DrDave - Busy weekend with the Parkrun/curry/beer/long run combo, nicely done
CW - I hate kerbstone in races, gives me a morbid fear of measuring my length on the tarmac at full clip, will be extra carefully now! A decent result non the less.
Dan - a nice spot of last minute trail ultra racing, good sounding prize too.
Postie - Your weekend long run was a bit like mine then!
Tmoth - That's a long time running, impressed with your distance. Btw what did you eat during the race and di you stop to do so or carry on running at the same time?
Bufo - Speedy 5k, like the others my first though was, 'so when's the sub-15 going to happen?!' Good result in the hill race too.
Lev - Some fine training being strung together for you. Keep chipping away and keep it under control (as you mention) and you'll be in a great position for the autumn. I got the MP pickups style of long run from a set of Renato Canova workouts that TT sent me a while ago.
TT - Some cracking paces in your long run there (and fast overall)
Just easy runs for me so far this week, 9M yesterday AM was a bit of a slog after Sunday's long run, but 8 this morning felt considerably better and was followed up by a good stretch/roller session in the gym (got a bit of tightness in my R calf)
Well run Jools, nice to surprise yourself with a decent PB like that!
Long run this morning didn't quite go to plan... I'd intended to do the 1hr easy then 10x800m@MP effort I mentioned to PP earlier in the week, but from the off my legs refused to cooperate, the effort levels were high, but my legs were feeling heavy and lacking in zip. So binned the structured run and opted for a straight long easy one instead. Ended up with 22M averaging 7:17's , quite enjoyed it at times when I managed to block out the wingeing coming from my legs! Things started to feel better towards the end and even managed a couple of sub-7min miles in the last few.
Happy with solid 70 odd mile week without any adverse niggle reactions, determined to keep a lid on things now and stop repeating the frustrating injured/not injured/injured again cycle I've been getting stuck in recently...
Short week this week due to a wedding in Italy Thursday-Monday so plan is to get in another decent long run (Wednesday morning full-distance commute across the Forest I hope) to carry out building my endurance up for the Salisbury 50k in August.... then 4 days of wine, pizza and ice-cream
Great IM race report from CRAB, congrats on Kona qualification!
Padams - That's rubbish luck, hope nothing's seriously amiss and you're back in action rapidly. Thank goodness for helmets...
DrDave - A "coro10" is based on a style of training run partaken by a certain long-time thread member, in it's basic form it involves running 10M harder than a steady run but less effort than threshold. If you want to be a puritan then ideally the run should be done off the back of very low weekly mileage and under 6m/M pace For the rest of us, it's a useful bench marking workout that, done several times over the course of a training period, helps increase MP fitness
TR - Unfortunately, the print run for the SW tees has ended, I was going to get one and checked the Facebook page a couple of days ago. Might be worth keeping an eye on it in case they decide to do some more...
Selbs - Crap news about your knee, hope it recovers swiftly... sounds like it's better off working rhythmically in one plane of movement instead of randomly in many!