Shildon- yippee first place, I only dream of running at the front of a race
Redwood- go on you know you want to sign up for a spring marathon, that's all we will be talking about soon!
Col- your Dublin training sounds very speedy. How many 20mile plus runs did you do?
Simon/ Free and anyone else who has a treadmill, what type of treadmill have you got? I'm hoping to get one for the winter months, what do you think I need to look out for?
04S- did you take a rest day?
Carrot/ Col- hope who enjoyed your 1k reps. DD/Spoons- hill reps sound
KFC/AA/LJ/ Ant- nice sessions from all of you.
I think I like long runs yippeeee. I went out this morning and did just under 16miles avg 8:34 and I felt really good, hopefully it was the positive talk that I gave myself yesterday. I have been sorting out my mp again! I'm hopefully going to follow the 18/55 plan but change the long runs with a mixture from the 18/55-70 and 18/85.
KFC- that's what running should be all about Instead of us obsessing about what pace were doing, too less/ many miles, road or off road, speed work or long run, that reminds me must sort out tomorrow's run To keep on track........
Freemers- I'm taking your lead on focusing on long runs at the moment, well MLR's! I find it easier to complete a speed session as I know it will be over within an hour and a bit where as I still find it hard in my mind not legs to run for 2.5hrs plus! However once I start a marathon programme because the plan says run a 20mile run my mind can comprehended this.
Chick- is your back any better after your latest injections? Enjoy Poland.
Carrot- well done on your club handicap.
Ant- don't be so hard on yourself, I'm sure the jet lag and 20 miler affected your performance.
Iccle J- how is your November project going? Are you doing it by yourself or with others?
Col- well done in Dublin 10 mile quality runs seem the way to go( off to amend my plan AGAIN!)
welcome back Pink Lady and Barry.
Minni- hope your groin/hip pain gets sorted ASAP, who said running was good for us???;-)
KFC- hope you enjoyed your long run today.
2old- A week off??? I bet you will still cross train somehow
Shildon- hope you had fun at the parkrun today. Good luck and hope you get the London place.
O4S- good luck at the x country race tomorrow.
This week I have ran 2 long runs, 12 miles off road and 15 mile road run plus a 6 mile naked run avg 8:44mm, plus 2x 3hr walking up the hills and I don't feel guilty about now fitting in a speed session
Minni- nice 18m run, when you run in the hills do you run by miles or time on feet?
Shildon- very fast park run, what is your PB?
2old- you put me to shame on your weekly mileage.
Daren- that must be so frustrating, do you take on gels/ energy drinks prior to a race that you don't do on a training run?
Chick-nice long run, that will be a medium run in distance when marathon training starts! ( anything over 10miles scares me)
KFC- another great park run time.
DD- I'm taking it that you love the English weather;-)
X country yesterday was good. I was First Lady home for our club, only because 2 faster ladies didn't turn up! The ground was quite soggy in parts, very windy and 2 lap undulating course with a stream crossing. I was aware that other club mates were behind me but was hoping if I'm tired then hopefully they are. On the last 600meters I started to do strides for about 8 secs ease off then stride again, I overtook a few doing this. my time was 29:13 for 4 miles, 42nd, 9th v40.