The important point is knowing the purpose of every run before you set out and do it.
That looks like a quote straight out of Daniels...
Lou - thanks, I've done a few of them. One of the ones I don't get is the hamstring curl, although I don't think I'm doing it right. I've also done the fly one and the press up plus bringing your knees up to your chest.
Easy 5 miles at dinner, going for a swim this evening.
I'm faster now at 54 than I was at 27. So what went wrong?
You must be one of very few runners who weren't substantially quicker in the 80s.
I'm also quicker now than I was in the 80's.
Lou - what TRXing do you do? I've mainly been doing core stuff along with some single leg squats but getting a bit bored of them so would like to mix it up a bit. I've had a look at some stuff on line but some of them look ridiculous.
DT - blimey! Are you getting some X-rays arranged?
Hello everyone. I am in a very nice hotel in Williamsburg, where a nice lady has just knocked on my door to offer me some chocolate. I have the following to contribute:
I am in a distinctly average hotel in Belfast and nobody has offered me chocolate.
Skinny, I think just go with your gut instinct (1:29 first half) and see what happens. I think it's quite common to over think predicted marathon times.
Bob, good skills at the weekend. You seem to be set up nicely for your track season.
Madbee and McF - decent races for you both, not long to go till London.
After parkrun, I spoke to my former teacher again, he's got a 5k PB of 14:5x and a marathon time of 2:25 (from 1986), which he says is 'ok' but he wasn't even fastest in his club. Looking at marathon times from last year, that time would put him in the top 50 in the UK. Not bad.
I visited another parkrun this morning, Newark. It's a silly course (very twisty, lots of slippy grass and some steps) and was bloody windy, finished in 20:17, which I'm reasonably happy with, although I had hoped to be closer to 20.
Fair enough Lou, I've been messing around with some TRX exercises over the last few weeks. Seems to be helping with core strength, although I'm not sure if it's the right core muscles having read the above .