I was a forum regular a few years back but now unfortunately don't get time to pop on as much anymore.
My club (Clapham Chasers) are launching a new novice training program over the next 10k weeks to help people build to running a 10k. All abilities are welcome from those who have run further and just need to get back into it to those just starting.
The runs will go on a Wednesday evening from Battersea Park after work. We'll operate a two tier structure with a "run" group for those who are already confident running a 5k and a "run/walk" group for those who are really building up from only a few minutes running.
It's going to be really fun with lots of socials. At the end of the program you'll be well equipped to join our normal club runs and take part in the main club sessions. We'll be doing taster sessions of these during the training program.
You need to join the club in order to come along (insurance reasons...) but it's only £20 until 31 March 2015. That shouldn't break the bank for anyone living in Central London. Once you're a member the course is free as are any other sessions (run / swim / cycle) that you plan to attend.
Hope we see some of you there. In the meantime please feel free to post any questions below!
Sorry to hear about Padams hospital trip but it sounds like a good rest day!
Jools - That's a pretty decent allowance. Have you thought about doing your double figures then jumping on the exercise bike to make up the extra time on Sunday?
DanA - Strong effort at UTMB - it sounds like an utterly brutal race.
Selbs - Good to see you back and starting to recover
TR - Strike whilst the iron's hot...
Mixed for me. Still getting the mileage in. Backed off a tiny bit last week with about an 80 but was training at Sandy Balls in the New Forest over the weekend which included a very hilly and tough 21 miler averaging 9:14mm. Very tired legs this week. Pace has fallen quite drastically and most runs struggling to go sub 9.
Hoping in a couple of weeks or a month I'll emerge from the mileage chrysalis and start running fast again.
TT - I found Comfrey "bone-knit" cream was really useful with my achilles. Maybe one to try - glad to hear it's improving though.
Lev- Tough session.
TR - Likewise
87 for me last week finishing up with a 20 miler. Also did a cheeky 36:45 for a track 10k on Saturday pacing some club-mates and the GF around to a sub 37 time. 5:55 pace for the first time 2 months didn't feel too bad so think there's still a glimmer of hope for Frankfurt.
Foster's always been an idiot. Does absolutely no research before the event so his predictions are hopelessly off and has nothing to really talk about other than what's directly in front of him or what the stat guy passes him.
Watching the women's marathon on Saturday it was almost embarrassing having him and Radcliffe on the same feed. I've never been a huge fan of Radcliffe but her commentary is excellent in comparison:- we were hearing about Fukushi's past marathon history and Japanese selection policies which was great.
Good week last week for me with 71 or so miles and 2 full rest days. Friday-Saturday-Sunday was 15, 15.5 and 19.75. Definitely feeling a little bit tired now!