nice training CW and Joolska, and some fast targets there AlanB.
Wardi - plenty of time to recover from some sniffles! our lad was pretty sick with some sort of virus a few weeks back, and my wife and I both seem to have picked up a subsequent cough which is annoying, but not stopping me training as yet.
another solid week for me, with perhaps a tad too much quality actually pacey 10 mile treadmill run, probably faster than marathon effort, and 1 reps session alternating 1km fast and 1km jog, plus another 9 mile treadmill effort at around marathon effort this week. rest easier jogging, but probably should have had more easier. Still not broken, will rest tomorrow and another long run Sunday.
Jimbob - thanks for the offer. let me know which way round you plan to run - clockwise or tother... I doubt I will make it though as usually go when the little lad has a nap in the middle of the day, or complete crack of dawn, but u never know, will see if I can. the little lad is starting to drop his naps though so that will soon change anyway. it's my wifes bday Sat so out for drinks and dinner Sat night, so pretty sure I wont be doing the crack of dawn option.
I'm looking to round out week 6, and then week 7 of consistent training which is a good block for me, and can feel the fitness returning. However it could all then go to custard when I go snowboarding for a week, so an inevitable cut back week... and my knee normally swells up and is a bit knackered for a week or two after that, so I need a lot of front loading for this marathon campaign. the weeks chalet food and beer isn't going to help the weight loss either!
TT - at least sounds like the nose isn't causing you too many issues. That reminds me of my worst running incident... I smashed my teeth in really badly this time last year about 18 miles into a long run (on valentines day actually) dodging pedestrians round regents park resulting in an evening at the emergency dentist, a root canal, and a much lighter wallet.
Sorry to hear of the rough week Bains, hopefully you are over it now.
Top week there Wardi, 2 or 3 more big ones for you then taper time! Hope that wind settles down after this latest storm passes through.
DanA sounds like you are still going well, likewise TJB!
Joolska well done on the weather beaten run.
I got out for a planned 21 miler on Saturday in the wind (not so bad in central London though I guess) around Hampstead Heath and a few laps of regents park. Ran it a bit too swiftly in the middle (around 10 miles at sub 3 pace) so died a bit towards the end so only managed 19.5 in 2 hours 20. Bit punchy for me I think. Brought up 70 miles for the week and 85 miles in consecutive 7 days, so took a rest day yesterday.
Disappointing to hop on the scales for the weekly weigh in after my biggest week to see I had gone up nearly half a kilo from previous Monday morning! Guess too many beers watching the rugger on the weekend....
Hey Jimbob, still clocking up plenty of airmiles, and marathons then! nice work.
Wardi, nice long run and well done for not stopping at the café! I looked that guy up and that's impressive, although he has a way to go if he wants the actual world record check out this guy!! crazy.... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ricardo_Abad
"Ricardo run all this marathons in a row although he works in a factory 8 hours per day in shifts: week during the mornings, another during the evening and another during the night. When he worked in the morning or at night, he'd run in the afternoon. When he worked at the evening, he runs during the morning. Because of this, sometimes he run two marathons in less than 12 hours"
Wardi I am a little bit jealous that your taper isn't that far away!
TT - sounds like some big plans ahead then, that should keep the mojo going! I still cant get my head round those ultra long events or runs... I still struggle enough mentally with the 20-21 milers! hope the alignment has you all straightened out so to speak!
After a cut back last week, picking up the miles this week with not so much quality, but that's probably sort of sensible I guess. should get up to around 70 for the week which is really high for me. still 5kg over race weight though! I guess I need to start being more disciplined on my beer consumption to start shifting it...
TT my 5km time really isn't that good even if only 20 secs of course best. I have never run a proper fast 5km to the level of when I am fittest so the comparison is a fairly soft marker anyway.
TR, that's still reasonable miles esp with still 12 weeks to go.
Dachs - that's great long reps.
CW, another tick in the plenty of endurance box for you.
Wardi - snap - around 15 miles for me too yesterday.
RS - eye watering stuff, am sure you'll get more just rewards in Seville.
Joolska, also a cut back week for me, not wanting to take too many risks now I am back at it.
that looks a big weekend bains!
solid LR there CC2.
says something about the mileage of folks round here when a 48 mile week is a quiet week CJeff.
CD, ticking off those long runs nicely, like CW not so sure about your sandbagging there for VLM!!
as mentioned just the 15ish for me in a cut back week of around 50 miles after a couple of 60 pluses. Checked my spreadsheet, and at 220 miles for the month, it's my highest mileage month since 2014. As it was more like a medium long run, I ran it like I normally do those, doing plenty of marathon pace effort miles (which often end up feeling harder) and ended up including a half marathon in 1:26. That's pretty spot on to where I am I think at the moment in the 2:52-55 marathon range. I'll take that 12 weeks out.
sounds like barring injury you will be in at least that sort of shape DanA.
Surely you just weight yourself with the rucksack, and then without it CW rather than using a rucksack weighing device!!
a nothing special 17:37 in 5km at hyde park at lunch time. probably fairly reflects where I am and the extra 5kg ballast though. Always just pretty happy to get through a short race (or any race actually) without feeling injured though so that's another tick!