Ryan Snell

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Posted: 30/08/2015 at 16:26
Quiet in here this weekend!!

4x2m in 11:30 on the treadmill today. Encouragingly low effort and heart rate.

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Posted: 29/08/2015 at 14:25

PPub - Monster session

TT - Good that the bug has gone and hope the swelling goes down soon.

Piscator - Were you wearing a HRM and was there any change during the quicker cadence/pace miles?

Did 6x800 on Thurs evening on the track. Was looking for 2:35's and ended up with 2:36,36,36,37,37,39. A little bit off but I had to run in lane 2 (lane 1 coned off) and it was a bit windy so was happy enough apart from the last one - thought I was flying the last 400 but evidently not! Very easy six yesterday and a day off today before 4 x 2m threshold on the treadmill tomorrow.



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Posted: 27/08/2015 at 10:27

Lev - Sub 2:25 - wow!

PhilP - Nice session with the metronome in full effect.

TT - Hope it settles down quick and you can get back to it

Piscator - Good progress.

Muss - Fingers crossed you're back soon.

Rest day on Tues then an easy 10+6 yesterday. 6x800m on the track this afternoon - hopefully around 2:35's but it's the first intervals for a while so we'll see.

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Posted: 24/08/2015 at 16:06
Wrote a long post and something went wrong!!

Muss - Healing vibes

PPub - Nice long run.

Lev - Good that Berlin is on and totally agree about Wanjiru.

CW - Good to see a full 26.2 with bells and whistles

CC2 - Agreed about the athletics. The fact that Gaitlin choked made it even more pleasing for me.

Piscator - Unusual cadence data! Nice Parkrunning.

Very easy 8 on Sat followed by a 9+5 double where I felt recovered from last week's big run. 13 @ 7:01 with a friend today so hopefully everything is back on track.

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Posted: 21/08/2015 at 21:22
CW - Interesting stuff about cadence. I was in no state to keep going. I definitely overcooked it with HR above what I expect it to be at MP. For whatever reason, I didn't feel good on the day and should not have attempted it really. 20 miles at greater than marathon effort was foolish but hopefully I've recover ok and get back on track.
Very gentle 8 this morning with no major complaints from the legs and similar planned for tomorrow.

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Posted: 20/08/2015 at 12:34
TT - Love reading your updates and blog. Keep it coming.

PP - Another sub-16 with dead legs and DNF demons is very impressive.

It was my 20@MP + 10secs this morning and it wasn't fun! Didn't feel great at the start but that's quite normal for me if I've carb loaded. First two miles were too quick (6:02's when aiming for 6:13) but managed to rein it in. Never settled into a rhythm and was always too slow or fast and never really comfortable. Started to get tired legs around 12 and a stitch around 14 and then felt close to bonking around 18. Ended up with a 6:16 so a touch slower than planned and HR was high - avg 167 when I expect MP to be 165. All in all a tough day and confidence drainer
I'm just very glad that you folks advised to to not attempt it at MP as that would not have been pretty ????

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Posted: 18/08/2015 at 20:43
Muss - Nice PB and well on target for Berlin given the relative profiles, IMO

PP/MsP - Excellent wins and pleasingly cheap Garmin

CW - 10 weeks of keeping quads 'hill tuned sounds like a lot of climbing

ES/PP - I like seeing cadence stats - I also don't consciously change anything. My easy runs are around 185 and faster stuff 190+ but I do have a long body and tiny legs!

TT - Very nice track session - it's so nice when things feel easy. I think you were very sensible to stop when you did - all too easy to try and cash in too much on a good feeling.

Doing a mini taper for my quick 20 on Thurs so 8 with 3 around threshold on the treadmill yesterday and an easy 6 today. Day off tomorrow then the 20 on the track on Thurs - dull but makes practising water/fueling easier snd no worries about avoiding cars and people.

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Posted: 16/08/2015 at 06:47
Good luck to Muss at the Kimbolton HM this morning.

I've decided to listen (for once!) and slow the run down a touch to MP+10secs

10+6 double yesterday and just off out for a slightly hungover 15 now.

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Posted: 14/08/2015 at 18:49
CW - Thanks for the concern There's no doubting that it's a big run and not without risks. I've found that with a mini-taper, carb-load, some in-run nutrition and 4/5 easy days afterwards, it seems to be ok. Recovery tends to be the same as racing a HM for me with the added mental boost of doing 3/4 of race distance at race pace.

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Posted: 14/08/2015 at 13:37
Piscator - I often do that as well - there's something satisfying about seeing 4:xx for once!
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