PP, this avatar pic was from NYC Marathon, and after two marathon campaigns in 2015 I was definitely at my lightest. Sadly the winter injury lay off has led to putting on about half a stone since then. Gotta shift that before Chicago!
9M with 4M tempo today. Strange old one. The tempo mile reps went 6:36, 6:36, 6:27, 6:13. I just felt myself getting stronger as the run went on. Something certainly seemed to click in that last mile, the stride seemed to lengthen and everything just flowed. All good signs I suppose!
PP, what 0.3s below goal range, is the metronome broken?
Dan, well toughed out at Richmond Park, I hope you're feeling better soon.
Great running from Padams as usual.
Tom13's debut 10K was outrageously fast!
Bains, great to see you getting back into form.
Very belated happy birthday to TR.
Wading late into the shoe discussion LMH, I wore two pairs of Kayano 21s last year, for around 650 miles each. Then I got my third pair recently and didn't get on with them at all. I think that like you my running style has changed. I'm noticeably more midfoot on landing now. I changed to a pair of Adidas Ultra Boost ST - same as the normal Ultra Boosts but with some medial posting for support. I find them really comfortable. Lower heel-to-toe drop than the Kayanos (8mm v 10mm) and also a softer heel counter which helps me (history of achilles problems). I am not convinced they are going to last for 650 miles though, the outsole is wearing down already.
Continuing the steady build up here. Last 4 weeks have been 37M, 40M, 42M, 45M with longest run building up from 11M to 15M in those weeks. I think I'm getting there. The next two weeks are crucial to determining if I feel ready to start P&D for Chicago in early June.
CW, that is an outstanding performance in the heat. Well done.
I did my first 13M run of the year yesterday. To say it was a struggle in the heat would be an understatement. I reckon it was between 25C and 27C here. I knew I was in trouble when I stopped sweating about 3 miles in, a sure sign of dehydration. In the end I was just glad to get round in about 7:45 per mile average. Like SL, the alcohol the night before may not have helped the performance!