Hope your run goes ok in the morning Rich. it will be good to get back in to it. Like CD says, it's not injury that you are coming back from, but ease back into that groove.
Pleasing 8 miler in av 6.57 pace tonight in the slush. First 2 miles were easy, then 3 HMP, 2 MP then 1 easy. Splits came out at 8.13, 8.04, 6.28, 6.09, 6.19, 6.40, 6.43, 6.58. Turns out the last easy mile wasn't “easy” but pace felt comfortable so carried on. The HMP miles were a little bit quicker than I thought but I going on feel rather than garmin data/splits.
That wight race calculator keeps putting my weight UP to 143lbs when I'm only 130. Anyway a 2.47 marathon looks good even though a bit more porky - I'll take that!
Well done on the dry january so far GE and enjoy your Firday night track session - better than beer. I'm actually enjoying the 6 days a week dryness.
Good luck with your 20 on Sunday G-Dawg, that some lemsip with you in your water bottle!
Leslie, do you permanently do night shifts or does it swap found on rotation? A tough thing to get your body used to and tougher too to get the long runs in after. Must be tough too fuelling up to do those runs too.
One Gear - impressive age related data and your PB too!
8 miles @ av 6.57 pace in the slush tonight after my youngest lads' 8th birthday party. First 2 easy, then 3 HMP miles, 2 MP miles & 1 easy. Happy with the faster miles which came out at 6.27, 6.09 & 6.18 as I was going by feel rather than garmin data.
Agree with what you are saying Lit. I would say a 2.56 marathon far outweighs a 19.16 5k time any day. I know which one I would want!
As marathon runners we all pretty much do all the other distances down to 5k, so as a consequence get the WAVA scores. Interesting that for Men the marathon WAVA keeps changing regularly at the moment, however, it's been stuck at the same top level for some years now. When will Paula's record be broke?
PMJ, I keep seeing on Facebook her winning a lot of Trail races and the sub 3 marathon was based on lots of trail running and fast midweek 10 milers. Think the longest run was 16 miles. So that throughs out the 5 x 20 mile theory!
Nice 5 miler G-Dawg, sometimes a rest through getting over a cold can be a good thing for the legs to recover a bit.
Great dedication Slokey. I'm rubbish at getting up early, hence a lot of late running and forum posting! I take my hat off to you and all the others doing other training too. It's tough as we all know trying to get 5/6 runs in a week, let alone a swim and biking. Stonking reps too - were they 1 mile and not 1k reps?
Wow Jools, brilliant 5k time
Nifty 8 miler there GE - like the blowing out of my ar$e phrase!
Another Tuesday night 10 x 200m hill reps session. It's always a rush on a Tuesday, getting home for 5.30, quick change and taking my lad to footie training for 6. Then it's fitting in my session while he trains and back in time to pick him up at 7. Just about able to get this session in and I think it's good as you don;t have time to hang round!
6 months seems like a long time Iain, but will go quickly. At least with just 6 weeks off the running there is light at the end of the tunnel and will be tough like you say not to bang out quicker miles. Slowly but surely...