SL -- amazing training. You'll have quads of steel...
Congrats on the parkrun PB Jools.
ES -- it sometimes seems to take my central governor a while to figure out what shape my legs are in. Sometimes a ploddish commute can suddenly become much better after a couple of miles -- but sometimes my brain takes half a mile to figure out my legs are rubbish and put the brakes on.
Wow LMH, what's the ultra event? Good luck!
I've always got on well with the XTalon-212s and -190s. I see there are 200s now too.
Pretty much reverting to marathon training (as it seemed to do me good), I ran 10M overdressed in the heat on Monday, then did an 8 + 7M commute yesterday. However, I seem to have a weakness in my R hip adductor which causes jip after a few miles, so I rested it by biking today (but am trying to exercise that specific muscle a bit). 10K race due on Monday so I'd like to do a bit more speed tomorrow if I can.
SC2 -- impressive result in your 10000m there. If you were the slowest V40 then I'm definitely not going to try and enter next year! And no, I've not done the senior road relays at Sutton Park, though we did have a 180 deg turn around a cone, bit worried about skidding out on some gravel there.
Padams -- I'm sure you'll be just as scary as a vet as you are as a senior! Well done in the 3000m. And you can't have it both ways -- you run fast on little mileage and say it must be the cycling you do, and now you're cycling fast on little bike training and ascribing it to the running
Good weekend there Wardi, hope the wedding was fun too. (But 11.11 in binary is only 3.75M in decimal of course...)
Well done on the training marathon Dan, hadn't heard of that one before.
Good one on the 3000m PP, nice acceleration there.
I did 10x(0.5M hard, 0.5M steady) yesterday with a nod to a 10K next weekend, and intended to follow it with 20 hill reps for a total of about 20M. But I've got a slight issue with one hip adductor so I binned out half way on the hill reps for more like 15M. Still a useful run. Cycled in today, will trudge the commute home on foot.
LMH -- I'm sure someone said that VLM took a bit of poking before they stumped up a cash prize. Probably worth a phone call to check at least. And well done again!
Wardi -- could be unnerving if they have loose dogs! A minor half marathon here had to be totally rerouted on the day once not because of travellers, but because there was an illegal rave blocking the course; turned into quite a fun 11M-ish race, with times obviously irrelevant, so making it all about jockeying for places.
5K last night was at an identical pace to my 3M relay last Sat: 17:29. I was hoping to be a bit quicker, given fresher legs. The course was on farm tracks, a bit lumpy in places but pretty good, some wind but not too bad. But that's a WAVA 82% or something for me... I think I just have to face up to the fact that 5K races are young men's stuff, and I can only expect to compete over the longer stuff... good sociable fun though.
Great racing Padams, likewise Tom. I don't know how you did JB but can't have been worse than a 5000m once when I came LAST out of 7!
Yes, Nicky Spinks' double BGR (both quicker than my single) is just incredible. I think she may have glided past me in a Borrowdale Fell Race once, looking suitably unruffled. I was utterly done in for days by doing just the one... she is obviously very special indeed.
Had a streak of 4 days' training finishing with a rather ploddish 9.5M this morning. Day off today, then an evening inter-club 5K race tomorrow.
coro -- I'm no expert, but I tapered for the moderately ultra WFL as I would a marathon. Except influenced perhaps by Marigold's blog in which he explained he carb loads heavily for 3 days, I rather overdid it, and actually laid down some unwanted fat I think. So I wish I'd stuck to my usual 1.5 days of loading.
bains -- that's such a shame on the short courses. Do you at least know what it really did measure, so you can know what it was equivalent to? (And I don't have a particular rest planned now -- I won't be doing big miles, but I will probably do a club 5K on Thurs, and have entered a 10K on the bank holiday.)
CL -- was great to see you too, and well done!
6.4M overdressed with a rucksack this morning, nothing special.