Glad to see all going well this week Tim and you're still on a wave of positivity - let's just keep you surfing that wave all the way to Paris finish line
Really like Victor's History is not Destiny - it resonates. Especially in my injured state - it doesn't mean I'll always be injured, or that if I start running again I'll get injured again.
I did 5 x 3 minutes at V)2 max on the wattbike yesterday (105% of 20-min functional capacity test, for anyone who uses wattbike). It was gruesome! But felt great all afternoon. 2k swim this morning. But the fields are coming good after months of mud and I'm so wanting to be out there soon
Some great running going on, not least by Superman himself I advised him earlier today (though possibly not early enough, we shall see) to skip easy run/bike today as he was pretty 'enthusiastic' on the brisk run Tuesday, matching the speed of the mile reps on Sunday, plus the long run - so I thought a day of rest may be in order. Or a swim. I'm sure he'll be chomping at the bit at the change of plan though. Tim??
That's a great run, Tony - still got that negative split and good response to realising you were going too quick and adjusting pace accordingly in opening miles.
Your build-up really has been textbook, so far! Two 20s in the bag, not a single long run missed, PBs all the way! That is the peak long run done for you now - only Tim has a peak run next weekend and that's more because of him missing a chunk of training than because he's more experienced than you and Andrea. I always like to put the peak run in 4 weeks out - and then do a shorter long run the following week as the taper then kicks in. Very pleased with your performance - and don't worry too much about the ice bath. Quite a bit of evidence to suggest its placebo
A sound plan - but no need to pick up quite so extremely in last 3 miles as you did at Battersea. In some ways, it would be better to pick up pace less for 4 or 5 miles, to just 8.30 or so? You'll still get a sense of what's left in the tank. But you know the course, so if 3 miles fits best, that's fine.
Yep, time to ditch the man tights I think! At least giving the shorts a test run will give you all the weather options for Paris.