Ikle, you should be impressed by that sub 4 time.. and Martins 35716 number even more so since it's represents 1000s of hours of training for Comrades (x 4 I believe). He's earned and proud of it. Never seen Les Mis.
Martin great time. And some pacing. I do long runs at about 60-90 seconds above if targeting Marathon.., but lots of speed work. Maybe you need to reassess your paces. Long go slower, shorter faster?
Just coop, don't worry too much about weight. I've run faster when heavier. Sure will change now you're back. Cleaner diet doesn't have to be drastic. I need carbs, very sluggish tired if I try running low, but more fat burning doing ultras and try use less on long runs. Carbs in veg remember. Cut out refined processed / sugar yes.
Phantom Susan, whoever you are, that's a great time for 1500.
Decent training weekend for me, 17 miles at MP + 60 seconds, and then in afternoon ran with club ladies again for another 5 miles. Got five this weekend to come out on trail multi terrain course, and all hopefully will now run the 4 races in September, but now more confident.. So that was good.
One cat not doing so well, just having last few days with him.. Will see.
Hope the park run went well, Susan. Holiday sounds great.
Hmmm lemon drizzle cake. Ikle upto some madness too, doing 10k every day for 10ks. Maybe there is something special in the cake.
Shedboy great stuff. I'm not a fan of rigid plans either so in agreement. 3 days also for my best times, with some XT. Rest day instead of recovery run for me. Which mara did you do?
Post tr24 with Ikle and crew not much to report for me. We all had a great time, still one of my favourite events. A bit down mentally after, no events booked and not in the mood.. Mojo used up for awhile. Lots on at work and one cat sick with kidney problems, hanging in there just. Chipping away at shorter stuff & speed work, now with a fabulous park run nearby finally, 2-3 mile jog away. Nearly back to sub 20.
Fun trail run with friends today, then after took some nervous female club runners around multi terrain course & league coming up in Sept. They were going to just support but now no worries so will run. Got as much out of running with them as some races. Good for the soul & mojo.
Well done Ikle, that's a good marathon a week after TR24, why were you up at 4:52 though, Early start to get there?
And no medal for the enduro, that's not good. Doesn't sound like you enjoyed it, or some chunks of it. Can't say I fancy a solo 12/24 race, laps bore me unless in a team..I want to see new worlds and civilisations.. To boldly go (hang on, that's something else) Did you run/ walk the laps or just run? Not clear..
The feeling Sick is common. Fido has it, and slow duck on comrades thread.
Double oh Dave, welcome. You're not far off, just a few good months training and there.
In agreement with Fidos .suggestion a.) 10 mile session at MP.. I do 8-12 at MP. Even with a few minutes break if going down to running club. Long runs I do MP plus 60-90s, maybe some chunks of 2-4 miles at MP near the end. Rest of time, want to be fresh for the next weeks runs.
Park run Marshal today, then nipped on train for F3 circuit.. Designed by sports science pal of mine. The hour felt far worse than a TR24 lap...horrible mix of short cardio 10 second bursts and strength after in 30s chunks.. Uses up every last bit of energy.. And then finding still another set to do. Horrible during the session, great after.
we had a great weekend, camping out. having two teams was good fun, three really as one of my friends was also doing it as a solo ultra and camping with us so his wife had people to talk to. very weird conditions underfoot.
Hoping this report is the ultra 5-6 weeks ago Ikle is talking about.. as she only did 3 laps at TR24.. after 4 laps last year), but refused a 4th available as it was raining and a bit chilly. softy southener
Everyone had gone by the time we got back to camp.
My OH managed two laps, as did Ikle's. Think there was a bit of a surprise race going on...Ikle? spill the beans.
JGC, you're always welcome. Mike hopefully back to.