Another passing hello from me, been meaning to write an Abo race report all week but work keeps getting in the way, grrrr! Hoping to find some time to get it done this weekend.
I have managed to read LS's excellent race write up, really great to hear how good a race you had
Lev, go easy on the foot, when I had my SF scare last year I was advised to be careful as the bone bruising can easily develop into a fracture and then the healing time can double... Pool running in lieu of easy running is definitely a good option for keeping the CV system ticking over wit hour stressing your foot.
Best of luck and good running to TT, Jools and Selbs in Frankfurt this weekend!
Quick check in post Abo, full race report to follow in due course, but really happy with a (slim) 6sec PB in 2:32:51 for 2nd overall. Windy, but got a good group of 5 working together up to 16 miles taking turns to go on the front. Legs felt generally good throughout, but CV fitness and pace were slightly lacking in the final 10k I think...
Great to meet up with DrD, Jimbob, LS21, Tick tock and Dan at various stages before and after the race
I'll be sporting 786 on my vest come Sunday morning. FWIW depletion got my weigh down from 146 to 140lb from Sunday night to Thursday morning, back to a shade under 142 now, be a lb or two more by race morning
Marigold - Noted, going by the effort required for this morning's 6miler I'm pretty much there depletion wise... big bowl of porridge for brekkie tomorrow should make the 5 miles at lunchtime a little more zippy I hope
TickTock - Sorry to miss you off the Abo good luck list, have a good one if I don't bump into you at some point in proceedings
TR - Forgotten you had ankle woes too, they're like buses round here a the moment.... Hope you can still make Gosport.
Hi All, Just a quick check in due to high workload and a busy home life (thank goodness for the taper!). Last weekend had some awesome performances from the likes of RJ and Marders in Yorkshire, Marigold at the GER and Mrs PP's brilliant HM time! CW, your GER time is really decent considering the slightly choppy build up you had IMO. Great fell racing from RS, hope the shoulder recovers quickly and similar healing vibes to Dan & TT's ankles. SL, really pleased to hear your tickers recieved the all-clear. Jools, Selbs (and TT), looking great for Frankfurt, will be tracking you on the day (and reliving the race from last year...)
DanA,Dr Dave, Ryan, TJB, I'll be running Abo in a White/Green New Forest vest and orange/black Adidas Boosts. I'll keep an eye out for you, but if I don't see you good luck and DBS.
Taper gone well here, sorting of looking to help verify the current n=1 study by Marigold on the "short n fast 1 week" approach! Last longish run was 14M progressive from 7:27 down to 5:53 on Sunday. I'm now doing a copy of the CWG taper week which so far has gone thus;
Monday - 3M @6:02/M (could have rested but wanted a leg shake-out after 3.5hr drive to Lincolnshire)
Tuesday - 6M @6:06/M
Wednesday - 8M @6:22/M (inc 2x1M tempo, which turned out to not be very 'tempo' at 5:57 & 5:59!)
Thursday - 6M @ 6:02/M
I've been carb depleting since Sunday or so (more tricky due to visiting family plus working away for home). It's made some of the taper runs a bit tough (especially on Weds). My weigh is down to a smidge over 10st, probably going to stick at it until tomorrow morning, check my weight, then decide whether to have modest carbs on Friday or go for my usual one day load on Saturday.
Only two runs left, 5M Friday and 3M Saturday AM, plus a sports massage Friday evening. Feeling very up for a good run on Sunday now