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Overstrained with 5 weeks to race day.

Posted: 19/03/2013 at 19:34

JB - tried to message you but your profile isn't set-up to receive private messages.


Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 12/02/2013 at 15:01


It's worth giving some consideration to some track racing this summer.  You're in good form, injury free and have really solid endurance.  You're in an ideal spot at this time of the year.  Endurance / threshold we can de-emphasise a little and just maintain it whilst adding in faster work. As you move down to do some 5ks we'll be doing some more 3k and 1500m pace stuff anyway and I think the different training and fresh test of track racing would be good for you long term. 

You're mullering all the workouts anyway and I think some new tests are in order - the body can get too used to one 'type' of training and sometimes needs a shock or two to continue the improvement.  It's always best to go into these things in good form rather than being forced into it by poor form.

As for the track 10k - rather you than me, but we can fit it in easily enough!!


Realistic or just plain stupid

Posted: 04/02/2013 at 13:44

RunShonaRun - sorry if I wasn't clear, I think it better to start running after you've lost some weight, rather than run to lose weight.  As you say running is a more efficient method of weight loss for losing weight, but carries significant risk of injury for the overweight.  You can bike and walk for a lot longer for the same level of fitness and do so without risking impact injuries.  It's not as efficient time-wise but less risky so that's why I recommended it. 

Realistic or just plain stupid

Posted: 04/02/2013 at 13:00


My advice would be to walk and bike for 2 months until you've got your diet and weight under control.  Running can wait, the focus should be on developing good eating and exercise habits.  A stationary bike would be the safest method and allows the volume to be more limited by willpower than threat of injury.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 03/02/2013 at 20:51
The Bus wrote (see)

That's some pot hunting 

Nice to see you posting M - just don't make it need a major milestone form SG to bring you back each time 

51.6M for the week. Now a nice easy week in the run up to Wokingham, where I now expect SG to leave me for dead! 

Stevie - I might consider Silverstone as well if you are thinking of making the trip down...

Cheers, hopefully I'll have time / reason to pop in here next Sunday!  Hope you have a good race at Wokingham, might turn up to heckle - not sure yet.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 03/02/2013 at 17:28

Well done SG - I'm relieved you got the sub-35 off your back!

RW Forum Six – Sub 2.50 Kier with Parkrunfan

Posted: 27/12/2012 at 17:03

I really like the alternating pace session BR mentioned.  I tend to try and fix part of it at marathon pace / effort (depending on your preference) and increase the other pace and reduce the length of the work intervals to make it more difficult.  I tend to cap the quality portion to 50 minutes.  Was it Horwill who had someone alternating a lap of the track at MP and a lap at 5k? 

It's magic for improving perceived effort and, if I remember correctly, helps the body use lactate as fuel.

 YD / Keir - recovery is completely individual - I'd graduate the session so you can start at something you know is comfortable and move it along.  You have to feel the limitations in a session like that imo - something like 5:00 @ HMP / 5:00 @ easy for and hour would be a good spot to start.  Then 7:30 hmp / 2:30 easy etc or 5:00 hmp / 5:00 steady.

PRF's method of identifying key sessions and backfilling the rest of the week is a great idea.  I'd try and make the number 1 and 5 sessions progressive in nature of difficulty by from session to session by fiddling with the structure assuming you feel just as ready before each session.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 24/12/2012 at 22:32
Barry Baubles wrote (see)

Minni/Brol -  Nice long ones, are you following the same plan?

No, their hangovers tend to be on completely different days!

Chick - looking good there!

RW Forum Six – Sub 3.30

Posted: 24/12/2012 at 22:31
Minni wrote (see)
Oh god this is not looking good for me. I don't really have the killer instinct and feel if someone's better than me then I'm happy to let them have it!

Raw turkey tomorrow and you have to catch it yourself.

The Road to Paris - On a Plateau - Asics Target 26.2 Training

Posted: 24/12/2012 at 12:53
Barnsley Runner wrote (see)

Maybe the people who developed the Asics training app have some more up-to-date knowledge than that coach of 30 years standing with a string of 2:2x marathon runners and county standard athletes on his books?

It was mentioned earlier in the thread that the Asics plans were developed from the latest Japanese research - which would be a complete about face from the usual way of doing things over there!  

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