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My Last Run

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 21:36

interesting pewpewpew... maybe following your instincts is the answer

Me- 10 miles with the middle 6 at tempo pace. Not very consistent splits and not as fast as last week..

My Last Run

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 23:04

4 x 1 mile reps this morning at 6am. Found it pretty tough.  

My Last Run

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 14:33

Yesterday was 6 miles easy, bringing last week's total mileage on foot to 44.  

55 quid for a half marathon

Posted: 05/02/2016 at 22:20
Stilts wrote (see)
Where are all these London half marathons for 20 quid?

here OK technically Essex, but on the central line. Excellent, well organised half


My Last Run

Posted: 05/02/2016 at 13:40
You seem to be building up again really well Cal. It can be pretty gruelling training for a marathon as there is little room for manoeuvre and you need to do a lot of miles. But perversely it is really satisfying too pushing yourself through it. I love the training as much as the race itself although it is exhausting.
Me- 18 miles this morning mainly on the canals. The first seven with friends, and the last 11 took in two herons, plenty of fat moorhens, at least 5 alkies and the Olympic park. Enjoyed it and felt pretty strong. I am quite ahead of schedule with my long runs too so feel I can afford to build up speed and strength.

My Last Run

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 21:01

Good miles JT

Last night was 10 miles, with the middle 6 at tempo pace. Today was a cheeky 4 mile recovery run cos it was parent's evening at work and I needed to pop out for a trot to get me through it

My Last Run

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 22:56

Great running Cal

Strangely- training is going OK. I am not yet at the speed I was this time last year, but am working hard with two really good quality speed sessions a week, and last year was just a rather half hearted attempt at any speed work without the discipline I'm showing this year. Also I'm cross training well with 1 or 2 each of a swim and cycle session on top of 4 instead of 5 runs. I am hoping this will pay dividends and that I will be able to get near to last year's time or even, if all goes perfectly, a sub 4. What is your target for this year?

Today started at 5.30 with 6 x 1k repeats and ended with a swim session, which was thankfully focussing on arm strength

My Last Run

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 17:09

I hope you feel better now JT.  That headwind is a right fucker, and that alongside mud and sheeps piss seem like perfectly good reasons to feel knackered.

5 mile recovery run today

My Last Run

Posted: 29/01/2016 at 19:14

16 miles this morning on the River Lee down to the Olympic park- the first half of which was running against vicious head winds, which added a while new dimension.  A very steady pace of 10m/m which is way below my race target but I enjoyed it, felt strong and feel happy overall as I still have 10 weeks to go to improve on the pace.  Have been rediscovering the joys of stuffing my face all day following the long run whilst marathon training

My Last Run

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 22:18

Cal, don't be so hard on yourself. You're only just getting back to it and it will take a while.

Me- very happy with 10 mile run this evening, middle 6 at tempo pace of around 8.45. Felt pretty strong too. Hopefully if I stick with this new training regime, I'll be able to get near to (even improve??) last year's marathon time.  

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