Hope the ankle is on the mend MsE and you get chance to use your birthday present soon.
I'd be very happy with a 1:26 HM Jools!
Good XC and PR'ing in tough conditions PMJ.
A good step up in the miles Birch.
Excellent speed at the PRs from OO and Lorenzo (my best Park Run was 19:20 - this was just before my 2:58 marathon)
Take it easy Leslie.
Welcome Dazzal - a little madness helps when it comes to marathon training - sounds like you have enough short distance speed for a sub 3:15, you just need to work on the conversion.
Good milestones Abbers.
A glorious day here today, frost on the tracks and sun in the sky. Long run of 22 miles scheduled. The original plan was for a time on feet runbut the legs felt surprisingly good on the off so a progressive 22 miles in an average 7:31 m/m, with the last 5 miles in 7:13 m/m. Nice run to get under the belt, bringing up 76 miles for the week. Just need another three weeks of similar training and then we get to test the legs at Wokingham HM.
GM - yes that was £13 per session but I always managed to get a free pass through various devious means. Much happier about just paying the £2 and getting the guaranteed entry. Good to see you back running but go easy with the hip flexor.
Fast daytime runs by PMJ and G-D.
Good to hear the ankle is on the mend MsE. The GB AG Vest would get my vote!
Are you partially on the bench Gul or just run-weary?
Sounds like fun running conditions OO
Vitamin D run for me today as well - 14 miles late afternoon. I always feel these mid-week medium long runs are a key part of the P&D training schedule. Conditions good here, with sunshine and little wind. Ran the first 8 miles steady and then pushed up the pace for the last 6 miles at an average 7:12 m/m.
Got back to the office for 5:00pm, with a couple of hours work to get through and promptly fell asleep for 2 hours
Poacher - the world is a strange place full of strange people but clearly the strangest are to be found in Middle Eastern gyms
Don't spend too long on the bench with that Hamstring Leslie
Good to see you back running Gul.
Nice hill session there G-Dawg - how many reps was that?
So, 12 weeks (minus 2 days) to Brighton for me, and the training starts to get a little bit more interesting. Today was 8K tempo as the middle part of a 16K run. Back on the track (Stoke Mandeville Stadium) for this session which I'm beginning to like - they used to want to charge a track access fee of £13 a couple of years back but have recently reduced this to £2 which just about makes it affordable.
The mind was keen on sub 6:24 m/m pace but the body wasn't quite ready today so just an average of 6:31 m/m but with the last kilometre at 6:18 m/m pace. Legs feeling surprisingly relaxed during the warm down which is a good sign.
Some crisp mornings here but thankfully I've been able to run in the afternoon due to an understanding boss.
Shifted my Long run from Sunday to today due to impending family celebrations over the weekend - a bit wet and windy by the time I got out. So the plan said 18 miles with 10 at MP. It's been a tiring week so it was difficult to get my mind focussed on the task in hand (get the excuses in early) but did the 8 warm up miles at a leisurely 8:00 m/m pace. Set off strongly for the MP section at a comfortable 7:00 m/m pace but struggled for the second half. Average pace for the 10 miles came out at 7:06 m/m, so not too bad, and I added on a couple of warm down miles to bring me up to 20 for the day
Enjoy the 16/10 tomorrow Abbers and good luck with pushing the pace for your friend Gerard on the 18/10.