SJ - back to back meeting with a cheese sandwich? Did you get any response out of it?!
Reminds me of the question as to which is better: complete happiness or a cheese sandwich? Obviously it's the cheese sandwich as nothing is better than complete happiness and a cheese sandwich is better than nothing.
Marrows - I do hate them but I also know that they do me alot of good. Planning another interval session tomorrow morning.
Nice length of commuting run BTW. Aren't you in Surrey somewhere so do you head into London?
Gul - 11 lots of strides is an odd amount! Any reason for that as opposed to 10 or a nice round dozen?
GM - a tad envious of you having the possibility to go for a dip in the sea after a lunchtime run. Funnily enough the Thames isn't all that tempting at the moment!
2 mile commuting run each way for me today with 5kg worth of rucksack bouncing around on my back. Was running a bit late for the train on the return leg so I don't think my fellow passengers were impressed by my sweaty state when I got on the train - at least I'd just about had enough time to change my top.
Where's Badbark gone? I haven't been able to sleep because of the suspense!
Impressive progressive long run there Gul - are you ready to publicly declare you aspirations and expectations yet?
Bon chance to Poacher - suspect it'll be a pretty emotive one this year.
Glad the mojo is back PMJ - which one were you running?
BI - thanks for the post on your new diet. I'm experimenting with various things at the moment (no pre-fuelling, no Garmin, building up to a higher mileage plan) but I don't think I'm brave enough to make such a radical change to my diet. I need to have a look at the Gary Taubes book.
Start of mini taper prior to next weekend's half + various domestic duties prior to a family get together to celebrate (amongst other things) our 20th wedding anniversary so only 9 hilly miles this morning. Happy with a 7:23 average pace given the terrain so will see how it all ends up next weekend. Will be satisfied with anything around the 1:30 mark
Hope you enjoyed the butter BI!! What would be a typical day's set of meals look like under the new regime?
Good early morning running going on out there at the moment. Not quite Gul o'clock for me but it won't be long before the head torch gets brought out of hibernation. 9 hilly miles including taking a wrong turn as a result of trying a new route which meant that I took a bit longer than anticipated and had to drag elder Lorenzito out of bed to give me a lift down to the station.
Does anyone have any experience of doing VO2 / lactate threshold assessment tests? I'm thinking of asking for one for a birthday present but would be good to know whether they're a. very useful to help optimise training b. an interesting snapshot of fitness at a particular point in time or c. a complete waste of money.