Been a mental fortnight with last week busy at work with a few late ones plus an all nighter, then this week off in Dorset. So suffice to say not done much running.
So Leicester half marathon today and had no idea what to expect. I had 6.40 pace in my head as a goal and set off steady with a fast downhill first mile 6.20 pace. Next few miles went by more normally and settled into a 6.36 av pace till mile 10. Started to feel the strain a bit and my pace went down a bit and a few 6.5x miles followed. Stuck in and got a chip time of 1.27.45, so not far off with 6.41 av pace. Pleased to get a decent (ish) time, but more happy to get a gold standard time (45 -49 vet).
Saw a couple of your club mates at the start Birch and think they got sub 3 hour marathon times.
A good way to build up the miles GM even if it's easy paced miles, throwing in the odd quicker paced stuff gets the legs turing over and used to the speed.
I found the P&D (55-70) a good schedule to follow Abbers and just looked at the up to 55 mile plan and see what you mean about the lack of 20 milers. I guess with that, the long runs with the bigger MP parts count for a lot. For example 18 miles with 14 @ MP is a tough run and you could argue that is worth more than an easy 20 miler?
Like the entering a marathon for a laugh G-Dawg! Nicely zippy 7 miler there.
Good running & bike miles Poacher.
5 recovery miles early this morning admiring the mist rolling off the local park.,
Well done on the to feel half marathon Abbers - a good time.
Really chuffed for you Gul, that's a brilliant time!!
Got my quickest park run time of the year yesterday of 19.06. A 3 lap course with quite a few sharp turns. Hoping to dip under 19 next week but go to the other local park run as I think the course is better Then out this morning for a very similar run to you Leslie. 15 miles taking in 90% of the Leicester half marathon route. Did the half in 1.36.59 with the next 2 @ 7.17 pace.