That's a quality resting session Speedy. Well done.
I'm a bit worried hearing of people starting their P&D 50+ schedules and already knocking out 50 mile weeks when I'm supposed to be running a week earlier and am only up to 20 miles in my biggest week for a couple of months. Oh, and my race is a 50miler.....
I'll have another mince pie. That should cheer me up.....
hmmm I don't think that any of us have the right to decide what a worthy target is for someone else. I'd be a bit peeved if a 2:10 marathoner told me that my long term sub3 aspiration wasn't a real target and that I'm only a "proper runner" if I can go sub 2:20. Whether you are a "runner" a "marathoner", a "jogger" or whatever is about how you see yourself not how someone else decides to judge you - and it is ALWAYS a faster runner looking behind him or her that seems to want to do the judging of others and not themselves.
Bigges running week for quite a while for me, 18 miles.
If you listen to TalkUltra there has been a lot of discussion on fat to carb ratio influencing endurance - based on this (and the info from the myfitness app that Minni suggested ages ago) I deliberately aim to keep the carbs down a bit. Just subtle changes in ensuring that meals have plenty of protein and fats lobbed in can skew the numbers nicely and I have noticed a definite leaning out, fewer hunger pangs and even more stability in my weight (regardless of training volume). I'm typically hitting 40-45% calories from carbs, 15-20% from protein and the rest as lovely lardy fat.
Hope your mrs recovers quickly Abbers and that you give her a wide berth until then
BikeIt, yes, an olympic bar is on the list to the complement the second hand multi gym I'll be picking up next week Interesting news on the lchf diet. I've noticed a difference just with a slight reduction in carb to fat ratio.