Great stats, Gul. Some amazing weekly totals in there. I peaked at 48 miles for Berlin but there were some 7 day periods where I was 58 due to moving LSR sessions around.
Cheeky commute there, Lorenzo, shouldn't you be in mini-taper for the 'Definitely Not a Thread Smackdown' at Beachy Head on Saturday?
I would say you should definitely go for Berlin, SEdan. I loved it this year. As I mentioned, the only downside is that they use water cups rather than bottles. On a hot day that was not ideal.
Nipped out for a 5 miler after work last night. I don't know why but I weighed myself before I went out and didn't like what I saw. Cue 5 miles at 6.51 pace in the dark. Shouldn't have worried, all back to (new) normal this morning.
Just an easy 4 miler planned for tomorrow in prep for the DNaTS at Beachy Head on Saturday. I've been studying the course, looks grim!
Nice 5k Gul. Once I get Beacht Head out of the way next week I'm going to bag my first sub-20 5k.
Good HM tome, Abbers. Enjoy the club dance tonight. My mate has a nice cricket gig coming up, he's been asked to manage the MCC touring side to Namibia in November, lucky sod!
I accidentally ran 16 miles this morning. Got the start wrong and ended up adding an extra mile to my 15 miler. Picked a route that had more inclines in the final miles to prepare for the definitely not a thread smackdown with Lorenzo at Beachy Head next week.
First couple of miles were a bit huffy and puffy due to the huge Chinese meal I had last night, felt really fat but soon settled down and ran on feel. Average pace was 7.30 and even managed a 1 minute negative split despite the lumpy bits in the second half. Took a bottle of water and only had half of it and no need for a gel, didn't take one with me anyway.
Feels good to be maintaining fitness post-Berlin. I just need to get my head around being out for 4 hours next Saturday. Still, I'll have the incentive of Lorenzo waiting for me at the finish with a cup of tea!
Welcome back VTr. Sounds like you've had some adventures, glad you're better.
Berlin went well for me, scored a PB of 3.09. Would have been quicker if they had water bottles but cups were given out so had to walk the water stations to stay hydrated on what was a hot day. Every 5k split was 22.xx and my positive split was only 3 seconds, Very happy to run consistently although did run the final half mile at 6.07 pace to ensure I ducked under 3.10
Tested new off-road shoes on Sunday, Lorenzo. Salomon Speedcross 4. Intend to use them at BH. They seem tight in the toebox compared to road shoes. Did 5 miles in them with no soreness after. Just need to get used to the different feel I guess.
Just fun for me and my mate too. Will be happy with just under 4 hours. Second target would be around 3.55 as that got a top 100 last year. Having read some reviews, I'm looking forward to stuffing my face at the feed stations!
Will see what the weather is like and let you know what top I'll wear so you can join/avoid us!