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J gav a conversion of half mara x 2 plus 10-12 minutes is fairly normal if properly trained, so a low 1.30 half is well in the mix for a 3.15 mara.
I'd be glad I missed that one also, J-Gav!!
Andrew, I just train as normal after a raced parkrun. I am a bit heavy legged on the sunday but it wouldn't stop me doing a 20 for example. I then crack on as usual from the Monday.
Just some gym stuff for me tonight as legs still don't really feel up for too much running.
J gav a conversion of half mara x 2 plus 10-12 minutes is fairly normal if properly trained, so a low 1.30 half is well in the mix for a 3.15 mara.Just some gym stuff for me tonight as legs still don't really feel up for too much running.
Hope daughter recovers quickly DT and the rest of you avoid catching it! I bet if she'd have brought that into the house the week before York you'd have moved out for a few days!!
3.5 miles for me last night - first 2 miles felt good, but the legs got a bit heavy towards the end. I put it down to a bit of fatigue from the tempo session the night before, combined with the fact I am suffering with a fairly heavy cold so perhaps not getting enough oxygen into the system at the moment! Oh well, it is out of the way - hopefully tonight's run will feel a bit better!
Sensible call JGav. 9 miles is still a good stint.
Enjoy your holiday DT - hope the weather is kind to you!
JGav - can't remember exactly how long ago your HM was, but could it be that you just need a week of much lower mileage to allow the calves time to recover? I tend to be more cautious than most I accept, but I would personally have a week of about 50% my normal mileage in the week after a race just to avoid the risk of injury/overtraining? What was your average weekly total in the 6 weeks prior to the HM?
It might also tie in to the discussion we were having last week about training to current fitness paces as opposed to 'hoped for' paces.
Only you know how you feel though.
A combination of niggles and holidays seem to mean it is very quiet in here this week. Hope all are well - good luck to any other fellow racers this weekend!
4 easy miles for me last night. Rest day today.
Parkrun tomorrow morning on the course where I set my pb back in 2015 on the only occasion I have run that course before. It is further away from the in-laws than another parkrun and it doesn't seem worth the extra drive unless I feel close to pb form, so I haven't done it again since.
I wouldn't say that I necessarily expect a pb, although it may be possible, but would think that something close to it could be achieved. Would be happy with anything sub 21 (pb is 20.42), but so long as it is below 21.20 it will be my fastest 5k in over 3 years.
Hoping the weather plays ball and it isn't too windy.