Pisc - you're a keen man, I have no desire to train at 6am anymore unless its a school day, and the choice is then taken out of my hands.
PP - as long as the puppy likes Cricket and the odd short run she will get plenty of fresh air.
LMH - I'm pretty sure I can get older in 2017 (M50 soon), not sure about faster, but I'm sure you'll be able to
Happy New Year to you all, my close family didnt have a great 2016 health wise, so I'm pleased to start a new year, although some of the illness is still being managed.
I was well set for over 3000M in 2017 by the end of July and probably didnt manage another 100M in the rest of the year. My VLM and Abo numbers went un-used. Todays 5M was 5M more than I managed in Sept, Oct and Nov put together. But 5M today is 5 runs in a week, 5M is still about the limit but I get over it quickly now, and arnt left sore for days on end. I can start to think about building a weekly training routine now.
jooligan - I do recommend running every day in taper week , but I woukdnylt do anything faster than a few strides, and not even them in the last day or so. Parkrun doesnt feature in my world.
ES - I hope that your wife refused to pull your christmas cracker after taking 2hours of me time on Christmas day. Mr P and Mr D would understand if you had missed that long run.
after my most comfortable run so far last saturday, I upped the strength worm and did a couple more runs that week, rather than nust running once a week. after not runing for a few days I did 6m, and the first 3m was pretty much discomfort free, which hasnt happened in a long time, the last couple of miles were the usual level of discomfort, but the first few miles were a plus, running discomfort free was a nice feeling.
my taining partner arrives in 4 weeks, but she is only 4 weeks old at the mo so wont be able to run with me for a long time yet.
padams - your laid back approach awlays impresses me esp for someone so good
great to see strong races from ryan and dan, re the taper I find complete zero days to be a cause of heavy legs on race day, taper week would be the one week I run every day.
I had some long commutes last week and it ended up with a few rest days and no running for a week, which led to the most uncomfortable 5m Saturday since I started running again, rest days obviously arnt the answer for me either, and full recovery is a long way away.