RFJ Thanks, in many ways. Sorry for the negative brain dump. I know I sound like a wimp, and this is intended to be a focussed training forum.
It's a tough time of year, just judge from the lack of runners that you see out there. When you see another runner and you're on your session. Feel smug. You have all the right to be smug. That's the sort of thing that kept me going through the cold and dark in a marathon build up period. I'm hanging around here, hoping for the energy to rub off onto me. It will. I'll try to keep my negativity in a box, you lot don't need it.
Let it all out, blisters. Sometimes it helps to bare your soul a bit to a bunch of forum friends I can hardly believe I was one of those tough runners braving all sorts of conditions every January/February in the build-up to a spring marathon. I've become old and soft, resorting to the treadmill or opting out of running altogether and doing yoga instead
What: 5 miles tempo on the treadmill Why: I'm a wimp and it's wild out there Last hard: work Last rest: 30/9 Lyrics no
cross-post ... LT is a nasty pace (hardly comfortable) ... I can only do it for 1 hour if in race conditions (i.e. by going too hard in a 10 miel race ... and then dying for teh last 2-3 miles). Much prefer hadd's sub-LT pace (comfortably hard).
Totally agree. I used to train with P&D and they have LT runs up to 7 miles in their plans sub LT (80%) is a fantastic pace. You work hard and you achieve a lot but you don't feel like death.
BTW, thanks for the kudos a few pages back - I feel a bit embarrassed I don't think my PBs are that impressive or that I'm particularly fast If I can manage another marathon around the 3:30 mark I shall be very happy