Is it just me or are people who shadow like that for mile after mile actually annoying/unsporting/d****ads? Or is it a legit tactic?
Over a shorter distance, a competitive race, or with plenty of wind I'd say it's a legitimate tactic. However to follow someone for 26.2 miles without speaking, in a low key 'friendly' marathon is just plain rude. This is lap 2 of 4, and the sprint finish at end, where you can just about spot him!
TBH I'm very impressed with the comfort and general feel of the Saucony Peregrine so am wondering whether to switch to a Sacouny race shoe as well. I seem to remember some comments about the Fastwitch on here a while ago - anyone any recent experience of Saucony road shoes?
I use Saucony Guides as my 'work-horse' shoes, and have run over 2000 miles in two pairs, without injury. I also use Saucony Kinvaras as my racing shoes, over all distances from 5k to marathon. I think they are both great shoes, so don't think you can go far wrong with Saucony.
SJ – Well done managing 3 hrs on the turbo. Enjoy the trail running
Speedy – Sound’s like a nice and challenging Parkrun. I hope the weather is ok for you today.
PMJ – Good weekly mileage and solid Parkrun all things considered
Gul – Excellent very early morning run!
Hilly – Good Parkunning. I hope your 20 miler goes well
I ran 7 easy miles this morning, after 17 yesterday including a 19:05 Parkrun. That’s 60 miles for the week and 255 for January. I’ve run every day this month, including 2 x 19 min Parkruns, a 38 min 10k and a 3:04 relaxed marathon. I got a mention on this weeks Marathon Talk for 2nd on the Jabbra podium.
Intrigued to find out how far Badbark will run on the 10th. It's a Wednesday and I'll be doing my mid-week 10 miler. I'll dedicate my run to BB but maybe we should all list our miles for that day and BB has to beat it!?
We'll even give you a hash tag - #Run4Badbark
LOL – You made my chuckle. I don’t think I like this idea, as my plan is a relaxed run without any pressure! I might only run 20 miles if the weather sucks, or I could end up run/walking all day.
I ran a half marathon distance MLR this morning in 1:37, with my HR averaging 139. This follows an interval session yesterday, and what I believe are key sessions in P&D schedules. Running a MLR at MP + 10% the day after intervals, helps prepare for a fast pace on tired legs.