Posted: 16/08/2014 at 22:18
Marrows - HMs are not my thing, but going by what SG has Lit & Skinny doing a mixture of MP, HMP & LT tempos seem to make up the bulk of their quality sessions. I'd also include at least 2 or 3 VO2 Max sessions, particularly late in the piece, to keep your efficiency brushed up.
Tommy - Yes, I've been enjoying the Europeans too, excellent viewing - good to see some great performances from the Brits. The steeplechaser sounds like a bit of an idiot in general, and also got what he deserved for the vest incident. Looked suitably chastened yesterday however, and wouldn't object to him picking up a medal in the 1500m tomorrow for a bit of redemption - provided it's not Charlie Grice or Chris O'hare who he denies a medal of course. I'm also deliriously in love with Dafne Schippers.
Good racing and good report, Lou. Sounds like there'd be more to come on a fast, flat one too. And it will be a while yet before I'm threatening 37:xx for a 10k! Current training just isn't geared towards these distances for a start - specific long runs have been ditched (one 10 miler since March) and I rarely go beyond 5 miles for a continuous run, though sometimes get to 7 or more when there's a mid-run session involved. Will settle for a very small PB at Shelton in October.
Hard lines, DT. Hope you're not out of action too long. Be kind to yourself when you ease back into it!
Hopefully the break will freshen you up nicely after a very hard month, Muddy. The ice cream sounds good, and that route looked a pleasant one on Connect. Not sure I'd fancy the long run after a flight tomorrow though!
Easy 3 last night, and although it might have been a coincidence, the pleasing gains I had off the back of the previous one, meant I slotted in another leg speed session today bookended by some undulating easy running through the woods. Flying 100s again, and with the grass being drier than last time, traction was a bit better, and although I decided I'd had enough after 7 of them today (8 at 4:04 pace last time), the Garmin measured these at 3:54 mile pace. A rather more gentle junior parkrun in the morning.