That's a shame Dachs. I'd have imagined you putting down a tasty time in a field like that.
bains - as per previous comments I've stepped back and am just doing base training now to take the pressure off and restore some basic background fitness with later in the year in mind (the breakdown of what I actually done last week is here if you're interested: http://nozoopyzoopy.blogspot.co.uk/…/…/base-week-1-of-8.html - basically just plenty of, primarily, upper end aerobic running).
CW - it may be easy for SL but it's anything but for me. Basically I'm averaging, being optimistic, current MP+50s. It hopefully won't take too long to turn around a bit though.
Padams - plenty of time for endurance top-ups, but given your background I'd have thought your endurance can't be too shabby.
Tough break Lev_. Hopefully it clears quickly whatever it is. I'll drop you a line soon to pick your brains for tips ahead of August
bains - I started chiro last February and it sorted me out. I get a regular session now to keep everything aligned. I honestly think without it I would have gotten fed up and just reduced to jogging for fitness.
Ouch for CD Jnr.
Good run in those conditions PP. Very positive.
Quality long run SL.
Dachs - track one? Night of the 10000m pbs is happening again this year I believe. Looks like there'll be a strong RR contingent out at Reading this year. I'll be chuffed if I can get in shape to score for the team prize at this rate!
Enjoying the base stuff so far and seems to be leaving me to get back in the rhythm of proper running without having to think about anything particularly strenuous. Last week ended up as 93 @ 6:50, so hopefully this week will be a little further and a little quicker.
I didn't know that Dan. How cool. It was also a WR at the time of course. I've had some cool stories from Barry before about different aspects of training under Lydiard. Bill Adcocks makes me laugh. Very much straight to the point, no bs!
Muss - for me that's what a base period is, yes; lots of upper end aerobic running (and plenty of lower end aerobic too). TR's point is along the same lines but pointing out that, as a novice, you will benefit from simply running lots of miles easy enough to allow you to keep running lots of miles.
Nice run on tired legs SL. And nice miles!
Positive reps from PP and bains too.
My pb was set on just water. I took advantage of the option to have bottles out for Frankfurt last year (PSP22 mix), but don't feel it gave me much. I suspect I get plenty of carbs on board in the days before and my fat burning is sufficient to see me through with that as long as the pace is appropriate.