Is that a euphemism?? I've heard about these Pirate parties (almost makes me want to learn to swim lol).
Well done to all for their LSR's at the weekend and especially Andy for a PR PB on Sat and longest ever run on Sunday! And of course our Booktrunk for her 2 marathon LSR's and a weekend total mileage of 52.4 miles (although that;s small potatoes for her these days).
Me? looks like I'm back on the bench with my bad back and not run since my easy 10 miles on Saturday Mull Half on 10th August and will be (very) lucky to get 2:05 which I 'need' to tell me I'm on target for a 4:30 @LN.
Alastair, good luck with your target time albeit slower than hoped for. I'm going to stick with 4:30 but if I don't get any long runs in soon that will have to change
Hi Sophie, not tried Asics myself but can recommend a longer schedule than the 'normal' 16 weeks so 22 sounds about right Plenty of time between now and when the schedule starts to get a decent base mileage laid down (and building up your LSR now isn't a bad thing either).
Biggun, I use my Garmin for mileage but when I started out I did use 'map my run' and others to check mileage and they seemed pretty accurate though peeps say you really need to run an officially measured race to be 100% correct (and then run the 'blue' line.
BT, kudos for both finishing 2 marathons and beating those that ended up faster than you over the 2 days - proves negative splits work!
As for the leg, maybe we should make LN a 3 legged affair lol!
I've not run since Saturday and it's the Mull Half 10th August so starting to (mildly) panic for that and Loch Ness
Oh, on a brighter note,went to the commonwealth Games yesterday - we didn't want to but the Sat Nav directed us to an area og Glasgow with closed roads and wouldn't recalculate a workable route. An hour later than planned we picked up Wicani 'Skies the limit' short name 'Skye Lad' an 8 week old Sable Rough Collie!! Our 10 cats are still not sure about him so am sure some fur will be flying before things settle down
Hi Andy, from what I've seen (and read) many folk do things differently - as I live in a hilly area HADDing is not really that easy to do and I tend to try and cap my AHR to 73% during long runs but will let it rise to 80% on the longer/steeper hills.
As Yidd said, the LSR is more about time on feet than pace although the faster runners amongst us oft find running slower will alter their gait too much. I've seen lots of people come to the HADD thread but struggle to run at 70% (it takes a bit of getting used to).
To start with you could run at your 5k pace plus 3 minutes (9:46 for you) which strangely is bang in the middle of your previously mentioned pace!