CJ2 - my tuppence worth is that VO2Max is irrelevant to marathoning. There have been examples of people with a VO2Max of 68 running 2:08 (Derek Clayton), and examples of people with a much higher VO2Max not getting anywhere near what the tables say they should. There are much more important measurements to consider in respect of marathon running.
Padams - that's similar to when I had sesamoiditis years ago before I started running (inflammation causing inflammation basically). The cortisone done the trick, so fingers crossed it works for you too Wardi.
PP it is keeping me confused, so it's doing its job Nice monthly volume and the extra mileage will surely have made you stronger as you say.
I stuck pretty much to my plan yesterday despite the heat. 8km jog at lunchtime, and then a light track session - ended up as 17k with 15 x 200m/200m. I had planned 20 reps, but felt that the 15 had given me what I needed. Target was 36-37s but averaged 34.5, finishing with a 31.
SL - chapeau! Incredible report. It sounds like you really put yourself through the wringer. Well done!!!
Dan - report please? As PP says, if it's the toughest race you've ever done that's saying a hell of a lot!
Well raced PP and Muss!
Welcome CJ2. A lot on here follow the P&D schedules to great success, so it might be worth looking at those.
Plan said 35km today, but that was never going to happen in that heat, especially with the option to do it either Friday or Saturday morning, condition(s) depending. Ended up with 26km though, which makes the monthly stats:
Km: 476.64 Pace: 4:24 Rest Days: 7 Races: 2 - a 5m in 27:45, and HM in 75:18 (3rd) Pb': technically 1 as I've never raced a 5m before.
Over 191km of the total was in the last 9 days, so definitely starting to kick on now.
That sounds very positive PP. Well done. Bonus points for the use of melange
I had dropped down to the half at Waterford (due to not being fit, no long runs, and tweaking my calf a few weeks ago). It's a challenging course so I figured sub-75 would be a very good result. In the end it was very very windy, so 75:18 was good enough for 3rd (last year the conditions were bad enough, but that time would only have placed 6th or 7th). That leaves me on close to 150km for the week so far, with one run tomorrow to come, so I'm starting to get back to it