Is it normally this busy on the bench or have i just joined at a bad time??
DrDave - That's a hard week for someone jusy back from injury, impressive long run though!
PP - Impressive training as usual. I vaguely recall you talking about a hard training session that involved about 10 miles and rotated between MP and HMP. I told myself I would try that session close to the end of the programme if i was feeling brave enough. Could you remind me what it was? I'm thinking about trying it next week.
JH - Well done on the PB even when things weren't going well!
Lev - These cross training sessions must be as tough mentally as physically!
CW - I think i would need a couple weeks to recover from that session, never mind a couple days! Nice training.
Nice progression Joolska.
SL - 21 miles on a treadmill, that is commitment to the cause!!
SB - Well done on the half PB!
Too many on the bench to mention but good to see progress from bainspj, selbs (sounds like a great half!), KD and TippTopp. Wishing the others good luck for a speedy return.
12 miles of recovery running for me on Monday (5 + 7 double), then a real confidence boosting MLR yesterday after Sunday's disappointing run. Ran 15 miles, first 9 steady, then 5 around target MP, then 1 mile home. Pushed a bit more than was planning but was feeling good. Just wish i could bottle that feeling for race day. MP splits were; 6:02, 5:57, 6:08 (lapse in concentration), 5:59, 6:01.
6:18m/m average pace and 151 average heart rate so very happy!
As pointed out so many times, there's been some great racing/running over the weekend. Well done to those that PB'd! That's really sad to hear about the runner at Wilmslow, it really does put into perspective how obsessed I've gotten over the last couple of months about a 26.2 mile run.. We all need to remember that no matter how much we get lost obsessing about hitting targets we need to make sure and enjoy the day and celebrate how hard we've all been training!
Clydebank 5k for me at the weekend. Couldn't ease off the training for it as the marathon is the priority but still managed to PB on very tired legs. A 10 second PB of 16:34 so pretty happy with that. My long run on Sunday didn't quite go so well but trudged round 21 miles so it's in the bank.
Does anyone know where to get hold of the myprotein gels and isotonic drink to try it out before the race?
Just ordered my race shoes, will do a few runs to bed them in over the taper. Planning to do the 3 week taper but the first week won't be much of a drop, around 20% and a longest run of 16 miles.
Should we start a list of everyone's target time and current PB to make it easier to follow? I'll start;
AlanB: Current PB - 3:09:45, Target Time ~ 2:42:00 (ish)