NP , not sure which friend you mean ? she ? I think you may mean Jody ? she is actually a he !! the times he has been announced as first lady at a race is really funny ! nice doubles from you as ever !
Ollie , there is only one marathon ! I am doing London 2017 , nice streaking well done on all those miles !
OH bad luck in the weather , nit too bad here for us southern softies !
Cal nice progressive run there , always better in bright chilly weather , my kind of weather
SM6 Sounds like a sensible decision , no point in spending all that money to batter your body for a half hearted effort , save your energy for something else, thats how I felt about this years non Abingdon !! I started the training , crap life events took over and I couldnt be bothered ! ... hope the injury is improving , as for the weight gain !! merry christmas !! not a good time of year to diet ha ha !
6 easy miles yesterday and 11 medium long run in 1 hour 29... @8.06 pace today .... feeling very very easy ...
Back again ! marathon training begins so will be posting and keeping up with everyones efforts !
Following some of you already on Strava of course !
Tek so so sorry to see you have had such a bad time lately , I really can understand how you feel , having also lost my dad 3 months ago aged 81 I hope you and yours are all ok , its a hard time of year comimg up xxxxx
I know the 2 Stuarts have been / are injured , hope to see you both running well soon
Anyway long run of 17.1 ( yes .1) letting go of my OCD today for once ... started easy @ 8.50 ish pace gradually picking up the pace to 8- 8.10 , average pace comimg out at 8.21 happy with that
Olliepop that is some recovery run ! Tell your cousin you are in the zone !
Tek nice run there ! HR is going to be high if its humid just throw the thing (HRM )! away like I did
SM6 excellent mid week MLR , the longest P&D mid weeker is 15 miles in tne toughest schedule so 14 is ample
SC really sorry to hear you are still injured , I have a male friend exactly the same as you , suffers continually , then he keeps ' testing ' it ! please please rest its the omly way , take care keep lurking , and posting you will get plenty of support here
Fiona , a nice mix of training , any run races planned ?
OH busy as ever getting lots of variation , including the kayaking
9 easy yesterday @8.23 pace
8 today with @ tempo ( ish ) not easy feeling tired today 7.40, 7.33, 7.33, 7.37,.7.41
Did a 10k race last Wednesday ... very warm conditions and with a head wind .. unchipped though so slightly disaponted as I was given bang on 45 mins rather than 44.59 which was what my garmin clocked , plus I had started quite a way behing the line .. still a course PB by just under a minute ... and I think I can claim a sub 45
Back to marathon training today 18 miles .. 3 easy 8@MP ( around 8mm ) then 7 easy
total time for 18 was 2.32 average pace 8.27 ... luckily my brother who isnt actually marathon training kept me company ..
SM6 I saw your epic 11 miler on strava ! a seriously good run with those tough MP miles , good effort on the club stuff after that and recovery today
Ollie nice 14 and awesome 5k time even after a falll ! I think thats where most people go wrong ! marathon pace whatever it is for whover it is feels almost too easy after a good taper esoecially over the early miles but its a different story at 22 , wise words from a friend , you can run the first mile too fast but you can never run it too slow
DD well done on getting a decent speed session in at lunch time
Tek thats certainlt a different way to do a MLR !! and yes if your club is anything like mine 8mm means 7.45 at slowest ! and always a race to the club house !
GM that was really a real quality session with a training half marathon time in a time people would die for in a race ! you deserve a easy day
Cal nice progressive run never easy to pace right ! but you nailed it
Ive had a good couple of days weather perfect for a change !
10k stready run on -wednesday @ 7.45 pace
8 easy miles @ 8.25s yesterday
18 miles 9.05 pace today with a mate really chuffed with that ! longest run since April 2015 ! and it actually felt easy , plenty left in the tank ! I resisted the tempation to carry on and do 20 !!