matty: well done on the weight loss. I'm doing Bramley 20 as well so might see you there!
Excellent - Have you done it before? I did the 10 last year. It's a great race but it was flipping freezing last year! It falls on a Marathon paced day - I don't know whether or not to run 8 + 12 @ MP or just have a crack and run the whole thing at MP. Whats your strategy for it?
This is a bit spooky...I used google calendar to put together my training schedule. I called the calendar Daniels, and filled in each day...and on one of the quality sessions days for each week google has filled in the description automatically.
So, for example, for today's run I entered 16mi (2mi E, 6x6min LT 1min rec, 60min E)
and google went and put this in description:
2 Mile at 7:34 min/Mile (E) in 15:08 6x [6 min at 6:04 min/Mile (T) for 1 Mile, recover for 1 min] 60 min at 7:34 min/Mile (E) for 7.9 Mile
So...it worked out I'm using Daniels marathon A training plan, and got my training paces from somewhere.
Google scares me.
Now that's some clever tech!
I was having a conversation with a club mate about the power google and facebook have with all their knowledge about us, and whilst some people see the use of such data as an invasion of privacy, I really don't mind it because ultimately my life is relatively mundane, I'm not doing anything illegal or immoral, and they use the data to make my life easier. Anyway, that's off topic...
Yeah the lack of booze is helping immensely. I got given around 50 cans of Thatchers for Christmas (people know me so well...) and I managed to get them all in the fridge. The wife said it was a mistake and that I wouldn't be able to resist them, and put a cheeky bet on it. So far so good! The bet only runs til the end of Jan, but I shan't be having a mammoth drinking session... just a couple a week. The rest I'll safe for my post-London PB celebration
Hope Bekele isn't too injured, want to run with him on April 23rd! They were syaing on Marathon Talk this week they thought he might go for the WR at London instead of Dubai, so this could have been good for the London organisers.
159 miles in 10 days is beastly Jooligan - put your feet up!
Interesting to hear others thoughts on GA pacing. I am now wondering if I am doing them a bit quick but all going well for me at the moment so will stick with it.
10 miles GA for me last night. Legs knew about it after Tuesdays LT and grateful of the rest day today.
Friday is weigh day for me and I lost 4.5 lbs which I'm dead chuffed with. Well ahead of target and should be well below my current "lowest ever" weight in time for the Bramley 20 which will be my first real tester.
AWC - Cheers! I try and keep it honest as I'd only be lying to myself! I have a few friends also running Southampton and rather you than me - I don't even like multi lap parkrun's yet alone multilap maras! Best of luck with the MP run, I'm dreading it too!
How do you guys all work out your General Aerobic pace? I use McMillan and shoot for the faster quartile of the "Easy" zone. I tried working it out based upon HR in the book but its too variable with the different gradients and I got in a right palava over it for Bournemouth last year.
Effort wise I'd not strictly call it "Easy" but its certainly manageable and I am seemingly able to hit the next session OK (So far). Also, I'm rubbish at running based on perceived effort so need to rely on what my Garmin says!
Wasn't sure if theres a more effective way of identifying my GA?