Mr B, we already have the Magimix blender, but what we have been given is a 'le duo' which is a juicer. You're right of course re the fructose, but a neighbour was going to get rid of it so we took it off her hands for free! And it's so much fun (at the moment, the novelty will wear off in a week)!
I'm glad Shades agrees with Big G and I re that plan! Thinking about it, it would be like going off at HM pace for the first 13 miles and then doing another 13 miles but slower. I don't think I'd even be able to run another 13 miles after doing 13 at HM pace. I agree with Big G re upping the pace once you get to 20 miles if you are able to.
Scorchio!! Set off at 6.30 to do my 10 miles this morning and it was already 30 degrees when I got back around 8am. I never run with water but I reckon today is a day to take a small bottle with you on a run. I didn't and the squashed jelly baby I found in my pocket was a poor substitute.
Mr B, I'd be interested to see Shades' views on that strategy. It seems to be basically what a lot of runner end up doing when they don't train properly! I'd much rather aim for even splits. I would have thought that doing the first half at 8.5mm would tire you out so that you inevitably slow down in the second half and the problem could be that you tire more than the allowed slow down.
Big G, great to hear you've booked the full marathon at Brussels. I reckon you are nearer 3:40 shape but sub 4 sounds like a good target.
Wanted to avoid running in the heat today so set off at 6.30 am (early for me) to do my 10 miles. When I got back around 8 it was already almost 30 degrees! Glad to have it done though.
MF - thanks for asking re the foot bursa thing. It's still there but has gone down a fair bit. I don't even notice it most of the time.
Off to Lidl now to buy lots of cheap fruit. Someone gave us an old Magimix juicer and we are having a lot of fun juicing anything edible!
Thanks for the 10k tips Malcs. I find it a difficult one to pace as it always feels just as hard as a 5k, but you have to go twice as far. I managed a 9 second parkrun PB on Saturday (19:31), so I'm very slowly getting there. Actually pretty much everyone PBd as they realised they'd measured the course too long since it started, so on Saturday they made it shorter by taking off 100m!
Well done on the 50 parkruns, don't you get a snazzy T shirt for that? Your son has done well to get to 50 too. What's your parkrun PB? When you went sub 40 for 10k, did you do sub 19 for 5k?
Chicksta, well done on starting the marathon training. Are you following P&D for this one? 10 miles is good going if the temperatures where you are are anything like here (31 degrees today!) I'm hoping to do a very early 10 miles tomorrow before the school run.
Millsy, interesting that you recover better from off road stuff. I've done a couple of runs off road recently and find that my knee feels a bit niggly after. I think it's because I'm not used to it but I'm sure it's good to use different muscles. Nice farmer pic!