I agree that there is nothing better than a long run over hills for winter base building TR. I like the sound of the 90 min turbo/run on alternate days, it should bear some fruit for you. You will need it to kick off your VMLM campaign off anyway
TMOTH that’s some impressive mileage pre mara build up. Having a down weekend before the schedule starts is probably a good thing anyway.
18 weeks is loads of time to get in shape ON7, I’m sure it’ll flood back. BTW turn on your PM function.
Plan on getting out on Christmas day, though I am on cooking duty and have family coming and going, so my run window may be small.
Agreed TR, Marathon is about legs more than CV. Though I suffer with the same limitation over shorter races, so useful all round for me I think.Good that you have a few extra training windows, I am sure you will make use of them.
Sounds like a tough session on the turbo TR, nicely done backing it up with the 12miler.
Bains - agreed, for most 10m pace and HMP are similar, and to be fair I haven't ever raced a 10 miler and a half close together to give me a fair comparison. However, my feeling is that somehow the extra 3.1 miles seems to be quite a big jump up, whereas the 3.8miles jump up from 10k to 10 mile seems smaller. Thats obviously nonsense, but thats how it’s felt to me in the past.
Good work on the parkrun win Toro (it is a win in my book btw, feck all this its a run not a race ballocks). Enjoy Granada.
Nicely done on the 11 miler CW, looks like the thigh niggle didn't affect your fitness too badly.
Cheerful Dave - nicely done bagging the 20, especially chasing down the thread lurker.
Nice parkrun long run combo SpeedyGoth and JCT1
A good weekends running for me. Went out on Saturday morning and tried a new session, hill - tempo - hill sandwich. Session consisted of: 6 x ~20 seconds hill repeats with jog down recovery between 5k tempo another 6 x ~20 seconds hill repeats. Ran the session pre-breakfast, which normally affects my paces on harder runs and had to make a pit stop halfway through the tempo! Anyway, 5k came out in about 18:3x, so roughly 6 min miles, bit slow but its a first attempt at the session and the route has a few hills in. Overall the session felt like it will be good for addressing my weakness, i.e. legs rather than cardio fitness. 10 miles in total, will stick with it but increase the volume of the tempo over time.
Backed that up with 18 miles up in the North Yorks Moors this morning, some good climbs and quite windy out SpeedyGoth, but I am not a million miles from you, so hardly a surprise to you.
TR – I’ll let you know in Jan after my next half, take your point that 5m @ 10m pace is very tough in training.
Good news on the calf Padams and enjoy Devon.
Good to see LS21 popping in, look forward to catching up at BM.
Good work on the xmas card delivery miles Wardi
CW – mad, but good!
Good luck with the shin saintjason, sounds like you have your sensible head on.
Get well soon TT & TMOTH
Bains – reasonable article you posted. I am trying to move into the easy is very easy camp at the moment. I am managing it for my shorter easy runs, but find on longer runs there comes a point after a few easy miles when I just want to get on with it, unless I am knackered. Don’t think there’s much wrong with that approach, though I will practice keeping the handbrake on a bit more. Hope the ankle continues to improve.