MsE - I think the double posting happens when you hit refresh without having navigated away from that page since your last post. Maybe this could be the issue?
OO52 - nice steady LR to bring up the 50
20.25m for me this morning at a very even paced 8.34m/m. It felt OK while I was running and I felt I could have done a mile or two more. Very sore Achilles when I stopped. I hope it is not set to become a major limiting factor. 51m for the week.
Gul - well done on taking the plunge and good luck with the target. I do hope you didn't do that run this morning but rather fear you did. You must have set off the wrong side of 4am?
Jools - I have been away from the thread for 18m or so until very recently. When I saw your target on the list above I did a little digging and soon found details of your two sub 3's in Frankfurt via a link to your blog you posted on here back in October. Belated congratulations. I can't think of anyone more deserving of such success after all the work you have put in and the frustrations you have had along the way. Good luck with the new target - it must feel like the sky is the limit now!
PMJ - congrats on all those gongs!
Resting today. Hoping to bag my first 20 of the year tomorrow.
PMJ – that sounds like sensible advice on managing weight in the run up to a marathon.
I’m at the heavier end of the spectrum but not quite as big as G-Dawg. I am 6 ft and usually somewhere between 12st and 12st 10lb but have been known to exceed 13st on occasion and have got down to 11st 10 or so for my two fastest marathons. I’m currently 12st 6 and hope to see that come down to at least 12st by VLM day. 40+mpw on a consistent bases does tend to shift the lard in the end but you do have to keep half an eye on what you eat/drink.
Not sure whether anyone saw the Horizon special on tailored weight loss programmes a couple of weeks ago. They identified 3 distinct types of overeater and designed diets tailored specifically for each: “feasters” who eat quickly, consume large portions and will always be up for second helpings; “emotional eaters” – who comfort eat; and “constant cravers” who are always hungry and tend to snack between meals. I am definitely a “feaster”. The suggestion was that a high protein, low GI diet works well for this type of overeater as it makes you feel fuller for longer.
Track for me this morning for an intervals session in the freezing cold. At least I completed the session this week which represents progress of sorts. 6x1k with 200m/75s jog recoveries. Scores on the doors for the 1k efforts were 4:01, 4.06, 4.07, 4.05, 4.07, 3.59. I had hoped to do consistent 4.00’s but at least this provides a baseline from which to monitor improvements over the coming weeks.