Hi Gang! Work, work and more work makes G-Dawg a dull boy!
Sorry for the lack of attention but work has been bonkers.
The great thing about missing out on the thread is that catching up is so easy just by reading one of Gul’s superb summaries. Thanks you, Sir!
Sounds like things are chugging along nicely, I will have a proper read back though later.
I had all of last week off running apart from Saturday when I did 14 easy trail miles with the lads. I’m loving the trail runs, no time pressures and a great laugh listening to the filthy jokes from my chums!
Back to it this week with 2 x track sessions and a 10 miler tomorrow.
I ran to the track both times which adds 6 miles to my nightly totals, so I end up doing around 11 miles each night.
Tuesday was intervals of 260,240,220,200,180,160,140,120,100, jogging around the track between each hard effort.
Yesterday was similar but longer with 1200,100,800,600,400, then 3 x 200. The rests were just a 200m jog/walk.
Strava told me I got a new half mile PB of 2.44 but my legs are mashed today. Cracking sessions though. Boston training spreadsheet is ready and kicks off in 10 days. Better get some good drinking in before then!
Nice going Gul. Good idea to do an out and back when the GPS carked it.
Yep, some sub-zero action heading our way next week, Brrr.
It was cold enough this morning. just a long sleeved base layer, t-shirt, shorts and gloves for me. Was OK once I got going but fingers were frozen for the first part of the run.
Despite two tough track sessions this week I felt surprisingly strong. 17 miles dispatched without mercy at 7.37 pace.
I found two decent hills that are very similar in profile and distance to Heartbreak Hill at 20 miles in Boston. These hills are at the back-end of my route, so ideal for specific race challenge prep. KNOW YOUR ENEMY!!
Campaign starts in 3 weeks, so just ticking over for now. The base is good and I'm looking forward to where my next marathon adventure takes me.
A casual early 15 for Gul too.I don't know how you do it!?!
Work is mad for me at the mo but I have managed to get some evening miles in, thanks to the running club nights. Ran 3 miles there on Tuesday for the sprint session which comprised 200 x 4, 175 x 4 then 150, 125, 100 all x 4. I jogged around the track in-between efforts and totaled miles, then 3 miles at 7.10 pace home for 11 miles on the night.
Track again tonight but drove there. 1 mile w/up with strides which came out at 6.48 then the session which was 4 x 1 mile at 5.55 if I could hold it, 2 min recoveries. Splits were 5.47, 5.50, 5.52 and 5.56. A bit of a fade but a pleasing session outside of campaign.
Going to attempt a long-ish run at the weekend to keep some endurance focus going, maybe a 17 miler, we'll see.
Just back from 11 off-road miles with a group from the club. Dead easy, nice and slow (8.45 pace) but just like last week, great fun and a laugh-a-minute. With half a mile to go there's a small river with a bridge or ford choice, so of course I plunged into the ice cold water first thinking it would be shin deep but the tops of my thighs tell another story!
Brilliant fun and the hot coffee after counters the freezing wet legs nicely.