Mace I guess whe you put it like that its worth it, and also what we all save in not spending on alcohol, unlike half the population, leading up to a race MORE than pays for it. .and both of my autumn half marathons are costing 35 each. Its our hobby so worth every penny. Superb mileage /pace and HR for last week, well done. Kids eh !! lol..come on beat the teacher and make them proud
Stewart how are you finding the P&D schedule are you managing to stick to the sessions ? my favourite are the stride sessions even the half marathon plan has that session and I did mine today, nice to see you continuing with the body balance
Tek ..yuk people must have thought you had been mugged !! having said that that did happen to me weird isn't it ? humidity equals pressure I guess and its that the causes the bleed..good effort for carrying on.
NP remind me what events are you entering in the games, great session today.
Been looking at a couple of local races I can do as hard tempo runs to fit in with the schedule ..Tek when you get time put me down for
Charmouth Challenge 6th July (8 miles)
Chudleigh 10k 19th July
Totnes 10k 4th August
Exeter 10k 15th August
Torbay 10k 25th August
Hang on I said a couple of races lol...
I did 7 miles with 8 x 100m strides, as I said my fav session on the P&D schedules, nice and easy then 100 m flat out, recover repeat .. all done in 63 mins.. AVE HR 77%
HM4 very well done on the race and super report too, hope you are recovering well today.
Stewart like Tek I do try and keep a 75% ceiling on most of the long runs, even if it means walking up a hill, you would soon find the pace picks up after a few weeks. Nice running and mileage all the same, and that 11.5 sounds tough, and super recovery run and nice low HR today.
Tek great mileage for the week...and keeping the HR nice a low
OH wow I didnt realise your son was so fast !! very well done to him, and of course to you and Elspeth , a great family day out indeed..
Fiona looks like you have a busy week what better time to have a recovery week ?, enjoy Springsteen and I am sure you will find time to get some running done , and well done on the 6 miles @ 7.15s !! nice one
MG1 super pace for that tempo, you have every reason to be a happy chappy with that.
AGF I am glad you had a great birthday and didnt get too wet..now its time to get down to some serious training, 15 weeks will fly by..it will take longer to get fit now you are 40 ..lol !!! you will be tapering before you know it !!
NP I wondered where you were, glad to see you still managed to get some great training done dispite life being very busy, and amazing 13 miles on a treadmill..!!
I went to watch my eldest son do his first half iron man yesterday The Cotswolds 113, a great event to watch , he did it in 5.15, very proud of him, I dont know much about the timing of cycling/mileages/transistions but he rounded the whole thing off with a 1.44 half marathon, which seems pretty good to me after swimming well over a mile and biking 57 miles. I have transfered my Abingdon place to him, and that will be his first marathon
I did a longish run today as I didnt run over the weekend due to being away and grandchildren sitting..
11.5 miles in 1.51 ....9.39s pace AVE HR 73% pleased with that
Evening.. AGF happy 40th for yesterday..sorry I didn't get chance to post yesterday..hope you had a good one..and enjoyed the Kings of Leon,
Fiona well done on the double day
Mace 60 quid for Brighton !should be worth it if the infamous Brighton Marathon thread is anything to go by !!..lol
Tek well done on the hot yoga, hope you carb loaded sounds tough
SM6 are you going somewhere nice ? good mileage over the last couple of days and good luck on the long run tomorrow
Jason I have had an avocado and a banana today, also some spinach...but NOT ALL MIXED UP TOGETHER !! it just seems so wrong..great running and mileage for you on that bizarre diet, and I agree the tempo runs are the hardest to do solo
Stewart just an observation, I see you always note your HR ..do you try to keep most of it well under 75%? it may help minimize drift on the longer runs.
HM4 I wont get chance to post again till monday as I am going away so good luck for sunday dont take it too easy though..
Well I decided to get the dreaded tempo run out the way having looked at a P&D schedule for Bristol Half
1 mile warm up then 4 tempo (ish) bugger !! what a wake up call..
Really hard work, took ages for legs to get the message !! plus strong head wind 8.09...8.12..8.11...7.45 the last one wasn't down hill it just took that long to get going !!! then 1 mile cool down and collapse !! a long way to go me thinks ave HR 82%
Jason do you have high fat dairy ?I am impressed on how you run on such low carbs, the only carbs to speak of are the apple and orange which would be well under 50ish grams for the day, still primal/paleo here, but between 100-140grams on long running days...and about 180 on race day...made up of the usual banana/fruits/veg sweet potatoes/wild rice ..no grains for 2 months and I dont wake up starving now, , had a conversation with a pal who attends slimming world total waste of my breath, trying to convince her to ditch the low fat diet crap, RIVITA !!! what is that all about ??? I have lent her my Primal Blueprint book but I think its probably propping up the leg of her coffee table..
HM4 take it easy am looking forward to seeing your race result.
I shall be spectating this weekend, my son is doing his first half IM somewhere in Oxford.