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Great run Glenda looks like you are going to be closer to 2:50 than 2:55.
well done Glenda - that's a great half. Even sub 2:50 is possible off that.
It was windy down here (I did 10K) but sure it was much, much worse up North.
Wardi - What is the long range forecast for Hull next week ?
And what's the course like underfoot on these old railway sections ?
Oh great font of knowledge.
Yeh he's resulted to downhill marathons to banish his demons.
Good to hear about the course I had visions of cart tracks.
Mmmm wind was strong today our 23 miler wasn't the easiest.
You didn't fancy Norton today then probably wise considering conditions.
Some good news here, I managed 9 miles at a gentle 7:45 pace last night. No problems from the knee at the time. I think I'll say that it's too late tonight, and tomorow's a no go too. Then I've got a gym to play with for two days.
However, I'm still worried that it's all too close for comfort.
Good running today.
I would recommend not doing as far as 13 - 8 or 9 may do - if you want a good 20.
I think you will actually gain more endurance (and confidence) by running a good 20 miler rather than doing it tired
I actually feel much happier today then I did even yesterday, and that was a positive. Slept like a log, so ditched all ideas of a morning run. But this evening, I got me a tready and zoned out my head. 8 miles at 7:47 pace (GMP +60s) rolling straight into 3 miles at 6:52 pace (GMP). That's 1 hour 22 minutes lost to the world. 5 minutes of tapered warmdown from marathon HR 155 to about 110. Then the hard work session began. 15 minutes in the swimming pool trying to learn crawl. Does pool water consumption help rehydration?
Wardi, you are putting some good sessions in there, and getting the mileage up to Lydiard levels too. Grit your teeth with those short days, in the lead up to a race they really do pay off. Is Sunday's race going to be a Class A - semi-focus race, or are you going to try and nail it?
Chlorine is like an energy gel and so you will be able to swim for twice as long next time.
11 miles in total today with some quick running is enough for today so hope you have easier days over the next 2 days.
I always over-fuel and start too fat. Life eh?
No HM for me either. I'm beginning to display Yorkshire tendencies, what with the price of the Bath half. It's dearer than London.
Dragged 5 tired miles out of the bones this morning. The shock of 3 consecutive days training was starting to tell. Compensation was that I had a really fired up day at work.
Mmmm exactly how does one gird ones loins. No I don't want to know.
Blisters my wife says I am the tightest man she has ever met. She must be wrong as I have entered Wilmslow. Maybe we're not so tight in South Yorkshire.
Wardi see you tomorrow methiks you're in for a fast one with all this tapering.
Wardi- Best wishes for tomorrow. Any pacing strategy?
The niggle I had in my hip/groin seems to have finally gone. It appears a pair of supported shoes has done the trick. Had a gait analysis done and the bloke in the shop was horrified I was running in neutral shoes... oops!
Will maintain my mileage around 45 mpw, as its working so far with a little cross training top up.
Steve- Have splurged and am entering the Bath half (went to uni there, so am quite attached to this pricey event). Would you recommend much of a taper this week?
Also, I have one long run left (did this weekends today), on March 24th. What pace would you recommend?
Trust you have got over your cold and slipped into some training.
good that shoes situation has rectified your problem.
for Bath price I think I would do the course twice to get my money's worth.
Yes do taper - not too much hard running from Wednesday on. ie easier than schedule suggests from Thursday to Saturday
March 24th is 3 week before so you have to be careful not to run yourself into the ground. I would suggest maybe two hours slow at eight minute miles but then try to run at least 40-50 minutes at marathon pace when already tired.
thanks for asking my running has gone very well in last 2 weeks with reasonable 10K and speedwork though not sure re marathon yet. Hitting new age group very shortly and have a few other shorter races which may be better to focus on, though will have better idea after 3 hour run tomorrow and Hastings next week!