Well done completing your March challenge Chick! The wind was horrendous here earlier this weekend - like you say, blow you into the road stuff - so great work still getting out and putting the miles in. Any plans for an April challenge?
Minni if you stand at the right point in London (maybe around 22 - 23M) you'll not want to be on the other side of the barrier! Hope the tri training is going well.
O4S it should be you on the front of that London magazine! Hope the ear is healing up ok.
Any news on the VLM magazine Nell?
That's the thing about the start of the taper isn't it 2old, it doesn't actually get easier that first week, it's just less miles!
First triathlon is always going to be a learning experience Barry! Looks like you did brilliant on the raced bits, just need to practice those transitions. I'm sure some of the more experienced trialthletes among us can offer a few pointers, DD, AA, et al! Would help Minni too. I'd probably still be trying to get my wetsuit off!
Last long run today - 20M progression run of 6M easy, 7M steady, 7M marathon pace then a mile easy. Gorgeous morning for it, legs were a bit bushed after a 10K race on Friday.
I'd not entered in time but managed to get a number exchange last weekend. So rejigged my week a bit so I could have a few easy days before the race. The weather was perfect - damp, overcast and barely a breeze. Ran with a friend with the plan of the first mile in 6:25 then settle into the pace. All great, passed halfway in 19:40 and felt good (as good as you can in a 10K race) Next couple of miles were tough but still on pace, last mile I died a bit but knew it was just a case of hang on, grit my teeth and get it over with. Second half in 19:53 for a new 10K pb of 39:33 and my first sub-40. You forget how much it hurt as soon as you've finished and realise you've hit a target you once thought was what the 'fast runners' did.
Just hope I can keep this up for the main event in three weeks!
Love the RASPBERRY shoes Freemers. Those were some impressive 1200s earlier this week! Flying! I didn't even notice the course change until you pointed it out. Nothing like an out and back section at 19M. And a nice later start so it can get even warmer for those later miles.
Smashed that 1:30 target 2old, well done! Just shows how you've improved over the last couple of years. I'd take a few easy days, races are all speedwork too and a raced HM takes a lot out of you. Today has shown you're in top form! Well done helping to pace your friend to a new PB yesterday too, always a nice feeling
10M at marathon pace is always a tough run Nell. You're on for a fast London, roll on the taper! Any London magazine yet?
Nice progressive running on that 10M Barry. Don't think you need to worry about securing that GFA, it's in the bag
Well done on the HM today DD, and welcome back on dry land! Or maybe not dry land by the sound of the weather....
Have the steroids kicked in yet AA? For the coughing, not the facial hair.
It's nice to get the long run done on a Saturday Chick! You're doing great with the recovery. I have a feeling April will be even better
Triple figure mileage O4S!! Well done battling the elements yesterday. Nice double bluffing today, maybe the new splash backs were nothing compared to the though of another ultra?!
Penultimate long run today after a garmin-free parkrun yesterday, was pleased to still sneak under 20 minutes although I think my pacing was a bit off as a couple of runners went gliding past on my last lap and I couldn't hang on. Ah well, ignorance is bliss
Great to hear from you Bro, you've got an exciting year planned! You training must really be paying off, 1:35 on tired legs is awesome. High mileage is the way forward!
Chick you'll love the Sayonaras, they're what I do my races and speed work in. I like the pink ones!
Well done on the age group placing from Sunday 2Old, not bad going for a training run Any target for this coming Sunday? Sounds like you had a good strong 20M today.
That was an eventful ride Barry, keeps the heart rate up I guess!! That's a good plan for the half on Sunday, marathon pace is always so much easier to hit in a race than it is out on your own battling the elements.
Decent tempo run Freemers if that's you not really feeling it!
It can get confusing with the miles v kilometres Nell, I once ran about five reps of 0.8 miles before I realised my mistake... I was wondering why a so called 800m rep was taking over 5 minutes, I was actually running 1280m! It's all training, well done on the KM+ session.
I've ran easy since Sunday's race. Hill reps planned tomorrow with Parsnip. My VLM stuff arrived today too, exciting!
Barry great work on the 20M on Saturday. Parsnip is off the FGFA again this year.
How long are you planning on carrying on the runstreak Chicksta?
Have a safe journey home DD, bet you can't wait to get some running in a straight line done!
Enjoy the holiday O4S. Your endurance is staggering with all the ultras you do!
Great long run with the 10K at the end of it 2old. That 0.2 makes no difference, if you were working in metric you be at 32kms.
Well done on the first place Freemers, any bling? 15M at MP is bound to leave your legs tired after weeks of marathon training (and maybe the wine!) The taper always works wonders.
The new gels sound lovely Nell, makes them go down a bit easier if they taste nice.
AA sorry to hear the half yesterday didn't go as well as hoped, don't forget how rotten you felt only last weekend, it'll take some time to get back to normal. Write it off, onwards and upwards!
10M race yesterday went as well as I could have hoped, finish time was 66:15. Would have like to dip under the 66 minute mark but I just couldn't hang on. Still, a 10M PB by 2.5 minutes. I've not raced 10M since last Spring but hey ho! IT band is a bit sore again from running at the very edge of the road (the roads weren't closed) Think it's time for the gridded foam roller!