Tarts – good long run – my Sat run was also hilly 22, but much (much) slower - nice 22 from Rich also Jools – well done on the fuzzy-headed 18 & a pleasing week’s total Leslie- ditto, with a PB to boot ! btw, for your info, I’m wrinkle-free ! SB & Lorenzo – fine half mara efforts – PB(-1) each is admirable Philip – 6:42’s not bad for a Death March ! Seriously, you must be very confident now for VLM if 1:22 half felt easy . . . Splendid 20 mile races also from Martin, Speedy (great weekend (good one at Inter-XC) & weekly total btw), OO (pleasing colour co-ordination with the shoes and kit, btw). Good 19 from Minni ! (very bad show by the officials if indeed you were a lap short) , and good 18 from Sandy B Abbers – what Jools said; fwiw, in my 26 campaigns I’ve had days like yours, then pulled a decent mara out of the bag (also the reverse !), so keep your mind on the main goal . Happy b’day btw . . KR – my mate ran Retford (he won the V60 by about 6 mins), but said he started to struggle in 2nd half. Don’t doubt yourself – many variables can affect a performance on a given day; I’m sure you’ll be good for Manchester. TR- really hope you can make the start line on 13/04 – fingers crossed here for you AR – healing vibes to you too, & Poacher – remember – warrior, warrior . . . . . Ant - no fitness loss in 5 days . . . .
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14 here this am, with 3 at “work hard(ish)” in the middle – felt reasonable after Sat’s 22 and yesterday’s 5 which concluded a 60 mile week. (60 seems to constitute a big week for me these days). Noakes states that those over 45 (!) , or those with 15-20 years of training & competition, should only aim to complete about 60% - 75% of any of the schedules presented in his tome. (These include Pfitzinger & Daniels). I think I’m maybe higher than that (perhaps 80%), but would need to check my old diaries. Still getting the long runs in, it’s the harder efforts and overall miles that have decreased.
Congrats on the job, Gul - pleased to hear it. Nice 20 as well. I expect Speedy & Lit will be in action as I type, or maybe finished - hope all has gone well. Good luck to tomorrow's racers. Hi, Jegs, 3:05 certainly should be comfy from 1:25, but only assuming the miles have been done . . . Speaking of which - 22 today to complete the last long one in this campaign; 8 x 20 - 22 milers done in 12 weeks, so good to get it ticked off.