DT – Good to see you getting some gains from your new programme. I’ve found lower mileage, higher intensity has got me good improvements in the past providing I’ve gone back to the miles at some later point.
Bob – Good effort there and nice to get past the disappointment of your last race. Sounds like there’s still a PB or 2 in there for this season.
Skinny – 57 a week. Sounds very specific I know but that’s what’s been coming out and now it’s in my head it seems to be what I‘m aiming for. Not mega miles but seeing as I’ve spent the last 18 months doing 40-45 I think it’s needed. I’ll increase again over winter as I think the lack of a decent base is what’s cost me this year.
Morning all. Haven’t posted for a while but have dropped in a few times to catch up. Seems to have been some good performances over the last few weeks, too many to name.
Tommy – Nicely done with the sub 19, you are certainly having a good run at the moment.
Training has gone quite well for me over the last few weeks, with the exception of one week of holiday where I didn’t do much and one week when ill. I’ve upped the miles to try and get in shape for GNR. But also because I feel I haven’t been doing enough recently and I think that’s possibly why I haven’t run as well this year. I haven’t raced in a while but I feel like I’m coming into some decent shape. I’ve got a 10K a week on Sunday so I’m hoping that shows the training has been paying off.
Just had a quick skim through after coming back from hols. Too much to catch up on but congrats to Madbee and Lit on their wins, Muddy on a half arsed but still speedy 10k and Tommy on some swift track stuff.
I managed a measly 25 miles or so on hols. Too hot to run outside and I couldn’t stomach any more than that on the treddie. Back at it last night though with a 10 threshold, 10 hills, 10 threshold session.
Lou - that's true. It was the perfect pace for me but must have been a bit slow for some of the faster lads. Though there were 5 groups in total and our group did split in 2 at half way so most people should have been roughly working at the right pace.
Muddy – Yes I think that’s the idea. Though its great mental training as well because it teaches you that you can pick up the pace even when you are already hurting. The group was running at roughly 6m/m as a whole and the whole thing averaged out at 5.56.
Interesting comments re the track. The track is obviously theoretically faster than the road but I don’t think this manifests itself until you’ve got the experience. I’m really keen to try a 3000 this year if I can find an open race to enter.
Lou – Sounds a decent session. I always find it best not to pay too much attention to pace when it’s like that.