They'd probably be even better if they oscillated less, DT. I'm going to start wearing in line skates if we have this as a metric. Need. To. Win. At. Something.
I've always though biscuits and gravy sounded weird and wrong. Now I'm sure of it. Creamy sausage in a bap *insert inappropriately smutty euphemisms here*.
I'm adding planking back in to my sketchy routine, Mace. Physio has upped the ante on my glute strengthening campaign so I'm now doing clam shells, two and one legged bridges and crab walks around with the really hard black Theraband. Going to look like a Kardashian.
Not sure, Skinny. I've had to jiggle the weeks of the plan around to make the races fit so it should be race then 17 where I've swapped the sessions around. I think I may also have missed a 20 when I was nursing my niggles. I've certainly missed a couple of VO2 max sessions. But I think my actual cake is baked pretty well and if the icing is a bit wobbly here and there then I can live with that.
Welcome back, Lit. Did you get much running in between giant burgers and getting pissed on bourbon?
Skinny - I think 7:50's would see me comfortably under 3:30 - more like 3:25/3:26 - but that is building in some cushion for a. the over distance you will inevitably run and b. the inevitable slightly positive split. Also when my head is mashed in the last few miles as long as I keep seeing 7:XX on the Garmin I know I'm ok.
If you would like to do some table updating I'm down another lb at 10st3 but don't feel you have to. I've got a carrot cake baking in the oven so it may be temporary.
Muddy - that is just showing off. I'll probably have to go out and do intervals this week at your recovery run pace or something.
DT - there are toilets in the park by race HQ. Also it's not a huge race (and very clubby) so the toilet situ has never been problematic as far as I can remember at similar races in the Memorial Park. Not sure if there's a disabled toilet for you to camp in though.
Long run wise I'm planning to do this race and then do my final 20 on Easter Monday, the following day. The plan has 17 down but I'd like to get one more in. That will get me to a less magical 99. But I'm not going to quibble the extra mile. Never did get the confidence building 22 in but fuckit.
Well done on the vertical oscillation. Does that mean you are less bouncy?
I'm reading Goater in an effort to distract me from obsessive thoughts about marathon pace. He's got a MASSIVE chip on his shoulder and is the biggest name dropper in the world. Quite entertaining.
I've seen 180 at the end of my PB 5k. Have set my max as 185. I should probably do a test. After the marathon.
My heart rate goes crazy high at the start of a run - like 220 with peaks all over the place and then settles after a mile or two. So I ignore that bit. Think it must be static on the HRM or something?
6 miles recovery this morning over the fields. Got very wet. Did some muddy strides.
Drift not too bad I think - 165/166 early in the MP segment 168-170 by the end - but there was a hill in that bit. I think the wind meant I was working a fair bit harder than I should have been. Also, not sure how reliable my max is. Not done a proper test for max but taken it from end of a parkrun and adding a couple of beats on.