6+10M double yesterday, about 400 metres vertical on car park stairs this morning in one run, followed by a sluggish 5.5M in to work. I'm cramming as I won't be able to train tomorrow (also heading over to the US -- but in-laws in residence at home). The stair training is intended to protect my legs from quad DOMS after a planned family mountain walk, after which I am to race a hilly half.
I've also been doing some heat acclimatisation training recently -- partly to run well in the US if it's hot, and partly because it's supposed to be a Good Thing in general performance-wise. But I totally agree, I overdid it on Sunday, and could have done myself a mischief!
I'm hoping my autumn marathon won't be bittersweet like Jools' -- I'm doing York in the hope that child#1 will have just started studying there, so it will be a bit odd if the required grades don't show up and I'm there without the rest of the family in my big Travelodge room... (more of a concern in general about the uni course of course!)
Padams -- impressive speed in your 3.5M race, good luck for Watford.
ES -- well done on your time too.
Hello Sue C, glad to hear you're (hopefully) over your back woes!
DanA -- much kudos, I saw a video of a clubmate doing that race last year (in horrible weather) and it certainly looked incredibly tough, far more technical than I'd be comfortable with. Recover well. I note you suggest both putting a club runner amongst Olympians and vice versa (getting Mo in the fell race that is)...
After some stair training and hill descents last Weds I found I'd unexpectedly trashed my calves, so I couldn't run properly until yesterday, and even then they were too grumbly for anything fast. I opted for an LSR training marathon fuelled and watered by my customary mug of black coffee beforehand. But I set out rather late, so it got darned warm by the time I finished (took 3h21, not quick) -- I ended up 8lb or 6.3% lighter than I started, and did wonder if I was overdoing it by not drinking (or being able to wet my hair/shirt) in the conditions. Felt a bit peculiar for a while afterwards. But survived, anyway, and did a slow 6M plod to work this morning.
SC2 -- yes, I'm with C&C. I hadn't heard of Ian Kimpton before, obviously darned quick.
On Monday I did some extra on the bike because of my race-weary legs and found it extra easy in the heat -- which makes sense, the air should be ~5% less dense at 30 degC compared with 15 degC (say). Back to running last night though, and this morning I did my first stair training for about a year -- just to innoculate my quads against damage from a planned family mountain walk a few days before the half I'll race on holiday, really.
SC2 -- someone pointed out that my 10K got a big 'SSS' score on runbritain, implying it was harder than normal, and no doubt yours did too. I did consider the Luton 10K because of being an Eastern Vets thing, but didn't think it worth the extra travel. At least you got a cash prize though! (Nice engraved glass things for us to be fair.)
CD -- will be really interesting to see how the run/walk thing turns out. Now you mention it, I remember I tried it on a training ultra once; not sure if it helped or not though.
LS21 -- that's a very decent session even for someone with a functioning liver. Just stay off the Sunny D...
CD -- congrats on the bouncy bling. I'm not following the run/walk thing though -- do you reckon that might be quicker in the (fatigued) marathon at the end of the IM then?
Nice running Wardi & TT.
I had yet another race yesterday, the St Ives 10K. My time was a disappointing 36:09, though everyone complained of being slow in the heat and because of a stiff headwind for a mile or two at one point (though I managed to shelter for that). I suspect that thoroughly trashing my quads on the hills last Sunday didn't help. Picked up an almost embarrassing haul of team and MV45 prizes, then 2nd and V40 county champs medals (for what they're worth!) though, and did another 8M waiting for prizes so it was still a reasonable day's running.