Hi peeps, been a bit busy this week with study and job searching, hence the lack of posts.
After Silverstone I have done 8m GA on Tuesday, 9m recovery on Wednesday and 12m MLR this morning. Going well so far, though I reserve judgement until after the upcoming 18/14 MPR.
Since the wife arrived back home a few weeks ago, I've been able to look for work. I had my first interview on Thursday and am happy to say I received the offer of the job later that day! Things are on the up at last! I've accepted, subject to seeing the written contract, and will start on Tuesday. Good job there aren't too many more midweek long runs left in this marathon campaign
You've lost your boobs too, Marrows? I am not doing that session, btw, because I just raced a half.
I thought a long race like your half or my 20 would take the place of this weekend's 18 with 14 at MP, so I'd replace the 18 with 14 at MP with a long slow run and keep the VO2 sessions..
Yeah, but running 14 at MP is hard work, but not as hard as flat-out racing a half marathon or a 20-miler. So you need more recovery. I'm not doing the session at all because I am racing inter-counties XC on Saturday. But if I were you and determined to keep the VO2 reps, I'd at least move them to later in the week, e.g. Friday.
Lit - I have ditched the VO2max session (replaced with an 8m GA this morning), since it is too soon after racing the half marathon. Do you think I should have recovered enough for the 18/14MPR? (Hopefully yes, because it could be problematic to reschedule).
LadyFunRun - great run! It all seems to be coming together for you at just the right time.
Yer Maj - Congratulations on the excellent PB! Did you hang around after finishing? I only finished five minutes ahead of you and had no problem whatsoever exiting the car park and had very little hold-up on the road leaving Silverstone. I also had no problem last year when my finish time was also 1:50.
Ickle - another PB! Gotta love this time of the year when the P&D'ers start bashing out the personal records.
This week I'm planning on replacing the VO2Max session with a GA or recovery run midweek. Hopefully then I should be recovered sufficiently okay to run 18/14MPR on Sunday as scheduled. Does that sound reasonable?
Rachel - I think you're correct that we must have booked consecutively, but what were the chances?
My coincidence yesterday ranks high alongside one other (non-running related):
A Colleague at work went to visit his family in China about seven years ago. One evening, while staying at his parents house, he thumbed through a magazine that they had lying around. In it was an article about me! He was shocked to see my photo in a magazine alongside articles about Chinese celebrities . I had no idea about this article (written in Chinese). With typical journalistic integrity, it had mixed a few grains of truth with some made up story about how I had wooed my wife. Anyway, once again, what were the odds that someone who knew me would go to China and pick up that particular magazine? I think I must be in the Matrix.