This thread is getting more lively! so I'm becoming more of a lurker!
Just a quick question.
Did my LT session last night 5miles at 8GA and 5 at LT (which I calculated at 6:27) I am doing these sessions with club mates and on the track. Last night a few others join in so their were 5 of us. So we all lead for a mile. Ended up doing it at 6:17 average which was tough but not that bad.
So is this wrong to be doing the session quicker that planned. Haven't gone for todays run but i think my recover is fine.
I have a 20 mile training run scheduled in a few weeks time and I will be staying in Bakewell for a long weekend.
Ideally I'd like a route that is not muddy, I'm taking for granted that there will be hills (which I don't mind) Any recommendations would be great. I see there is the Monsal Trail, does anyone know if this is muddy/trail or tarmac?
Mennia - Would you consider doing both with Edinburgh as your 'A' race Do VLM as the 18 with 14@MP and run the last few miles at your recovery pace. I did this a few years ago (Dingle and Chicago marathons) and I don't think it hampered my 'A' race but you need to be disciplined and make sure the last few miles are run very easy. Just a thought.
Rachel - I know a good few of the West 4 Harriers, they are a good bunch, some of them are very speedy!
Scott - Will you stick with the running club you tried out? Well deserved bacon roll!
Andews - that does sounds like a complicated training plan but sounds like you have it sorted. Rachel - Which Club did you join? Scott - Best of luck with the club session tonight, sometimes at this time of year a lot of quicker guys in clubs are off doing their own training because club runs don't fit in with their training plan so be sure to ask if other club members are marathon training.
Did my LT session with 2 club mates last night at the track (6:22, 6:26, 6:22, 6:19 & 6:17) maybe a tad quick, but it felt okay (well as okay as an LT session can).