bainspj - I neglected to comment on your tasty reps the other day. You've definitely got the wheels for a much quicker mara time if all else lines up. What's your next target?
Dan - I've since found out that Mrs TT volunteered to help at one of our club races the same day so I'll probably end up missing it now Without being stalkerish, are there any other local races she routinely does?
Tasty reps PP.
Cheers SL. Slow improvement, but improvement nonetheless. Is that one of the MT ones? I keep meaning to start on them but keep forgetting.
I've had to drop most of the meds I was put on as they left me feeling worse (in a different way), so have just had to accept that some of my runs will be uncomfortable for a while and that I'll just have to bimble if it comes to it.
Despite that I somehow managed a 12m fartlek averaging 5:57m/m as part of an 18m this am. Efforts were all in the 2-6min range (primarily 3mins) and I deliberately didn't try to work out the pace, though I did make an exception and note the time from 7-8.5m which surprisingly, for the effort, came out as 7:51, so despite everything I'm still in decent nick it would appear.
Wow. A post from Dull! Sorry to hear the achilles are still bothering you.
Is anybody doing the Ealing HM on the 28th of September? Or can anybody tell me if it's a quick course? I'm looking for a HM 4 weeks out from Frankfurt and it's either that or Windsor (which doesn't start until lunchtime)........
Brilliant performance by Marigold yesterday. I thoroughly enjoyed the interview too. Very impressed by Shelley and Trengrove also. The top Aussies do seem to have a knack of getting their preparation spot on.
Like Padams (glad to hear the leg is improving), not much news from me either. The hayfever finally got the better of me midweek, so I got put on extra meds to try sort it and didn't run from Wednesday until yesterday.
Nice weekend of training TR and good to see you getting some run consistency/frequency going.
Good to see Al_P and DrD getting back to it.
CW - hopefully you fare better on the fells than on the kerbs of St Ives. Still a solid 10k.
3 prizes from 3 races Dan; good consistency!
Glad to hear you're recovering quickly Padams.
Tmoth - 24hrs on a track? Bonkers! Congrats on the national bronze
That's excellent training Lev_ but not entirely sure 71m in singles is the best structure for a cutback week personally. You sound like you're getting stronger but just make sure you're working with your body rather than against it.
Bad luck on the knee selbs. You really go through the wringer, don't you!
I had my first surge long run of this campaign yesterday. 21m with surges of 1,2,10,1,2,5 (minutes) starting every 10 minutes. Averaged 5:13m/m for the surges (5:23m/m for the 10mins down to 4:48m/m for the 1mins) and 6:45m/m for the recoveries. Finished off with the last 7.5m @ 6:40 to average 6:30 for the whole lot.
A good track session of 8 x 800m, 1 x 1600m @ 5m race pace (though I ran the 1600 at around 5km pace) on Friday last week (as part of a 104m week) combined with yesterday suggests I'm reasonably close to pb shape (even if I don't necessarily feel it yet - I think my basic condition is rising cycle on cycle) so as long as I manage to do a bit on holiday (2 weeks beach, all inclusive - intention is to do 90mins every second day) I reckon I can take a bit off come Frankfurt.