CC2 - 6 @ marathon pace sounds good and I would like to see the hecklers try and 'jog' at that pace!
TT - My skinny legs hate the cold as well.
Selbs - well done on getting the long run done
TR - nice long run and turbo
Joolska - Congrats on gold
Toro -hope the cold/cough has cleared
Wardi - well done on the 20 miler
Nice long runs from CL and Padams
ES - 10 miles at MP in 18 is very tough, especially this far out.
Sorry for anyone I have I missed
20 miles nice and easy at 7:58 pace today to bring up 53 for week. I am hoping another week of taking it fairly easy will allow my adductor to get strong enough to cope with a bit of speed work... it's grim getting old.
Well done to the Stubbers - Dr Dave you are in great shape, so expect you have got rid of your post Abingdon beer gut?! Good to see Al-p back and racing. I hope Toro got what he wanted and TR you got a good workout
ThR well done on a big improvement. Wardi - well done for battling on, you deserve the curry.
Reassuring to see experiments continue CW and you aren't resorting to publication bias with your results.
Decent long runs of varying lengths from Selbs, Padams, CC82, Tmoth, Jimbob, CD, Joolska
Sounds like TT is getting back into shape and higher miles.
Apologies for anyone I have missed!
Dragged my ageing body out for 16 miles (7:55 pace) to bring up 47 for the week. Still focusing on slow base miles but did sneak in a parkrun at a bit of effort for 19:22.
Happy Birthday CW - Can't be many people who treat themselves to a full marathon as a training run on their birthday!! Have a great day
Sounds like lots of folks have been out doing long runs. I can add my slow effort to the list. 18 miles at 8:01 pace. Still struggling with a few niggles (left adductor and right ankle) but think they are getting better - or at least not getting worse
DanA - Richmond Park was heaving with runners this morning. The temp was 1c, it was a bit icy and very foggy, I was wearing 3 layers, gloves and hat - but I did see one girl running in a vest FFS. I can't imagine she enjoyed it and doubt she will be out again.
I agree January is not the best month to start a new outside pursuit and the weather makes it hard enough for us seasoned runners. There needs to be some type of national campaign to get people out cycling, running, walking etc from say April when the weather is turning better and they can get in shape for summer.