Abbers - I'm sure the 6x800 reps will have benefited you even if you didn't quite hit the pace you were aiming at. MsE - I would also say aiming to "peak" for Gosport and taking a more relaxed approach to the Dorset Coastal seems like a good plan. Jools - busy, busy - at least you're in the taper now! Leslie - looking promising! OO - have a nice weekend in the Lake District. GD - great news! GM - sounds like a good race in prospect. 8 miles with 13 x 0.2M intervals this morning. Did a few less than last week as I'm hoping to do parkrun on Saturday and didn't want to overdo it! Not quite as fast as I did them along the towpath in Leeds, peaking at 1:07 as opposed to 1:03. Will also need a mini-taper next week as I've now entered the Peterborough HM (Great Eastern Run) a week on Sunday (9th Oct).
GM - good double and early morning run! I'm impressed Lorenzo - was it a gravel driveway and did you wake any other guests? Nice 400s. Leslie - good steady improvement. Same here! 5 mile recovery run. Legs obviously needed it as the average pace was 9:23m/m!
Birch - hope you find your mojo before the XC season starts. Abbers - a few miles @ HMP sounds like a good idea. GM - nice run. Poacher - enjoy the rest of your time in Croatia. GD - great report. Excellent racing in hot conditions - your pacing is very impressive. 11 miles this morning with 2 x 3M @ HMP - 6:36, 6:32, 6:28 and 6:36, 6:39, 6:28. Went by feel rather than clock-watching and pleased with the outcome.
Congratulations to GD - no wonder you're chuffed. Excellent result and look forward to the report. MsE - sensible decision and still a great time to say that you reigned it in in the second half. Sub 3 again soon! No running this weekend for me for various reasons - not injury related you'll be pleased to hear! So did my long run very early this morning. 18 miles at an average pace of 8:21 m/m, although it ranged from 9:07 to 7:27 m/m.
GM - Never been to Yorkshire? Utterly unbelievable!! Good lunchtime run. Lorenzo - I was slacking a bit there, wasn't I? I could have got up at 3am and put in a few miles! However I didn't want to risk nodding off during the training course! Abbers - Nice 1 and 0.5 mile efforts! At least you won't peak too soon. And good tempo run too! GD - sorry to hear about your bike - hope it's not put too much of a dampener on things. All the the best in Berlin! You seem to be in great shape. Leslie - hope you've learned your lesson KR - long run on a Friday night doesn't sound very appealing! OO - sorry to hear about your relative. Thanks to Poacher for the suggestion of running on the towpath. I did 5 easy miles on Wednesday evening - bit of an unusual experience for me especially as there were other people around including lots of runners. Thursday morning I did 9 miles inc. 16 x 0.2M reps. Out much later than usual (6:18) as I thought I'd better wait until there was some daylight when I got out of the immediate city centre. Got a bit frustrating having to negotiate all the other people on the towpath when doing fast stuff though. But the most surprising and disappointing thing was how few people replied when I wished them a good morning - I thought Yorkshire folk were meant to be friendly - probably all visitors on training courses! 6 mile recovery run this morning.