Did fitness challenge last night - was really informative. My resting heart rate is 54 (pretty good?), my flexibility is appalling (sit and reach test - 12cm), my upper body is quite weak and my balance and core strength is excellent. Now just to improve on all of those in 8 weeks' time!
Did parkrun this morning. Wanted to put a bit of effort in without going 'mad' so decided to do it at target mara pace. Went a little quick, averaging 7:13 pace but was hard to judge speed with the hills and mud.
A warm up and cool down brought mileage to 4.5 but had to dash bootcamp so didn't bother with the full 7. Tomorrow's 18 will still bring weekly mileage to 60 so I think that'll be plenty (never run more than 55 in one week before).
Bloody ice!!!!!!!!!!! I am absolutely sick of the stuff. Had a few days of thaw and now the chuffin' ice is back. All the snow that fell yesterday/last night has just completly frozen over. Very glad I'm not running today. If it's not melted by tomorrow though I will go mental. Probably.
Westy - ooh be careful!! It's not so bad if it's fresh stuff but if it's that horrible slushy stuff, watch out!
malcs - thanks for that earworm, I'm sure it will stay with me all blinkin' day now!
lit - thought you would have had buckets of the stuff up there. Mind you it's relatively walm here (a balmy two degrees) and all the snow is now melting
shazmo - hi! Thanks for saying hello - lovely little thread we've got going here. No I did all 5 LT miles together in one lump sum. I just meant that I split it into laps in my head, taking it lap by lap, but physically ran it all without stopping.
acp - thank you! Hopefully going to do a useful post each week.
chick - oo be careful!! I hate driving in snow.
Got out at dinnertime for a recovery 4 miles. Unfortunately snow was melting and it was horrible slushy stuff, so it was more of a recovery walk/slip/slide. Averaged 9:37 pace. Fitness challenge tomorrow night but no running.
Thank you Stewart and lit! Give me a lot of confidence does that. Yeah training going really well at the moment but I'm well aware there's a looooong slog left yet. I've only been doing the higher mileage plan for a week so not getting too comfortable just yet.
Well set off for work this morning and was forced to turn around after about 20 minutes. Took another 40 minutes to get back. All roads just gridlocked despite not being loads of snow. Working from home today instead and definitely made the right decision - really heavy snow now! Might just have to do my short recovery run today, love soft, fluffy, fresh snow (running on it that is, hate driving in it!)