Posted: 23/01/2016 at 16:15
BI, excellent race and congrats on the sneaky PB! You are right...the subLT sessions are key ingredient for me. I'm actually doing 2 of those sessions per week now.
Gul, excellent LR. You seem to be hitting your paces well these past few weeks.
GD, nice LR from you too.
OO, nice park running (per your usual)
KR, that 11.5 w/the 400 hills sounds like a tough session. MIght have to try it!
Lorenzo, great scramble to get the miles in today and good week's volume.
MsE, I have questions about how to prepare for Boston as well. my SubLT route is downhill first half and uphill second (out and back). Am hoping this will help but probably need to do striders downhill, etc.
CC2, congrats on the win!
Got my first 20 miler in today. Good energy the whole way round and core pretty good so very satisfied with that. 69 miles for the week off 6 days running with 2 subLT sessions and strides on one of the easy runs. I think my body had adapted to the mileage and speedy stuff now. Although these miles feel like they count more because of the weather. For example, my subLT runs were done in very windy, ~17 F days. Today's LR was at 2 F. My wife asked if it was snowing out when I returned because I was covered with snow (which was actually frost from my perspiration). I just pointed at the thermometer and she rolled her eyes (and said, as usual, you're crazy!). Considering half the run was in pitch blackness I'm not sure I can disagree! Only casualty today was my big toe. Got a nasty blister under a rather large callus there (SJ, it really is a thing of beauty). Popped it and dissected skin and part of callus away. I have a short week coming up (going to St. Thomas!) and this may cause some havoc getting miles in before we leave.
Had a work deadline dropped combined with a huge project going in last week so tonight it's cocktails and a sleep in tomorrow. Ah, yes, life's simple pleasures.