OK, I will do that shades. Thanks. I'm off out for a 12 miler soon, which is my longest run since the marathon.
I've finished work now for a week We're going to York for a few days after seeing Muse in London. I haven't been to York before so I'm looking to it. I did find myself googling 'York running routes' and there are some nice ones! I'm going to throw my running stuff in my bag in case I do manage to get out for a trot
Shades - a quick one on my pace for the LSRs for this half marathon I'm attempting. Should I be doing between about 9 and 9.5min/mile for the LSRs for the Half (as opposed to the 10-10.5 I did for the marathon)?
My SiL is continually telling me how well her training is going I'm telling her mine is going extremely well too, even though it isn't! I seem to have lost some pace I went out yesterday and did 8 miles with 5 at half marathon pace (or quicker) and it was tough! There was a bit of a head wind for a lot of it, but I struggled and was totally shattered at the end.
Splits for the 5-mile effort was 7:57, 7:57, 7:44, 7:34, 7:36. Hopefully I'll get back some pace in the next few weeks.
Off to see Jack Dee tonight and then Muse (my favourite band!) on Sunday
Gym sessions are excellent for burning calories as are faster runs.
Isn't it the case that you more or less burn as many calories per mile walking as you do running? If so, if you were running (say) 5 miles quickly or running 5 miles slowly you'd burn more or less the same calories over that distance. That's my understanding anyway. Someone did explain this on another thread to me recently, but I can't find the thread now.
If you're time-bound then from a calorie perspective you'd burn more if you run quicker/further in that set amount of time but from a long term running goal perspective this may not be the best approach as there are lots of threads telling people to slow down on their training runs if they want to get faster in the long run.