NP - Good swim and tempo You might be right about the tempo, but if it becomes too tough on a Thursday I'll try it on Saturday mornings. I really need to get back into a weekly tempo as thats where I feel I'm losing out. I ran my 1st HM in 99:20 off of few miles but mostly at just slower than race pace, I've barely got 4 minutes off that in 4 years despite being way fitter. So going to try to get a good bit of running at 6:45-7:10 in.
Tek - It was Freya Ross (ran the marathon in London) And infact, she was jogging in the pool and not actually swimming. Well done on the 5.5 miles
7 miles with 1/2/3/4/4/3/2/1 minutes on a wet grass loop. pace was pretty good, apparently threw in a 3:40km in one of the 4 minutes. Was behind a couple I'd hope to be ahead of on every rep so a bit of work to be done but pleased with that
Stewart - Hopefully you get the green light to start running again soon, still looks like you've got some decent cross training in though! Don't think I can sell my GNR place on sadly.
Tricia - Great race report, sounds like a tough run! The route must take you a long way out from FW if you're out at the Commando memorial.
MG - Cracking tempo run last night, and good weeks training
Tek - Hope you've recovered from the fall, nice short effort yesterday
NP - Well done on the swim And another speedy parkrun!
NN - Good gym sandwich, I do that quite a bit. Good luck for the 10k on Wednesday, do you have a time in mind?
Dave - Good luck training for Dublin!
Hopefully this week is going to be the start of 8 solid weeks of running! Felt fine running yesterday so interval session tonight, won't be flat out as I'm going to try something like Intervals Tuesday, MLR (8 building to maybe 12) Wednesdays, Tempo Thursdays,then 6-8 Saturdays and 2 hours or so on Sundays.
5 and a bit miles this morning, felt pretty decent. Then went swimming which was a waste of time and money. Think I done about 12 lengths then admitted defeat. Although in those 12 I managed to overtake an Olympian a couple of times
MG - Must have felt good getting your GFA confirmed
NN - Great Course best at parkrun, really going along well on the short stuff And no, the GNR is actually 7 weeks away (I can't count)but I just feel that's too soon with a ready made back up plan 3 weeks later. It also gives me the chance to race a very flat local 10k that weekend with a decent field, as Stirling is (I think) the Scottish 10k road championships.
It's a bit of a bummer as I paid a lot to enter, but I've not yet paid for travel and possibly accomodation. No point in having to spend another significant sum on those if I don't think I can race to my potential.
Gym this morning, didn't run but I'll get out tomorrow.
MG - Good run this morning Since Edinburgh I don't think I've managed more than a week and a half without being hampered by illness or injury. Might try running again tomorrow.
Tek - Sorry, not read back properly. When did you fall? Well done on todays 7.
Gym this morning, and had a think about what to do for the autumn. I'll do the forth Road bridge 10k as planned, no time target there just a novelty race really. I think it's likely I'll bin Paisley 10k and the GNR for Stirling 10k, which is actually the same day as the GNR, and GSR half in October. Really annoying as I was looking forward to the GNR but I just can't see myself being in shape to race a half in 6 weeks. It gives me another 3 weeks til Glasgow, but means I now only have 1 shot at this autumn sub 90 half instead of the planned 2