Barry - very impressive mix of training. Your 5m is so fast now - why not up it to 10k every so often on the basis you need to do 4 fast ones and blast the last bit in a marathon ? Seriously 4x45 min 10ks is the trick to sub 3.15. Not sure about limiting myself to 3 runs as I like the comfort of averaging 45-55m pw for about 6-8 weeks. I may have no choice though .I will try and swim 3-4 times a week if I can fit them in .
Bro- yes , I am motivated now. You are a running machine at the moment. I see some MP miles in your plan so it looks like you may be lining up with us in April after all ????. When is your next mud fest ?
Chick- when are you home? My plane stopped off in Munich and to say it was freezing there is no exaggeration.
Back home by 9am today so used the jet lag to get out for 12m at just under 7.55mm av.Interesting running in zero temperature,gale force wind, rain, hail and sunshine in one session .As Barry said my fitness is still there or thereabouts.
DD- if you're ticking over , my ticking over is in slow motion
AA-40mile recovery week is going some at this stage . Can't see any lack of motivation on your part. Sadly my hip continues to trouble me. I think it's my ITB as I also get twinges outside my knee. Just had 3 weeks travelling in Australia -Perth, Adelaide , Great Ocean Road , Melbourne and finishing in Singapore. A trip of a lifetime. Just wish I could have run a lot more
Chick- sounds like another great trip. Ah Boston Strong takes me back to 2014 . Well done on 50m pw btw. Is it humid there?
Three weeks averaging 20m pw is poor and not helped by excessive consumption. Time to get back on track. Not sure I'll cope with the weather. Need to see someone about my hip too
Barry- I'm not one for tats but would go for a i dot m though . Bit worried I may not get to London. Lots of toilets here so I have no worries running outside apart from animals that want to kill me
DD- niggles are ok but it's when they progress into something worse I get worried. Like your idea of ticking over. No mud here though the locals can't help smiling at the unusual arrival of rain
AA-good base building there keep them going and the LRs and stay uninjured
Nothing for 3 days. Hip too sore so giving it a break but not for too long. Anyway still walking lots every day.
Barry-an IM is an IM whatever it's called . Glad all is still going well. Safer to do the biking indoors at the mo
Free-don't blame you suffering Cnba itis - I'm wondering why I bother too. Anyway enough thinking and more running. You'll get there in good shape
AA-welcome back . I'm not one for intervals and think you'll see he rewards with your new routine Do the odd ykw and 10k for a bit of speed
Still ticking over -25 miles this week. Enjoying running and looking at parrots wallabies etc and looking out for tiger snakes and spiders . Hip continues to trouble me
Bro- great XC ,I'm enjoying following your slipping and sliding in the mud.
Barry- looks like you're IM training is progressing welL. When are you getting your bike out on the roads? Do you plan a test cycle around the hills where IM will take place and the lake they use too for that matter ? They aren't too far from me. Not been to physio for a while but I need to or maybe I need to see a hip specialist.
Away for a while and have managed an 8 and 7 mile run and lots of walking. Bit worried about the hip and struggling with the heat. Just hoping to tick over for the time being.