Good work Mr P, and yes it's the Finchley 20 on 8/3.
Congrats to Tim on your 1st day of training. Those pace ranges look like McMillan which I think are on the fast side compared to other calculators, but it would be good to hear what Sam says. You would have thought that easy should be slower than MP though. But I'm not one to advise as did all my long and easy runs around MP when I did my marathon training!
Minni, great to hear that you have recovered well from surgery and will be able to start swimming, cycling and running soon. I hope the time passes quickly!
What a lovely present, Karen, Paris will be fab! I'd love to get around 3:20 too but feel a bit reluctant to make any targets until I've done some build up races. It would seem a waste though to do all that training only to knock a minute off my last time (3:29) Minni, do you train very differently when you knocked so much time off - more miles, more long runs? I'm following P&D this time but want to adapt it a bit to include more long runs (at least five 20+).
The food list is making me hungry! Bet Ruth will make you have a regular brekkie!
Karen - would be lovely to meet up at Brighton. I'm in the 1:30-1:45 wave I think, and will try and get to the front of this as hoping for around 1:32.
Superman - see you at Finchley! We may end up running at a similar pace. I ran this 2 years ago when it chucked it down the whole time, in 2:35. Not sure how I'll pace it this time though as may be doing the N London HM the week after. So may just use Finchley as a training run rather than race it.
Well done Mowzer, sounds like quite a tough course. Hope the groin niggle doesn't return, tight knickers are not comfortable! Hope Khani and Jugula had a good race too. Well dome too to Ian for your 1st placing - did you get a prize?
AnnieSophie, sounds like you had more challenges as a tail runner than me. I think all the slower runners must have been Christmas shopping instead of parkrunning at my course. But I did persuade a lady who was going to stop after 2 miles due to a pulled muscle to keep going to the end - hope she's not suffering today!
Shades, most people eat too much rubbish and watch TV over Xmas, where do you get the motivation to decorate?! Want to come and do my front room?!
15 miles for me today which I did a bit fast (8:18 av pace) but OH had moaned last week that my long run took up too much time. Will just have to get up earlier I think. Watched Paddington in the afternoon which I would really recommend.
Afternoon Tim, hope the bike session went well. I've done my long run today (just under 16 miles) so off to watch Paddington in a bit.
I crashed and burned last night so had to miss 2 parties, opting for a night in with the kids, watching the Strictly Final. I'd had a few night out on the trot and then parkrun + Panto in the day made for one exhausted Koala! Parkrun was fun - I haven't volunteered before but was tailrunner yesterday, and it was good chatting to lots of different runners.
Re build up races, ones I will probably do include: