A week to go for Nell! How are you feeling? Hope the trip to Frankfurt hasn't taken too much out of you.
Are you ready for the 5M tomorrow Pink? You've not raced that distance before have you?
Good luck for the 10K tomorrow AA, get it raced hard!
Best of luck for Windermere tomorrow Cooks! I'm sure you sail round under 3:20. Hope it's not too warm. For what it's worth, I don't think many people have a 'perfect' running technique.
So good to hear you enjoyed your first triathlon Ant! I can imagine transition being a right faff on, especially in a race situation where it probably feels like you're losing more time than you actually are? Nothing more annoying than a race time ending in : 00!
Barry 10 lengths front crawl is 10 lengths front crawl, those rests will soon become one every other length and so on. Surely with a quick 4M tempo like that you should be able to knock out a sub-40 10K in a race? Good luck for tomorrow, sub-32?
Road trips sounds amazing Chick!
Kiwi I had a mild PF flare up earlier this year but found just the golf ball and a couple of days off running was enough.
How did the 10K go Col?
Was it a good parkrun kfc?
2old that's a cracking parkrun debut! Those reunions with fellow runners are bizzare, I've had a few random ones like that.
Poor BA O4S! Hope the rest and elevation sorts him out.
Well done on the front crawl Barry!
How did the HM go today Minni? That's good news about the hip, always good news when you can still run.
Wise advice from your 11 year old Nell! Save the effort for two weeks' time. Get better soon.
You've had a good week so far Col. How did parkrun go today?
How did the triathlon go kfc? And the wet night camping?
8 miles Kiwi! That's great Don't be disheartened with the pace, concentrate on building a base back up before introducing any speedwork. It'll come back.
This week has included hill reps, club handicap, a couple of easy runs, a parkrun done at HM pace, and a horrendous killer track session involving: 3 sets of flat out sprints of 250m, 200m, 150m, with declining recoveries. Out of the group of 10 or so of us doing the session I was at the back for the majority of the reps, I only started to catch everyone up once the recoveries had dropped to 60s on the last set. Horrible, hard, session that just hammers home how tuned into long distance my poor legs are!
Hi gang, been AWOL as the keyboard on my laptop was kaput so have been waiting for the new one to arrive. Lots to catch up on!
Barry nicely done in your HM last week, sounds like a tough marathon yesterday! Can't have taken too much out of you if you've been in the pool today.
DD well done on the sneaky marathon yesterday! Really well paced, your club mate must have been over the moon with that.
Hope you had a nice holiday Freemers? You definitely made the right decision at London if your foot is still painful now. And now the hip!
Three runs a week sounds like a good plan Kiwi, it means you can use the extra days to keep up the cross training and remain strong and injury free.
Cooks it might be worth investing in a few swimming lessons to get your technique right?
Race plans look very good for the next few months Minni! Is 9th June Blaydon? Which new parkrun is this? I'm neutral and have always run in Mizuno Wave Rider. I've also got a pair of the Sayonara, they're great for races. My calves used to feel a bit battered when I first started running in them but they seem to have adapted now!
Yours too O4S, get that relay done on 21st June rather than the 21M. Hope the weekend 100 went well.
AA that's a storming effort at parkrun on Saturday, well done! Kebab and chips must have done some good. You're supposed to feel like puking, they're short and fast!
Sounds like a great holiday Chick, can't beat a bit of holiday running too.
Some decent training coming from you Daren, that HM is getting smashed with all of the miles you've been putting in.
Of course you'll make the start of the tri 2old! Will you be having an easier week this week?
Hope the taper goes well Nell! I wouldn't race a HM two weeks out from a marathon. Are there any 10Ks you can do instead? A few miles either side of a flat out 10K effort would be a decent session.
Well done on the 52M FRC. Sounds like a hard day out.
Decent placing yesterday KFC! Those races are horrible when you go off a little too quick, can't complain with 5th lady.
Did Sunderland HM yesterday. I'd not really trained for it, just been ticking over since Barcelona on around 40M a week with the usual track session and a parkrun on a Saturday. I know all races are hard but half marathons are such tough races! Didn't really have a time goal in mind, I ran with a friend from the club and managed 1:30:25 official result. Watch time was 16s slower, not sure how that works?! Shouldn't complain I guess.
Daren there's plenty of folks who have had success with P&D, smashing chunks off their PBs, there's even a thread dedicated to it with loyal P&Ders churning out the miles. I'm in the same line of thinking as you though - I like my weekly track session with the club. The taper does seem a bit high on mileage too. But then look at the success you had with HADD - lots of miles, zero interval training!
Chick sometimes the best performances come along when we take the pressure off, when we least expect them. And sometimes the best race experiences are the ones where we enjoy running for what it is, rather than worrying about finish times. Definitely enjoy a fun run tomorrow, it might help with the nerves.
Minni I'm so pleased you enjoyed the relays! They're great fun (apart from the 14 minutes or so of torture, and even that is fun in a twisted kind of way) I know you can't do the Neptune relays on Wednesday night but there's another Wednesday night relay race next month at Consett (Blackhill Bounders organising) There's also a chance our club will be hosting our relays again over the summer.
2old conditions sound great for tomorrow, enjoy the Italian, hope the back cooperates.
You just need to stick to those training plans now kfc! Enjoy getting back into the pool.