just work gym tread Wardi, i also find that easier to try the reps/intervals on but this prob as i hardly ever do them and just like to watch telly/catch up on news or sport at same time really. Cricket is tom for me, we let it slip today but v well played england esp the kiwi englishman!! nice work 11.2m! 19 weeks means u have 9 weeks to get strong/fit before proper marafun training i think!
i might need to try and find you pre start TT as that is probably my optimistic target and it wont be often i would get to run more than a mile or so with you in a race! Pretty sure though if i try and attach a tow rope to you i'll still end up over a minute down the road by the end especially given the pace of your mile at the end of that session!!!
I was going to do 6 x 1 mile reps yesterday but set off too fast (on treadmill) and only managed 3 so not sure i can actually run fast enough for sub 35 to really be on, but i'll run it as fast as i can on the day and see what happens!
i guess tonnes do this race and wit it being short it's important to try to get near the front at the start/so arrive early is that right?
Very v boozy day on the cards tomorrow as i'm off to watch NZ play England at Lords with some mates.
you're mad TickTock!!! 12 hours/50 miles round a 5 mile loop overnight!!!
good you are finally coming right TR. i've got the Bupa 10km/central london (so will jog there abotu 3 miles and back to make it my longest run post VLM) on Monday. first "proper" 10km race really, i've done regents park a few times but that is a little race/dodge other park goers etc. more like a parkrun. And then the following Sunday i have Olympic tri in Hyde park. that will be entertaining (for those watching me do the transitions!) I am also a bit busy now days at work, and my old man isn't doing too well back in NZ so i may have to flick over there at any point so things a little up in air over next month or two, but i'm trying to fit in some training still/just happy to not be injured and not have too many back/neck issues at the mo.
u thinking of a spring marathon again already TT?!
JAP - v nice work in Boston congrats.
good luck with the come back bains and taek it easy Steve6.
DanA - i can't fathom that amount (or in particular time) of running!!! well done for toughing it out.
not too much to report here, doing a little, but not a lot. had another swim on weekend, managed 1.8km but with lots of stops. not sure how swimming 1.5km in a race with loads of others without stopping in open water is going to go but it won't eb fast! i shoudl really ride my bike for longer than 1 hour too at some point, but not sure when that will happen with various life things getting in the way at the mo.
on plus side i fitted in my fastest ever treadmill 60 minute session today getting just over 10 miles done. Tough session but OK. Not sure how that relates to real running but it was a good hard workout. Running less often (like 25-30 miles a week!) means i feel like i can hit those sessions hard at the moment when i find the time.
and also thought CW - at least all this looking for 1%, 3%, 5% improvmenet mean that you haven't given up on your sub 240 days which you alluded to i think post VLM on the day at least.
missed TR's bday hope it was good!
enjoy the brooklyn lagers JAP!
lovely day out, just 2 miles to pick up bike post service, bike home, and 2 miles back to work so an easy day. Still got plenty of niggles, not sure if post marathon or just my usual problems but a curry tonight and a few bevvies watching the footy should stop me worrying about them!
DanA, with your current fitness i'd say the sub3 would be doable in race conditions with no specific training or taper. CW would do it just in training on his own!