muddy - my max is about 185 ( i've seen 183 ) and my mara averages were 156 (2013) and 155 ( 2014- after easing off last 4 miles ) so i'd tend to agree that an average of 157 with a max of 180 is on the high side ( at this stage of your running adventure ) particularly over just 5M and would feel a bit too hard.
My average for the 6M was 152 but was nudging 158 at the end so i know that would more than likely not be sustainable. I'll give 6:45's a go next time and see how that comes out.
DT - my threshold pace per McM is 6:20 ( based on HM 6:28 )
Re my 'king of the scales' crown , somebody commented yesterday that i seem to have lost a bit of weight so i'm going to have to weigh in very soon now i have some confidence that it may have gone the right way
Another nice session Lit. You really have upped it in the last few months
Lou, i find spinning really helps with relieving hip tightness and infact any tightness in that region. Maybe that's why my own niggle appears to be gone. Nice pyramid
Good luck on Sunday Richard
DT - not sure about quads but when i had a week off last XMAS i nearly died on my first run back ( which was, stupidly, an LT session ) and didn't feel right for about a month after !!
After a week of nothing and then a week of easy running ( and a fun run ) , i did a 6M 'perceived' MP run yesterday morning. Nice flatish 1M laps which, surprisingly, came out at 6:42, 6:30, 6:35, 6:35, 6:37, 6:35 and a 6:36 ave. Effort felt similar to Sunday's fun run but 32s a mile quicker - though it was quite hot on Sunday and i had to wear 2 tops.
Started to feel a bit harder than MP in the last 10mins and a review of my HR stats told me it was indeed a bit too quick and around 6:45-6:50 would have been more realistic. Which is pretty much my McMillan MP from my half pb in March so rather encouraging all things considered.
DT - I thought my stag do days were behind me but a couple of pals have sadly divorced and gone on to find new partners so we're doing the rounds again, not sure I can handle a full blown stag these days but will have to give it a go.
Local 10k fun run for a local charity this morning and half way round I was wondering if Skinny would credit me a win if I put in the effort to catch the leader Decided to stick to perceived MP and came home in second ( avoiding the embarrassment of a fun run winner presentation in the pub ) averaged 7:03 pace which is a few seconds slower than my actual MP but fairly happy as I'm probably edging 100 stone at the moment !!
DT - do you think you may have Overdone it ? You seem to have been doing some tough sessions lately.
Lit - lol, I remember having a kick stand on my Raleigh Chopper MkI. They were cool then in the mid 70's. Nowadays I think even the most un-cool of cyclists may have a chuckle. Impressive MP session, looking very close to 2:45 Mara pace