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The Middle Ground

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 18:52

Quiet here. I've been down with a virus for 3 days so no chance to test the rib recently. Maybe Wednesday!

I think 23:30 is probably a conservative estimate Andrew!

The Middle Ground

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 19:20

Not much to report here. Severely bruised my left rib snowboarding 2 weeks ago. I ran a very slow 6 miles last week which left me in agony so I'm off running for a while. Enjoy the 10k DT.

Well done in the 5 miles Andrew, a good finish shows there's more to come soon!

The Middle Ground

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 20:12

There's a lot of MP in Daniel's 5-10k programs!

Welcome back Iower, good to see you're coming back strong!

Not much to report on here. I'm shattered so rested again today after gentle days on Mon and Tues. I was at climbing competition all day so squeezing in a run would have been tough. Hoping to get 5 miles in tomorrow morning but a panic over the need to do some prep for work might cut the run a bit shorter!

The Middle Ground

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 11:54

4 days of feeling crap and eating crap! First run since Weds this morning and it was a slog! 3.5 miles feeling very sluggish!

The Middle Ground

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 19:17

Nice session DT.

Andrew, I would recommend Greg McMillan's "You, only faster" as a good starting point. Matt Fitzgerald's "80/20" is good if you want confirmation that the MG ethos is right (lots of miles, some of them fast!) I've just read the Daniels book and found it was aimed more at top level club runners and coaches, and not mortals like me. Reading the training programs they seem very tough! I wasn't sold on Julian Goater's book either, though it's an interesting read. I've not read P&D, it's on the list! Lydiard inspired coaches like McMillan and Fitzgerald who I think have adapted his principles for mortals. I've heard his book assumes you're running upwards of 80 miles a week.

Good run in Macclesfield forest yesterday, hill reps up Shutlingsloe. Today I'm full of cold and get dizzy if I stand up too long or walk upstairs, so I left work early and would be in bed if I weren't procrastinating over writing reports!

Is this training ok for a 10k

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 09:02

I just knocked 2:33 off my 10k pb, down to 41:19. In the 15 weeks leading up to it I averaged 40 miles per week, of which around 85% were 9mm or slower. Running the slow miles builds aerobic fitness and efficiency, and allows you to be sufficiently recovered to hammer the tough sessions.

Is this training ok for a 10k

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 14:17

I like what you're doing. It's nice to see somebody doing enough slow miles.

Your tempo run is a double day the day after your long run. You might get more out of it by moving it to a Tuesday. You could also look into slightly longer tempo runs as you build up to a race, for example 5x1 mile off 2 min rest.

The Middle Ground

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 09:49

I'd been dreading this morning's run. I was thinking that 10 miles at MP would be too much for me, and my endurance base was aimed at 10k, which wouldn't see me round. 11 miles at 7:06 pace (HM pace for training is 7:02), whilst conversing, allieviated my fears and tells me I'm a bit fitter than I thought I was!

Wrapping Mother's Day gifts and cooking the Sunday Roast now.

The Middle Ground

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 11:48

Nicely done DT, that pb won't last long now.

The Middle Ground

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 10:33

Well done AD!

Don't worry about posting what you're doing, I never did, and when I started posting I was the slowest on the thread by far. The subtitle of the thread is Improvement through Collaboration, which means that if we don't share the point of the thread is lost.

Did 6 easy miles in the sleet yesterday morning. Rest day today.

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