Congrats on the great racing at the weekend esp Jools 10k PB (and 00 junior too).
And WOW, what a 10 mile time !! Certainly a defining race time at any age, but moreso at 50
Great impromptu marathon Poacher and a very respectable time. How did you pace that one, were you consistent on the mile splits or did you try and do lap splits?
Good weekly mileage Leslie and brilliant accumulative weekly training Birch!
Good comeback miles Abbers, slowly and surely.
Brilliant blow out time TR @ Gosport
Interesting about your training Jools. Out of the those consistent 60 - 70 mile weeks, what kind of pace would you be running at?
Take it easy 40 minutes
My first 50 mile week for a while last week with a 16 miler & Parkrun Saturday and an XC race on Sunday. The XC was a muddy and hilly affair (aren't they all), but I think the previous days effort dampened my race.
MsE If you had a 20 miler planned by then in your training then I would use it as a training run. I know Martin H does this and runs it progressively, stepping up the pace in 5 mile chunks so you are running the last block at MP. Ive heard of people racing 20 milers, but then it affects their marathon time.
16 miles this morning with a parkrun (21.13) after 9 miles.
Good luck with the weekend races OO, Sloakey, Poacher (which marathon are you doing?) and PMJ.
Planning on a parkrun sandwiched near the end of a 16 miler tomorrow, then it's a league XC race on Sunday.