I was full of running today, took one gel at 10km for the return journey. Decided to go a little quicker for the last Km for giggles as I was going well. Time wise similar to the same run last year, well 4 seconds a km slower, but the difference in fitness between the two runs has no comparison. I remember last years run, it was very cold and wet and i was with two faster people pulling me along, so it was not my real pace that run. Really happy with todays run, it felt good. After taper i will be going for a PB at Oulton, so need to get under 2:08. I will be working on a time for 2:05 and see how it goes, if badly i have cushion, if good i can have a crack at sub 2, but that is going to be very very hard, i think sub 2:05 is possibly my aim.
So your marathon, i didnt know you were doing this, warm up for 2 Oceans? I see the route was hard as you say, some inclines there and not the best course by the looks of it. I bet a year ago you never thought you would do another marathon with the injury, so a BIG well done. Take a little rest now
Hi James, sorry i cant help you, your way too experienced for me with that time, but i am sure someone will offer some assistance.
I am having niggles.....cold is lingering, but not causing too much problem and my groin is sore all the time but not enough to cause me to stop, it just will not heal, but my times are good so i am just going to run with it. Hopefully a sports massage on Saturday morning may relieve some tension in my groin - that sounds so wrong but so right at the same time.
This week since my poor 24km run on Sunday (when my cold was worst), i had a rest on Monday, did 8km easy on Tuesday, 8.5km hills on Wednesday, just did 36 lengths of the pool at lunch all doing crawl apart from 6 of them and going to the gym after work for an hour for some lifting and a little rowing. Friday I have a 60 mins run at LSR pace increasing by 30 seconds each 20 minutes. The my taper starts (LSR anyway) for the Oulton Half on the 28th, so only 20km this Sunday. I wont be running long distances now until after the half, then i will do a couple of 32km LSRs or something.
Time wise i am still looking for 4:30 but probably 4:40 more realistic, but we will see, i am going for the 4:30 if i can.
+2 for eating loads, i have started to snack, i simply need the calories now i think, but i still need to try to lose 3/4 stone, but with doing weights that will not be easy as it turns to muscle - hopefully.