Very windy this morning but the rain didn't materialise although it is raining now. Was feeling tired but did 6.45m to give me 102.50m for November. Good time for my second highest monthly mileage this year. Going to be busy this week so might not get as many miles in as previous weeks. Might not be such a bad thing as I need to recuperate a bit. But I want to knock out the remaining miles ASAP!
PM = How come you’re churning out these ridiculous long runs? It’s unheard of unless you’re training for an ultra or something.
Andrew = Well on breaking the 900 barrier.
Last night I really enjoyed my run. It was very mild and virtually no breeze. After about 0.3M I saw the start of a traffic jam that was a mile long. As the route was out and back, on my way back the traffic had become horrendous because there had been an accident. There was chaos everywhere. Whichever way you looked it was grid locked. So as I was running pass the stationary cars I started to tell the drivers the problem and told them that they’d be better of turning back and take an alternative route. My running became jog walk as I told as many drivers as I could over mile stretch. I really felt good doing that!
I think you've done really great to get that time without having done any really significant long runs. Personally I think 10 months is too long to be training for a HM. You really only need 3 or 4 months otherwise the focus is lost. In the winter I would recommend you concentrate on doing one slow long run a week building it up slowly to about 9-10 miles. The other run should a tempo run 5m at say 8.45 pace. Enter a couple 10k races in the new year. It would be interesting to see if you could do 1.50 on the back of 2/3 runs a week, many wouldn't be able to. Do you do anything else like swimming, circuits, cycling etc?