Good running Mutley. Nice pace SaintBarca. Hope it all goes well Martin Brady 5. Enjoy the taper PompeyMatt, it’s well earned. Good to know you can grind out the miles when tired. I reckon he read your first post Mutley lol.
AndrewD, just the one marathon (for now). It’s my first so sticking to the schedule. I will ease off and do some shorter distances later in the year, hoping to set pbs at 5,10k & 10 miles after the marathon.
Time trial today. One mile warm up, a few strides and one mile flat out. 4 weeks ago 6:58. Today 6:40. Easy 4 tomorrow and Honiton Hippo Sunday.
Downhill......Kamikaze! It's the only way The only thing you can do imo is run downhill more and get used to it. Shorter strides, don't lean back putting the brakes on too much and use your arms for balance. Practice off road and the road is a doddle!
1 mile time trial today. 4 weeks ago was 6:58......today 6:40
Great running DW2 Hope you recover well, let us know how your next run goes.
I love cycling Robert. If it wasn't for the running I'd be off everywhere on my bike. I commute to work each day (around 15-20 minutes) and this time of year it's lovely.
Glad to hear the foot stood up Janey. Lunges and squats are so good for you. Let's hope it's all systems go!
Time trial today. Mrs JR came with me on her bike (as she's returning from injury) and I warmed up with a gentle mile before running 3 or 4 strides to loosen up. I reset my Garmin and took off for my flat out mile. I was a little nervous to start and went off a bit quick, glancing down and seeing 5:44 pace was not going to end well. Anyway, I settled into a good rhythm and got the arms moving in sync. Approaching half way I was working real hard and wondered if I'd last. The watch said 6:30, a bit too quick and I was feeling it. I kept going and tried to regulate my breathing which was pretty laboured. At 0.7 miles I glanced at the watch and dug in, not far to go! The last few hundred metres were really hard and I was breathing desperately if the noise was anything to go by. The legs kept going though, and as tough as it was they felt strong. I was absolutely flat out and completely spent as I stumbled over the finish line............in 6:40. . The first time I did this time trial was 4 weeks ago in 6:58. Pretty pleased with that. Easy 4 miles tomorrow and then the Honiton Hippo Sunday morning.