JR, I have no idea. I went out at a gentle pace myself today and yet it also seemed like a real slog! At one point a friendly runner went past me so I joined him for a mile and a half, running about 1.5 minutes per mile quicker, but as soon as we parted ways, I slowed right down again.
Stephen, that is a good pace!
20 miles for me today, but knee still doesn't like to do anything over 16, so used run/walk.
Jason, Hope the Barry 40 has gone well (assuming I got the date correct)
Stephen, I ran my first marathon at 48 and only logged one week at 50 miles. I don't think we need as many miles in the legs when we get older. Having said that, if I wasn't injury prone, I'd still aim for 45-55 per week. I reckon that I could go quicker if I got more miles in, but I'm really planning on running for many years ahead (all things being equal) so don't push my mileage. I'm not on my feet as much as you, although I am on my feet a lot at work, so reckon 50+ miles per week is probably pushing it. It's the long steady runs (18+) that will really help your stamina and the shorter tempo runs that will increase your injury risk if your mileage is too high. Only you know how your body responds and we are all very different, so I'm just sharing my own experience, if it helps. ... And well done on the 14.
Well done Clag and JR. Good results from both of you.
Got in another 10 miler today without any knee issues (although I was wearing a knee support and I was still 'aware of the ache'!) I think my flat tarmac 10 miler was somewhat slower than Clag's hilly 10 miles though!
I think we can safely congratulate the Fetchies on their win this month!
On a less competitive note, Thanks for the good wishes. I have been doing knee exercises all week and did manage a 7 miler today. Hardly earth shattering, but I shan't give up on the April marathon just yet!