Gul Darr

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Posted: 28/08/2015 at 12:09

Abbers - well done slotting in the turbo session and nice tempo run.
PJF - that's a cracking pace for what sounds like a low HR.
KR - good late night steady MLR and nice hill work.
VTr - sounds very promising.
Rest day no 3. I am convinced that my problem is back related. Getting the usual muscle niggles which I get whenever I haven't run for a while, but lower back pain is more concerning. Just got to rest and hope I've not done any serious damage. I am prone to disc inflammation and on a number of occasions it has taken weeks to clear up...

Sub 3h15

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 09:00

Lorenzo - never mind Mo, Usain better watch out too! Glad to hear you're back out running.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 05:56

PJF - I'm sure you've put in plenty of miles.
Leslie - patience isn't easy; hang on in there and it will be worth it.
KR - very tidy tempo run.
GD - nice work.
Jools - sounds like you're enjoying your week off!
VTr - stonking mileage. If your HR for MP is dropping are you gauging it by effort then?
Glute was still not 100% yesterday although much improved and had a few pains around the coccyx so taking another rest day.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 05:38

PJF - I was going to ask if it was you who had said they were contemplating doing the Autumn Shakespeare, but as you're in the Race Prep phase that puts you at least 5 weeks ahead of me. Which marathon are you targeting? You're putting in some impressive training.
Abbers - solid interval session on the dreadmill.
GD - nice work.
My right glute has given me the odd twinge during the last week and yesterday it flared up badly; I was hobbling around all day. Feels a lot better this morning, but as I only have a recovery run on the schedule, I've decided to rest today instead. In the words of Corporal Jones, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and G-Dawg - DON'T PANIC!

Sub 3h15

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 09:44

Catch-up Part III (19th-25th August)
KR - monster mileage! Sounds like you should be on good form for the 24 hour event. The 1 mile loop was just measured (like all my other running pre-GPS) on mapmyrun, but part of the route is obscured by trees. The Autumn Shakespeare is on a disused airfield and uses what I presume are the old runways. Already done the course in March for the Spring event and it was freezing!
GD - nice track session - hot weather can make a big difference.
PJF - good MP run and intervals too. Solid 21 miler too.
Abbers - good turbo and tempo sessions plus MLR.
MsE - welcome back - didn't see you in Cornwall Whereabouts did you stay? Cracking 22 miler. Hope you found more than 4 blackberries!
Lorenzo - glad to hear you're still running in the woods. Sorry to hear you're having doubts about Abingdon.
OO - excellent parkrun and 17 miler too.
SJ - solid training.
Leslie - after all the physio you'll come back stronger than ever.
Jools - three MLRs on consecutive days - nice work!
Badbark - congratulations - that a fantastic result! Sub 3 on a tough course and a podium finish. Well-earned too.
Speedy - good 22 miler. Hope you're back on PB form sooner than you think.
Bike It - Bloemfontein is the same day as Autumn Shakespeare then!

Sub 3h15

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 06:48

Apologies for the flying visit - I'll try and do the final (hopefully!) catch-up later. 14 miles this morning - 7 @ 8:46 m/m and 7 @ 7:59 m/m which is pretty much spot-on what I was aiming for HR 142 avg 160 max.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 06:38

Catch up Part II (13th - 18th Aug)
Bike It - good track session(s). Eventful anniversary! Hope your wife is ok.
Leslie - good to hear the physio has sorted out some kind of plan.
OO - congrats to Junior OO. Hope the celebrations went well.
GD - good hilly running and congrats to junior GD too.
PMJ - cracking A level results - well done to #3.
Birch - never tried the Cleveland Way, but I'm sure it's very nice. Good 16 miler.
Lorenzo - all the best to elder Lorenzito - seems far too many years ago that I headed off to Manchester! Still time to peak for Abingdon.
Badbark - congrats on the HM PB - sub 80 very soon!
Jools - nice time for the 10k and good progress. Still another 20 in the bag.
SJ - That sounds like one crazy event! Well done.
PJF - Glad you're okay after your sugar levels went so low. Great 10 wi. 5 @ LT.
Speedy - good hilly running in Derbyshire.
Abbers - sounds like a good week in the Lakes.
My last three weeks look like I've been tapering for a marathon - but I'm certainly not in peak condition! 12 weeks till the Autumn Shakespeare, so LT/Endurance Mesocycle started today with 10 inc. 5 @ LT.  Didn't manage to get anything under 7m/m:-
warm-up 9:19, 8:24, 8:04, 7:27
LT: 7:00, 7:04, 7:04, 7:03, 7:03
warm-down: 8:12
However, I did note that my GPS was measuring my usual 1 mile circuit of the park as 0.95 miles, so normally I would have had those LT miles logged as 6:4x most probably. Hmmmm. Heart rate stats: 158 avg, 176 max.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 06:39

Hello everyone. Arrived back safely on Friday evening after a long slow journey from Cornwall.
Catch-up Part I (6th-12th Aug)
Speedy - MT podium double win! Sounds impressive.
GD - good track session. Probably right about the cumulative effect on your legs. Insoles seem to be worth it.
SJ - speedy stuff. And a fun day out. You love those multiple pace sessions, don't you?!
Bike It - good news on the calf. Cornwall is a certainly a good place for some strength training! Good MP session.
Birch - shame about the tickets. Good running though.
VTr - hope the cut-back week helps boost your energy a bit. Although after that 22.6 miler sounds like you've got plenty! Impressive mileage.
Badbark - great parkrun! Must be the Donegal marathon this weekend? All the best. Wow! Cracking track racing! Oh and hope the HM went okay too!
OO- nice parkrun and congrats on the prizes in Darlington.
Poacher - enjoying the reports from Africa!
Jools - 21 miler the day before 3 track races! Well done.
marrows - good base building.
PMJ - nice restrained parkrun and a good 12 miler.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 06/08/2015 at 07:18

GD - enjoy the running!
Badbark - good dry run.
VTr - good sneaking.
PMJ - good lunchtime running.
Rest and last day at work for a bit....

Sub 3h15

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 06:44

SJ - good speedwork on the dreadmill.
9 slow miles this morning with a haircut break near the end Will probably have a rest day tomorrow and then off early doors on Friday - hurray!

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