HIAHS. Just cause they legs feel fantastic doesn't mean they are fantastic. Most would advise no more than 3 miles gentle pace today just to turn the legs over, and then 6 or 7 miles max steady run on Sunday - before you resume your Paris / London training.
TS , I will have 7 gels on the belt in Boston and will expect to use them, one every 5k.
Like FWo I like a sip of water here and there. If it's cool you can skip the odd drinks station , especially if it's chocker and you just want to push on and keep the flow. If it's a warm day gels don't cut it for hydration and taking water is imperative.
Well done on the Med Certs guys. Sorry to hear of all the charges. My doc has been good as gold over the last few years and not charged. He'll retire soon so I need to get in there beginning of May for next year's Paris. They are valid for a year.
Well done on the long run PM, keep the pace easy for a few weeks. You need to prioritise getting to Paris and finishing it. Come March if the Half is good and the pain is at bay, then you can consider your time goals a bit more.
Bains. Good to see you're getting it all moving. Keep it slow and steady as you build it back up. I'm sure your lightening pace will return soon enough.
tmoth, sorry to hear you had to have a cutback week forced on you! You're slacking with a measly 72 miles. Punishment should be on the menu this week. hill reps a plenty. In all seriousness, it might not have hurt to have the weekend off.
Might as well call Al_p and SL a couple of slackers with that mileage! AL looking good for the 2:2X:XX in London. in answer to your question, not as hilly as you would think. The route is no muddy hilly off road trail across moorland. It's a beautiful spot, a service road that goes around the burrator reservoir. There are loads of runners, cyclists, walkers. It's a great place to train, 3.9 mile route. Three shortish up hills, two of them make me puff a bit, but 5 and a bit laps, it's not a flat course, those hills drag out a few 4 letter words once you get in the teens.
If anyone is down that way and wants to join me on a Sunday I could be back there soon. message me.
Howdi. Cheers for dropping in RR and CD. Since my little melt about the downhills a couple of weeks back,I've incorporated some more downhill into my plan, plus the track session with the club, my quads always feel a bit trashed after so hopefully it will all help.
Yesterday did 20 mile long on. It's an undulating course with a couple of short hills (up and down) but it's a 5 lap run so there was plenty to keep me busy. Also, focused on finishing the session stronger to train myself for Boston which is tougher in the second half.
Well done on the 14 TS, and honourable mention to Running Rodent, seeing as she's dropped in to say hi, for that 30 (that's THIRTY) mile run she did yesterday! Hardcore!
How's the other Boston Peeps doing with their training?