Ali - not sure that I am cut out for 35deg with the humidity we have in Cost del London.
Great run from you on the HM on Sunday. Considering the hills and the heat that was probably as good as could be managed. I am with Carter on the hills training. They really do make you a stronger runner. Sounds like you have found a good club too and everyone I know including those on here have improved greatly.
Carter - am still chuckling about your conversation with the nutritionalist. The poor fella must have been thinking he was having his worst nightmare. Somebody who kept coming back with question after question. He is probably still in shock.
Really good news about the ultra this weekend. You are in great running form and you will do well. What strategy are you adopting for this one ?
Robert - intervals are great and over time become so much easier. They work well as part of a varied running routine. Make sure you do not run two hard sessions back to back as you need to give the legs and body some recovery time.
What a contrast running on Sunday was with last night / tonight. On Sunday I got soaked doing 6 miles and had some chaffing on delicate parts due to the dragging t-shirt.
Last night I covered 8 miles and did a MP paced tempo run. 2 miles w/u, 2 x 2 miles at MP (circa 7:55m/m) with 1 mile recovery in between and then 1 mile c/d.
This was a tough session as it was the first hard training session I have done in a few weeks.
Decided to go out tonight for 7 miles easy paced. It was very hot. Most people must have thought me mad. And clothing was at a minimum. Hopefully I did not scare the many people who were out enjoying the sunshine. It was still in the 30degs plus so it was pretty damm hot and while I brought water it became too hot to drink. All a bit weird but a good workout.
Nell - Heard that it was very hot in the south of France so assume you are having good weather too. Hopefully it is a little less humid for you and you are getting some runs in.
So take my eye off this for a few days and come back to find that we have 3 year olds posting. Very impressive indeed PS.
PS - good to see that you are getting stuck into your plan. Always difficult to juggle everything and with the kids off important to make the runs you do count.
What temperatures are you getting now ? We are in the high 20's in London with 31deg forecast for next week.
Nell - well done on the bqq last weekend. Sounds like it all went to plan.
Carter - good week of running from you. that Tour of Bradwell route sounds brutal. You have to be in great shape to be able to cover that type of terrain. And you defo deserved beer o'clock. Interesting that you are still running too fast. Seems to be a common 'problem' on here at the moment.
Robert - welcome to this mad group of runners. Some good races under your belt already and am sure that with he right quality and quantity of training that a sub 4 is easily within reach. Loads of good advice on here and you will find everyone friendly and happy to provide you an opinion or two. Just be a tad careful on the go out fast and try and hold on advice that Cater is promoting. It does not work for all and can lead to spectacular blowouts. If that is something you feel you want to do, be prepared for the odd bad experience. But in fairness it has worked spectacularly well for Carter this year so what do I know.
Ali - expecting a good race from you tomorrow. You are running well and seem to be in a really good place. Best of luck. Looking forward to the report.
So today I achieved the big 10. The first time I have gone over 10 miles since my marathon. Felt good to do this. Have managed a few runs this week so ticking over. Need to start thinking about getting some quality sessions in soon but it is nice not having the pressure of a schedule to follow. This will change in a few weeks.
Hopefully everyone is having a great weekend. More footy for my lad tomorrow.
PS - well done your lad. That is impressive considering the amount of time you have been out there. Sounds like you have the right connections too !!
My boy has potential and is convinced he will be a football player. He is not the tallest but packs a mighty tackle for his size, is intelligent on the pitch and can kick the ball accurately farther than most his age that I have seen. And playing him in the middle at the back even though he is not the tallest tells me that his coaches have a lot of confidence in him.
But as I keep telling him, only a few ever make it and it is not all it is cracked out to be.
Tough exercise class. I will stick to running
Carter - sounds like you had a great weekend away. Sorry to hear about Harvey but needs must I guess ..
Hopefully you can find an ultra local as I am really keen to see how you get on with it.
6 miles for me tonight. Circa 49 mins. Felt much stronger than I did last week so pleased with that. Next run will be early Thursday morning.