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Posted: 27/07/2016 at 11:21

Interesting, VtR - sounds like hard work!

Local 5K for me last night, and felt the lingering effects of my cold as my chest tightened on the last lap.  Bit disappointed with only just ducking under 19 mins, but pleased that the legs don't really feel like they raced at all, so it was definitely far from flat out.  Fingers crossed for some Pavey-esque improvements once I'm over the cold!

Sub 3

Posted: 27/07/2016 at 11:18

Local 5K last night, and the lingering effects of the cold showed: just dipped under 19 mins and the chest felt very tight over the 3rd lap.  Still, the legs were reassuringly fine for 5M recovery run this morning, so at least I know what the problems were!

Good luck with your racing, Padams.

Sub 3

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 19:45

Chicago this year, Sue.  All a bit bittersweet: supposed to be with boyfriend, who is American and did his PhD there, but we have since separated.  Still, best foot forward and I will still enjoy exploring the US for the first time!

Sub 3

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 12:37

SueC: I saw your good news on FB.  So lovely, and welcome back!  Sounds like a sensible rehab plan.

DanA: rather you than me.  Congratulations on only a dozen falls, by the sounds of things.

Wardi: I usually do the 18 week P&D but am playing around with things this time.  Slightly derailed by doing a light 4 weeks ahead of the 12 week build-up due to injury/illness/life stress, but we shall see.  It'll effectively be 10 hard-ish weeks and then a 2 week taper, which I reckon is enough to make real fitness gains (thankfully!).  If it doesn't work, back to 18 weeks for VLM 2017.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 06:51

Well done, Slokey.  Sounds like you had to dig very deep during the run - chapeau!

Have a nice holiday, Moof.  Don't rush into any decisions.

Just about to head off for a recovery run.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 06:36
Sorry to hear that, Moof. Good luck Slokey.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 13:57

Hello, thread.  I've been AWOL for a week or so due to a combination of work, a few days away in France at a wedding and a bit of lurgy induced self-pity.  Still, it looks like I'm on track to finally manage 6 sessions this week, which marks week 1 of my 12 week Chicago build up.

Sub 3

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 13:54

Greetings, thread.  Sorry I have been AWOL: combination of work, 5 days away in France for a wedding and self-pity due to being mildly lurgied just after I'd got over a calf niggle.  Still, this week has been a lot better, so thought I'd show my face.  Fingers crossed I will actually get 6 runs in this week, which marks the start of my 12 week Chicago build up.

Sub 3

Posted: 03/07/2016 at 21:01

3,000m for me as part of 10 miles.  Ran in trainers as a precaution and felt pretty comfy running 10.52: 6s slower than pb and 3s slower than season's best, but pleased that the calf held up and I can get back to training next week

Sub 3h15

Posted: 03/07/2016 at 21:00

Well done, Poacher - sounds like tough work but worth it!

Calf survived the 3,000m, albeit in trainers not spikes.  10.52 is 6s slower than my pb and 3s slower than my season's best, so a reasonable result. 

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