So sorry to hear this, spoon. Fingers crossed there's no breakage.
Boy am I finding the 70-85mpw tough going! 10M tonight with 5 at LT (6.12, 6.17, 6.12, 6.13, 6.18). Legs feeling tired and achilles a little sore. Overall ran in 1:08:00. Dreading the 14M tomorrow. I'm contemplating whether to do these MLR's before work (5am start!!) as it does eat into your evening if you're in full time employment doesn't it?
The learning curve continues. I think I'll have a break from P&D next week other than the LT session on Tuesday as I have the Half Marathon the following Sunday.
Joe Blogs - It's the Midlands County Champs Im in, which I believe is in Leamington Spa. Hoping my new spikes arrive in time !
Muddy - Thanks for the feedback. I've never gone by heart rate to be honest but I can see the benefits.
Cheers Muddy. My focus has primarily been on P&D so I'll be going into BM on the back of plenty of endurance, but not a great deal of speedwork. I'm schduled to do 15M on the Wednesday which may be too close to HM on the Sunday? So I'm considering dropping the two MLR's that week and do my own thing. Does this sound reasonable, experienced P&D'ers ?!
Clothing ? I think moving south has softened me. Hat, gloves with shorts and base layer shorts underneath. Ashamed.
Beautiful, clear day for running today. 6M recovery around Worcester riverside and racecourse. 10M with 5 @ LT tomorrow and a gruelling 14M on Wednesday night! After that I'm going to take it easy until County Champs XC on Sat.
Muddy - That's a brilliant 10K time, congratulations!
Sorequads/Millsy/Macca - Cheers for the advice. Great workout out, Sorequads.
Managed 17M this morning with 8M at MP. Wet, miserable and a bleeding nipple. First time I've done this and boy did it hurt. In fairness I chose a fairly lumpy route. Did 4.5M between 7:15-30 and then 8M @ around about 6:30's, with the quickest mile at 6:22. Last 4.5M was ran at 7-7.10's. Overall pace of 6:53/mi. Pleasing, and feeling a little less guilty after the missus and I demolished 3/4 of a cheesecake to serve 7 last night....
If I'm planning on a sub 2.45, that works out at 6.17 splits. Just wondering if I'm being a little ambitious and whether 2.50 may be a more sensible option? Granted, my race pace is significantly quicker than training pace. Still, the marathon is a fairly unknown beast to me.
68.6M week completed, one of my highest weekly mileage weeks ever. Challenging, but enjoying the schedule.
XC County Champs next Sat then HM the following weekend; what do folk normally do in terms of compromising the P&D schedule to allow a taper to race? My thoughts were just to drop the Friday MLR.
John - Can't imagine running in that heat and humidity, great effort with the LT run in particular, and that's some serious mileage for the year. Congratulations. Surely that sub 3 must come knocking on the door, I'm sure the conditions you live in must play a factor!
Recovery 5M for me this morning after 11M at 7:10mm last night. Absolutely dreading tomorrow, as it will be my first LR (17 with 8 at MP). Having missed out on a long run it's going to be a challenge. Running 6:20's on my own, on tired legs is going to be hard work and I'm not sure I'll stick to that pace to be honest. The missus has bought champagne, prosecco and beer which may also have an impact! How do folks manage their MP miles? I was planning to run 9 and then progress to MP for the last 8 miles.
Good to hear you're back and well, Muddy. See you at Brass Monkey? Looking forward to it, but it's been all endurance building rather than speed work for me since Sneyd 10. Hoping I've not lost 'the edge'
2 278 miles for me this year. Happy with that as I haven't ran a marathon. Onwards and upwards for 2017!
Happy new year all, hope 2017 treats everyone well.