didn't think trainers were suitable for spinning. I can't see why not, but am not qualified to advise.
It was zero degrees last night for our Pyramid Session. We did 1,2,3,4,4,3,2,1, circuits, with walk recoveries between each, Each circuit was 284 yards. Total mileage including out and back was 7.
Thanks everyone for your encouragement, I just enjoy churning out the miles, especially off road with lots of hills. I probably break all the rules for my age which are to reduce mileage, stop hill reps, reduce speed sessions, take more rest days etc. It works for me, but I don't recommend it to others.
Columba, well done for your 30 lengths of the pool. Do you find it helps your knee?
JB, you run really well on a lower weekly mileage.
I ran 5 miles this morning with Sarah in heavy rain and strong winds.
Really worried now about Red and Mike, there must be something really wrong.