Jools, a decent week there, and heading in the right direction.
RB - It feels wrong to be suspicious of amazing athletic performances, especially given what we've seen this week. That said, Ayana's time was so fast and yet she looked utterly relaxed which does not look right.
This was a recovery week for me so a mere 58M including a 6x800m session on Tuesday. That's recovery P&D style! The session was shocking being honest, I think I only got under 3 mins for one of the reps. I had to go out early doors to fit it in and I can never seem to get the legs moving quickly at that time of day. The rest of the week was fine though. Of course all the little niggles came out as they always seem to do in recovery weeks.
LMH - great to see you still leaving everyone in your dust! Congratulations on another win.
I ran the Lacock Half Marathon as an MP test yesterday. I have to say I'm very pleased. I finished in 1:23:32, although the Garmin showed the course as being about a quarter of a mile short so probably more like a 1:25 half. 6:29 average pace is what was on the watch. Good enough for a V40 gong as well! Looking back I'd say that was slightly higher than marathon effort but with 9 more weeks of training to come, who knows...!
Nice to hear from you Toro, hope you are successful getting into Tokyo.
Still churning out the P&D sessions here. Quite pleased with last Sunday's 20, but had a shocker of a 15 MLR on Wednesday. I had to go out early (6AM) and I never really loosened up so struggled through the whole run. Then on today's 13 I felt like nothing could stop me and was churning out sub 7min miles at the end. Riding the rollercoaster as usual!
LS21, I can relate to your achilles issues, I had the same back in 2013. I had surgery in the end. It still bothers me sometimes after long runs but doesn't stop me training. Keep doing the heel drops!