CC82 – I made my Mara debut at Edinburgh last year. It was tough in the wind, but it is a quick course. I enjoyed it, especially the first 4 downhill miles…………Give me a shout if you have any questions on race day logistics.
TT – a couple more minutes and you are about there on the time on feet run I reckon….. A guy who advises me has the same opinion of longer runs, he doesn’t see the need to go much beyond 20 miles in training, especially if you are doing plenty of mileage through the week. He ran some quick times including a 2:20 at his best off this approach. But there are plenty of examples of those that do well off full and over distance runs, as others have said. I am a novice on this so am yet to work out what is best for me, but I feel I like I might benefit from a couple of longer runs, but doubt I will go full distance before the race. Maybe as far as 23 miles, so roughly time on feet.
Good plan Al_P, I like the look of those ‘Marigold’ sessions, not sure I am strong enough to handle them, so I am taking an approach more akin to P&D with a few of my own tweaks. No doubt those big midweek sessions have a big payoff though.
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Good soup picture PP, last week myself and two colleagues started a Thursday soup club. Rock n’ Roll or what?! My colleague made Watercress and Celeriac soup with goats cheese croutons last week, bloomin delicious it was. It’s my turn next week, I’m thinking something North African inspired. I’ll post a picture up when it’s done. Couscous tips: I have a tendency to put too much water in mine and spoil it, so try to avoid that. Also it can take lots of seasoning, so dont be scared of the salt shaker. Anyone here use Quinoa? I have some in the cupboard but have never used it. Good miles btw PP.
Bains – I was hoping to nip under 77, so 77:16 was initially slightly disappointing but actually in hindsight, considering conditions I am pleased with the result. Your plan sounds sensible to me, good luck with it.
Well done on the biggest ever mileage month CC82
Sounds like a decent training week Jimbob
RS78 – sounds like a good day at the Northerns, a fella I know posted a picture up on facebook of himself being lapped by Ali Brownlee. Quite a funny picture with this fella is just pootling round with a grin on his face where Brownlee is all spit and gurn! As for my run, yea it was tough, we started just above Osmotherley and ran on the Cleveland Way for quite a bit, about 10 miles south of Roseberry Topping. I imagine you will have or will end up racing round there at some point if you keep on with the fell racing.
Good work on the LR today TT, interesting that you don’t intend on taking your long run up to predicted Marathon time. I sometimes wonder if time on feet runs are better for lower mileage runners, whereas larger mileage runners get a similar effect from cumulative time on feet over the week. Nice looking motor BTW, not sure if they are any good but I bet you look dead cool in it…….
Nicely done at the Southerns PP, certainly sounds like a step towards form again. Good stuff.
SB – I struggle to hit pace on morning sessions, the effort sounds about right, just accept that the pace will be down a bit at this stage. Good training.
Great training Al_P, I particularly like the look of Thursdays MLR with efforts session. Are you Marathon training, or did you say you were focussing on the half for a while?
I have lots of sore bits today, mostly sore arms from the press-ups I did last night!
Many happy returns DanA and CCS - good work on the birthday treat runs!
Great long runs from Wardi, CL, Padams, Selbs, Tick Tock, and TR
ES and ON7 nice work on the 18 with 10. ES plenty time to find the few seconds you need for sub 3, thats a tough run with an uphill finish. ON7, a couple of your tempo runs have shown significant improvement recently, especially today's run, good work.
Good work at the XC CW and Joolska, very well done on the big improvement and team gold Joolska.
15.4miles on the Moors with a couple of buddies this morning. Took 2hrs 15mins to complete and it was brutal. Loads of ridiculous hills, shin deep snow on the tops, black ice, peat bogs, heather and a face plant when I tripped on a bit of random fence wire. My cheekbone missed a rock by about 4 inches, would've been a trip to the hospital had I connected! Great run, legs shafted after, I have done easier 22 milers!
Back to running…..thanks for the well done comments, been a bit busy the last two days so just catching up on the thread now.
TT – good blog, I shall follow with interest. That is, as long as you promise not to put up fat pictures on the blog……….
Question to the thread, what running blogs do you all read? Quite a few of my favourite blogs have gone quiet of late, anyone got any suggestions?
Al P a course best on tired legs is very well done. Sounds like you are building the miles nicely. The plan you posted up looks good as well.
DrD – well done on the county call up, take it if you can I say.
P&Ders - Pace is coming back nicely ON7, Tmoth still a useful session, ES good run but I agree with others get outside and do it next time.
Great pace on the 12 mile tempo Dachs, shame on the XC, but shows how far you have come if that’s a disappointment.
I love your posts CW, I need to go back and read again a few times to understand them as I am a dullard, but keep em coming I say! Excellent mileage as well, though I imagine you look a bit of tit with the Bluetooth headset.
11m yesterday in the shape of 4.4m mudfest @ 9m/m and 6.5m @ 8m/m on the road. 5m in the snow at lunchtime today, it all fell this morning, so it was lovely fresh crisp stuff. Very agreeable, it’ll be slush before long.