Posted: 26/08/2014 at 15:05
Afternoon everyone. I’ve finally had chance to read back with what everyone has been up to the last couple of weeks.
Carl – those pictures look like you have been running at Craggy Island J Some great runs in the last couple of weeks, as usual, particularly your rolling hills weekly route. That 16 miler was a great run, especially so close to your planned marathon pace, that should fill you with a lot of confidence. How many 20 milers are you hoping to get in on this plan ? I can sympathize with you struggling to find the time to run, it can be difficult getting that balance to make sure that you are doing all the things you’ve got to do, make sure the family are ok and finally having some time to yourself. You seem to manage it very well so keep it going, I’m still confident of a speedy run in Chicago. This speedy, rolling hill session you do got me thinking about my spring marathon training plan. I was thinking about focusing on speed sessions for 6 weeks before I start my marathon plan. I’ve heard somewhere (on a podcast I think) that you can get better results by doing this. What do you think ?
Nell – you seem to be running as strongly as you normally do. Are you still thinking 3:08 or might you be able to persuade yourself to try and crack the 3:00 ? Are you still playing football or have you stopped yet ? How is the ITB, ok now ?
Ali – back to school eh, rather you than me ! Best of luck with it though. How is your marathon training going, have you done many long runs yet ?
Sean – congratulations on the promotion. Hopefully you will still find plenty of time to run all those races you do ! How did the Leeds Country Way race go ?
So, I had a week from running to recover from my ultra and then I was in Devon for a week. So this morning was my first run; 4 miles at a slow pace which felt tough. To be expected really but I need to get back on it quickly as the Ladybower 50 is in less than 4 weeks and I am well behind with the training I would like to have done. I think I will only get chance to do one weekend of back to back runs now so I don’t really know if that’s going to be enough. In other news I have finally persuaded Mrs C that we should get another dog. I’ve been slowly working on her for a few months now and she has finally succumbed to my charm J We are looking to get a rescue dog this time though so we don’t have to go through all the ‘stuff’ you do with a puppy.