Hi Mace nice to hear from you how is your training going?
Pretty good at the moment thanks NP. After a spell of mostly easy running with the odd MP tempo over the summer i've moved onto a Daniels HM plan which is getting me out of my comfort zone a bit more. Target is a 10M race in 5 weeks but i've had a parkrun pb of 17:20 recently.
A nice mixture of training from yourself as usual - you'll have to get Buddy swimming
Tek - how's things ? I hope you've shaken the pneumonia ....
Beautiful out this morning for an easy 10miler, it was almost like the summer again
A bit of a nightmare week nutritionally what with my twins' birthday ( cake, cake, cake ) then 3 days off work Mon-Weds this week meant fish and chip dinner Mon AND Tues, eating out last night and not to mention all sorts of crap i shouldn't have been devouring. So i'd written off any weight loss at this morning's weigh-in.
And the answer was ......
3lb loss ... WTF !!! How does that work ? And it was a cut back week.
11-6 which is back down to where i was 4 days before Brighton and about 18lbs lighter than i was this time last year
Ha !!! In the words of Harry H Corbett " Yooouuuu dirty old man !! "
You do a great job on this thread, Skinny and I sure have my fingers crossed that you can get back up there. I remember looking at your times and aspiring to them, real motivation for me and I'd be more than happy if that happened again.
Well done Lou and very kind of you to avoid nipping inside Skinny's pb
DT - I agree that 3x1 probably not a great indicator by itself but if you know your HR/race relationship it should give you a good idea if you've done the speed endurance. I do a similar thing in marathon week with a short MP run and it's pretty reliable. Think positive and Good Luck for Sunday
10 x 2 mins @ 5k pace (1 min jog) yesterday was a hard workout with a new 5k zone and some headwind on alternate reps, then this morning was 20mins threshold followed by 4x200 (200 jog) Meant to be 6x200 but i was struggling to hit the pace on 4th rep so didn't see any point battering myself. These Daniels back to back quality sessions sure are tough.
Well done Pete, that's great improvement And fingers crossed it's all behind you know.
And well done muddy on yet another pb and also to Charlie.
Lit - do you race the xc's all out ? I guess so if it's a team relay. Hope the cold desk off soon .
Good luck tomorrow Lou, I predict a good 'n from you, you seem to have been nicely plugging away and your training times improving.
I didn't decide until quite late that I was going to go for it at parkrun today. On the start line infact when one of my club mates made his way to the front and I couldn't resist. Got to the first bend ( our course always remind of a greyhound track as the runners sprint for the first corner trying to avoid a bottleneck ) in 4th and after 400m was 2nd about 10mtrs off my clubmate.
Pulled up to him after 1k and he was breathing quite heavy so pushed on and pretty quickly I couldn't hear him anymore so it was all by myself and a time trial. First mile 5:41 and before i knew it second mile in 5:40. Not feeling it quite as much as my 17:43 a few weeks back. Head down and a couple of times looked at the watch expecting pace to drop but it didn't and I kept going. Mile 3 clocked 5:35 and then put the pedal down for the bits under 5:00 pace. And not quite as cooked this time and managed to stay upright.
HR stats confirm that i possibly could have run it a bit harder from the off which maybe I would have with someone to push me. Then again I remember thinking with about 300 to go I was glad nobody was pushing me cos I wouldn't be able to hold them off. Funny old game ....