Hey Donna - welcome back. And congratulations on your news! I am going to email James now to say the same.
I have entered a rowing regatta in 4 weeks time. Never rowed before in my life so I'm looking forward to going out on the water tonight for the first time. I had a dry-land session on Tuesday and I really enjoyed the team spirit - makes a refreshing change after the hours of solo running.
Good luck with the 10k Pete - look forward with interest to hearing how you do.
I did some 4 min (hopefully 1k) intervals at lunchtime over my usual 6 mile lap. It was boiling hot and I found it tough. I still think my legs are not right from FLM. After trekking around Florence last week I am quite achey.
Can somebody put me out of my misery and tell me what "RPM" is that a few of you have been referring to? I've probably missed a post, but I can't be a*sed to look back to check!
Hey everyone. I've returned from my 3 day break in Florence - I'm knackered!!
Sarah - amazing result and time in the 3000m - well done. I can't imagine ever being amongst the leaders in any race! Also, I think you should be commended on your regular and detailed postings!! I can see a massive battle of the postings looming when Donna returns to the thread ;-)!!
I haven't really got back into speedwork since the FLM, but I think next week I will start again and see how I go. I'm feeling fairly well motivated to run again, but for some reason I am not at all keen to go by myself - I think it's a reaction against the solo 3hr runs I did - I have got fed up of my own company!
Save Ferris, don't despair about your treadmill performance over 10k - I remember I tried once to do the same - I did about 43 minutes and it nearly finished me off. Then about a week later I did the race where I did 41.30, and I felt much stronger. So I think the moral of the story is that the gym is no place to judge performance compared to outside. I found the same while training for the marathon - to do a long slow run on the tready felt MUCH more difficult than outside - I think it's the heat.
PPB - don't want to be a wet blanket but you did ask us to talk you out of it!! Are you sure 2 marathons in a week is a good idea? I felt so stiff for the first week after London that I couldn't have imagined doing another one so soon. Having said that, it was my first time, and I know you've much more experience, so I guess if you know your body can take it then go for it!
I'm off to Florence for 4 days on Monday for my wife's surprise birthday present. No chance of any running while I'm there, but no doubt plenty of walking. Hope you all have a great bank holiday weekend.