Three local runners did Berlin today and all ran a negative split, shows Berlin has a fast finish perhaps. The quickest of the 3 was a v65 and managed to break 3hrs which is very impressive.
3 hour long run for me today with the first 2hrs 10mins run easy at about 8.15 pace then a fast MP 10k averaging 6.37 followed by a 10 min warm down to give me 23 miles.
Mara pace was a bit of a shock to the system after the long plod but once I'd settled in it felt fairly comfortable(ish).
Gives me 87 miles for the week and now is the start of the taper. I feel ready.
Birch I've managed to get a fair few doubles done in this campaign, mostly 5+5 on recovery days but have also managed a few to back up the medium long run. Hope it pays off with some extra endurance.
The Wednesday 15 feels pretty comfortable now.
Doesn't sound great Slokey, trust the wife to grass on you. How about swimming the channel since you're pretty decent at floating.
Lorenzo- I've hardly been on my bike at all this year as I've really concentrated on the running.
I will get out on it more next year and try a bit of swimming as I think I'll be joining Minni on an Ironman quest. Just need to make a plan first on how to tackle the subject with my wife.
15+4 run today, nothing Pacy. 8 with strides in the morning, 6 recovery on Saturday. Then a 3 hour time on feet run planned for Sunday. 2hours 10min easy running at 8mm max then 10k at mp to replicate those last hard six in a marathon + a warm down.
Run recommended by Gobi, I reckon that will be a tough one.
MsE- Sensible decision on not running Abingdon, still a real shame though. Your achilles has troubled you for quite some time now, hope this is just a temporary set back.
Well done on the WAVA Jools.
I know PMJ has mentioned it, I managed to scrape into the 80% with my 10k earlier in the year. May still be possible with a parkrun and a HM but a marathon seems well out of reach.
OO a sub 60, 10 miles is a great target.
Pretty full on running week for me so far, Easy 5+5 on Monday, 8 yesterday, 12 including 6*1200 this morning which was a tough run at 6am.
15+4 planned for tomorrow, out the door at 5.30 so best go and get my pyjamas on.