bit breezy here in london too, but i imagine in a race if you tucked into a group for the headwind bits wouldn't be too bad, hope the Bath lot enjoyed it anyway at least not hosing down.
Proper long run there CD and a pretty speedy one there TT. Happy birthday TTock, and hope you are coming right now CC2. DanA sounds a nice 17 for you. taper madness time now is it!?
looks like i sort of got away with my calf by not pushing it on Friday and resting yesterday. got out at 6am and managed 20 miles in 2 hours 33. bog standard. definitely still got calf issues and couldn't have run faster even if i wanted to (due to the calf) but at least ticked some endurance work. will prob have to have another week of plods as well, but better than nothing i guess. Hr disappointingly high for the run too, but i'll put that down to not running efficiently due to the calf issue (hope so anyway!) as i was consciously heel striking and trying not too push off too hard.
Nice to see Bufo, OS and Luke.
CW - mighty fine mixed pace run that, the half is looking good!
right, i have an afternoon at the pub with a mate planned to watch the rugby should be a good one.
top work that TR and heaps of miles you are streets ahead of me in Feb as well as Jan!! Steve6 that is a fine marathon pace session on tired legs.
SL very impressive as usual. bainsp you don't sound in too bad nick! CW v big miles should all pay off come VLM time, and be interesting to see how the half goes.
Good luck those racing this weekend, esp the Bath lot hope the wind isn't as bad as it was forecast, sometimes you get a bit of a window in the mornings here's hoping.
i've had another potential setback. raced a 5km yesterday (on tired legs, but no sign of injury at the time) and think i had finally paced one sensibly as was on pb pace with 1km to go and aerobically had some left in tank so wanted to speed up for final km. but as i sped up, my right calf twinged so had to ease off (plus had 2 miles to jog back to work). finished in 17:23 (7 secs outside pb but its a soft pb as never focus on a 5km) but with a sore calf that is worse today. will head off for a slow long run tomorrow but prepared to bin it if think i am doing damage. grrrrr was supposed to start some proper marathon training this week! got my new teeth yesterday and the lad is getting better now so thats all good anyway, and the kiwis squeaked past the ozzies in the cricket happy days!
thats one sure way to fade isn't it, regardless of training/how many long runs/how long the long runs are etc. etc. if u try to go faster than capable of. we have all been there (haven't we??). nice to see TT, looks a nice plan, but they are made to be broken aye!
washing machine installed. happy days! time for a glass of vino and some footy!
Al_P thats my marathon plan! medium MP long run weds and a long run rest steady or easy. every now and then if feeling fresh something short and faster. Just that i haven't started it yet so will be missing a couple of weeks!!! Next week...
Wardi - sounds very promising nice one. Likewise bains!
SL, yup that is cranking out some miles!
Hey Al_P - dont go putting me on the bench!! Been hit with smashed teeth, and the flu, and child has chicken pox, but I am not on the bench! Still doing a bit, just not as much as i would have hoped at this stage. but agreed healing vibes to Tmoth/KD/Speedy and anyone else on the bench or suffering the niggles.
Looks like most other folks are still going well though (TR/Padams/PP/Jools/Ryan/ES/CW etc..). A couple of 60 minute runs so far this week for me is all I have to report. No sessions, in fact nothign of note since long run week and a half ago now. I need to get started, hopefully with a decent l0ong run this weekend.
Our lad is still bit crook, been quite a rough last week or two when all said and done with one thing and another. The illness has scared off the in-laws who are in a B&B now for the first week so silver lining and all that Think beginning to see the light at end of the tunnel now though so hopefully can get back into a decent routine and some proper training for London now, as long as pesky work doesn't go and get in the way! with that i better get back to some actually...
oh even have new washing machine being delivered this avo - so surely once i get that installed things will be on the up!!!