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Posted: Today at 09:36

I have to say I don't like the thought of how ludicrously early I would have to get up to fit in an even longer session, let alone actually doing said session. But the following week will be 6.214 miles at 10k pace with no recoveries.

Overdone it?

Posted: Today at 09:12

Oh, and actually popped in to report that today's session was the same as last week's (4 x 1 mile @ 10k pace) but with 400m steady recoveries instead of 800m.* I can't really see where this is supposed to progress to from here and am not sure I want to, but when I woke up at 6am I was so delighted that it wasn't pissing down with torrential rain as forecast that I almost didn't mind. In the end, it came out fairly similar to last week (5:58 average, or 5:57.5 if you want to be more precise and make me look faster), in spite of the shorter recoveries and less favourable wind conditions (diagonal cross-wind: all the fun of a headwind and very few of the benefits of a tailwind).

The recoveries were also slightly slower, because I forgot I was doing the fourth one (slightly pointless really after a final rep, but I always do it because I've usually programmed 4x (rep+recovery) into my garmin) until it was nearly over and it was almost too late to sprint to get it in the steady zone.

*Pete will no doubt disapprove, but I gave myself an extra 2 metres by using quarter miles.

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Posted: Today at 09:04

Gosh, yes, that is a good session, Pete. I think 7 reps off 60 secs counts as hardcore enough!

Marrows - there are four routes from my house to my office, some of which are partially the same, ranging from 9.7 to 10.4 miles and of varying degrees of hilliness. Sometimes I get the bus, but time spent sitting in a bus compared to (actually slightly less) time spent outside doing something energetic feels wasted while the weather is okay. I would probably run it once a week or so in winter when my mid-week medium-long run gets longer for marathon training but it'll take a bit of planning. I think I've found where there's a shower though. No to pacing as they don't seem to pay travel expenses and I live quite a long way from any of the kind of races they're likely to want pacers for. If I'm travelling to a race I'll want to race it.

Also, I agree with Lou. If you're chatting at half marathon pace it's too easy.

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Posted: Yesterday at 21:44

Erm, no, I keep meaning to sort out some driving lessons up here.  I should be able to arrange a lift with some people from my club. Otherwise I'll be looking for a last minute B&B as there is no bloody public transport on a Sunday. Grr.

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Posted: Yesterday at 21:10

Pay attention, Skinny. He is doing the Paisley 10k.

That'd be ace if you also did Stirling, Richard; would be nice to meet you.

I got lost on the way home from work like the kind of fool who can't follow a main road in a straight line, so ended up cycling closer to 13 miles than 10.5. Oops.

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Posted: Yesterday at 18:05

WAH! Xempo just e-mailed me a photograph of Phil wearing tiny green shorts.

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Posted: Yesterday at 16:21
muddyfunster wrote (see)

 if you have the urge to push on through a hard session .

Nope, never had that! I guess maybe I don't need one then.

My equivalent to the heart rate dropping over time for a given pace would probably be pace dropping over time for a given (perceived) effort level. Or vice versa. So for example what was a really tough LT run in the spring is now a manageable MP run.

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Posted: Yesterday at 16:00


PhilPub wrote (see)

But then I left my chest strap in a pub

(Bit late for HR trumps but my lowest resting HR I've seen is 36.)  

As you do...

(FFS Phil, I was winning that.)

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Posted: Yesterday at 15:33

I have never used heart rate to train, mainly because I am too idle to do a stress test and find out my max. But my question is: if you are used to running and have done various races, how different is it to running by feel? For example, mace's MP run was based on perceived effort and came out only slightly higher in HR terms than his actual marathons. If you train by pace and perception don't you get used to knowing what different intensities should feel like? Or does your HR feedback often surprise you?

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Yesterday at 14:27
Stevie see wrote (see)

SG, good to see those cheeky 5min HM/MP session are back, although not ramped up to the full 45

Some people are doing the full 45...

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