Am a big fan of the boston boosts and will be using them at VLM unless I find something EVEN better .... the drop is perfect, and use them for alot of training too, I've previously had sore achilles and bursas especially from speed work on the track in lower drop flats.
The boost material is great especially in the last few miles where a bit of a heel strike might be going on. A friend of mine just went to the Adidas research labs to see what they are up to and its like a Car manufacturers testing lab, they really seem to be putting alot into materials research. The ultra boost are super comfortable, but not as a race shoe obiously. If you haven't tried the boosts out its worth it, especially if you have slightly narrower feet.
Had a great track session with the boston boosts last night Averaging just under 5:35 miles 600,800,1200,1500,1200,800,600 with around 45 seconds rest.... not overly marathon specific but good to keep the top end ticking over.
Great stuff Dan A Well done - ran Barcelona last year as the first real attempt at the sub 3. The heat and general lack of fitness denied me, so faultered over the line to a 3:06 which still stands as my PB. Hoping for at least a 6 min improvement at VLM.
Barcelona is a great city too, with so many outdoor cafes for those all important post race beers and good food too. Can recommend it to anyone who fancies a bit of a city break, with or without family
What was JAPs time in the end? Negative split - surely took it too easy early on in that case?
What is everyone running in these days? Boston Boost 5s seem to be the shoe of choice at the moment - any others worth looking at?
Stag do in Romania at the weekend wasn't the training weekend intended, but has given the feet a bit a rest so not all bad hehe
I'd say Chiros are good if you find a good Chiro - unfortunately there are some bad ones out there. I travel to one now and again that has an amazing reputation. Its a bit odd however as the treatment itself lasts about 5 mins each session - the body then needs to settle post manipulation.
Too many Chiros think that clicks and cracks = results. Certain manipulations can definitely help free up the back, deal with piriformis muscular problems etc. My take on it is that it can be good especially in conjunction with decent physio , massage.
Tried a new session today after listening to running with the kenyans on audiobook.... 1 min on 1min off .... ie running 1 min at 3km / 5km pace and the 1min at a relaxed pace. Did 40 mins so 20 x 1min intervals .... really enjoyed it. Session seemed to be over in no time, and was suprised that the overall average was MP! A good sign I guess...
Got the biggy training run out the way on sat. The Grindleford Gallop - 21 miles of trails in the Peaks ..... top top race - nice to do a race taking it out steady and gradually getting into the groove, and still finishing like you have a little bit left....
Just did a 30km run with 5 jelly babies - worked well felt fresh ...30k sounds way better than 19 miles don't you think?
Bainspj - shorter recoveries makes the intervals more anaerobic as you go into greater debt ( we are talking 1k-1500m repeats here) and running with lactic to boost lactic efficiency. Try it! I know which sessions are tougher having come from a track background.
Ultimately work on your weaknesses and everyone's are different. It's lack of endurance post 20 miles which is the big issue for me so more long and medium longs will hopefully help. A storming 400m time isn't going to help me much over 42.195km