Impressive stats Stuart! If 6:24 min/mile is 19 bts/min below your 'marafun' pace i can only assume that MP is something ridiculous. Congrats on the win!
Charlie, the cadence chat is giving me a headache but well done on the speed session. I was planning to start trying some of this overdressed heat training malarkey. Is there any info on it online? Is it just a case of putting on as many layers as you can muster and getting out the door? Is there a recommended number of runs per week or is it just the more the merrier? I've probably chosen the wrong time of year to try it as it's getting rather chilly out there and could probably do with extra layers anyway!
LMH - 3 long runs on the trot is some going, well done!
Ryan - Good luck with the 3,000m and the taper.
Dan - I haven't really done any track work this year as most of my running has been to/from work but what you're doing sounds good. There was a session I kept meaning to do on my last marathon build up that PhilPub recommended. It was alternating reps at MP & threshold pace. i.e. 1 mile at MP, 1/2 mile at threshold and repeat up to 10 miles if i remember correctly. I never did do it though. I chickened out if I'm totally honest..
Quietly consistent training Wardi, good effort!
I tried out one of Race Jase/Marigold's marathon sessions on Wednesday. 24/18/12/6/3 mins with 3 mins recovery between each. Ouch!! Pleased with how it went though with paces around 5:46/5:44/5:43/5:38/5:22 respectively. Legs have been in bits since (8 min/mile plod to work this morning). Was hoping to do my long run tomorrow morning but not sure if the legs will have recovered in time. Really would prefer to get it done though as heading to a small island off the west coast on Saturday afternoon for the rest of the weekend and the weather is looking to be wild. The prospect of doing 2 laps of the island in 30+mph winds and torrential rain doesn't sound too appealing!
8 consecutive sub 2:40's at London is a mighty fine achievement Cheerful Dave! Definitely one to tell the grandkids!
Sounds like the time and cost investment was worthwhile TippTopp, now back to training!
Taper time already Jools and ES. Seeing that just filled me with dread at how quickly time is passing but also with a little jealousy that your hard training is over. Enjoy the madness!
Apologies I've been AWOL, I'm still plodding away though. Had a couple of disappointing weeks with illness but not particularly worried as the rest of the programme has went really well so far. Big week this week, half marathon next week, another big week then taper time for me too!
Nice training marathon win Charlie, hopefully a good confidence booster for you.
Solid parkrunning Padams and Dachs.
Nice consistent solid training Jools.
Good luck at Jersey Ryan, I thought you had signed up to do Frankfurt?
Good luck to those racing this weekend - Wardi and LMH?
I seem to have hit a bit of a funk at the moment. I ended up floored with the office bug last week and had to take a few days off training. Felt better on Friday so tried an easy run - Went fine. So tried a slightly longer run of 12 miles Saturday - struggled a bit on the hills but otherwise fine. Decided it was safe to do my longer run Sunday - big mistake. The first few miles were pleasant but by about 10 miles I was starting to struggle. The second half of the run I had a berry flavoured beechams flu drink repeating on me every few hundred yards until 19 miles where i had to stop as i thought i was going to be sick. Composed myself and managed to carry on for another mile until I had to stop again and projectile vomit over some poor sods driveway. Hobbled home the final mile feeling broken. The bug has definitely passed now but this week has been, as Charlie calls it, a case of the plods. Can't get going at all, haven't managed to break 7 min/miles in a single mile (even when trying). I'm signed up for a 10k on Sunday but unless there is a miraculous recovery over the next few days I'm going to have to give it a miss and concentrate on getting back to full marathon training.
Well done on the mile race PB Joolska, even if it was guaranteed!
SL - Straight in with a 100 mile week, nicely done!
Nice intervals ES!
Good luck with the big training week CW!
Nice back-to-back double Wardi!
I've got the lurgy... Felt the symptoms arriving on Saturday but just ignored them hoping it was taper madness. It wasn't and it's not fully in my system. I managed to make it through yesterday to get my 100 day continuous running streak but just like that it looks like it's going to end as can't even consider getting out for a run today..
Scott - Well done on the 3,000m, great time and nice splits!
Reg - Good luck for the 100 mile ride! Enjoy the holidays.
Millsy - What's the forecast for Crete? If it's manageable temperatures you could still get out just to tick over. Good to hear the legs are getting over the ultra.
Runspoonrun - Great MP long run, must be a nice confidence booster! Well done on the LT run too.
muddy - A seasons best 10k, on a trail route with no taper, very impressive! Great effort!
Macca - Well done on the progressive long run and good luck for the 12hr race!
Mennania - Well done on the 10k and the big training month, sounds like everything is progressing nicely!
Joe Blogs - Well done for managing to PB considering the conditions and your less than suitable preparation. Hope you enjoyed the break too.
15West - Looks like you're getting in some decent mileage, even if you're not enjoying it too much at the moment.
Tricia - Well done on Sunday, sounds like you had a much tougher time than me with all the charity walkers to contend with. Apart from that I thought it was a good and well organised race. It works well as a training run, not sure i'd like to try proper racing on that course though, too stop-start!
I've got the lurgy... Felt the symptoms arrive on Saturday but just ignored them hoping it was taper madness but it's well and truly established now. Yesterday marked 100 days of continuous running but just as quickly as i hit that landmark it looks like it's about to end as I just can't even consider getting out today..