Back to running…..thanks for the well done comments, been a bit busy the last two days so just catching up on the thread now.
TT – good blog, I shall follow with interest. That is, as long as you promise not to put up fat pictures on the blog……….
Question to the thread, what running blogs do you all read? Quite a few of my favourite blogs have gone quiet of late, anyone got any suggestions?
Al P a course best on tired legs is very well done. Sounds like you are building the miles nicely. The plan you posted up looks good as well.
DrD – well done on the county call up, take it if you can I say.
P&Ders - Pace is coming back nicely ON7, Tmoth still a useful session, ES good run but I agree with others get outside and do it next time.
Great pace on the 12 mile tempo Dachs, shame on the XC, but shows how far you have come if that’s a disappointment.
I love your posts CW, I need to go back and read again a few times to understand them as I am a dullard, but keep em coming I say! Excellent mileage as well, though I imagine you look a bit of tit with the Bluetooth headset.
11m yesterday in the shape of 4.4m mudfest @ 9m/m and 6.5m @ 8m/m on the road. 5m in the snow at lunchtime today, it all fell this morning, so it was lovely fresh crisp stuff. Very agreeable, it’ll be slush before long.
Nice work on the long runs JimBob, CC82, Selbs, CW (mad!!), TickTock.
Wardi - shame you didn't have a good day, well salvaged by turning it into a MP run. Hope you are enjoying your curry.
Dr Dave - fantastic running fella, I certainly don't think sub 32 is a ridiculous target for this year, got to aim high!
Thanks CL, it was a quick day really, just slippy in a few places. No wind to speak of, so I don't think there is a massive amount to come off that time. Maybe 17 seconds Well done on getting the 24 done.
Thanks Alehouse - Dewsbury 10k in two weeks, then it’s 12 weeks to VLM, so on with Marathon training proper. Planning on running the Thirsk 10 as a training with a number on exercise and then the Liverpool Half at the end of March as a form indicator in the lead up to London.
Great running Toro and a good report (I should apply some of your brevity to my reports!). It looks to me like you paced it very well from the splits, possibly a bit more to come on a pan flat course.
Looking back with hindsight I am very pleased with the result, a big PB, a battling performance in some adversity and my first race since November and my first half since 2012.
Things to work on, endurance (I knew that) and hamstring strength. My hammie went in the Marathon last year, it’s certainly the first muscle to complain on longer runs. Hills and long runs will all help no doubt, maybe a bit of gym work on the glutes and hamstrings might be a good idea.
Splits here for those that like that kind of thing, you can see where the hammie started to go and hopefully a mini rally in the last mile and a bit.