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I'll be having a few easy days with just a few shorter easy paced runs and then I'll get back into doing a session on Friday. I have a few things coming up that will interrupt training (or, at least, mean that I have to be a bit creative to get all the sessions in!) but hope to get at least enough miles and enough sessions in this month overall. Am planning a parkrun at the beginning of November (hoping to go sub 21) and then begin to taper for the 10k race 2 weeks later.
I forgot to say, well done in the HM DT - sounds like it turned out as you planned.
Also, well done on the parkrun Dan, your times are heading in the right direction!
Alehouse, I saw Hannahs Berlin time previously, not sure where. She is certainly going well! Sounds like you had a reasonable run.
Well done, Andrew. So that was just sub 7mm pace then assuming it was accurate distance?
Nice session and parkrun, Dr Dan. You might just surprise yourself in Yorkshire!
5 at recovery yesterday gave me 218 for the month which is my highest ever, beating Julys 217. This last 3 months is by far the highest 3 month cycle I have had posting 637 miles. Compare 475 Jan-March and 430 July-September 2017. Fingers crossed it delivers!
Yep, 6.58 average pace. It certainly wasn't a short course (watch measured 5.10!) unless the Garmin was waaaay out.
That's great mileage DT. Enjoy (!) the taper.
Yes that is an option for you, Dr Dan. Though 26 miles at 9mm will still take a good week to recover i'd have thought.
Some more mp practice yesterday on my usual 5 mile loop. Splits came out 6.45, 6.47, 6.47, 6.47 and 6.45. I don't think I'll have any excuse if I pace Yorkshire poorly. The best thing was however how ridiculously comfortable the pace felt. HR was only at 154 average. Everything just felt good yesterday.
My last long run tomorrow of 10 miles. Earlier than i'd like but it was Thursday or next Monday. Planning parkrun blast Saturday, though it's now looking a bit wet.
Well done JGav, sounds like the mojo is returning?
DT - hope the last MLR went well. How's the long range forecast looking for race day?
I've done 3 easy runs this week to recover from Sunday and, guess what? My knees have both felt really painful last night and this morning for some reason. Better this afternoon, but I'm not stupid enough to risk trying my planned tempo session on them tonight, so will have an additional rest day this week. Better to play the long game and hopefully be fit enough to do my long run on Sunday.
Sounds promising, Andrew. jgav, good work. Bizarrely on my parkrun whilst I was in 4th and would usually expect to be on my own the 2nd and 3rd placed runners were with me whole way with 2nd finishing 7 seconds ahead and 3rd a couple of seconds ahead of me. I found it much more helpful trying to stay in touch with them than battling away on my own.No running today and there won't be much this week really.
4th week in a row with an early morning 3 mile run on a Tuesday, and it is starting to feel a little less like a slog. You never know, I might extend it to 4 miles over time! Seriously though, I really don't think my body is designed for early morning running, no idea how people get out for a long run before work.
There is supposed to be a little bit of an Indian summer over the next few days - hope it cools down again for the weekend racers.
Andrew, same here. I huff my way through morning runs. I am increasingly concerned by this Indian summer. The heightened temps on the forecast have now extended into Saturday. Jgav with it only being a half an easy 8 or 9 won't hurt tonight and will contribute to the later half. I guess it's a matter of what your body is used to but for a half I'd just long run as normal the weekends before up to about 13 miles.
yes it's fine right now, Dr Dan. My concern is the warm weather forecast has extended to Saturday. one more nudge and Sunday becomes a 20c affair. 5k at mp tomorrow then 4 with strides Thursday or Friday.
It's magic, j-gav! It always amazes me when I do 4 or 5 miles at half pace and I am hammered then come race day I manage the first 10 at that pace without too much bother.
Same with mp. I wouldn't fancy doing 13 at mp on my own, but doing it in a half and it becomes a very pleasant trot.