Interesting idea on swapping the units on your garmin Banksy
Cheers TR, feeling fit despite mixed training of late. Hardly surprising to see you decide to run at VLM with your recent training. Maybe time to start adding some icing to you cake after your easy week at base camp? Chance your arm with a few miles at 6:15 pace, see how it feels......
Afternoon folks, been a bit absent from here for a couple of weeks, just a factor of being pretty busy really and not having much time. Not going to do a full recap, as that would be ridiculous + I have missed quite a few pages.
However I noticed a big breakthrough run from Toro at the weekend, great going fella, seems you have jumped on a level since the Abbey Dash.
ON7 – sorry to hear the knee trouble flared up again, I hope it’s not as bad as first feared, though I understand your desire to fix it once and for all. Good luck with it.
Healing vibes to KeithD and Speedy Goth
Wardi – nicely done at Snake Lane fella, did I read you have dropped out of Barcelona?
Selbs – good luck with your various ailments, including smashed teeth, you certainly have your fair share of training interruptions.
Noticed some very big training volume being logged, TR & Padams in particular logging more than I seem to remember in the past.
Lev – enjoyed reading about you trip to Kenya, Aly Dixon has recently blogged about her time in Kenya http://alydixon.com/ , not sure if you got to run with her or that group.
Training has been a mixed bag over the last two weeks, some real good stand out runs including a 20 miler with the middle 10 @ 6:14s and a 10 mile burn up on a tough hilly route in 63 mins, so almost target MP. The downside has been a bit of a virus hanging about that has made me miss some runs and has made others rubbish, including Sundays 20 mile death march and an attempted tempo when I couldn’t hold 6 min mile pace after two miles so I binned it. All a bit annoying as I am fit and not really properly ill, just not quite able to give it all and back up decent training runs with the required volume. I am heading to Budapest at the weekend for Mrs ThR’s birthday, no junior, which is nice but I won’t be able to disappear for big training runs, so I had planned this week as a cut back week, but I’ve already had that with missed runs last week. Slightly frustrating, but not a big problem as long as I can crack on again next week with a clean bill of health.
Been tinkering with the plan, going to try to fit in some BAC sessions, missed the 3 x 10 minute session last week, but have done plenty threshold work this year, so not worried about that. Looking forward to some of the really big sessions later on.
Blimey a bit of an avalanche of great race results and training runs since I last checked in!
Mighty impressed by the Wokingham results, sounds like conditions were good, so good to see you all taking advantage. So three PBs as far as I can see, Dachs with a stormer (was gonna ask about Marathon plans but you posted the answer already!) and DanA beating my recent PB by 22 seconds! CD with a V45 best as well. Great running fellas.
At last count there were 13, 20 mile+ runs logged from freders, not naming you all, but some great work, especially CW with a casual 3hr Marathon!
Toro – I've never been called Middle Class before, I was quite offended actually Good you are getting back to it after a mixed period.
Wardi – sorry about the hamstring, maybe time to salvage something from the campaign? Either way good that you have a diagnosis and a plan to get fit again.
SJ – I am liking hilly multi terrain long runs at the moment, the flatter faster all road long runs will happen later on, it’s all about strength and endurance at this stage. I am sure the peak district offers plenty opportunity for you to get some in!
PP, great work at the XC, sounds like you aren’t all that far from peak form now.
Supper quick training HM SL!!!
Good to see the big training miles Al_P, also good you are recognising that you overdid it a bit last week, that’s half the battle in staying off the bench IMO
Sounds very positive TT, you have gained fitness fast in a short period before if I recall correctly.
Be good to see what you could do with some ‘sessions’ under your belt TR.
Good luck with the injury Christophe
Planned 20 miler ended up being 22.26m this morning, very enjoyable it was Selbs. It had a bit of everything, ridiculous climbs, snow on the tops of the moors, mud and some faster road miles. Slowest mile was 10.36, fastest 6:25 with an average of 7:29/mi. Tough but satisfying. 72 miles for the week.
Be right TR, two of the chaps are regular running buddies, both have better pedigree than me but I am in better shape than both at the moment. We have a guest from up the road coming along, he is running faster than us all at the moment so thats the interesting bit. It’s going to be lumpy with some off road anyway, so it won't be fast the whole way round! Good that you are handling the increase sensibly, the pace will come I am sure. When do you normally start adding in the faster work again?