Jools - rehearsals or concerts? Any running planned too? GD - all the best with the Grim Challenge today. KR - getting in some good consistent training there. Abbers - easily done! GM - bet that was enjoyable run. SJ - I thought maybe you had them in case you found a boat Speedy - hope all is well. Birch - hope you can make Dewsbury tomorrow and good luck to your son. Freemers - nice intervals. Willy Samson - welcome to the thread and all the best with your training for MK. Poacher - welcome back! Badbark - nice photos - I wouldn't want to be in your way! Hilly - enjoy the week off. Overslept a bit today - but not enough to have to bin the LSR. So started at 4:37 am and did 19 miles. Legs felt like lead - so a real plod @ 8:42 m/m. 63 miles for the week and 81 in the last 7 days. Maybe that's why I struggled. Put it down as a time on feet run!
SJ - swimming with paddles? Freemers - sounds like my HM/10k conversion (6:36 v. 6:31 I think!) Hilly - nice double. OO - enjoy the parkrun tourism. 10 easy miles with 12x100 strides. Going to be a wet LSR tomorrow I think.
GM - just think how beautiful the sunrise will be reflecting on the sea as you glide along the promenade all by yourself Jools - nice reps in the glorious mud. Abbers - good swimming. Leslie - hope the swimming went well. GD - solid MLR. Maybe a rest is in order before the Grim Challenge! KR - yes, but it's not very loud! With my old watch I would have just used a loop around the park where I know approximately where each 100m starts and finishes! 6 mile recovery run d&d this morning.
GM - sounds tough out in Tenerife Abbers - good effort there. Er, yes, still looking for an option! Bike It - good LSR. Can't wait for the sunrise to be early enough to see while running again! PMJ - ooh a graph! My mileage is OK (217 in last 4 weeks I think). Must be something else I'm doing wrong! Mini - Hi! Really sorry to hear about the stress fracture. KR - your doubles are starting to sound regular to me! Hilly - I'm guessing you live somewhere up north! Freemers - enjoy the Minni special! Bit of a Mini Zatopek session for me today! Should have been 400m tempo / 200m easy reps, but my GPS watch does intervals by time rather than distance. So I set up 16 x 1:40 / 1:05. The only information it gave me afterwards was the mile splits (7:10, 6:56, 7:00, 7:00, 7:00, 7:11 and 1:40) and total distance of 6.26 miles in 43:59 (what happened to that other second?!) Plus warm-up and warm-down, 10 miles. Still trying to figure out what pace the 1:40 efforts might have been!
Abbers - nice fast finish "long" run. GD - good rest. An important part of training! Freemers - always feels good to pick up the pace at the end of an LSR. Bike It - excellent mileage for January. Enjoy the Saturday night dreadmill run! OO - we're all obviously in the wrong country! KR - you are in cracking form. Jools - only 2 long runs in January for me! 12 mile MLR this morning (usual time just late posting). 6 @ 8:24 m/m and 6 @ 7:42 m/m.