O4S there's not many would describe the above as a 'bit of a rest day'! Great result at the 10K and top pacing for the negative split. Hope the home improvements are coming on well while you're both away
Hope the 20M race went well today Freemers?
Very lucky with the Garmin Barry! Just as well Pink was around at the same time. Impressive 15M this morning, must have been some fast later miles for that average.
Some ice on that calf and some TLC with the foam roller Chick! Calf raises off a step usually help with tight calves too. Hopefully just a bit of fatigue from previous runs.
Hope you had a good birthday Pink! New trainers sound lovely
AA you're probably due a cut back week anyway after a few long races recently. Hope a few easier days helps you feel stronger again.
Well done on the first 'proper' brick session Minni, and the fast miles! Hope the run today went well.
Sounds like you've had a lovely holiday 2Old. Good planning getting out early today and beating the weather before the weather beats you! That's a good progressive run. Yes, I find running at a slower pace range feels more of a slog.
If we ever go on holiday somewhere with a water park I'll have a few minutes of trying to swim into the current in the lazy river, probably the same thing as an endless pool but with the addition of a few bemused holiday makers in those inflatable doughnuts to dodge
The latter end of this week has consisted of hill reps on Thursday, an easy 10M Friday, another parkrun on Saturday and 23M this morning. Hard going in places, a bit of a headwind for the last 8M or so but I guess it all just adds to the challenge.
Chick do you think a few days of rest from running would help shake off the lurgy? Your fastwiches sound fabulous :
17M on the treadmill sounds grim 2old, needs must I guess!
Nell lack of sleep really affects me, need to get at least 7 hours and prefer 8! Oh the ice baths are horrible, the last one I had my poor feet were aching with the cold afterwards. Maybe should try leaving my socks on but can't see that making much of a difference?
Well done getting the 20 done after stomach issues O4S. Great work from BA too!.
AA that's a strong 20M banked.
Great going on the 400m time Pink@
Nice Yasso session Free, that's always a tough one to do. Even more so running progressive reps.
Another speedy tempo run Barry! Are you all niggle free? All of the swimming seems to be keeping you strong.
I'm having an easier week this week, less miles and less sessions. Last weekend was a relay race on Saturday (only 2.2M per leg, but 2.2M of hard effort!) Swapped my run planned for this Sunday to the Sunday just gone as the weather was perfect and the forecast for this weekend is windy. So 20M done with 8 @ marathon pace. Hilly run for this Sunday so not too fussed if it's blowing a gale (she says...)
Good luck for Bramley on Sunday AA. The pacing plan sounds good!
2old the injury prevention feels a bit like walking along a very narrow wall, it's possible but one wrong move and I'll be off! Your kids sound like they take after you with their interest in sport.
Hope you're not coming down with anything Barry, maybe an easier weeks isn't such a bad thing after your fast HM on Sunday.
Still plenty of time before Bath HM Pink, hope the stretching & foam rollering is still helping. I find both so boring but they're a means to an end and you do always feel better afterwards! 2old is correct, you can run after wine But it's nice to relax for a change.
Nice new trainers Nell, they'll see you coming in those bad boys
Damn internet eh O4S, I was looking forward to that report.
Cold any better today Chick?
Minni that swim session sounds grim, every 7 strokes!!
Did my first track session since before Christmas on Tuesday night. I was a bit apprehensive to be honest as my running seems to have improved without the track over the last month and a half.... ran efforts to time rather than distance which was a nice change. Second session this week was 10M marathon pace, done this morning.
GO BARRY!! Excellent result, really pleased for you. You've put some decent training in and deserve to reap the rewards. That smile should last until the end of February
AA you've done brilliant, earlier in the week you didn't even think you'd make the start, then after a test run the target was 1:35... you've done brilliant, you should take a lot out of today it suggests you're in great shape going forwards.
O4S you make these ultra marathons sound like a piece of cake! Great to hear you enjoyed it so much, nothing like getting the running bug back.
That sounds nasty Chick, hope you're feeling better soon.
Good work on the 4M Minni! Will you be at Alnwick NEHL in a few weeks time?
Pink your recovery plan sounds good, the swim training will keep your fitness levels up and you'll be back and fighting fit soon. Must have been tough watching Barry running today but I'm sure your support really helped him earn that fabulous new PB Did your 20 mins today go OK?
Weather this weekend has been absolutely perfect for running! Blast around parkrun yesterday went better than expected - result was 19:32 which is quicker than my best 5K. Wine seems to be the theme of the weekend - Friday night was a bottle of Pinot with a chicken jalfrezi!! We have a few local parkruns to choose from so I went for the pan flat out-and-back seafront course as there was zero wind to contend with. 22M easy this morning in the crisp sunshine. Quad and IT band have had no issues this weekend. Happy days
Can you get anyone to help treat your foot AA? You fix everyone else but when it comes to you being injured it's a bit difficult to get into the injury. Be sensible about Wokingham, there'll be more races before Boston and London to do. You do want to make it to the start line of them both though!
Was it actually the beer glasses that inured your arm 2old?! Good luck with the 10K on Sunday, you may just surprise yourself.
You schedule must be gearing you up for a fast marathon going off the training paces Nell.
Maybe it's my 10K that's a bad conversion, current 10K PB pace is only 10s quicker than HM. I've never really trained specifically for 10K though!
Hope you feel better for the weekend O4S, at least it's a bit of a taper!
Minni it's great to hear you're back running again! The pace doesn't matter it's just nice to run. All of the cross training will bring you back stronger than ever before. You do right to get the technique right with your swimming, one day it'll just click and you'll be flying.
Good luck to Barry at Wokingham this weekend.
Had an easy few days Monday - Wednesday this week. My IT band was sore racing on Sunday which strangely left my quad sore on Monday. The easy days seem to have helped, all was OK for 3 x 2M @ HMP last night off 3 mins recovery. Tough session but just managed to hit the right pace. 13M easy today and planning a blast around parkrun tomorrow.