Fiona - That's a good pace for the 11, in what doesn't sound like great conditions! Your training for Frankfurt was clearly spot on, so no need to worry about your running mileage being lower than it was a few years ago!
Hazelnut - Hope theres no damage after the fall. A couple of decent runs in those conditions!
NP - Great work on the XC race, and a nice long run and weekly total too
Cal - That sounds a bit of a nightmare of a run, but a 2hr run isn't to be sniffed at!
Tek - Well done on the LR, I always find it a grind to build the long run miles up!
OH - Well done on the 10 miles Glad you're feeling better
Tricia - IS that you volunteering so that you can get a place for next years race
S17 - Well done on 1st place.
4.6 miles pre-pub on Friday, easy. About 6 miles yesterday with ~ 8k XC race at approx tempo effort, didn't feel upto racing so put in a solid effort but would have been very near the back of the field. Wasn't lapped though
Been busy today, so haven't ran but plan to go out for about 6-8 miles shortly. Then hopefully 18-19 tomorrow afternoon.
Cal - I wasn't too fussed about missing that race, and the club session showed me I'm way off fitness anyway. Might make my XC race this week, but might skip that too! Nice progressive 6 miles, and 4 yesterday too
Fiona - Good interval session, hope your feeling better after your turbo wobbles!
Tek - That's a good club session, well done
NP - Good swimming and running. Hope you managed the intervals yesterday!
Tricia - Well done on at least getting 1 run in!
S17 - A fair bit of training there!
Just lower body weights at the gym last night. No time for any elliptical carry on Plan is 10-11 tonight, I hope it's not as wild as it was when I left work this morning... I think it might not be t-shirt weather any more...
PW - The problem with doing the long runs at race pace it becomes difficult to recover from them. Nothing wrong with doing chunks of MP within the long runs.
One thing to consider, say you have a 20m long planned 3 weeks from your marathon, you try to run it at MP but misjudge it and go a bit too fast. You've then essentially raced a 20 miler 3 weeks before your target race, and you've killed your chance of getting the best result possible.
Hazelnut - Once you add in the cross training that's still a decent total for the week!
NP - Good mileage for the week, and a good long run. Hope the neck is better today. My back was killing me yesterday, which I also think was sleep related...
Fiona - Well done on the 11 miles and 62 mile cycle! Good training for the weekend!
Tek - Not surprised you found it tough! Well done on the 39 miles last week
Cal - Well paced 19, and a cracking total for the week
Stewart - I noticed that now I'm upping the miles, certain muscles in the legs aren't coping too well with the longer runs yet. Good run yesterday and a good start to the year
Not the weekend I planned. Slept in for my race (2 days after sleeping in for work for the 1st time ever...) so just went to the club session which was 6x3 minutes uphill. I nearly died on 3 of the reps so jacked it after 5. Didn't see the purpose in basically jogging a 6th rep.
Nothing yesterday, and then 17 miles this afternoon. Definitely felt better than my 16 miles 10 or so days back. Still tough, but getting there.
NP - That's good mileage for the week, especially with the swimming on top! I know what you mean about the sweets, I reckon if I can cut that group out I should drop towards 71kg fairly quickly. And that's as good as my weight will get!
Tek - Well done on the easy 5 miles
Cal - That holiday sounds the ideal time. However you've know one less training week
Tricia - -23? Might need 2 pairs of gloves for running in that! Enjoy the holiday!
OH - Hope the kidney stone is resolved. Good run yesterday
Stewart - Nice speed session last night, any achilles reaction from that? Oddly enough, we had a 6x1k session led by a triathlete last night too! Not that I was at it
Gym, and 40 minutes on elliptical last night. 6 miles and weights today. Legs feel pretty tired, but that's likely because I've bumped the miles up quite quickly. I think tomorrows 5k will be a struggle (and the course won't help!) but it'll be a marker of some sort I guess! If I'm not too cold and rushed for time I'll hopefully get to stick around and watch the XC