I had one of those "competitive guys" on the TM next to me who tried to keep up with my pace every time I pushed it up a notch - epic fail. If I was mean I would have pointed out that a sprightly 20-something man should really be able to keep up with a woman old enough to be his mother...
lol - love it Freemers!
I did 6 slowish miles yesterday and didn't feel like a geriatric. Progress
Isabel - great to hear from you. Thanks for reminding us that you're in the sunshine while we all freeze our proverbials off
I can sympathise with your 3 week lay off. You need to come back slowly. I think Sam mentioned this a while ago on here. If you haven't run for months than your first runs should be short and slow.
Last week most of my runs were 3-4 miles and sloooow. This week has been pretty much the same although stepped up to 4-5 miles. I certainly wouldn't even think of running any single mileage run in double figures just yet.
Take it easy.
Angela - great to hear that Mr I has recovered. Not so great to hear that you were the cause of his illness! Aren't you supposed to be clued up on nutrition?
Well done on the session, you are getting speedy!
chickadeee - you really don't seem to have the weather gods shining on you over there! Eevery session seems to be nasty conditions of some form or another.
How is the comeback going?
Tim - crossing all fingers now. I can just about maintain this position for 24hrs but no longer so tell them to get a move on!
Couldn't get on here yesterday, just far too much going on. I see I pay the price by being 2 pages behind
Tim - great work on the aqua jogging. Sounds absolutely knackering. I'm just crossing that off my list of things to try now
Food diaries are looking awesome, no wonder Ruth is so pleased with you.
Is it scan day today? I couldn't remember if it was today or Friday. Desperately hope you get the best news possible.
Gingermagic, BK - you're doing so well! Keep this up and 3:30 is in the bag. What week are you on with the generic plan? Week 5?
This is the plan on the 262 Training page right? If so, weeks 6 and 7 were typed up incorrectly for the midweek runs (you'll notice they're identical). Here's the corrections:
WEEK SIX (approx 33M) Mon Rest Tue 6M of 1M jog, then 3 x 2000m at 10km pace (approx 8:30-8:45) with 400m (or 3-min) jog recoveries, then 1M jog Wed 6M easy (approx 9:00 miles in 54 mins) Thu 5M with middle 3M at marathon pace (sub 8s – rest 9s) approx 42 mins Fri Rest Sat 3M easy with strides Sun Race or 13M at half-marathon pace
WEEK SEVEN (approx 45M) Mon Rest Tue 5M of 1M jog, then 16 x 200m at mile/5km pace (approx 45-50 secs) with 200m (or 90 secs) jog recoveries, then 1M jog Wed 10M easy (approx 9:00 in 90 mins) Thu 7M of 1M jog, then 5M at half-marathon pace (approx 37 mins), then 1M jog Fri Rest Sat Parkrun or cross-country race or hills or hilly circuit (6M) Sun 17M steady (approx 8:30 in 2:24)
Effillo - great to hear you have some new shoe options. Hopefully that'll sort out your niggles.
Slowkoala - mmmm, flaaaakke...
Martin - I nearly fell off my chair when I read your splits! I was about to suggest you're on the wrong thread
Still those are still impressive times for 340m reps. Close to or below 6mm pace is excellent.
BRB - great news on the blog!
reikirabbit - interesting stuff on shoes. I remember speaking to Sam about shoe choice last year and she said that there is alot to be said for just picking the shoe that feels most comfortable (please do correct me if I got that wrong Sam).
This has certainly worked for me. I love the Nimbus - feels like running in a pair of comfy slippers. However, I also know that I can sometimes over pronate if fatigued or carrying a niggle and this causes issues with the stabilising muscles in my calf so I have some support shoes on hand which I can switch in and out of.
In the supports at the moment while this tendon heals fully and it's really making a difference. Everything isn't 100% but it seems to manage the disruption better than just sticking in the neutrals.
Andy - 3:10 for 800's is brilliant. Clearly you have a bit of pace there!
Efillio - Sweatshop should surely provide running kit for such scenarios? Failing that, unless you're a deep sea diver your work togs should be fine. What's more you'll get a seat all to yourself on the train home too
Tim - well done on the weight loss sir! That is mighty impressive.
Gareth makes an excellent point there. These things can be very tricky to diagnose. Until the scan you can't know for sure. Here's hoping it's not a fracture and something that will heal up much more quickly.
Very thoughtful of you to provide session plans for everyone. My post flu recovery session will consist of simply trying to run a few miles without feeling like death
Angela - donkeys?!!! Each to their own I suppose.
Sounds bad for Mr I. Seal up the bedroom door, pack a suitcase and get the hell out of there! If he has water he can survive a few days until you return. I'm sure he'll understand.