For someone who is really thorough about and knowledgeable about injury, overtraining and pretty much most things regarding doing yourself harm running wise, your a bit lax when it comes to looking after yourself outside of lacing up your trainers.
Good to see you getting back SG. Just in time for the Abbeydash in Nov.
Well done at the relay Pete and another good session Ric. The most reps I've ever done in any session I think is 20. 40 is a right arse I bet. Good going!
Great running on the track Dachs and congrats on the PB. Like has been mentioned, you've been really consistent with some very strong runs over the summer. I always associate PB runs with feeling great during a run for a fair chunk of it so imagine what time you could post when it all clicks.
Likewise too PP, that's a solid run off some heavy mileage. My 5k paced efforts in a BAC session I did last night was 5.18 min miling. Pitiful. Haha.
I've had a few easy days running since Sundays long run but still managed 3 doubles totalling 40 miles mon-wed including a 14/4 double Wed. Week 2 of the BAC sessions last night so it was 12 mins, 5 x 2 mins then 12 mins. Averaged 5.36 for the first 12 mins, 5.18 for the 2 min reps and then 5.45 for the final 12 mins.
Can't really grumble with the 2 min efforts as I've done zero hard, fast running for months and on finishing the session it brought up 85 miles in the last 5 days so I knew I'd not be breaking any records.
Was originally going to do a half this Sunday and have a bash at running it at marathon goal pace but with putting 14 miles of quality into Sundays long run I'm a bit wary of overlooking things. All day at a wedding today in the lakes so I'm tempted to take my fell trainers for an early run up on the fells tomorrow which would definitely rule out a half on Sunday. Either that or a thick head.
Dachs, I'm fed up of textbook. Doing Dublin was about finding out what it's all about and seeing what works and what doesn't ahead of a proper go at another marathon next year. 18 mile fell races and 24 hour endurance races aren't in the P and D book either but where's the fun in that.
Legs were fine enough for a 4 mile shake out later the same day for a 31 mile day and I've ran 2 easy doubles since. Sports massage last night and another easy day tomorrow.
Ill be having 2-3 super easy days now so ill see how things go. I know of one person who ran a full 26.2 at his lower end of his threshold with the intent of then running the race just a few beats higher and he ended up running the race slower than his training run.
I've ran a 56.xx 10 miler in my threshold zone and felt really strong yet raced a 55 10 miler and felt like death the other week. The pleasing thing about today was that only 14 miles of today's run was in my threshold zone. The rest was in my easy/recovery zone.
Edit* cross post Scott. Seen recently the lots of easy/base building miles which I've no doubt will help you in the long run. Fair play for racing the half after 16 yesterday!