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Yes, picking things up nicely. I went out at 8am yesterday and did the 7, on my favourite hilly route. Started out with an 8.48 and every mile came in about 20s quicker so ended with a 6.35. It was pretty tough going by the end.
We had some amazing lightening last night. It was bizarre, no thunder or rain just continuous for about 90 mins in that there was an almost permanent strike going on. Did nothing to clear the air mind.
Im shattered from poor sleep due to it. Just doing a turbo session today over lunch. At least my garage will be reasonably cool.
Today is horrific. I have looked at air con. Apparently though these Dyson units which are about £400 are a pretty decent bit of kit.
Alehouse, there was no indication on the manc mara website about when it would open up and for how many etc. I have thought for a few years i'd like to give it a go but London has always been on the cards. It'd present a pretty easy weekend for me as no expo, 80 min drive etc, plus my brother in law and family live up there so we could make a bit of a weekend of things.
You'll know the start and end areas no doubt, Alehouse? I am thinking so not to get caught short of booking a premier inn for that weekend as they are all now refundable with 28 days notice. Heres a list of Manchester ones that weekend, would you mind having a look and letting me know which is best located for race?
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Andrew, yes I've seen a few races creeping in there. I wouldn't do a mara enough justice now this year after my downtime to justify the taper, recovery and so on. I'm in no hurry to race, though the Derby 10m mid November I have half an eye on.
Pyramin intervals lunchtime on the bike. I was sweating just from sitting down working this morning. I now cant stop despite a cold shower. My t shirt is drenched.
I'll be interested to hear the costings Andrew.
Tempo at lunchtime, still building these up very slowly. Last week was 3 x 1m off 1 mile easy, today was 4 x 1m off 0.5m easy. I should have gone out earlier as by lunchtime the sun had come out. Anyway splits were 6.37, 6.28, 6.26 and 6.31.
I do need to be careful not to run the paces I want tempo pace to be mind as opposed the effort required for the session as I was working pretty hard in the last half a mile as opposed to how I tend to do these tempos where I am almost at a cruise effort. Though i'll let the warmth and humidity suck up some blame for the effort levels at the end.