Posted: 03/03/2014 at 15:27
WJH, it's a shame when it all seems to go wrong on race day. There'll be others when it all goes well though. I was meant to be doing road relays in a couple of weeks, but half the team is injured, so not sure about that. I'm in no rush to race until fitness is properly back. Have considered maybe doing a couple of halfs as training runs.
Bob. Excellent result. I felt a bit of lactic reading your report. Best way to find out what type of MD runner you are is to obviously compare times across 400, 800 and 1500. Of course, it's not always as simple as being either a 400 or 1500 type, although it strangely often seems to be. 10 lbs to lose to get backto pre-injury weight and probably another 7 before I get to peak racing weight.
Great stuff, Duck. Confirming that no smackdown should take place between us any time soon. You should switch back to 800/1500 with your endurance gains this last year.
Hoppy, I had my marathon athlete do a nice LT session yesterday to really test him: 3 easy; 3 @ LT; 2 easy; 2 @ LT; 2 easy; 1 @ LT; 5 easy. He seemed to handle it without too many issues.