Did my last longer run on friday (9 miles) before the big day...legs felt rubbish...but what else did I expect in a taper one week before the main event. On a positive note my legs felt great yesterday on a 5 miler so that saved me from entering the panic stage of a taper! Was looking at my milage and so far ive done 625 miles since starting the training for this ultra. Can't wait to see how much ive done for the year now.
Well done feral bob on a fantastic time at Somerset Levels and Moors marathon and the park run PB
That was an excellent surprise 10k time Stan. I don't think thats ever happened to me before...but I tend to enter so many races...its bound to one day! glad to see your knocking big chunks of your park run time!
well done RR on coming first in your category last week and for beating those other ladies . Im in zone 2 for york to
Trying to catch up but ive three pages to get through...please bare with me...my fault for not getting on here for the last few weeks.
Looking at your plan Malcs...im so jealous of all the speed work youve done. I haven't been doing much and have really missed it. like you was saying im guessing its less important when your training for an ultra but even so, I don't want to risk slowing down too much. I did a half marathon last week but as it was only two weeks before my ultra I decided to do it at my marathon pace (although it ended up being a little bit quicker). Managed to finish in 1:35 (7:16mm pace) and thoroughly enjoyed it. Was hoping yo go to park run yesterday to race but my puppy was ill so I missed it. Did a farklet session instead and really enjoyed the faster pace. I'm wondering whether to just concentrate on 10ks next year rather than enter London marathon. Still have a month to decide though. Your long run at a steady pace (8mm) made me laugh....when was 8 mm steady! I do think your capable of a sub 3:15 marathon however I would aire on the side of caution and set off at 3:20-3:22 pace and if you feel good still at half way then pick up the pace. I think I may have tried to take too much off my marathon pb last year at york and wish I had chipped away at my time rather than trying to knock 9 mins off.
thanks for the bike info Angela...I might put a bike on my Xmas list. Good luck in your marathon today.
Rachel the running will get easier and easier the more you do...just think of paris!
mr P I would love to go to New York, especially just before Christmas, but its so expensive. Would be an amazing trip though.
Mc Hilly im completely in agreement with you on that one, never tried an alcoholic drink whilst on the run...but the thought of it turns my stomach.
So sorry to hear about you having to drop out of cheddar feral bob but I think you did the right thing. Think its so hard for runners to stop mid race and instead they continue and cause more injury and illness.
hi Angela I have the same idea about my ultra...just to finish/get around...and mines only 31 miles! My legs always feel better towards the end of my run the day after a long run too. Good luck with your 10k this weekend And your marathon next weekend.
thanks Malcs my training has gone surprisingly well so far, quite pleased with myself, never thought I would just plod around 25 miles in a training run. Did a race last monday aswell (3 days after my 25 miler) and managed to come second lady without much effort. It turned out to be all off road (only found out a few hours before...just intime to pack my trail shoes). Glad you managed to get some good runs in whilst you was on holiday. To still get a sub 20 after tying your laces is fantastic In parkrun.
Ouch RR that sounds like a nasty accident.
Well done hans c on completing your first iron man...wow, you did amazing and should be proud of yourself. The difference a good bike makes. Chris (husband) has been wanting a new one for a while ready for when he cycles coast to Coast....he's been trying to tell me how important a lighter bike it! What time are you going for at york now?
sorry to hear about the eye rachel, was surgery successful? How long did they advise you to rest for afterwards?
did my last long run this weekend (20 at 8mm...a tad too fast, followed by 10 the following day at 8:50mm)....ive now officially entered taper time!