I always do the 100 cals / mile thing. Although if I set my Garmin watch up to be an uber athlete it comes up something like 45 cals per mile... pretty sure that's Haile territory.
Disappointingly I went away to look up my marathon training history a la MtR only to discover I only have 2 of the campaigns logged on Garmin Connect. The other 3 are lost to the ether in training books or other now defunct online logs. I wish I had kept my £2.50 WHSmith diaries going.
So, I have nothing to compare really other than I have never done more than 50 miles per week average and in the two years worth of data I have - an increase of 7 miles per week average resulted in worse performances over HM and Mar times by a whopping 39secs and 51 secs respectively:
Well done's to DanA on winning the battle of the shorts, LD for sporting black socks - I wear non running socks often because its old skool innit (well done on the sub 80 too btw, congrats on a vest to my old mucker Speedy Yay! (Yes I wonder too about the 'others', hope your cold pisses off, congrats to Jools on some nice mud wrestling and well done to all the long runners of the world... especially to ES on a day-boo 20 miler *sniff* proud moment that
Nothing to report at my end sadly as I leapt head first off the couch and onto the bench in a little over 10 days... that'll be the famous runners patience kicking in right there eh Wardi??
A rather sore achilles tendon which will need a little rest and some ironing out I suspect. As per I tried a little waltz tonight but sacked it after 3 minutes of light maneuvering.
I'll be back! Some new trabs usually helps the mind games too. I'd convinced myself, yet again, that my old shoes were good for another 1000 miles... Does anyone else repeat the same mistakes over and over is it just me??
Ooo I came back at just the right time... love all this debate! I'll be happy with a half-arsed approach and scraping another sub-3. Not as much time as some of you and besides... not sure my body could take it anyway... legs are threatening to run off with another woman after this weeks shock to the system.. I love it when they hurt!!
CC2 - Nice to see you here Speedy... presume you're going along quite nicely?
LD - I can certainly survive on 4 hours sleep as that's about as much as I'm getting. I've certainly missed the stress-relieving properties of running. Hoping that all the stars align and I find balance in 2013.
Jools - it has been a while! Last time we spoke you were doing an ultra??
TR - thanks man! Ever the gracious gent on here wishing others well.
Wardi - paiteince?? runners??? not sure I follow I think it'll be a while before I'm up at the sharp end on a Tuesday night with the Sale lot. Some quickies down there now.
15 to kick the year off on my hilly route (first 5 are all up). This in itself is an achievement as I usually card a zero on 1st Jan.
I was enjoying the scenery until about 11 miles when my legs started to complain of the lack of running recently.
Aerobically I felt fine as my commute to the studio Ive been working at is mainly via bike.
Not sure if I'm the first of the returnee's but I just had to. Posting again in an attempt to legitimise another campaign and hopefully instill some much needed discipline.
I've had a hellish couple of years with work taking over my life (bad times). Went freelance and now sort of wish I hadn't. Busy is good but too busy is bad. I still need to adjust to that side of things.
Goals: If I can get anywhere near where I was FOUR years ago I'll be made up. So far I've only entered Wilmslow Half but probably looking at Manchester for the 'A' race. Its the one I bailed on last spring and its not sold out yet.
Glad to see familiar faces. Reading about all the training makes me feel a proper lazy git - which is inspiring. I'm hoping with some more free time (I'm making space for some and a contract ends in 2 months) I can get back on track.
TTFN SJ (long time lurker, recreational poster from a few years back)