Sounds like some good workouts planned Al_P, as well as some good ones already bagged.
CW - not a test. It was just that I realised the legs were coming around. Still a bit to go before they're back to normal though which I realised this morning when I woke up, so I went back to bed and left the session until late afternoon and kept it smaller than normal (6 x 420m hills and straight into a hilly multi-terrain 2.7m at about current MP). Have you had any shoes or trainers that have impinged on the problem area? It doesn't need to be much if they're your running trainers as the repeated motion will be enough to cause the problem.
Tmoth - stick. Better to turn up able to compete than knackering yourself beforehand.
PP - we are moving house 2 days beforehand, so as long as there's no hitch with that and I don't drop anything on myself, then that is the plan I'm not in your shape at the moment, and that's a 71-flat pace you're planning, but I might try hang with you for a bit and see how far I get. I ran 72:41 there last year, but that was in week 3 of 9 pre-Amsterdam, whereas this time it'll be week 2. Nice session.
Ouch TR! I didn't realise there was a hurricane whilst we were away!
Nice LT work ON7.
Tmoth - I race without breakfast. As long as you've eaten well (composition, not pigging out) the day/night before then running without food is more a mental thing.
PP - excellent 10k. Congrats! What time are you thinking of targeting at Maidenhead?
SL - nice training. The hills+stuff is good fun, isn't it?
Jools - that's more than quick enough this far out. I wouldn't be able to get within 5s per mile of MP for a long tempo at the moment. I'd have thought you'll gain much more than 5s in 9 weeks.
DrD - Well done! I've finished 2nd at Pewsey two years in a row I believe, so you've trumped me! It's a great race with some cracking cakes after
All the best Dan!
Welcome KD. BarefootTed is a troll (for want of a more appropriate word to describe him) so don't waste your time responding.
LR. I train and race in flats (thought not the super light ones - all of mine tend to be around 190-230g in a size 8). Brooks t7 for racing, Brooks Green Silence, Asics Gel Hyperspeed and Brooks t7 for training, though I want to find another training pair as well for some variety. I prefer flexibility in my trainers, and, preferably a softer feel, so tend to avoid the likes of Adidas for both reasons.
Sounds like you're not far off pb shape Lev_. I think it's a good idea to stay on target with Berlin.
TR - what happened with your ribs?
Legs have been thrashed since coming back from holiday (combination of antibiotics whilst there and the resort being all concrete which kills my legs), so I've deliberately just stuck to easy running since getting back.
A 6+19 double today was promising, so I may try a hills+stuff session early am tomorrow. It'll be handy to get back to sessions as I need to lose some of the (too easily gained) holiday timber. Currently feeling fat and slow!
PP - indeed This has been a bit of a random week with the hols and travel (4 days so far have been 2, 0, 14, 8/12), but the end total should be a good starting point for the last 9 weeks. Quality 5k btw. I'm particularly impressed with you hitting 5m/m for the last 2km of it.