Posted: 27/08/2014 at 11:34
Apologies for the longish pause in posting, had a week away on work and then 5 days with family in Yorkshire over the weekend, but managed to keep tabs on fred goings-on... Biggest congratulations to PP for some awe-inspiring track performances and stellar marathon training, Berlin is going to be interesting!
DrDave - That was a flipping great run at Pewsey, got a flat one on the cards soon?
Bains - Dach's memory serves him correct, I'm got the OMM 12l sack too, highly recommended IMO.
Lev - Good to hear your mojo is recovering, co-incidentally I've recently switched back to a more typical carb-fuelled diet (but with some meals - mostly lunch - still high fat/low carb to keep me full through the day) and I'm running much better & faster. Long runs are still on nowt but fresh air and a bit of water or expresso before hand, but with a decent carb-up the night before to top the glycogen levels up.
Thing's are picking up nicely for me, been tricky fitting running in around work/vacation but pleased with some of my recent sessions/long runs since the Salisbury 50k race. The week after was all easy as my legs were pretty knackered, but thankfully not too DOMS'd. A week of working in Grantham let me get a couple of doubles in with a bit more elevation in it than I usually manage. Highlights have been;
- 23M @ 6:40/M inc parkrun (17:53) and 3M of 'MP' (about 6mm)
- 15M @ 6:45/M inc Grantham Running Club 12x370m hills session
- 21M @ 6:29/M inc 1hr easy(6:45/M) + 10x0.5M(av 5:49/M) off 3mins easy & 1 min steady
Had a fair few rest days due to family commitments, but have managed to keep the mileage good over the last few weeks (63/63/80). I've hooked up with another quick Hants runner to organise a few stretching sessions in the run up to the Bournemouth marathon (the 23 miler was the first), next up is tonight's session consisting of warm up/5k@target MP/4x1M/5k@MP/cool down, the second 5k of which is the final race of the Portsmouth Lakeside 5k series, which will hopefully be good for a bit of a tow-round! Then got a repeat of the LR+Parkrun+MP tempo planned for Saturday (but up to 26-27M).
Got a place for the Bristol HM as a fitness tester 2 weeks out from Bournemouth, but I'm still using the marathon as a intermediate target on the way to London 2015. If Bournemouth turns out to be difficult (weather etc..) then I've acquired an Abingdon number as a backup....so got a few options depending on how things pan out in the next few weeks