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Sorry the hammies are still grumbling, Bus, and your son is under the weather. 640 emails is a right kick in the arse! Circus skills sounds impressive though.
Very impressive to avarice below 8 pace on that kind of rolling route, Jools. Good going. Will you do many more 20s/further? So, so good you can get on the track. Good going to have a fast youngster on your books.
Sounds good, Reg. I am looking forward to the days of family being big enough to do some proper exercise. Although we are getting there. I just ran around our little block whilst my daughter scootered. Classic going to bed delaying tactics. And it meant my neighbours got to see my pyjamas - oh dear.
With the Adios 5, SC, my first thoughts were that they were a little bigger. But I think that is just the wider Adidas stripes that were playing visual tricks. I agree the feel as light, nippy and responsive as ever.
SG - talking of keen race filing, my father in law has a printed table of all of his 50 odd half marathons. Incredibly, we have the same PB to the second. Genuinely interesting to look at his peaks and troughs vs age/having kids/promotion.
Windy grassy reps today, donning the Adios for the first time since the grumbly Achilles. Not fast, but a solid session: 3 x 4:30 (3:00 jogs), 2 x 3:45 (2:30). 9.9M all in at 7:45 pace.
Stevie G said:
The SG Moraghan training thread would just like to distance itself from the comments of the above poster. This thread does not condone such views.
Stevie G said:
7 1/2 hour session is pretty maniac. It fits in with some of the ultra videos I'm for some reason watching on youtube at the moment. All borderline ironic/ridiculous when today's mere 8 miler felt pretty knackering. Probably a reaction to flooring it on the grass reps yesterday, and underdoing the fuelling.
Impressed you can even register what is on your watch at 4 minute pace, SG. Rapid.
Hammies sound a continued ball ached, Bus - to weirdly confuse a metaphor. Agree with Jools - some straight leg deadlifts with some kind of weight should help - use anything, box of books, small child, Wine Society delivery.
Some comically named sections, Reg. I don’t know your descents, but some of the TriX ones are pretty technical - especially if it is lashing it down.
Easy 8M around around the racecourse on Tuesday - nice trails. Doesn’t seem a tough route on paper, but I always seem to struggle a little with this.
8M easy on the roads yesterday lunchtime. Felt wind doing my standard buggy loop without a buggy. Like it was for everyone, very hot. Definitely a little burnt from having a vest on.
Pulled the trigger and updated my Shepperdine entry (25th April) to marathon. Thought I would do this now as they are 80% sold out in the marathon, but only 65% in the half. Will give it one more long run next week before making a definite decision.
Slightly sore nips last week’s long run, so wore plasters this morning - with yellow unicorns be the only available 😆. First dawn chorus in a very long time today, with a 5:10am kick off.
75 minutes easy, heading into town for the first time in months. An incredible amount of boozing litter in Montpellier Park - must have been some party last night. Probably only missed in by a short while.
Then into 3 x 15 mins MP effort, 15 easy. First on block was uphill into the wind (good planning, Hand). About 7:10 uphill then 6:30 down 😆. Easies were about 7:20 pace, with the next two ons at about 6:55.
All in 2h45, 22.4M with 600ft climbing at 7:23 pace. Pleasing, although marginally alarming that it was only 10s/M faster than last week’s 20 with a buggy - and for significantly more effort! I guess the early start was a shock to the system.
Will look for 3h total time on feet next week - with 4 x 20 mins at MP effort, depending on levels of energy/fatigue. Quite enjoying a compressed marathon campaign!
Stopped posting a while back mainly because I had nothing interesting to say