Skinny, some people ignore the first word of the title page of the P&D plan. "Advanced". It's not some cosy tea and biscuits with the vicar picnic starter plan. Some of those sessions are ferocious.
Like Lit says, she was on a severe improvement curve early doors, meaning she batted off the harder sessions probably a lot down to them being a pace down from where it could have been. When levelling out, things get real!
On absolute top form I've put in sessions like 4miles at HMP and 2x3miles HMP, but 6-7 in a go sounds a pretty severe session,
With yourself, you need to remember your background a bit more. We purposely tempered your schedule bearing in mind your injury history. Even with that approach we enjoyed good spells of improvement, but still seemed to follow a boom bust cycle.
However, current situation withstanding, I think I've detected you're a bit more injury proofed than before, so can probably over time build it back up so that you take on a progressive harder programme, and I'm certain you have more pbs in you. Probably more certain with you than anyone else on here.
I'm sitting here breathing erratically and strained, I'm needing to go shirtless even when it rains to reduce the temperature, and even a couple of miles at MP felt a colossal effort.
This is mad to consider racing, even half paced. Too much of a risk i think. Bearing in mind I didn't have this breathing issue before the last race and collapsed, and this race is an hour solo drive away, I don't think it can be filed anywhere but "stupid idea"
Am gonna pull out, and telling them this early means they should be able to sub in a C team filler, and move the fastest B teamer to the A.
Think I'm gonna disappear off here for a bit until I'm back proper training again, as it's too darn tedious writing this, let alone for you lot reading it!
Have a chest X ray to come asap, so will crack on for now
Ric, you have the conch, keep things ticking over for a bit while I'm gone
got a bit of a conundrum folks, want to get your opinions on it.
Sunday is a club 5 leg relay we've won the last couple of years. I normally do the last leg. Looking at last year, i did 5.50 pace for 5.4miles (slightly longer course than the year before, which i did in 2013 in 5.42 pace).
Now, obviously i'm a bit out of sync still, albeit it back to 60mile weeks.
However, i went into today, thinking I'll do a fitness test of 4miles MP within an 8miler.
A 5.58 mile say me off, but by mile 2 i was 6.15. gave it up there and instead switched to 1/4mile reps off 60secs (all out on road).
Instant thought was, I need to bin this off.
Now I'm in two minds, as i have done 12-10 the last 2 days, it was rainy conditions, out on the road for today's effort, and I do have a work situation that's playing on my mind.
Last year we won the relay by a ridiculous 7 1/2mins if my records are correct...however, this year I believe we have a weaker 1st and obviously 5th leg (me!)
Do i pull out? or do i just run it as it comes on the day, even if that sits at steady?
If I pulled out, the sub would probably be no faster than my easy pace....