Minni - aha! I didn't realise. Well done Brolish! That's absolutely brilliant.
Sean - wow, is there anywhere you can't get on the web these days?
My eldest is in year 8 and would happily have a night feed if I let him - he eats more than me!
Did you get the school you wanted btw.? Lots of people we know had ups and downs with the allocation process.
Tim - thanks. It makes a big difference doing a group session like that. Definitely back in the game now.
Tom was absolutely flying. Steve likes to make each 800 different (you may have experienced this on training day1). On rep 9 it was hard 200, then progressively slower for each successive 200. I floored it to try and stay with Tom on the hard 200. I got close but the remaining 600 was agony - legs like lead! Won't be trying that again!
Well done on your session tonight. Great hitting a sub 7! I remember feeling the same heavy legs on the first few faster sessions I did after the flu. Understandable when you're coming back from a lay off.
Also, you did that great 16 at the weekend. Could still have a bit of that in the legs. Anyway, nothing to worry about so don't!
I like to be at races an hour before. Much prefer being early to being late!
SK - sounds like the treatment of that little niggle will be quite painful but at least you know what it is and how to sort it, that's half the battle.
Ruth - I can't believe we lost another one. We could have been 3 up! Arghhh. I think you're right though, Scotland are crap when anyone gives them half a chance. We just want Bannockburn odds every time we go out and play.
Or maybe the boys just need to get some jaffa cakes down them?
Aunty Angela - very good set of K reps there. Continuing nicely on your upward curve. I assume the midnight feed was for the nephew and not you?
Sean - blimey, up at 7:30, very nice 10 miler and then you're up all night. Don't know how you do it. You're working right, not doing the midnight feed at Angela's sister's? I hope she doesn't expect us all to take a turn!
Mr P - very good session that. Plenty of speed there - very impressive!
Minni - what is it with you and bad luck these days? Perforated ear drum - for crying out loud! At least with all this triathlon training you have other activities to keep you busy while the pool is off limits.
Great work by your friend. 4th lady is amazing.
Enjoy the skiing - where you going? Try not to think about the duathlon
chickadeee - web hey, finally some decent weather to run in! I think you more than deserve that
reikirabbit - good luck with the physio tomorrow!
Tim - massive congrats on the NYC place!
Hope the run goes well this evening. Do you feel you're fully recovered now?
Yesterday I met up with Tom and Steve at Palace for 10 x 800. Managed to average 2:57 per rep which I was extremely pleased with. Hard work but very enjoyable. 12 miles today at 8mm pace. Thighs are now in a right state. Bring on the foam roller!
Great seeing you again tonight. Brilliant session, really enjoyed it. As you said, you work so much harder in a group session like that.
According to my Garmin all 10 x 800m were sub 3 except the first one (3:03). Average was 2:57.
Tom - excellent to meet you. Hope your train journey back was ok.
I can confirm that Steve hasn't been leading us all up the garden path, Tom is in amazing form Absolutely flew round tonight. I tried to get close to him on rep 9 but after 200m my legs were like lead.
With a bit of luck I may see you next week as well.
KR - many thanks indeed! It's good to know that my experience was nothing out of the ordinary then.
Was it the Excel 33's they fitted you with at store day?
Steve - ah, I see. My foot strength is nowhere near yours so that's probably the difference. Can't see me doing anything long in the hyperspeeds but they could come in handy for a 5K PB attempt later in March.
Thanks for the advice on the long runs. My last 3 weeks were 14, 18 and 20 all at about the same pace. Should I do another 20 at 8's again this week or drop back and do a quicker 15?
Golfer - sensible call to pace it. I have done the Spitfire 20 the last two years and always used it as a training run. Good luck!
Tom - lol, I don't think I will ever be lapping you! And as for staggering, well you'll see me doing alot of that this evening after the 800's are over
It was a shame I missed you at bootcamp so I it'll be great to meet up tonight.