First, great racing to Marrows, PMJ, SB, Minni, MsE, and OO (as always!). SB, heat (like speed) kills. But seems you still found yourself in a good place fitness-wise. And SJ, you win the ironman award. Have no reference other than that is a fast marathon time after all the other and you finished well in front of the pack. Well done!
Leslie, can you remind me when you event is? I bet you'll have time. And hope you are feeling better soon.
GM, I feel for you. It's one of my worst fears. Keep the faith and run your a$$ off in the mean time.
TAR, very impressive. I say make it an even 4 next time!
Last week got in 54 miles including a subLT run (13M w/10 @6:55 ave pace) and a very comfy 18M LSR. Legs felt great all week and think I've just about got all systems back up and running. The plan this week will be 2 subLT sessions and a LSR, then the following week 1 subLT and a progressive LR. Hopefully I get up to 20 mile LR distance in good shape. Then can recover and have another couple of 3 week cycles before taper.
Andi, a conservative goal is always touted as a good goal for a marathon. I'm with you. And perhaps if I take that advice I'll actually finish my next one...
Tricia, I just went through a similar spell after my last race. I've never tried to jump right back into another training so soon before. I feel like I've gotten over the hump and the key was to slowly build the miles and have nearly all of them be very easy. Hope that works out for you.
Chick, same deal I guess. Just easy on the gas while you get some volume back. You're internal sensor will tell you when it's OK to start running fast again. And +1 to the night running for girls...my wife had some creepy stuff happen long ago (but this was in the 5 am time in winter so be careful always Chick!).
Yidd, a nice plan in the making. And your welcome!
18M yesterday came out to 8:15 m/m @ 69%. Didn't push and unlike 2 wks ago (a 17M run that left me on the road) felt pretty good out there. Did get caught in a massive thunder storm though...very soaked for last 7 miles...and very freaked out for about 5 minutes as had nowhere to hide...