2Old- nice pace on 12m, fitness definitely hasn't gone anywhere. For me MP only in the sense of a training pace, I will most definitely not be joining you in April! Haven't changed my mind about not doing another mara this year, there really is no point for me unless I can speed up.
Last night was a track session after work. Did 4x 200m, 5m @ 7.30is followed by another 4x 200m. It started hailing at one point. Jumped on the bus after that in my soaked clothes and by the time got home was frozen to death. Eeek...
8m this morning very easy into work and I could definitely feel yesterday's session in the legs. Quick gym planned after work and rest tomorrow.
Another mud fest scheduled for Saturday- Surrey Ladies League in Richmond Park.
Hi Chick- welcome back! sounds like you had a fab time.
Hi AA- yay she's back! I think doing a couple of tempos per week will more than make up for lack of intervals...
DD- how did the half go?
2Old- hope the hip is behaving and you're back running.
Barry- nice first 20 miler of the campaign yesterday!
My training is at last picking up. Mileage back to around 50 with a couple of quality sessions a week. Track tomorrow and Surrey ladies xc on Saturday. Looking forward to getting some speed back in the next few weeks.
2Old- nice pace on that LSR and good weekly mileage.
DD- yes, this easy running can be tough sometimes! I always end up running too fast when it's freezing just to stay warm.
Barry- hope you can do your washing again!
Surrey Ladies League xc on Saturday was a lot less muddy with the cold weather. I think I went off a lot faster than the previous week and in general pushed harder and as a result it hurt a lot more! All good fun. 7m this morning with some 100m sprints on the track thrown in mid way. Definitely speed inducing weather brrr...
I love getting my training done in the morning, winter or not but if it means you're not getting enough sleep and compromising your recovery, there's no point. So yes to going to bed earlier and yes to a lumie (or similar) alarm clock (with the light coming on gradually before it actually goes off). I got one for Christmas a couple of years ago and love it, it makes a big difference. Other than that you just need to suck it up and do it