LOL - MakkatheIcyKnaccas. Snowmen inside your shorts is hard core (you can read that a couple of ways ).
There's some high mileage going on here already. I double-checked my schedule to make sure I hadn't made a mistake . Good to know I'm hobnobbing with podcasting celebrities.
I rounded off my week with fourteen miles in the snow this morning. I wore my Yaktrax for the first time today and they did the job of ensuring that I never slipped at all. I bought them a couple of years ago - just as the snow disappeared and I never got to try them out. They were a bargain, though, for only £6.
I've also succumbed to wearing tights, headband and shorts now winter has finally arrived.
Stephen - I was so glad I had stadium parking the first year (2012) because of the atrocious weather and the lack of facilities for changing. I was able to get out of my wet clothes in the car straight afterwards, rather than suffer hypothermia. I think they've improved the changing situation by opening more of the stadium, so it's less of a concern. Nonetheless, I like knowing I have my car nearby in case of more awful conditions.
SP - I've managed to put weight on this week . Who'd have thought chocolate, cakes and biscuits would do that! So it's time to get serious and start tracking. I'll be using MyFitnessPal, because it makes the calorie counting really easy.
181lb this morning. Ideally I'd like to be 158lb by the end of April. I intend to achieve this mostly by not shovelling garbage in my fat face.
Scott - Pfitz did an interview on marathontalk (last Christmas or the one before, I think - you can find it in the archived podcasts). Among the points I remember were that he would add more Strides into the sessions, and that the glossing over of Hill training is an omission. I'm also pretty sure I heard/read somewhere that he didn't really want to include schedules originally, but they were really only to help people make sense of the rest of the material in the book (I can't find my reference to that though - so it may well have been someone else like Jack Daniels). FWIW - I think if we were meant to follow the schedules to the letter, there would be no point in the rest of the book. The information is there to help us construct our own schedules to suit our lifestyles. (I just happen to have constructed one to look almost exactly like the 18/55 schedule in the book ).
15W / Mennania - there's a Greyhound that delights in trotting past me when I'm busting my gut. It doesn't get in my way, but I'd still like to kick the piss-taking mutt.
13m w/8m @ MP for me this morning. I had planned to target 9:45 "marathon pace" given that all my paces are about a minute down on where I should be. I actually averaged 9:30 pace. So not quite as grim as I had expected.