I like to run at the slow end of easy. McMillan reckons my top easy is 7:30 now and I NEVER run that pace unless in a session or a race of some sort. In fact often I run slower than bottom easy. Granted I'm often pushing a buggy too but even buggy free I don't. Do you think it's maybe a bit of a machismo thing? Or maybe because I have small children and am therefore tired ALL of the time? (That might apply to Lou as he tends to run at easy end of easy too). Or maybe I'm just lazy. What do the other women on the thread do?
I probably am neglecting that area anyway and should probably do a bit more steady paced running but I'm hitting marathon training soon so that should get looked after in the schedule.
Ran to track with the buggy after playgroup this morning and did 2 sets of 4 x 150m strides. Nice, easy light workout. I won't tell you my paces as learned my lesson last time . Racing Coombe 8 on Sunday so don't want to do anything too hard this week. 9 miles total today.
I think it will be ok. Run a long run the day before you go - maybe 15? And then run say 8 miles the day you get back and then a few 4 or 5 milers. One session with strides (to remind your legs how to run fast again). And then maybe a 5 miler with 2 miles at HMP on the Tuesday.
Some great mileage from everyone. And lovely to see Mace feeling ok again.
Nova - Lou and I ski. Well, intermittently. We average once every three years or so! This year skiing will fall during marathon training. But it will be the first week of Lou's taper and about 5 weeks out for me. I'm planning to do a 20 the day before we leave and the day I get back. I'm NOT planning to run whilst I'm away. My legs will be tired enough. And the hills would be hardcore. Plus snow and ice. And in my experience of marathon training my legs will be ready for a rest from running by that point.
Just ran Parkrun with my little boy. He's extremely muddy and has now gone off to football. He did really well. Around 31 minutes I think, only stopped a couple of times. A bit on the parky side today though....brrrr. Wrap up warm.