PP - You big wuss, get your trail shoes on and get out and run Great run on the relays and gratz as ever to MrsP, and grats on the weight loss, I'm at 75kg ish
Banksy - Great mileage ona ski holiday! Bit of a mixed week ski wise
CW/CL - On eating. I can't have fruit but have to have something in the stomache or I feel like I haven't the energy.
Lev_ - Good luck on the tendons, I'm amazed your body holds together at all with the mileage and pace you do.
Muss - Good luck with the op and gratz on the win
Ryan - Sorry about the injury. The Xtrainer is never feels much effort as running and its slightly different muscles, I only use legs and do backwards as well as forwards. Closest I have found though to running.
ES - Grats on the win
JCT1 - I ran lochness marathon in 2005, my first proper marathon, really enjoyed it. YOu get bus'd out and run back to Inverness next to the loch. Not many loos were you start but apart from that fine. Good prize money too.
Padams - amazing losing weight on a ski trip, good to get some runs in, hope the chest clears. Selbs - sends like a good LR, not sure I needed to know about the hat tho
Good LR StJ, AB, TickT, Jools, JimB, CW, DanA and Al_P
So after the long run I managed an interval session, 5*1k(about) the last 3 in 3:34, first 2 a bit slower, first time I have run that sort of pace for about 4 months. Felt the R hamstring but it held up OK and the ITBS only seems to hurt at slow speed, as suspected it was pretty painful the day after the long run. Turbo the next day then 14 miles yesterday at 6:39 a mile (started out at 6:20ish and finished just under 7, though it was downhill on the way out and up on the way back, was knackered tho and the HR was over 160 for most of it). Anyway relatively pleased, tho my hamstring was pretty sore a couple of times on the faster sections. Turbo again today for an hour.
Alan, some pacing there, looks like you are going great.
PP, yeah the cross training is the easy part, finding somewhere sensible to run is the bugger
Lev, good luck with the training, be great to see what you can achieve
Most I have managed on a treadmill was a half marathon, no TV to watch either if memory serves
20miles bagged today and managed to be impressively slow at 7:35 a Mile, at last!! Thought iota was pretty flat but still had 1750ft of climb. Knee held up OK, but tomorrow it will be at its worst so will have to see then what its like. Both hammers are pretty taught, plan to do some reps on Friday so will have to be careful I think.
LukeStar :- XCountry skiing is in Le Grand Bornand and plateau de Glieres. Most ski resorts have some XCountry though not sure about Avoriaz. Pra de Lys has a lot which is about 30mins from Avoriaz I would guess. Sry this may be too late for you. Easy runs with a cold, rest for flu
Padams, 5+ miles after the dog got loose I guess J
DrDave – Good signs
PP – Flying, amazing reps
CC2, bummer, really sorry about that
Steve6, hope things clear up
Bainspj, hope the back is better
Reye, Looking good for sub 3 and like Dachs said
Joolska, glad Reading went well
PP – Great Eastleigh 10k, is Ms PP catching you up!!
TJBob – Gratz on the improvements and a great time
AlanB, looks like you are going well.
CW – Going well
TTop – Bummer, sounds really nasty
Lev_ - welcome to my world of XTraining for a marathon.
JH – Sorry about the half, hopefully things will start coming together
So things have been looking up a little for me, did 5 miles at 6:36 a mile on the 20th, knee was sore but not as bad as it has been. On 22nd ran 12 miles, was thinking of doing 16 but at 8 miles realised that I would have to get back earlier to put the lamb in. Was supposed to be long and slow but as usually was way too fast 7:07 to 9 miles, so decided to pick it up to finish it off, ended at 6:59 and whilst going fast the knee didn’t hurt at all. Was a bit sore, l knee, r hip flexor, both cales and r hamstring, but not as bad as I feared. Plan a long run tomorrow, 18-20miles and really mean to do it slow (trying honest) and if that goes OK plan to push on with some hard weeks and a 8 day taper. So fingers crossed for tomorrow.
Have done TT or skiing or XCountry skiing on other days.