Improved avg pace on long 21.5 mile run this morning from 9:40 last week (3:27:08) to 8:51 (3:10:18) that's 17 mins faster and only 30 secs slower than target race pace ... The massage and weekly mile reduction 62 to 47 must have really helped
Continued ... 6 months ago pace in same training run was 8:40 and my park runs appear much slower too but still time to peak and improve speed, I still had energy in my legs and feel better for going slow (shouldn't impact mid week runs). 1637 miles to go for 2014 in 2014 but not planning doing more than 45 miles per week in next few weeks.
Tricky Dicky --- good advice you gave few days ago, we are all running tired. I've ran 377 miles so far this year. Ran 62 miles this week and this mornings lsr was 21.5 miles on top of 40.5 miles Monday to Friday. This was 9:40 pace, 1:15-1:30 slower than my target race pace to achieve a PB
Rest day today after 20 mile lsr yesterday wet windy and hail in the last 10 telling in time of 3:11:44 (54 miles for week). Weather looks much better today. Last weeks lsr was 23.22 miles in 3:38:06 .... Now that would be a PB by 2 mins for 26.22. 53 miles this week, 315 so far this year leaving 1699 left to hit 2014 target!