Posted: 22/05/2016 at 15:44
Well done Gul and Poacher! That sounded like a challenging course with some interesting weather mixed in. And loved the report, Gul. My 0.02 Gul, your next marathon should be in the autumn and flat! Then let's get you dialed in on your HR zones and training so on race day you can let your HR dictate your pace early on (and really up to 20 miles). I bet this could deliver you to 20 miles with a chance to power home strongly. Seems to me you are a speedy guy, especially after that really nice 10K this year, so I just wonder if it isn't all about keeping a proper lid on early in those races (and I know you have the mental toughness). Hard to tell on this one though as it is not a time-based course. And that is what makes a PB so special so congrats and thanks for sharing the journey. Was with you the whole way.
Poacher, you get some sort of award for you recent exploits!
BB, no words to describe my awe of what you do. SJ, I lump you into the same category. Lorenzo, don't worry, BB's exploits haven't diminished the huge respect for your recent miles Really looking forward to seeing how each of your A targets play out.
And good racing by lots of others since I last posted, in particular that blazing 10K OO. Am liking that progression of improvement Abbers and PMJ. Also, PMJ, give a holler when you are out to NH next. I'm collaborating with a biotech outfit down there so might find a reason to cross paths on your next visit. Birch, keep the wheels rolling!
BI, I missed earlier your job news. So sorry to hear and hope it leads to an even better opportunity. Also, am nervously awaiting to hear how your ITB plays out (especially after the epic training you've put in). Here is what helped me through with my issues http://strengthrunning.com/2011/02/the-itb-rehab-routine-video-demonstration/
My return to volume has gone well (mostly). Last week I was at 51 miles and had introduced a subLT session of 7 miles. This week was about the same but did a 9 mile subLT effort that was both quick and strong. But my heel played up a bit after my run the following day so took yesterday off. Will see how it responds today.