Brilliant Hellsbells! You're looking for around a 10k pace for these ones, and your splits show a bit quicker than the 10k pace expected for a sub 4. Well done. It's a pretty tough session.
Which garmin do you have? I don't bother setting an interval program and just hit the lap button when I'm doing intervals, although I'm sure I could make it more clever. Can you change what your screens display?
Tell me about it Superman, I get to use a wonderfully equipped gym as I train my clients there, but fitting it in, when its not too busy and when I can do a quality strength training session that won't be detrimental to my running is tough, especially now I'm trying to fit in swimming and cycling now.
Malcs, yes... donkeys . . . Belly dancers have been known to wander these parts too... So, it turns out I could have been the culprit of Mr I's illness.... you see when he told me as I was leaving home at 5:45 to train my first client, that he'd been up all night hot and cold, I assumed it was the flu... when I got home mid morning, it seemed it was more like a tummy upset V+D bug.... I realised that when he was making a turkey sandwich last night and I suggested he have some cranberry sauce on it.. he said it was mouldy and I told him to scrape the mould off the top and use the bit under, I may have been unintentionally poisoning my husband. Since he seems absolutely fine now, I reckon that was the issue. WHOOPS!!!
Nice Yassos BK!
I did one of my favourite sessions today, and it was the best run I've had all year. 7 miles alternating 9:00mm and 8:00mm. All my MP efforts came out a bit fast, showing just how good I felt:
Thanks Iain for offering to send me the diary... We can always exchange email via PM on here.
Ant thank you for your recommendation of Regents park... I think its quite far to get to from Dulwich?? Regents' park 5k is the first race I ever beat my sister in!!! It was a great day And I did it with a stonking hangover having spent the evening and much of the early hours of the morning at the Night jar - a prohibition themed speakeasy just off Old St... those were the days!!
BRB, don't worry, you don't HAVE to post on Tim's thread, but you do HAVE to post on mine HAHA Thanks for the congrats. Congratulations to you. I remember doing that 3x2000m session last year whilst following Malcs, and we renamed it 'Vom paced repeats'... as it made me wanna vom whilst doing it!!
Thank you so much for the track recommendations Steve Marathon Coach, I will definitely check them out.
Amy, you are still absolutely flying, and those yassos are great! You are going to do amazing things in Paris, and beyond. I can certainly see you getting the marathon bug when you have experience of running one well. Do you have your eye on any in the autumn?? I could make some suggestions
Iain, I would be really interested to see your diary about fuelling and blood sugar levels. I am soon to do a qualification - exercise for GP referral, which will qualify me to work with patients referred from GPs to manage their conditions with the help of exercise. Typically this applies to Type 2 diabetes, however, I have come across type1 in the past, and knowing how exercise affects them in something as challenging as a marathon would be really interesting. Do you ever test your blood sugar mid-training as well?
Hi chunky, which Ironman are you doing? I’m in awe! Amazing how a 4:15 marathon is considered relaxed because you don’t have a 2 mile swim and 100mile bikeride to deal with Have you done an ironman before?
Steve Marathon Coach, Interesting what you say about yassos being easier on the track. i’ve never actually done them on the track. Our local one is only open at very limited times to members of the running club, and they’re times I can’t make. Do you know of any in the Dulwich area that I might be able to use when I’m visiting London? I know you recommend that parkrun a lot.
BRB, we miss you on Tim’s thread… come back!!! oh, and come and say hi on the forum 7 thread I’m mentoring too. I’m very pleased to say that I received the result for my pre-and post-natal exercise qualification, and I PASSED!!! So glad, as it was really quite difficult relative to the other ones I’ve studied.
RR, I too have my ultravest on a long run so I don’t run out of water, but like ruth suggests, I have barely any in a race. I think that I get to the start line in a far better hydration state than I am on a normal Sunday morning, so I guess its ok.