Bad news Selbs, hope it’s ok for tomorrow, fingers crossed.
Decent length bike ride TR
Nice tempoing Lev, take it easy on the foot.
Excellent parkrun pace a week after the Mara Dr Dave. Nowt wrong with your powers of recovery.
Banksy - I'm a bit of an Adidas tart, got some Adios Boost for racing, some Supernova Boost for plodding and some oldish Adios Ace as a midway kind of lightweight cushioned trainer. Probably similar to the Boston Boost or a Saucony Kinvara. Use the Aces for longer ‘performance runs’ tempos etc, Adios for faster stuff and Supernova for plodding.
Toro, I think the logic for working your shorter speed is sound, and will pay off when you move into Marathon training again. Just be careful with those sessions, they are brutal!
XC league fixture today, on the Cliffs at Filey over looking the North Sea, it was a bit windy! I came 8th, pretty happy with that, I was mixing with some decent runners. I set off quite quickly and was in 7th place early on, then at the end of the 2nd lap (of 3 laps) two runners came past me. I managed to take one of those places back towards the end of the race. The other chap who overtook me has much faster road times than me, so no shame in losing out there, pleased to make him work for it really. The course was just over 10k according to the Garmin, 10 miles for the day with the warm up and cool down. Knackered now.
63.8Kg is just north of 10 stone in old money, if my calculations are correct. Skinny, but not ridiculous. I am 5;10” and a bit and I weigh about 160 lb, hardly a bloater but a bruiser on here!
Lev – bad luck, the plan sounds good, do the key sessions and as has been suggested cross train; maybe do some of that water running with the flotation belt, boring I imagine, but will help keep you ticking over.
Just as well they werent combined into a 105 year old hermaphrodite.
I have no idea how you would work out the age grading in that situation.......
Sounds like progress TR
Thats a hell of a comeback session PP
Sounds like a good pot hunting opportunity CW
Dachs - a good location for the getaway as you say and the start and finish of the race, however, once you have sampled the delights of Kirkstall Road you won't want to leave…….also the German/Christmas Market starts on the Saturday and its pretty close to the finish. There is usually a pretty decent Bierkeller and last year there was a really good Bavarian Style pop up restaurant. I’ll certainly be heading there after the race.
Speaking of which, 4 x 1m with about 90 seconds recovery tonight, came out as: 5:28, 5:26, 5:25 & 5:20. It was a bit of a miserable wet night tonight but the pace felt pretty comfortable, will see how 5 x 1m feels next week.
Looks like a nice spot for a bike ride Wardi, but I don't understand why he had to wear his backpack. Surely one of the film crew would carry his sandwiches for him?