bit of a rush, no time to read back tonight, look forward to seeing how everyone's done this weekend, especially the halves.
I did 24 miles with middle 10 at 7:35, rest at 8:10, then three more at 9:10 for a 27 miler, my biggest run ever to top off my biggest week ever, 79 miles with no doubling up and including a great tempo and a 15 MLR.
RJRD - very impressive long run times, some great advice from the others which I would echo. Slow down and if you really want sub3 now then give up football for 6 weeks and run further. Don't fret about sub3 because you'll do it in your second marathon for sure.
Lurgy went into temporary remission on lunchtime run. I wanted to test hamstring so did progressive 11 miles to Hyde Park avg 6:50 with last six 6:30 or less, peaking at 6:15, which felt okay if borderline for the hammy. Beautiful day and best run for a while. Back to constant sneezing & nose blowing now!
I'm fully lurgied at the moment, thought I'd got off lightly last week, but far better now than a month's time.
TT - you are right of course, but as a runner it is my duty to underestimate any such risk. Seriously it didn't hurt as such when jogging and easy running last week didn't aggravate it so I am hoping the same will be true this week. Was planning 15 today but postponing till tomorrow. That was one helluve double by the way!
Dan - bad news, fingers crossed there's plenty of time for it to clear.
TR - more bad news, hope you are back up and running this week. By the way, what is BAC ?
darn …. tweaked hamstring early in fartleks last week, thought it had recovered (I'd forgotten about it tbh) but did exactly the same today, managed to jog another half a dozen miles to make it 9, so it's not too bad. Get a pain in lower inside area of hamstring which comes on fairly quickly, probably took about 30 seconds from feeling it, slowing down, then stopping .
Can't feel much unusual with it now, and it didn't hurt at all when stretching.
Presuming I'm okay to carry on running so long as it does not hurt much, but no speed work for at least a fortnight. Never had a hamstring injury before so any expert advice appreciated!