ive been a little lost this week with regards to my training. 1-2 weeks post ultra with an urge to start upping my miles but also two weeks before the marathon. I haven't done any long runs this week (or in fact since my ultra....the longest being 9 miles) but I have been doing some speed work. On mon I just did 5 miles with two of them at 10k pace (6:30 mm) and then on thur I went to speed training and did 6 x 800 m with my ace pace being 6:05 which was the same as when I got my last 10k PB.
I was worried that I would have lost all my speed with the ultra but so far that doesn't look to be the case. Ive a 10k race tomorrow so I'm hoping that I don't struggle too much with maintaining my 10k pace for the full distance. A friend of mine is running whose getting quicker and quicker at the moment...I have a feeling I'm going to be left in her dust cloud!
good luck to everyone racing and running this weekEnd, esp angela doing her 75 miler
thankyou for the link to the comrades thread mc hilly , I will do a bit of lurking in the background for a bit
hi RR , well done on your new parkrun PB. I will have to look out for you and your sister on race day. I should be easy to spot with a large 3:56 flag!
your run last week Mr P sounded exhausting. Hope youve recovered from it now.
your ur run last week Rachel sounded like my coastal run race a few months ago....far too hot! Well done in it.
Thanks malcs. That's twice talking has affected my races this year, the first time being missing the start of the race and finishing second, not far behind first! Im undecided with London at the moment. I can enter at the end of this month so I need to make a decision soon. Im hoping to enter as a pair too at tr next year with angela
for a moment I thought I was on sarah/RRR thread with the reference to the toilets! Well done on your new parkrun PB
Thanks chick ...I am wondering if I did try hard enough as my legs have been surpisingly ok post ultra...much better than after all my marathons. Glad to hear your Achilles is improving and getting better.
Good luck for today Mr P and for Rachel tomorrow (And anyone else racing this weekend).
sorry to hear the sad news Sean, but glad to see you back here. I hated working nights.
i cant wait to start doing so e speed work again. It sort of went out of the window with the ultra and a tight ITB but I'm hoping thats ok now and I can start concentrating on 5ks and 10ks over winter. I'm going to have to print of your 10k plan Malcs. Hope parkrun went well today and you managed sub 19
Just seen HansC that you going for sub 4 hours, so if you want to run with me it would be great to have the company...although I have been warned that sub 4 hours is a popular time and the pacer can sometimes get swamped!
wow RR 25 mile training run...thats far. hows the taper madness affecting you?
Well done Mrs P on your GNR time. Glad you enjoyed training with your new club Mr P
hi chick, nice to hear from you. Sorry to hear about your injury. Its glad to see you back.
well done Rachel at Richmond. Did you see pavey? Did she race or plod?
i quite fancy comrades....anyone else...we could do a group trip?
Phew Malcs for a moment there I was thinking your easy pace was now 8mm and I was going to have to start following someone else! when do you think I should start my 10k training...how long did you rest between Paris and starting your 10k training again?
your photos are fab angela from bracchus. I want to run it next year! Can't believe its only one week until your ultra. Are you camping over night?
Hans what time are you going for at york? I was reading the race instructions and they said you can drop in to pens behind you if needed