barry- hope the calf holds up ,time to get that albatross off your back
Chick- about time your legs rebelled ..enjoy a rest. One blip won't make any difference.
FRC - good luck on the hills of Bolton...think we can see them from here on a good day . Your report reminds me however you do it a marathon us tough. good report and we'll run
very tired and didn't want to run today but really had no option f I wanted to get a LR done this week. Anyway it wasn't so bad despite the gale force headwind .Kept it slow and that was 20 done , av 8.09 mm. 87 miles in the last 7 but it will average down to 65 ish by Sunday .
Free-I agree-I never thought that I could ever contemplate going under 3.15, that was what proper club runners did, you know the ones who shot off and won the cross country every week at school whilst I plodded along hating every muddy moment of it. When I first did it ,it was in 3.11 .I messed up the settings on my Garmin so really only had a rough idea how I was going-no pace setting- working out the times in my head. It occurred to me that I hadnt made a time a target-I didnt think I could do 3.15 anyway .It was the nature of the way Boston works that did it for me-you get in your pace group starting zone and are sucked along with it. and its only when you hit the hills that it gets really tough and by then your at 18/20 miles and are nearly there having built up a cushion. Having gone under 3.15 then it never seemed so impossible or unattainable afterwards when I lined up for a race.During training I have no idea how I can get to and maintain the necessary pace.Thats what makes this game so facinating and addictive. Nice tempo by the way
AA-it takes a while to recover from a HM and those miles on mashed legs are the ones that count anyway
Chick-good run there too.Funny that your heart rate is a bit high, mine is higher than it ought to be too.I think in my case Im probably on the point of over training and not properly resting on my rest days. It will be interesting to see which waves we are put in at Boston.
DD-where are you?
Managed to squeeze in a steady 6.8 miler this lunch time...the strong head winds made it tough for 4 of them