So mentioned a subLT LR run from Saturday (10 easy, 10 subLT, 1 and change cool own). Below are the stats. Did another subLT yesterday (10 w/7 at subLT) and fast miles were about 6:50 per...HR at 80-81% on those. Legs a bit tired on this shorter run as certainly not recovered from the LR yet. Now will doing easy running until Saturday's 10K. Feeling like I may not be fully rested for that but thought it more important to get the LR and subLT in for the marathon than skip one for the 10K. Regardless, 10K fast (whether on tired or rested legs) will be a good stimulus for the marathon.
DD, congrats on another marathon in the books. I'd say you ran quite well given the hot conditions. You nailed your pacing and gave it a good shot. Really, there is only so much you can do when the engine starts to redline. Well toughed out and good perspective for the next one. And I'm betting the next one will be cool weather and may allow you to sit at 8/m without having your HR increase as quickly. Could be all the difference. And not to mention the fitness boost this race will have for you.
Roy, your race sounded tough, but good! Congrats.
Tek, good luck on the upcoming race. As to names, I don't put much stock in any of that...at least one person w/the crazy names is no longer posting here. Come on back!
Andi, nice job on the PB! Improvement is improvement so well done. We'll see what the next iteration brings w/some subLT work, eh? Personally, I'm now wondering whether I should have been doing more formal speed work the past few weeks, but will stick with the plan and see.
DD and Andi, how are the legs today? Doing the marathon shuffle? Hope you guys heal quickly, especially you Dan. What is the plan for the next month?
Got 21 and change in today w/10 at MP...will try to post stats later. Felt really strong today after 2 days of tired legs (10M Thrus; 6.5 Friday). Glad to have this one out of the way. Formal taper now begins...
Dan, I hate to say this, but running a marathon on those beat up legs could be really dicey. Is it worth the risk since you can recover now and hit the later target healed/rested? It just seems you are in a vulnerable state this week. But then again, as you say, it could be you'll bounce back by Sunday and no issues. Perhaps a few days of no running will get you to that point (very rested and healed). As Brian always reminds us, "protect what you have." Good luck sorting it all out.