PMJ – another quick 20, looks to me that you are in great shape. I wasn’t out that early yesterday, wife sick in bed so had to wait for her to enliven enough to take over childcare duties. You ran the route of one my favourite runs although I do it from home. Who were you with to be running so slowly?
But yes, life getting in the way now but even so I hope to be way above my previous mileage even with some tweaks to the plan. Big miss last week was dropping a 12 down to a 7 so that I could go and get drunk on Friday night. True aflete. I will have to shift things around this week but will get the miles in. Week after I need to switch things to get Wokee in; week after on holiday; then Reading HM in March, blah, blah, excuses, excuses!
Gul - I was Saturday morning with the hangover that I could have used the medical car has way through my 6 miler at 8 m/m pace!
Jools - odd, perhaps just to balance the numbers up a little. I sense that it's you guys (and those much further down) from the SW who get the raw deal in some of these. I remember when we turned up to the Southern Road Relays at Milton Keynes in 2013 only to find it cancelled. There were some very disgruntled south coast runners there in the car park already.
Just remembered I'm flying to Budapest in the morning. Just about to do my P&D schedule jiggle. It does help that it's a recovery week.
RFJ - you need to try some easy on-road conventional training, it's much easier!
Jools - can I ask why Midlands XC; haven't I seen you run in a B&W vest in the past? Excellent running all the same.
Some other very tidy long runs going on; thankfully I wasn't hungover this morning so went with what P&d said: 18 with 10 at mara pace: 5.5 w/up, 3.5 laps of dorney rowing lake for 10m and then 3m home. 18.5m total at 7:18 avg, MP section at 6:53 avg. Felt manageable enough for 10 miles, could have done a few more but 26.2? Hmm?!!! Let's see what the next few months of training bring before I commit to the target list.
nice running this morning Leslie, Birch, Gul (practically last night!). I am starting to feel like I want to get a parkrun in again having done ca 30 last year in a concerted effort to get to my 50 t-shirt
I was at the same awards as PMJ last evening. Picked up 2 things he didn't. 1, a mug to commemorate best running crash of the year (I ran in to a medical car at a Yateley 10k), and 2. a hangover. The 2nd of those made the icy RR pretty unpleasant. 18 with 10 at mara pace tomorrow. Will stay off the larger this evening!