Well done sense - nice low HR again. Your fitness is good.
Carter - 10 at mp is impressive already, you are doing very well and adapting well. I think youd be foolish not to fuel on race day, inc the pre race carb load too. You will still respond to gels even if you are fat adapted.
My training is going ok thanks. I have been doing 3 run commutes and a long run most weekend's, with 3 bikes and swims too. I have upped the commuting distance gradually from 5 and 5 early jan to more lke 8 and 8 and even did a 12 and 12 last week. I think im going to try to do vlm and then 1/2 IM two weks later as I couldnt choose between the two. I will have to take vlm a tad easier though. Both races will be compromised but I dont think id win either if I chose only one !
Havnt run faster than 8mm since 10k mid January, and have the Salisbury 10 sunday so my legs are in for a shock. Similar to sense im going to focus on a mlr and long run now with a bit of effort in both when I can summon any up.
PP - well done on preserrving the thread decency. Im not surprised your legs have bounced back quickly given the miles and doubles youve been doing. I hope mine recover quickly from vlm due to the doubles.
The february fatigue is starting to lift, I was able to hit some decent effort levels on the turbo and in the lido today.
Stewart - good luck with it then and listen to your body.
Sense - not surprised your legs were tired after the golf and not having run a long run the previous weekend. The mp section was impressive given those tired legs.
Thats a lot of miles in 5 days so be prepared to reduce or drop one of the runs later in the week if needed. Keep the easy stuff easy and try to listen to your body on the mp sections so you really start to get the feel for it. Fingers crossed for 4 decent weeks. But priority no 1 is to stay as healthy as possible.
PP - nice one, all that track motor pacing must do you good. Still not sure about a target 1/2 the week after vlm even if its a 2:59.
Bainsy - well done for stopping. I damaged knee ligaments a few years ago and whilst I could run easy on it soon it took months and months to be able to run fast without stirring it up. It might take time. Not sure id let a chiropractor wrench my damaged ankle about.
Cw- not too easy this week or your legs will think its holiday time.