Posted: 05/10/2014 at 21:39
Evening All - crazy September mileage you guys.
AL_P - insane 400 odd!
Selbs, nice long run - had a similar successful long run today - hows the calf/Achilles area this evening?, nothing fell off for me although I will probably feel it tomorrow, just over 21miles at 7.25 average which included some fast miles in the middle blasting round the outer Hyde Park Route. It was the Heathside club run, and me and another guy with marathons soon, wanted to open it up for a bit with some miles in the 6s. As with all those runs it involves climbing a steep hill with lots of miles in the legs (today from 17 miles Fitzjohns Ave - Heath Street - White Stone Pond).
That's it now, I'm into a 2 week taper of a short training plan. I've had a couple of 19 milers, and 3 x 20+. No interval training, but some ok steady runs with surges, plenty midweek 10 milers, commute doubles, 2 good halves, a good 10k and a good parkrun. It's been consistent mileage and running most days - but not high mileage - peaked in the 60s. We'll see. AL_P enquired into my Abingdon target a couple of weeks back. I'm not really targeting as such - working off the mindset that if I run smart i'll get an ok result. Go off fairly relaxed and then try to wind it up gradually if I feel steady. With a recent 1.25 half and 39.30 10k - and the miles in my legs I suppose I'm knocking on the door of 3 hours at best but I will not be gunning for a 2.59 at all costs! Getting a 3:0X:XX on the board would be nice. Need to run less then 3:05:37 to get a PB - that'd be nice.
I will target the sub3 at my next marathon in the spring, planning to have a rest after Abo and then join the Tuesday track sessions with Heathside. Keep that mileage base on the gentle rise so that I can put in higher miles for the winter campaign, that might give me a more realistic chance of achieving it. Anyway - it's all very well talking the talk - got to put my money where my mouth is.
Nice 35 min10K CW
Would like to meet fellow threaders at Abingdon - say hello before you disappear into the distance