SteWood78 - I've never tried that approach but from reports it's seems to work for some. Although I prefer going the other way including runs close to marathon distance in training. I believe that as long as you are running PB's and staying injury free then you are doing something right.
I ran a pre breakfast 20 miles this morning in 2:32 including 4 with effort near the end. I ran the faster miles on grass in 6:48, 6:41, 6:46 and 6:22 and now I fly off to Spain for some serious liver abuse!
Speedy – Congrats on your Summer League victory. Great 18 miler and weekly mileage
G-Dawg – You might run faster on a different Parkrun course but your hilly, tight cornered one is a better training session. Think of the accelerations after the corners as sprint reps.
Lorenzo – Nice 40 minute 10k
Joolska – You should always type your replies in Word then copy and paste so it won’t get lost. Good 18 miler.
MsE – I hope your injury improves
Solid runs also by Gul, GM, OO, PMJ and Fishy.
The marathon I was supposed to run on Saturday was cancelled but this meant I was able to run hard at the half marathon on Wednesday. I finished in 1:22:15 which is 90 seconds slower than my PB. However I’m still pleased as it was only 10 days after a 4 hour+ mountain marathon so I wasn’t fully recovered.
I head off on holidays tomorrow and have booked a 10k race that is running in the town I’m staying in. It will be my first race outside UK or Ireland and should be fun. There were over 3000 people in the race last year with 6 going under 30 minutes so it’s very competitive. It will be interesting to see how I perform after the 4 days of heavy drinking and eating I have planned. The race doesn’t start to 9 pm so I’m going to have to stay off the drink for a day! Or maybe I’ll try racing drunk.
PMJ - Good 5k+ racing. If the pace was faster then you should be happy.
Lorenzo - Enjoy the good weather running
KR, Bike It - Good hill repping and sprinting
Gul - Nice weekly mileage including the 15 miler
MsE - Any pace for a 12 hilly trail miles is good, especially after a good 9 miler.
Tony - I hope your 13 miler and MP running goes well tomorrow. Never an easy run at this stage of a schedule
Good luck Blisters, GDawg and any other racers.
I'm happy to report my hip flexor niggle has eased off a bit and on the mend. Once again I managed to run through the injury without having to take any unplanned days off.
I ran my local Parkrun today and was surprised to break 19 minutes and finish 1st. I wasn't pushing it 100% after the mountain marathon last weekend and I've had the worst DOMS I can remember in my calves all week. The quads weren't too bad but the calves only started feeling normal yesterday.
I only just realises yesterday that I have a half marathon race on Wednesday night that I'd totally forgotten I'd signed up for months ago. I then have a marathon on Saturday so it should be interesting on how I'm able to performed.
I've finally joined my first ever running club. I'm now a member of the 100 Marathon Club Ireland which (believe it or not )is a club for runners specifically targeting running 100 marathons. They organise their own official marathon events to help you reach your 100 marathon goal. Next Saturdays is one of these events in Drogheda so I'm looking forward to meeting lots more mad marathoners like myself.
Sorry I've only had a quick drunk'n read back of the last page. Excellent report Poacher and I'm one of the 0.1% who got it right away! Well done Sir.
I finished the Mourne Way Marathon today in 4:06:53 for 15th place out of 142. About half of the race wasn't running at all but a hike in the muddy mountains. It was a great experience but I've learnt today that mountain running really isn't my thing.