AR - yes, I'd use those pace calculators with caution. SB - I'd say rest until you've recovered from the man-flu otherwise it'll drag on twice as long. Ant - good start to the campaign. Moof - agree about the need to do more than 1 mile warm-up before an interval session! GM - wow, that's fantastic! Congrats on both PBs. I would say sub 40 is definitely in reach on the basis of that performance. 4 slow miles @ 9:03 m/m.
Abbers - wow, that's some birthday celebration! My mother-in-law's too. Minni - that's very inconsiderate of the tarpaulin! Nice early start. PMJ / AR - Does Moderate equate to McMillan's steady-state runs? About 85% of my running is "easy" as the moment and most of that is supposed to be at the slower end of easy (8:30+ m/m) and I label them as slow runs to differentiate from the slightly less plodtastic easy runs (8:00-8:30). Once a week, I do a steady-state run which should be just a little slower than MP (+5%?) - so 7:30-8:00 for me. Just at the moment, I'm really struggling to keep a lid on these runs and they keep turning into tempo runs. So 12 miles slow for me this morning (8:56m/m) @ 4:45 am.
Jools - bad luck - hope it heals quickly. Lorenzo - 40 years - wow, that's what I call endurance running. Oh I see, he's not another Forrest Gump then. Ant - nice week of runnning. OO - well done on the plodding and that parkrun is still not bad by most standards. Mennania - good start to P&D. Speedy - Sensible approach. SJ - mince pies! Yum, yum. BOTF - I wouldn't worry too much about the pace - it will probably slow down as the mileage increases. Poacher - fantastic result again. Minni - congrats on 1st place - they all count. Nice car park story! I had the same problem with a hire car for work once. Leslie - Good mileage. I hope the calf is OK. PMJ - all that XC is obviously doing some good. AR - sounds like a good plan. Pleased to report that the glutes returned to normal after a few hours. However I overslept this morning and had to cut my scheduled 9 miles back to 6. Everything felt fine, although it was at a super-plodtastic 9:40 m/m!!! Where did that come from? Hoping to nip out to do the other 3 miles in a bit. As you were...
Nice pics guys. I can't decide whether I prefer Minni's back garden or Ant's lunch. Speedy - sounds like a lovely bug you've got there. Bike It - your recovery seems to be going really well. Leslie - welcome to the thread. Good luck juggling the 12 hour shifts and P&D. Lorenzo - ran along the quayside this morning - lots of mud and walls of the flats and houses looked damp up to about 4 to 5 feet. Nice run up Box Hill. AR - no, lie-in today as I was off to parkrun. Did the usual warm-up, stretching, strides etc before parkrun this morning. Thought twice about running as nearly every muscle in my legs seemed to tighten up just before the off. Seemed fine once we got going fortunately. The usual 2 speedsters opened up a good lead and I moved up from 10th to 7th by the end of the first lap (5:56). By now I was at the back of a group of 5 and knew all of them had run sub 19 before, so was content to try and hold on for the next lap or so. No change by the end of lap two (6:06). The group started to break up a little bit and my ex-colleague was just ahead of me. I tried to catch him in the final few hundred metres and gained a bit of ground, but didn't quite make it. Third lap was 6:11 and the end bit in 0:42. So time was 18:56 for 7th place. 2 seconds outside my PB, but got to be satisfied with another sub 19, even though that's the end of my parkrun PB streak. Started to jog home and then decided to walk because of aches and pains. Took a cold bath and most of the muscles are feeling a bit better, except for the glutes. Sitting down and standing up is a bit slow and painful!