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Abscess on back

Posted: Yesterday at 12:14
Maybe your body is telling you you need to take it easy for a bit ?

Is cross training a must???

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 15:49
With 3 evenings training theres no need to cross train. Just run.

If you have more free time - then yes cross training might be an idea - but for running - running IS your best exercise.

Heart Rate

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 15:48
Run most of your runs at a pace you can chat at. What is your HR there ?

It's weird if you're within 3bpm of your max when you're not flat out racing.

You need to be fresh and warmed up really well to test your Max. Preferably with a pal shouting at you.

Talkback: Adidas Kanadia TR3

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 12:37
Once you've worn them down a bit - they are ok for everything.

Expecting to finish

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 15:59
I'd never sign up for a race expecting not to finish. Some races I didn't know if i would finish - but I trained and planned to let me finish.

I don't see the point in setting yourself up for failure by jumping to a ridiculously hard event - but everyone is different.

Duathlon to Half Marathon Conversion Training

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 13:49
I think stamina is what you need more than your speed work. You should have speed from your 5 and 10k training ?

Basically the more miles you can do without knackering yourself the better..

I'm sure the bike wasnt a rest for you - but it just shows that you can do 15k in one extended session already - at speed - so no need to drop back to 11k

Duathlon to Half Marathon Conversion Training

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 14:23
I'd just get out there and get some steady miles in the bank.

If its your first half then you cant get any improvement in pace. Obv it will be slower than your 10k and 5k pace - but if you dont get the miles in I expect you'll go pop quite dramatically after about 10 miles.

Yassos could be a start for one session - but run the rest of the week steady at a chatting pace. Do you have a stand alone 10k time to work from ? Work out your paces from that for the Yassos.

I think you could do 12, 16, 20 - you did run 15k almost back to back anyway ?

And I'd also do a medium run midweek so that its not a jump from the rest of the runs to the long one.

If you're still doing the cycling you have to allow for that and not run yourself into the ground.

Rat Race Scotland Coast to Coast

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 13:54
I didnt mind the climbs - but I spent most of the descent on my bum !!!

Rat Race Scotland Coast to Coast

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 13:41
Nice work everyone. Was the weather good for you ? It is an awesome race - but that last hillside - ay carambaaaa.

My highlight was seeing the seals in the last loch. Oh and the shower. And the meal after.

Wimbleball and Bolton?

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 17:28
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