Shades - yeah it feels the same as before. It wasn't too bad today. needless to say I didn't go run this evening. I know it is from pushing so hard at the track and it probably is caused by the sudden change in pace plus I think I haven't been on the bike as much either which might be a contributing factor.
I was planning on doing the paddock wood half as my first race of the new year and later on in the year I wanted to do dartford half again. I now have a slight dilema. Paddock wood is on the 29th March (day before my birthday) and i received an email saying the date for the dartford half has changed.....it is now on the 15th March. I want to do both but not sure it would be wise as by then I'd be training for Windermere..
training hasn't been as flowing as I would of like as I think I am pushing a little too hard on the track and I end up with pains down my shins. Initially I thought it could be DOMS but I thought they would disappear as your muscles warmed up during a run. The past few 6+ mile runs I have done were done through gritted teeth as the pain didn't go away.. It was slightly worse running downhill than up but on a scale of 1-10 I'd say a 5-6 so fairly uncomfortable, not enough to stop me running but Enough to Not enjoy my runs.
Saying that, I have a hill session with the club tonight, 5 laps of a park which includes 4 hills of varying steepness per lap. So in total 20 hills...should be fun lol
Shades - That plan has race day at the end of it so the training is for 20 weeks and the race..it has a lot of hill sessions in it and the speed work is in the final 10 weeks. I might start to follow it once my next 10k is out of the way and ill see how i get on. I did wear my HRM for my last 10k and i got to a max rate of 183 bpm but averaged at 176. ill look into various different training options.
SK - glad the slower paced run went welL despite the "lovely summer weather" lol.
Big_G - It astounds me how some professions are able to be so incompetent specially when dealing with very sensitive matters. You would think that the years of training would help them understand that its peoples emotions that are being effected.
Well it's another warmish day so hope to get out for a few miles.. Legs are still tender from the fast track sessions as that is most the running im doing at the moment. I need to get on the road and bit more.
Shades - I was looking for training plans that deal with base training for sub 3 marathons and I found a great site but my only issue is that the longest run is 18 miles which I find strange.. The average per week is 28m/week and rises to 52m/week. It does include loads of Hill work abs some speed work in the last 10 Weeks. At no point does it state the pace of the runs though..