Good luck with the gym Janey. You'll come back stronger
Slowly but surely getting back in the swing 330. Enjoy your 8 miles tomorrow.
I'm a day behind with my schedule this week but have a week off work now and a busy weekend so Sundays long run will wait until Monday then it's taper time.
Reasonably pleased with how training has gone and more than a few notes for next time. More sleep and stretching for a start! Ran my hard session for the week last night. Just under 11.5 miles including 10x800m with 400m recoveries. The Bart Yasso workout apparently gives you a good idea of your marathon time. You add the 800m times up, take the average and your time in minutes and seconds is a good gauge to your marathon potential. I was pleased with the outcome at 3:54 although won't be getting carried away. I want to enjoy it and as much as 4 hours would be great I'll not get obsessed with time, it is my birthday on the day after all!
Congrats to MS B2B. I didn't realise until I got home Saturday that I missed a 5k pb by just 4 seconds....ah well....always next time.
Good luck with the Enduro, I presume it's a certain amount of time you have in which to complete as many miles as possible?
You'll be fine 330. I came back from my hols last year and ran my first ever sub 50 10k that same evening, probably carrying around 4/5lbs extra. You'll have plenty of time to get back into it.
Under 4 weeks to go until my marathon now, my last long run this weekend (well Monday actually as we have a very busy weekend and I've some time off work next week so delaying the 20 miler by a day).
I've a tough 10 miler tomorrow with 10 x 800m.....good old Yasso 800's . Should give me a good idea of my marathon time apparently. I'll see how it goes. Just shy of 6 miles tonight with some fast strides at the end in my new shoes.
Schedule said 15 or HM, took the slightly shorter option as it was 7pm by the time I laced up my shoes. Found it tough running alone tonight. First 8 miles were hilly and still managed to get round in a steady 1:59. Felt pretty good afterwards although it was a bit of a slog at times. Practised fuelling and need to be a little quicker as each stop (had two) added a minute to those miles.
Got behind with the thread....promise to catch up one evening this weekend. Had a Sunday off last week. Woke up very tired. Decided rest was best. Had Monday off as usual. Tuesday should have run...but didn't. Three days rest, nailed a 9 mile tempo run Wednesday but tired Thursday so day off again. Short 3.5m run with Mrs JR Friday which felt okay but a little sluggish.
Woke up this morning feeling energised. A few early(ish) nights and rest appear to have worked. I think the Hartland Heartbreaker two weeks ago clearly took much more out of me than I thought. I have to say that others who ran it have all confirmed my suspicions that it's without doubt the toughest run I've ever done, including the Grizzly. Went along to Parkrun this morning and although not feeling quite up to speed managed a decent 23ish minutes. Think I was just over rather than under but a good run after a crap week. Will run 15 or so miles tomorrow.
Hello Grendel, good to see you on the thread but not good to hear about the calf....
Good to hear you're all on the mend and building back up Janey, Rob and 330. Fingers crossed we're all moving forwards now.