Welcome back Menn, good to see you are still putting in the miles
Macca, how did the 7@LT pace go? That's got to be the toughest in the book.
BR, good to see that headband coordination is high on your priority list.
Tom, be careful with the hamstring. Funnily enough the last time I injured mine it was on the August bank holiday whilst training for Abingdon. Don't do what I did and try to come back too soon and with too much speed work.
I waited for it to get a bit cooler and managed 8 miles with 4 at MP. The first MP miles I've done since London. Wasn't as difficult as I was expecting so happy to be into my Abingdon training "proper". Think I'll be cutting back on my miles but doing more miles at MP pace. Will be interesting to see how the experiment goes.
I took Tricia's advice and have taken it easy. Scrapped yesterday's second run and skipped today's one and went to our parkrun volunteer BBQ instead and filled myself up with lager and meat. Abingdon training starts tomorrow.
It's still a PB Scott! Well done.
A steady parkrun for me. Thought I'd head out at 20min pace and see what the legs were like. They lasted 2.5k before feeling a bit dead so cruised the last half with another chap who ran a 50k last weekend and was also suffering. Finished in 20:25 so happy with that on tired legs.
So what does a weeks running training look look like? It's probably your training that needs tweaking more than anything else.
I'll never be a professional but I don't do too badly for someone who's legs are far from stick thin.
What does a weeks training look like? If you keep on training consistently the times should start to come down.
I've come into running from playing rugby for years so am also on the short and stocky side compared to many (5'6'' and 11stone) and have managed some respectable times over the years after putting in the miles.