PP - if those miles felt relatively conformtable, and only 30s recovery, I reckon they must be around HM pace.
The last time I took nutrition during any run, it literally was a packed lunch as I'd made some sandwiches (on the Saunders). I never take any food or drink in training. I'll probably use 3 or 4 gels in the marathon, but not convinced they make much difference (but would be a risk not to take them).
About 10M easy last night, probably 7-7:30 pace but not sure really.
I'm looking forward to the HM on Sunday too. Only issue is that the forecast is for 35mph winds with 55mph gusts...
Best wishes to the benchees, good that you're getting everything out of the way at once.
PP - nice sesh. I love starting a fresh pair of shoes, I'm sure they're faster. I haven't decided on a marathon shoe yet, but may go for some new Saucony Type As, just hoping I can find a reduced pair by then!
Nice miles Wardi. It was warmer here this morning, I didn't even wear gloves!
10M last night inc. 4x1min hills and 4x800 with a big hill in. Then 9M this morning inc. one 2.25M loop in 13:35 (6:0x pace) and one in 12:35 (5:3x pace). No more hard running now until Sunday!
PP - never heard of that model of shoe, but they look nice and that's the main thing.
Tmuss - welcome. Excellent run in Seville, but sounds like you have plenty more to come with the right training.
I'm in two minds about my training this week. It's a cutback/mini-taper week, but I still feel that I should do a fair bit Mon-Thurs. I just had an easy day yesterday (as usual), will probably do the intervals tonight (mix of hills and hilly 800s), but maybe take them a bit easier? Then will probably cut Weds usual double 6M+13M to a single 10M with some moderate efforts. PP's approach is encouraging me towards doing a bit less than I was planning, as I'd like to run well on Sunday.
Well done to all those who braved the mud at Parliament Hill. Quite pleased I had to miss that!
Toro - great run, parrticularly with the wind. Sounds like you're in great form.
CC2 - sorry to hear that. Hope it sorts itself out quickly.
Steve6 - well done, sounds like you judged that really well.
CW - crazy run as usual!
Dan - I suspect a rest day will have done you some good given the miles you've been putting in.
selbs - hope the littl'un's feeling better. Good that it coincided with a "rest" weekend!
Nice pacing by Wardi (I initially thought that was a HM and we thinking that was a good pace for you, let alone your pacee!) and PP.
10M very easy on Saturday and then about 21M yesterday including the 17M Gade Valley training run. Got round the 17M in 1:48, which comprised 9M in about 59 mins (6:3x pace), then 8M in about 49 mins (6:0x pace). First half was net uphill and second half net downhill, but it felt reasonably comforable other than the one main hill on the way back where we pushed the pace a bit and split the pack up.
83M for the week, again, my biggest since 2009 (and close to my biggest ever), but cutting back this week a bit for the HM on Sunday.