Shades - fab race report, it sounds a really challenging course (I mean apart from the fact that its 50 miles!) The psychology of it all is so important.
KK - well done on a sub 2hr half! LOL at your brother beating you though - I would be exactly the same if I was running with my sisters. You never lose that competativeness with your sibling (or in my case, anyone else).
VR - great 5k time, even if you weren't on top form. x
Big_G and Emmy and anyone else who's racing this weekend - good luck. Hope the weather stays kind
SK - when is the cabbage patch 10 - is it this weekend?
Molly - considering you weren't well, that's a great 10k time. Difficult to run when you can't breathe....
Crap couple of weeks for me. Work has been manic. I've had an ongoing back problem which I've had physio for but isn't helping. And I've been getting headaches post-running (think they are basically linked to exercise) so next week I have the joy of going to see both a rheumatologist/sport medicine consultant and a neurologist. Oh and the car is in the garage which is a logistical nightmare all round.
I haven't (yet) signed up for the half in November as I want to see what the consultant says next week. I did 10 miles (in the mud!) at the weekend and 2 more runs since. I'm planning 12 this weekend. Hopefully there is no reason why I can't run it. GP did say that I should stop running and I looked at her like I mean yes stopping running would stop the headaches but honestly, as if that were an option.
Anyone got trail shoes?? I'm thinking of investing in a pair after the weekend's run in the woods pretty much caned my trainers.
Yes, but they start so slowly, and then if you up the tempo, when you get to the interval bits its too fast. There doesn't seem to be a happy medium which is why I thought I would try and do my own. I guess what I need to know is how would I do it if I were running outside?
Can anyone advise on a sensible training regime for speed intervals on a treadmill?
I have been doing 10 mins warm up, 10 x 1 min @12kph 10 x 1 min @ 9.5kph and then 10 mins cool down. But I'm not sure the 1 min intervals are long enough (or possibly fast enough although I'm exhausted by this programme).
All the pre-programmed programs on the treadmill seem too fast or too slow. It has to be on a treadmill because I'm doing it at lunchtime at work and I can't do intervals outside as I work in a very touristy area which is just not conducive to running fast.
SK - I was exhausted by the end of MP. But I wasn't 100% that weekend and that bloody hill obviously kills me. I had some left yesterday I think, the last little bit was uphill so it was a bit of a struggle at the end.
Madbee - how are you feeling today?
Shades - I bet it feels good to be back out there!
Nice 8 miles through the woods this morning. Which brings me onto my next question - I haven't signed up to it yet but I am thinking of doing the Grand Union half in November. How long should my longest run be and how long before should I be doing it? I've never actually trained for a half - they've all been part of my marathon training. I may have left it too late, although I'm sure I can run it, just not as fast as I would like.