Mr Soft - You could do the half with a few miles either side to make up to 18? And yes, I think most people will find at some point during marathon training that the legs just can't hit the pace you want, due to fatigue. No need to worry
NN - Fantastic, great PB and some nice trophies
OH - Well done on the run and nice total so far for the year
NP - Well done on toughing out the 20, I was too soft for that
Tek - That's a tough session! Well done, good total for the week too
Stewart - Well done on the 9, hope you're feeling better
Cal - Well done on the 13 miles yesterday, obviously good if the last mile was the quickest!
Michael - Nice running, I really doubt I could do a 21:30 5k the day after 22 miles! That's impressive!
Wet and wild this morning, so looked at weather forecast and rescheduled the long run for tomorrow morning 6 done in some pretty horrible winds.
Tek - Nice short easy effort, not windy here yet No doubt that'll appear for tomorrows long run though...
NP - Haha, you really have to wonder about some people... Another great parkrun for you this morning And, yes, a PB by 42 seconds although I've not ran a flat 5k in a long time
MG - Take it easy, wise move in ditching the long run.
7.8 in total this morning, with the mentioned 18:45 parkrun. Really didn't expect that when I woke up this morning, legs still sore and haven't slept more than 5 hours since Tuesday so utterly thrilled to run so well
I had set myself a 5k goal of 18:40 for the year, might need to revise that
Oh, yeah something I've been meaning to ask for a few days. I'll prob ask on fetch too just to get a few more answers.
Running full distance in training isn't advised is it? Usually I'd not think about it, but their is a marathon in Edinburgh on March 6, so how disastrous would jogging that at say 8:40s be? The reason I'm considering this is simply a mental exercise, putting in a 3:45-3:50 (which would actually be quite a big PB...) off no taper would really give me a huge boost. I'm not sure it'll make sense to most of you, but the feeling of actually completing the distance safely is making me think it's worth doing.
What is putting me off is that it likely kills Alloa stone dead a fortnight later... Also the though that is anything goes wrong on an 'easy' marathon I'll be mentally ruined for Manchester.
I probably won't do it, but the idea has been in my head for a few weeks.
Stewart - Hope the GA run goes well, good 5 the other night too
NP - Well done on the swim, good luck with the parkrun tomorrow.
3:10 isn't happening at Manchester, although you are right I think given the HM shape I think I'm in I shouldn't be too far away. You have to remember I still haven't taken out 4 hours in 5 attempts... I think one of my mates is going for 3:20 at Manchester for his GFA, I may run with him.
Cal - Well done on the tempo
Dr Dan - Great intervals, hope todays tempo was as good
MG - No point pushing it if you're feeling under the weather
OH - Well done on the JS run
NN - Good luck for the race
Planned to do 6 miles but talked myself out of it about 10 seconds before going out the door, went swimming instead. Probably best as my legs are feeling it big time.
parkrun tomorrrow, my brother is about so I might get to Strathclyde or Edinburgh in which case my 5k PB is getting smashed to pieces... I'd be quite disappointed if I didn't go sub 19 on either of those courses.