Cal I hope you feel better - sometimes these things grumble away and just leave us feeling rubbish. I wish I was injury free the ankle has never recovered - I just spend a fortune on ibu gel and rock tape and lots of ice keeps me running too. Just happy I can run although any distance on tarmac hurts but its worth it!
Good luck all marathoners tomorrow - will be looking forward to the reports
Thats a good build up of miles NP Hope the breathing clear soon!!
Did the Inverness park run for the first time today. I've never been so cold and didn't warm up at all on the run - arrived a bit later than planned so only did a mile warm up. Ran it at a comfortably brisk pace (20:50) which I was happy with as it's all on grass. Should have run on for another 5k but met someone so had coffee instead!
NP and Stewart good to see you both still building the miles.
Stuart hope you have a great time, might be a bit chilly!
Stewart I don't have a specific turbo wheel and just use whatever old tyres I have. My summer bike has good Campagnolo wheels but as last year I'll just switch tyres. The only thing I do make sure of is to keep changing the chain as a worn chain wrecks the cassette. I check after 800 miles or so but think its a bit like changing trainers, everyone is different.
A progressive 45 minute run this morning and rest day tomorrow. Was looking back through training diaries and due to injury, for my last 2 marathons I have hardly run the 2 weeks before the marathon (3 weeks before VLM 14) so hope that the fact I am still running will make a difference!
HM4 also good that you can focus on your recovery plan.
OH nice mix of training and it certainly getting dark now.
NP pretty wet here today too but I managed to avoid the rain for a change!
Cal I agree, I think you definitely need a rest day sometimes mentally more than physically. Nice to chill!
Stewart I leave next Friday (direct flight from Aberdeen). I hope your calf behaves but good to see you starting to run again.
Sub17 are you now going to focus on Parkruns?
Dr Dan I hope you can dodge the germs! Well done getting a VLM place definitely beats all other marathons i've done! Ha ha like the way you're thinking with the weather in Frankfurt.
You'll have loads of time for reading now Ollie without all the miles that you normally put in
Intervals for me yesterday, couldn't be bothered but happy once I did them two sets of 400m * 6. Did them on the treadmill so 6:11mm pace. also managed a turbo and today was a nice run in the woods, avoided the rain, then got soaked on the mtb and stayed dry on the turbo!!
Cal well done on the 10. Shame about the gun time but great to get PB you know you can go sub 1:30 now!
Sub17 a great time for your marathon but as NP says you would take lots of time off by pacing more evenly but a great result nonetheless.
Gaz I hope the achilles has settled.
Stewart it was a cracking day for the bike yesterday. Have to make the most of these nice autumn days!
Ollie not long now till Abingdon!
Stuart good that you can still get some running in to break up the boredom of cross training.
NP the weight will soon fall off once the training starts again! A good reminder there about pacing too - thanks!! I guess the second half is where to up the pace if feeling good on the day...
Hope all well with you HM4
OH New Zealand hill??
A nice easy 6 miles on Friday for me then my last long run was on Saturday; an hour easy then an hour at MP. Probably my worst run of the campaign it was rainy and cold and the legs just felt like they wouldn't move by the end. I managed a decent enough pace but felt rubbish but I don't do well in the cold/wet. If the weather's like that at Frankfurt it will be a miserable plod!
Sunday was a lovely sunny spin and a coffee/cake stop A nice easy 30 minute run today followed by a pedal on the mountain bike then a half hour on the turbo tonight.
Good to combine a bit of strength and conditioning into the run Ollie!
Another good session Sub17.
NP great that you're back and you will soon be back to speeding around the Parkruns with Buddy!
Dr D not long now; I'm quietly panicking about mine being 18 days away. Well done on the close to MP run.
An hour on the turbo this morning with gradual increase in cadence and a few sprints at +150rpm. Run later was 80 minutes with 3 mins threshold/3 steady eight times. Felt tired but think it's because I cycled earlier. Should have run first but it was so dark! My rest day tomorrow