Will Cross 2

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Posted: Yesterday at 13:01

Carter, pretty sure Mrs Will thinks I'm dashing - she did marry me after all, although we had 2 kids by the time I proposed so I suppose she might have felt compelled in some way good point about the carbs - i'll just eat loads of carbs and not worry to much about the numbers. pizzas for lunch it is!

Nell, that hansons plan is full on it isn't it. But it seems to work a treat judging from your and Carl's races recently..

Ali, nice 9 miler there, good distance and pace..

Thanks carl, must stick to the plan... might write it on my hand!

Did 1.5m easy this am with a 100m stride thrown in.. that's it now till Edinburgh on Sunday. eek... FC looks ok except lots of rain now forecast between 7am and 1pm.. I'll still take that over high temps and sun. wind doesn't look too bad..

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 14:53

Carter, a mere 47... and getting faster! excellent work. I'm a dashing 38 myself but often feel like I'm in my late 40s especially when the kids are playing up etc! re the race strategy - yes indeed, mile 1 @ 8'20 then drop to 8'05 (don't mind this drifting either way by a second or 2) and hold for as long as possible. See what's occurring at mile 20 if I get that far at target pace... nice Saturday/Monday combo of runs there - that 16 miler sounds a bit a grim so well done for getting it done..

Nell, oh yes. am ticking away here for sure. Yeah I will carb load but it's physically impossible to fit in the suggested volume of carbs I think - roughly 600g per day for 3 days (based on 8g per kilo x 75 kilos). it adds up to around 6 normal size pizzas which just isn't happening even with mixing up food groups and regular eating. I will munch away though on bananas, raisins, brioche and energy bars in between meals come Friday/Saturday! fingers crossed for a gentle breeze on sunday! quite a big run there 5 days out from the marathon - take it easy - oh and enjoy Germany, but not too much

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 22:29

Carl, am trying not to think about Sunday too much as I do start to get the jitters a bit! Great work on your 10k pb, 28 seconds faster than mine

ali, excellent work on your 10k pb as well. Not sure what to say about the distance? Maybe gps coverage a bit dodgy? Did you stick close to the shortest line? I wouldn't worry about it too much, take the pb for sure unless you are officially told otherwise

nell, how is the foot today? Weather fc looking good for us, bit of rain and 10c. I would 100% take that! I would think of you German trip as an uber carb loading session...

just did a couple of miles today with some strides thrown in... A couple of minor (hopefully) niggles to contend with but figure it's the body healing itself during the taper...

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 22:26

Ps, thanks for your support re cutting the mileage. Seems everybody thinks it's fine and hence its been an easy decision to scale it back and the correct one I think. Your hm sounds like very good training. Glad the wildlife reports are back, I'd been missing them!

ali, hope the sore throat etc has buggered off by now?

how are you feeling today carl? More recovered? 

Carter thanks for you thoughts and encouragement re the mileage as well. Oh my god totally, got to be able to enjoy your food and bbqs. I think any sort of diet should be banned period! Without wishing to sound rude how Old are you? Feel free not to tell me, just curious!

nell, yes a 16 wk plan. Good to know it is usual to feel v tired at the end pre taper! Encouraging weather report... ! glad you seem to be ok injury wise and will be running it. 2 turkeys in the shop window although im more of a fat goose really 

Am having a wee dram, does that count as carb loading? 

did 3.8 miles this morning. Did a couple of quicker miles first one of whic was around MP but found myself running sub 7'40 pace and finding it easy so had to consciously slow down to 8mm which was v encouraging in terms of the taper. Weather fx looking good for Edinburgh, fingers crossed

have nice weekends everyone

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 17:18

Hi Nell - well my weekly average mileage was about 30. about 3 weeks back I had 2 really hard weeks which wiped me out somewhat. My taper started Saturday and I had to stop 8 miles in to an MP pace run (was meant to be 12 - I did end up doing 11 but had to rest for 5 mins after the 8 mile mark)

All of which is to say that my body is clearly tired so I have massively scaled the mileage back but am trying to keep intensity

Did 21 miles last week. this week will be only 11.5 (!!!) - I'm doing 5 miles on Friday (rather than 10 as per my plan) with some quick strides and 3 or 4 of the 5 at MP and then next wk just a couple of 2 mile runs Mon & Wed with 100m strides thrown in

I'm definitely starting to feel a bit more recovered so hopefully slashing the mileage will help me/be a good thing?!

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 14:47

Carter - just a thought but if you are back on that protein diet maybe your body is adjusting to that again as well as recovering from the marathon?

Ali - am desperate for it to just happen now. hate the waiting around taper period! Your easy pace seems to be getting quicker and quicker?!

Sounds like your foot is nearly there Nell, are you going to taper down a bit again this wk and next for Edinburgh?

Did 3 miles at lunch: 2 steady and 1 quicker (10k pace) mile... ho hum...

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 11:41

By the way everyone, I feel a little bit like the last turkey in the shop window now

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 20:14

do they not have cameras running at beginning and end so they can also verify by race number against the clock carl? That is bloody annoying but doesn't affect your achievement at all, remember that

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 17:31

Hope you're basking in the glory today Carl and that the DOMS aren't too bad..

3 steady miles and 2 x 400m on the track at lunch today.. taper madness approaching...

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 22:46

That is a truly fantastic time on such a hilly course and in the heat mate. Really really well done. Really deserved as well, you have put in the miles and then some.. Bet the beer tastes good tonight. Enjoy chap! 

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