Leslie - nice easy miles. OO - enjoy the Hilly Fields! SEdan - and you too! GM - good week's training. Enjoy the weekend with your son. Freedom parkrun for me this morning in 19:22 and 7 miles in total. Taking a rest tomorrow and then it's the final week of the taper. How are the Beachy Head boys doing?
SJ - you do an amazing job to manage that hip problem. Abbers - enjoy the base building. GM - good effort - you seem to have a good number of local races, so I'm sure it won't be long before you starting hitting your targets. VTr - we're still waiting for that report! You sound in good shape. Certainly my best year for running - I sneaked a marathon PB too, so that's one for each distance I race - not that parkrun is a race, of course 5 mile recovery run d&d.
OO - glad to hear Sunday was just a blip. PMJ - nice 10 miles under time pressure! You may be right about me not being suited for marathons, but I'll keep plugging away. VTr - HM was a 10 sec PB in 1:26:24 on a flat course in excellent conditions. Was on pace for sub 86, but just faded a tad in the last 3 miles. And parkrun PB is now down to 18:42. SJ - nice bike work there. Birch - I would certainly be looking at running Boston (UK), if it weren't for the date it falls! Leslie - that's weird - 9 miles @ 7:22 for me this morning! I did 1 mile w/u @ 8:23, 5M @ 7:13, 2M with 8x200m avg. 6:52, and 1M w/d @ 8:01.
PMJ - "A reasonable MP target is double a raced half plus 10 minutes". That makes 3:03 i.e. 6:58 m/m for me. Ha! Ha! I wish. As you say, learn to do it by feel and put in some quality too. Poacher - good sneaking. OO - enjoy running round Versailles and parkrun tourism. GM - we'll keep plugging away and hope it comes right one day soon! You're not having much luck, are you?! Hope the track works out okay. GD - that's some warm-up mile. And a decent pace to follow. All looking very good. Lorenzo - enjoy the mud - you obviously missed it at the XC! VTr - good to hear from you - I was wondering how you were. Sounds like you've had a rough time. Amazed that you've managed to run 3 races, including a marathon! After a parkrun and HM PB in the last few weeks, I now have a trail marathon lined up a week on Saturday and am just planning to enjoy it. Leslie - good dodging! 6 recovery miles d&d.
So two smackdowns! OO v. Poacher and Lorenzo v. G-Dawg Should be interesting. PMJ - some interesting points there. I can never decide how to define MP when talking about training paces, but I would say I do the majority of my endurance miles somewhere around MP + 45 to 90 seconds. Last double digit run before the coastal mara d&d this morning. 12 miles @ 8:11 m/m.