BRB The opportunity to walk around slowly for hours after a long run is the upside for sure - I didn't get any DOMs at all when I did my longest runs before a 10 or 12 hour shift. Well done, love nailing it like that.
Speaking of which I haven't decided yet which approach to adopt for the Finchley 20 on Sunday - I have 2 progression runs planned for 20s, [& 2 easy, plus another mega long dead slow], seems a shame to cash in theeasier versions when race day gies such a boost, but it's a question of managing the knee now and I don't want to miss the midweek sessions.
Amy I did actually sort of plan Saturday, because it struck me that I could get a long run of sorts in [was only scheduled to do the 10 but would have been at much better pace in past years].
So the stages were from house to parkrun, from parkrun to house to change, from house to club, warmup around park a bit, the10, home again after changing and snacks & chat.
Actually it struck me that I could get a 5 hour marathon that way no stress if I need to do that.
Have a pyramid session today or tomorrow quite similar to your fartlek. Undecided whether that's the choice or the steady for today, will know within the mile warm-up.
Would love it if I lived close enough to meet up more!
I do agree with coach Steve about trying the caffeine version once before. You'll still get maximum impact by the time Paris comes round, and you needt o know they don't affect your tum.
Will probably have a halfway blast this Sunday myself, with nonC @ 5, & 15 miles. I always look up what I did before and how that worked.
Still a fab 20 Malcs! I would do the same and stick with miles, which are easier to pace anyway by definition.
Am just on the bike here waiting for a parcel - one of those where they send you a text inviting payment of a slightly grammatically challenged customs surcharge which turns out to be for real, then a card arrives telling you that you weren't in for 12 hours and will have one more opportunity to guess which day to be in or your unspecified consignment will be off to a depot.
Online shopping is great in many ways, but I would have liked to go to the pool today for a jogette.
I used moxa on my knee, very therapeutic, but I need to not breathe in those fumes somehow. Am also using heat, not ice!!
SlowKoala I do envisage you running round our park and suddenly attaching yourself cutely to a tree - there would have been plenty of time for you to do that on Saturday if you'd run with me and Bramster.
Paul didn't run, although he was there at the start, so I was waiting to be lapped twice over 5 laps, but it didn't happen. The half win was his 4th in 4 HM races this year, truly deserved and overdue.