CC2 - congratulations on the armful of trophies and don't sweat the sub-par speed session this early in the campaign. It's all grist to the mill.
Jools, nice back-to-back sessions there.
Padams, congratulations on the XC series title.
CW - top stuff at the BM and sounds like a great weekend all round.
Solid training from you RB. Sounds like we had pretty similar experiences with our long runs - see below.
83M posted for me last week. That culminated in yesterday's 20M which was supposed to have some MP in it but right from the off I knew that wasn't going to happen because my legs wouldn't play ball. I decided I'd be happy with a bit of progression in the 2nd half, similar to last week's 20 which was 76:11/69:30. However it became increasingly clear that even that wasn't going to happen. I struggled to get any kind of faster leg turnover in the 2nd half, and at around 18M the legs decided they'd had enough and I basically coasted home. 75:27/73:30. Slightly different route but a full 4 mins slower in the 2nd half. I guess the higher mileage is taking its toll, but hopefully in a good way. Thank goodness this week is a back-off week!
Wow, great XC performances from PP, Jools and CC2.
DrD, great parkrun and a top 20 miler as well.
Jooligan, top fell racing on the back of a big week.
I am feeling pretty good about my 20 miler today as well. I am already hitting paces not usually seen until just before the taper, and this is only week 4. Last 10 miles today at 6:55 per mile average and felt comfortable. That's 80M for the week too.