Excellent work Alehouse! Is that the Sale Sizzler I've seen mentioned before? Excellent WAVA and well held on! I could do with some of your positive energy to be honest.....
Certainly Andrew - just got to be patient and hope for a prolonged spell without illness. Touch wood I've not been injured for a few years but then again, I never thought this year would be impacted so much with illness! Good luck with the sub 22 attempt tomorrow!
This is a planned day off for me today too but am planning two more runs this weekend (tempo and long/easy). I will probably cut back a little next week too before pushing the mileage up a little more again the following week!
Sounds a good outing DT - so more long runs in preparation for Cardiff then?! My longest post marathon was a tortured 10 mile effort with a friend when I was going down with something (been a bad first half of the year for illness) and just 7-8 miles 3 or 4 times since. Likewise with the training block too - deliberately held back from any racing or Parkruns recently and hoping it will pay off longer term. The motivation is certainly there for me and happy to be seeing fitness gains over continuous weeks at the moment, but ideally I want PB gains to come at some point too. Fed up of seeing others making progress at the same time truth be told whilst any gains I make are almost non existent.
Yep - this thread has died of death for the last year or two for one reason or another, but don't know where else to post! I've seen this fact pointed out with the thread even subtly mocked (needlessly) elsewhere on occasion which is a shame regardless to who posts now...or not.
Two 31 mile weeks have seen things progress the other way for the better here. Still a long way off best shape mind but have done enough to take a fair bit off my 5k tempo over the weekend from 10 days previously with a few pounds also dropped.
Certainly sounds like a busy week Andrew and a cut back week may actually do some good.
Hi iower, good to see you posting...sounds like a top day out! I've heard about how tough that race is! The South Downs marathon relay is tough enough let alone that one! Wouldn't mind knowing some info on those planned races as it's always good to venture to different places now and then plus my OH has friends over the island. I'd be unlikely to run it this year though unfortunately but who knows if it continues next year?!
I'm sure I've seen you in local road races over the last few years when I used to run for Gosport but not raced many HRRL races this year. Good luck with the triathlon this weekend!
Slowly getting back out there and just ran my third run in four days...decided to do a tempo time trial at my local Parkrun course as part of 7 miles which came out in 23:14 for the 5k. So quite a bit down on where I'd normally be fitness wise but don't think it will be too long before I get it back to a decent level either. Plus the weight will need to drop off again! The important thing though is how fresher I'm feeling in most steady runs compared to much of the time pre marathon a and last year which I'm hoping is a good sign moving forward.