TR - nice one with the mentee, and fwiw, I agree with your assertion of what's needed at that level (strength, consistency, etc). CRaB's post did make me laugh though
KD - 10m @ MP 8 days out (I assume you're doing London?)? Sorry, but that's asking for trouble. If I were tapering I'd be doing 6m @ MP today and then 2-3m @ MP next Thursday. You really don't need any more than that.
Jools - you're a great example of how to calmly and perfectly execute a training cycle and have been for quite a while now, particularly from when you got your first sub-3. It's like it gave you a new lease of confidence in your running.
selbs - yeah, I know an hour a day average is not bad, but I guess it's because it's less than I would usually do, and because of all the decorating, etc, it has been squashed into 4 or 5 days. Once I've got all the diy finished, the house on the market, and I'm back in full running I'll end up doing way more but with it all feeling less rushed, etc. I'm sure the niggles will come to nothing.
Good to see loads generally ready to go, so best wishes to those racing this weekend (anybody at Manchester?), and fingers crossed those niggles come to nothing.
I've now run for 3 consecutive days. This morning was an increase to a mighty 3m run/30mins gym/1.25m run. All still seems good bar my legs wondering wtf is going on!!! It's a little hard to believe that that makes 11m since Wednesday and I've got DOMS, but I guess that's what a month off does to you!!!
Morning. Not been keeping up on here so hope all are keeping well and enjoying the taper. I've been struggling to get much xt done as I'm hammering away on the diy so I can get the house done and on the market (did manage just over 7hrs last week though still), however, all that stretching/painting and the bit of xt hasn't done any harm as I got the all clear to have a test run after yesterday's physio session, so 1.5m this morning, to the gym. So far no reactions, so fingers crossed it stays like that.
I've got a plan to rebuild (will still be making use of the gym for another month as part of it) and will continue to have physio treatment either way, but hopefully I'm ok now
selbs - what was it I said the other day about your habit of pulling it out of the bag at short notice? Pleased for you.
Very nice LS and happy birthday!
Sensible Dan. That's something I've massively improved on over the years and it does pay benefits.
Cheers bains. My "winning formula" is to stop eating and drinking as much crap as normal
CW - it helps the back actually, and I'm under both physio and GP directions to do as much as I want (and yes, they know what that involves ). It'll be interesting to see how your test goes, but, irrespective, I do feel you're on for a pb.
And Jools, I forgot to comment on your reps earlier too - very nice!
Lev_ - glad to hear the peroneal is clearing up I didn't do anything Monday (no time between Jr #1's first athletics meet and the bungee jump with the gym closing early), but 1hr yesterday and a 90min/45min double today should hopefully set up the rest of the week nicely. Starting to feel marginally fitter - I'm getting a few more rpm on 'my' machine for no noticeable extra effort, but still got masses of weight to shift and a long way to go.