PMJ, I keep seeing on Facebook her winning a lot of Trail races and the sub 3 marathon was based on lots of trail running and fast midweek 10 milers. Think the longest run was 16 miles. So that throughs out the 5 x 20 mile theory!
Nice 5 miler G-Dawg, sometimes a rest through getting over a cold can be a good thing for the legs to recover a bit.
Great dedication Slokey. I'm rubbish at getting up early, hence a lot of late running and forum posting! I take my hat off to you and all the others doing other training too. It's tough as we all know trying to get 5/6 runs in a week, let alone a swim and biking. Stonking reps too - were they 1 mile and not 1k reps?
Wow Jools, brilliant 5k time
Nifty 8 miler there GE - like the blowing out of my ar$e phrase!
Another Tuesday night 10 x 200m hill reps session. It's always a rush on a Tuesday, getting home for 5.30, quick change and taking my lad to footie training for 6. Then it's fitting in my session while he trains and back in time to pick him up at 7. Just about able to get this session in and I think it's good as you don;t have time to hang round!
6 months seems like a long time Iain, but will go quickly. At least with just 6 weeks off the running there is light at the end of the tunnel and will be tough like you say not to bang out quicker miles. Slowly but surely...
The support and response to Manchester is growing each year and i think it's on a par with London. It's certainly flat and also well supported too.
Iain, not a good prognosis, but at least you can put a name to it and know what it is. Hope it clears up soon. Did you get given a timeline on how long to heal?
Lit & CC2 - it's good to have a training buddy of similar abilities so you both get something out of it.
Thomas - take the disinfectant in to work tomorrow!
6 x 1000m reps tonight and ranged form 3.42 - 3.38 pace. So didn't want to go out as I couldn't get out till 9.30 and on the cusp of being too late to do this kind of session, but just put the time to the back of my mind.
Some great running being done this weekend and lots of brill long runs - well done on the team medal Jools.
I see a previous threadster Sal F is still running and running very well too! She has just been selected to run for Team GB in the World Trail Championships in May. Well done Sally if you still read this forum. World Trail Championships
Still a cracking pace CD, you must be in good form at the moment. I"ve found the traffic free routes are best too, as you can get a good rhythm going and there are no distractions like crossing roads etc. and unbroken running bodes well for uninterrupted race conditions too. I'm impressed that you can achieve the marathons times you've got off that weekly mileage, although I guess the volume of the cycling plays a part too.