HR - Oops! I need to chase a recipe for you. Tasty mileage there.
Tmoth - Very solid long run, that's a fair amount of MP.
Had a rare Saturday club long run to make way for tomorrow's race that we organise (Sidcup 10 if anyone's interested?) The idea was 18 w/ 5M @ MP, although technically neither I nor the guy I did the MP section with are actually training to run that pace. Anyway, 18.5 @ 7:05 inc. 5 @ 5:55/m at the end. It's definitely coming back.
"I’m pretty glad the amazing team of doctors who saved his life shortly after he was born didn’t give up studying medicine after trying it for 10 minutes and finding it was a bit hard and they weren’t immediately adept at it. I’m glad Jimi Hendrix decided the guitar was worth more than 20 minutes of his time. You can see how this could go on for ever..."
Yeah you could, or you could conceive it possible that Jimi Hendrix embarked on a course in medicine but gave up after ten minutes of studying cos he didn't find it very interesting. Or that there are many doctors out there who had a few guitar lessons but never really got on with it, so had a go at something else instead.
Each session the same pace as usual, basically. In theory the further you get into the taper the easier each session becomes because you're running more and more within yourself as the volume drops. If you start trying to jog everywhere there's a danger you'll end up feeling sluggish, even if technically you've not lost any fitness. So by the last week, a final 3 miles at target pace leaves you feeling almost refreshed, and gives you a final reminder of what speed to set out at on the day.