O4S-impressive results on your "holiday"Your wava's should be in the 90s though so are you trying hard enoughMaybe a few rest days will helpyou peak
Pink-thats a bummer about the injury.Hope the physio is right.When you changed your shoes were they a different brand?Maybe they are responsible.Try the next run in your old ones.Stay positive
Pink/Barry-2 Orcas? That makes you a pod...sorry
Barry-I wouldnt worry about the 5 today which to me looks pretty decent anyway, that was a tough swim yesterday(good times too) on top of a draining pacey15 miler. Your splits are about my 5k,10k and HM paces on a good day.Some runs should be easy you knowI AM going to do do at least one Olly this Summer,
Booked Wimslow sprint tri for May as I need to look beyond April for my sanity.My mate has already signed up and put 7.39 as his 400m swim time.This made me realise I'm neglecting my swims (I'm not injured! touch wood) and am going to be left behind so did 2k at lunchtime concentrating on 100m sprints.
Barry-you were lucky recovering your watch.That was a well paced 15-you'vd done a number of them now and the pace seems to have got faster by about 10secs a mile.Is your perceived effort level about the same?At this rate by April you'll have knocked off another 10secs at least. Nice wet suit-I borrowed one of those when I started and accidentally ripped it which made me a bit unpopular.
Free-very good 20 there -you clearly had more in the tank too even after that weeks mileage in your legs.Things looking positive for the marathon.
Nell-7.39 seems so slow for you. What sort of mileage per week does your plan require you to do?I bet you find running faster easier than the slow easy runs.Not sure I'd have the faith to limit myself to 16 mile LRs.
O4S-very good racing,wonder how your duathlon went?
Carrot-that was a tough weekend by you by any reckoning.
My schedule lets me have an easier week this week and no LR, not sure how I feel about that? Anyway today was a rest day so I have done some spinning and ran just over 4miles easy. Mulling over which events to enter after London-my pal is putting more emphasis on swimming-Dee 2k,Coniston 2miler,GNS-2m,Coniston length 5.25miles and wont be persuaded to increase his Tris to at least Olly distance. Might have to go solo I guess.
Didn't overdo it on my hols ,30 miles running some at MP and some at HM pace ,couple of miles swimming ,Pilates ?,spinning. Emphasis was on sun ,rest and wine.
Saw that aweful weather would arrive here about 10am so got out for my LR at just after 7am. Chilly but very pleasant. Sort of progressive run ending with 3 miles at 7.20,7.25 and 7.20 .22.4 miles at 8.01 av pace. I have to say I preferred running at the faster pace. My body hates the 9-8.20 mm range...odd?. 52 for the week.
Ola all. Back from sunny tenerife and what a contrast in weather! Too much laziness by me so rearing to go now ....not
Minni- minor niggles that's all at the mo and to be expected for an old crock like me. Great to see you rehabilitating TRI style. It worked wonders for me on more than one occasion and my best marathon time resulted from mixing TRI and running (Barry we are expecting big things) . It also helped me with speed tpo. Talking of bricks ,I swim like one .Careful not to overdo it. Wet suits are lots of entertainment in the early days taking them off and putting them on. Long nails aren't a good idea too
Barry- bet the TRI exhibition was like taking a child to a toy shop. Which wet suit did you go for ? More high quality stuff from you again this week too.
Free- hope the 20 went well and you finished before the cr@p weather arrived
AA- hope the cold goes quickly. Guess your immune system will be low after your recent races.
Pink- HB to you .Whitch wet suit are you getting. Are female wet suits different? Should be some interesting responses to this Hope you had a good Chinese meal. Mine last night played havoc in my run today . Glad to see the hammy is improving too. I gave the GTS 14s , discounted now you are buying the 15s
O4S- get in the pool and stop complaining especially as you must have about 15 mins when your not otherwise engaged training. Spain does some nice wine these days wonder what they are palming off to you ? Enjoy the hectic ? holiday. Maybe a day sunbathing could be squeezed in...call it inactive recovery
Nell - you seem a bit under the weather. Keep going. Only 9 weeks until London
Chick- it's tough for you at the mo. You need some sun to recover in. In the meantime keep rollering
Carrot- 20 with 8 at MP is a tough session. Good going. You're running has gone up a few notches. Impressive
O4S- excellent 20 miler by you and BA. Despite everything you toughed it out really well.
AA- bet you're pleased with that 20 race too. Maybe you're being a bit conservative for Boston. You've done London lots of times and maybe it can take more of a back seat...just fun run it? You'll understand why I think that when you get hit by the Boston atmosphere
pink- wow that's a fast 400m. Not running has had it's advantages But hopefully you're now back on track there too
Nell- I often squeeze a run in too when the family are otherwise engaged
free- the dreaded Yasso. Well done. After that your LR must have felt easy ...ready for the coming 20
rested all weekend...52 mile week....Achilles grumbling.,! Not pleased .Today 1600m swim,9.5 mile exercise bike, 10k TM .Getting some sun this week.