Dan - that's insane, don't think I've seen a report before involving going on a drip, being unconscious for an hour and then cracking on and running much better! Amazing effort just to get to the finish.
RyanS - sounds like you're going well with some good speed in there. BTW, running in lane 2 is worth about 6m per lap I think, so you can knock 2-3 secs off those 800 times.
CC2 - nice mixture of training, hope the minor surgery goes OK and you can crack on asap afterwards.
CW - 16M on that terrain would be "worth" more than that, so still a decent long run. Were you actually running up and down the platform whilst waiting for a train? You must have got some funny looks!
TT - that's a great long run, you should be flying once fully recovered in a week or two. That week of lower mileage at altitude might turn out to be a blessing in disguise.
PP - great monthly stats, I'm looking forward to seeing the results at Berlin (for several of you).
Nothing major to report for me, just ticking over until Saturday. Did the Park Run on Saturday after an hour's warm-up in 16:28 which felt reasonably comfortable and surprisingly close to my best time (16:24). No idea on how I should taper for this, but I'm guessing I want as much glycogen as I can for the day so basically not going to do much over the next four days. I don't mind being a pound or two heavier either as I'm assuming I might need all of that.
Blimey PP, that's some run. Really does look like MP could be 5:3x now.
TT - hope you're feeling a bit better.
CW - you must be on for a pretty big mileage week then, so tough to put some efforts in at that stage.
8M for me last night then 5M this morning, all easy. For some reason my easy pace seems to have improved suddenly, possibly as I've had a fairly light last 7 days, so the 8M averaged close to 7s on an undulating off-road route including lots of stiles, gates etc., where I'm usually closer to 7:30s.
Will probably do an hour+park run+ mile or two home tomorrow, then just easy running and cycling before next Saturday.
Wow, there are some amazing sessions being done and I think we might see some pretty good times at Berlin - maybe 3 of the top 10 Brits?!
I've actually done two runs already this week - 9M steady on Monday, then yesterday I was a bit bored so decided to do the middle 6M of an 8M run alternating "steady" and "hard" miles. So the middle 6M were 6:04, 5:47, 6:12, 5:38, 6:03, 5:27, which felt fairly hard but not horrendous. What I like about a session like that is when you come down to the steady mile after the hard one - it feels really easy but the pace always seems to be much faster than how it feels.
Been away since Thursday (wedding in Florence) so not really taken everything in I'm afraid. But sounds like PP is smashing it at the moment, and Lev is obviously is top form despite his now patented cross training build-up! And CW continues with the insane stuff.
I'm intrigued to see what TT can do when he gets back.
I would be cautious about betting on anyone with short odds in an 800m race as it seems to be the most unpredictable distance (shortest race not in lanes) e.g. the men's semis.
I only got one run done in Florence - too much drinking/socialising/sightseeing. The one run was very enjoyable though, out along the river and then some hills at the end. 12 days to go until the 12 hour race - massively underprepared both in terms of training and having any sort of plan, but should be interesting either way!