Posted: 16/08/2015 at 21:29
20M at MP for me is basically as hard as a marathon, even when doing it at a race. I wouldn't even come close to managing it on my own. Sounds like RS has thought about it though and is aware of the risks and how to manage them. I see you've modified the plan slightly now anyway - that would be on the verge of doable for me!
TT - very nice session. Presumably you are doing these intervals sessions on your own (given you are setting your own sessions)? Even more impressive if so as I lose a couple of seconds per lap on my own I reckon.
Jools - well done, never mind about the 2s, it's fairly arbitrary! (Although I was pleased to dip under 33 last weekend for no particular reason!) Well done on getting the 20M done too, all good training even if it didn't feel great.
Muss - massive PB, well done. Weird about the ear, have you had anything like that before?
CC2 - presumably you won?!
Matt - blimey, sub-2:40 in training! What's your target? I wouldn't suggest doing too many fast long runs, although a couple can be good for the confidence.
piscator - you've obviously still got a bit of speed then! Good session.
About 21.5M for me yesterday fairly slow (averaged around 7:40s I think), then cycled to Brighton today in a good of 12 of us - 105M-ish at around 19mph. Was really struggling to hang onto the group in the 3rd quarter of the ride, but then we stopped for refreshments, I nailed 500ml of Coke (the drink, not the drug) and a Mars bar and felt better by the time we had to climb Ditchling Beacon (nice climb).
Feel like a couple of easy days after that weekend combo!